Monday, 8 April 2013

Street Style - AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne McCord

I am currently stylelovin' AnnaLynne McCords savvy street wear. The 90210 actress has such an alluring sense of personal style. She never sticks to a specific fashion genre and experiments with different looks. Her style moves from tomboyish to feminine overnight, always interesting and never bland. 

These are some of the outfits AnnaLynne has been sporting on the streets of New York within the last few months. You will notice that Anna favours her Ray-Ban sunglasses, beaded necklaces, brown Miu Miu bag, scarves, knitted cardigans and her suede knee-length boots.

Short & Sleek
Anna takes advantage of short lengths that show off her slender figure and great legs.

1. She wears a masculine white blazer by Alice + Olivia with a white t-shirt and denim cuffed shorts. She paired it with red loafers and chunky beads.
2. Anna wears bright yellow shorts with a printed tank top. I like her cute fedora. She wears the same red loafers and beads.
3. Her navy blue Alice + Olivia dress is worn with a yellow belt and perforated tan Oxfords. She also wears strings of black beads.
4. Anna's nautical look features a white shorts, a red and white striped tee and grey blazer. She wears cute red flats, a gold necklace and white scarf.

Denim Diva
AnnaLynne is 70's inspired in high waisted denim flares. She wears the same brown belt throughout.

1. She wears a white pair of flares with a beige top and short denim jacket. Her look is accessorized with brown moccasins, army green beads and a fedora.
2. A cute floral tank accompanies her dark denim flares, along with indigo beads.
3. Her well-fitted pair of jeans look great with a tucked in blouse and high platforms.
4. A lighter wash denim jeans is teamed with a printed tank, wedge heels and her favourite two-tone Miu Miu bag.

Bohemian Queen
AnnaLynne is also fond of muted colours, chunky knits and bohemian style dresses.

1. She wears an Alice + Olivia flutter slip dress with a long cream cardigan, suede boots, a fedora and long beaded chains.
2. Anna's peachy-pink maxi skirt is worn with a white vest and fringed scarf.
3. A white bustier dress is coupled with the same chunky cardi, lilac printed scarf and her trusty suede boots. She also wears burgundy knee-high socks.
4. Her long floral hippy style dress is worn with a light pink cardigan, beige scarf, beads and the same beige suede boots.

Preppy Chic
 One of my favourite AnnaLynne's styles is the collegiate look.
1. She is swish in suit trousers with a skinny belt, fitted white shirt and checked tie. She stands tall in brown platforms.
2. AnnaLynne's pinafore is teamed with a white buttoned tee, purple tie and charcoal cardigan. She also wears the high socks and boots combo with it.
3. A dark grey pants is put together with a white tucked-in shirt, green satin tie and leather jacket. She adds colour with ruby red heels.
4. Anna looks cute in a navy school girl skirt, white shirt, striped tie and cardigan. She finished her look with tie-up espadrilles.

AnnaLynne's street style is original and unpredictable from one day to the next. She doesn't strictly follow trends and makes use of interesting accessories to add flair and character to each of her looks. I can't wait to see what style she trials out next.

The Best Street Style Icons of 2012

Who Would You Vote For?

As the year comes to a close, I've decided to review the 'Looks of the Week' popularity ranks of celebrities that stood out with their stellar sense of street wear. And the nominees are in! Although each of them flaunt an entirely different classification of 'what is style', they all have equally inspired our attention. Let's rewind on the eight best street stylista's of 2012 and vote on who reigns supreme. Please click on each image for a larger view.
Alessandra Ambrosio
Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio displayed her love for 2012's colour trends with pilings of pastels and neons. She never misses an opportunity to show off her amazing pins, let's not forget that she gave birth to her second baby in May this year. Alessandra expresses her indie city chic style with frayed denim shorts and fringing, colorful tie dye prints, open-toe flat sandals, Chloe wedge sneakers and suede Isabel Marant ankle boots, worn from winter through to spring. She accessorizes with skinny belts, Westward Leaning sunglasses and a Mulberry or Celine trapeze bag.

