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I know Milan fashion week is in full swing (actually almost done), but in keeping with last Friday’s post about my favorites from New York fashion week, I have to share the best of London that wrapped up earlier this week.  One of my favorite trends I saw there more than in NYC, were all the pretty botanicals.  I’m not showing them here very much, because I might have another post about that.  London was a mix of pretty and feminine, with modern and more masculine.  I always love that combination!  When I think of London, I think of a certain level of eccentricity and an exuberance you don’t see anywhere else.  That was seen all week, and especially at my favorite collection, Christopher Kane.  Feathers, florals, and ribbon-like looks made for an exciting and utterly beautiful show.  My jaw literally dropped at one point.  Kane is one of the most creatively talented designers working today.  Well, my next post about Milan will be well into Paris fashion week, but they wouldn’t be Friday favorites if I didn’t share them on Friday.  See you next week!

Christopher Kane f/w 2016

Christopher Kane f/w 2016

Erdem f/w 2016

Erdem f/w 2016

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi f/w 2016

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi f/w 2016

Burberry f/w 2016

Burberry f/w 2016

Paul Smith f/w 2016

Paul Smith f/w 2016

Joseph f/w 2016

Joseph f/w 2016

Pringle of Scotland f/w 2016

Pringle of Scotland f/w 2016

J.W. Anderson f/w 2016

J.W. Anderson f/w 2016

Peter Pilotto f/w 2016

Peter Pilotto f/w 2016

Alexander McQueen f/w 2016

Alexander McQueen f/w 2016

Simone Rocha f/w 2016

Simone Rocha f/w 2016

Emilia Wickstead f/w 2016

Emilia Wickstead f/w 2016

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Usually come January I’m ready to talk about all things warm, sunny, and springy, but then reality hits…it’s still freezing!  The men’s fall/winter 2016 collections just concluded, and the women’s pre-fall ’16 presentations are almost done, and one huge trend that I’m seeing and loving is all the shearling (and faux and real fur).  It’s not nearly as cold or snowy in my neck of the woods as other places (sorry east coast), but I think that most of us in the country can agree that bundling up sounds appropriate right now.  In fact, my order of a bomber jacket with a sherpa collar just arrived earlier today from J. Crew!  Shearling, Mongolian lamb, and fur are great beyond your wardrobe too.  Throw pillows, a rug, and even furniture covered in these materials is beyond modern and chic.  A little can go a long way though, so I wouldn’t scatter those small inexpensive sheep skins from Ikea over every surface in your home.  Choose a chair, or maybe one on the floor at the end of the bed.  They’re definitely a cozy addition to the home in the middle of winter.  It’s a must have!

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

One cane chair in this space gets a custom shearling cushion, and is right at home with a mix of other furnishings.

Sacai pre-fall 2016

Sacai pre-fall 2016

Hans Brattrud

Hans Brattrud

No. 21 f/w 2016

No. 21 f/w 2016

that sofa!

that sofa!

Joseph pre-fall 2016

Joseph pre-fall 2016

Kara Mann

Kara Mann

Give me an old fashioned, crackling fire, and something cozy underfoot!

Lanvin f/w 2016

Lanvin f/w 2016

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

Mongolian lamb pillow covers from West Elm

Paco Rabanne pre-fall 2016

Paco Rabanne pre-fall 2016

Brian Paquette Interiors

Brian Paquette Interiors

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

Flemming Lassen

Flemming Lassen

Wallace & Barnes bomber jacket from J. Crew

Wallace & Barnes bomber jacket from J. Crew

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It’s almost a new year!  Time to start thinking about your goals, all the places you want to go to in 2016, and most importantly what to wear New Year’s Eve!  I’ll be keeping it pretty casual this year (I usually at least wear a bow tie), but I have plenty of ideas for what you should wear inspired by the spring 2016 collections.  I’m loving spring pastels now, especially blushy mauve, but wouldn’t mind seeing a bold citron look either.  You can also never go wrong with metallics, like a silver lamé pant, or copper embroidered gown.  For your makeup, get inspired by Prada’s gold lip, or I’m always a fan of a clean neutral face.  A bold red lip is always a classic too though.  Just go for it…it’s the last night of 2015!

