Southern Chic Style

- A Few More Fab Looks from NYFW -

I just had to share some more! And this doesn’t get me to Jenny Packham, Marc Jacobs, Skaist-Taylor, Thakoon, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen…..

Fall is full of printed trousers! The first ones above are a great pair from 3.1 Phillip Lim followed by a prim and proper, but colorful printed Alice + Olivia dress. The next two are gorgeous gowns from Carlos Miele (blush organza) and Carolina Herrera (powder blue) whose models glammed up the runway with these full faux bobs.

I mentioned how much I loved Catherine Malandrino and Diane von Furstenberg’s collections for Fall 2012, so it’s only appropriate that the next three looks are all from those collections. First is the great color combination that we’ve also seen for Spring/Summer of pink and red from Catherine Malandrino. The black details on the side make a classy dress more fun and interesting. The DVF black and white drop-waist dress almost looks like a separate shirt and skirt, but the patterns seem to just work. A military-esque red coat from DVF with a smooth belted look will be a great wardrobe piece when the temperatures start to drop.

Lastly, for this post, are two looks from Erin Featherston - a teal gown (this color was all over the fall collections) and another great printed pant!

And, more to come from New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 collections - what a great week of fashion it truly was!

- Falling for Fall 2012 -

And, I certainly am. The photos here are only a portion of the MANY looks I love so far from the Fall 2012 collections. The jewel tones are seen throughout with teal being dominate… more of the classic black and white, lots and lots of prints, sheer panels and cutouts, powder blue, and accessories galore.

Pictured first above is a look from 3.1 by Phillip Lim - maroon skinny pants with a front slit. A different look for the skinny pant, Phillip Lim wasn’t the only designer to incorporate this style.

In the second photo, this Alice + Olivia look is completed by the infinity scarf/shawl. It can be added to so many outfits for a new look. Scarves were also on display at Marc Jacobs this week. Photos of some of those looks to come in another post.

The third look (top right) is a beautiful blue Carlos Miele dress with boots that I absolutely adore! Almost all of the models rocked these boots in either this nude shade or black. LOVE them. And, notice the shredded detail on the front of the dress giving a simple frock some edge.

The next two gowns are Carlos Miele and Carolina Herrera. Gorgeous gowns in Fall prints.

The teal blazer is a look from the runway of Catherine Malandrino. The leather lapel dresses it up, and paired with the printed skirt provides the perfect fall look for work or dinner and drinks with the girls.

Diane von Furstenberg wowed me with look after look that I want for my own. The maroon off the shoulder long sleeved dress pictured above is just one of the classy, elegant pieces from this week’s showing in New York. I have plenty more to share with you from DVF’s collection.

The last two photos are both from backstage - eyes at Prabal Gurung and hair at Tracy Reese. The electric blue eyes are inspired by birds of paradise. A nest-like twist was a hairstyle of choice to incorporate a ”bird” theme at Tracy Reese.

Quite a collage of Fall 2012 fashions, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s only a portion of what’s already walked the runway and there’s still 3 more days of New York Fashion Week left! More of my favorites and standouts to come!

** Erin Fetherston, Jenny Packham, Skaist-Taylor, Thakoon, The Row, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen, and more Fall 2012 runway looks in my arsenal.