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NYFW COVERAGE: Oops, Proenza did it again…

Good Monday my sweet readers! As you might have noticed by now, I’m falling a little behind with my reviews but I’m trying to keep up. Even thought LFW is in full bloom, I’m still enjoying and digesting all the gorgeous things we got to see on the Big Apple’s runways. For this post, I’ve got some heavy artillery coming your way. The toast of NYFW is here and ready to be reviewed. Brace yourselves for some of the season’s home runs (MLB Spring Training is just a few days away, hence the baseball talk). Ready? Play ball!

THEYSKENS’ THEORY

Talk about fabulous clothes you can actually wear on a daily basis (well, almost all of them). It was sleek, it was chic, it was rad just like the man himself, Olivier Theyskens. His signature silhouette can be recognized miles away, even from an airplane. This man knows how to do slouchy and tailored like no one else. His tailoring skills are so perfect, that he makes everything look so effortless with a pinch of grunge (good grunge).

It was overall an eclectic mix, cool chick meets lovely lady: boyish trousers, sheer jumpers, cozy ones, leather garments, worn-out ones, structured blazers with zippers, full skirts and even one or two embellished t-shirts. The climax of it all, those two leg flashing, sheer, elaborate jaw-dropping numbers (last two pictures) that mi pins need and my heart loved.

RODARTE

Want vintage looking and fabulous ensembles, the Mulleavy sisters are definitely the ones to go to. They definitely delivered a stunning show as they are clearly getting used to doing on NYFW. With a color palette that included an outstanding shade of orange among other earthy colors, almost every look showcased midi lengths, a trend that was particularly popular in the 1940’s (the collection was inspired by that decade). The textured coordinates were a constant on the runway, so were those beautiful and cropped heavy knitted jumpers.

The high note of their runway, that strapless burgundy dress with a gathered bottom in a pale shade of pink, the collar was just the cherry on top of the cake. Accessories were incredibly feminine, elaborate pilgrim collars, round, multi-colored pumps (the first ever to come from the minds of Kate and Laura) and those boots, those lace-up boots that had me drooling all the way during their show. Well done, ladies, well done!

THAKOON

It was a bright meets neutral parade, mixed in with some fabulous colored leather and feminine accents. Last season’s collection was definitely one of Thakoon’s best and this one didn’t fall far behind. The dresses with some raffia-like inserts, the fiery red leather and those two material coats were key elements in the runway. The camel and gray contrasted beautifully with the rest of the energetic shades used by the designer (even the lips of the models turned into flashy, flirty puckers).

Color blocking definitely made its appearance. A combo that we have seen quite a lot on the runway before was present too, bright orange and fuchsia, but somehow, Thakoon managed to do it his way. What to say about the feather prints and embellishments? I’m a sucker for feathers, so bring them on. Overall, it was ladylike and happy, just like Winter fashion should be (we don’t want to pile on more darkness to an already somber landscape). Special mention to the crossed pumps, exceptional!

REED KRAKOFF

Layering and pannelling techniques that can be described as pure perfection, Reed Krakoff really killed it this season. It was a texture clash in every single look the designer sent out the runway. Fur, sheer and silk together in one jacket may seem insane, but on the catwalk, it looked dazzling. A mix between sophistication and minimalism was the main mood of the show, also a contrast between lengths and levels.

Color palette was neutral, except for those fiery red numbers that painted bright a moment on his runway show. The lengths were all below the knee (as you have probably sorted out, one of the major trends for the next season will be below the knee skirts). The accessories are something to pay attention to, since his Boxer is pure art in the shape of a bag. This time he presented us with hobos, buckle boots, masculine brogues with wide heel and fur collars, oh and that beautiful crocodile tote.

