Best of Coats: Fall 2009 to Winter 2010

Now that it’s getting a bit nippy outside, its time to bring out last season’s winter coat.  But wait!  The holidays are coming up so why not ask for that coat you’ve been dying for ever since you walked past the window display at the local Saks or Nordstrom?  I know my birthday and Christmas are coming up so heck, why not ask for a matching pair of off-white leather gloves?  This season is seeing a wide range of coat trends including oversized collars, ruffles, fur, and strong shoulders.

Check out the Fall 09 RTW collections of Donna Karan and Louis Vutton for inspiration!

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Versace’s “Glow Sticks”

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Donatella Versace’s new collection definitely made its mark on the runway for the Fall 2009 shows.  Versace incorporated shocking hot pinks, fiery reds, and flashing oranges among her stunning and classic black, metallic, and gray pieces.  While full neon dresses and gowns are normally considered ’80’s, Versace cleverly omitted jewelry and embellishments – leaving a clean and modern piece that cannot be mistaken as a vintage dress someone pulled out of their closet.  The thin models graced the runway with fierce dark eye makeup and slicked back hair – adding to the intensity of each Glowing ensemble.