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NYFW: The Blogger's Take

A look at what fashion bloggers saw at the spring shows in New York.

Fashion blogging takes myriad forms. While many blogs are primarily shopping- and image-based, existing as a photographic diary of one’s personal style — often with a client or two’s products prominently featured — others rely more heavily on critique. Many fall somewhere in between. Here, a look at how a few bloggers weighed in on the New York collections.

The Fashionisto’s Carl Barnett
• On Marc by Marc Jacobs’ men’s: “The Nineties continue to make a comeback with Marc by Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2014 collection. Offering a relaxed guide to the season, the outing simplifies style with a lineup dominated by suiting and smart sportswear.”

Man Repeller’s Amelia Diamond
• On Michael Kors: “The Kors show was kind of delicious this season. While I don’t understand the need for fur in a spring collection, everything else was mostly craveable and wearable. Thanks to Kors, we want baggy cardigans belted over delicate calf-length skirts, loafers with pleated trousers and retro bathing tops to pair with high-waisted bottoms. Definitely not the Nineties, so a big shout-out to Michael for that.”

Olivia Palermo
• On Oscar de la Renta: “Oscar did not fail to hit the season’s key trend: ladylike midcalf-length skirt (in various shapes from pencil to trapeze to full), but in true Oscar fashion, most were more voluminous than not.”

StyleBubble’s Susie Lau

• On Joseph Altuzarra: “Altuzarra spoke of seeing the beauty in ‘imperfection’ in his press notes, and whilst I’d hardly call the women he showed to be slubby slobs, at the least they had a don’t-care air about them. High-powered female ceo’s with spendthrift tendencies may be Altuzarra’s niche, but I definitely applaud his own particular sort of whimsy.”

Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine
• On trendspotting: “Day two has almost wrapped and our big takeaway is that the Nineties are still relevant and therefore so are belly shirts. Not to be outshone, a new midsection — the drop-waist — is trending, too.”

 

• On Misha Nonoo: “Vibe: Uptown girl moves downtown, but then has to go back uptown for a luncheon with her grandma’s friends.”
 
Because I’m Addicted’s Geri Hirsch
• On Pierre Balmain: “Crazy, sexy, cool and punk. Basically, it’s Kate Moss reborn in the threads of Balmain.”
 
We Wore What’s Danielle Bernstein
• On Peter Som: “Day two of NYFW was a huge success, starting my morning off with Peter Som over at Milk Studios, which confirmed that cropped tops and midriffs are here to stay.”
 
Honestly WTF’s Erica Chan Coffman
• On Tory Burch: “The retro flora and hedgerow prints in crisp whites and greens as fresh as cut grass were perfect for spring. The cropped trousers and tailored suiting in shimmery silver silk were elegant and chic. And belt bags and leather trellis basket totes?! So sweet.”
 
PurseBlog’s Amanda Mull
• “We survived fashion week! Actually, to say we ‘survived’ is dumb, because fashion week is just a few days of fancy fashion shows that we’re lucky enough to attend, plus some parties that usually have open bars, or, at the very least, gratis champagne. It’s not exactly a war we were fighting over there at Lincoln Center, you know?”

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