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The future of fashion week–what comes next?

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 12, 2018

Things are going to be quite busy for me in the next ten days or so with Fashion Week, so while things may be a bit quite here on ALLIE NYC

Things are going to be quite busy for me in the next ten days or so with Fashion Week, so while things may be a bit quite here on ALLIE NYC rest assured I am quite busy. But I wanted to take this moment to speak a bit more about Fashion Week and in particular the future of NYFW. As most of you know Alexander Wang is the most recent top tier designer to pull out of Fashion Week. He is going to be holding events in June and December as opposed to the traditional months of September and February.

He is not the only one—many designers are opting out of NYFW choosing instead to show at Paris, or at other times of year. And many designers are not having traditional runway shows, but are showing their collections via unique presentations or Instagram runway shows.

But with all these changes it can feel like trying to build a sustainable structure on quicksand

There many reasons for these changes—but the biggest reason is how content is delivered and consumed. That said, this does not mean all the changes will be successful, I guess we are in a bit of a trail and error transitional time period. Though it seems we are in a transitional time period in many industries.

But with all these changes it can feel like trying to build a sustainable structure on quicksand. How sustainable are all these changes? And it is not so much change itself—but the relentless pace of change that could upset the apple cart in a not so positive way. What say you?

Image via Pinterst via StyleCaster

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dvf resort 2018 for lookbook

Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Week - alimackin@gmail.com - February 9, 2018

The wrap dress may not be having a moment in DVF’s resort lineup for 2018, but the label itself is certainly is

The wrap dress may not be having a moment in DVF’s resort lineup for 2018, but the label itself is certainly is. And it seems Jonathan Saunders is bringing a bit more of a hard edge to the decidedly feminine boho house. With hemlines below the knee and silhouettes balancing the high wire between long and lean and retro inspired generously cut pieces, the over all effect is vaguely unsettling but oh so provocative.

But it is this feeling of the unexpected and the sophisticated but darkly flirty vibe that is truly the essence of this dramatically cosmopolitain collection

Stripes, florals and lace are interwoven through the lineup and are broken up by unexpected geometric patterns and the occasional appearance of the racing stripe. Add fur bombers, color blocked cross body bags, and open-toed lace-up bowling style boots and there is nothing expected here. But it is this feeling of the unexpected and the sophisticated but darkly flirty vibe that is truly the essence of this dramatically cosmopolitain collection.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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a paise teddybeat coat and zebra print boots

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 5, 2018

I am so in love with teddybear coats. I like how roomy they are and the non body con aesthetic.

I am a big fan of teddybear coats. I like how roomy they are and the non body con aesthetic. It allows you to wear a blazer or jacket underneath without it being too tight. Plus they are also very warm. I purchased this coat last year at Paise and I so need to add another one to my wardrobe.

I wore it over a blouse and jeans from H&M. The lace button down blouse I have had for few years now, and the jeans I picked up this past summer. The show stopping boots are from &OtherStories.

I don’t pay more then fifty dollars for sun glasses as I loose them all the time

I love them so eye catching, and with the lower heel I can wear them all day. And aren’t these mirrored sunnies fun? I did not pay a lot for them but they look fairly expensive. I don’t pay more then fifty dollars for sun glasses because I am notorious for losing them.

And you have probably seen this bag before which is from Michael Kors I use it all the time and got it on sale. It was a bit more then I wanted to spend but I am so glad I went with this purchase!

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Tara Jarmon SS2018 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 2, 2018

Happy Friday everyone. Today I am sharing with you the Parisian brand Tara Jarmon

Happy Friday everyone. Today I am sharing with you the Parisian brand Tara Jarmon. Tara Jarmon as launched in 1986 and is known for making beautiful well crafted garments that embrace the feminine mystic of the Parisian woman.

the brand creates pieces that are demure yet modern and playful

With an emphasis on color and a commitment to using the most exquisite of prints and artful construction the brand creates pieces that are demure yet modern and playful. And the collection for Spring 2018 captures this essence being both youthful and refined.

With gold metallic cropped moto jackets, flirtatious mini dresses and leisure wear feeling equally at home with knee grazing frocks, traditional man tailored button downs and dainty but dramatic pussy bow blouses this lineup is the true embodiment of this icon Parisian brand. To see more from this lookbook head to TaraJarmon.com

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Koche ss2018 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 26, 2018

Happy Lookbook Friday everyone. Today we are looking at an emerging Parisian brand Koche. As my regular readers know one of my New Year’s resolution was to cover more up and coming designers in lookbook column. It is so exciting to see new brands break out and the embracement of emerging talent. And Koche is certainly one talent to watch.

While the street wear influence can’t be missed, and is the vibrant beating heart of the brand’s aesthetic with it’s bold prints and relaxed fits, there is also a streak of classic elegance flowing through out the collections. It is this symbiotic relationship of polarities that creates such are arresting duality of spirited glamour and edgy distinction.

you will find you will want to watch until the end, as each piece that winds it’s way through the aisles wets your appetite for the one behind it

Be sure to watch the video of the SS2018 collection which was held in a book store! How is that for guerrilla fashion. And despite the low tech environment you will find you will want to watch until the end, as each piece that winds it’s way through the aisles wets your appetite for the one behind it. From the two toned tweed coats to the art print track suits, this lineup is smart, innovative and impeccably designed.

PS: I posted the Fall/Winter runway show as the SS2018 show on Vimeo suddenly came up “private” It was there one minute and gone the next. Can’t be bothered figuring it out, so here is the Fall/Winter 2017 show. Just as fun!

