Battle of the Sweaters! Who Will be this Fall’s Champion?


Now that I have successfully stripped my entire wardrobe of white (it is after Labor Day after all), I have plenty of filler space for fall sweaters. Cuddly, cozy fall sweaters that make me want to rake leaves, eat toasty clam chowder and read Edgar Allen Poe (can you tell that I missed the fall?)

My search for autumn clothes heeded the undoubted result that Burberry has the best fall sweaters this season. My personal favorite was a wine red Tweed Knit Cardigan by Burberry Prorsum. With a chic little collar and ruffles at the bottom of the sweater, this is my favorite piece by far…..but it costs $1495.00. Yeah, right!

Burberry at it's best - for way to much money! From Saks website

So, a had to move my focus to my other favorite….a dark chocolate brown button up sweater by Lafayette 148 New York. What the sweater lacks in vibrant color, it makes up for with its subtle ruffles and side buttons. Oh yeah, and its costs much less than the first pick ($1,197.00 less to be exact). Alright, so I can’t afford that one either.

A little more affordable.... From Saks website

What a cute sweater that won’t suffocate you wallet? Buy a gray and red striped sweater from Target (that’s Tar-zhey the queen of cheap chic) for $35.  Designer? No. Cozy and affordable? YES!!

Target wins for $35! From Target website

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Duck and Cover! Bomber Jackets are this Fall’s Must-Have Piece


Mimicking the military style jackets of last fall, the new trend of this fall seems to be aviator and bomber jackets. It appears that many of the hottest labels have put out some similar kinds of the brown or black colored jackets that look ready for air combat.

Alexander McQueen's Bomber jacket

McQ Aviator Bomber Jacket. From Saks Fifth Avenue website

Seriously, it’s as if all the big designers sat down in a room and decided that they would all do their own spin on aviator and bomber  jackets. We’re talking Burberry, McQ byAlexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Armani Colleczioni by Georgio Armani, and Acne. Need I say more?

Sadly, all the jackets also share the same hefty price tag. Ranging from $ 1230.00 (Acne) to $2,995.00 (Burberry), all the jackets are not for the faint of credit-card swiping. The solution? You can find similar jackets in your local mall for much, much less. For example, you can snag one at Delia’s for around $80.00.

Bombs away!

 

Welcome to the Future: We don’t need models!


I just remembered that I wanted to share this awesome video with you….

My friend from China told me about Burberry’s runway show in Beijing this past April….using holograms as models! They must have prerecorded models walking down the runway and then manipulated them to create a runway presentation. Regardless of how they did it….this is wicked cool! The models magically change clothes in front of your eyes and multiply as they walk down the runway. If that isn’t innovative fashion, I don’t know what is.

I highly recommend looking at this short clip of the runway show….it’s pretty neat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1H9arC4zP0