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Coast to Coast Couture

Posted on | February 14, 2012 | 8 Comments

This week delivers a double whammy for style junkies. In LA, the Grammys provided their usual spectacle of cleavage (Rihanna) and craziness (Sasha Gradiva and her “gun dress“). And on the other coast, New York Fashion Week is in full swing.

Say what you will about bad wardrobe choices on the red carpet and too-skinny models on the runway.  There’s plenty to criticize about the fashion industry if you take it too seriously. But I subscribe to the school that thinks fashion is fun, both to wear and to watch. Kate Spade said it best: “Playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends.”

Some favorite looks from fashion week so far (all photos from

Short, sparkly, & futuristic at Jenny Packham

South American glam cowgirl look at Carlos Miele

Jaw-dropping scarlet stunner at Monique Lhuillier

Sleek, statuesque golden girl at Carolina Herrera
























8 Responses to “Coast to Coast Couture”

  1. Style Maniac
    February 14th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Susan, last week — the day before fashion week started — I went to IFBCon and I have to thank you for the amazing experience, since I first found out about Independent Fashion Bloggers from the badge on your site! Every woman at the conference had such strong, original style. It was really refreshing and inspiring to see. Plus great panelists. Perhaps you will be able to make the trip to NY sometime for it and Fashion Week. If so, let me know … it would be wonderful to meet in person.

  2. Susan
    February 14th, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    That sounds fantastic! What a great opportunity. I hope you will be blogging about your experience at the conference.

  3. Kim,USA
    February 27th, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Awesome dress!


  4. Nicole Feliciano
    February 27th, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Love the Carolina Herrera! This week, I’m looking to break a black habit and shed some light on my wardrobe! Here’s my post:

  5. Jeanine Byers Hoag @ Seasonal Color Analysis
    February 27th, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Those are great looks! Very fashionable!! Saw you over at Monday Mingle.

  6. Patricia Streeter
    February 27th, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    My favorite of the four is the sparkly blue number. If thats whats in stored for the future, count me in!

  7. megan, the frugalista diaries
    February 27th, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    i just love these, so chic.

  8. Kristin
    February 29th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    That Jenny Packham mini is fabulous! I had so much fun at her show when we went last year!

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