Category Archives: Runway to Reality

Shades of Spring: Under the Deep Blue Sea

Refreshing. Cool. Soothing. Mysterious. These are some of the many words that describe the calming color of blue. It is apparent  from the Spring 2012 collections of  Thakoon, Oscar de la Renta, and Marchesa, that blue is the color of the spring season. Want to see how you can rock the blues without seeming down in the dumps? Well, you’re in luck! Here are some of our favorite looks from the Spring 2012 collections and some items to help inner blues shine.

(TOP, from left to right: Vera Wang, Rodarte, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

BOTTOM, from left to right: Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, and Alexander Wang.)

1. Blue Woven Skimmer, $29, Kimchi Blue

2. Light Blue Fragrance, $48, Dolce & Gabbana

3. Pleated Shorts, $149, 3.1 Phillip Lim

4. Burnout Silk Kimono, $128, Free People

5. Blue Envelope Tote, $59, Kimchi Blue

6. Phantom Blue Watch, $50, KR3W

7. Primary Cutout Dress, $68, Nasty Gal

8. Cat Eye Sunglasses, $21, ASOS

Want the printed dress look from DVF Spring 2012? Well, here’s a similar dress for less!

Draped Printed Jersey Dress, $290, Thakoon Addition

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Trending: Acid Brights

With the weather getting warmer (sort of) and spring time slowly approaching there is nothing I’m more excited about than being able to rock bright colors. Everyone seems to have embraced their Acid Brights, neon colors that are anything but dull.

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Whether it’s a pop of color to brighten your face, adding a little color to your workout, going all out with a full neon outfit or making a statement with your bag – you can incorporate Acid Brights into your everyday life!

Acid Brights don’t stop at what you wear

Brighten up your travel accessories with these neon makeup cases courtesy of Sephora $28 Continue reading

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Trending: A Sprint towards Print

After a winter of tonal neutrals and jewel tone solids, we are in desperate need of something vibrant and alive. Thankfully, the designers feel the same. From the vivacious resort collections of Akris and Marc Jacobs to the zesty spring collections of Jil Sander and Peter Som, this season looks promising. We are heading straight towards all-over print and were not slowing down. Whether it be a dress, a skirt, or even a short-suit. Bold prints are taking over from head to toe.

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Fashion Week: Rebecca Minkoff

Fearless, Fun and Fabulous, that’s how I would describe Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2012 line!

Daring color combos, mix and match patterns and sequins galore truly made Minkoff’s collection one to be excited for! Not to mention the amazing bags and shoes, the show truly featured all of her talents executed in the best way possible. Continue reading

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Trending: Short Suits

What’s the newest way to flaunt your lovely legs? Short suits!

A a high-waisted, thigh-baring short is incredibly chic. This spring the trend of the short suit is a fresh take on boy meets girl. A little self-conscious? No need to worry! Pair a knee-length city short with a blazer and the results are just as fierce. Just make sure the jacket’s short enough to show off the hips. It’s all about confidence.

Amanda Seyfried rocking H&M Continue reading

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Runway to Reality: Valentines Day Edition

Having a mini panic attack over the perfect outfit for your first Valentines Day date? Or are you the veteran of a relationship and want to resurface those butterflies? Perhaps you’re just a single gal spending Valentines Day with all your girl friends. Regardless of your relationship status I am going to show you some Runway to Reality looks that are perfect for Valentines Day. I guarantee you’ll fall in love!

Christian Dior Spring 2012

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Beauty Trends Roundup: Spring 2012

The runways for spring 2012 are showing off more than just new wardrobes. For those of you who yearning for some beauty trends happening this season, be prepared! Mixing a dash of old world with some daring new trends.  Runways featured rouge lip colors paired with futuristic glittery eye accents that were made of timeless natural tones combined with powerful smoky shadows and liners done in fresh ways.

The Lips: Lipstick’s legend was reinvented this season proving that there are endless ways to wear a dramatic red.

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Runway to Reality: White Minimalism

For the upcoming Spring 2012 season, Céline sent a handful of models dressed head-to-toe in white (okay, minus the black pumps) down the catwalk, making quite the statement about this understated look.

Minimalism is a big trend we’ll be seeing this spring. It’s not too complicated or loud, but totally clean and chic!

The inspiration:

Céline, Spring 2012

The steals:

Mix & match pieces like the ones above to create your own unique minimalist look! Continue reading

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Runway to Reality: Michael Kors

For Spring 2012, Michael Kors, showcased a safari-chic, modern rustic theme paying tribute to memories of Africa. Colors and textures are to die for! Make his runway your reality this spring without breaking the bank!

The Look:

Michael Kors Spring 2012

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Trending: Embrace the Lace

Feminine, white lacy frocks graced the runways for Spring 2012. Take a look at the celebs who were playing copycat and get the look for yourself – for much less!

On the Runway:

Nina Ricci Spring 2012 RTW Continue reading

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