Archives for February 2011

Simply Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston's Fall 2011 RTW collection was girly and simplistic: nothing but neutrals and chiffon dresses with bows. With subtle patterns on very few of the garments, Fetherston goes back to the basics and adds femininity to them. If clothing could talk, (which arguably, they can), Fetherston's collection would be blunt and straight-to-the-point. Furthermore, the prices of these pieces range from $195 to $600.
It's the beauty of simplicity that catches the eye.

The above is my absolute favorite from the collection. I love that it is plainly simple and has that bow tied at the bottom side of the dress. Beautiful.


Lela Rose

Debuting her collection on February 13, Lela Rose's collection was influenced by Gerhard Richter's hazy newsprint paintings and the technique of scraping paint away from the canvas. Her Fall 2011 collection is filled with blues, blacks, and yellows that are mixed into watercolor-like patterns. Structured shoulders and cinched waists were a heavy part of the collection. However, contrasting with the strict feel of the collection, Rose used diaphanous fabrics; lightweight and flowy. Personally, the collection did not awe me in any way but it was nice to see casual mixed with glamour.


Consisting of feathered, as well as dip-dyed, skirts, Rose revisted the era of glamour. She tells NY1: "I think right now fashion is returning back to this glamorous time. We had kind of gotten away from that in the past few seasons. And feathers and opulence. It's very fun."

From structure to flowy, from glamour to casual, Lela Rose's collection really does have it all.

Photos: Alessandro Viero /

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Tip of the Week #5: Eyeliner Troubles?

We all have that problem where our eyeliner just does not want to cooperate. You'll try to line your eyes with it but it'll crumble and smear when you put it on your lids. So what do you do?

Here's a simple solution:

Store your eyeliner in the freezer for 15 minutes before use. This way, the tip of the liner will be firm and slide across your lids ever-so-smoothly.

No more worries regarding smears for flawlessly lined eyes!

xoxo, Leila

Badgley Mischka

Though most of the Fall 2011 RTW Runways that I have looked through are filled with neutral colors with a pop of red and blue, Badgley Mishcka was filled with blacks and grays as well as a splash of purple and teal to their beautiful collection that I very much enjoy. Within the beaded shoulders and sequined dresses, Badgley Mischka's collection is timeless: mixing classic pieces with a dash of glamour.

The evening wear in the collection definitely took after the thirties-and forties-era of glamour which I thought was done beautifully.

But not only did their collection consist of glamour, but there were casual pieces too. What I loved about the collection was that the casual pieces were mixed with a "high-end" piece, like this sequined shirt with black pants.

The same goes for this above outfit. Casual knit sweater paired with black pants. But what took it to the next level was the subtle hint of glamour in the jeweled belt and necklace.

One of many of my favorite pieces from the collection.

Photos: Alessandro Viero /

New York Fashion Week Fall 2011

There is no other week I love more than Fashion Week. And here it is again, beginning on the 10th, where designers show their designs, their patterns, their style, for Fall 2011. Where models walk down a runway displaying magnificent pieces of art. As Blair Waldorf says in Gossip Girl: "Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design, and architecture all in one." I could really not agree more. So here starts my Fashion Week blogging, designer by designer.

The two designers of Ruffian, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, showed their collection today first thing in the morning at 9am. Looking through the collection, it features a lot of lace and neutral colors with a hint of maroon. Ruffian's collection was rather loose-fitting and featured structured blazers. Additionally, the menswear style is taking a feminine touch in their collection as satin pants are prominent throughout.

My favorite from the collection, though, would definitely be the black and white houndstooth patterned double-breasted coat.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos /

Lady Gaga On Vogue

An image of the March 2011 cover of Vogue has popped up online featuring Lady Gaga.
Growing up with taunts about her looks, this singer and fashion rule breaker is now making a stand on Vogue's cover.

Lady Gaga Tweeted on Saturday, along with a picture of her upcoming Vogue cover: "They used to call me rabbit teeth in school, And now I'm a real live VOGUE BEAUTY QUEEN!"
Nominated for six Grammy awards this year as well as debuting her highly anticipated single, "Born This Way" at the Grammys, Lady Gaga never seizes to stun the crowd with her sky-high heels, daring outfits, and catchy songs. Of course there will be some controversy as to her being on the cover, but my personal opinion? I love it.

Flip through the actual magazine when it hits stateside stores this Tuesday.