Posted by Emily Kammeyer on February 14, 2014 1 Comment
Carmen Marc Valvo presented a collection inspired by the Ottoman Empire and a recent trip to Turkey. The show was filled with female warrior vibes presented through chain mail details, brocade, lace and beaded breast plates. The show had just the right amount of edge yet still filled the runway with red carpet worthy gowns. The fur pieces were a great addition adding texture and volume to the show. I especially loved the hair and thought it perfectly meshed with the female warrior look Valvo was exuding.
DESIGNER: Trina Turk & Mr. Turk
Trina Turk and Mr. Turk are known for bringing cool Palm Springs quirk to the world. Their use of print mix is so perfectly over the top you wish you'd thought of it yourself. I absolutely fell in love with the chunky knits and the way they were styled with popping prints and collard shirts. Trina's sensibility when it comes to outerwear is right up my alley. Its chic, its fun, sometimes there's fur involved and I most definitely want to own it all. Last but not least the matching his and hers green and block floral embossed tuxedos are TO DIE FOR! Paired with the fun new bags and shows Trina is launching, it makes the perfect statement!
DESIGNER: KATIE GALLAGHER
Goth meets tech at Katie Gallagher's Fall 14 runway show. Flickering candles in a once convent turned Highline Hotel, made for the perfect back drop for this moody collection. Slippery tech nylon, grey faux fur, seamed tights and wet hair were the main stays. Over sized droopy bows were the icing on the cake.
DESIGNER: SIGERSON MORRISON
Sigerson Morrison holds a special place in my shoe heart. Their shoes are creative and trendy every season with out being so overtly so that they are out of style the following. Fall 14 at Sigerson was just as on point. Calf hair in perfect repeat prints and maroon menswear inspired heels made me want to skip spring and go straight into fall!
Fun and never stuffy, Spanish brand Desigual brings smiles to the runway. I don't know if there was a show I attended where the models had more fun and showed off so much personality. Desigual is known for their bold fun prints,and sometimes quirky design. The show was completely in keeping with their brand, and additionally showed a few stretch pieces I would love for my Fall 14 wardrobe. The textured wool over coats and colorful graphic motifs on the below dresses and top were some of my favorites. Additionally what stole my heart were the cropped gloves with gold thumbs!
Till next time! xoxo Em
Welcome to the closet of your dreams! This week I had the opportunity to play dress up at Mahna Mahna with two fabulous friends and collaborators, Liz Teich and Leah Snow. Both Leah and Liz are stylists, and know how to put a serious outfit together! Mahna Mahna is a fashion wardrobe rental company for stylists and celebrities. They're roots are based in Tokyo, Japan, where they opened their first showroom. I love this because not only do they carry amazing high end and contemporary designers but they also have super cool Japanese designers.
One of my favorite parts about fashion week is getting a sense of every ones personal style. Everyone goes big and shows off their particular look at the shows. Liz, Leah and I all have very different senses of style and had a great time putting together looks that showed that off. My personal sense of style tends to be a melding of downtown girl, meets rocker chic, meets preppy glam. We each chose two looks to feature and show off our style, see below for all the fun!
All photos by Ira Black
Which look is your favorite? Do you have an event coming up and need to look fabulous? Liz Teich and Leah Snow can help you with that! Both of them can help style a look for you and rent a dress or amazing outfit. Additionally, looking to find the perfect outfit for NYFW week? For just $100 at Mahna Mahna you can rent an entire look.
Houghton, designed by Katharine Polk
There’s an excitement in the air as we wait with baited breath to see Katharine Polk’s Fall 14 collection. She has been named one of the top up-and-coming designers to watch this season, and we’re ready!
Katharine’s muse this season was icon Katharine Hepburn. I loved how she took the elegance and beauty of her super silver screen star and played it up with cinched in waists, oversized coats and serious glam. The palette was easy and effortless in shades of ivory, camel, black and charcoal. There was a sense of classic menswear translated into super chic womenswear. The voluminous sleeves, burnout fabrics, and shimmering metallic polka dots were lush and yummy.
To top it all off the models were rocking some fabulous custom fuzzy, bejeweled Birkenstocks. (note, I need a pair of those!)
The best way of describing Katharine’s collection this season, VOLUME.
To view all the looks and shop Houghton's bridal collection please go to www.houghtonnyc.com