Sunday, September 15, 2013

FALL 2013 What's Coming

before our SUMMER is over we're seeing what's happening in fashion
for Fall/Winter in all the shops.
this is normal, isn't it?

I was out with a couple of my girlfriends the other day and we decided to
go to both Neiman's and Sak's 5th Avenue,
here in Houston these fabulous stores are on opposite ends of our famous
the destination for all serious shopping
(for now, that is, as there is a new mecca being built right down Post Oak Boulevard
which will ONLY be for LUXURY establishments).

so, here we go on some things from

BCBG Max Azria

Urban-chic at BCBG's Fall 2013 Show

except for the knit cap I am all over this look...this is the look which is best
for me at this point in my life...eccentric, creative, happening woman who
does not go to an office.

Urban-chic at BCBG's Fall 2013 Show

The Inspiration: The art, architecture and history of Istanbul along with the layered eclectic look of southern European gypsies and the edgy contemporary artwork of Phil Frost.

My Review: Very wearable silhouettes with fun textured outerwear that will appeal to both the hip downtown crowd as well as the loyal BCBG woman who loves the brand known for their easy femininity and attention to detail.

what I really like is the long, lean line of the outfits, much like The Row only more
embellished, which suits me to a T.

so for all you tiny girls remember Mary Kate and Ashley are also very small
& they wear this look's THEIR look.

the sheerness over leather leggings is such a BIG trend going forward too.

now, not saying we all have to make a place in our budgets for 2-3 of these ensembles,

but what do we already own that can be translated into this look?

for example, I have a couple of long, sheer skirts...if I cut some of the underlining off the
resemblance would be perfect.

we all have some big loose baggy sweaters.
we have pashminas.
we have boots.
& maybe we have a fur vest or a 3/4 length straight coat.

the really good news is that BCBG is at a price point most of us think is OK;
  there are a couple of those fabrics I think I will love & wear
all the time.  & won't they be wonderful for travelling? says:

This season at BCBG Max Azria, the fusion of two disparate influences—Istanbul and Phil Frost's gritty contemporary art—brought about a collection that was decidedly more street than sweet. "We wanted to take something that was centuries old and combine it with something modern," Lubov Azria said at a preview. The filmy silk slips that were the foundation of many of these heavily layered outfits had a slight gypsy feel. They were shown over casual T-shirts and cashmere pullovers, then topped with statement-making outerwear items like colorful patchworked fur vests, boxy leather biker jackets, and sporty jacquard hoodies with voluminous fox-trimmed hoods. It was refreshing when a few of the more pared-down pieces, including a clean mesh tuxedo tank, came down the runway. In general, this piled-up, coat-centric look advanced a tougher, more urban version of the BCBG woman.

so, what do you think?
would you wear this look?

this is the way I love to look, Sunday night Tex-Mex dinner at the local joint,
cruising around town during the day, at home watching TV...

& I cannot wait for the new James Spader show, and the return of Scandal.





Fashion-isha said...

I love those first boots! I want them. I'm excited about Fall fashion! Good to be's been a while :(

Veronica Roth said...

I love the cream on cream on cream look Marsha, and that last ephemeral sweater is beautiful too. It's going to be a lovely autumn. :)


Absolutely beautiful, but what I like is that it is so wearable, soft statement dressing at it's best !p.s. I quite like the beanie too! xx

Rakel said...

such a great post! follow each other on gfc? :)

Victoria said...

The layered look works best on women who are rail thin, I believe. Lovely to look at, but I won't be wearing them. I do like the knit caps though.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

These look gorgeous on the models...probably not on me though! But thanks for always keeping me current on the latest looks!

Have a lovely Monday, Marsha! xoxo

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the layered look...baggy sweaters and long tops...cute! Thanks for the fashion up-date...i need it!

VM Creation Atelier said...

LOVE,absolutely LOVe these collection,Marsha!

Truly amazing combinations of a long lines and a very beautiful prints....
Oh,they are so wearable,stunning!

Burgundy color leather is breathtaking!:)*

You says SO good:''.eccentric, creative, happening woman who
does not go to an office''!!!

Thankyou for share these masterpieaces,


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Marsha, I agree with Sandy, these look fabulous on the models but this is not something that would look very good on me.

I hope you have a great day.

I would love to cook one or more of the comfort foods for you from my blog today! If you are ever in my neck of the woods I will do just that.

therelishedroost said...

Wow these models look fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Love the flow of these gorgeous fall pieces Marsha. The leather, the boots, and all so comfortable looking. The last image is stunning.. the flowing fabric and the tones of grey.. beautiful! xxL

VM Creation Atelier said...


Thankyou SO much for you visit and for ALWAYS dear to me comments from you!!!


La Petite Gallery said...

Now I am going to tear up my closet.
I love that layered look, can't wear that hat, but with a face like that beautiful blond I could.