Best of London Fashion Week Fall 2014

With everything from colorful feminine looks to bold military style, London Fashion Week had the world watching as over fifty top designers showcased their talents.

First Looks

This year was no exception to the amazing trends seen on the runway.  From head to toe, each look had us “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing.” and we’ve got some of the best and most unique styles to share with you.

Felder Felder took a chic, earthy approach to London Fashion Week. Including earthy greens, berry reds and their signature black leather, it was hard to blink an eye while the fabulous twin sisters’, Annette and Danielia Felder, collection walked the runway.

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J. JS Lee had heads turning at her impeccable looks during this week’s London Fashion Week. Known for her embossed details on solid fabric, she did not let us down this season. Not shying away from color this year, her looks had us swooning.

Haizhen Wang

Haizhen Wang kept his normal masculine femininity! His chic, show-stopping designs took an architectural reference while combing classical tailoring and classic colors.

Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn combination of detail, functionality and fun is perfect for the funk fashionista. Taking great fabrics and a fabulous color palette, Raeburn’s styles owned the runway.

Jasper Conran

Starting at the age of nineteen, Jasper Conran has been known for his timeless, contemporary British style and this year was just as impressive as the last. With a soft color palette and gorgeous shapes, Conran landed high on our list of amazing designs to hit the catwalk.

Holly Fulton

One of the most fabulous in prints this year, Holly Fulton let her creativity shine. Her graphic prints and luxurious materials were perfectly paired with unique accessories.

John Rocha

John Rocha’s use of fabric and texture was simply stunning – elegant and stylish with a modern twist!

Lucas Nascimento

Lucas Nascimento brought knitwear to life this year with his amazing silhouettes and captivating textures. The delicate detail found in his garments gave a classic and timeless feel.

Alice Temperley of Temperley London

Another master of the print was Alice Temperley of Temperley London. Designing for the sexy, strong, well-travelled woman, her impeccable use of colors and shapes landed her among our favorite of this year.

Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique

Designer Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique had models showing some serious leg this year. Fabulous boots along with hobo-chic layering had all the right embellishments, creating the perfect look for any contemporary professional stylista.

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi’s creates a sophisticated feel pairing his uniquely structured bodices with a sleek, modern shoe!

Burberry Prorsum

To no surprise, Burberry Prorsum blew everyone away with their stunning use of pattern and amazing styling!

Tom Ford

Tom Ford, designs for the uber fashionista, for the woman who knows what they like and is not afraid to show it!

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha took her strong yet romantic style and created yet another beautiful collection. Her modern use of unique construction and embellishments were pure genius!

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou’s collection was the perfect combination of bold graphics and industrial jewelry. With a gorgeous color palette of light blues, stunning greens and deep reds paired with its unique footwear, this collection was flawless!

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

The Contemporary Professional Stylista

Who is the Contemporary, Professional Stylista?

The U Blush Woman is vibrant, multi-faceted, and dynamic! She is best summed as the Contemporary, Professional, Stylista. Otherwise noted, CPS! But who is this woman we speak of? In the the modern world, women are busy and wear multiple hats. We have to juggle our professional life, getting higher education, and pursuing our careers. But that’s not all. We are woman, meaning we are human and we value our womanhood. We break up to make up, travel and eat, and enjoy being entertained. We value our health and wellness, enjoy fashion and looking good.

The CPS represents the balance between one’s professional life and personal interests. At U Blush we recognize the need to have a  platform and community for a well rounded reader. Should the contemporary woman feel fragmented? Should she go to one site for fashion, another for love, and another to be in the know about popular culture and entertainment? No!  The contemporary woman is not broken up into little pieces rather all of her multiple parts come together to make up who she is and that is execatly how her news and information should be – all in one place! The CPS is a full woman, and all her wants, needs, and interests are right at her finger tips at U Blush Magazine.

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Appreciating the Full Woman 

So when we say the Contemporary, Professional, Woman we pay homage the the multi-dimensional woman of today’s world who can rock heels to a board meeting which she heads, strut to happy hour with her her girls, only to come home to her man who takes them off. Or she may dance the night away with a new beau she meets at the hottest lounge, and come home to tell her girls all about it. Either way she is comfortable in her own skin, diverse in her interests and abilities, and valuable to her self and all those around her. She demands respect not so much through her words but through the self respect and humilty that she carries with her daily.

The contemporary professional woman knows how to weather the storms of life. She understand that life has its ups and downs and she has had her fair share of roller coaster rides. She maintains her dignity and respect by keeping faith and continuing to live as the best version of herself. Committed to growth and development she explores the world through travel, dining, and cultural experiences as well as reading and sharing intellectual and regular home girl conversations with old and new friends. The CPS is as strong as she is “weak”, able to put on her big girl shoes to rise to any challenge when the time calls but sheds tears and leans on a friends when its needed.

