Posts Tagged ‘Diane Von Furstenberg’

An Ode To Blue – Spring Fashions in Very Cool Hues

When it comes to crisp, fresh color for fashion, shades of blue are just as flattering to your face as the warm-weather palettes of coral and pink.   Fashioned in deep royal blue to sea-inspired aqua,  blue is yet another new “it” look for Spring!  Mature, classic fashions like calf-length swinging skirts and blouses by our favorite designers  certainly don’t sacrifice sex appeal.  Best of all, it is super easy to combine new pieces in blue with existing apparel pieces shopped right from your closet.  Woo hoo for blue!

Emilio pucci milan spring 2011

Deep blue filled Emiliio Pucci Spring 2011 during Milan Fashion Week

Royal Blue

Come one, come all figures to new figure-flattering looser cuts based on a favorite designer’s classic wrap dress and more.  As we have suggested previously, pair a monotone apparel scheme with neutral pumps (or sandals) as well as the season’s favorite whites — tres chic! Olympic blue Reara Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg; pre-order it right now at Saks.

Combine silk and twill — what do you have?  The ultimate luxury for daytime.   Rachel Roy Swing Skirt in Azure, available at Shopbop.

Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress

Rachel Roy swing skirt blue

The Color Aqua
Pacific shades are the ultimate pick-me-up!  Infuse your essentials with energy; wear the Aqua Layered Blouse by Rachel Roy with just about any basic or print bottom.  Available at Shopbop.
layered blouse aqua rachel roy

Layer this blouse under anything!

 

Korres liquid lipstick raspberry

Coordinate your blue with reds.

Coordinate Makeup to compliment, not match your outfits.  Try a sheer ipstick in blue-based red or pink.   A single brush of shimmery, light color on lids adds to an otherwise natural-looking face.

A shining example:  Korres Raspberry Liquid Lipstick Trio, available at Sephora.

Maternity And Post-Baby Swimwear We Love!

What really defines the best swimwear?  Let’s start with styles of bottoms and tops designed to boost confidence.. and a few other assets.  Feeling great in a swimsuit will free your mind for all of the fun times ahead.  Whether you’ve booked a warm weather getaway or are just looking to “get away”, get your hands on updated bikinis and tanks that will actually fit.  Below, scope out some of the latest looks in swimwear that are versatile enough for the islands.. or the backyard.

Sexy Bohemian + Bust Support — Under $50!

The bra style bodice and print of this amazing tankini help reshape your baby bod to eliminate unwanted lumps and sagging, all the while housing your most beautiful bump.  Tie-dye Beaded Detail Tankini, $34.98 at Motherhood.

The Bohemian Swimsuit Rhapsody.

Halter and Bikini Bottom.. of Roses!

The square-cut halter and side tie bottom of ASOS MATERNITY Corsage Tankini is an uber-feminine way to keep your assets in place.  Order this sleek, super-clingy suit one size up.  $35.86 at ASOS.

Roses At The Beach!

Bikini After Baby: Retro Runway Leave it to DVF to bring back the Golden Ages of glam.  Diane von Furstenberg vintage-inspired striped bikini bottom and underwire halter, available at Saks.

Roaring 20's At Any Age.

 

Ravishing Reds – Resort Dresses For Real Life


The stunning Michelle Obama wore an orangey-red gown by Alexander McQueen for the State Dinner hosting China’s President and First Lady.

Resort 2011 designers have us seeing red.. and it’s a good thing!  From the extravagance of the late Alexander McQueen to everyday chic looks you’ll love, red is making a fabulous comeback.  The Hues: Universally flattering with an hint of orange that blends with all skin tones effortlessly.  This shade is deep, solid “do” for any figure type.  Even if being the lady your red isn’t usually your thing, take the initiative and jump into this trend for both late Winter and Spring.

Move and Flow

A silky, luxe style is easy to accessorize with pumps, boots or jewels.  The artful cut of the Fleurette Chiffon Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg masks bulges, not femininity.  Available at Neiman Marcus.

 

Belted Red For Under $50

A hot frock that’s appropriate for daytime or night, at the right price.  Soft and easy modal moves with you.  Split-Sleeve Smocked Waist Dress, $44.90 at Express.

What To Wear With Red These looks contrast lovely with black or dark brown accessories, such as a belt, wrap (pictured on the First Lady, above)  flats or pumps.  Also try:

  • Fine jewelry – gold, diamonds or platinum create lots of shine
  • Chunky bangles in dark hues such as purple or deep green
  • High boots in white or black for 60’s-style mod

Coats With Attitude! Winter’s Chicest Looks

In an effort to combine function with luxe, designers’ Winter runways included lots of high-performance classics: Inspired by military, tweaked and revamped to form the season’s best-looking outwear fashion.  Constructive styles make it easy for moms to function comfortably throughout all the ups and downs the cold weather brings.  From comfy, cuddly wool to the best in fun fur, these haute-looking designer coat styles are diverse enough to fit any figure!

Above: Quilted Wonder is seen with this hourglass-shaping satin coat, designed to throw on with anything from everyday leggings to a cocktail dress.  Zone Quilted Coat by Diane Von Furstenberg, $575 at Net-a-Porter.

Modern Mom + Military Get the structured look with added warmth, thanks to a fabulous, warmly-lined funnel neck.  Fearing pink juice stains?  Save the cream color for work and get black for play.  Funnel Neck Coat by Marc New York, $304 at Bloomingdales.

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It Looks Real! A fabulously faux fur, your favorite jeans, easy glamor.  This jacket is supersoft, non-tangly and avoids looking too synthetic (like a skinned teddy bear would).  Grey Stripe Faux Fur Jacket by Tinley Road, $98 at Piperlime.

Not Just for Fairies – Sugar Plum Snag this lively, indulgent hue on teh Banana Republic site while it lasts.  Infinite warmth for day or night comes with the Wool Ruffle Coat in Sugar Plum (also available in Black) $225.