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Dressing Up In Daisies

A 17 year old girl gives her insight on the world of fashion, art, and anything worth talking about.
October 01, 2011
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Paris Fashion Week Day 3 Highlights! (Christian Dior, Lanvin, & Vivienne Westwood)

This was the first women's ready-to-wear Dior show since the Galliano scandal, debuting what Bill Gaytten has to bring to Paris Fashion Week. As it turned out, Gaytten had loveliness, beauty, and vintage Dior throwback pieces to show. I couldn't help but to be reminded of old Hollywood actresses like Grace Kelly with the original Dior-inspired silhouettes and classy little frocks. Personally, my favorite part of this collection was the breathtaking organza and gazar dresses towards the end of the show. They were beautifully crafted and and had so much movement and fluidity. Overall this was a very lovely collection.

Whenever I think of Lanvin I think of dark colors and beautiful dresses. This season, however, Alber Elbaz showed many more separates than the public is used to seeing in a Lanvin show. He was inspired by a concept of strength, which you could see through his experimentation with pants and skirts. Also a product of his strength inspiration was a nod to 80's power dressing. I always love a strong padded shoulder, which is why I'm obsessed with how Elbaz brought them back for S/S 2012! This collection was so strong, sexy, and modern.

Crocheted fishnets. Royalty-inspired corsets. Mismatched socks. Lace and sequins. Oriental kimonos. Lamé. Hooker platforms. All in one collection? It could be non other than Vivienne Westwood. Westwood brings out the skitzo avant-garde looks season after season, and somehow, they all cohesively seem to flow together. I'm in love with anyone who takes major risks, which bumps Vivienne Westwood up to one of my favorite collections so far this season. She is a true dreamer, and as always, this trait has shown clearly through her collection.

Comment and tell me what you think of all of the shows so far!

xoxo, Audrey

 

October 01, 2011
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Paris Fashion Week S/S 2012 Street Style

There's nothing more beautiful than models, celebrities, editors, and other fashionistas running around Paris, France in their most Parisian chic looks! Here are some of my favorites!

xoxo, Audrey

September 29, 2011
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Paris Fashion Week Day 2 Highlights! (Balenciaga, Balmain, & Nina Ricci)

This season, Nicolas Ghesquière did a fantastic job of mixing urban trends with more classic haute couture silhouettes for Balenciaga. I'm in love with all of the tiny little short shorts pairs with boxier shaped tops. He showed everything from asymmetrical tops to over-sized sailor uniforms; the off-beat proportions were incredibly interesting and edgy. I really suggest that you view this collection in whole (style.com) because every single look was so unique and innovative.

Balmain is a brand that is always so wearable, chic, and fierce; and this season was no different. The collection was filled with beautiful prints, which shows Christophe Decarnin was probably inspired by ornate artwork or designs. There were so many fantastic separates, sexy dresses and leotards, and several high-waisted shorts and cropped jacket combinations. Christophe Decarnin simply never seizes to blow me away with effortless, innovative, wearable collections.

Nina Ricci's collection was light and beautiful for the S/S 2012 season. There were so many breathtakingly beautiful chiffon and organza dresses that would be any girl's dream to wear. Ricci's collection was clearly 50's inspired with beehive hair, longer dresses, and many 50's silhouettes. Overall, the collection was the perfect amount of classy mixed with edge.

Comment with your feedback on today's shows!!

xoxo, Audrey

 

 

September 28, 2011
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Paris Fashion Week Day 1 Highlights! (Rochas, Gareth Pugh, & Mugler)

Today kicked off day one of Paris Fashion Week: S/S 2012 RTW! Here are some highlights of a few of my favorite designers that showed today:

Marco Zanini gave a nod to the 50's as he sent everything from long sequined party frocks to pin-up leotards and high-waisted shorts for Rochas. Zanini played with beautiful fabrics, prints, and especially eye-catching accessories. He described his collection as "...a journey through the vortex of cinema," which is exactly what it was.

Gareth Pugh is the type of designer that sends pure art down the runway every single season; and this season was no exception. From literal cages formed around the models' bodies, to sky high heels and head to toe (literally) black leather outfits, Gareth Pugh S/S 2012 was all about sci-fy fantasy and mixing dark with light. I couldn't help but to be reminded of McQueen with some of the pieces and conceptual art that Pugh showed, but that aside, Gareth Pugh is such an innovative, genius designer that has so much to offer to the world of fashion.

