Mother Nature has made it clear: we’ve been spoiled with beautiful spring-like weather for far too long.The reality is, Fall is here people! Even though some of us might miss being able to venture out the door without a jacket, I, for one, do not. I’m one of those weird people who basks in the perfect medium that is Autumn. Sure, it may be a little brisk, but the sheer joy I get from seeing the leaves change colors, feeling the crispness in the air, and smelling the holiday scents (Pumpkin! Cinnamon! Pinecone! Did I say pumpkin??) makes my smile. And of course, my absolute favorite part of all: Fall Style! Here is an example of an outfit that I put together that you can definitely mix and match with other pieces in your closet.
You can’t go wrong with a quilted jacket…but did you check the zipper details along the arms? This one is especially cool, because you can make it into a 3/4 sleeve, for those times you want to wear your extra-long gloves, or you want your second layer sleeves to show a little more.
This cool cardigan combines my faves – heather grey color, long sleeves, and unexpected details like the off center zipper and the asymmetrical front hem. A perfect layering piece underneath a short jacket, or wear it alone with a metallic belt for a quick dash out the door for a night out. (and SURPRISE! it’s a men’s cardi!)
When you think of an animal print, usually leopard comes to mind…but zebras need love too! Represent with this sweatshirt-style top that you can wear with leggings, jeans, or denim shorts with thick tights. You can leave it out, or do a Parisian-style half-tuck. And since the palette is black and white, there are no limits to the color you can wear on the bottom.
If you want to keep the look focused on the printed top, nothing is more sleek (but not at all BORING) like a pair of black pants with a bit of sheen. A versatile go-to, you can pair it with a dressy top and pumps…or let our your inner rocker with a distressed band tee and embellished ankle booties.
An ensemble isn’t complete without haute accessories! I think everyone looks good in gold, and you can’t go wrong with a pair of classic hoops and multi-finger rings. If you are going to be out-and-about, you CAN look cute and not sacrifice comfort…a pair of motorcycle jacket-inspired low boots add visual interest, but won’t distract from your overall look. (you know how you can look at a girl and KNOW she isn’t comfortable and OBVIOUSLY can’t walk in her enormously high shoes? Yeah, that won’t be you.) Top it all off with a knit hat that’s anything but blah thanks to gold studs, and a bold burgundy lip to counter the all the monochrome.
Embrace the start of Fall Fashion…and may the STYLE be with you!
The long-awaited moment is finally here. After stirring up conversations across the world, Kreemo, a brand born in New York City and currently based in Atlanta, is revealing its fall 2012 collection. Using less designs with a variety of pieces, this collection was designed to show Kreemo’s versatility. For the first time ever, the Kreemo ghost design is available on the black baseball raglan shirt. The collection also features the classic Kreemo Text in an assortment of colors on both pullovers and crewnecks. Several variations of the ATL swirl design are also available upon release. Wait no longer… you will be able to purchase all the items mentioned and many more at Kreemo.com.
Check out the rest f the collection on the flip….
This Autumn (Idk why but the word Autumn makes me laugh so hard, don’t judge me) , The xx will finally be releasing their sophomore album – Coexist. Today we get to listen to the first single of the album, ‘Angels’. I’m not going to lie I started swaying side to side as soon as this came on. Lighters in the air, close your eyes and listen…too much? Okay well for you non-weird jokers just press play and listen…better? Anyways, If you pre-order Coexist on iTunes tonight, you get a free download of ‘Angels’. Listen to the track now here above.
