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Charlotte Ronson By: Sofia Husain

Charlotte Ronson showcased her Spring/Summer 2012 line this past Saturday. A popular designer with the young Hollywood types, celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne, Whitney Port and Nicky Hilton were a few of the famous faces with front row seats. The collection itself was mish mash of denim patchwork, crochet tops, sheer skirts, vertical stripes, bohemian and floral prints- and that’s my attempt to summarize it into a few words. Though a few individual pieces caught my eye, the line itself lacked consistency. Ronson also chose to stick with a neutral color palette, except for a few pops of orange. To be fair, her Fall 2011 collection gave us a much stronger showing.  It 's only been two years since her NY Fashion Week debut so there is still plenty of time for this young designer to strengthen her craft.
To watch the show, check out:

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L.A.M.B. By: Josh Monje

This collection for L.A.M.B. really made me realize how much the line itself has grown. I no longer see it as something that another celebrity has simply put their name behind; but a well recognized fashion line. I am truly in love with every single piece from the Spring 2012 collection. The line is simple, casual, avant garde and colorful as we I have seen in the Nicole Miller S/S 2012 line amongst others. It is quite clear that bright reds and blues, olives, neon, and black and white (respectively) will be big this Spring 2012. As well as exotic prints. I'm almost certain that it was the hair that made me feel slightly reminiscent of the Jeremy Scott S/S 2010 show or the clothes; however, I was not a fan of the way the collection was shown. I prefer a regular runway show rather than a presentation. Below I have included some of my favorite looks from the show. Enjoy! 

  1. I love this bright, blue, red, green, and black blouse. It's really casual and you can pair it with some wedges and leather shorts on a spring day and you're totally ready to go. 
  2. This look is really great. I love how the exotic patterned blouse was paired with the olive colored shorts. The shorts are really timeless and you always want some shorts in your closet that will be in style season after seaon. 
  3. I love the sheer sweater. It's perfect for a weekend at the Hamptons or even Coachella, when you don't really want to put on anything bulky but you still want that extra something to keep you warm. The shorts are great as well, still very versatile. 
  4. You can never go wrong with a jumpsuit. Especially a black one! This piece is so beyond perfect and when you piece it with something as bright as the red clutch they used it really is the right amount of color. Not too much and not too boring. Perfect for a day out that turns into a night on the town! 

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BCBG MAXAZRIA By: Sofia Husain

BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of the first shows to kick off the start of New York Fashion Week. Lead by the power couple of Max and Lubov Azria, BCBG is known for its sleek styles and its Spring 2012 RTW line is exactly that. Looking at the collection will no doubt leave you thinking about where you want to vacation next. Comprising of long, flowing dresses and tribal style patterns, the line is overwhelming geared towards the return of  hot summer days and nights. The collection is also color-friendly and showcases the popular color-blocking look into the spring season. 

Here are some of the looks I found most appealing:

Look #1:
This navy blue jumpsuit, with a v-neck and slit-style sleeves has a relaxed, easy fit so it should work for most body types. With any jumpsuit I would recommend sticking to darker tones, as a lighter color may make it look as if you are walking around in your pajamas…just sayin!

Look #2:
One of my favorite looks from the runway show, the mix of different colors is lovely and done so in a manner that still presents a polished look (not to mention, the front pocket is fab!). I also like the fact the waist band falls lower on the torso, allowing for an elongated, lean appearance which always helps. Once again using a v-neck cut, the light fabric (perhaps chiffon or silk) will keep any girl looking easy, breezy, beautiful this summer.

Look #3:
There is nothing better than taking a black dress and giving it a twist- with a few strategically placed pops of color (note the blue and yellow), this look lets the dress do the talking. The t-band neck design is unusual, yet captivating- when paired with accessories such as stud earrings or a chunky bracelet, I am loving this dress for a warm summer night out.

Look #4:
Many women have a love/hate relationship with the slip dress- usually sheer in nature, a slip dress is meant to be an easy garment to slip in and out of (think whatever you want here). This particular number from BCBG is generous with its fabric, and looks to be incredibly light if not weightless. I would suggest keeping this look for the beach or extremely hot, humid days. Even though the dress does not have a structured fit, the color blocking is well done with the orange mid-section purposefully placed to help conceal the hip/stomach area.

Look #5:
Is there any doubt what neckline to choose next spring/summer? It’s all about the v-neck baby (or at least according to BCBG). I love this dress, because it shows neon orange done right. The slit-style sleeves are also a nice change from halter tops or racer backs, providing a slightly more modest and demure appeal.

Look #6:
If you are planning on taking a Mexican vacation, this look can be your starting point for your holiday wardrobe.  The tribal prints are thankfully used in moderation and adds character to this one-shouldered dress. The teal color block on the hem again showcases how the right touch of color can take a look from basic to beautiful.

To watch a video of the BCBG Max Azria S/S 2012 show, see:

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Schedule

There is an excitement in the air.  The air is so saturated with the thoughts of this particular event, that it is almost tangible.  Outfits are being perfected down to the last detail, all must be perfect. Why? The world is watching, as New York Fashion Week begins…
Schedule for September 8th:

1) Nicholas K …. 9am
11) Porter Grey …. 9:30-10:30am
111) BCBGMAXAZRIA ….10am
1V) Richard Chai …. 11am
V) Supima …. 1pm
V1) Tadashi Shoji …. 2pm
V11) Candela …. 2:30-3:30pm

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Is your iPad Idrab? If so, it needs a little TLC! Every iPad wants to be Ifab after all right? Designers think so too, as they have steadily been releasing some to die for iPad cases.  There are so many options, if you want to go for sassy and glamourous, opt for a cheeky leopard print case like the Chloe and D&G cases above. Or if you're going for a look that is edgy, modern, and on trend, the snakeskin printed case from Michael Kors says it all.  Edgy and Glam not your style? Go classic - chic with a fur covered case (3.1 Phillip Lim) or a quilted bag with gold chains from Marc Jacobs.  Whatever style you choose, your iPad with catch everyone's I's when you pull it out.

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