My favourite front Row looks from New York

It is September, and that means we are in the midst of the fun, frolics and fashion that make up the Fashion Weeks. Currently London is having its moment in the spotlight, following on from last weeks New York Fashion Week. And it is New York, and its eclectic mix of front rowers, who are the focus of this post.

I love to watch the front rows, and, more specifically, the outfits that those sitting in those most coveted seats choose to wear. New York has a reputation for showing a range of stylish and cool looks, with a front row that can include anyone from SJP, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain…the list is beautiful, impeccably dressed and positively endless.

As a dress lover I have to say I’m loving the ladylike elegance of model and ‘it’ girl Harley Viera Newton, a girl who knows and understands how to wear colour. In other news, Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner are showing us that maxi dresses are still making waves at the fashion forefront, while the always reliable Alexa Chung showcases cool separates for easy-going chic.

Who was your pick from the New York front Row?

Poppy Delavingne

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Harley Viera Newton

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Alexa Chung

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Karlie Kloss

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Kate Bosworth

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Adrianna Lima

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Jessica Chastain and Olivia Munn

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Olivia Palermo

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Kendall Jenner

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Maggie Gyllenhall

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Amber Heard

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Get the look

Karlie Kloss

 Lola Skye Tie back cami maxi dress now £7 click to visit House of Fraser


Lola Skye Tie back cami maxi dress now £7 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Harley Viera Newton

 Episode Shift dress with ruched side now £59.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Episode Shift dress with ruched side
now £59.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Pleat Midi Dress Item No. 010033488 now £49.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

Pleat Midi Dress
Item No. 010033488
now £49.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

 

Poppy Delavingne

Rachel Tie Back Border Print Butterfly Maxi Dress £18 click to visit Boohoo

Rachel Tie Back Border Print Butterfly Maxi Dress
£18 click to visit Boohoo

 Desigual Marina knitted dress £89 click to visit House of Fraser


Desigual Marina knitted dress
£89 click to visit House of Fraser

Jessica Chastain

Black daisy burnout fit and flare dress     Was £30.00     Now £27.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black daisy burnout fit and flare dress
Was £30.00
Now £27.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kate Bosworth

Blue embellished fit and flare dress     Was £38.00     Now £32.30 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue embellished fit and flare dress
Was £38.00
Now £32.30 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alexa Chung

Black and white polka dot shirt     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white polka dot shirt
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alice & you Light Pink Button Midi Skirt     Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alice & you Light Pink Button Midi Skirt
Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Maggie Gyllenhall

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Mary Portas Long sleeve twist and tuck no brainer dress
now £29.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Sarah Jessica Parker

 Hobbs Karen Dress £69 click to visit House of Fraser


Hobbs Karen Dress
£69 click to visit House of Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Kors showcase from mywardrobe.com

In honour of New York fashion week, which is frankly flying past in a fast and furious wave of gorgeousness, today’s shopping focus is going to look at an American Classic. Michael Kors is a true New York hero, a man who creates beautiful pieces that are well cut, style rather than fashion focused, and guaranteed a life tenancy in your wardrobe.

These are the perfect pieces to enhance your wardrobe, the separates that mesh in perfectly with all the items you already have, but with the added lustre of the iconic name Michael Kors. Think of all those classic American beauties like Carolyn Murphy, Lauren Hutton and Christie Brinkley, and the glamazon style of Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and you have the perfect, inspirational Michael Kors beauty – cool, classic and elegant.

Here are some of my current favourites from my wardrobe.com.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Collection Pleated Python Maxi Skirt £150.00 click to visit My Wardrobe

MICHAEL Michael Kors Dark Dune Suede Codie Ankle Boots £170.00

MICHAEL Michael Kors Dark Dune Suede Codie Ankle Boots £170.00 click to visit My Wardrobe

MICHAEL Michael Kors Dark Camel Epaulette Reefer Coat With Zips £395.00 click to visit My Wardrobe

MICHAEL Michael Kors Bordeaux Lizard Stamped Mk Flex Court Shoes £85.00 click to visit My Wardrobe

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sapphire Blue Cowl Neck Drape Dress £150.00 click to visit My Wardrobe

 

Victoria Beckham S/S 13 – good, but not great.

The latest collection from Victoria Beckham proved to be a further departure from the Roland Mouret style designs that made her name. Sure, there are some form fitting gowns, but these owe more to the minimalist, lingerie style designs of Calvin Klein than to the hourglass fifties silhouette of Mouret.

I have to say I was a little disappointed by this collection on the whole. The form fitting lingerie style dresses look a little dated, and a little cheap, whilst the short a-line skirts and crisp shirts just got me thinking ‘so what’. They are well cut, as you would expect, but they don’t stand out as spectacular.

That’s not to say there isn’t merit in the collection. I love the use of a palette of black, white and vibrant orange, and there are some gorgeous additions of sheer, lace effect panels which move the illusion dress onto a much more classy plane. The sleek midi skirts teamed with white shirts are also very good – perfect for Tilda Swinton and Care Blanchett in their sophistication.

But nude dresses have been done to death by Herve Leger, and do we really need to elevate the bra strap showing to High Fashion – I think not. Furthermore, whilst I love the Tuxedo style black blazer and cigarette pants, styling this with a multi ways bra just gives this the look of a Madonna tour costume from 1993.

So, for me, this collection is good, but not great.I prefer Victoria’s designs that flatter rather than flaunt, designs that seem a little bit more grown up than this.