Friday, September 10, 2004

New York Fashion Week - Day 2

Carolina Herrera - So elegantly gorgeous and sexy. She's never too flash, but much too vibrant to be boring. Plenty of lace and bows to make me ache, but not too sugar-sweet to make a girl look like a joke. Photos 1, 40, 41, 45 are my favorite.

Bill Blass - Demure is definitely the key word. The styles are simple and classic, but maybe a tad *old*? Photos 13 and 20 are nice in a very Oscar de la Renta way. The evening ware is a great improvement as I see a lot of 50s-style Givenchy - what I dream of wearing to a very formal dinner party (37, 38, 41), though there are quite a few "what the hell collection is this now?!" (39, 45, 48).

Jeffrey Chow - Oooh, I really like this. Interesting colors with simple (yet edgy) designs. It's like lady-like (not-so-slutty) Gucci. I'd be happy with anything here, and I'm really in love with that orange and that blue.

Proenza Schouler - Fairly boring colors and prints for me...I feel like this is all perfect for a (hip) 62 year old. These are def the It Boy designers, but I just cant get excited about anything (except maybe the last dress).

Ruffian - I'm actually really digging the 70s secretary look (photo 3). The prints are so light and delicate, but the styling is so "Take this Job and Shove It". It's fantastic. And the shorts make me actually interested in wearing shorts! I secretly love the idea of evening shorts (just perhaps not gold lame, Beyonce). The dresses just look so new and so cool (14, 16, 18). This is my favorite so far. It's theme-dressing at its best!!

Tommy Hilfiger - An 80s Ralph Lauren collection gone horribly wrong. The bikini coverups are nice though (photos 11, 12). I'd def buy the skirts in photos 14 and 17 too. A friend in high school actually had pants exactly like the ones in photo 28 - her's were from Express though. I just cant get behind double-breasted sleevless jackets.
ps- doesnt Naomi look like shit? 1, 42, 58, 59.

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