February 14, 2009
New York Fashion Week: First Day’s Picks
I love the patterns and graphic shapes in this dress. I think the shape could be flattering for any figure. This would be great for the office that permits a little style flair. To tone it down, you could pair it with a waist-length black cardigan or layer it under a charcoal sweater dress with a belt.
Again, great use of geometric shapes and angles. The neckline is a little risque for day wear, but with a blazer or cardigan, this could certainly translate into office wear.
THISDAY/ARISE: African Fashion Collective
I am a ruffle fanatic! I love anything that has ruffles (done tastefully of course). I would never, in real life, wear both of these pieces together, however the blouse would be great with a nice grey pencil skirt and vest or a high-waisted, wide-legged pant. Also, I’m especially interested in this particular African designer because his use of color and flair are right up my alley.
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