Diesel Black Gold / SS16 Show / Wall Street, New York

Rock & roll boiled in my blood after attending Diesel Black Gold show this morning. The large warehouse feel with cold metal benches seated five rows of people. The gull of chatter and interviews died down when the upbeat music got the models marching down the white runway. DBG’s SS16 collection got me wishing summer wasn’t over. Mix of shirting, leather, sheer separates and dresses are perfect for transition between day and night looks.

Andreas Melbostad’s inspiration was an image of a girl wearing a men’s shirt (Vogue). His combination of womenswear and menswear fashion created a sophisticated refined collection. Sheer dresses and separates were paired with boots, oversized jackets and pants. The work overall was made into a cool girl must-have from an option of a dress overall to a buckled strap suiting and leather pant overall.

I would style the next IT girl in this collection. It’s all about confidence, boldness and courageousness.

Diesel Black Gold SS16 collection fashion show campaign Andreas Melbostad - Diesel Black Gold creative director
On the left, entrance to the show. On the right, Andreas Melbostad – creative director of Diesel Black Gold – post SS16 show.
Diesel Black Gold SS16 collection fashion show

Touch of masculinity & touch of sexy / sheerness, oversized silhouettes and boots :

Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 6 Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 8

Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 14Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 4

Reinterpreted overalls / new flare in leather, skirt and suiting:

Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 10 Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 15

Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 2 Diesel Black Gold - SS16 - Look 3
Runway images courtesy of Vogue.

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Urbane Renewal: Neiman Marcus shoots in San Francisco for Spring 2014

Walter Chin ran around San Francisco to photograph “Urbane Renewal” editorial for Neiman Marcus Spring 2014. Where was I when this was shot? I would’ve happily jumped in as an extra. Saskia De Brauw looks amazing in the very familiar to me landscape.  From China Town to The Golden Gate to The Pier I love how the city has been captured.

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You can see the full editorial in Neiman Marcus’ The March Book page 82 to 100.

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Best Sandal Vandals

Best sandal vandals out there:

Karlie Kloss for Interview magazine October 2013 Zara GRAZIA FRANCE July 2013 Tell Me White SSAW Spring Summer 2014 The Last Magazine 12_Caroline SSAW Spring Summer 2014 2

 

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Sandal Vandal

Let’s talk more about sport sandals / slides / flip flops. They went from the lockers to the runway to the streets. Besides the good ol’ Nike and Adidas slides and the Birkens, designers and retail labels took their stab at it. They look comfortable and fabulous all in one.

Here are a few affordable pairs you shouldn’t miss:

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1. Zara, leather sandal with metal detail, 79.90  2. Matchesfashion, Ancient Greek ‘Niki’ Sandals, 155  3. Senso, Iris, 220  4. Zara, black sandals with straps, 59.90  5. ASOS, Far side sandals, 46.30  6. Net-a-porter, Kenzo, Palm tree-print leather wedge sandals, 295  7. Topshop, Fever poolslide sandals, 60  8. Topshop, Fang double buckle flatform sandal, 80  9. Senso, Igloo, 199  10. Matchesfashion, Isabel Marant, Holden cross-front slides, 510  11. Senso, Ida II, 239  12. Topshop, Fang double buckle flatform sandal, 96

More style inspiration & tips:

Sandal Vandal Pinterest

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Grammys 2014: Overrated & Underrated Looks

Overrated:

56th GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet 56th GRAMMY Awards - Press Room taylor-swift-GRAMMY-DRESS-2014

Underrated:

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Wear Spring 2014 Trends: 3D Embellished

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1. River Island Pink Transparent Embellished Waist Belt, Asos 2. Belle de Jour Gem Dress, Pixie Market 106 3.Embellished jersey sweatshirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Net-A-Porter 695 4. Vesper bead-embellished woven silk top by Tory Burch, Net-A-Porter 395 5. Bow-embellished cotton-blend sweatshirt by J Crew, Net-A-Porter 98 6. Cream Faux Pearl Embellished Box Clutch, River Island 70 7. Dea small embellished lace clutch by Dolce & Gabbana, Net-A-Porter 3,500 8. Pink Deco Stud Earrings, River Island 24 9. Embellished Knit Jumper, Topshop 92 10. Jeweled-Cluster Lavender Sweater, J Crew 11. Etta crystal-embellished knitted sweater by Tory Burch, Net-A-Porter 450 12. Souvenir embellished twill bomber jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Net-A-Porter 1,295 13. Multicolor Beaded Bomber Jacket, River Island 80 14. Embroidered and Beaded Bomber Jacket by Zara 49.99 15. Crystal Knit Stud Jumper, Topshop 92 16. Light Blue Angora Necklace Sweater, River Island 90 17. Embellished A-line Skirt, Topshop 84

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Aver Report Intermission: SHOES

Here’s a quick intermission from a series of Aver Reports covering 2014 Spring trends. Being a shoe-a-holic, I got inspired to share my favorite-est shoes. Even had to make up a word to show how much I love them.

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Bernhard Willhelm X Camper Shoes

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Kris Van Assche beige sandals, Kris Van Assche sneaker sandals S10

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Givenchy floral sandal, Céline leather slides S13

 

 

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SS 14 Aver Report: 3D Embellished

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SS 2014 runway designers from left to right: 1. Prada 2. Marni 3. Julien David 4. Giorgio Armani 5. Erdem 6. Mary Katrantzou 7. Miu Miu 8. Dolce & Gabbana

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Spring 2014 Prada: Painter

Renata Gar, Trend report, Spring 2014 trends, SS 2014 runway trends, fashion stylist, painter, pop art, art, prints, spring summer fashionRenata Gar, Trend report, Spring 2014 trends, SS 2014 runway trends, fashion stylist, painter, pop art, art, prints, spring summer fashionRenata Gar, Trend report, Spring 2014 trends, SS 2014 runway trends, fashion stylist, painter, pop art, art, prints, spring summer fashionSteven Meisel captures flat 2-D pop art Spring trend in Prada’s campaign.

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Wear Spring 2014 Trends: Painter

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1Shift Dress with Diamond Shapes 20.99 2Red Perspex Lips Clutch by Lulu Guinness 420.00 3Blue Splash Print Tube Skirt 44.00 4Eyecon dress 59.00 5Printed Shatung Dress by Carven  396.00 6. Nasty Gal Now You See Me Sweater 88.00 7Snoopy Skirt Set 145.00

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