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10.19.2015

Diane Von Furstenberg | Spring 2016 Fashion Show


Looking back on the overwhelming amount of runway shows showcased this past month, it was very hard to pick a favorite. However one show that I could not help but fall in love with was Diane Von Furstenberg. Diane herself named her show "Fortuna", inspired by the Roman goddess and described her show as a celebration of nature, beauty, freedom and individuality. While watching the show, those words spoken by Diane could not have been more true. The collection featured lightweight, flowy garments that had me begging to just skip winter all together and head right into spring. From jumpsuits, to maxi dresses to her signature wrap dress, every garment in this show would leave you feeling like a Roman goddess when worn. Each silohuette was effortless and sexy while still being very wearable for the everyday. The pastel hues of pinks, purples, and blues also added another feminine touch to the overall collection. Not only were the girls fabulous but Diane made sure to have an A list roster of models wearing her clothes. From Karlie Kloss who opened the show to Kendall Jenner, GiGi and Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, new it model Binx Walton and many more, this was definitely the show to see all your favorite models in action. The one thing I can say that is somewhat negative about the show is while I love me some Hotline Bling by Drake and Nicki Minaj, the music did not go very well with the show. It was very abrupt and a bit of distraction to the amaziness (yes I just made that a word) happening on stage. All in all, This show gets an A+ from me!

10.12.2015

In Living Color

One of the most important things in fashion is color. Color is the first thing you notice when you're shopping for garment. It's the first thing designers think of when designing their new collection. It's what establishes an overall trend for the season. And it's how us Poor Girls can get away with staying on trend without breaking the bank. Today I'm going to show you two of this seasons color palettes that will make sure you're fall ready until the first snow hits the ground.

Warm Spices


This palette from FashionSnoops.com is all about warm, rich tones that not only remind you of your pumpkin spice latte and color changing leaves but gives a perfect transition from summer to fall. With marsala being the "it" color of the season, it falls perfectly within this palette.

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Forever 21 Shirt Dress                                                               Urban Outfitters Plaid Flare Skirt























H&M Knit Sweater                                                                         TopShop Midi Dress



Glacier Spa



A little different from the warmer tones we saw above but equally as important is the palette filled with pastel, minimal colors. The light pinks and blues paired with ivory and slate gray help define the minimalism trend that is very forthcoming this season. If you wish to achieve a sleek, chic look this fall, stick with these colors and you can't go wrong. 


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H&M Sweater Dress                                                                      TopShop Sleeveless Tailored Jacket
























Express Kimono Sleeve Top                                               Forever 21 Long Slit Blazer (also in cream)

10.05.2015

Runway Analysis: Balmain Spring/Summer 2016

As fashion month comes to a close (), it's time we look back at some of the shows that are paving the path for our wardrobes this spring. Though there were many shows that made me go "STOP I need that now!" I'm gonna focus on one in particular today: Balmain.

If there is one word that comes to mind when I think of Olivier Rousteing and Balmain it's sexy. And I was not disappointed after watching their spring/summer 16 show via livestream on Thursday. Not only was the runway filled with sexy clothes but curvy women, or as GiGi Hadid would say, women with boobs, butts, abs, and thighs! This collection was teeming with lots of form fitting pencil skirts and column gowns, wide belt cinched waists, knitted bodysuits, and exposed skin; all key components in making any woman feel like a bombshell. While risque cutouts and fishnets ruled, ruffles were a huge statement on the Balmain catwalk, seen on trousers, long sleeve blouses and dresses. These ruffles added a very feminine touch to the hard and sexy aesthetic of the collection. Balmain also reminded us that yes, suede is the textile of the season in case anyone dared to argue otherwise. Along with suede, leather, crocheted knit fabrics, and macrame (an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of handknotted cord,yarn, or the like) gowns filled the runway. While we saw some color in jewel tones such as emerald green and ruby red, the main color palette in this collection consisted of chocolate browns, caramels and other nude tones. 

Here were some of my favorite looks. 










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