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Suede Parade On Spring 2015 Runways

Gucci, Chloe, and Loewe.

Gucci, Chloe, and Loewe.

You’ll look sensational in suede separates.

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Who doesn’t love a 1970’s throwback? The soft and devilishly delicate form of leather is scheduled to make a comeback come Spring 2015. Jason Wu’s best look was a showstopping, semi-seafoam green dress with a deep v and high slit.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren sent out preppy but not prim suede suits in navy and forest green that I’m just dying to integrate into your workwear wardrobe. Derek Lam and Karen Walker had a more playful take, showing suede ensembles in pastel purple and sunny yellow.

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015

2015’s suede designs are distinctive not just in their hue and material, but in their modest formality. Altuzarra, Ralph Lauren, and Jason Wu created office-optimal suede dresses ready to revive weary working women and animate ambitious upstarts. The matching suede sets seen at Michael Kors and Derek Lam mix the structure of a suit with retro cheekiness to delightful results.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

T Magazine of The NYT traced the linerage of next Season’s strong streak of suede:

The material was first spotted in New York at Derek Lam, but it really started to trend in Milan. At Gucci, the creative director Frida Giannini presented a boho-charged collection of floral, beaded minidresses, colored fur vests and the suede belted dress above, that looked straight out of the brand’s archives. Yesterday in Paris, the designer Claire Waight Keller introduced a similar silhouette on the Chloé runway: a shorter, belted jacket paired with shorts. And finally at Loewe, the British designer Jonathan Anderson used leather and suede heavily in his debut show for the Spanish luxury leather-goods brand — which peaked with this buff suede trench coat with wide-leg trousers. The bag reinforced the message loud and clear: suede is in.

Head to toe suede might seem intimidating at first, but don’t be discouraged: there are plenty of ways to make this look modern and convenient for any girl on the go. Since suede is naturally a loose, thin fabric, you’re going to want to add form with clean lines and solid structure.

 

TREND REPORT: BAGS OF FALL 2014

Fashion Month is officially over.  After scoping the offerings from New York, London, Milan, and Paris designers, we see a few big bag trends on the horizon for Fall 2014.  The size of your bag (mostly smaller), the shape of your bag (structured) and even the way you hold your bag (forget about the strap!) is about to change!  Here are the biggest bag trends of Fall 2014:

 

Small trunk bags

 

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Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Louis Vuitton’s Petit Malle, or small trunk, is perfection.  We love how Nicolas Ghesquiere updated the standby LV logo bags by resizing the most enduring icon of Louis Vuitton’s legacy: the steam trunck.  The result is super cute, ladylike, and modern, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one (in our dreams- can you image the waitlist?).  Dolce & Gabanna showed similarly shaped bags with their collection, including one case embellished with bugs and sparkly flowers.  We’ll take one of each, please.

 

Quirk

 

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Moschino Fall 2014

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Chanel Fall 2014

Quirky, “ironic” bags were big this season, with Moschino and Chanel showing some of the best options.  Jeremy Scott’s inaugural collection for Moschino was polarizing to say the least (did you love it or hate it?), but we’re totally on board.  His “Happy Meal” bag is high on our Fall wishlist, and we can’t get over the “Soda” bag, either.  Karl Lagerfeld took things up a notch at Chanel with his “Chanel Shopping Center” concept.  A classic quilted Chanel 2.55 wrapped up like a slab of ground beef is particularly amusing, but we’re really feel the “Lait de Coco” milk purse- amazing!!

 

Utilitarian

 

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Alexander Wang Fall 2014

Alexader Wang was one of the first shows of Fashion Month, and he really set the bar high.  His utilitarian, multi-purpose purses were perhaps some of the best pieces in the collection, and we can see them being among the next crop of “It” bags.  Carabineers attached water bottles and utility carry-alls to one main shoulder strap- the perfect bag to carry through the Zombie Apocolypse.

 

Scrap the Strap

 

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Celine, Gucci, and Chloe Fall 2014

Designers decided to scrap the straps on their bags this season!  Celine’s version fits nicely on your arm, but requires a firm grip on bottom.  Gucci’s models scooped up tophandle bags and wore them up to the elbow.  Chloe’s extra-large clutch was hoisted up under the models’ armpits, and looks big enough to fit everything you’d ever need.

 

What were your favorite bags of the season?

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 3 SPRING ADS THAT GOT IT RIGHT

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Celebrities modeling for high-fashion brands is nothing new, but something about the latest crop of Spring ad campaigns and their celebrity counterparts feels fresh and exciting.  This season, designers didn’t just tap the biggest faces in the biz for money-making modeling ventures; instead, it seems they focused on really finding the perfect face to fit the brand image.  The result is a season of perfectly inspiring images that we can’t tear our eyes away from.  The 3 best matchups out there?  Lupita Nyong’o for Miu Miu, Rihanna for Balmain, and Lou Doillon for Chloe.

 

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Miu Miu’s quirky Spring collection didn’t obviously lend itself to Lupita’s (insanely cool) style.  The 12 Years A Slave star is a relative newcomer who is still cementing her street cred, and is known for darker material.  Props to the decision-makers at Miu Miu for recognizing Lupita’s style potential early on and tapping her for their campaign!  The bright colors and cartoonish prints of Miu Miu’s 70s-glam collection get a luxe upgrade from Lupita’s glowing skin and attitude-filled eyes.  Although the brand also features Elizabeth Olsen, Bella Heathcote, & Elle Fanning in their Spring adverts, we love Lupita’s pics the best.

 

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In hindsight, Rihanna seems like an obvious choice for the rocker-chic house of Balmain.  While the brand has dabbled in more hardcore looks in the past, Spring’s pastels were decidedly more demure than the usual Balmain fare.  Enter RiRi.  The musician/muse lent her badass vibe to the Chanel-esque jackets with gold chain details, and the rest is history.  Fashion’s baddest fashionista’s will be dying to get their hands on this collection now that’s it’s been imbued with Rihanna’s signature brand of cool.

 

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While Lou Doillon (model, musician, daughter of Jane Birkin) might not be a household name yet, we think her latest campaign for Chloe might change that.  Her quintessentially French good looks and hard-edged beauty are a perfect match for Chloe’s ethereal, street-chic, and 70s-inspired Spring collection.  We can’t stop staring.

Are there any other perfectly-fronted Spring campaigns we missing?  (Not counting Miley for Marc- we covered that one here a few weeks ago!)

Shoesday Tuesday: The Spring Bootie

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

 

Chloe

Chloe

 

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

Fendi

Fendi

 

Acne

Acne

 

Étoile Isabel Marant

Étoile Isabel Marant

 

Just because winter is on its way out, doesn’t mean you need to store away your boots just yet! The bootie has made its statement in the fashion world, and we love their versatility between different seasons. While the classically styled, neutral colored ankle boot that got you through the winter can make the transition into your wardrobe for spring, we’re all about trying new trends and incorporating them into our style and the spring bootie is the perfect way to do so! The best part about booties is that they look great with almost anything and celebrities have rocked them with everything from cut-off shorts, to mullet dresses, skirts, and jeans. Don’t be afraid to experiment with styles, as the spring bootie adds a fun flair to your look and is a great way to add some spring into your step. From floral, to pastels, studs, and metallic, it’s bound to be a bootie-ful spring!

 

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