On Thursday, I saw the best thing I’ve ever seen in the world of fashion. With one runway show, all my childhood dreams came true and I realized I could still attain my very first career goal of being Barbie. Moschino, I officially love you.
If you haven’t seen the collection yet, imagine a really bad-ass version of Elle Woods’ wardrobe. Lots of pink, glitter, big blonde hair, and adorable little skirt suits… but with a cheeky haute-couture twist that only Moschino can pull off. I also haven’t seen so much winking and kiss-blowing since the last VS Fashion Show.
I think it’s safe to say that designer Jeremy Scott knocked it out of the park in his second ready-to-wear collection for the Italian fashion house. Appointed as Moschino’s creative director a little less than a year ago, the notoriously eccentric designer debuted his first collection for Fall/Winter 14. Now as much as I appreciated the ironic appropriation of cultural iconography and the social commentary of the line… I just wasn’t a fan of that first line. I can admire all the McDonalds and Sponge Bob from afar… but I’m not putting it on. It was like… too normcore (but ironically so). The Barbie Dream Collection though? That’s a different story.
As with anything, there were a few dissenting opinions. Some are dubious of how a line inspired by a child’s toy can be “high fashion,” and still others voiced concern at the body image that Barbie conveys (I mean the number one pop song contains the lyrics “I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll”). People are entitled to their own opinions, but as far as I’m concerned the collection was the perfect marriage of fun, pop culture commentary and trendy pieces. It certainly wasn’t ludicrous to the point of being unwearable yet it stood out. It was unexpected and artistic… and sometimes we forget that fashion is art after all. Most importantly, Jeremy Scott is staying true to the roots of the Moschino brand. (On another note, Karl Lagerfeld has stated that he thinks Scott is the only designer that can take over Chanel after him. As much as I love Scott for Moschino, the thought of him at the helm of Chanel scares the living daylights out of me.)
Check out some of my favorite looks from the collection below and watch the video if you haven’t yet. If you can’t wait to wear it (like me), you can already shop a capsule collection online. What I really want to know is when the magic mirror phone case is going to come in for the iPhone 6 because I’m literally dying without it.
All Images via Style.com
Well, dark red that is. Today we’re taking a quick break from the healthy eating series (no, that doesn’t mean you can cheat) and we’re looking at a fall trend that I am COMPLETELY obsessing over — RED.
It’s not just any red though… it’s my very favorite shade of deep, dark red. It goes by plenty of different names — burgundy, garnet, maroon, claret, Gryffindor red (what? I didn’t just say that), and my personal favorite, wine — and it has plenty of different variations, but all of them are equally pretty AND all of them happen to be very in right now.
I’m loving the fact that burgundy is so on trend this season for three very important reasons. Number one, I get to wear my favorite color and be trendy. Yippy skippy. Number two, burgundy is a gorgeous color that has staying power for the whole season… you’ll be able to wear it down the leaf-strewn sidewalks of October into the festive days of December and right through the darkest days of February. Number three and most importantly, burgundy is a basic enough color that it’s not going to be limited to Fall ’14. Is it super trendy right now? You betcha. Is it going to look bad next fall though? Um, no. It’s always going to be a great Fall/Winter color, and I’m planning on using its current popularity to invest in some amazing, classic pieces that will work in my wardrobe for years to come. Didn’t you know? Burgundy looks great on blondes.
Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite burgundy pieces that you can get right now. Some of them are very “now” but some of them, like this classic quilted bag and this gorgeous wool boyfriend coat have the kind of staying power that I love. In fact, the coat’s already hanging in my closet.
Moto Jacket // Booties // Satchel // Leather Pants // Puffer Vest // High Tops // Zip Booties // Slip Ons // Jumpsuit // Quilted Bag // Mini Satchel // Wool Coat
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