PROENZA SCHOULER

If you were to see me right now, you would notice that my jaw hasn’t been able to go back to its place since I saw this masterpiece. It’s rather unsettling how this fashionable duo seem to nail it every time but what’s even more shocking, is how they always manage to come up with new and never seen before ideas. With a clear inspiration on a trip to Nepal, Lázaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough made their show, hands down, the best one in FWNY. Perfectly tailored pieces, delightful patchwork, beautifully woven garments and those embroidered peacock jackets (I’d sell a kidney for the minty and golden one) were among the elements that made all of our hearts swoon with love and burn with desire.

It was all very Far East, there was Asian brocade, there were architectural shapes and volume (another one of the biggest trends we have seen so far). The belted, pleated, wide-legged trousers speak for themselves, breathtakingly beautiful. What to say about those ridiculously amazing accessories, I’m just done typing, see for yourselves, it’s definitely worth the look. It may seem to you that this review is major ass-kissing, but seriously, I do not know them, I’m just overwhelmed by this two and their mind-blowing collection. Seriously, major standing ovation material.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Glam chic with some color, that’s today’s outfit vibe. I chose a pair of bright pink skinny jeans from Zara. I paired them up with a silky teal blouse from Nasty Gal. It has a very low but tasteful neckline. For coverage, a furry jacket from Zara in ivory. Very resourceful and on sale right now! For a little contrast, a pair of leopard booties from Steve Madden. The platform makes them comfortable enough.

For the bag, another Givenchy Antigona clutch this time in beige. I just can’t get enough of this enveloped beauties. For accessories, dramatic jewelry for a dramatic cleavage: Mawi’s gray pearl necklace with a sapphire drop. Also, a leopard watch from ASOS to match the booties and a single loop ring from COCII. Match the whole ensemble with berry pretty nails, courtesy of Chanel Le Vernis APRIL.

All details on today’s look can be found on FASHIOLISTA.

There you go! Only one more review post from NYFW and we are off to what LFW has been lavishing us with! Keep checking back for Sweet’n’Raw’s coverage!

Sweet kisses…

PS: MFW is just two days away!

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

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NYFW COVERAGE: The Sugar Princess and the Mad Hatter

Greetings from a less frozen Milan, Italy! As we began to warm-up for our Fashion Week, New York begins to wrap it up. It’s been a wonderful week so far (Proenza Schouler made my heart literally stop yesterday, but their review will be coming up tomorrow), Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have yet to show their stuff on the runway. As for myself, I have five more reviews in store for you, my sweet and gorgeous readers. Ready for today’s round-up? I have Mr. Elegance, Oscar de la Renta, the showman, Marc Jacobs, and more! Let’s start!

OSCAR DE LA RENTA

It was a dream, a dream built by the man himself, Oscar de la Renta. It was a display of class, sophistication, femeninity but with a touch of fantasy. Who wouldn’t want to be turned into a de la Renta princess? I bet all of you raised your hands. It was all so old school, all so parisian chic and all so lavish. There was the Audrey Hepburn inspiration and then there were a gazillion jewels going down the runway (some real, some printed).

I have to admit I was hypnotized from look one, and kept on drooling till the final bow (I have a secret crush on Oscar). The Dominican designer mixed classic black looks with powdery colored ones. He sent out knits, lace, tulle, pleats, embellishments, and even colored fur, it was so overwhelmingly perfect! In the end, he had his usual red carpet moment with some dreamy and fabulous gowns, waiting to be Oscar’d. I loved his collection, I loved each and every one of his garments.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM

Moving on to a lighter and more minimal runway, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s. For the working woman, for the sleek and cool city chick, that’s the type of crowd the designer went for this season. Tailored pants in different cuts, unusually shaped knitwear, fitted blazers and the turtleneck, which was pretty much everywhere.

He did his fair share of color-blocking and layering, in a clean and precise way. It was a great show, wearable clothes for the glam gal who likes workwear and trendy in the same phrase.

DEREK LAM

When the tailoring is right, you can never go wrong, that was Derek Lam’s motto for this collection. Cream, black, mustard and a little bit rusty red painted the designer’s runway. Each look resulted in odd pairings, in a good way. Printed bombers accompanied printed midi skirts, fur, leather and silk as a combo, long and flowy skirts with thick and heavy knits. And it all worked out so damn well. It was effortless, it was laid-back with a touch of dressy and a pinch of sporty. I simply loved the movement in his final garments and the shoes, oh those shoes, someone get me a pair before I throw a fit.

