September 15, 2011
One of the most well known Black fashion designers in history, Stephen Burrows is a craftsman with a eye for color, draping and movement.The darling of the ’70s Studio 54 crowd, Burrows creates dresses that not only look gorgeous, but they make a woman feel feminine, sexy and beautiful. You can literally see the love and joy in his clothing.
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September 14, 2011
Nanette Lepore knows that girls just want to have fun. The fashion designer is known for her whimsical use of color, graphics and feminine detailing to create modern, bold and romantic clothing. Lepore used neon bright colors and lace to evoke the ’80s with a fanciful and futuristic twist. We love the cut and color of this dress.
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September 12, 2011
French born fashion designer Sophie Theallet’s philosophy is all about sensuality, ease and craftsmanship. She has worked with renown fashion visionaries like Jean Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaia where she learned the art of couture. In 2007 she began her own collection in the U.S. Here is an example of her stunning style.
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September 11, 2011
Donna Karan loves designing for women and celebrates their curves. Ever since she launched her own collection in 1985, Karan has been a champion of making women feel beautiful by accentuating the positive. Karan’s clothes are chic and effortless which is key for the stylish woman on the go. We love this ethnic print inspired dress.
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Diane Von Furstenberg
September 11, 2011
She revolutionized the way working women dressed 39 years ago with her wrap dresses and the motto “feel like a woman.” Diane Von Furstenberg continues that mission today incorporating bright colors and graphic prints with ladylike dressing that flatters most figures. This outfit makes us feel happy and stylish.
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September 10, 2011
One of our favorite Project Runway alums, Christian Siriano is getting better with age. His collections have gone from the overly dramatic to the sublime. We love all the bright burst of color in this collection which make our skin glow and our style shine.
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September 9, 2011
Nicole Miller has become a brand name on Seventh Avenue synonymous with feminine, colorful and wearable clothing. This season, Miller’s collection was bold, young, sporty and beautiful. It’s modern dressing for the woman with a busy schedule who wants to look fierce all of the time.
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September 8, 2011
Vibrant best describes Max Azria’s BCBG collection. This spring, the designer showed bold colors and fabrics that flow and move with the wind. BCBG stands for “bon chic, bon genre” or good style, good attitude. Talk about feeling optimistic.
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