Poppy Delevingne
One of the breakout street style icons of 2012 has to be British model and socialite Poppy Delevingne. The most intriguing part about her style is that it's unpredictable, you never know what Poppy will impress us with next. She picks out classic pieces from high end designers like Chanel, Temperley London, Dolce & Gabbana and Sass & Bide, which she creatively mixes with her exceptional styling skills. Just the right choice of heel, jacket, bag, hat and belt completely transforms her outfits into something outstanding. And the paparazzi seem to agree as well.

Gwen Stefani

The punk chic appeal of Gwen Stefani is always welcomed, she makes rock star style more accessible. Gwen injects a grand level of verve and vivacity to her savvy street ensembles in the most effortless way. She leans towards dashing blazers, trench coats and attractive jackets, layered over leather, patterned or plaid pants, in either a slim or slouchy silhouette. Gwen wears a pair of pointy-toe pumps as well as she does Doc Martin combat boots. Stella McCartney round frame sunglasses, red rouge & funky hats are an intrinsic part of her look

Jessica Alba
One actress who has dazzled us with her street style this year is Jessica Alba. I haven't seen a look of hers that could not be easily reinvented. Jessica owned the coloured denim trend for 2012, having a pair in every colour. She also loves Current/Elliott printed jeans & floral pants. Jessica infuses bright hues into her outfits with flair... she also does an impressive endeavor of wearing neutrals. For winter, Jessica incorporated slick blazers, parkas & leather biker jackets into her covetable wardrobe. Fun coloured sunglasses, cozy Theodora & Callum scarves, every type of designer handbag and heel accessorized Ms Alba's ultra modish looks. 

Miranda Kerr
We can't possibly vote on the biggest style icons of 2012 without mentioning Miranda Kerr. The Australian supermodel had us captivated by her debonair air of intellectual and tasteful style. From floaty feminine summer dresses, figure-loving skinny jeans and sophisticated sexy stilettos, ballet flats and thigh high boots, Miranda has it covered. She has been rarely spotted without a designer Prada/Celine/Hermes/Givenchy duffle bag over her shoulder and Stella McCartney sunnies shading her eyes. Her contemporary and uncomplicated style has been inspiring to watch during the year.

Olivia Palermo

New York socialite Olivia Palermo brightly shaded in 2012 with her bold employment of trendy colours & complex stylings. Olivia proved that she isn’t afraid to mix different shades, and introduced us to many new colour combinations. Her love for vibrant prints was also evident with numerous pairs of floral pants and skirts. Olivia masterfully blends high & low end brands to create luxe and inventive looks. This year, her style dossier encompassed sharp blazers and tailored coats worn over skinny trousers, along with snazzy heels & a designer tote.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift brings back retro charm of off-duty actresses from the 1950s with her wholesome all-American girl-next-door style. She charmed us in flirty floral frocks with A-line skirts & nipped-in waists, a cardigan casually thrown over. Stripes also remain one of her favourite prints, her collection of black & white sweaters is endless. Taylor comfortably walked through 2012 in Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, brogues & loafers, an occasional peep-toe sandal in between. Even in a pair of narrow-fit pants, Taylor is always utterly feminine and graceful. A bright red lip & Ralph Lauren messenger bag have been her best accessories this year.  

Victoria Beckham
Queen V doesn't need any title to recognize her immaculately chic street style. Victoria Beckham has undoubtedly been one of the most elegant street style icons of the year, never setting a foot or hair out of place. I guess its easy to look this amazing all the time when you can have the luxury of your own fashion line. Posh is always polished in figure-hugging midi-dresses, smartly cut cigarette trousers and flaired-leg jeans, crisp white shirts and pencil skirts. With a crocodile chain handle clutch under her arm, skyscraping heels or peep-toe boots and those distinguishable sunglasses, Victoria defines urban glamour.

