Sneak Peak: Tracy Reese Fall 2012

Style: My inbox is starting to trickle with invites to the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week; the countdown to stylish insanity has begun. I love the anticipation of a new season, even better, getting a glimpse of inspiration beforehand—a sweet tease.

The spring summer 2012 collections revealed a strong monochromatic story for early deliveries, with many designers bestowing striking pops of colour against neutral palettes. This chromatic trend hints at making a return to the runway next month, given the highlight notes for the Tracy Reese Fall 2012 collection.

Celebrating her fifth anniversary, of the Tracy Reese flagship boutique in Manhattan last year, Ms Reese continues to hold a steadfast position in the world of fashion. Feminine froth, and plentiful prints, always adorn’s the creativity of Ms Reese, and this next collection notes to a similar scenario.

Expect to see vibrant tomato, juniper green, fiery orange, with citrus lemon tones, warmed with neutral browns, grey, and black and white. Tailored silhouettes such as a jacquard pea jacket, and the classic mini, are juxtaposed with lavish textures and embellishments, crafted with refined detail.

Ready-to-Wear, wearable wares, that sound perfectly polite.

Frosty Fashion At Sprinkles Cupcake Wars

If I see another cupcake it will be too soon, well, only if I have to frost and decorate it—eating one is another matter entirely. This past Saturday, I had the amusing task of frosting and decorating one hundred Sprinkles cupcakes, but all in the name of charity—for the Sprinkles Cupcakes Big D’s “Big News” Cupcake Wars.

My chosen charity was Fashion Group International of Dallas, my goal to raise funds for Career Day, 2012. This annual event provides educational outreach programs to students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries and awards local talent with over $35,000 in scholarships funds.  Since Dallas lists such fashionable business as Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penny, and Fossil, to name only a few—it seems a worthy cause indeed to support local education.

Christopher Kane inspired cupcakes

 

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The Founder’s Cut: vbeauté, in it to win it.

Lifestyle Chat: I interviewed Julie Macklowe founder of vbeauté back in December, and finally posted the story vbeauté: The ‘It’ Kit on PinkMemo this week. Evidently cloning oneself is still not available, so yes; it took a month to get this published, oh well. Better late than never!

Brian Bolke owner at boutique Forty Five Ten asked me to meet with Julie and sample her new beauty line vbeauté. So I headed to the boutique with Starbucks in hand, iPad ready, and Julie and I got beautifully acquainted.

 Vanessa Cornell, Allison Aston and Julie MackloweVanessa Cornell, Allison Aston and Julie Macklowe

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Spot on at Louis Vuitton with Yayoi Kusama

Artists: Everyone is seeing spots lately, with the recent collaboration between Cynthia Rowley and Olaf Breuning, and Louis Vuitton announcing its collaboration with dotty Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

True to form Marc Jacobs never fails to tantalise us with his unique fusion of contemporary artists at the House of Louis Vuitton—Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami, how could we forget!  From graffiti, camouflage, and cherry blossom, to spots—the polka dot collection will include ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry.

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Prints Please: Pre Fall 2012

Style: Issey Miyake prefers pleats, for me, it’s prints please, and only in dresses. So let the dress-fest continue with sumptuous samplings of summer-end smocks in promiscuous prints.

Jason Wu, Pre Fall 2012

Jason Wu. Indian Maharajas and artist Charley Harper resonated with Mr Wu for pre-fall. My lady-like selection nods to the latter with a bold geometric print fifties style dress, adorned with leather gloves. This is an easy must-have look for the autumn months.

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Pretty Sharp: Pre Fall 2012

Style: From glamorous coats to dresses, here are a few fave styles I selected from Pre-Fall 2012. Pretty sharp looking—I love each one, yet they’re all completely different, who knew I was so multi-directional.  Sexy, quirky, demure and sassy—my major must-have dresses for Pre-Fall 2012.

Rachel Zoe. I love an outfit that looks all prim and proper yet reveals a sense of mischievous style. Zoe salutes the sixties, mixing Jackie Kennedy style with the mod era and a mini hemline. I suppose this dress sums it all up really– the withquestion is can I pull off that short hemline, hmmm?

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