NYFW: Modern 60’s at Jeremy Scott’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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Crop tops, bikinis, retro separates and shift dresses. Need I say more? This pop-art inspired collection featured psychedelic patterns and vibrant colors. Models like Gigi and Bella Hadid strutted down the runway with teased wigs, orange lips and glued-on nails. This groovy collection is an electrifying blast to the past with a modern twist.

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Jeremy Scott is one of today’s trendiest designers. Remember the retro stewardess costume worn by Britney Spears in her “Toxic” music video? It’s by Jeremy Scott. Who could forget Katy Perry’s multiple costumes at her Super Bowl XLIX Half Time show performance? They were all created by him.

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Jeremy Scott, the current creative director of Moschino, is often compared to Betsey Johnson and I can tell why. Both love working with bold, extravagant looks and aren’t afraid of odd prints. What’s the difference? Betsey Johnson is leaning more towards impractical. I love her accessories, but I’d rather wear Jeremy Scott. Oh, and have you seen how fun his website is?

NYFW: 70’s Flair in Diane Von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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DVF’s collection was inspired by a painting of the Roman goddess of justice, Fortuna. It had a touch of the 70s with elegant draping and lose silhouettes. Her pieces had pink tones, metallic touches and featured some whimsical prints.

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The designer also debuted her first footwear collection with Caleres, formerly known as Brown Shoe Company. It included strappy sandals, chunky heels and flats with floral prints and gold tones.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are some of the models that walked her runway. Karlie Kloss opened the show with a version of the now iconic wrap dress.

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The second season of House of DVF premiered last night on E! Who are you rooting for?

Polka Dots

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Polka dot is one of the most popular patterns used in fashion. It exudes the simplicity needed to make something versatile and classic. Smaller polka dots look elegant, while bigger ones look modern and trendy.

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Although we’re not sure when polka dots first appeared, they became very popular in the late nineteenth century in the UK. It wasn’t until 1926, when Miss America was photographed wearing a polka dot swimsuit that they became common in clothing in the US. They began popping up everywhere during the late 40s and early 50s, when the pinup girl was in. I believe they’ll never go out of style and they look great on anyone. Even some modern brides search for a polka dot bridal gown.

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My closet is full of polka dot clothes, this dress being one of favorites. I got it at Walmart for $12 and I’ve had it for years. I’m able to wear different colors with it because it’s black. You can never go wrong with black or white polka dots. On the other hand, colored polka dots can be hard to wear often not just because of the limited number of matching articles of clothing, but also because they draw more attention and people are likely to remember you wearing that orange on yellow polka dot skirt two months ago at your sister’s baby shower. Or you know, wherever.

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Are you a fan of polka dots? Do you find them cute or corny?

Photos by Da.Art Photograpy