Love to see really beautiful ball gowns, and these are some of the best. There are also some of the worst, too. I guess we all have a little bit of “catty” in us.
Two new colors for Fall, 2014 fashion–mauve mist and sangria! See them here at Anibundel..
I’ve seen mauve mist before. I had a beautiful luxe mauve velvet suit back around the mid to late 1970s. I bought a hat and gloves to match. Still have the gloves, but everything else is long gone. Love this color!
A call back to the 1960s and 70s, plus a possible new fad. Tied belts. More of Paris Fashion Fall, 2014.
Oh, to be 25 again! Love what I found on Anibundel. Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014! Reblog!
Now these are truly beautiful. Hadley Mischka. For more of New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2014 collections, check out the “I Should Have Been A Blogger”.
Since we are literally days away from the 2018 Fall-Winter Fashion Week(s), I thought I might rerun this Fashion Week blog post written in September of 2013. I had just taken notice of their Spring/Summer styles and had these thoughts.
Ok. I admit it. I’m not young anymore. I’m not the type of person that people would turn to for fashion advice, but I do have an opinion. So hang on to your hats.
I just took a moment to look over what walked down the runways for Fashion Week(s), the latest of which was from Paris. As usual, many of the designers are so intent on making a statement that their clothes come across as tacky and as “please, please, please notice me before I fade into obscurity”. I’ve learned to just ignore it, but I do notice the subtle and not so subtle changes. I look for color changes, patterns, changes in the amount of jewelry worn, hats or not, hair styles, skirt and pant lengths, etc.
I noticed that there are some interesting colors for this coming spring and summer. The color orange shows up time and again, and I noticed that it pairs nicely with navy. Mind you the orange isn’t a football orange, but some interesting orange hues. Nice!
Mint green is still around. I also noticed that hats are looking good with lots of the knitted kinds. Native American prints seemed to be making a comeback.
Skirt lengths are all over the place. Just choose what you believe looks best on you, and you are in style! Pants legs are up and down–slender, tapered, cropped, but I didn’t see many wide- legged styles.
I saw tennis shoes, basketball shoes, stiletto heels, and those cute bedroom style flat shoes that our grandmothers used to wear. I didn’t see any square-toed shoes, though.
We started to see a lot of buttoned up shirts on the runway last spring, and that has continued. Sadly, hair is still mostly straight and long. Yawn.
Of course, these are spring styles for 2014; but it is what is to come. Why not start now. One designer mixed pastels, such as pastel peach, pink, and blue. It looked right. There were also pastels with dark colors, such as a muted pastel pink sheer full skirt paired with a fitted black blouse. It looked right, too.
There are still some of the mixes of prints. Yuck! Thank goodness that tacky fad is almost gone. Not!
Eyebrows are very noticeable–maybe even bushier than Brook Shields were. There did seem to be a lack of makeup, and I didn’t see very many women with tans. I don’t know about you; but at my age, I need some of a tan, even if it is from a bottle.
What was really interesting, though, was how I viewed Fashion Week this year. Instead of waiting for “Vogue”, “Marie Claire” or “In Style” magazines, first out of the box was “Pinterest”. I went through their boards.
What interested me more, though, were the boards which included styling done by everyday people across the world. Lots of street scenes, and girls and women who had put together their outfits for sharing. I was much more intrigued with what I saw on these boards. Here were lots of real people with real wearable styles.
I also follow several fashion bloggers, such as The Style Crone. I love her clothes, and she’s in my age group.
One board intrigued me until I began to recognize some of the models. I immediately loved these clothes, and why not. This board featured models from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, etc. Oh dear, I guess I may be living in yesteryear.
They were the best of the best from those years, worn by models who were well known at the time–truly beautiful and sexy. Remember when we all wanted to be just like them and wear the clothes they were wearing?
Which brings me to my next point. On the boards from Fashion Week were many of these crazy, out there, in your face, far out styles on women who looked emaciated and sad. There were no smiles, and they looked like they wanted to be anywhere and wearing anything except those ridiculous clothes.
I’m wondering if I will live long enough to see fashion shows that are fun, again!