Check out the full tour dates of The xx here below:
07-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
07-25 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
07-28 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theater
07-29 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
07-31 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
08-02 New York, NY – Terminal 5
08-09 Sibenik, Croatia – Terraneo Festival
08-10 Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
08-11 St Pere, France – La Route du Rock
08-18 St Polten, Austria – FM4 Frequency Festival
08-19 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-31 Laois, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-07 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival
10-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
10-06 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
10-07 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10-10 Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan
10-11 San Diego, CA – Soma
10-12 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
10-14 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Fest
10-16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10-17 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10-19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-20 Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
10-21 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
10-24 Quebec City, Quebec – Imperial De Quebec
10-25 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-28 Bronx, NY – Paradise Theater
10-29 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10-30 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
Shoe and accessory designer Ruthie Davis adds new colors and silhouette tweaks for her pre-Autumn 2012 sneaker offerings. Best known for her spikey, sky-high heels, she shows a high level of acumen as a sneaker designer despite her newness to the category in part because her come-up credentials include time spent at one of the big athletic shoe brands.
See the silhouette in more colors on the next page, plus hightops.
YEEEEZZZZYYY!!!!!!! Man, I remember years ago listening to Kanye West during my cancer treatments, his music was such an inspiration. His music helped me stay bold and remember I got major swag and I couldn’t let Cancer or anyone else take it away.Kanye reminded me all over again on October 1, 2011 when he debuted his first womenswear line during Paris Fashion Week.
Today, Kanye presented his second collection, Fall/Winter 2012, which expanded upon many of his Spring 2012 concepts bringing them to a more refined, often darker, place. Overall the collection appears to be, dare we say, “harder, better, faster, stronger.”
Continue reading to view Kanye’s full Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. (more…)
Hats are no longer for a “Bad Hair Day”. Judging by what we’ve seen on the runways, hats are most definitely the IT accessory for Fall-Winter 2011.From Wide brim and Fedora hats to school caps and men’s head wear inspired bowlers, the hats for this season are anything but boring. In order to help you make the right choice, we selected three different types of headwear that (by our opinion) will be the most popular this fall.
Wide brim hats
They are romantic, ultra feminine, and they will certainly catch everyone’s attention. These large brim,floppy hats are probably the best complement to the free spirited Bohemian look that is soooo trendy this fall. Fashion JUNQUI’s suggested combinations:
Brim hat+ flowing maxi dress+ platforms
Brim hat+ denim flares+ vintage T-shirt+ vintage faux fur coat
- Photos to get you inspired:
If you prefer classic, boy-chic style, then you should definitely go for Fedora hat .They came in a variety of colors and designs, and this season they are usually decorated with feathers which makes them incredibly catchy. Fedora hats look amazing when paired with formal outfits, but they are just as good when used as a complement to the daytime casual look. Suggested combinations:
Fedora hat +dress+ blazer + oxfords
Fedora + denim shirt +wide leg trousers +oxfords
- Photos to get you inspired:
Slightly see-through tops, skirts, and the like are not the most original of trends, but stylish nonetheless and trending big time for Fall/Winter 2011.
Today lets talk about the skirts. A sheer skirt can add interest to your look and add pretty, swirling layers. Just be sure to wear something underneath and make sure your skirt is longer, because, well, we all know a see-through miniskirt is bound for trouble. Geared towards winter they look fabulous.
The detachable collar is versatile, comes in a range of playful styles, and can be tied, buttoned or snapped. Hot!
They come in every occasion and can dress up a dull t-shirt, jacket or dress that can be transformed into the perfect camera ready outfit.
Forget denim, corduroy, and lace—this fall, the fabric you need is velvet. Designers like Miu Miu and Erdem have come down with a serious velvet crush, and we can totally see why. We, too, have fallen—hard—for this soft, supple material that’s perfect for showing off your style stripes and helping you transition summer staples into a fall-ready wardrobe. We’re certainly not talking ill-fitting Renaissance Faire capes and schmatas—oh no, this season it’s all about sophisticated silhouettes and sharp tailoring so your velvet pieces will really elevate your fall look. From blazers to sexy shoes to the ultimate velvet sheath-dress to take you from work to weekend play, the best velvet essentials are right here. So, get ready to fall in love.