Who has been your favourite Celebrity Style Street Icon of 2012?

1. Alessandra Ambrosio
2. Poppy Delevingne
3. Gwen Stefani
4. Jessica Alba
5. Miranda Kerr
6. Olivia Palermo
7. Taylor Swift
8. Victoria Beckham

I would love to hear your vote!

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 4

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Four

This post marks the conclusion to my New York Fashion Week coverage. Hope that you've enjoyed viewing the collections and trends from the Big Apple. Click on the pics to zoom in.

J. Mendel

Palette: Iced mint, teal, indigo, violet, wicker white, honied peach, tangerine and pink.  

Silhouettes: Gauzy pleated and draped dresses with low V-necklines, decorative floral ruffles laid upon peplums and shoulders, sheer cut-outs, knee-length A-line skirts, fully printed tuxedo suits, exquisite evening gowns with thigh-baring slits.
Textiles: Chiffon, organza, 3D floral appliqués, crepe, florid prints, laced leather & fur. 
Theme: Ladylike Luxury
Styling: Swept back waves, lustrous makeup and rose-kissed lips. Models wore a mix of neutral and bright ankle strap sandals and pointy-toe pumps.


Palette: Sunbeam yellow, saffron, cerise pink, bordeaux, aubergine, white, gold & blue.  

Silhouettes: An Indian inspired extravaganza of looks: draped sari dresses, floaty tiered frocks, embroidered tights, midriff-baring choli tops, cropped panjabi suits with bejewelled necklines, sheer capacious skirts and ethereal white bridal gowns enveloped in tulle.
Textiles: Ornate hand-embroidery, chiffon, silk, tulle, fringing and lace.
Theme: Bollywood Dream Scene: Take One
Styling: Braided upstyles, golden tone makeup, beaded clutch bags & crystal decked sandals.

Calvin Klein

Palette: A simplistic black and white blend with shadings of ivory. 
Silhouettes: Curved and sculpted shapes, conical bras that peeked through body-hugging cocktail dresses, peplums, sexy sheaths, an exaggerated sweetheart neckline, webbed mesh overlays, sheerness, cropped trousers with contrast stripe side panels, black over white layering, three-dimensional strapless folded tops.
Textiles: Satin, leather, twist print mesh, silk gazar, metallic edging.
Theme: Primly Provocative
Styling: Ankle-strap platforms, skinny leather belts, fresh-faced makeup with a subtle pink pout, uncombed wavy hair.


Palette: Bubblegum pink, luminous yellow, metallic silver, cobalt blue, grey, black and white.
Silhouettes: Athletic fit scuba dresses and body con skirts, colour-blocked bodices, track jackets, ankle-cropped trousers, hooded tops, halter and crew necklines, flirty photo print dresses and transparent rain coats.
Textiles: Tweed, metallic leather, neon piping, organza, silk, neoprene & netted mesh.
Theme: Techni Chic
Styling: Smoothly pulled back ponytails, two-tone ankle-strap pumps & cut-out heels by Manolo Blahnik, slim rectangular zipped clutches, clear goggle glasses & lime-lined eyes.

Ralph Lauren

Palette: Primary shades of black, white, crimson, violet, green and turquoise. 
Silhouettes: South American inspired looks flavored with formal collared shirts & ties, fringed poncho shawls, single-shaded pants suits, maxi dresses, toreador costumes, slim trousers and embellished boleros, colossally ruffled shoulders and figure skimming evening gowns.
Textiles: Blanket stripes, gold embroidery, crochet, tulle, suede, silk, jersey.
Theme: Latin Sophistication 
Styling: Polished, pulled back hair worn underneath berets and panama hats, blush makeup. Accessories included colourful glass beaded necklaces, jewel-drop earrings, neck scarves, chokers, leather and fabric bags, black T-bar and criss-cross sandals.

