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Sunday, March 1, 2015

FASHION WEEK FINAL THOUGHTS


Granted, this post is a bit behind schedule but they were such beautiful collections that I couldn't let this post go unused. Can't wait for September to come for the next NY Fashion Week!

Reem Acra
This collection was my introduction into Reem Acra and what an introduction it was!
Just take a look at these pieces!

Beautifully embellished pieces, truly works of art. The wedding gown on the bottom right is a dream dress, so unique and beautiful, high-waisted, classic silhouette, simply perfection. 


Donna Karan New York

A true New York designer, Donna Karan NY's Fall Collection does not disappoint. Some of the most beautiful coats in New York Fashion Week were featured here in this collection. I've always been a fan of Donna Karan New York coats but these are truly something new. Beautiful fabrics and designs which truly showcase the time and commitment that was put on this line. It also featured well-tailored dresses and suits perfect for a day to night look in NYC. 


Carolina Herrera

I have always been a huge fan of Carolina Herrera's designs. Last year's Spring Collection featured some wonderful printed designs and this collection stepped it up even more. Let me start off by saying that this collection features designs that are truly a work of art. The gorgeous gown on the left is intricate yet with a simple silhouette and strapless.The floor-length skirt in the middle is to die for. I would love owning that piece and wearing it to as many functions as possible because it is certainly a showstopper and nothing I've seen done with a simple floor-length skirt. Beautiful mix of technique. 


Throughout the entire collection you see these intricate designs and lines and a play on the fabric. For example the dress below on the left with the curved red lines running down the simple silhouette white floor-length dress. The fabric is the work of art and it is displayed very beautifully so as to not overwhelm the viewer. 


Angel Sanchez

I really enjoyed this Fall Collection. It's another collection simply made for NYC. I love the simple yet fierce black outfits. You can distinctly see the different black fabrics and how well they work together. 


The collection also features dresses, see above and below, with cut-outs in some discrete areas so as to not take over the overall look of the dress but to truly highlight some features and simply complement the design. Beautiful work. 



Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger's collection this year was inspired by sports and football. It does a great job of mixing comfort with style. It's a perfect collection for the Fall especially when it's a time that people go back to college for the Fall semester and are rooting for their favorite teams. It's a street styler's collection for sure and I love it!



La Petite Robe

This collection is every girly-girl's dream collection. It's beautiful, feminine, and fierce. It takes classic silhouettes and enhances them with bold fabrics and strong cuts. 


The dresses are dream-like. The bold designs of the black dresses showed versatility from the designer especially when in the same collection as the beautiful pastel colored dresses below. They are staples in woman's fashion and timeless pieces. Brava!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DAY 3 & 4 FAVORITE NYFW SHOWS



Carmen Marc Valvo


This collection was made for New York City. Black is NY's favorite color and this collection brings beautiful new takes on classic styles. The men's line was sleek and sexy, I love the play on the black suit. 


I love that there's a men's and woman's take on the same outfit choice. Both the men and the women's styles are chic and modern. Loved this entire collection because I can easily see myself wearing every single outfit! 

Idan Cohen


I had a wonderful introduction to Idan Cohen with these beautiful gowns. They are absolutely showstopper gowns, best suited for a special evening, awards presentation, or gala. 


The intricacy of the gowns and the beautiful fabric with those colors that are so delicate and elegant. 

Lacoste


I was very impressed by this year's Lacoste show because both the women's line and the men's line were a fresh, young, new take on the "preppy" style. I absolutely loved the skirt shown on the right, the entire outfit is perfect, fits together perfectly. 


I love the play with lines and I love that even the gray, white, and black palettes make fun outfits. I love the dress on the left, it's perfect for having brunch or a lunch meeting or even for work. It's a playful cut and a play on lines, yet it's sophisticated. 


I really love the sophisticated lines with the playful twist, like the dress on the right. The Men's line is stylish and confident and should be on every stylish man's wish list. 

Jay Godfrey

New York-based Jay Godfrey had a beautiful collection this season. My favorite look was the one in the middle. Such a gorgeous print and beautiful lines. It's sexy and classy and absolutely beautiful. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAY TWO TAKEAWAY NYFW MBFW

Monique Lhuillier
DAY TWO of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York Fall 2015 brought some beautiful gowns like the ones above and below by designer Monique Lhuiller. 


I love that this collection had an overarching theme, yet the pieces were many different styles and fabrics, displaying a wide range of versatility and confidence. 


I could easily see these beautiful gowns on the red carpet and at galas. They have classic lines, high necklines and beautiful colors and designs. Such a timeless and varied collection, which is why I choose Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2015 as the front-runner for Day 2 of MBFW in NY. 

Nicole Miller

With a dark palette and rocker vibes, I loved this collection for a new take on black leather and fun prints.


Not only did it feature beautiful coats and pant suits but also some really intricate and beautiful dresses like the one on the right; it's classic and intricate, without letting go of its rocker roots.

Rebecca Minkoff


This collection was a ready-to-wear Fall Collection, every street-styler's dream collection.


