Forget the Rules

forget the rules I would think that the last place rules would exist would be in the fashion industry.  However on a daily basis we look at others and make judgements about what they’re wearing and what arbitrary rules they broke in the process. I’m talking about some of the myths our mothers told us and how these so-called rules need not apply.

Here are some of the “rules” that designers love to break and you should too!



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Getting Ready for Fall

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As much as I will miss the warm Summer months and all the fun excursions that Summer entails; along with many Chicagoans I am looking forward to my favorite season – Fall.  I would like to think that Fall is the beginning of the calendar season in a way.  Once the leaves start to change and those Pumpkin Spice lattes make their way back to the local coffee house I know it is time to put away the sandals and shorts.  It is time to plan some tailgating days with friends and unpack my favorite sweaters and leather jackets.  But wait, what am I forgetting in September that really gets me excited? New York Fashion Week!! I love seeing the trends for the next season, in this case Spring/Summer 2014.  It can be confusing to think about the next season when we have barely entered the first month of Autumn.  We live in a society of “what’s next?” so when you really think about it Fashion is just staying consistent with that mentality.  Based on the looks that are well received during the shows or back in the designers’ showrooms it will take months of reworking and actual production so Resort collections and SS14 (Spring/Summer) get delivered on time for when clients start going on vacations or migrate to second homes, etc.  The following is a list of some of my favorite designers and when they will be showing their collection at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek which you can watch live streamed on or on once they have happened:

Sep 5


Sep 6

11am Carmen Marc Valvo

3pm Rebecca Minkoff

Sep 7

3pm Herve Leger

Sep 8

3:30pm Trina Turk

4pm Diane Von Furstenberg

7pm Zac Posen

Sep 9

10am Carolina Herrera

Sep 10

9am Tory Burch

11am Vera Wang

1pm Jenny Packham

3pm Sass & Bide

Sep 11

10am Michael Kors

11am Nanette Lepore

2pm J. Mendel

3pm Milly








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