DOO.Ri

This is the way proper draping should look, beautiful, artistic, flawless and wearable. This is the first time I review DOO.Ri and all I have to say by looking at the stellar collection is that it has been a pleasure. The color palette was mainly black & bone, there were a few hints of pink, a little gray and that gorgeous shade of teal she sent down the runway. The show had an air of fluidity and elegance, everything seemed to fit in the right place and at the right time.

Aside from her jersey draped beauties, we also got to see some different elements this time: silk dresses, wool knits, leather, tailoring skills and laser cutting.

MARC JACOBS

Definitely the show most people expect on NYFW. Yes, it is about the clothes, but it’s also because this man sure does know how to put on a show. This time the setting was a castle in ruins, the main attraction were hats and the accessory that you could spot on every ensemble were pilgrim shoes. The collection, as the designer said, was inspired by fashion icons Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yaeger. It was a texture parade, a big time mash-up, just the way his two muses would have done it.

Everything came oversized or cropped, notice the hips with volume and the flesh peeking out underneath those fabulous coats? It was edgy, it was daring, it was beyond dramatic, it was mad-hatter, it was disco, it was, after all,  Marc Jacobs.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Cute schoolgirl does the mash-up, that’s what I like to call today’s look! It’s is pretty but it has an edge. Let’s start with the first layer, a pastel blue sleeveless blouse from TOPSHOP. Second layer: a crocheted lace dress from See by Chloe, it’s flirty and femenine. To contrast with the girly stuff, a menswear sweater in grey with speckles. It’s from Oliver Spencer and you can find it on Mr. Porter. For the last layer, I added more texture and print to the game with this THU THU boucle bomber. For leg coverage, spotted natural tights from Modcloth and navy blue socks from TOPSHOP. For walking distances with style, this See by Chloe lace-up shoes are perfect for the ensemble.

For the bag, a classic in the making, the PS11 by Proenza Schouler in camel. For jewelry, the cute factor with a stripey bow necklace from ASOS and a leather bracelet in beige from Mulberry. Last but not least, pucker up with Dolce & Gabbana’s Scarlett lipstick.

All details from today’s look can be found HERE.

15 down, tons of more reviews to go. Tomorrow LFW kicks off my sweet readers! Which show are you most excited for? Me? Two words: Meadham Kirchhoff.

Sweet kisses…

PS: MFW is 6 days away!

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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NYFW COVERAGE: Darkness & Drama

Little by little I’m regaining traction with my runway reviews. No more slacking off, young lady! It’s Thursday and NYFW is almost coming to an end. An eager and stylish London awaits for us! But today, I got reviews for three of the most expected shows of the season: Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung. Are you ready to see what this fashion prodigies presented in New York? I am more than ready to walk you through their lovely and beautiful collections.

ALEXANDER WANG

He is working his ass off to become one of NYFW’s giants, and it shows. He always makes us go crazy with his creations and this show was no exception. It was a darker side of him, very different mood than the one he gave us for S/S 2012. But before getting into his collection, there is something I have to comment on first, his model line-up was insane. Almost every girl that has made a name for herself  in the industry walked that runway: Frankie Rayder, Shalom Harlow, Carmen Kass, Karmen Pedaru, Karolina Kurkova, Natasha Poly and of course queen Gisele, just to name a few. Enough with the chicks and off to the clothes.

It was a somber collection, but with a sense of luxury and a touch of gloss. The garments looked almost laquered and this was exactly what the designer was going for. His color palette was simple, black, white and some other rusty colors. It was a structure display, it was clean, it was precise and dramatic. It was a more mature side of him. I don’t know how he does it, but Mr. Wang always gets it right.