Varied prints and fabrics from the flapper style mini dress on the left to the full bodied print jumpsuit on the right. 


 The wool and leather jackets are so fun that I want to run out and buy myself one. I can easily see this collection on the street in the Fall 2015. Be prepared to see a lot of style bloggers wearing Rebecca Minkoff this Fall.


I loved the feather fabric Rebecca Minkoff used in this collection, so I leave you with my three favorite outfits displaying this fabric that I think slayed the runway.

Mark and Estel

This rocker collection was fun and crazy and perfect for Fall. The dresses were beautiful, really long with either deep cups down the middle or low neck-lines.


Featuring flowy- floor length dresses and a new take on the gladiator heel, Mark and Estel made their loud mark on the runway this Fall 2015.

Come back tonight for Day 3 Favorites!
XOXO, Maria Ariadna



Saturday, February 14, 2015

DAY 1 FAVORITES NYC MBFW FALL 2015


Iiiiiiitttttt'sssss Fashion Weeeeek! Hello loves, It's been a busy few weeks but I've finally settled down here at home in New York City and it's back to work time. As you may know this past Thursday was the first Day of Fashion Week here in NYC! There were some fantastic shows the first day but two in particular took my breath away, BCBG Max Azria and Desigual. 

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2015
Let's start off with that gorgeous fringe skirt. I must say that my favorite seasons are fall and winter for fashion because there's so many things you can wear for cooler weather. You can always layer on more clothes during these seasons that you simply can't during Spring and Summer. I'm adding that fringe skirt onto my Wish List because it is absolutely perfect. It looks even more amazing paired with that gorgeous gray coat. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the coat is longer in the back going down to a bit under the knee. I can't tell you how much I adore that outfit; it is most definitely my favorite of the day. Next to my favorite outfit is a really fun coat that truly makes a statement; it's fun and colorful and perfect for Fall.

BCBG went out of its way this year to make such intricate and gorgeous coats for the Fall season!! I want them all! BCBG set the stage this year; the perfect show to start the week.  Not only did they wow me with their coats but the sweater dresses are so beautiful as well! Take the one on the right for example, the colors complement each other so well, personally I love gray and beige shades together. 


Beautiful dresses in this collection and those knee-high boots are so cute, almost gold in color but they work so well with that color palette. I love the dress on the left, the mix of the wool sweater and silk dress tied together with the belt; it works so perfectly together. 


What more could I say, I don't think I can emphasize any more how much I loved this collection. From the soft palette colors to the dark shades, they have their vision so clear and it is translated into such beautiful pieces. For gorgeous and intricate coats, sweater dresses, and knee-high boots, check out the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2015 Collection, it's a must-see!! 

 Desigual Fall 2015

Behati Prinsloo shined in the Desigual Fashion Show this Thursday! I love this brand because it truly is one of a kind, with its funky designs and its mix of colors and patters. It was such a fun show, I always enjoy it.


Both of these shows start off the Fall collections with the right energy. Clean lines, intricate designs, mix of patterns.... just fantastic Fall Collections! What do you all think? Leave your comments below!

Ciao Belle! XOXO, Maria Ariadna
(Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Friday, January 16, 2015

FLOOR LENGTH

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Ciao belle!
I'm almost done with my first week back to school and I'm feeling pretty great about my classes this semester. I definitely feel like I'm more prepared than I was at the start of my first semester before I knew how to study the right way and take the right notes. 
During winter days, one tends to wear a lot of jeans and pants during winter time and sometimes you just want to wear a dress or a skirt of some sort to change things up a bit. This is one of my favorite floor-length dresses and when worn with a comfy sweater on top, it can make for one great outfit that you can wear without feeling too dressed up or dressed down. It's a happy medium. The way that the skirt flows when you turn is dream-like and I can't get enough of it. 
Paired with the floor-length dress and oversized sweater is the Mario Testino one of a kind bag. It's intricate and the colors are great and complimented the outfit so well. It's a bag that can hold its own and surely stand out to make a statement... I love it. 
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Estoy por terminar mi primer semana devuelta en clases y me siento  muy bien con las clases  de este semestre. Definitivamente estoy mas preparada de lo que  estaba la primer semana del semestre cuando todavía no sabia como seria la manera  correcta para tomar las clases. 
Durante el invierno, se usan  jeans y todo tipo de pantalones especialmente en New York donde hace mucho de frío pero a veces quieres cambiar y usar un vestido o pollera/falda. Lo único que tienes que hacer es buscar una manera para no morirte de frío! Este es uno de mis favoritos vestidos largos y cuando lo usas con un sweater cómodo por arriba, te quedas con un conjunto divino que te podes poner sin sentirte demasiada arreglada. La falda  del vestido se mueve que es un sueño y me encanta. 
Junto al vestido y el sweater un sobre unico de Mario Testino, el genial  fotografo.  Es un sobre detallado y los colores son divinos  van muy bien con el conjunto. Con un accesorio así no necesitas  nada mas... Amo el conjunto.

What I'm Wearing:

Dress by Parker
Sweater by Zara
Wedges by Guiseppe Zanotti
Bag by Mario Testino



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