 

The relatively new brand "Mugler" by Nicola Formichetti's show began with a short clip of one of his biggest fans, Lady Gaga. Although she did not make an appearance on the catwalk as she did last season, it was still an exciting way to kick off the show. Nicola Formichetti played with so much draping, layering, and mixing of cutting-edge shapes and silhouettes. The color palette remained mostly neutral, but as each look walked out, it was clear how much artistic and innovative thinking went into every single piece. This left me eager for what's in store for the future of this new designer.

Comment and tell me what you thought about today's shows!!

xoxo, Audrey

 

 

September 27, 2011
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Paris Fashion Week: September 27- October 5

Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton
Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen
Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe
Hermes, John Galliano, Givenchy
Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier
Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin
Balenciaga, Balmain, Nina Ricci
Gareth Pugh, Rochas
October 5, 2011
October 4, 2011
October 3, 2011
October 2, 2011
October 1, 2011
September 30, 2011
September 29, 2011
September 28, 2011

Today, September 27th, is the start of Paris fashion week: spring/summer 2011 ready-to-wear! Paris is where many of the top designers present their collections to the fashion world. I have come up with a schedule (above) with the highlights of some of the designers showing this week! The full schedule can be seen here ( http://www.modeaparis.com/en/fashion-shows/Schedules/Ready-to-wear ). I will be posting my favorite looks everyday from some of the designers above, and you can also follow along on my personal favorite website for fashion: style.com.
xoxo, Audrey

February 16, 2011
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Review/Highlights

Marc by Marc Jacobs is personally one of the top shows I get excited to see during New York Fashion Week. Marc Jacobs seems to never disappoint, and he continues to top himself season after season after season!

This season Marc showed a fantastic 40s/70s fusion for both guys and girls for his Fall 2011 collection. It was sort of the more laid-back and effortless long-lost sister of his Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection (http://dressingupindaisies.onsugar.com/Marc-Jacobs-Spring-2011-RTW-Highl...). Like the previous collection, the Marc F/W 2011 collection showed amazing high-waisted pants, big floppy hats, and adorable jumpers in fun prints.

While mixed with an element of the forties, this collection fused the bold with the classic, fitted shirts with long skirts, and modest basics with a 70s sexy appeal. While flipping through these looks my mind just screams,"WANT, WANT, WANT...WANT!" This collection is so modern and so on point with what I think is going to be on trend this fall. It's so freaking cute in a sort of upscale Urban Outfitters-y way. The collection had a lot of fun and flirty pieces, but they all had FLAWLESS proportions and were worn in a very cool-girl, I'm-not-trying-too-hard way. And that goes back to the 70s-inspired attitude that Marc Jacobs did and excellent job of capturing for his show.

I couldn't talk about this collection without giving praises to the men's clothing. I LOVED the sweaters, coats, and awesome shoes that Marc dressed his boys in! Like the girls, the boys clothing was modern and urban, while still giving a stylish salute to past decades. Everything in this collection just pulled together and flowed so nicely from look to look. It was a perfect follow-up to last season, and has proved to be one of the most cohesive, modern, and wearble Marc by Marc Jacobs collections yet!
xoxo, Audrey

February 12, 2011
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New York Fashion Week has begun!!

One of the most exciting weeks for the fashion industry is finally here! Designers like Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam, and Diane Von Furstenberg are showing their Fall/Winter 2011 collections this week in New York for the Mercedes-Benz fashion week! Stylists, makeup artists, photographers, designers, and other industry members fly out to NYC for this one magical week where they all come together to celebrate and marvel over the creations that some of the best designer's in the world have been working on for months. And one day, I might just be one of those amazing designers people will be flying around the world to see. :)

 

Here's the schedule for the Fall 2011 fashion week (I always use style.com to check out all the new shows the day they happen) :

Today

  • 9AM
    General Idea, Studio
  • 10:30-11:30AM
    Binetti, Box
  • 11AM
    Jill Stuart, Stage
  • 12PM
    Prabal Gurung, Studio
  • 12PM
    Prabal Gurung Live Stream
  • 2PM
    ADAM, Stage
  • 2:30-3:30PM
    MANDY COON, Box
  • 3PM
    Vivienne Tam, Theatre
  • 3PM
    Vivienne Tam Live Stream
  • 4PM
    Mik Cire, Studio
  • 6PM
    Charlotte Ronson, Stage
  • 6PM
    Charlotte Ronson Live Stream
  • 6:30-7:30PM
    Maisonette 1977, Box
  • 7PM
    G-STAR RAW, Theatre
  • 9PM
    Toni Francesc, Studio