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2018 and the future of blogging and influencing, where are we headed?

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 22, 2018

It has become a bit of a tradition for me, but I like to look at the future of blogging and the influencing arena in general at the start of each new year. It seems this is an ever changing field so to speak, though not sure if “influencing” is technically considered a field of work. And on that note does anyone even say “field” anymore pertaining to the industry for which they work?

Things change so rapidly now, it seems you barely have time to embrace a medium or platform, and that as soon as you do, it boarders on becoming obsolete. The publishing industry has been around in it’s modern day form for roughly a hundred years. Magazines rose in popularity in the Victorian era when leisure time become more prevalent due to technical advances and the industrial revolution. And now we are in the twenty first century’s technical revolution and it is upending a hundred year old industry.

But it is happening. And faster then many realize

We often hear of robots replacing blue collar jobs in the manufacturing industries but you do not hear quite as much talk about white collar jobs in big cities being lost to advances in technology. Can anyone say smartphone? But it is happening. And faster then many realize.

It has been debated that blogs and blogging have challenged the publishing industry though really the issue is much more complex then simply blaming it on one phenomenon. But that said, what about blogs? Now it seems blogs too are challenged. And may become a thing of the past.

YouTube is going to give all publishing platforms a run for their money

Many believed that blogs would go by the way side in lieu of the rising popularity of Instagram. Although this has not quite happened, blogs are definitely seeing much more competition for viewership. And more then Instagram, YouTube is going to give all publishing platforms a run for their money. They say four hundred hours of videos are uploaded every minute.

So if an industry that has been round for over a hundred years, is being challenged by a platform that has been around for about a decade or less and that platform is now being challenged by a platform that has also been around for a decade but due to advances in technology has become more accessible then ever, where will all this lead in the next decade? Or the one after that? Or the one after that?

how many jobs do these brave new industries really create?

So what exactly is the future of blogging? Or vlogging for that matter? And how many jobs do these brave new industries really create? What percentage of bloggers and vloggers earn a viable living? What say you? Where do you see the brace new world of “influencing” headed in the next decade or two?

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Marc Jacobs Resort 2018 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 19, 2018


This has been a challenging winter for sure. And I for one am more then ready for some R and R in a warm resort destination. Well I may not be jet setting off to a tropical climate in the near future I can bring to you my dear readers Marc Jacob’s Resort Collection for 2018.

With it’s can’t be missed sixties references and it’s liberal use of satin, this lineup takes a stance. There is no in between, you are either on board or your not. I for one love it, to me nothing is more sexy and comfortable then a shift dress. I love the freedom it invokes.

A blast from the not so distant past and nod toward a brighter less sever future

Yes they may not be for everyone but there is a certain sense of liberty in these defiant frocks. Much of which is expressed in this lookbook with the striking poses of the models. Add embellished pencil skirts, pretty detailed tunic tops, a plethora of kitten heels, this lineup is as much fun as it is compelling. A blast from the not so distant past and nod toward a brighter less sever future.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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It’s finally here-the customizable shoe-Enter Shoes of Prey

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 15, 2018

Have you ever seen a pair of shoes that you loved but wished you could tweek one or two things? Make the heel lower or higher, have a block heel instead of stiletto or make it a sling back instead of a fully closed heel? Well today you are in luck. Shoes of Prey is a new customizable shoe brand that allows you to do just that. And they don’t stop at heels, they also offer boots, slip-ons and sneakers.

 

And the best part? They are affordable averaging between $149-$169 a pair. Click on style you like and then click customize and you will see all the options available for making the perfect pair of shoes for you. I love this! First there was customizable dresses and now shoes, does it get ant better? Head to ShoesofPrey.com and get styling!

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Delphine Delafon’s Pre-Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 12, 2018

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In todays Lookbook Friday we are looking at the Parisian brand Delphine Delafon. The brand was founded in 2011 as a handbag company. Originally know for her specialized bucket bag featuring engraved and numbered eyelets the company has expanded to include customized bags and Ready-to-Wear.

this line up embraces the romantic ethos of a free-spirited it girl

We are looking at the company’s first attempt at Ready-to-Wear with the pre-fall 2017. The brand’s only garment collection to date has a distinct seventies flair and a decidedly French feel. With it’s high-waisted wide legged trousers, electric pops of color and liberal use of crushed velvet it is safe to say this line up embraces the romantic ethos of a free-spirited it girl

I hope to visit the studio in Paris one day to create a bag of my own. If you want to learn more about Delphine Delafon head to website at Delphinedelafon.com

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The Gold Medallion Necklace Trend

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 9, 2018

Over-sized statement necklaces were a huge trend a number of seasons ago. And although we still see the bold-can’t-be-missed necklaces about, the trend now seems to be swinging in the opposite direction with a more toned down approach. Though no less eye catching this sought after look features layers of necklaces mainly pendents, medallions and charms—preferably in gold. And in particular the medallion is really having moment. From A Listers like Kim Kardashian to YouTube stars to the biggest bloggers and influencers this is a super hot item on every fashionista’s must-have list.

Have you jumped this trend? If so, what influenced your purchase

I just ordered my first one from Nordstrom from the brand LuluDK. It was on sale from $68.00 down to $30.00! I am so excited to get it and I can not wait to share it with you my dear readers. Have you jumped this trend? If so, what influenced your purchase? If not, what is your go to jewelry trend of the moment.

Images via 1 Ashley Brook :: 2 Lizzy Hatfeld :: 3 Lindsay Holland :: 4 Express :: 5 Chriselle Lim :: 6 Linday Holland

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