Delpozo s/s 2016

Delpozo s/s 2016

Christian Dior s/s 2016

Christian Dior s/s 2016

Sacai s/s 2016

Sacai s/s 2016

Jil Sander s/s 2016

Jil Sander s/s 2016

Simone Rocha s/s 2016

Simone Rocha s/s 2016

Lanvin s/s 2016

Lanvin s/s 2016

Prada s/s 2016

Prada s/s 2016

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi s/s 2016

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi s/s 2016

Joseph s/s 2016

Joseph s/s 2016

Loewe s/s 2016

Loewe s/s 2016

Louis Vuitton s/s 2016

Louis Vuitton s/s 2016

Marc Jacobs s/s 2016

Marc Jacobs s/s 2016

Sacai s/s 2016

Sacai s/s 2016

Oscar de la Renta s/s 2016

Oscar de la Renta s/s 2016

Gucci s/s 2016

Gucci s/s 2016

Oscar de la Renta s/s 2016

Oscar de la Renta s/s 2016

Rodarte s/s 2016

Rodarte s/s 2016

Dries van Noten s/s 2016

Dries van Noten s/s 2016

Nina Ricci s/s 2016

Nina Ricci s/s 2016

Narciso Rodriguez s/s 2016

Narciso Rodriguez s/s 2016

Rodarte s/s 2016

Rodarte s/s 2016

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With spring fashions beginning to fill stores while it’s still freezing outside, the pre-fall 2015 women’s and fall 2015 men’s collections being shown right now really warm things up!  One trend I’m noticing that can be brought into your wardrobe now are thinner turtleneck sweaters.  They’re always a great basic layering piece, but it seems for fall 2015 that they’re even more key than ever, with designers like Christian Dior and Neil Barrett showing them with almost every runway look.  A thin mock turtleneck can be more versatile than you think; layer them under a strapless dress, or under a bulkier sweater for perfect cold weather coverage.  Dress them up and dress them down.  Speaking of an elevated turtleneck, I’m obsessed with the sequined ones Raf Simons did at Dior!  Turtlenecks can be youthful too when styled right, and don’t have to be left only for the frumpy librarian (I’m stereotyping, I know) to wear.  You’ll find that a thinner sweater like these will see you right up until spring when no sweaters will be called for at all.  Hopefully soon!

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Ermenegildo Zegna fall 2015

Ermenegildo Zegna fall 2015

No. 21 pre-fall 2015

No. 21 pre-fall 2015

J.W. Anderson fall 2015

J.W. Anderson fall 2015

J.W. Anderson pre-fall 2015

J.W. Anderson pre-fall 2015

Pringle of Scotland pre-fall 2015

Pringle of Scotland pre-fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2015

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2015

Jil Sander fall 2015

Jil Sander fall 2015

Carven pre-fall 2015

Carven pre-fall 2015

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2015

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Neil Barrett fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Jason Wu pre-fall 2015

Jason Wu pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Pringle of Scotland fall 2015

Pringle of Scotland fall 2015

Thakoon pre-fall 2015

Thakoon pre-fall 2015

Tom Ford fall 2015

Tom Ford fall 2015

Images from style.com

 

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The Golden Globes are tonight, and I’m hoping for some great fashion moments, with nominees like Julianne Moore in the mix!  As we all know, fashion goes quickly from the runway to the red carpet, so it would come as no surprise if we saw looks from the most recent pre-fall 2015 collections (still being shown).  I’ve looked back through some of my favorites from the collections that have been shown so far, and that could realistically be worn today, and have selected my designer dozen.  Some of the looks are unexpected, like a wide-legged pleated pant, and then there are a designer or two that never dress for the red carpet, like Alexander Wang (other than his Balenciaga looks).  I also hope to see some couture, and wouldn’t be shocked if someone wore a look from the recent all-white Valentino haute couture show in New York.  Cate Blanchett perhaps?  I’ll be watching to see if any of my looks make the fashion cut!

Lanvin pre-fall 2015

Lanvin pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2015

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2015

Altuzarra pre-fall 2015

Altuzarra pre-fall 2015

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2015

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2015

Givenchy pre-fall 2015

Givenchy pre-fall 2015

J. Mendel pre-fall 2015

J. Mendel pre-fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Christopher Kane pre-fall 2015

Christopher Kane pre-fall 2015

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2015

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2015

Tory Burch pre-fall 2015

Tory Burch pre-fall 2015

Fashion images from style.com

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