9:39 AM

NYFW: My favorites and reviews of Spring 2017 RTW part 2

As the shows continue to roll in, I have a new set of favorites for 2017's Spring RTW.



Altuzarra

He had me at snake skin.... Joseph Altuzarra wanted to create something joyous, flirty, and fun given the harsh political climate we are facing.  The python prints used in this collection were inspired by the "Wild at Heart" film in which Nicolas Cage wore a python jacket.  From there were inspirations of Cherries, and lemons.   Here are my fav's.

This jacket is absolutely EVERYTHING!  Its python printed denim with sequin lemons.  I will definitely be on the look out for this jacket.







Diane von Furstenberg

DVF recently created and filled the role of chief creating officer.  It was filled by Jonathan Saunders let me give you a quick bio...  JS formally designed prints for Alexander McQueen and also consulted for Chloe and Pucci (off of this was in the early 2000's).  He showed at LFW for several years and even NFW, but returned to showing in London shortly after.  Before coming to DVF, he was the creative director at Pollini for whom designs for retail chains such as Target and Topshop.  He was succeeded by Nicholas Kirkwood.  So basically... JS kicked in the door waving the 44 (Biggie reference) and changed up the entire look of DVF.  I am not really sure how I feel about it.  I have never had this short of a fav list from this fashion house.  Diane.... What's up boo?

I was drawn to this jacket and pants.  Sure they are beautiful, but they looked mighty familiar....


From a 2014 post using Marc Jacobs fabric from mood.  It had squares on one side, and circles on the other.  IJS.........

This sweater is everything though. This was also the second pair of pants I saw in the collection that had a REALLY large cuff on them.



Jeremy Scott

I mean, we ALL know Jeremy Scott is a bit "different" and has been
been accused of creating outlandish clothing that no one would wear since the late 90's.  This collection did not steer in any alternate directions.  If anything, he is consistent. I found myself staring at certain pieces and even reviewing the line a couple time with fresh eyes to get no only some inspiration, but some understanding as well.  I mean, JS has been around for a LONG time.  There is obviously a market for this type of clothes and I am obviously missing something.


This skirt's image was either printed on pleated fabric or printed with very precise gaps.  Beautiful!!



Muva would definitely wear this jumpsuit.  I don't know where, but......




Carolina Herrera
HOLY DENIM!!! Anyone that knows me, know I LIVE for anything denim.  CH needs no introduction, she never fails.  The entire line from beginning to end were gorgeous, even the skirt she wore!



The placement of the tie is very elegant, and this skirt is stunning!



I'm literally looking for fabric to duplicate this jumpsuit.










I will be back tomorrow, there's so much more to share and more shows coming up!
Muah
- J




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11:52 AM

NYFW: My favorites and reviews of Spring 2017 RTW (Picture Heavy) Part 1

Hi Dolls! 

I have been MIA lately working on rebranding and customer orders but wanted to take a moment to give you my reviews on NYFW for Spring 2017.  Hopefully I can provide you with a bit of inspiration as well. 

Here we go!

Pam & Gela

 Pam & Gela consists of Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy.  Gela is one of the co-founders of juicy couture and explains the inspiration behind the collection.  Here are my favs.


First this sweat suit... I have been seeing a great deal of cut-up sweats and I am here for all of it!!  The details on the jacket are exquisite and yet simple enough to be casually chic.


This T-shirt and straight leg jogger combination is tomboy chic!





Distressed sweaters! The cream as well as navy and white striped sweater and olive jogger combination is rustic and can be worn with sneakers or heels.  Heavyweight sweater fabric can be difficult to locate.  If you are lucky enough to locate some, you can create this sweater with a simple pattern and distress the fabric by removing several of the grain line fibers and stretching the fabric post construction.


This! Tapered joggers are my absolute favorite.  The styling options are just as great as a pair of skinny jeans.  The muted camouflage jacket is a great pairing for this look.



Next Up.... VFiles

Listen..... Rapper Yung Thug which is known to wear gender neutral garments, shocked many when his album cover pictured him in a gorgeous layered skirt.  The designer of this look is VFiles.  I am not very familiar with the brand, but was excited with inspiration.  The colors, shapes and displays of protest made for a great show.  The collection was obviously inspired by Japanese culture and gener amorphousness.  Here are my favs.


Did I ever tell you I LOVE male jumpsuits? 


This is not your ordinary flight jacket!






Public School 
I have been completely obsessed with Max and Dao since they won The Fashion Fund a couple years ago.  I was happy to see some pops of color as well as abstract lines in their construction.  I will forever be a fan!


Something about these hats and veils are giving me life.  I am also all about long layering for this upcoming autumn. 



The lines on this shirt..... yes!




More bombers

I am also in love with the sneakers worn during the show.  I can see myself in complete looks that were presented.



Yeezy: Season 4

I never thought I would say this but, Yeezy's line is starting to grow on  me.  I no longer feel a sense of a post apocalyptic world when I look at his clothes.  Yet, with the limited design factor, I am not sure if I would ever actually invest in his clothes as many can be made with those quick and easy patterns.  The other thing I didn't get was the clear boots.  I say this because clear boots are the "it" thing amongst IG boutiques these days and the price difference between the two has to be astronomical.  From what we've seen so far, they aren't the most comfortable shoes to wear on the runway.  Still... I have some favs from the show.


I know, it looks like we are entering Kim K's closet. 




Because Teyana....



Rosetta Getty

When art meets fashion, come through Rosetta!  This collection is very "Kite-like".  I absolutely love it!









Source: Vogue.com

What has been your favorite so far? Stay tuned for more next week!

Muah
J









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8:40 AM

McCalls M7443 - A quick, easy, and stylish sew!






How darling is this fabric?!?!?!?!?! When I first came across this fabric (HERE), I didn't know exactly what I would do with it, but I knew I wanted it.  P.S.... Its currently on sale!!!




As you may know, McCall's recently launched their pre-fall patterns and I was pleased to see a blogger turned McCalls designer's patter listed for this pleated tunic. The pattern calls for wovens, but I opted to use this ITY. 




The construction was simple and a fast sew. I am always in need of tops, and this was a winner. From such a simple pattern, there are endless possibilities for wear, fabric choices and styles. 















You can wear them with jeans, leggings, leather pants, shorts, or even a skirt! You can construct and wear per the instructions, style it with a front tie, or even create something completely different.













Because I used a stretch fabric, I reduced the sides by one inch, and shortened the elastic by 2 inches. I think I will be be using this pattern again and incorporate different looks such as a curved high low, or even adding sleeves once the weather cools down. I am also looking forward to making a silk version specifically to wear with leather leggings. Endless possibilities. I look forward to more patterns from this designer very soon! Following her over the years, I wouldn't have expected anything less than stylish and original pieces! 











What would you make with this pattern?  What types of fabrics will you use?


Until next time... Happy Sewing!

Jenese

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