First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner. She wore a fishtail dress from Michael Kors’ Fall 2010 Collection. #STYLd
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This year was bittersweet for me because this was the first time I couldn’t make it to NYC for Fashion Week. ASL has a lot going on in Philly so we decided to hit King of Prussia Mall for Fashion’s Night Out. We stopped by Michael Kors and Tory Burch, sipped champagne and met some amazing people.
What made me absolutley change how I felt about being in Philly during Fashion Week was spending the rest of our evening at the Piazza Sempione boutique. From the moment we walked in it felt like fashion heaven, being surrounded by luxury that is unique and smiles from the fashionable “Piazza girls.”
At the door stood a mannequin dressed in the Double pressed wool and cashmere geometric cape from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection. I immediately fell in love, not only with the cape but the brand! Piazza Sempione’s philosophy definitely stands true that the clothing doesn’t ask for the attention it naturally receives, the collections just speak for themselves.
As we talked with the Piazza girls we learned more about this timeless brand that sets it apart from any others. The first collection was shown in Sempione, Milan in 1991 (hence the name) and to this day 100% of the clothes are still made in Italy. They have a design team that combines Italian workmanship with technology to create a perfect fit.
Learning of the inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection gave me chills. The design team used a members childhood home as their inspiration. As I flipped through the catalog the home came to life through fashion. The wool and silk “casa” print scarf at first glance looks like a beautiful combination of colors but the longer you look the more you see this image of a living space. Another favorite is the wool and cashmere two tones jacquard cardigan that looks like torn fabric lifting from the arm of an old chair.
I could go on-and-on about the brand and their amazing pieces, but I wont. I will just leave you with this…Piazza Sempione really digs into the beauty of fashion, bringing to life their inspiration through luxury, uniqueness, and attention to detail. This is what makes me have a love and respect for fashion.
Visit the Piazza Girls at The Plaza at King of Prussia (160 North Gulf Road) or check them out online here.
This morning I tweeted “STYLd Tip: Fashion “rules” were meant to be broken. The most popular notion– you can’t wear white after labor day…” After reading many fashion tweets about this rule, I decided to share how STYLd white can be year-around.
As far back as 1920′s, Coco Chanel made white a year-around staple. This photo taken in 1969, the french designer wearing one of her signature white suits.
Another iconic look never to be forgotton, Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu white chiffon dress.
Here are some looks to inspire your white for Fall.
1. Elie Tahari
2. Free People
3. MICHAEL Michael Kors
4. Rachel Zoe
Thursday night we attended “Celebrities for Charity Beauty & Fashion Event” at Club Whispers. This was one of the many events part of the 17 Days of Fashion.
There were designers, bloggers, stylist and many fashionable people from around the city in attendance.
Who caught our eye?
Tweety Elitou of Young, Hip & Chic. Tweety is a blogger, stylist, author and the list goes on. She is so STYLd
Tashyra Ayers of 900am WURD
Tye of Featherlicious. Her most recent venture is designing shoes. If you’re a woman that loves a show-stopper shoe, you will love Tye’s designs.
Gregory Taylor designer of Walish Gooshe & Kharisma Mcllwaine of The CW Crew (wearing Walish Gooshe).
Our favorite looks from Walish Gooshe Fall 2011. STYLd!
Alloyius Mcilwaine of Cultures Clothing Company. We were so busy chatting we didn’t take a picture. He is an artist, blogger and designer. Check him out…he is our new friend!
Checkout the closing events for The 17 Days of Fashion here