Posted by: Viviana M. Rueda Image | February 25, 2011

Impressions of Fashion Week!

If Valentine’s Day had you a bit under the weather, than Mercedes-Benz’s Fashion Week could put the sprint in any fashionistas high-heeled step. I know it does year after year for me. Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta always dress to impress. Yet, I can say, unequivocally, that there were many surprises and treats. Let me tell you about some of my faves and general impressions of this glorious week.

Glad to see that some of the 2011 fashion predictions came true. Color was definitely in; true teal (versus the true blue)! It was awesome to see that dark-greenish blue splattered across many of the shows. While I was a bit perplexed by Marc Jacobs‘ interesting, futuristic, dotted caps, one of his teal looks was divine (sans cap).

I love this look!

There were also a host of funky patterns and prints that made their way down the runway; Anna Sui‘s was probably one of the most wearable, while Betsey Johnson was… Betsey Johnson. Although, I will say that I was intrigued  by the whimsical and vivacious designer’s debuts – Black Tag and Pink Patch.  While Black Tag is a bit more high-end, Pink Patch is more prêt-à-porter. It was refreshing to see real women in the Pink Patch show having a blast; after all, fashion should be fun, right fashionistas? Now, her designs may not always be my style, but I look forward to see how all of her lines evolve and what Betsey will do next.

Super fun look!

Speaking of funky, Saturday-night-fever-Sonny-and-Cher-bell-bottoms-Farrah-Fawcett-hair is back. The 70s are back! See that’s why when you do your next wardrobe audit, you don’t necessarily have to throw out all of your era favorites. Time in fashion isn’t linear, it’s circular; trends and fads come, go, and then come back. What was so passé yesterday, will be vintage tomorrow; keep some timeless pieces. Although, keeping all of your 70s, 80s, 90s is no bueno, and I will audit you soon!

The 70s were on fire!

But as we all know, there’s funky and there’s funkay. And The Blonds show was the latter if you ask me. It had Lady Gaga written all over. The colors and glitter were so distracting that I have trouble recalling the clothes…never bueno.

This would've been perfect during Chinese New Year!

And now for some highlights!

You can't go wrong with Carolina Herrera. Pure elegance.

Leave it to Donna Karan to lay the foundation for the new suit!

Despite the caps, Marc Jacobs is moving fashion to the future and I can't wait!

Love Mischka's use of layered necklaces, both long and short!

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