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Oscar de la Renta
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Opulence at Oscar de la Renta
By Verky Arcos | 02/18/2011 - 18:18

The star that graced the Oscar De La Renta F/W 2011 collection was definitely fur, like we’ve seen on many a runway this time around, hinting to us that Oscar’s more luxurious side is back.  With the obvious trend in tow, there were a few other runner-ups that also made a grand impact on this Dominican designer’s collection. Paired with all the fur apparel were plenty of extravagant embellishments like a strapless beaded floral gown, feathered skirts, splashes of sequins, and Indian and tribal-inspired prints.


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Narciso Rodriguez
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Artsy Pieces at Narciso Rodriguez
By Verky Arcos | 02/17/2011 - 18:07

As in his Spring collection, Narciso Rodriguez brought back the 3/4 length dress to his F/W 2011, only this year it had more personality with a mix of sheer material, printed silk, and some color. The collection was a hip variety of color blocking, graphic and abstract designs in fall colors like black, grey, navy blue, and red with splashes of cool purples and pinks. All the pieces spoke to the world of the arts, which is where Narciso says his inspiration came from.

For some artistic-inspired pieces of your own, check-out these selections:


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Carolina Herrera
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Lavish Furs at Carolina Herrera
By Verky Arcos | 02/16/2011 - 17:51

Known for her prim and proper aesthetic, Carolina Herrera’s F/W 11 collection was as lovely as you'd expect. It carried the air of sophistication that Herrera has become synonymous with, using black and grey knee-length and Maxi hemlines, high collars that flipped over the shoulders, silk and textured fabrics in her usual classic shapes. Some looks that were out of the ordinary for Herrera were a few neon blue and pink-colored dresses and sequined tops, but what ran consistent throughout the show was fur.


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Custo Barcelona
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Bold Tights at Custo Barcelona
By Verky Arcos | 02/15/2011 - 19:03

The Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 collection featured the Spanish designer’s signature artistry, with pieces resembling collages made up of many different fabrics and interwoven materials. Given his usual eccentricity, this collection had cleaner lines and neutral colors with occasional pops of red and purple. The real showstoppers? His patterned and printed leggings, trousers, and tights, which are heavily trending.

Here are some ideas to rock your own, Custo-inspired bottoms:


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Carlos Campos
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Carlos Campos & Menswear-Inspired Frocks
By Verky Arcos | 02/14/2011 - 18:53

Carlos Campos frequently finds inspiration for his shows in his travels and this time around, the talented designer based his Fall/Winter 2011 Men’s Collection on the incredibly romantic stylings of Chile’s poet laureate Pablo Neruda.
 


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Dania Ramirez
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Dania Ramirez at the Heart Truth Fashion Show
By Verky Arcos | 02/11/2011 - 08:00

We caught up with Dania Ramirez right after she ruled the runway for the official kick off for New York Fashion Week: The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Fashion show. She dished to us on pre-show jitters and rocking her red Catherine Malandrino stunner, as well as the importance of rasing awareness around heart disease—the number one killer of Latina women in the United States.

Check out the video below:


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Fashion Week Spring 2011
Why You Should Care About Fashion Week
By Verky Arcos | 02/09/2011 - 18:00

There’s always a ton of hype surrounding New York Fashion Week. We know you’re probably thinking, “Why should I care about designer runway clothes that only celebrities can afford?” Well, you are only partially right. While Fashion Week may seems like a place for high-society snobs to gather around and obsess about haute couture, it is also the place where trends are set for seasons to come.


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Black Models
5 Afro-Latina Models Featured in Special Vogue Italia Spread
By Verky Arcos | 02/09/2011 - 13:41

February is Black History Month so it couldn't be a more perfect time for Vogue Italia to feature Black models in a special fashion spread photographed by Emma Summerton called "The Blackallure." All the latest "It" models were cast for this stunning shoot and five Latinas made the cut!

Here are their vital stats:


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DIY Fashion: Selena Gomez's Long and Short Dresses
DIY Fashion: Selena Gomez's Long & Short Dresses
By Miranda Noland | 01/25/2011 - 15:30

In the past month, Selena Gomez has been seen sporting a dress that is long in the back and short up front (dare we say, mullet dress?) two times. First, she wore an Irina Shabayeva strapless dress with a rise and fall hem at the 2011 People's Choice Awards on January 5, then, performing at the El Coliseo in Puerto Rico this past weekend she rocked another short/long all black number.


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Coral Trend
Keep it Cool in Coral Like Cameron Diaz
By Verky Arcos | 01/12/2011 - 14:45

Trends come and go and one spring trend back in full force (though perhaps a bit prematurely) is coral EVERYTHING. Cameron Diaz looked amazing in her deep coral dress at a recent red carpet premiere for The Green Hornet and you can too! Check out all these cute coral fashion pieces you can start incorporating into your wardrobe now.


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