2011 was pretty much a whirlwind of a year for me. Between completely changing my major to focus on fashion studies, to watching my blog grow with me and my adventures, I find myself meeting new experiences every week, and I've loved every second of it. In trying to keep things from getting sappy, I thought I'd share a few things I'm looking forward to in 2012, and that means SPRING! Specifically, spring dressing! So take a gander with me as I go through some fave collections for the upcoming year.
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Yigal Azrouel killed it with his "younger" line, Cut25. I don't normally dig sporty pieces, but these were kind of a collage of an acid trip on Venice Beach, or atleast that's what it looked like. The actual presentation was interesting, with each model standing on a grid. The girls rotated as the audience did around them. THe collection was inspired by 80's surf culture, which has been addressed by a lot of artists and designers lately, but this was a little more contemporary in its approach. And the shoes you guys, I'm done. Awesome.
Inspired by classique Keds designs from the early 60's, this debut collection exclusively sold at Opening Ceremony carries pieces inspired by folks like John Lennon and Yoko Ono who wore their sneakers every day. I'm obsessed with the little details in this collection, like the linings and peter pan collars worn with cute layered florals. The best part of seeing the collection though was trying it on! The jackets are to die for! Every piece had really unexpected charm, and the little details from the angled button flaps to the hidden quirky linings were so great!
This collection wasn't amazing, but the details were. Agan, I'm not normally into sporty pieces, but this collection was sexy & pretty cool.
Yes. Oh, God yes. I love stopping into the H&M showroom because they always cover all the bases. From feminine flippery to the collaborated lines (Versace x H&M, you know) to geometric panelling to pretty much anything else you can think of, it's all going to be there.
Nobody celebrates sunshine like Juicy! It was raining and freezing outside of the Spring '12 preview, but inside it was neon amazingness. I loooooved how fun this collection was, I mean, do you expect anything else? Lace with neon coated bags & gems? I'm in.
And finally, some amazing details from Tory. Tory Burch's SS '12 line was another inspired by the 20's & The Great Gatsby scenes by the seashore. More bright color, but this time it worked alongside beachy tones like sandy beige and sea glass blue