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Everyone’s thinking Go-Green lately, as in eco-friendly.  Here’s WWD’s take on green in the high fashion world of accessories. 

“These days, designers are definitely thinking green in more ways that one.  And there are plenty of glam accessories around in the shade.”

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Irene Neuwirth's Chrysoprase ring

Irene Neuwirth's Chrysoprase ring

 

 

Stephen Dweck's Malachite Necklace

Stephen Dweck's Malachite Necklace

Kotur Clutches

Kotur Clutches

Lucifer Vir Honestus' Yellow gold and green opal ring

Lucifer Vir Honestus' Yellow gold and green opal ring

Mulberry's  green crocodile handbag

Mulberry's green crocodile handbag

Bruno Frisoni

Bruno Frisoni

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This year was the first time that I had heard of the lipstick effect.  Basically when the economy is down, lipstick sales soar.  Why you ask? Well, lipstick is the one purchase that is fairly cheap (depending on what cosmetic line you use) and can make a women feel good about herself!  I’m not sure if a lip gloss or lipstick would really quench my thirst, but here’s what WWD has to say about it:

” The phenomenon,known as the lipstick effect, dates back to The Great Depression and has provided bright spots in otherwise dull retail landscapes.  Meanwhile, Estee Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder added credence to the economic indictor when he coined the “Lipstick Index” post 9/11.  The sqaure root of the concept is an easy, feel-good item that offers a quick and affordable fix.”

According to WWD one of the most popular  lipsticks is the new Guerlain Rouge G, the red lipstick

Guerlain Rouge G, the red lipstick

Guerlain Rouge G, the red lipstick

 

   Hmm, pretty packaging at least.  So other than lipstick what else are women turning to in these economic times of despair?   According to Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director at Neiman Marcus ” The new lipstick is shoes”

  Brands that are trending up are Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Dior.  Looks like Carrie Bradshaw had it right all along!

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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

 

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

  Other retailers such as Donna Karen, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Lord and Taylor, Henri Bendel, J crew, Gap and Intermix cite these favorites as the next lipstick:

  • Scarves
Accordian Scarf from bevello

Accordian Scarf from bevello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Handbags
Saltbox "Trellis"

Saltbox "Trellis" from Dillards

  • Costume Jewelry
Lilith Earrings from bevello

Lilith Earrings from bevello

Chirp Necklace from bevello
Chirp Necklace from bevello

 

 

 

 

Henna bracelet from bevello

Henna bracelet from bevello

  • Cocktail Rings
Juju Ring from Forever 21

Juju Ring from Forever 21

         

 

 

 

  • J Crew’s Cupcake T
J Crew Cupcake Tank

J Crew Cupcake Tank

  • Bright clothes
  • Jumpsuits
  • Headbands and Hats
Urban Outfitters Feather Headband

Urban Outfitters Feather Headband

  Looks like accessories are a big hit amongst this recession.  Here’s what Scott Schramm Senior VP of Henri Bendel has to say about the strength of accessories: “Accessories typically have been recession-proof. ”

(“Beyond ‘Lipstick Index’: Stores see some hits even in the recession” by Jessica Iredale)

   I agree.  Accessories are key in fashion.  It takes a blah and boring dress or shirt and adds that much needed POP!  Its an acquired skill. One that I myself need to work on.  I am so focused on my outfit and shoes that I regularly forget to put on accessories!

The reason I love accessories? 

  It doesn’t matter what size you are!  Accessories look great on everyone size 2 to 22!

  Whats my favorite “lipstick” ?     The hinged wallet or clutch!

Hinged Wallet from target

Hinged Wallet from target

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Happy Friday Fashion bvers!

  About 5 years ago when I decided that fashion ran deep in my bones, I made a life changing decision.  I abandoned my years of research, high GPA and internships in Human Resources for a career in fashion.  I knew it was a risk, switching from a career that was a “sure thing” to a cut throat and competitive industry such as fashion.  However I preservered and pursued my dream. 

