Friday, March 24, 2017


Black Suit

Everyone needs a great black suit. It also happens to be one of the hardest items to shop for. Make sure to consider the fit and fabric when shopping. Also make sure you like the jacket and pants as separates. There are endless possibilities for wearing a suit jacket--over a cocktail dress, with jeans or with a colorful skirt. And everyone needs a great pair of black pants.

Black Pumps

If you're going to splurge on one pair of great black pumps, make sure they're comfortable because you'll wear them with everything.
Christian Louboutin has perfected the black pump with styles like the Decollete, $575, which instantly transforms the look and feel of an outfit.

Trench Coat

Soon after it was designed by Thomas Burberry for soldiers to wear during World War I, the trench coat became a fashion must-have for women as well as men. Wear it over jeans and instantly transform yourself into Audrey Hepburn. Wear it over a cocktail dress for a dressed-down but polished evening look.

Little Black Dress

The little black dress is an essential piece in any woman's wardrobe. Go for the best fit, avoiding any cuts that might be too trendy. There are a lot of black dress options and you should try on at least a dozen before deciding what looks best on you.
Whether it's sleeveless, has short sleeves, is straighter or more full--your black dress should be ultra flattering.

White Blouse

A classic white blouse can work with any outfit, and French designer Anne Fontaine knows this well. A white blouse can be worn just as easily on casual Fridays as it can to a black-tie affair with a taffeta skirt.

Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere sweaters  last longer and look more elegant than merino wool sweaters. Pair with black trousers for a casual day at work or wear it around your shoulders during a cocktail event to fight the chill.

Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is back in fashion. Pair it with a white blouse for work, a cashmere sweater in the evening or a T-shirt on the weekend.
French Connection's Checker Play skirt, $39.99, looks great at a great price point, too.

Ballet Flats

Heels are great, but let's face it, most of us don't have the pain tolerance to wear them at work all day, every day. A great pair of ballet flats can be worn on your way to work and then traded for heels. They also add an elegant but casual appeal to anything in your wardrobe.
The iconic French label Repetto's classic ballet flats, $220, have been worn by style icons from Brigtte Bardot to Sarah Jessica Parker.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Milan Fashion Week Alberta Ferretti

Let's take a more thorough look at Alberta Ferretti's Spring Collection from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013

 Plain white dresses with colorful flowers in light fabrics.
 We can also see transparencies, and the same combination of colorful flowers and ribbons in plain black fabric dresses.
 This is my absolute favorite from Alberta Ferretti's Spring Collection. The combination of a light forest green and electric blue is beautiful.  A light Asian influence can be perceived in this design, maintaining its creative originality and surprise, while remaining current and modern.
 For the more classic and conservative of us, Alberta Ferretti presented A line skirt dresses with collared necklines with beautiful intricate designs that remind us of Mayan patterns.
 Orange was a main color for Alberta Ferretti's collection this Spring in Milan. But then again, the combination of colorful embroidery of flowers gave all plain colored dresses a typical Latin American or East European vive.

 Ribbon was also used to decorate dresses, and as shoe laces. "Greek" style or "galdiator" Sandals were the choice for this Spring 2013 Collection from Alberta Ferretti in Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013.

Take a look at one more designer that has inspired similar looks at New York Fashion Week

What do you think? Do you like Alberta Ferretti's Spring 2013 Collection? Which one of these is your favorite look? 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What do Milan and New York have in common for Fashion this Spring?


Here I am taking a few looks from two of the most trendsetting urban style designers out there right now, Rebecca Minkoff (New York Fashion Week) and Alberta Ferretti (Milan Fashion Week)...let's see for yourself the parallelisms of these designers when presenting the new styles, looks and designs for the next Spring. 

Rebecca was inspired by strong personalitites like Frida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger. She combined traditional elements from Latin American cultures, specially Mexican, with more modern silhouettes and fabrication. Lots of mini skirts, and shorts, flower embroideries, athletic wear and pencil skirts. Long loose dresses, lots of necklaces and bangles, all combine to form an eclectic and modern look. I loved it! 
Alberta Ferretti, showed lots and lots of white with embroidered colorful flowers in orange, and blue. Her collection consisted mostly on plain colored dresses, predominant colors were, white, black, and orange, with details in colorful flowery combinations and ribbons. You can see also in Ferretti's designs a very strong Latin American influence, specially from Colombian and Venezuelan traditional coastal dresses.

Keep coming back for more, because more trend spotting  is coming soon!
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