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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011: All the more reason to love Christopher Bailey

My utopia consists of a closet filled with every piece Christopher Bailey has created for Burberry Prorsum. And a big red ottoman. I wrote a post on some of his work this summer, and I anticipated his spring 2011 show like a child anticipates Santa's arrival. This season's collection is called Heritage Biker and is very fitting. For example, Bailey throws a lime green belt against a mauve-ish/gray-ish coat and snake skin leggings in a way that says "I'm hot, chic, fierce...AND I ride a BMW motorcycle." This 50-piece collection paid tribute to Burberry's illustrious past while also pushing the edge, literally. The collection is full of signature Burberry trench coats, yet they are shrunken, studded, and paired with anything and everything skin-tight.

Of course many of you know I am partial to neutral color pallets. For me, beige, brown, black, white...charcoal...they're really all I need. This collection demonstrates that these colors can be transformed through textile into a work of art. I truly believe you could have an entire wardrobe of neutrals and each piece could be completely innovative. I also think that working with color, at times, can be easier than working with neutrals because they are colors that have been worked and reworked for centuries. My favorite looks in this collection are definitely the ones that are all "neutral," even though I appreciate the splashes of color Bailey presents. Anywho, here are my favorite looks. Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kingston Rossdale: The most fashionable child....ever

If you told me five years ago that I'd someday be envious of a 4 year-old's wardrobe I probably would have asked you how much you had to drink that day. However, today I find myself admiring Kingston Rossdale's prekindergarten leather jackets and super cool unlaced boots. Although I feel a little guilty finding fashion inspiration through a child whose privacy has undoubtedly been exploited, Rossdale's fierce style is so wrong, yet so right. I mean, I guess it was inevitable seeing as his parents are the epitome of rocker chic. Anyways, wow this kid is super stylin' and now I've exposed the fact that I've Google stalked a kid who probably reads Dr. Seuss and goes to bed before 8:00 p.m... I'm a creep.

photos from Just Jarred

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Runway Review: Michael Kors RTW Spring 2011

When I first looked through the 64 looks of this mega collection I didn't really see the underlying message. But after reading a few other reviews (shoot me for not having an original, unresearched interpretation) I agree with other fashion critics that this collection is a winner.

So what is the cohesive thread that holds his collection together? Well, Kors views the collection as a tribute to nature and the simplicity of being, something that he refers to as a "green awakening." Kors looked to his own backyard for inspiration, particularly the splendor he has encountered while living in Water Island, New York City, and Big Sur. The color choices are definitely sensible: mostly white, green, and beige with a splashes of sky blue, thulian pink, and springtime yellow throughout the collection. Looking at the way the pieces in this collection flow as they are modeled down the runway emulates a natural breeze. These garments are definitely boardwalk-friendly.

My favorite looks are featured above. I love the belted suit on the far left because it's classic and something I could see women wearing on the beaches of the Virgin Islands and on either coast. I think this speaks to the different geographical areas Kors is trying to represent through his collection. Additionally, I love the potato-sack meets mod dresses, especially the bright yellow and beige ones pictured. I'm not sure why I find this silhouette so appealing, especially because I tend to favor figure-flattering pieces, but there's something about the simplicity of this design that I like. I also love the makeup and hair choices. They are au naturale and gorgeous, and literally that is all you need to say about them- definitely applaud-worthy choices on Kors' part.

I definitely am not keen on the majority of the menswear looks in this collection. Most of them remind me of Grey's Anatomy--trench coats thrown over scrubs. It was like a dozen McDreamys strutting down the runway trying to hide the sexcapade they had moments before heading to the hospital. Kinda hot, but only Patrick Dempsey's fictional character could pull these ensembles off.

Here's a recap of Michael Kors' Spring 2011 RTW collection. To see the full collection, visit or Women's Wear Daily.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yikes, I've been busy. But I'll be back this weekend!

t's always around this time of year when things get a wee bit hectic. I'm currently a contributing writer for Sedona Monthly Magazine and the Arizona Daily Wildcat, and have been working 9 hours a week at the University of Arizona Press in addition to my part-time job at the University of Arizona's Event Planning Office. Did I mention I'm taking 15 credit hours and tutoring students at Pima Community College who are learning English as a second language? Oh, and then there's my internship with College Fashion where I am managing and editing biweekly blog posts from my team of 11 interns. Holy cannoli. I know it sounds like I'm complaining, but I totally am not. I absolutely love everything I'm doing and what brings me down are two inevitable events that I can't ever seem to prevent: one, RemChic falls by the wayside and two, my seasonal allergies kick in and cause me to fall even more behind. Thank you all for being patient with me and just so you know, I will be working on RemChic this Friday evening/night and will be bringing you a ton of fresh content this weekend, especially some great reports on NY Fashion Week (which ends today, sadly). Please stay tuned and thank you so much for your continuous support and loyalty. Until this Friday, you can enjoy this silly picture I took of myself. I think it captures how braindead I feel at the end of each 10 hour day haha. Xo!
Friday, September 10, 2010

Quotes & Couture X

"The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for."
-Michael Kors
Saturday, September 04, 2010

RemChic Recommends: Must-Have Products September 2010

This month I am focusing on a handful of this fall's most amazing trends: gray, bra alternatives, and trousers/pants with edge. These are among my favorite trends and believe you me, I have been shopping my little heart out trying to find the best pieces to represent these style crazes. Gray is definitely the hottest color this season and is frequently paired with camel a la Michael Kors. However, because camel (in my opinion) only goes well with certain (and very few) skin tones, I have chosen to focus on gray as a singular entity. Grays this season are coming in a variety of hues from heather gray to charcoal to grayish blue. I personally have been buying gray in dolman sleeve silhouettes. I don't know if this is coincidence or part of the trend, but I just love dolman cut tops. Additionally, the September issue of Harper's Bazaar had a great article on the recent braless trend. Now, I know this isn't for everyone, but i my opinion, as long as nobody knows your braless, you're in the clear. I say secretly braless is better than faux paux exposed bra straps- ick! For those of you who are sick and tired of the traditional underwire bra, but aren't ready to go braless, RemChic has you covered! I've chosen some really cute and comfy bra alternatives, commonly referred to as "bralettes." A word of warning: if you need support, these probably aren't for you. And as far as hardcore trousers, well we owe that to the Olsen twins and their Fall 2010 RTW collection of The Row. Look out for motorcyle-inspired trousers, silk versions, and mixed media pants, such as baggy liquid fabrics with leather pockets. Of course, black is a must for this item. Alright, now that you've been briefed, let's get to it!

Remember, all of the products are in the scroll box below, and if you are interested in purchasing any of the items simply click on the photo and it will take to you a site where you can purchase it! Yay!