Archive for February, 2007

Nicole Miller Precious Heirloom Triangle Bra

Nicole Miller Precious Heirloom Triangle BraHappy Valentine’s Day from Omiru!

Introducing Nicole Miller’s brand new lingerie line for Bare Necessities.  Our favorite piece?  Her Precious Heirloom Triangle Bra for the simple shape and vintage detailing.

Thanks, Shmuly (aka ari gold), for the tip!

$85 at Bare Necessities.

1 comment February 14th, 2007

Omiru’s Fall 2007 Menswear Trend Roundup

John Bartlett Fall/Winter 2007 RunwayINSPIRATIONS

Athletics
Narciso Rodriguez, Kim Jones

Bourgeois Weekends
Perry Ellis, Lacoste

Preppy Military
John Bartlett

DETAILING & FABRIC

Horizontal Stripes
Perry Ellis, Lacoste

Pocket Detailing
Perry Ellis, Cabbeen, Lacoste

Embroidery
Cabbeen

Cuff Detailing
John Bartlett

Colorblocking
John Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Cabbeen, Narciso Rodriguez

Plaid
Duckie Brown, John Bartlett, Perry Ellis, Cabbeen

GARMENT CLASSIFICATIONS

The Vest
Duckie Brown, Michael Kors

Skinny Pants
John Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Buckler, Narciso Rodriguez, Lacoste

Wide Pants
John Bartlett, Duckie Brown

The Sweaterjacket
Perry Ellis

Cropped Styles
Perry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Lacoste, DKNY

ACCESSORIES

Colorful Accessories
Duckie Brown

Gloves
Perry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Narciso Rodriguez

The Beanie
Duckie Brown, Perry Ellis

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Triple Five Soul Rooned Weekender

Triple Five Soul Rooned Weekender Jet off for a weekend getaway with this bag in tow.

$39.99 (sale) at Urban Outfitters.

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Omiru’s Fall 2007 Womenswear Trend Roundup

Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge. 

Grey Ant Fall 2007 RunwaySILHOUETTE
Slim Silhouette
Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen

High Waisted Silhouette
Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la Renta

Menswear as Womenswear
Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza Schouler

Asymmetry
Grey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler

80s Influence
Grey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam

20s Influence
Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler

DETAILING
Ruffles
Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen

Pocket Detailing
Venexiana, Derek Lam, Zac Posen

Colorblocking
Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez

Bows
Diane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo Ri

Oversized Buttons
Venexiana

Puffy Sleeves
Venexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam

Kimono Sleeves
Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac Posen

Oversized Collars
Betsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen

FABRIC & PATTERN
Plaid
Grey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam

Geometric Patterns
Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez

Dots
Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey Johnson

Metallic Shine
Marc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique Lhuillier

Fur
Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen

GARMENT CLASSIFICATIONS

Sleeved Dresses
Diane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey Johnson

Skinny Pants
Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac Posen

The Capelet
Betsey Johnson

Sweaterjackets
Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera

Tie-Front Blouse
Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg

Leggings and Tights
Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey Johnson

ACCESSORIES
Gloves
Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen

Wide Belts
Carolina Herrera

Oversized Plastic Sunglasses
Betsey Johnson, Grey Ant

Colorful Accessories
Marc Jacobs

1 comment February 13th, 2007

Secret Garden Charm Bracelet

Secret Garden Charm BraceletLove the contrasting textures in this cluster of charms.

$42 at Etsy.

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Omiru Poll Results: Metallic Fashion is In!

Omiru Poll Result: Metallic Fashion is In!


DKNY Metallic All Weather Trench CoatWe asked: Is Metallic Fashion (e.g. Gold and Silver) In or Out?

You said:  Metallic fashion is in, but it’s a trend, not a classic.  49% voted metallic fashion In, but 21% voted it Out.

