Collar Craving

Does Karl Lagerfeld ever sleep? Three of the designers new lines were debuted in London last night at a private party. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, Karl and his capsule collection, which is appropriately Olympic themed, are all officially for sale at London’s trendy Selfridges stores. Unfortunately, the ‘Olympic’ goods, which includes gold splattered jackets and sequined collars, will only be sold in England. With no spandex in sight, Karl makes it a bit more attainable to rock gold around our necks.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: CatwalkQueen.tv

The Ultimate Grand Prize

Yesterday, the top ten finalists in the running to win the 2012 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund competition were announced. The organization, which was established in 2003, is for budding designers that will compete for a mentorship from an industry icon, and a cash prize. By the end of the month, the designers will show their collections to a group of esteemed judges, which will be followed by designing jewelry for Tiffany & Co., and putting on a runway show at Los Angeles’s Chateau Mormont. Last year Joseph Altuzarra was the lucky winner, walking away with a $300,00 prize. On November 13 a winner will be declared, and one of the following finalists will win the ultimate grand prize….Good luck!

Andrea Lieberman-A.L.C.

Greg Armas-Assembly New York

Sofia Sizzi-Giulietta

Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, Alina Silberman- Illesteva

Jennifer Fisher-Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

Jennifer Meyer Maguire-Jennifer Meyer

Max Osterweis, Erin Beatty-Suno

Tabitha Simmons-Tabitha Simmons

Greg Chait-The Elder Statesman

Wes Gordon-Wes Gordon

xxSharona

Recession Obsession

24 CFDA designers are collaborating with Neiman Marcus and Target to create limited edition items that will be on sale both online and in stores just in time for the holidays. You can expect everything from clothing to home goods, and though the prices range, most items will be under $60. Marchesa, Rodarte, Diane von Furstenberg and Prabal Gurung are just a few of the designers involved with the anticipated collection. To all the recessionista’s out there: mark your calendars for December 1st…..and let the countdown begin!

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Fashionologie.com

With Love, Paris Fashion Week

Many fabulous runway shows later, Paris fashion week comes to an end leaving us all dreaming of couture. Here are my favorite designs, but I have to admit the Chanel show is what truly stole my heart away…Thanks Karl.

Top Row: Chanel Haute Couture

Bottom Row(left to right): Balmain, Nina RicciHaider Ackermann, Giambattista Valli, Alexander McQueen

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Imaxtree

A Dior Debut

Donatella Versace and Ricardo Tisci may have couture shows in Paris this week, but that did not stop them from being part of the audience at Raf Simmon’s debut at the Dior Paris couture show Monday afternoon. Along with them, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz, Christopher Kane, Olivier Theyskens, Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Cardin and Azzedine Alaia were the other designers in attendance. The fashion show had one of the highest appearances of designers supporting another designers show….ever. In almost all of the 54 designs, Simmons references back to the first decade of the house. Simmons is only the fifth designer to fill the position of creative director since Christian founded the company. He was selected carefully for his expertise to fill the spot which was previously held by John Galliano. Bar jackets, tuxedos, cigarette pants, ball-gown dresses, florals and bold colors were all seen on the runway. With a new creative director, and a very impressive debut collection from Simmons, Dior may make it’s comeback as one of the top powerhouses of fashion. Designers beware.

These are a few of my many favorite looks…

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Jil Sander Comeback

This Saturday at the Piazza Castello in Milan,the Jil Sander label will present a menswear collection designed by………..Jil Sander. This will mark the first collection in seven years designed by Jil herself, as she serves as creative director of the brand once again. Raf Simmons, who filled the position since 2005, has “somehow” been nixed as the creative director after Jil wanted the position. Raf is now the creative director of Christian Dior in Paris. Jil has most of her 2013 women’s collection already prepared, and gives a heads up there will be lots of dresses.

Here are my favorite looks from the Spring 2012 collection-Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Spring 2013!

xxSharona

A Times Square Affair

No one can disagree that the streets of NYC are a catwalk of amazing trends from all over the world. This Friday night, NYC will be even more fashionable as Project Runway’s live fashion show will grace Times Square. It will be a public event that allows everyone to share in the celebration of the hit show’s 10th season. Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia will all be in attendance as the 16 designers kick off the season with their designs.

If you’re interested in attending, the fashion show will be located at the Times Square Northern Triangle, which borders Broadway & 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street at 8:15PM

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Pining for Pinterest

Designers have been finding exciting ways to showcase their newest collections, and Pinterest seems to be the way to go. Following in Oscar de la Renta’s footsteps, Badgley Mischka has chosen to use Pinterest’s photo board to preview their resort collection. All the fashionistas on Badgley Mischka and Bergdorf Goodman’s mailing list were invited to view the collection via Pinterest. Check out the collection below that was posted this past Monday!

Pinterest is a great spot to check out everything from couture to street style, have you made your pinterest yet?

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Badgley Mischka Pinterest page

A Fairly Fashionable 50th anniversary

After much anticipation and feeling like June 4th would never come, it was finally time to announce the designers of the year at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards last night in NYC!

And the winners are….

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row for Womenswear designer

Billy Reid for Menswear designer

Reed Krakoff for Accessories designer

Big Congratulations to the winning designers and the rest of the winners of the night on behalf of the EngieStyle team!

Here are some of my favorite looks of last night’s fashionistas: Mandy Moore in Lela Rose, Rachel Zoe in her own design, and Mary Kate and Ashley in their winning collection The Row.


PS-Did I not mention just a few days ago how everything the Olsens create is flawless? Told you so.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

An Olsen shoe story

Last year, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen became the creative director’s of the Italian shoe line Superga. This past Wednesday night, the Olsen sisters celebrated Superga’s store opening in Soho, NYC. Let’s face it, with the colloboration of The Row for Superga, everyone will need to be sporting these sneakers ASAP because everything Mary Kate and Ashley creates is flawless. The sneakers are very chic and great for the NY girl-on-the-go.

Attention Mary Kate and Ashley: Our shoe collaboration is next!

Photo Credit: Courtesy Cartier

xx Sharona