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Omiru Poll Results: Thick Frame Glasses are In!

Omiru Poll Result: Thick Frame Glasses are In!

Thick Frame Sunglasses at Forever 21We asked: Are Thick Frame Glasses In or Out?

You said:  Yes!  A 67% majority voted them In.

Omiru’s take: Style icons are unafraid to make a statement–so it’s no wonder that so many adorn themselves with Thick Frame Glasses (think Jackie O.).  And what better place to make a statement than on your face.  Style tip?  Match the boldness of your facial features with the thickness of your glasses.  Those with delicate facial features will look best in at most medium-thick glasses frames.  But those with bold facial features can up the drama with thicker frames.

Next Question: Now that we’re nearing shorts weather, we want to ask you about another variety of cropped pant (that was all over Copenhagen Fashion Week): the Capri Pant.  But what do You think?  
Tell us, are Capri Pants In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on
the sidebar!

Pictured: Thick Frame Sunglasses| $4.80 at Forever 21.

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Una Coat by Laura Dawson

Una Coat by Laura DawsonThinsulate makes this avant garde coat warm, while the rain resistant oil cloth will keep you dry this Spring.

$325 at Stars and Infinite Darkness.

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Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall 2007 Trend Roundup

Fall 2007 in Scandinavia is all about feminine fabrics and details.  Satin, silk, and sheer fabrics are combined with oodles of lace, ruffles and bows.  Silhouettes tended towards the voluminous but are controlled through the use of belts, cinching and cuffs.  Dark, subdued tones rule the runway complementing the usual suspects of black, white and gray.   

Munthe plus Simonsen Fall 2007 RunwaySILHOUETTES
Short Hemlines
Mads Nørgaard, Nur Rock, Stine Goya, Jespine Philbert, Rand Jeans

Controlled Volume
Inwear, Rützou, Baum und Pferdgarten, Ivan Grundahl

High Waisted Styles
Ivana Helsinki, Gestuz, Dr. Denim, Noa Noa

A-line Styles
Elise Gug, Rützou, Noa Noa, Bitte Kai Rand, Annhagen

High Necklines 
Mads NørgaardInwear, Designer’s Remix, Gestuz, Camilla Norrback

Belted Styles
Elise Gug, Ivan Grundahl, Sand, Noa Noa, Gentlemen’s Affair,
Bruuns Bazaar

Empire Waistlines
Rützou, Sand, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Malene Birger, Bitte Kai Rand

Designer’s Remix, Baum und Pferdgarten, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Malene Birger, Noa Noa

Cuffed Styles
Inwear, Rützou, Elise Gug, Sand, Day Birger et Mikkelsen

Elise Gug, Ivana Helsinki, Bruuns Bazaar, Sand, Malene Birger, Gentlemen’s Affair

Munthe plus Simonsen, Rützou

Munthe plus Simonsen, Rützou, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, By Groth

Puffy Sleeves
Munthe plus Simonsen, Designer’s Remix, Bruuns Bazaar, Baum und Pferdgarten, Camilla Norrback

Munthe plus Simonsen, Rützou, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Malene Birger, By Groth

Cinched Sleeves
Designer’s Remix, Baum und Pferdgarten

Munthe plus Simonsen, Inwear, Sand, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, By Groth

Rützou Fall 2007 RunwayFABRIC & PATTERN
Designer’s Remix, Rand Jeans, Ivan Grundahl

Geometric Prints
Inwear, Designer’s Remix, Baum und Pferdgarten, Gentlemen’s Affair

Munthe plus Simonsen, Inwear, Noa Noa, By Groth, Gentlemen’s Affair

Mads Nørgaard, Inwear, Noa Noa, Bitte Kai Rand

Elise Gug, Dalsgaard, B.A.P, Ivan Grundahl, Sand

Munthe plus Simonsen, Rützou, Mads Nørgaard, Annhagen,
Ivan Grundahl

Textured Knits
Elise Gug, Designer’s Remix, Malene Birger, Thelin

Metallic Shine
Rützou, Mads Nørgaard, Graumann, H.U.G.S by Vonryba

Sheer Fabrics
nwear, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Malene Birger, Noa Noa, Bitte Kai Rand, By Groth


Munthe plus Simonsen, Inwear, Jespine Philbert, Rand Jeans, By Groth

Skinny Pants
Munthe plus Simonsen, Mads Nørgaard, Rützou,
Bruuns Bazaar

Pedal Pushers/Capris
Rützou, Inwear, Munthe plus Simonsen, Malene Birger, Noa Noa, By Groth

