Category Archives: Color

Snow White

Last night a thick blanket of snow covered New York City, almost hitting the pause button on the busy streets. I love the first snow of the season, it’s always so surreal… especially this year because it was just on the heels of tropical storm Sandy. So in the spirit of snow, I put together some white inspiration.

(images via my pinterest)

Fall Styling Tips Taken from Proenza Schouler

I’ve been very into backstage photos lately, so bear with me. Today when I was reviewing the Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 photos, I saw more than casual images of intricately made clothing, I put together some simple styling tips for getting dressed this season.

Don’t be afraid of wearing white for Fall. Focus on structured silhouettes in seasonal fabrications (i.e. wool) and pair your whites with of-the-moment accessories.

Two of my favorite neutrals, Navy + Black always look fresh when worn together.

As a woman with an abundance of black in her closet, my best advice is to buy black pieces that aren’t too basic. Buying black items that have an edge and make a statement are pieces that you will wear year after year.

Wear autumn shades in luxe fabrics and rich textures.

Not much for wearing color? Me either, but layering your colors with non-colors like black, navy and grey makes it easier to wear.

White Out

When learning about color we were taught that white consists of all the colors in the rainbow, and black consists of no color at all and they are both looked at as neutrals. Ironic, don’t you think? I live in an abundance of black, but lately white seems more appealing. I love white for fall and winter, there is something fresh about it and slightly unexpected. Maybe the white makeup is a little to avant-garde, but I love the look of it.

(all images via my pinterest)

Lilya Litkovskaya Fall 2012

Occasionally I capture a moment on the subway or walking down the street when a small group of strangers grouped together look like their outfits were perfectly curated to compliment each other. This advertorial in Elle Ukraine’s October 2012 issue shot by Nikolay Biryukov featuring Lilya Litkovskaya’s Fall collection has the same idea. I love the casual nature of the shoot, and how things are composed but not perfectly placed. Simple silhouettes and edited but strong color palette round out this collection.

Rick Owens’ World

Rick Owens’ Spring 2013 might just be my favorite collection of his to date. His world among the clouds, created with a wall of foam was ethereal to say the least. Loving the soft color palette, it made me wonder what else he can do on the brighter side of things.

Stark and Simple


Milan Fashion Week is over, but the boxy silhouettes and monochromatic looks of the Marni and Jil Sander Spring 2013 shows are still on my mind. With such simple silhouettes, and stark colors, the cut is key. These looks feel fresh for Spring 2013.

Usual Suspects: NYFW Cont’d Again

Ok, I promise this is my last post about NYFW! I can’t promise that it will be my last review of the Spring 2013 shows though. Here are some more of my favorite looks from some of the best New York based designers…

Reed Krakoff’s Spring collection was full of tailored separates with simple details that makes a girl feel good about investing in special basic pieces.

The Row’s sophisticated layering and precise tailoring make each collection timeless. Spring was no exception.

Osklen’s collection was inspired by a never-ending summer, and what more could you ask for? I am wishing for that right now! Photo real prints of sunsets on the beach float on transparent fabrics, making for a dreamy collection.

Sally LaPointe’s boxy silhouettes and focused color palette make for a collection of must have separates!

VPL is consistently inspired by athletic lines, and this season the sporty feel turns a bit more feminine than past seasons. I can’t get enough of the jewelry- any idea who the designer is?

Rodarte’s Spring collection had a bit of a harder edge than most seasons, and I love it! The leather leggings, the chains and geometric tops look very fresh!

Yigal Azrouel had a new voice this season, pushing the envelope from his usual safety zone, and I can’t wait to see more of it!

Victoria Beckham gave her customer separates this season, and did it in true Victoria style. Still sexy, not too fussy and with an effortless edge.

See by Chloe continues to put out wearable clothes for everyday life, while still keeping the cool girl factor in mind. My favorite look is the all black ensemble, fit to wear now for fall, yes please!

Narciso Rodriguez successfully stepped away from body con dresses for Spring and opted for floating slip dresses and boxy blazers.

Rachel Comey finally took a leap into cocktail dresses, and did so with an heir of ease. Even if some of the dresses are meant for an evening out, they still look comfortable and cool.

Tess Giberson’s monochromatic Spring collection was full of asymmetry, texture and lux materials that made it compelling and chic.

Patrick Robinson cleaned up his Organic collection this season with solid colors, minimal layering and an almost uniform like inspiration. It is one of my favorite collections by Robinson in years.

T by Alexander Wang was a little more exciting this season, with the introduction of suits into the line. After all, many women who wear suits on a daily basis consider them a must have basic. I love the collarless open front suit jacket, it has great lines.

Thakoon Addition’s muted palette and patchwork denim are enough to make a strong, understated collection.

Tibi’s recent transition into simple lines, and basic styling made me reevaluate the brand. Loving these 3 simple looks for Spring!

Rebecca Taylor’s uber-feminine collections never waver when it comes to whimsy, but its the slight city edge she puts in each collection that have me coming back for more season after season.

Suno’s ability to mix prints and textures never fails to amaze me. This season the level of sophistication and polish really made a difference.

Rag & Bone’s sporty tailored collection is one of my favorites from them in a long time. I can’t get enough of the moto pants, and who wouldn’t want to wear that oversized denim looking jacket?

Proenza Schouler continues to push the envelope when it comes to colors and materials. I am not one to wear neon green, but this blue Jacquard with a touch of neon is something I wouldn’t hesitate to add to my closet. Of course, the black and white looks are my favorite.

Prabal Gurung leaned on some old silhouettes this season, and stayed pretty safe when it came to prints, but overall a nice collection.