iHeartRADIO Fashion 2019…

Maren Morris

Whether it’s Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, or one of The Chainsmokers, the iHeartRADIO Music Awards 2019 was all about the sparkle…

One element I love about this type of award show, is there are far fewer rules of fashion that are a must follow. The standout trend of the night to me was the sequins. They covered outfits from head to toe and made for a shimmery red carpet.

This is in sync with the direction of fashion. Sequins are in and made the top ten list of fashion elements for Fall 2019 according to Glamour magazine. But let’s face it…When aren’t sequins in?

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Designer’s Corner: Hester Sunshine…

Hester SunshineSo I’d like to introduce my new obsession…Designer Hester Sunshine. I stumbled upon her while catching an episode of this season’s Project Runway. My eye immediately went to Hester as I scanned the crowd of competing designers. Her look was bold and interesting. Some people imply a clown connection…I totally disagree (clowns scare me), as she has something more special to offer.

Hester started her career as a child designing dolls for her friends and then graduated to selling them ensembles. After studying at Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins in London, she designed ready-to-wear, accessories, and even costumes. Her design credentials include working with Betsey Johnson, Kate Spade, Coach, and a variety of private labels.

She was tapped for Season 17 of Project Runway on Bravo. I’ll be keeping an eye on her…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

The tiny handbag…

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So it seems I’ve been writing about handbags quite a bit lately. There’s a reason…plenty of news surrounding them.

My latest bag installment addresses something seen for the last couple of seasons…the tiny handbag. This season they are apparently getting even smaller…

Priced at $345 – $795, these Jacquemus micro bags can’t even hold a lipstick. You might fit some aspirin and a breath mint if you’re lucky. So why carry them?

Fashion ladies…Fashion…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Yes, they’re back as well…

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So, were you around in the 1980s? If you were, you probably recall a little show called Dynasty. When you think about the fashion on that program, what comes to mind? Yes, shoulder pads. And…They’re back!

I kid you not. On the runway of 2019 Fall Paris Fashion Week, shoulder pads were all the rage. They’re bigger, they’re better.

Yet, I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one. I like my fabrics to feel natural, and I worry the excess padding will feel and look bulky.

For those who want to give this a try, does it require purchasing multiple blazers or coats? Maybe not. In the 80s, one could purchase shoulder pads to be added under an ensemble to either create or enhance the appearance of the shoulders.

I’ll be on the lookout for those…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Would you try this fashion trend?

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So when I was growing up in Indiana, we used to do it…Wear pants under dresses that is.

You see, in the early to mid-1970s girls were not allowed to wear pants to school. Therefore on below freezing school days, when tights just wouldn’t cut it, we would put pants on under our dresses and skirts. It kept us warm but was a questionable fashion statement even for the 70s.

Fast forward to Paris Fall Fashion Week 2019, and there it was. Layering took a slight twist as models walked the runway wearing dresses over pants. I am a huge fan of layering, so any opportunity to do so is welcome.

I believe this trend might just catch on, so I’ll be scanning the shop windows for such examples. Want to join me?

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

The double bag goes one step further…

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So the double handbag trend from New York Fashion Week has found Paris, but this time it has a new twist. On the runway of the 2019 Fall Paris Fashion Week, we saw clear bags with a purse inside. No kidding.

Now when I mentioned this to my daughter, Sammy, she said, “It must be raining.” Not the case…People are actually buying clear satchels to carry their handbags…inclement weather being a non-issue.

I once again applaud the designers for coming up with an accessory add on, albeit a theoretically inexpensive one. If you can find one at a bargain, go for it and stay on point with this latest trend…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

Designer’s Corner: Rok Hwang…

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So, Rok Hwang…He’s on my radar…

Love, love, love his work. He’s considered the hottest debut at Fall Paris Fashion Week 2019.  He’s educated, experienced, and exudes vision.

What intrigues me is he chooses simple fabrics but repositions them through “deconstruction”, followed by “reconstruction”.

The style of the Rokh woman is youthful with a hint of rawness. According to Hwang: “…I deconstruct the perfect look into a total mess and then rebuild imperfection.”

Referenced: https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/a20957886/lvmh-prize-2018-rokh-rok-hwang/

This is one designer I intend to keenly observe…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)