Proenza Schouler

Palette: An exuberant fusion of lime green, yellow, aqua, red, electric blue, sage, B&W 

Silhouettes: Innovative patch-working of exotic fabrics, oversized square-fitting coats, zip-up skater dresses, belted leather skirts, high halter-necks, sleeveless jackets and dresses in mishmash of fabric strips randomly pieced together.
Textiles: Reptilian skin, silk, jersey, satin, photographic 'people' prints, studded eyelet perforations, glossy leather and neon buttoned embellishings.
Theme: A Digital Collision of Style
Styling: Unkempt hairstyles, light-toned makeup with a soft pink lip, knee-high gladiator heels, leather mules & duo-strap metallic sandals, black neck bands and handheld satchels.

Rachel Zoe

Palette: The essential black and white, peppered with silver-grey, apple green, pearl pink, metallics, mint, poppy orange, rusted red and teal blue.

Silhouettes: Effortlessly chic ensembles with long, lean lines, fluid trousers and pleated maxi skirts, double breasted suits, figure elongating evening gowns, shirt dresses, jumpsuits and shorts, all worn under shoulder-slung blazers.
Textiles: Silk, sequins, leopard print, chiffon, jersey, leather and linen.
Theme: Easy Californian Glamour
Styling: Wide brimmed fedoras over hair with a natural wave, makeup featured a rosy lip and soft hued cheeks. The looks were accessorized by long gold string necklaces, large leather carry-ons, belted fanny-pack bags, sheer boots and high platform heels.

Who is your favourite from Part Four of New York Fashion Week? For a recap of all the previous collections, snap this.


New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 3

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Three

Here is the third part to my NY Fashion Week coverage, where brights and dainty shapes rule. If you missed the first two runway posts, visit here.

Badgely Mischka

Palette: Muted metallics, champagne, pewter, coral, lavender, violet and lilac. 

Silhouettes: Tiered flutter sleeves, peplums, bustiers, floaty capelets, empire waists, ruffled rose bodices and gossamer gowns with tulle overlays and beaded embellishings.
Textiles: Tulle, tweed, organza, lace, jersey, brocade and sequins.
Theme: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Styling: Blush bridal-like makeup, romantic twisted up styles, strappy metallic & T-bar heels

Naeem Khan

Palette: Ultramarine, sky and midnight blue, black and white, sunset orange, bright coral, sunflower yellow and ivory.
Silhouettes: Long flowy kaftans, ethnic inspirations from Morocco, elaborately beaded maxi dresses, mosaic-laid trousers and coats, drapery, asymmetrical and off-the-shoulder necklines and two-tone full-skirted evening gowns.
Textiles: Digital rose, wave and sunset prints, palm patterned embroidery, leather, satin, mosaic appliqués and organza. 
Theme: Globally Infused Glamour
Styling: Flat leather sandals, slicked back middle-part hair, a ruby red lip & strong brow.

Jenny Packham

Palette: Gold, dove grey, citrus yellow, tangerine, black and white.
Silhouettes: Sparkly disco ball mini's, straight fit column gowns with three-quarter sleeves, draped bodices, embellished boleros, floor-sweeping skirts and sheer necklines.
Textiles: Chiffon, sequin paillettes and Swarovski crystals, mesh, floral beading.
Theme: Sixties Screen Siren goes to Vegas
Styling: Glittery Christian Louboutin sandals, clear clutch bags, twisted side-ponytails and a side swept fringe. Makeup featured a deep blue eyeliner and matt coral lips.

Oscar de la Renta

Palette: Polychromatic mix of daffodil yellow, red, navy, grey, cerise, rose petal pink, aquamarine and powder blue.
Silhouettes: Ladylike decadently embroidered day dresses, pantsuits, pencil skirts and peplums, cocktail shorts & chic coats, feathered skirts and strapless ball gowns with a rounded asymmetrical hem. 
Textiles: Latex, leather macramé, lace, stripes, plaid, ruffles, linen, taffeta, tulle, feathered and beaded embellishings, floral appliqués, satin and silk.
Theme: Blurring the Line Between Fun and Fanciful.
Styling: Vivid streaks of yellow, pink, red and blue were swirled into the models beehive hairstyles. Simple makeup with rosy lips. Chunky floral necklaces, earrings and brooches, bejeweled belts, bow-trimmed pumps and bright ankle-strap sandals.

