Monday, December 13, 2010

Spring Forward

Glad to see the metallic trend resurfacing big time for spring 2011....already thrifted a few more pieces in my closet that I promise to bust out much slower than I did all that Le Leopard.  The best part about the metallic trend is that it can transition nicely from Fall to Spring without loosing its affect.  While i'm all about sequin overload,  metallics are a thoughtful alternative to sparkle without all the eye-blinding shine. 

I'm specifically loving the use of metallic gold over the typical choice metallic silver. For Fall 2010  it was noteables like Jason Wu, Dries Van Noten, Philip Lim, and Balmain that gave us a taste of luxurious metallic gold with mixes of blood red and black. However, for Spring 2011 desingers like Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Ruffian showed a light and airy quality and proved its dynamic appeal.

Which is your favorite metallic gold look - spring or fall?

Fall 2010 Photo via Style Bakery
Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Ruffian Spring 2011. Photo via Elle.com
Rainy cold days and getting home late from work equals no daylight playtime. So once again I decided to take advantage of my lovely white living room and dusty grey stairwell.  Wouldn't you? I also enlisted the help of my ultra petite roommate and natural model extroardinaire to show off looks inspired by my metallic gold desinger inspiration for Fall 2010 - the late great Alexander Mcqueen and my new Spring 2011 metallic gold crush, Rodarte.

Fall 2010: Thrifted Velvet Blazer by Cache, Metallic Gold Skirt Arden B.,  and Gold Multi-chain Necklace worn as choker.  Borrowed black bustier with Gold Thread Embroidery by Perry Ellis. Gilded frame from our bathroom.

Spring 2011: Thrifted Vintage Metallic Sweater, Sequin and Bead Belt made in Macau, and Cream Rose Knee High Tights worn as anklets. Brown Strappy Sandals from Aldo.

Thrifted pieces from Goodwill, St. Vincent De Paul, and Salvation Army.  Special thanks to my roomie Miss Kings County 2011! xoxo

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5 comments:

  1. this is so cool, you guys did a great job!

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  2. I didn't see that is Carmen with the frame. REALLY NICE!!!!!

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  3. @Eli Thanks! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out too:-) It's easy when the model is so natural!

    @T - Yea, she blends right in!

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  4. socks with open toes shoes??? did i miss something ???

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  5. @Anonymous - hmmm not a fan i take it?!

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