BAND OF OUTSIDERS: BOY & GIRL

I don’t care who likes it or who doesn’t, I am a sucker for Band of Outsiders. I fell in love with Scott’s Menswear a few years ago when I chose his brand as a theme for a project. Now that he does Girl, I am even more infatuated by Mr. Sternberg’s fashion. This time, his theme was obviously western (the show opened to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly soundtrack). Long and flowy dresses with soft prints for the Girl part, tailored pieces, fur vests and cool trousers for the boy part. There was a little Mexican influence on the whole collection, which made me like it even more. It’s might not be a novelty, but it’s realxed, it’s wearable and it has Band of Outsiders written all over.

PRABAL GURUNG

It was so hard to narrow Prabal Gurung’s entire collection to my 10 favorite looks. It was heartbreaking to leave so many out. As he usually does in Fashion Week, Mr. Gurung killed it again! It was a spectacular fashion display. From the perfect tailoring, to his texture mash-up, to his color palette, the result was pure perfection. It was darker than it usually is with him (darkness suits him just fine), but in his very own style, it escaladed and ended with light (hence the title of the show, “Uncursed”).

His signature trousers, metallic gowns, feathers, fur, neoprene, his also singnature cut-outs and sheer inserts, it was so Prabal Gurung but with a twist, a beautiful one. It was a sexy collection and a bold move from the designer, a move that payed off really well. I give him a standing ovation, even though I was not physically there to do so.

PREEN

Last season I became a fanatic, thank God they kept the same lines and shapes for fall. It was a subtle and delicate transition from Spring to Fall. The main inspiration for the digitized and abstract prints Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi presented on the catwalk came from Expressionism. They combined textures and printed elements in a collage kind of way. Some of the elements from their last show came back, the beautiful peplum, the soft and femenine silhouettes, the knee-length skirts, the lace and the sheer fabrics.

But also other elements made it to the runway, bold colors, sequins, print overlapping, beautiful knits and embellished garments. It was like a sequel to their lovely S/S 2012 collection, and if you think sequels are never good, this show definitely proves you wrong.

ALTUZARRA

Young Mr. Joseph Altuzarra is definitely the man of the hour. This collection has been, up to this day, his masterpiece. Can his creations get better than this? It’s gonna be a tough one to break, but I’m sure in the coming seasons, he will keep outdoing himself. It was a mix of trends and textures, with a winning result. Precise tailoring was a key element for his success. Heavy and meticulous knits were presented on the runway, along with embellished garments, fringes, structured pieces and sharp cuts.

Like his fellow designer Jason Wu, Joseph sent out the runway an olive, leather coat to die for. The show had a Moroccan feel to it, but it was not ethnic, it was Moroccan his way. He is the man to watch, and he has earned his place in Fashion. Beautiful is all I can say!

LOOK OF THE DAY

Who said Winter had to be harsh? I like mine powdery with a little pastel in it. For this Fashion Week look, I chose some skinny, minty trousers from Zara. I paired them with a printed, cat bodysuit (it’s actually a swimsuit, but it just looks rad with this ensemble) from Nasty Gal. Over it, a blush, sheer blouse, also from Nasty Gal. You just have to tuck it in and leave it slightly open for the cat’s face to peek out. To cover up, a faux fur coat from ASOS in a lovely shade of lilac. For the shoes, to keep on candy-coating, a pair of patent leather platforms in blush, also form Nasty Gal.

For the bag, I am currently in love with Givenchy’s Antigona line, so I went with a bright white clutch. It complements the look to perfection. Accessories? I rarely do the ring/bracelet/necklace combo, but this time it seemed right: pastel, spiked bracelet, swirl golden ring and pastel blue, Hello Salilor! necklace, all from TOPSHOP. For the nails, Essie’s Nice is Nice to contrast with the furry jacket.

All set! You can find the details of the look on FASHIOLISTA.