Michael Kors

Palette: Azure blue, grass green, crimson red, canary yellow, navy, black and white
Silhouettes: Sporty, streamlined separates, clean lines and simple shapes jazzed up by bold stripes and broad geometric blocks. Belted trench coats, fitted sweater tops with tailored trousers & shorts, side-zipped necklines on sheaths and slender cut-out gowns.
Textiles: Sky-prints, nautical stripes, sequin paillettes, leather, crepe, zip detailing. 
Theme: Optimistically Chic
Styling: Straightened hair which was clipped at the back, bold green and blue eyeliner with nude lips. Matching bright pointy-toe PVC heels, two-tone ankle strap sandals, hand-held colour blocked handbags, metallic belts, tinted-tech googles.

Sophie Theallet

Palette: Lilac, magenta, mint, fuchsia, teal blue, black, white, russet and saffron.
Silhouettes: Light layering of sheer, contrast colour fabrics, prim collared shirt dresses, wrap cardigans placed over A-line skirts, frayed hems, exposed back zippers, airy evening gowns, V-necks and thigh-high slits.
Textiles: Sheers and knits, silk organza and dragonfly prints. 
Theme: The Contemporary Bohemian
Styling: Multi-hued t-strap sandals and pointy-toe pumps by Manolo Blahnik. Hair was pulled back in a side-parted bun, makeup featured plum smokey eyes and glossy lips.

Who is your favourite from the third round of collections? Please stay tuned for the final chapter of New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 2

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Two

The exciting second chapter of New York Fashion Week, where we see pastels, black & white, orange and blues rule. For Part One snap this. For a larger view, click on the images.

Donna Karan

Palette: A hazy blend of antique white, spa green, flushed rose, lunar blue, apricot, honey, navy and ice grey.
Silhouettes: Elegantly draped and folded dresses, fitted bodices with floaty asymmetrical skirts, cropped coats, lightly sequined evening gowns and an overall easiness of shapes.
Textiles: Silk, cotton, gazar, linens, chiffon, jersey, sequins, raffia and crepe. 
Theme: The ethereal lightness of Spring.
Styling: Ankle-tied gladiator sandals, prettily up-styled buns with ribbon Alice bands and conspicuous cerise shaded eyes.


Palette: Nature-tones of stone, moss green, cobalt, sky blue, sand, sienna, black & gold.
Silhouettes: Expertly tailored trenches and caped coats, tasseled fringing, front-pocket pencil skirts, draped cocktail dresses and scarf wrapped tops, blazers and skirts.
Textiles: Fine stripes, fringing, silk, cotton and exotic art deco prints. 
Theme: Nomadic Sophisticate.
Styling: Strappy knee-high open-toe gladiator boots by Gianvitto Rossi and distinctively draped neck scarves. Models wore a side-parted low chignon with minimal makeup.

Carolina Herrera

Palette: Lemon, sea foam green, bright citrus orange, glacier white, pale blue ecru & black.
Silhouettes: Long, flowing maxi dresses embellished with beads, sponge printed skirts and collared shirts, billowy bishop sleeves with cuffs, colour-block column gowns, sheer yokes and hemlines just above the ankle.
Textiles: Silk chiffon, organza, georgette, tulle, lace and curl-embroidered motifs. 
Theme: Fluid Femininity
Styling: Cross-strap sandals, skinny belts, sleek straight hair and a smokey eye.

