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- Anxiously Anticipating - 
NYC Fashion Week! It begins tomorrow (Feb 9) and goes through Thursday, February 16th. For those eagerly waiting to see the gorgeous designs for Fall 2012… who (like me) can’t be there to see it in person… keep your eyes on Style.com for videos of the complete collections. Some designers will even be streaming their collections live from Lincoln Center on their websites and/or facebook pages, YouTube (youtube.com/liverunway), and others like LiveStream. I’ll be posting some of my favorites along the way. Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Director Ken Downing says “Navy will be the neutral of the season” and is likely to replace black on the runway. Experts are expecting rich fabrics, waist-defining jackets, and some 1920s-inspired styles sparked by movies like ‘The Artist’ (Reuters). Colors will still have their place in beautiful jewel tones and bright accents. Even though we’re just starting to pull out our spring attire, I can’t wait to see what’s on the Fashion horizon for Fall 2012 from my favorites… gotta set reminders on my phone! :)
Here’s a list of the collections that will be streaming live on YouTube along with dates and times:
Nicholas K Thursday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. ET
BCBGMAXAZRIA Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. ET
Richard Chai Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. ET
Rebecca Taylor Friday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. ET
Rebecca Minkoff Friday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. ET
Charlotte Ronson Friday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. ET
Lacoste Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. ET
Jill Stuart Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. ET
Herve Léger by Max Azria Saturday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. ET
Tibi Saturday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. ET
Monique Lhuillier Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. ET
Tracy Reese Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. ET
Custo Barcelona Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. ET
Diane von Furstenberg Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. ET
Carolina Herrera Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. ET
Carlos Miele Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. ET
Bibhu Mohapatra Monday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. ET
Betsey Johnson Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. ET
Badgley Mischka Tuesday, Feb.14, 10 a.m. ET
Vera Wang Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. ET
Dennis Basso Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. ET
Narciso Rodriguez Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. ET
Michael Kors Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. ET
J. Mendel Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. ET
Milly by Michelle Smith Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m. ET
Anna Sui Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. ET
Vivienne Tam Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. ET
*Photo: Dress by Jason Wu - Montreal Fashion Week

- Anxiously Anticipating -

NYC Fashion Week! It begins tomorrow (Feb 9) and goes through Thursday, February 16th. For those eagerly waiting to see the gorgeous designs for Fall 2012… who (like me) can’t be there to see it in person… keep your eyes on Style.com for videos of the complete collections. Some designers will even be streaming their collections live from Lincoln Center on their websites and/or facebook pages, YouTube (youtube.com/liverunway), and others like LiveStream. I’ll be posting some of my favorites along the way. Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Director Ken Downing says “Navy will be the neutral of the season” and is likely to replace black on the runway. Experts are expecting rich fabrics, waist-defining jackets, and some 1920s-inspired styles sparked by movies like ‘The Artist’ (Reuters). Colors will still have their place in beautiful jewel tones and bright accents. Even though we’re just starting to pull out our spring attire, I can’t wait to see what’s on the Fashion horizon for Fall 2012 from my favorites… gotta set reminders on my phone! :)

Here’s a list of the collections that will be streaming live on YouTube along with dates and times:

Nicholas K Thursday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. ET

BCBGMAXAZRIA Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. ET

Richard Chai Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. ET

Rebecca Taylor Friday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. ET

Rebecca Minkoff Friday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. ET

Charlotte Ronson Friday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. ET

Lacoste Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. ET

Jill Stuart Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. ET

Herve Léger by Max Azria Saturday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. ET

Tibi Saturday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. ET

Monique Lhuillier Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. ET

Tracy Reese Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. ET

Custo Barcelona Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. ET

Diane von Furstenberg Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. ET

Carolina Herrera Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. ET

Carlos Miele Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. ET

Bibhu Mohapatra Monday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. ET

Betsey Johnson Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. ET

Badgley Mischka Tuesday, Feb.14, 10 a.m. ET

Vera Wang Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. ET

Dennis Basso Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. ET

Narciso Rodriguez Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. ET

Michael Kors Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. ET

J. Mendel Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. ET

Milly by Michelle Smith Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m. ET

Anna Sui Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. ET

Vivienne Tam Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. ET

*Photo: Dress by Jason Wu - Montreal Fashion Week

RESORT ON MY RADAR

With New Years Eve only 4 days away, I’ve found myself pouring over sparkly dresses looking for just the right one. As I was perusing Intermix online, I came across their Resort 2012 section. The bright colors grabbed my attention, and the rest of my night was spent looking through Resort collection after collection on Style.com. They were full of yellows, greens, blues, white and black, orange, pink, and fun patterns. Of his collection, Yigal Azrouel was quoted saying “I was inspired by color this season.” I found myself smiling as I clicked through the runway looks from designers like Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Alice + Olivia, Chloe, Jason Wu, Peter Som, and on and on. The vivid colors and patterns just seemed to make me… happy! I guess I was ready for some more color in the wardrobes of people I see on a daily basis and didn’t realize it. To see more of the Resort 2012 looks I loved, click here and log-in to style.com for my lookbook.

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Photos

(Top left) From intermixonline.com

Blouse: Diane von Furstenberg Accordian Pleated Top

Jeans: Rag & Bone Midrise Skinny Leather Jeans

Hat: Rag & Bone Woven Straw Hat

Sandal: Guiseppe Zanotti Snake Print Leather Gladiator Sandal

(Top Right) From intermixonline.com

Romper: Robert Rodriguez

Belt: Maison Boinet

Clutch: Proenza Schouler

Sunglasses: Super

Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Yellow Dress: Dsquared

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Lagniappe (a little something extra)

One of our favorite Houston drinkeries made GQ’s Guide to Cocktails!