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The Contemporary Professional Woman is best described as

Bold in her appreciation of Love and the cycles of relationships from embracing her singledom, to enjoying the dating life, entering into relationships, and trusting the time for breakups. Her relationships romantically, with family and friends, and with herself are equally important.

Luxurious in her appreciation of Lifestyle through travel, exploration, fine dinning, and unique experiences. She may be born in the USA but this travelista has a passport and travels the world internationally! Even when she doesn’t she dreams of getting off American shores, researches distant lands, and plans to eventually make her international debut, just when the time is right!

Unique in her appreciation for entertainment. She knows how to relax, enjoy art, maybe even tap into her own creative sides. From watching the latest films, television shows, and listening to the latest music to an appreciation for independent art, this woman can escape the reality of life and appreciate arts imitation of it.

Sophisticated in her appreciation for maintaining her health and wellness. Recognizing that self care is important she seeks to live well through taking care of her mind, body, and soul  – nutritious eating, exercise, and inspirational writing can maintain her need for wellness.

Haute in her appreciation for fashion and make up. Yes this woman likes to look good and see’s her wardrobe and face as a means of sharing her beauty with the world. Her sense of style is a picture of what’s inside, it reveals inner parts of her because who she is shines bright in what she presents to the world.

Cheers to the U Blush Woman in You!

The Best of London Fashion Week Spring 2014

London, the British Fashion Capital, showcased fun, chic and inventive collections. Check out our favorite looks from London Fashion Week!

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Untitled Unique

Untitled Temperley London

Peter Pilotto Peter Pilotto

Huishan Zhang Huishan Zhang

OSMAN OSMAN

Maria Grachvogel Maria Grachvogel

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Untitled Emilia Wickstead

Untitled Richard Nicoll

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UntitledUntitled2 David Koma

Untitled Julien Macdonald

Untitled Holly Fulton

Untitled Jasper Conran

Untitled                Jean-Pierre Braganza

Untitled Bora Aksu

Untitled Daks

Untitled13 Fyoder Golan

Untitled14 Ostwald Helgason

Untitled Pearce Fionda

Untitled Mulberry

Untitled Antonio Berardi

Untitled Vivienne Westwood Red Label

UntitledUntitled2 Mary Katrantzou

Untitled Matthew Williamson

Untitled Christopher Kane

Untitled2Untitled Burberry Prorsum

Untitled GILES

UntitledUntitled2 Tom Ford

The Best of New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

During the month of September countless designers emptied their studios to exhibit their works of art down runways and atop podiums across Manhattan. New York Fashion Week had arrived and as the streets filled with 5’10 beauties, celebs and fashionista’s, patience wore thin as the industries who’s who anxiously took their seats to marvel at what some would describe as living, breathing art.

Check out our favorite designers and favorites looks from the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2014:

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka

BCBG

BCBG Max Azria

Brandon Sun

Brandon Sun

DKNY

DKNY

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Herve Leger by Max Azria

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J. Mendel

Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham

Micheal Kors

Michael Kors

Milly

Milly by Michelle Smith

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Nenette Lepore

Nanette Lepore

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Zac Posen

Zac Posen

Any idea spewing for your Spring wardrobe, Lovelies?

The Happenings: 4/20/2013 – 4/27/2013

New York

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What: Thrift shopping for AIDS Walk 2013

When: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: APICHA. 400 Broadway New York, NY 10013

Cost: Free

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What: Party Rock Midnight Yacht Cruise

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 11:30 pm – Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:00 am

Where: Harbor Lights Yacht. SkyPort Marina, 23rd Street & FDR Drive New York, NY 10010

Cost: $25.00 – $35.00

Houston

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What: Puppies for Breakfast

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Summer Street Studios. 2500 Summer Street Houston, TX 77007

Cost: Free

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What: Houston Repertoire Ballet Spring Performance is a Double Feature

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:00 pm

Where: Berry Center. 8877 Barker Cypress Cypress, TX 77433

Cost: $15.00 – $18.00

Los Angeles

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What: Zumba in Eagle Rock, Beautiful Space, plenty of parking and FREE first time at studio

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:00 pm –  Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Where: Revolutions Cycling Studio.7462 N Figueroa St Ste 204 Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Cost: $10.00 – $18.00

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What: “eyeCandy” – a Visual Feast featuring 11 Artists // Opening Reception

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:00 pm –  Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: WWA Gallery. 9517 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
Cost: Free

Atlanta

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What: The Bachelorette Search

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Where: Restaurant and Bar. 2285 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 100 Atlanta, GA 30309

Cost: $25.00

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What: 5 Keys to Creating Your Powerful Presence

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: 200 Office. 200 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: $5.00 – $15.00

San Francisco

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What: The 48th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

When: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:00 am –  Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: Richmond Art Center. 2540 Barrett Ave Richmond, CA 94804
Cost: Free

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What: Fashion & Fun at The Old Mint – A Celebration of 120 years of SF Fashion

When:  Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Where: SF Old Mint. 88 5th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Cost: $15.00 – $30.00

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