Victoria Beckham

Palette: The unfailingly chic combination of black, white and red, tinged with nude.
Silhouettes: The signature Beckham body con dresses, this time more athletic with sheer inserts, visible bra-straps and collars. Crisp buttoned-up shirts, tailored trousers and maxis, lingerie-like sheaths and the cool curved jacket to throw over them all.
Textiles: Lattice-work, chiffon, lace trims, mesh and georgette.
Theme: The Modern Minimalist  
Styling: Rectangular leather clutch bags, hats, Manolo Blahnik shin-hugging gladiator sandals, peep-toe ankle boots and masculine buckled loafers. Models wore natural makeup and sported a behind-the-ears middle-parted hairstyle.

Diane von Furstenburg

Palette: A vibrant fruit salad of shades in tangerine, acid green, aqua, bronze, peach-coral, sunshine yellow, navy and white.
Silhouettes: Relaxed tailoring and draping, the casual day coat, longer length colour-blocked tunics over trousers, billowy gowns, jumpsuits and the dependable DVF wrap dress, of course.
Textiles: Abstract prints and tie-dye, shimmering sequins, crepe and silk.
Theme: Fashion tales from a traveling gypsy princess
Styling: Futuristic Google glasses, metallic belts & collars, silver bell embellished heels, chain-trimmed ankle straps on shoes in bright shades, semi-straight hair and clean makeup.
Marc Jacobs

Palette: Monochromatic black and white, with a sweep of khaki beige and plum.
Silhouettes: Lean, elongated shapes, vertical and horizontal striped dresses, straight necklines, oversized coats, low-slung skirts, streamlined maxi gowns, ruffled two-tone collars, scalloped and linear shredded skirts.
Textiles: A multitude of stripes,  leather leopard and checkerboard print in sequins.
Theme: The psychedelic striped 60's
Styling: Retro coifs with a wide side fringe, shadowy black eye-makeup, pointy-toe single-strap pumps and matching striped handbags.

Alexander Wang

Palette: An urbane palette of black, glow-in-the-dark white, beige and molten silver.
Silhouettes: Strong boxy shapes, shirt dresses & oversized tees, athletic shaped sweaters with rounded shoulders, parka jackets & cropped tops. Slinky dresses with linear & wavy cut-outs, made from strips of fabrics that were almost invisibly held together by fishing wire.
Textiles: Exotic leather, cable knit, cotton, rubberized twill and mesh.
Theme: Futuristic Sports Luxe 
Styling: Slicked back hair in a ponytail with electric tape down the middle, flesh tone make-up, dominatrix style sandals, some strapped at the knee, baseball hats and woven bags.

Zac Posen

Palette: Rich ruby red, olive, teal, amber, ivory, black, navy and blue-grey. 
Silhouettes: The iconic Posen fish-tail skirt, structured corsets with strapless sweetheart necklines, fitted tux blazers, tulle lined peplums, stiff satin gowns, knee-length cocktail dresses with box pleating.
Textiles: Silk crepe, duchess satin, chiffon florals, rose embroidery, organza and tulle. 
Theme: Retro Hollywood Glamour
Styling: The bevy of renowned supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Isabeli Fontana, were styled with smooth set-back waves, loads of lashes, cat-eye shades and satin ankle-strap pumps.

Which is your favourite collection from Part Two of New York Fashion Week?


New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 1

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part One

It's that time of year again! The Spring 2013 fashion weeks are underway, with New York at the forefront. I hope you will stay with me through the month, as I cover the best of the runway collections from across the world's fashion capitals. This is the first chapter of my New York Fashion Week favourites. Click on the pictures to zoom in.

BCBG Max Azria

Palette: Less than 50 shades of grey, coral, black and white.
Silhouettes: Slender-fit mid-length dresses, billowy maxi skirts, cut-outs and flutter sleeves. Leather harnesses and geometric frameworks.
Textile: Leather and lace, chiffon, crepes and graphic prints.
Theme: Effortlessly sexy modern armour.
Styling: Ankle-cuff heels, uncombed hair and bright orange-red lips.


