Posts Tagged: Oscar de la Renta

Dec 09

Pre-fall Collections 2010 report

It’s pre-fall 2010 time and the designers are certainly keeping us all entertained with a wide variety of new looks. There are some repeated trends such as sheer fabrics and chunky jewelry. Unfortunately harem pants seemed to have survived another year as well although they are less gold sequin flash and more black swinging fabric. There also seems to be an emphasis on the colour red for cocktail dresses and formal gowns as seen at Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. Shoulder padded shoulders have placed a nice curve on what was last season a strong point outwards from the collarbone. It’s a nice change adding a touch more femininity to the collections, bar Versace who stuck with a strong angled shoulder for the season preview.
Here’s my top ten looks from the collections shown….

1. Oscar de la Renta
2. Carolina Herrera
3. Donna Karan
4. Chanel
5. Rachel Roy
6. Versace
7. Devi Kroell
8. Alexander Wang
9. Burberry Prorsum
10. J Mendel

Sep 09

Can I rent ya, de la Renta?


renta.jpgI loved Oscar de la Renta’s casual wear but when it came to the formal gowns I wasn’t as impressed as I usually am with his work. That being said, you can’t like them all.

The black gothic bridal dress and pink silk ruched gown were a bit too much for my liking. But I will take the nude beaded number featured above. I can only imagine how long that took to make and how many sore fingers there are right now because of it.

Oscar is definitely a man for the details. Every piece shown presented extreme attention to the littlest of things. Hardly a piece walked down the runway without some sort of beading or jewellery worked in. Marvellous, darling, absolutely marvellous.

Just as a sidenote, can someone please do my hair with the braids and ribbons as it is presented here? Watch out – I’m sporting that look on the next red carpet. So glam!

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