Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce offer up a Fall collection that's half chic, polished and inspired. The other half is adorned with cheesy stars and bold prints. The good half is menswear inspired, but also reminiscent of the large, unfitted and bubble shaped silhouettes present in many other Fall 2011 collections. That's not to say D&G's menswear inspired looks are without innovation--particularly sleeveless and cropped elements. Overall, they remind me of that girl who worked at the record store in Pretty In Pink. You know, the totally badass one.
My (guy) friends and I like to argue over whether Emma Watson looked hotter with long hair or short. I always vote short, but honestly, girlfriend looks pretty amazing no matter what these days. Its pretty awesome to see a former child star not quite stumbling around drunk and checking into rehab. With Emma, it seems like the best is really just yet to come (fashion wise, anyways.) And not for nothing, Emma's been the face of Burberry and has been involved in working with the Fair Trade brand People Tree. (Check out some fab pics of her People Tree looks HERE)
Reasons why I love Emma's look (and fierce hair!):
Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, Fall 2011 offers up a line almost entirely composed of coats. This is unsurprising since the founder of the company, Thomas Burberry was known for his iconic trench coat, and because Burberry, as a brand, is so darn good at making outerwear beautiful.
Bailey presents many different colours and silhouettes, all of which are reminiscent of both the 1960s London look and the exquisite saturation and apparent quality that the brand is known for.
Jennifer Hudson was another red carpet favourite. She showed off her new svelte figure in a beautiful deep blue Versace. At the same time, I'd say its about time for Jennifer to bring this weight-loss to an end, because she looks amazing, but could seriously take things too far. (Read: Star Jones too far.)
I cannot believe I haven't mentioned how much I'm loving Kelly Osbourne these days. She is looking so fabulous! Although only a few Grammy red carpet looks are popping up online so far, hers really impressed me. Loving the lilac, which is helping to remind me that spring might really be on its way!
Although I sometimes find myself perusing the Neiman Marcus website at 1am by cellphone light, or flipping through the pile of Marie Claire and Vogue magazines cluttering my coffee table, I do love to bring myself back down to earth by immersing myself in apparel I can actually afford to buy (without going homeless).
I love Costa Blanca. I cannot tell if the line made me decide that I want to be wearing light, dreamy floral dresses and faded denim jackets all summer, or if I knew that all along, and the brand happened to offer them. Either way, I found myself prancing around my local CB, trying not to buy anything (the whole Paris trip thing is turning into a bit of a money-suck), and lamenting "water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink." Not to worry though, I've been plotting a whole host of get-rich-quick schemes to keep the shopping habit alive. And, as I said, at least Costa Blanca is fashion I can afford. In theory.