Palette: Sandy shades of beige, cream, peach and white with the zest of lime and candy pink.
Silhouettes: High round necks and ruffled collars, loosely fit longer sleeves, rounded bell shaped skirts, mid-to maxi lengths.
Textile: Lace, organza, macramé, tweed and silk in dainty botanical prints.
Theme: Garden romance with a refined femininity.
Styling: French braids dotted with crystals and fresh dewy makeup.

Nicole Miller

Palette: A kaleidoscopic mix of blues, violet, pinks and greens, simmered down by brown, slate grey, black and white.
Silhouettes: Floaty high-low tops, body-con dresses in contrasting high-def digital prints, skinny-fit pants, cycling shorts, biker jackets and peplums.
Textile: Leather, denim and chiffon in a blend of cosmic galaxy patterns and tropical florals.
Theme: The contrast of Good girl vs Bad girl with intense pattern mixing.
Styling: Geometric earrings, multi-strap sandals in brights and metallics. Slick middle-parted hair and plum shaded eyes.

Tadashi Shoji

Palette: Jewel toned in ruby, sapphire, emerald and turquoise with neutrals in black, white and cafe au lait.
Silhouettes: Bateau-neck dresses, pleated skirts, embroidered sheaths, lace shorts and tunic tops, flowing maxi dresses and beautifully tiered evening gowns.
Textile: Vintage Venetian lace, intricate watercolour ikat prints and sheer tulle.
Theme: Oriental philosophy meets Western enlightenment
Styling: Slightly tousled upstyles, bare-minimum make-up and braided leather sandals.

Jason Wu

Palette: Midnight skies shaded in charcoal black and twilight blue, lightened up by watermelon and buffed beige.
Silhouettes: Slim sleeveless sheaths, sexy bustier and bandeau tops, leather strap harnesses and belts, high-waisted shorts, streamlined jumpsuits and sheer skirted evening gowns.
Textile: Lots of lace, glossy leather, tulle, croc-emboss and smokey floral print.
Theme: Tough seductiveness with lingerie-laden looks braced by leather.
Styling: Netted hatboxes, pointy-toed leather pumps, red hot lips and wave-swirled up styles.

Prabal Gurung

Palette: Classic black and white singed with scarlet and burgundy & softer shades of blue.
Silhouettes: Leisured layering, lounge jackets worn over sheer kurti tops and slouchy trousers, ruffled and feather trimmed drop-waist dresses, pockets, luxe athletic tees and sweatpants, sheer tiered gowns. The tiered skirt seems to be a trend for next season.
Textile: Neoprene, silk, chiffon, ostrich feathers, crystal beading, bird-wing prints.
Theme: Ultra luxe layered cocktail wear made easy.
Styling: Cross-strap heels, long air-dried locks and barely-there make-up.

Monique Lhuillier

Palette: Maritime hues of aqua, sea foam green, teal, turquoise and ultramarine, underpinned by plumberry, metallic silvers and gold and black.
Silhouettes: Slinky mermaid shaped gowns, fitted cocktail dresses, strapless peplum tops, beaded embellishings and one-shouldered necklines. 
Textile: Leather, billowy chiffon, lace, silk georgette, tulle, sequins and aquatic digital prints in scales, waves and koi.
Theme: Sea maiden washed ashore in a wave of glamour.
Styling: Slicked back straight-out-of-the-ocean hair, dynamic blue eye shadow and strappy heels designed by Monique herself.

Christian Siriano

Palette: A sweet confection of petal pink, peppermint green, powder blue, peach and vanilla.
Silhouettes: Pastel printed watercolour day dresses, miniature diamond print peplums & ankle-cropped pants, nonchalant draping, sheer shirt-dresses and dreamy tulle-spun gowns.
Textile: Brocade, pearly leather, silk chiffon, tulle, feathers, pearl & crystal embellishings.
Theme: Prima ballerina swept away by Spring romance.
Styling: High ballerina buns, blush make-up, shiny pink brogues, pastel bow-strap pumps.

As my fond friends and blog readers, would you like to see more coverage on fashion week this September?