Black, White, and Glowing All Over

Unless you have been sleeping, you were either in attendance at Alexander Wang‘s Spring 2013 runway show on September 8th, or heard how amazing it was. With a strict palette of black, white, tan and silver, Wang let the garments do the talking. The leather and rubberized twill collection included overlay tops, boxy dresses and cut-outs that came in all shapes and sizes. The striking gladiator sandals and knee high boots with cut-outs complimented the looks perfectly. The show’s finale included platinum blonde models clad in white, and a very cheerful audience as the lights went off and the models garments suddenly glowed in the dark. Now, that’s a finale.

Happy New York Fashion Week! xxSharona

Fashion Week First Timer

Who remembers their first time at New York Fashion Week? The first show I was invited to attend was at the Metropolitan Pavilion in September 2010. Boy Meets Girl, Caravan and Bobi were the three collections showcased that morning. The show opened up with a performance  of “Animal” by Neon Trees, to which the audience sang along enthusiastically. From the moment the first look hit the runway, the energy in the room was amazing. After the show, I was mistaken for a celebrity by Bobi designer Kara Lusardi, and was told by Caravan‘s Claudine DeSola that I had great style. Fashion week is one of the most amazing experiences, and I look forward to it every season! xxSharona

Top: Me and two of my girls from FIT before the show

Bottom: Bonding with Kara Lusardi

RiRi and Fashion Dreams

Although Rihanna has proven herself to be multi-talented, apparently we haven’t seen everything she has to offer. After working on two capsule collections for Giorgio Armani, she certainly has fashion on her mind. Rihanna recently announced that she will be designing a clothing line for British fashion brand River Island, but that’s not all! She is Stella McCartney‘s newest muse, and there are rumors of a collaboration between them in the works. I can’t imagine that anything they create would be less than fabulous.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Tim Jenkins

50 Shades of Black and White

If you were a fan of Karl Lagerfeld‘s first line for Net-a-Porter, you will be happy to know his second line for the site drops tomorrow! It’s very similar to his first collection, and will include tailored jackets, fabulous heels and lots of leather items. With only a few colored pieces in sight, there will be a lot of timeless black and white items you can add to your closet!

xxSharona

Round And Round

At yesterday’s NYC premiere of Oogieloves, there was one character from the movie that unexpectedly caught my eye. Dotty Rounder, whose name is self explanatory, has a major crush on polka-dots and all things round. She dresses in them, decorates her house with them, and even paints them on her cheeks. I was inspired by her adoration for a specific trend, and for keeping true to herself. It’s very important to find what you gravitate towards, and rock it with confidence. Everyone has different style and that’s what makes the streets of NYC oh-so-lovely. Big shout-out to Dotty, who will attribute a love for fashion in all the children who see the movie!   xxSharona

Left: Me and my Sister, actress Tara Schreiber enjoying the premiere

Right: Dotty Rounder

A Cover Story

Sometimes things that are planned do not work out, yet it turns out for the better. Sound familiar? Anna Wintour seems to believe so, and so do I. For her first Vogue cover in November 1988, Wintour completely changed the look of what was expected of the magazines representation. A typical Vogue cover would portray a model clad in fancy jewelry and excess make-up, but this cover changed it all. Israeli model Michaela Bercu did not fit into the skirt that was meant to go with her top, so Wintour styled her in jeans instead. Michaela’s jeans were not the only thing out of the ordinary on this Vogue cover. The moment captured is candid, differentiating from the usual posed models, and this sparked something within Wintour. Regarding the iconic cover Wintour has said, “I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds o f change,” and “This one broke all the rules.” She was bold since day one and was not scared to change things up, which is exactly how you must be in the lovely world of fashion. This was the beginning of a new era for Vogue, one we are still enjoying today.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Peter Lindbergh

Spoiled With Bergdorfs

Congratulations! Bergdorf Goodman will be celebrating its 111th anniversary this Fall with many exciting things to look forward to. BG magazine will focus on the milestone and include quotes and illustrations from designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and Marchsea. There will also be a section of the magazine featuring men and women’s RTW fashion and accessories created for the special event. A documentary directed by Matthew Miele is also in the works, and it will include people such as Mary-Kate Olsen, Michael Kors and Giorgio Armani sharing their experiences of shopping at Bergdorfs. The film also shares behind the scenes footage of preparing for the renowned holiday windows. It doesn’t stop there, because a book is also in the works focused on insider stories regarding the store and its many celebrity and socialite encounters. Gotta Love Anniversaries.

xxSharona

Anna, Always In Our Hearts

“She dresses the way one plays a role. She’s a great performer, but she is also the author of the play,” is something Karl Lagerfeld once said describing Anna Piaggi. Known for her expressive and eccentric style, the late fashion icon will always be remembered as one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. She was one of the most notable front row faces, and has a devoted following of her whimsical two page spreads in Vogue Italia . Her outfits were always carefully rendered although they may appear to be thrown together. She was always expressing a story through fashion and has said,” My philosophy of fashion is humor, jokes, and games. I make my own rules.” Anna was a muse to many influential designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones.

Anna will be forever missed and always be in our hearts.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Glamour.com

FNO: The London Edition

Not going to be in New York City for Fashion’s Night Out this year? Well… hopefully you will be in London. On September 6th, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill and British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman will kick off FNO by hosting a party together. The rest of the nights events will include palm readings at Christian Louboutin‘s Mount street boutique, a street-style photography booth hosted by Jimmy Choo, and more. Jonathan Saunders designed the official T-shirt for this years event, which includes one of his signature prints. With a portion of the shirts proceeds going to Refuge (a charity for victims of domestic violence), this T-shirt is not only cute, but now charitable too. Win-win.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Vogue.co.uk

Dior Amor

Rachel Weisz was the second lucky person to wear a Christian Dior Couture dress from the debut collection of Raf Simmons. At The Bourne Legacy’s Monday night premiere, she let the dress do the talking. Rachel looked absolutely stunning in the minimalist look, pairing the ensemble with a black Charlotte Olympia clutch, a Bulgari bracelet, and fabulous see-through Christian Louboutin pumps. Gotta-Love-it!

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Heatworld.com