Omiru’s take: While metallic fashion is more fitting during the holiday season, there’s no need to put it away once you take the tinsel down.  But take the advice of our friends at Couture in the City–skip the head-to-toe shiny getups and opt for metallics in moderation.  Be aware, though, that the shiny nature of metallic fashions tends to add pounds, so apply the shine liberally.  The safest bet?  Metallic accessories.  Try a pair of silver heels–or a burnished gold handbag.


Next Question: 80s Fashion was all over Fashion Week–think off-the-shoulder tops, gold lamé, and high-waisted jeans.  But what do You think?   Tell us, is 80s Fashion In, or is it Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: DKNY Metallic All Weather Trench Coat | $168 at Nordstrom.

6 comments February 12th, 2007

Jennifer Jacket with Peter Pan Collar

Jennifer Jacket at Forever 21Bright and cheery for Spring, with a Peter Pan collar to boot!

$32.80 at Forever 21.

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Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Cynthia Steffe

Cynthia Steffe Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Cynthia Steffe’s sweetly chic Fall 2007 collection presented familiar silhouettes and details, such as oversized jackets and cardigans, dresses with pockets, and the Spring 2007 favorite, skinny pants.

Color Palette: Black, white, grey and medium beige, complemented by lavender, magenta and shades of purple.

Silhouettes: Loose shapes ended at the knee, and were paired with slender black stockings or pants layered underneath.  Controlled volume made appearances at the waistline, the hemline, and on sleeves.  Of note were the dresses, which featured sleeves and/or pockets, and the jackets, which distinguished themselves with oversized sleeves and/or collars.

Accessories Report: Wide bangles in crème, clear and silver mesh as well as thin belts with finger-width silver polished buckles. 

What’s Wearable: Victorian-inspired high necked dress shirts will be elegantly wearable this fall.

What’s Not Wearable: Avoid mixing two strong patterns, such as florals with stripes, unless you have a good eye for pattern.

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Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Minimalism, as appropriate for the house of Calvin Klein.  Francisco Costa showed structured, oversized outerwear over slim, curve-hugging dresses in simple shapes. 

Color Palette:  Browns and greys, tempered with beige.  Hints of metallic shine made an appearance in the minimalist collection.

Silhouettes: Big over small.  Outerwear–in the form of funnel neck coats with curved side seams and 20s style cocoon wrap coats–enveloped models in slim cut dresses.  Thick cropped funnel neck sweaters brought volume to looks with body-skimming tops and skirts.  Controlled volume was seen at the sleeves, waistline, and hemline. 

Accessories Report:  Simple black gloves, tights, and ladylike handbags.

What’s Wearable: For those who aren’t afraid to show some curves, the entire collection could easily be translated for the streets.  We’re all over funnel and oversized turtleneck necklines for those with long necks. 

1 comment February 10th, 2007

Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Zac Posen

Zac Posen Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Zac Posen’s focused his 1940s tailoring sensibility on polished jackets, suits, and his signature dresses.  Silhouettes were generally slim, though Zac shook things up with volume added in just the right places.

Color Palette: Black, black, and more black, with greys, white, and shots of royal purple and blood red.

Silhouettes: Zac Posen showed mainly big-over-small silhouettes,such as a voluminous military kimono sleeved coat with a slim skirt.  Pants were skinny and high-waisted.  A number of babydoll looks, complete with ruffles and volume, made their way onto the runway.  Fitted cocktail looks were ruffled and featured sheer-over-solid layering.  Zac’s signature eveningwear featured curve-hugging gowns with fishtail hemlines.  Detailing to note included oversized collars, ruffles, and pocket and tab detailing.

Accessories Report:  Long, elbow length black gloves accessorized the sexy, tailored looks.

What’s Wearable: 
One of our favorite looks was a peach-pink ruffled blouse with flutter sleeves paired with a burgundy tulip skirt. We also loved a cropped ruffled black jacket paired with an above-the-knee skirt.

What’s Not Wearable: 
A poufy fur coat with ruffled, horizontal detailing–tough for a stick-thin model to pull off, near impossible for Real Women to wear.

3 comments February 9th, 2007

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