House of French

March 11, 2009

Spring Trend Alert: The Hourglass

It’s not only time to embrace your womanly curves, it’s time to enhance them too; cinched waists and big hips are the new shape and it’s great! Fuller skirts, belts looped around the waist and high, high heels make this look work to its fullest potential. The whole look should be polished, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and make it interesting. Look for unique folds and manipulation in fabrics to make it your own.

trendss09-hourglassFrom left to right: Naeem Khan, Byblos, Christian Dior, Isaac Mizrahi and Marc Jacobs




March 8, 2009

Spring Trend Alert: Safari Look

Safari inspired clothing has always been a hit during the spring/summer season; it’s crisp and relaxed, yet chic and versatile, making it a smart choice at any time. This season, the Safari trend is huge, but it’s been re-vamped for a more interesting look overall. The look is more wild than in the past, it’s less “safari tour guide” and more earthly and real. Contrasting earth tones, tribal patterns, touches of animal prints and wooden jewelry make this look down-to-earth in a high fashion way. Pair these strong elements with more classic pieces for a balanced look.

safaritrend-runwayFrom left to right: Kenzo, Alberta Ferretti, Christian Dior, Baby Phat and Gucci.



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