 

 

Feb. 13

  • 10AM
    Derek Lam, Stage
  • 10AM
    Derek Lam Live Stream
  • 10:30-11:30AM
    Timo Weiland, Box
  • 11AM
    Lela Rose, Studio
  • 1PM
    DKNY, 547 W 26th Street
  • 2PM
    Calvin Klein Collection Men's, 205 W 39th Street
  • 2PM
    Calvin Klein Collection Men's Live Stream
  • 2:15PM
    Tory Burch, Studio
  • 2:30-3:30PM
    Yoana Baraschi, Box
  • 3PM
    Max Azria, Stage
  • 3PM
    Max Azria Live Stream
  • 4PM
    Diane von Furstenberg, Theatre
  • 5PM
    CYNTHIA STEFFE, Studio
  • 5PM
    Y-3, 82 Mercer Street
  • 6PM
    Carmen Marc Valvo, Nasdaq, 4 Times Square
  • 7PM
    Custo Barcelona, Stage
  • 7PM
    Custo Barcelona Live Stream
  • 7:30PM
    Behnaz Sarafpour, Box
  • 8PM
    Tommy Hilfiger, Theatre
  • 8PM
    Tommy Hilfiger Live Stream
  • 9PM
    Zang Toi, Studio

 

Feb. 14

  • 9AM
    Jenny Packham, Studio
  • 9:30-10:30AM
    Callula Lillibelle, Box
  • 10AM
    Carolina Herrera, Theatre
  • 10AM
    Carolina Herrera Live Stream
  • 11AM
    Carlos Miele, Stage
  • 11AM
    Carlos Miele Live Stream
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM
    Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Black Label by Paula Gerbase, 540 W 21st Street
  • 1PM
    Tracy Reese, Studio
  • 2PM
    Donna Karan New York, 547 W 26th Street
  • 2:30-3:30PM
    Sachin +Babi, Box
  • 3PM
    Monique Lhullier, Stage
  • 3PM
    Monique Lhullier Live Stream
  • 5PM
    pamella roland, Studio
  • 6PM
    Betsey Johnson, Theatre
  • 6PM
    Chado Ralph Rucci, 536 Broadway, 6th Floor
  • 6PM
    Betsey Johnson Live Stream
  • 6:30-7:30PM
    GUiSHEM, Box

 

Feb. 15

  • 9AM
    Sergio Davila , Studio
  • 9:30-10:30AM
    Trias, Box
  • 10AM
    Badgley Mischka, Theatre
  • 10AM
    Badgley Mischka Facebook Live Stream
  • 10AM
    Badgley Mischka Live Stream
  • 11AM
    Vera Wang, Stage
  • 11AM
    Vera Wang Live Stream
  • 1PM
    Diesel Black Gold, Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue
  • 1PM
    Jen Kao, Studio
  • 1PM
    Jen Kao Live Stream
  • 1:30-3:30PM
    Bibhu Mohapatra, Box
  • 2PM
    Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Theatre
  • 2PM
    Hervé Léger by Max Azria Live Stream
  • 3PM
    Dennis Basso, Stage
  • 6PM
    J. Mendel, Studio
  • 7PM
    Tibi, Stage
  • 7:30-8:30PM
    Frank Tell, Box
  • 8PM
    Narciso Rodriguez, Theatre
  • 8PM
    Narciso Rodriguez Live Stream
  • 9PM
    Mackage, Studio

 

Feb. 16

  • 9AM
    Yigal Azrouël, Studio
  • 9:30-10:30AM
    VACCA, Box
  • 10AM
    Michael Kors, Theatre
  • 10AM
    Michael Kors Live Stream
  • 11AM
    Nanette Lepore, Stage
  • 11AM
    Nanette Lepore Live Stream
  • 12PM
    Ports 1961, 2 E 63rd Street
  • 1PM
    Herchcovitch;Alexandre, Studio
  • 1PM
    Herchcovitch;Alexandre Live Stream
  • 1:30-2:30PM
    Adrienne Vittadini, Box
  • 3PM
    Milly by Michelle Smith, Stage
  • 4:00-6:00PM
    ALLEGRI, Courtyard
  • 4PM
    Helen Yarmak, 730 Fifth Avenue, 23rd Floor
  • 5PM
    CHRISTIAN COTA, Studio
  • 6PM
    Anna Sui, Theatre
  • 6PM
    Anna Sui Live Stream
  • 6:30-7:30PM
    Odd Molly, Box
  • 7PM
    Elie Tahari, Stage
  • 8PM
    b michael America, Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave

