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I want to go to Milan.

So sorry for the delay in posting, it’s spring break for me (which actually translates to nothing very exciting, just a lot of sleeping).  ANYWAY, Milan and Paris are my favorite fashion weeks, I think mostly because there’s just a different feel to the collections than New York and London. Who knows, but here are my top 5 favorite moments!

1. The bright and bold continued to be the unexpected colors of fall, this time appearing as pops of color in otherwise more typical fall ensembles.

Jil Sander F/W '11

Brioni F/W '11











2. I’ve always been a cool kid (kidding, clearly), so I was very excited to see that Milan was supporting the lady bow tie trend this season!

Dsquared2 F/W '11

Moschino F/W '11











3. Bold patterns were everywhere. Many were 60s inspired, most were very bright, and D&G took patterns to a whole new level.

Alberta Ferretti F/W '11

D&G F/W '11

Etro F/W '11

Emilio Pucci F/W '11





















4. The shoes. The bright trend continued and made for some great standout shoes (…which may make them a very intelligent investment, right?).

Antonio Marras F/W '11

Just Cavalli F/W '11











5. Finally, the gowns were incredible as always. Milan and Paris are where the big names flex their muscles and create some seriously jaw-dropping gowns that make me wish I had a cool enough life to be able to actually wear them.

Bottega Veneta F/W '11

Giorgio Armani F/W '11

Gucci F/W '11

Versace F/W '11






















Gucci, I love you.  Which designs do you think we’ll be seeing on the red carpet?


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New York gone animal?

While creeping through photos from New York Fashion Week (yes, this type of creeping is socially acceptable) I noticed one major trend: all things furry were suddenly looking very chic. So what else is an editor-in-training to do but document the trend? It’s what Anna would do, so here are my top 5 favorite animal moments from the urban jungle:

1. Cat in the Hat, I mean, cat hats? Don’t let these almost identical looks from PPQ and Anna Sui cross your path.

PPQ F/W ’11

Anna Sui F/W '11












2. Cruella DeVil apparently took a turn on the design team for Topshop Unique this season. But you know, I can see why she was so obsessed…

Topshop Unique F/W '11

Topshop Unique F/W '11


3. The Row gets a number all its own. That is a fur dress. Need I say more about this one?

The Row F/W '11

The Row F/W '11


4. Leave it to Isaac. Yes, they have matching hair.

Isaac Mizrahi F/W '11

Isaac Mizrahi F/W '11


5. In perhaps the most perplexing yet abundant trend of the week, furry arms were everywhere. And I do mean everywhere.

Peter Som F/W '11

Prabal Gurung F/W '11

Preen F/W '11

Rag & Bone F/W '11

Sachin + Babi F/W '11

Tory Burch F/W '11

So much fluffiness.  New Yorkers will never be cold again. Or at least their arms won’t be.

Have you done any trend spotting of your own?  What were your favorite NYFW moments?

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I still can’t get over Fashion Week…

In order to be a good editor, you should always be well-read.  While wandering around a few of my favorite blogs, I stumbled across this narrative by a decidedly fashion outsider.

I thought it a was funny, interesting read for this rather slushy Monday afternoon, so enjoy!

“Why You Can Both Hate and Love Fashion Week”

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The greatest semiannual week of the year.

As all of you editors-in-training had better already know, yesterday marked the end of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Also known as my favorite week of the year. But also known as insanity for editors.

The shows and presentations are spread out all over the city, from Chelsea to the Upper East side, and usually overlapping time slots. This means some seriously long days, detailed planning, and a good dose of chaos.

Lesson of the week: Fashion Week is the beginning of the cycle.  Editors fill notebooks with show descriptions and gather information from each of these seemingly just-for-fun events. This is where the pages and trends filling all those newsstands come from.

But despite the stress of it all, it is exhilarating.  Be it Elise Øverland‘s ice skating themed presentation or Badgley Mischka’s hybrid runway of their infamous gowns and their contemporary Mark & James line (which I was lucky enough to attend!).

Did I mention that I love Fashion Week?

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