Category Archives: Gowns

Sparkle On…

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While packing for Vegas I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to finally wear all the sparkly, shiny and otherwise ostentatious outfits hanging at the back of my closet!

Here is some of my Sin City “Sparkly” Inspiration…

Go Ahead…Sparkle On!

{All images via here}

Underwater Inspiration…

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I am blown away by certain designer’s creativity… for instance Marchesa‘s designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.  Their Spring 2012 runway show was straight out of an underwater dream:

…Sticking to a palette of mostly white, nude, cinnamon and black, the pair presented layers of tulle, embroidery, draped organza, and sheer mesh…As for their inspiration, the designers were influenced by nautical themes including the 19th-century Ilya Repin painting “Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom,” and Ernst Haeckel drawings of tentacles and jellyfish.

~via Catwalk Queen

The Inspiration…

{Ilya Repin painting "Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom" via fashion,art,interests}

{Ernst Haeckel Drawing via Sara's Blog}

The Creations…

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Marchesa, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

 …Fashion Week ends today, so I’ll leave you with this quote:
“Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
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It’s all about pretty…

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I’m a little bit in love with the beautiful, lush looks from Zac Posen‘s Spring 2012 collection…as the man behind the gorgeous creations says…

“It’s all about pretty,” ~Zac Posen

{Zac-Posen, Spring 2012, via fashionologie}

{Backstage at Zach Posen, Spring 2012, via Vogue Tumblr}

{Zac Posen, Spring 2012, via NY Mag’s The Cut}

{Zac Posen, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Zac Posen, Spring 2012, via Fashion Gone Rouge}

{Backstage at Zac-Posen, Spring 2012, via Vogue Tumblr}

{Zac Posen, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

…Oh, yes it is pretty! Very. Very. Pretty!
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Jenny’s Rainbow…

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Jenny Packham‘s Spring 2012 show is full of gorgeous, airy, light & colorful gowns that look straight out of a rainbow.  As Ms. Packham’s Runway Program states…

“…gleaming skies of opal whites and azure blues, painted with lavish glittering brush strokes and arresting vivid rainbow hues of geranium reds, sunset oranges, lemon drop yellows and citrus limes, ending with dazzling encrusted Swarovski crystals in radiant golds.”

~via Forbes

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jenny Packham, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

 

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Bits of Yellow…

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“There’s an optimism that comes from yellow, or a sense of just, I don’t know, interest, or a kind of openness.” ~Alexa Adams

Here are some bits of yellow from Fashion Week to brighten your day:

{Carolina Herrera, Spring 2012, via Fashion Gone Rouge}

{Zero + Maria Cornejo, Spring 2012, via Elle UK}

{Christian Siriano, Spring 2012, via My Fashion Cents}

{Wes Gordon, Spring 2012, via sewmanstore}

{Monique Lhuillier, Spring 2012, via My Fashion Cents}

{Ohne Titel, Spring 2012, via NY Mag's The Cut}

{Jason Wu, Spring 2012, via Multiple Fashion Disorder}

{Helmut Lang, Spring 2012, via My Fashion Cents}

{Monique Lhuillier, Spring 2012, via My Fashion Cents}

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