 

Feb. 17

  • 10AM
    Ralph Lauren, 275 Hudson Street
  • 11AM
    Ralph Lauren, 275 Hudson Street
  • 12PM
    Son Jung Wan, Studio
  • 12PM
    Son Jung Wan Live Stream
  • 2PM
    Calvin Klein Collection Women's, 205 W 39th Street, Ground Floor
  • 2PM
    Calvin Klein Collection Women's Live Stream
  • 3PM
    Calvin Klein Collection Women's, 205 W 39th Street, Ground Floor
  • 6PM
    Elene Cassis, Studio
  • 7PM
    Naeem Khan, Stage
  • 7PM
    Naeem Khan Live Stream
  • 7:30-8:30PM
    LUBLU Kira Plastinina, Box
  • 8PM
    L.A.M.B., Theatre
  • 9PM
    Ivana Helsinki, Studio

 

xoxo, Audrey

 

December 05, 2010
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Gucci Spring 2011 Highlights

I've never been a big Gucci fan, but I must say I am in love with this collection! The models walked out in shocking jewel tones and gold accessories. Fringes and tassels, a definite spring trend, were adorned to almost every look. Slick hair and bright red lips polished off the drop-crotch harem pants, seductive dresses, and tough tops. The color palette transitioned beautifully from jewel tones, beige, to black, all equally glamorous. The look was pure 70's glam (my favorite!) Frida Giannini created a sexy collection that would make Bowie proud.

Xx, Lillian


 

*even though it says Audrey posted it, Lillian actually wrote this. :)

November 06, 2010
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D&G Spring 2011 RTW Highlights:

Dolce and Gabbana has to be one of my favorite designers, and their spring collection exceeded my expectations. Red leather shorts, picnic checks, floral everything, and even a peek of Snow White! The clothes were ridiculously adorable and surprisingly wearable. Bouquets of real roses, peonies, and ferns covered the runway. And don't forget those irresistibly adorable wedges! Almost a dozen floral chiffon maxi dresses finished off the show. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana proved they could deliver sex appeal, even in a floral sundress.

xx, Lillian

 

November 06, 2010
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Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 RTW Highlights

Gold glitter platforms, loose maxi-dresses, high-waisted silk pants, and a psychedelic color palette- all making up one of my favorite Marc Jacobs collections of all time.

This season Marc Jacobs took a total 180 from last season's collection, with exciting, lively, and 70's inspired pieces. I am in love with the glamorous easiness of this collection. The girls all look so amazing and electric, but they still have that 70's laid-back attitude. Marc mentioned, "I was at Naomi Campbell's birthday party in Cannes and all the girls wore these long dresses, and after dancing all night they hitched them up to the waist."

This collection obviously took its inspiration from the type of girls he encountered in Cannes: Girls that wanted to go out and have fun, and wear something that is just as glamorous and fabulous as they were. Thank God playfulness is back this season! I can't stand it when fashion trends get in too much of a "classic" rut. Leave it to Marc Jacobs to bring something new and daring to the fashion world after a season of seeing far too many camel sweaters.

xoxo, Audrey

About me

I started Dressing Up In Daisies about four years ago for the purpose of sharing my opinions, ideas, and personal style on the internet, rather than keeping them bottled up in my head. In my first post on Dressing Up In Daisies, my then thirteen year old self said, “Fashion is about taking risks, and dressing up for yourself, and no one else. Ever since I was two years old, my favorite game to play has been dress up...and it still is. The amazing thing about this game is that you get to play it every single morning, so why not have some fun with it? Wear some massive heels, opt for the leopard coat, throw some daisies in your hair. Whatever your mood is that day.”

This statement is something I continue to stand by, and will for the rest of my existence. I believe it is important to show the world that fashion should celebrate the beauty in risk-taking and oddities, which vastly transcends the limitations of "trends" and other rules often imposed by members of the fashion industry.

I use my blog to connect to the world of fashion that I know I’ll be a part of one day. Feel free to leave comments with feedback, or click the "contact" link above to email me.

-Audrey

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