Hey kiddos, whether you like it or not, New York Fashion
Week has been in full swing, and all the fashionable people on the Internet are buzzing
about shows, photographers, and the right thing to wear when entering the
tents.While I have yet to attend
Fashion Week (no matter my passion, I need my work paycheck to pay the mortgage
and to fill my closet), I have learned from my fellow fashionistas that while
it is important to care about what you wear, it's equally important to be
informed and share your runway experiences.Below is a list of must-have phone apps and websites you should be checking out for the ultimate experience at New York Fashion week, or any fashion event
throughout the year.
'Tis the season to go faux--faux fur that is! Faux fur is by far the hottest trend this winter, and it's an easy way to add a luxe touch to wardrobe staples. This is not a trend that I find worth spending much of your hard-earned money on--faux fur comes and goes when it comes to winter trends, and it seems that each time it is back en vogue, it's a different color, texture, or silhouette. The thing is, faux fur is a fun trend and a great way to dress up what you already own to look fashionable this winter, be it on a weekend or to a holiday soirée.
Here's some options from the Web that let you get the fabulous faux fur look this winter, but at prices that will let you adopt the next big trend next season:
The world is gaga over Lady Gaga. Her outfits so outrageous during an award show that the costume itself deserves an award. You can catch a small glimpse of her face through the crazy mix of carnival masks she wears. And her hair, it's so um…wait, has anyone seen her real hair? She wears wigs, lots of them.
Help her out, which wig do you think would look best on Lady Gaga from Vogue Wigs?
This coming week I will be attending the Bonnaroo music festival. I have written about festival fashion before, but this post is about what I have learned over many years of music festivals to be the best fashion choices to look great and feel great while there.
Social media outlets were all a-twitter this week regarding Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter GOOP. GOOP is a newsletter (and website) where Paltrow shares her favorite places to visit, recipes, advice and inspiration from celebrity friends, and her random thoughts on topics important to her. This week, GOOP featured Gwyneth's choices for spring essentials.
The collection was full of simple, yet modern pieces that were are versatile and perfect for the season. Paltrow teamed with shopping site Net-a-Porter to offer these wardrobe essentials for purchase. The only problem" These "essentials" total over $18,000 ($16,434 for the clothing and shoes alone!). I doubt you can afford such a wardrobe, I know I can't. I usually hate "Dress for Less" articles because they pick pieces that may be similar, but don't give the same effect when actually worn.
However since I do believe Paltrow's "essentials" do make for a creative yet wearable spring and summer wardrobe, I scoured the 'net for pieces that give the same effect, but are available for much, much less.
One thing I got out of watching the Royal Wedding on Friday was a major desire for a chic chapeau. Hats and fascinators are wedding attire must-haves in the UK, but over the past couple of seasons have started to become a trend in the US. After William and Kate's event this past week, I believe they will be more on trend than ever. Why let all the Brits have the millinery fun?
Here's your guide to hats, fascinators and fabulous fashionable millinery!