My 2011 Pre-Fall Fashion Favorites


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Whether it be a new silhouette, an old silhouette that feels new again, a color scheme, or a fine detail, flipping through upcoming designer collections is always something that inspires me to look through my own closet with a freshly creative eye. When past decades become of-the-moment again, rummaging through thrift shops or vintage stores is key to getting the look for a fraction of the cost and also gaining a bit of originality from a unique vintage piece. I love knowing that I’m the only one with a particular item, which is why I am such a fan of vintage.

So, without further ado, here are my favorites from the Pre-fall runway collections {because it’s still chilly and we’re still wearing cold-weather clothes} …keeping in mind, it may not be the entire look that inspires me but more a detail from one, a shoe from another, a new pant leg, etc. {& not in any particular order}

 

Proenza Schouler

 

 

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Alexander Wang

 
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TSE

 
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Burberry Prorsum

 
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Chanel

 
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Zac Posen

 
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Sportmax

 
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Monique Lhuillier

 
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Thakoon

 
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Luca Luca

 
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Diane von Fürstenberg

 
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Most of the collections fall into one of two themes: a 70’s throwback and/or a 90’s minimalist throwback, but a few {Luca Luca & DVF} have a touch of 60’s going on as well. My favorite overall collections were Burberry Prorsum & Diane Von Furstenberg.

And because Tom Ford never misses in my book, below {if you haven’t seen it already} is Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection which is really more like a stage production than a runway show. I love how Tom stands on stage but just off to the side for the entire event. Hands down, Tom Ford knows how to dress a woman & make her feel like the most fabulous woman to walk the Earth …I would wear anything he designed. He has a seemingly “Bond Girl” muse for everything he ever does and maybe that’s why I love him so much. He has been my favorite since he remade Gucci in 1995.

 

*all photos from Style.com


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

20 Comments

  • Elisabeth

    January 13, 2011 |

    Lovely selection! The colors in Diane, shapes in Monique, winter looks like Sportmax, surprising Posen, amazing textures in Chanel, Proenza prints and fabulous Armani!!

    Greeting from Canary Island!
    Elisabeth

  • Absolutely Ladylike

    January 13, 2011 |

    What an awesome selection! I love that first image…wow.

    I hope you have a lovely week dear Maegan, much love: Evi

  • Stephanie

    January 13, 2011 |

    IN LOVE with that baby blue coat from Tse!

  • wishful nals

    January 13, 2011 |

    i love all the structure!

  • Katie

    January 13, 2011 |

    Amazing picks, Maegan. I really love that video. Imagine being at an intimate show like that?! And that fringy number – oh to wear it just once.

  • modanista junkie

    January 13, 2011 |

    oh em geeeee!!! my favorite is the Giorgio Armani dress!! That is so divine!!

    xoxo
    melrod

  • Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    January 13, 2011 |

    awwww Armani dress #1 stole my heart!

  • Moosette

    January 13, 2011 |

    Ooh! So much to look forward to! I am dying over the Armani – serously like a dream come true! Also love the DVF collection!

  • Anonymous

    January 13, 2011 |

    Love your exquisite taste! These choices are “forever” items!

  • Sarah

    January 13, 2011 |

    LOVE the Monique blue/white dress! Ab fab!

  • Zoe, All for Style

    January 13, 2011 |

    I love both the Monique Lhuillier gowns. They’re gorgeous!

  • daisymay aka Chantele

    January 13, 2011 |

    Oh so many nice pieces amongst those. The Monica Lhuellier dress on the end!

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  • Kitty Stampede

    January 14, 2011 |

    omgomgomgomgomg. LOVE. what gorgeous collections! that first pic is definitely a showstopper!!!!
    i wish i could afford anything close to this. but i guess i don’t really have anywhere to wear this gorgeousness anyways…sigh…lol

  • TeamBabyCEO

    January 14, 2011 |

    Thank you for posting the Tom Ford youtube! What an exquisite collection.

  • Anonymous

    January 14, 2011 |

    Wow, I’d never think up combining turquoise and mustard. And today I’ve pulled out all my turquoise jewellery and wearing it with a mustard tank. Unexpected and very stylish. Thank you DVF and Maegan:)

  • Monique

    January 14, 2011 |

    Let me preface this by saying I know I’m immature, but the second girl from the left on the Zac Posen section looks like she is about to take a poo. 🙂

  • LifestyleBohemia

    January 14, 2011 |

    I love the colors used in the DVF collection – especially that warm yellow/gold. Great picks!
    xx

  • josephine

    January 15, 2011 |

    wow I hadn’t seen Sportmax yet. Love those looks

  • Pretty Little World

    January 15, 2011 |

    Swoon… Did you get a look at that black head-wrap with the amazing oversized black sunglasses? Need. + maybe some of the leopard print wthe silk pants. + I’d like to be Daria Werbowy. Or Julianne Moore.

  • Kayvona B

    January 16, 2011 |

    Loving Diane Von Furstenberg collection!