Last fall, military-inspired lace-ups were a natural — and damn-fine looking — progression. This season, not much has changed. Military is still hot, we are just wearing them differently. Designers took their inspiration from soldiers who marched by foot, climbed atop horses, or rode motorcycles, there was a pair of lug-sole boots stomping down every nearly catwalk from Milan to New York. Either way, it’s pretty clear that men have preferred a substantial boot of late because of how long it lasts, not to mention the variety of prices. Plus, hey, you try wearing Vans in a blizzard? This season, Rock them Boots, Put a sock in them Boots so you can get the Knock’n in them Boots. ( Corny but shut up that was all I could come up with chump!)
Watch this video of the Top 10 funniest videos. I couldn’t stop laughing. I wonder how many falls there will be this year.
As part of its Fall/Winter 2011 catalogue, Japanese retailer Beams highlights its upscale men’s collections with a nice fashion spread, entitled ‘Mr. David for Gentleman Wardrobe’. Beautiful knitwear, outerwear, footwear and suits from its many collections are presented as part of the spread.
Take a look at the full spread after the jump. (more…)
Wow…I’m speechless. Simple and Sexy, my two favorite things. Too fierce for words, via Bleachblack.
Always bold in statement making Ruthie Davis gives us sky high heels in patent leather with lots of fun details this Fall, and flats that earn the title of hot.
Finally, the Weeknd releases the much anticipated mixtape ‘Thursday’. Thursday is second of the three mixtapes sand the follow-up to House of Balloons. The Weeknd has been sending out rand hints about ‘Thursday’s release and I’m so glad he finally did it. I’m not sure what you all will be doing this weekend (no pun intended) but I will be drowned out listening to Thursday! Can’t wait until Echoes of Silence in Fall drops later this year.
Download Thursday .
1. Lonely Star
2. Life Of The Party
4. The Zone
5. The Birds Part One
6. The Birds Part Two
8. Rolling Stone
9. Heaven Or Vegas
The gorgeous designer, Tanaya Henry, has introduced rings into her Lace accessories line. Like her draped earrings, the rings are capable of upping the drama and elegance quotient of any look. Images via Lace.
“For Fall 2011 Supra goes above and beyond the original Henry boot, with a more rugged, outdoor-focused offering. Take the Douglas (front) which features tough metal eyelets, woven rope laces and heavy-gauge stitching with waterproof uppers and neoprene lining, meaning they’re both comfy, easy to pull on and off, and keep you dry.
Second up to bat (the back 5) is the Skyboot, a piece of footwear that takes the highly-recognizable Skytop silo and mates it with a heavy-duty lug outsole (and moccasin style stitching) to give birth to a weather-ready outdoor stomper. The addition of raw leather laces finishes the look, further enunciating the traditional boot lineage they’ve attempted to harness.
And yes, Muska fans, the “stash pocket” remains intact.”-via Highsnobiety
Photos: Pete Williams for Highsnobiety Magazine Issue 3.
HOT! Duncan Steven is killing them with this ear cuff! Now available at Njal.
From Rick Owens the latest season comes a new pair of zip-up boots in textured brown suede with black paneling and stitched details at the back that look to borrow from his sneaker releases. The extra high cut and zip through front will take you somewhere different. Find a pair at Aloha Rag.
Neighborhood presents the first releases of their new Fall/Winter 2011 ‘Gimme Shelter’ Collection. Next to the usual solid range of denim, the Japanese brand presents shirts, pullovers, some light weight late summer jackets and a very nice range of accessories, including sunglasses, keychains, hats and a pair of boots.
Check out the August 2011 releases of the new Neighborhood line here.
Ash Stymest for Eleven Paris Fall 2011 Campaign.
These Christian Louboutin shoes are horrible! I don’t think Louboutin ever learned the lesson that you can’t cover up funk with perfume. These “Ailoi Spike” booties from his newest collection are a prime example. Putting spikes on something does not make it hot! If I see one of you there with these you can “X” yourself from theJUNQUI family. Also for all our Fashion JUNQUIes who design shoes, its time to get to work!