Rachel Zoe, the No-Show

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK BEGINS TODAY!!!  Although I’m excited to see all of the new collections from designers, there is one MAJ designer who is missing from this year’s line-up.  Rachel Zoe, aka my fashion spirit animal!  She has chosen to take more time to spend with her family (understandably – have you seen that adorable new little munchkin!)  and will be absent from the fashion craze in New York this season.  Although I’m a bit saddened by this,  I know that Rachel will come back better than ever next season.  However, she didn’t have to dangle the fashion goodness in front of everyone with this little sketch of what could have been an amazing collection!

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How chic!  How stylish!  How perfect!  Rachel, you owe us some MAJ pieces next season!

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Random Things (Shown Through Instagram Filters)

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A skinny vanilla latte – my go-to Starbucks beverage, with a cake pop.

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Bloomingdales on lunch break. This is my happy place.

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Favorite Wednesday night activity- watching Rachel Zoe accompanied by a glass of vino.

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A fabulous and yummy drink from Salt Creek Grille – a Bellini martini.

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Hanging outside since the weather finally got nice! And my puppy.

Rachel Zoe NYFW Spring 2013 Collection

                                                 

While I will wait to do a full write-up on all of the fashion shows of New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013, I needed to post about Rachel Zoe’s collection after seeing it today.  All I have to say is it was “totally maj” and she is a born designer!  The 70’s vibe – the flowy pieces, sequins, big floppy hats, cat-eye sunnies and just every perfect piece of her collection made it seem as if Zoe herself was walking down the runway.

                                                 

The muted pastel colors and black & whites displayed on everything from maxi dresses, minis, suit separates, shorts and jumpsuits gave off a relaxed, fun L.A. feel that will no doubt be seen EVERYWHERE this spring.  I need every piece of the collection ASAP, especially that animal print tuxedo jacket and pant set!  So “amaze” and seriously, how adorable was Rachel when she came out at the end of the show with her new bangs ‘do and glowy overall appearance!  “I died.” Love her!

                                                 

 

Welcome to the Wild West on Wednesday!

Okay, totally unplanned title but another unforeseen was the western trend flooding fashion blogs today!  OpenSky debuted Glamour’s “neo-western” inspired collection (with photo above) that included lots of gold and turquoise jewelry pieces  and Rachel Zoe chose her “cow-girl chic” accessory picks in The Zoe Report (some seen below).

                   

(from left to right: Alushia Sanchia Toledo Ring, $140, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Berkeley Bag, $475, B Brian Atwood Pallazo Boots, $795)

Both of these blogs shared their ideas of western flair showcasing fringe, cowboy boots, turquoise and lots of denim.  Below are some outfit pieces I chose that will make your inner cowgirl come out. Although each of these alone can give fashionistas a taste of the west, I wouldn’t advise wearing them all at once!

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Enjoy!
always FASHIONABLY kate