We were so thrilled to send our gorgeous, makeup-expert contributor Avantika (of the amazing The Beauty Buff Blog) to report from the Jill Stuart Fall 2010 show at New York Fashion Week. She scoped out all of the best mom-friendly trends (and plenty of fashion trend gossip!)
The Show: Jill Stuart Fall 2010
Celebrity favorite, Jill Stuartâ€™s Fall 2010 Line was inspired by super chic, super model, Kate Moss (a fellow mommy). Stuart wanted to create a rock and roll, edgy party girl who has a confident sense of style. The clothes and look reflect a woman whoâ€™s having a rocking good time, and â€œpainting the town redâ€.Â For even the most stylish, trendy socializing mommies, staying up all night gallivanting with friends on the town just isnâ€™t always in the cards. So itâ€™s nice to be able to recreate a hard partying outfit, attitude and look without sacrificing your much-needed winks of sleep. The entire urban-chic look can be recreated by taking on some of the big trends seen.
Stuart added a lot of basics that us non-model types can recreate at home. A chunky knit scarf or hat was a key component seen down the catwalk. There were also structured jackets that were layered over or under other pieces. Layering is a big trend I saw throughout Fashion and Stuart was no exception. Mixing and Matching textures (raw silk with wool, draped chiffon with tulle, velvet with leather, etc), fabrics (chiffon, suede, knit, cashmere, etc.) and prints to create a beautiful silhouette was a great trend know Iâ€™ll be able to piece together without the help of stylist (hopefully). I was thrilled how heavily plaid featured in her collection.
Getting a few pieces like a structured plaid blazer or dress with a thick black leather studded belt is a fun festive look that screams sexy rocker-chic mommy and yet is versatile enough for day or night. The gorgeous outfits were in dark shades and rich jewel-toned reds, purples and peacock blues, mixed in with the occasional velvet top hats or slouchy wool hat. Chunky knits were seen throughout the show in heavy scarves, hats and sweaters. Another huge highlight were the thigh high boots. So incredibly sexy and fashion forward! The boots were worn in casual, feminine, and super glamorous ways. The gorgeous military-“London punk” tie-ups looked extremely wearable, with just the right amount of sexy thrown in with biker-chic toughness to sometimes contrast, sometimes compliment each outfit. I never knew how wearable these hotter than hot heels really are. Whether thigh high boots seem a little intimidating or not, there’s no question they’re going to everywhere this Fall.
* What Do You Think: What trend would YOU want to try the most?