Wrap Dresses
Elise Gug, Rosanna Julie

Mads Nørgaard, Dreams by Isabel Christensen, Cecil Marie Martensen, Noa Noa, Bitte Kai Rand

Long Tops (e.g. Tunics and Caftans)
Munthe plus Simonsen, Inwear, Rützou, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Malene Birger

Wide Leg Trousers
Rützou, Ivan Grundahl, Robert & Blad, Bruuns Bazaar, Sand, Day Birger et Mikkelsen

Pencil Skirts
Inwear, Elise Gug,
Dr. Denim


Oversized Bags
Inwear, Designer’s Remix, Bruuns Bazaar, Ivan Grundahl, Malene Birger

Long Gloves
Munthe plus Simonsen, Rützou, Dalsgaard, Ivan Grundahl, Malene Birger

Ankle Boots
Elise Gug, Inwear

Oversized Belts
By Petrine L, Bildt & Prior, Malene Birger

Skinny Belts
Elise Gug, Sand, Bitte Kai Rand

Mads Nørgaard, Ivan Grundahl, Noa Noa

Knee-length Socks
Rützou, Bruuns Bazaar

Pictured: Munthe plus Simonsen (top right) and Rützou (middle left).

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Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week Notebook: Munthe plus Simonsen

Munthe plus Simonsen Fall 2007 Runway

By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer

Key Takeaways:  Munthe plus Simonsen’s use of leather, lace and chiffon made for a collection that exuded urban femininity.   Key trends included: pleated skirts, the china neck collar, luxe sweaters, the military jacket, and ruffles.  And true to their roots, Munthe plus Simonsen featured copious amounts of ethnic detailing and bohemian prints.

Color Palette: 
Can we say blue?  Peacock, navy, indigo, azure and turquoise were complemented by black and charcoal.

Silhouettes:  Big over small: Lacy Renaissance style blouses over black skinny pants in leather and denim and slim knee-length shorts.  Big over big: Airy puffy sleeved caftans over sagging wide leg trousers and calf-length pleated asymmetrical skirts. 

Accessories Report:  Black leather galore—thigh high boots, newsboy caps, long gloves and wide wrap-around belts.  Also of note was the short boy-cut hair on all of the models. 

What’s Wearable: 
We loved the collection of loose flirty tops, from simple monochrome satin blouses to intricately embroidered tunics and caftans.  The subtly tailored floaty fabric flatters women of all shapes.

What’s Not Wearable:  The calf-length pleated skirts in stiff fabrics enlarged the hips and managed to make the lithe models look boxy and frumpy.  And while we liked the relaxed style of the wide leg trousers, we do not recommend sagging them from the hips. 

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Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week Notebook: Mads Nørgaard

Mads Nørgaard Fall 2007 Runway

By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer

Key Takeaways:   The title of this Mads Nørgaard show was Speak Up, and the theme was that “what you wear should support you in your ways and beliefs.”  This 80s and 90s inspired collection stayed true to its theme with a range of provocative statement-making fashion geared towards the liberal-minded urban youth of Europe.  Key trends included:  the mini skirt, logo tees, mock-neck and turtleneck collars, color blocking and off-the-shoulder tops. 
Color Palette:  Three color schemes dominated: (1) Basic black, white and grey, (2)  Bright primary colors of yellow, blue, green and red, and (3) Metallics.

In a fashion week characterized by volume and layering, Mads Nørgaard’s collection felt pointedly slim and sleek.  Straight hip-hugging mini skirts were paired with seamless mock-neck zip jackets.  Snug long-sleeved cotton tunics were slipped on over neon leggings and tights.   Light jersey knit sweatshirts worn off the shoulder were worn with high-waisted patent leather skinny pants. 

Accessories Report:  Leggy models strutted down the runway in short skirts and tight tops, while their necks and heads were covered in the politically charged black hijab veil.   This accessory demanded that the audience acknowledge the undeniable intersection between fashion and politics. Other accessories included leg warmers, ski caps and scarves tied around the neck in a bandit-like fashion. 

What’s Wearable:  We adored the black jersey tunic worn with one sleeve off the shoulder, as the off-the-shoulder style can elongate even the shortest of necks. 

What’s Not Wearable: 
Steer clear of the neon yellow and orange spandex tights, as they are liable to super-size legs and thighs. 

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