Michael Kors- Fall 2012

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Plaid, fur and sequins–oh my! This season, Michael Kors plays up patterns and textures with oversized plaid ponchos, fur coats, cuffs and collars, and floor-length sequin dresses. What does he seem to be telling us? Drama is in. MK’s go-to colors for this collection are red and black. The combination of these sultry colors make even a turtleneck look sexy. MK’s plaids and furs are reminiscent of old Scotland. His silhouettes are conservative and textures are thick and durable. He puts sweaters on top of dresses. Many of the models sport thick, chunky socks with heels. Yet, there are no high heels in this collection–MK’s shoes have mid-sized heels and Mary Jane-like straps around the front. There are even a few clogs and military boots in the mix. This collection is all about durability with a hint of sassiness. I definitely think these trends will trickle down into mainstream retail. Who doesn’t love a warm chunky sweater? Thanks, MK.

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Why this design show keeps me hanging by a thread!

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As a fashion freak, anything to do with the industry tickles my fancy, and Project Runway does exactly that. I love everything about this show. As Heidi always says, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. Every Project Runway season you will  find me tuned in to see which designers make the all-star judge panel say wow and which ones make them say “Auf Weidersehen.”

Whether designers are asked to make a beautiful and stylish garment from a potato sack or a stack of newspapers, the judges are never forgiving with those who do not measure up! Heidi’s frank critiques are always entertaining and my favorite shoe and accessory designer, Michael Kors, never shies away from calling the kettle black. And who could forget the budding designers’ mentor, Tim Gunn?! His favorite tip? Just “make it work.” And while a few do make it to the top, others are faced with a serious reality check. What some of these designers consider to be “commercial” is truly comical, and Ping’s unfinished piece that gave everyone a flash of her model’s buttox this season showed the entertainment value that comes as a consequence of each challenge’s time frame.

I always have my favorite designers, and love hearing what the judges have to say about them, and yes, there are always a few designers I could do without (Ping, I’m sorry, but bare butts aren’t my thing!). So, as I follow the show play-by-play and make predictions of who Season 7’s winner will be, get to know the designers and discover your favorite at http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/project-runway-designers.

If you have missed the first two episodes, check them out on mylifetime.com!

Happy Watching!

Must have accessory: a timepiece

As Heidi Klum says, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.  However, one piece that never goes out of style is a classy time piece. This season, Michael Kors introduced  a fabulous collection of fashionable watches that are reasonably priced.  A classic timepiece is something that never goes out of style!

La Mer Square Wrap Watch

Watch deal: La Mer Square Wrap Watch

Comes in a variety of colors

Watch steal: Hermes KellyComes in a variety of colors!

Michael Kors Watch

Michael Kors Watch

NORDSTROM Anniversary Sale!!

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having an amazing summer! So I’ve got some great news… NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE starts this Friday, July 17th!

I’ve had the privilege of working there this summer, so I’ve seen all the sale merchandise weeks in advance/have had many chances to try it on!! So I’m basically just shouting out that everyone should head over to a Nordstrom this weekend to check out some amazing deals on the new fall merchandise.

A few items to be on the lookout for…

Michael Kors Jet Set Stone Watch in silver-tone which is around $150 (originally $250)

Watch

Fyre Western Boots Similar to these pictured down to around $180 (originally 260)

Frye

Plus a ton of marked down designer jeans (Seven for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans, True Religion, Paige, etc.) and tons of designer purses, and just a bunch of their regular merchandise as well.

SO DON’T MISS OUT! I’m bummed that I can’t buy anything until the first day of the sale 😦

But seriously, great deals!

Simple Standout

Instead of throwing on a T-shirt and jeans, why not a cute cotton dress and bright patterned jacket? Victoria Cooper, a freshman at UNC, feels more confident and put together in this simple outfit than she would in a T-shirt and jeans. “It takes me longer to pick out a t-shirt from my drawer than it does to pick out this.”

Victoria Cooper

Cooper’s favorite designers are Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson. Her favorite clothing item is a pair of 4 inch Michael Kors heels. She states that a close second is the spoon ring she always wears on her left thumb. Nonetheless, as soon as the summer weather rolls around, her favorite items to wear will be shorts, skirts and dresses, but without the tights!
xoxo,
Katie Wood