I’ve already given you 10 reviews and two looks, want more? There’s plenty coming your way! I better get to work. I’m giving you Oscar and Marc tomorrow so be sure to check back!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

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NYFW COVERAGE: Wu does China, Lang goes sleek

Good Monday, my sweet readers! FWNY is on and better than ever. In this four days of A/W fashion, we have already seen an amazing display on the catwalks (I’m a little behind on my reviews, Winter cold is my excuse for slacking off). And as trends begin to surface and thousands of 6 feet amazons strut the runways in some fabulous designer creations, this Mexican chick is ready for the first review round-up, directly from Milan.

CREATURES OF THE WIND

We’ve seen just a few shows so far, but we are already sure about one of the strongest color tends, RED! Last A/W season was all about ice, it’s only fair this one they give us fire. I wasn’t familiar with this small brand going on big, but boy was it a pleasant surprise. The Chicago based duo presented us with a total of 23 looks, all different from each other and each with a life of its own. A mix of delicate embroidery, colored leather, stripes and squares, but above all, perfect construction and beautiful shapes. Their insipration: The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies book, an Episcopalian minister’s collection  in the of his parishioners’ supernatural tales. Shane Gabier and Chris Peters are definitely two to watch, bravo!

PETER SOM

Sheer, leather and THE peplum, three elements that were all over Peter Som’s magnifique collection. Four main colors, a shimmering white, elegant black, jewel green and red. A flawless but effortless execution, the peplums played the part of  an architectural detail.

Although some of his pieces may reminisce prior catwalk shows (the see-through skirts peeking out can be compared to Riccardo Tisci’s for Givenchy A/W 2011), he definitely put his own twist on them and made them his.  His fashion display of this season was very different from what we have seen from him before. It was an unexpected turn, but a much appreciated one.

JASON WU

He made us fall in love with his S/S 2012 collection ( I still dream about THE pink number). Now with his A/W 2012 show, it’s official, we are going bananas for this man’s creations. He is definitely one of the young designers that keeps on growing, and growing with each season. With a clear Chinese inspiration, his looks ranged from military chic (chinese army, hence the red and green shades) to beautiful and crafty embroidered pieces ( Chinese royal dynasty comes to mind).

The key elements: fitted pencil skirts, a gorgeous display of capes, prints and textures and a touch of fur. I still can’t get over that army green leather coat, it’s my dreamboat. Kudos to Mr. Wu, because he always delivers and his deliveries keep getting better and better with each season.

CHADWICK BELL

He may be from California, but there’s nothing californian about his collection. It can be described as sophsiticated with an edge, a big edge. The designer described his inspiration as:  “A perfect woman in an imperfect situation. She’s well-kept but dangerous.”  The dramatic hair and make up played along perfectly with the collection’s feel and mood. A wide variety of colors in his palette, and also textures: from feathers, to jacquard, to leather and even some fur, a girl has a lot to choose from.

HELMUT LANG

The neutral color palette was a predictable move for the Helmut Lang show, what we did not expect were those hints of rust red the designer duo sent out the runway. But the shades were not the only consistent part of this collection, the sleek chic silhouette was there too. Nicole and Michael Colovos are certainly walking the cocky and confident road and it suits them just fine.

It was all so architectural but with a flow. Asymmetrical cuts, funnel neck jackets, tigh-high boots, explosive lava-like patterns and that drool-worthy creme cape were among the elements Helmut Lang presented on the runway this season. Overall, a hit out of the ballpark!

RAG & BONE

It was layering at its best, like the puerst form of art. It all looked so effortless and at the same time, perfect. Asymmetrical garments with stripes, cinched at the waist, were all over Rag & Bone’s A/W 2012 collection.  With a slight vibe from India and their perfect tailoring, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright presented us with wonderful fashion, we will be lusting after next season.

Tapestry, pantsuits, and blanket capes, all paired up with some fab ankle boots and loafers. The beauty was simple and natural, as were the hair waves. It was beyond cool, and every girl loves some cool in her closet.

