Fall Looks for 2012

There are many perks about living in the Caribbean like the beautiful beaches and the fact that there is never a shortage of sunshine, well except on the days when there is liquid sunshine (rain) of course. On the downside however, living in Barbados and for others in Caribbean countries, is that I don’t get to enjoy the changes in climate of the different seasons on less I travel abroad. For those special occasions, I like to stay on top of fashion trends for each season which lets me stay fashionable and weather appropriate. As september comes to an end and october begins the leaves are turning their golden brown color, it’s mother nature way of telling us another season has begun and many fashionistas are layering up for the weather ahead.

Fall is here and even though the main prerogative is to cover up from the chill it doesn’t mean we still can’t be cute and there are many trends going around already. This fall season apart from the traditional fur and knits, there were other trends that have caught my eye. There is the colour trend with the main colours being black, white, blue and burgundy, but burgundy  refered to as the “new black” by Nina Garcia takes the cake.  A wardrobe staple this fall is leather and you can choose from the many pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, jackets available.  A major trend no pun intended is the military look, its back this season so go get them from the back of the closet, I surely will as I have mine from a previous season. Also this fall add some flair to your wardrobe with geometric prints, as we can never get enough of prints.

These are my favourite fall looks from the top fall trends for 2012.

Burgundy:

YSL, Jason Wu, Bottega Veneta

Leather:

Kayne West, Balmain, Michael Kors

Military:

Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry

Geometric Prints:

Lela Rose, Cacharel, Prada

So, this fall season stay warm and werk it!

The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.

 

BCBG

 Bottega Veneta 

Burberry 

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Cut 25

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

DKNY

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani

Erdem

Etro

Givenchy

Gucci

J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli

Marchesa

Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Organc

Oscar de la Renta

 

Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row

Valentino

Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo