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This Week On Fashion Me Fabulous

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This Week In Shopping: We've got pale skirts & dresses , the perfect curvy fit jeans , pale tops & cardigans , unique neck pieces on Etsy , a sunny look for blast winter blues for under $150 , Plus, see Polyvore inspirations for wearing the pale trend . This Week In Your Opinion: Tell us your thoughts on this $400 denim flower , what you would pay for these button earrings , whether anyone could take over McQueen's line , this rainbow vest and the best winning look on Project Runway this season . See Our Complete New York Fashion Week Coverage: Jen Kao, Malandrino, Altuzarra Zac Posen, Chris Benz, Alice + Olivia L.A.M.B., ADAM, Thakoon Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Alexander Wang, Doo.Ri, 3.1 Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler Vera Wang, Jill Stuart, Diane von Furstenberg Rodarte, Threeasfour Badgley Mischka, J. Mendel, Marchesa L'Wren Scott, Monique Lhuillier, Philosophy Rebecca Taylor, Anna Sui, Peter Som, Charlotte Ronson Reem Acra, Toni Maticevski, Bibhu Moha

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

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Who: Julian Louie What it made us think of: A minimalistic Marie Antoinette in a washed out, pastel color palette. What we liked: Everything What we didn't: Nothing Who: Tibi What it made us think of: The kind of clothing one could wear everyday--easy, stylish, unique, details in an effortless way. (I'd wear better shoes though). What we liked: Again, everything. (I'm shocked I love the fanny pack belts. How are those so chic?!) What we didn't: I wouldn't wear everything, but I can't say there was anything wrong with the collection. Who: Cynthia Steffe What it made us think of: A grown up school girl who spent a year at a French boarding school. What we liked: Pretty much everything. What we didn't: Some of it felt a little too young. Who: TSE What it made us think of: A step by step guide on how to properly wear knitwear and create a sleek yet lux winter look. What we liked: Knits (obviously), monochrome dressing, shoes, tights, fun ha

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

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Who: Jason Wu What it made us think of: A day at the museum, from what you'd wear there to the paintings and sculptures themselves walking down the runway. What we liked: painted prints, polka dots, frills, What we didn't: Nothing. Who: Christian Siriano What it made us think of: What Christian Siriano would have made had he been attempting to play it safe on Project Runway. He would have probably still won, but not with the same flourish. What we liked: Ruffles, ruffles and ruffles; sophisticated leather; stunning coats; metallics What we didn't: The sheer, color-block pieces; the lack of fun prints; too much editing and toning down over all Who: Elie Tahari What it made us think of: Timelessness with a little sparkle and a subtle use of trends What we liked: shoulder details, skirts, unfinished looking edges, metallics, knitwear What we didn't: Nothing really Who: Derek Lam What it made us think of: The modern cowgirl out to rediscover the Wild

Bonus Poll: Project Runway Withdrawl

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Last night I sat down with a bowl of popcorn ready to dig into a new episode of Project Runway only to discover an evening of reruns was all Lifetime had to offer. I guess I missed the memo that we were taking a week off from the runway (and I was so looking forward to the hardware store challenge). To tide us over I thought we'd take a look back at our winners so far. Which was your favorite? Episode One: "Who Are You?" Challenge Winner: Emilio Episode Two: "She Looks Good In a Burlap Sack" Challenge Winner: Jay Nicolas Episode Three: Couture Inspired "Team" Challenge Winner: Mila Episode Four: "Go Red For Cambell's Heart Disease" Challenge Winner: Amy Episode Five: "Dress Cover Girl Heidi Klum" Challenge Winner: Anthony Episode Six: "Me and Mommy" Challenge Winner: Seth Aaron poll by twiigs.com Also, who do you think will be the top three designers at Bryant Park? ( Don't com

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

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Who: Diesel Black Gold What it made us think of: Americana Sportswear meets Americana Rock N Roll What we liked: Leather jackets, skirts and dresses; pants that exaggerate hips What we didn't: Light/Acid-wash denim, overalls, sheer dresses over tight denim, ripped denim Who: William Rast What it made us think of: Americana casual wear gone trendy What we liked: Army inspirations, bold casual boots, playful proportions, loose leather pants, ruffled leather What we didn't: shiny leather bike shorts, rainbow shoulder fringe, leather fringe with overly washed denim Who: Y-3 What it made us think of: Those cool kids who can build really avant-garde outfits out of casual basics. What we liked: Volume, assymitry, buttons, pops of color on black, subtle plaid, varied layering What we didn't: some blob-ish and oversized pieces Image source: style.com

Love or Loathe: Crochet Rainbow Vest

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I already had this crochet vest from Forever 21 tagged for a future love or loathe, then I saw an American Ido l contestant wearing it Tuesday. It looked okay on her, better than here. The colors plus the doily pattern on the back are too much for me, but I don't really have a laid back, hippie style either. What do you think?

Pale on Pale

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Pastels and soft colors are the thing for spring. Here's what Polyvorians are doing with the trend. Grace - enter my group..plsss by SiCHi-joana featuring Fendi Harem Pants Look by JenneaRenee featuring James Perse tops Stari set i malo romantike by Natasha11 featuring Diane von Furstenberg dresses sweet cute princess by Angendil featuring Debut clutches livin in yellow submarine going across the universe pickign strawberriesIAU by ♥Griselda pan♥ featuring Alexander Wang dresses Going to lunch! by Girley featuring Versace bags Cream of Cupcake by Milano Cookies featuring Chanel bags How would you wear pale? Soft Colors

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

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Who: Koi Suwannagate What it made us think of: Traditional Japanese clothing (the inspiration for the show) reworked to for the modern, funky, playful American woman What we liked: appliques, prints, lovely folds, kimono style tops What we didn't: A few pieces looked clunky (the evening dress) in an otherwise light, fun collection. Who: Ruffian What it made us think of: The parts I like reminded me of sophisticated secretaries with equestrian hobbies. What we liked: button boots, pussy bow blouses, black and white textured prints (plaid, polka dot), watercolor prints, suits What we didn't: I normally like sparkly, sequin-y embellishments, but some of these looks cheap in the photos. High-waisted skinny pants, the half-moon embellishments. Who: Erin Fetherston What it made us think of: The typical Erin Fetherston girl re-imagined in seventies boho/rocker chic. What we liked: flowing dresses, pretty prints (many involving birds!), bow bodices What we didn't:

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

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Who: Oscar de la Renta What it made us think of: Nancy Reagan after a bender. What we liked: clashing colors, the olive green dress with crisp origami detail, check tights, GREEN! What we didn't: The 80s flip hair. This collection skewed younger than the usual work of this American stalwart, and while the pieces apart will look amazing, the collection as a whole leaned toward (dare I say?) tack. Who: Ralph Lauren What it made us think of: Bag ladies transformed into Victorians who then become members of the Hudson Riding Club before morphing into punk flappers. What we liked: Buttons at the ankles, velvet blazers (I'm weak for them!), tweed What we didn't: Mid-calf is a dowdy length. In fact, I hated almost every skirt or dress in the collection. Who: Carolina Herrera What it made us think of: The elegant, all-American, upscale woman who isn't afraid to have a little fun with her clothing. What we liked: Prints, colors, sleeves, pants, blouses, evening d

FMF Reader Poll: The Next McQueen?

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As any regular reader of FMF know, Jael Paris and I adore Alexander McQueen. We are still deeply saddened that the world has lost such an incredible artist, but we are comforted to know the Gucci Group (the company that owns McQueen's brand) will do it's best to carry on the legacy. The question is though, who will helm the house now? We've heard lots of suggestion and speculations. Who do you think should take the lead at this iconic house? We've pictured each of the suggested designer's work below. Vote in the poll to tell us your choice. Gareth Pugh: Hussein Chalayan: Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci: Christian Siriano: poll by twiigs.com