LOOK OF THE DAY

It’s cold outside but I’m feeling rather floral. Today’s look represents  just what I’m all about. Pastel and flower ensembles are my drug,  and lately I have a witness for green bags. Let’s start with the skirt, I chose a skater one in beige from Nasty Gal. The fit and the shape make it really chic and really cute. I tucked in a pussybow blouse in classic rose from ASOS. For a layering effect, I added a metallic jumper from H&M (seriously, run out the door and go get this garment, it’s a perfect companion for this coming season). For coverage and to give the outfit a little bit of a laid-back vibe, a twill, floral jacket from See by Chloé. Maybe, by looking at the image, you might think the legs are a little bare for the cruel temperature outside, but no. This lovely, pale pink tights are from TOPSHOP. For the shoes, with this ensemble, you can’t go wrong with some fabulouss high-heeled brogues from the Fergie (yes, the chick from the Black Eyed Peas, didn’t know she had a shoe line but styles are good and prices even more so).

For the bag, green purses are so happening right now. This lovely style is from Golden Goose and you have seen it before on this POST.  For the hands, one of my favorite accessories of all times, beige fingerless gloves and a kitsch watch from River Island. For teh final touch, Chanel Le Vernis MAY for your nails.

I am running a little behind, but I promise to make it op to you. Tomorrow we will have reviews for Mr. Wang, Mr. Gurung and Mr. Altuzarra. That’s a lot of work! I better get my beauty sleep!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Photos: style.com

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SWEET’N’RAW’S NYFW COVERAGE: The Field

Are we excited or what? NYFW has finally kicked off. Who can even remeber those Super Bowl moments? Tomorrow, the streets of NYC will be filled with bloggers, models, journalists and more, all of them ready for exceptional dispays of Autumn/Winter fashion. As you have probably noticed by now, I never get to the point without a proper introduction (virtue or defect I got from my dear Momma). That is why today I have prepared for you a baseball themed, FWNY, designer analysis and tomorrow we will be starting with fresh, out-of-the-runway reviews and the looks I have already in the oven for you. NYFW’s show round-up is always interesting and youthful, it’s always exciting to see the new materials, prints and trends designers showcase on their catwalks. Shall we? Most certainly!

Here you will find the big names, the ones that have been around for years and years. The sharks or the big shots are always a big part of Fashion Week, wether you like Ralph Lauren’s classic style, Anna Sui’s excentric touch, Calvin Klein’s minimalism or the exquisite circus Marc Jacobs always puts together.

MARC JACOBS  Creative Director: Marc Jacobs  –  Owner: LVMH  –  Start date: 1986

RALPH LAUREN  Creative Director: Ralph Lauren  –  Owner: Ralph Lauren  –  Start date: 1969

OSCAR DE LA RENTA  Creative Director: Oscar de la Renta  –  Owner: Oscar de la Renta  –  Start date: 1965

CALVIN KLEIN  Creative Director: Francisco Costa  –  Owner: Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation  –  Start date: 1968

DONNA KARAN  Creative Director: Donna Karan  –  Owner: LVMH  –  Start date: 1985

ANNA SUI  Creative Director: Anna Sui  –  Owner: Anna Sui  –  Start date: 1980

MVP says it all, the most valuable players on the field. Fearless when it comes to trying new things, smart, creative and beyond fabulous. Proenza Schouler texture and material usage always manages to drop our jaws. Jason Wu has perfect tailoring skills and Rodarte’s girls always take us to their very unique fantasyland.

ALEXANDER WANG  Creative Director: Alexander Wang  –  Owner: Alexander Wang  –  Start date: 2007

PROENZA SCHOULER  Creative Director: Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez  –  Owner: Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Andrew Rosen  –  Start date: 2003

PRABAL GURUNG  Creative Director: Prabal Gurung   –  Start date: 2009

JASON WU  Creative Director: Jason Wu  –  Owner: Jason Wu  –  Start date: 2006

THAKOON  Creative Director: Thakoon Panichgul  –  Owner: Thakoon Panichgul  –  Start date: 2004

RODARTE  Creative Director: Kate and Laura Mulleavy  –  Owner: Kate and Laura Mulleavy  –  Start date: 2005

They deserve a special mention, a ticket to the All-star game. Michael Kors constantly delivers, Phillip Lim is always pretty and new and Helmut Lang, well Helmut Lang speaks for itself.