    After a lot of bumps in the road and almost literally giving up and turning back to HR, I found bevello!  Finally, after putting in many painful years with Retail Managment, Visual Merchandising and Corporate Buying Offices; I have been able to find my place in this fashion realm. 

   When I first started my position as a Merchandise Assistant at Belk. Inc at the corporate offices in charlotte I asked my parents for subscription to WWD  (Women’s Wear Daily) for my birthday.  This is a pretty pricey publication but I wanted to learn the industry up and down.  For those of you who don’t know WWD is known as a highly respected publication that is “the authority for news and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail” (www.wwd.com)

  Unfortunately after a year my subscription ran out and I could not afford to renew.  I also found it hard to keep up with every issue.  They just kept coming!  Because we are not close to New York and it is printed daily sometimes they would arrive 3 or 4 at time ! 

  With our bevello blog I wanted to offer you a weekly treat!  I am going to read through our daily issues of WWD and once a week bring an informative article to keep you current in the fashion world.  My favorite articles are on what’s hot and what to expect in the coming collections.  So keep checking out bevello blog out for some great insights to what’s going down with the WWD!

This Week there are two things I wanted to share with yall!

1.) Top 10 Designers of Fall 09′

2.) Upcoming trends for Fall 09′

Sure it may seem a little early to be thinking about fall but not in the fashion industry.  Most companies are done with spring and summer and prepping for fall and making their Christmas buys.  Its always at least one or two seasons ahead in the fashion world! 

So, according to WWD here is the top ten fashion designers for Fall of 09′ (in no particular order)

1) Burberry Prorsum- designer Christopher Bailey

2) Chanel- Designer Karl Lagerfield

3) Christian Dior- John Galliano

4) Comme des Garcons – designer Rei Kawakubo  (who? never heard of this designer or brand! Anyone familiar?)

5) Lanvin- Designer Alber Elbaz

6) Louis Vuitton- Designer Marc Jacobs (Still saving up for my own bag, guess the mini multi colored one ala jessica simpson that I got in atlanta doesn’t count)

7) Marc Jacobs- Designer Marc Jacobs

8) Marni -Designer Consuelo Castiglioni (ahhh Consuelo, love that name!)

9) Prada- Designer Miuccia Prada

10) Ralph Lauren- Designer Ralph Lauren

 And Now for the trend report… My favorite.

 The following are just highlights of the WWD editors.  I am really digging the names and the trends they spotted.  As always there are always so repeats from previous seasons. However in fashion reoccuring trends is pretty inevitable right? (Quotes from

1) Curtain Call:  “Designers manipulated drapes and swags into beguiling shapes”

Doo.Ri

Doo.Ri

2) Dark Victory: “Glamour took a turn toward the dark side in bejeweled dresses and bewitching gowns”

  

Christian Cota

Christian Cota

3) Homme Team: “Houndstooth, Herringbone. Plaids Tweeds-Haberdashery patterns were everywhere

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

4) Bright of Way: “Designers lit up the season with fantastic neon hues”

  

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

5) The Eighties Show: “Flaunting strong shoulders and sharp tailoring, power babes stalked the catwalk”

Donna Karen

Donna Karen

6)Posh Splice : ” Designers played mix masters with a melange of luxe and alluring combinations”

Rodarte

Rodarte

7) French Alliance: ” Paris is buring-and it heated up the season, as designers embraced chic la francaise”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

8)Singular Sensation: “Designers adopted a stylish asymmentry with intersecting one shoulder effect”

 

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

9) Fair Leather: ” Terrific leathers came in many incarnations, from space age and tough chic to draped and downright pretty.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

10) Turn of Events: “Here’s a trend to get behind: clothes with visual intrigue, both coming and going.”

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela

  

 

 

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Maison Martin Margiela (Back of dress is on model 2nd from the left)

Maison Martin Margiela (Back of dress is on model 2nd from the left)

Maison Martin Margiela (Back of dress on 2nd model from left)
               I am loving these trends and the designers showcased!  Stay tuned next week for more WWD news updates.  Have a great weekend everyone!
bve,
Mary

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