11 looks that I love from Fashion Week for Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear. The bold mixed prints, long duster jackets, crushed velvets, knee length skirts, and beautiful lace from all these collections are making me look forward for Fall to come around once again (and Spring isn't even here yet). These designers are absolutely brilliant with the intensity of prints and colors chosen for fall. What are some of your favorites?
Discovered in Fall 2010 playing Bust a Move in a Southern California arcade, Charlotte Free's defining feature aren't her dolly yet chiseled looks, nor is it that great, slight gap in her front teeth. Standing out in a crowd of...well, just about anyone, Free's bright pink hair is a product self-comfort...as well as Special Effects in Virgin Rose and Cupcake Pink and Manic Panic in Hot Hot Pink and Cotton Candy. On why she did it, the 18-year-old new comer told Style.com, â€œI was really unhappy, so I dyed my hair. And then I wasnâ€™t sad anymore.â€ Walking for the likes of Jeremy Scott, Charlotte Ronson, and Richard Chai for this last fashion week, her first one, one has to wonder - will anyone even notice the clothes with a head like that? Case in point: it doesn't matter. We love her. I'm not saying that she will become the next big thing. I'm just saying I hope she does.
The annual Academy Awards presentation takes place this coming weekend, so I thought a review of the nominees for Best Costume Design would be in order.Â As always, a range of styles and periods are represented (with less emphasis on European royalty than usual!), and among the nominees are veteran Oscar-winners Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Jenny Beavan, as well as first-time nominees Mary Zophres and Antonella Cannarozzi.