HELMUT LANG  Creative Director:  Michael y Nicole Colovos  –  Owner: Link Theory Holdings Co.  –  Start date: 1986

3.1 PHILLIP LIM  Creative Director:  Phillip Lim  –  Owner: Phillip Lim, Wen Zhou  –  Start date: 2005

MICHAEL KORS  Creative Director:  Michael Kors  –  Owner: Silas Chou, Lawrence Stroll; Sportswear Holdings

  –  Start date: 1981

They have only been around for a couple of seasons and their road to the top is just starting, but trust me on this one, they are the ones to watch. Band of Outsiders has already the Menswear experience, Joseph Altuzarra has Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and PS on his CV and the Olsen sisters have always had that X FACTOR.

ALTUZARRA Creative Director: Joseph Altuzarra  –  Start date: 2009

THE ROW  Creative Director:  Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen  –  Start date: 20057

BAND OF OUTSIDERS  Creative Director:  Scott Sternberg  –  Owner: Scott Sternberg  –  Start date: 2011

Now you know who’s showing this week! Which show are you most excited for? I’m a sucker for Jacobs, Preen and Jason Wu. Expect the unexpected, because that’s the thing about New York and that’s the beauty about it too.

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
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COMING SOON…

Aren’t we all excited that February is here? You know what that means right? A month filled with fashion, style, trends, but above all, mayhem. Last September was Sweet’n’Raw’s first big Fashion Week coverage. I had done some Resort previously and every other A/W 2011 article for Journalism class but never before had I given myself the task of editing photos, writing reviews and even styling looks of the day. It was a hectic month for me, but in the end, seeing the results and knowing all that hard work was useful and appreciated by many, many readers, it was totally worth it. Now it’s time to go at it again (I can only do A/W and S/S, doing Pre-fall and Resort by myself would be suicidal), I’m already putting together some outfits and bracing myself for the madness that will be coming my way in less than two weeks. So here is a brief summary of what’s a Sweet’n’Raw coverage like. Here’s what I presented to all of you, my lovely readers, on S/S 2012.

Virtually, not physically, Sweet’n’Raw was present in all four fashion capitals of the World. With the wonders of streaming, I was able to witness most of the shows live (I was drunk for the Marc Jacobs one, but I was there after all).

SWEET’N’RAW’S FW COVERAGE BY THE NUMBERS

Sweet’n’Raw’s NYFW Results:

4 posts – 14 reviews – 23 collages – 115 images

Sweet’n’Raw’s MFW Results:

3 posts – 16 reviews – 24 collages – 120 images

Sweet’n’Raw’s LFW Results:

2 posts – 11 reviews – 12 collages – 60 images

Sweet’n’Raw’s PFW Results:

4 posts – 22 reviews – 44 collages – 220 images

GRAND TOTAL:

  • 14 POSTS
  • 63 REVIEWS
  • 103 COLLAGES
  • 515 IMAGES

THE LOOKS

Since my attendance to Fashion Week (except for Milan) was virtual, I played also a game called, “What I would wear”. It was intended to give all of my readers out there some ideas on how to dress up for this big event. From garments, to accessories and even nail polish shades, I offered all of you a total of 13 looks, complete looks and even beauty tips. All looks different from each other and all Fashion Week worthy!

Last but not least, this are the 91 accessories that I used to complement the outfits. They look all so lovely together!

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I did all of this by myself, but I did. I am more than ready to take the Fashion Week bull by the horns. Now I have a mission, to break my record and give you more posts filled with fashion, style and runway than last season. Are you ready for fashion month? I am, bring it on folks!

Sweet kisses…

PS: I have not forgotten our Mash-up series, I will be back with that tomorrow.

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Photos: Style.com

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