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Fashion Forward

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Well, 2010 is here! …and with the new year comes change and progression. The fellas here at Urban TakeOut tell me they were looking for some insight into the wonderful world that is women’s fashion. As the writer of the blog, BlakeVonD: The First Lady of Flashion, I keep a pretty watchful eye on all things fab in the world of women’s fashion. So in the spirit of progression, I’m here to add my two cents to a blog that’s already a pretty big bang for your buck.
The dawn of the new decade is sure to usher in some unforgettable fashions. Whether it be something completely new or the reincarnation of the trends of decades past, I have no doubt that we’re in for one hell of a ride.
Here are some trends to be on the lookout for in 2010…
First rule of fashion…1) Shoes, shoes, shoes!
The right shoe can transform an outfit from macabre to magical. The upcoming Spring/Summer collections of several of the world’s hottest designers–Fendi, Louis Vuittion, Nina Ricci and Louboutin, just to name a few–are shaping up to be nothing short of magical. Fendi has taken plexi glass from the stages of strip clubs to the runways of Milan and Christian Louboutin is still managing to produce head turning shoes with little to no effort. These LV’s, worn by Amber Rose, are the perfect mix of sex and edge, while Nina Ricci offers a more delicate approach to the traditional ankle boot.

Summer/Spring 2010

Fendi Wrap Lycra & Plexi Platform, $1289; C’est La Vie Louboutin Pumps; Louis Vuitton Spicy Sandals, $1300; Nina Ricci Laced Leather Booties, $1152

Blazers are in and more futuristic than ever! It’s not enough to just have an ordinary blazer. Contour shapes and shoulder pads are all the rage. And if you know anything you know that Balmain is the go to source for all things blazers. Rihanna, Beyonce and Ciara have all been seen wearing these masterpieces.

Balmain Blazer

Balmain Blazer, $3,465; $5,798

Now here’s my 2010 prediction: Harem pants are BACK! With everyone from Urban Outfitters to top designers carrying their own version of this 90’s trend, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s Hammer Time! Now just for the record, I’ve had a pair of these for over a year now & I can remember all the strange looks I got. But I rocked them again during this past Homecoming and strangers were stopping me to tell how “hot” they were. Glad everybody caught up! Lol. There’s a style for everyone in this pant. Some have a higher waist and taller inseam, while others have a more relaxed seat. Fit is absolutely crucial with this trend. Ill-fitting harem pants just end up looking more like a diaper than a fashion statement, so be careful.

Harem Pants

Cheap Monday Tailored Harem Trousers, $41; ASOS Knitted Harem Trousers, $26; G Star Tailored Wool Mix Harem Trouser, $255
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Written by Blake Von D

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Get Familiar | Ten in Spring 2010

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 Bottega Veneta 2010 Spring RTW Collection

Here’s a round-up of the Latest Spring 2010 Collections showcased in RTW shows. GET FAMILIAR!!

01. Junya Watanabe  – “The lineup, defined as snobby by the famed designer, paired a variety of essentials into a comprehensive collection of contemporary menswear.”

02. Comme des Garcons“…designers have shown tartans, African prints & nautical stripes, but Rei Kawakubo was the only one to pack all three themes into the same garment…patchwork trousers and blazers with collages of colorful panels, pockets and silk neckwear appliqués.”

03. Bottega Veneta“We wanted to offer clothes that are particularly individualistic. Changing the shape of the pants and breaking the silhouette with color add an energy, even a brashness, that feels invigorating.”

04. Louis Vuitton“…a fun and innovative collection for the spring which features both style and function. Inspired by what is seemingly a popular theme, New York’s world of messengers lends its aesthetic through various bright offerings.”

 05. Jil Sander“…a minimal design aesthetic, constantly implementing a plethora of solid colored pieces…offering a multitude of simple, well cut apparel with white being the focus…”

06. Moncler Gamma Bleu“Under the creative direction of fashion designer Thom Browne, Moncler presented their new 2010 Spring/Summer Collection for the Gamme Bleu line. The show featured a Summer sports-inspired theme…”

07. Dries Van Noten“…marked by an obvious injection of life and color through noteworthy prints and motifs…even the most finely tailored suits with exaggerated shoulders… purged of any businesslike sensibility”

08. Issey Miyake – “The Dai Fujiwara-directed line took inspiration from Turkey, with an assortment of loose-fitting garments including suits, cardigans, and knits featuring a wide array of flashy colors and textile choices.”

09. John Varvatos“Implementing a strong range of gray hues…showcasing a blend of checked suits, cardigan knits, trousers and shorts, all featuring minimalistic details while remaining distinctly fashionable.”

10. Undercover“…embodied the ‘simple but beautiful artistic touch that exists after discarding the unnecessary’…a nice mix of technical materials and executions such as hidden welted pockets and weatherproof seams.”

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June 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm

(Kanye + LV) x HighSnobiety = Photoshoot

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KW x LV photoshoot

 Take one of the most anticipated footwear collaborations (Kanye West x Louis Vuitton), cross it with an ill photographer (Daniela Muller-Brunke), and what do you get?? A well-done visual presentation of iconic footwear, quarterbacked by Highsnobiety.

Enjoy the rest of the experience here.

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June 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

The Urban Graduate [trav.el] cont.inued

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This is a follow-up to the previous post about the DOPP Kit. Every traveling man needs the proper toiletries [of course] but these items make up Louis Vuitton’s “perfect travel wardrobe for men.” You need to be ready for any occasion and weather, therefore LV says these garments are necessary:

1. A Polo.

Marc Jacobs 'Cole' Zip Front Polo

2. A Pullover

Marc Jacobs "Cut It Out" Sweatshirt

3. A Suit.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lightweight Wool Suit

4. A Leather Biker Jacket [my bad…even though it’s only a slight difference].

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Motorcycle Jacket

5. A Trench.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Twill Trench Coat

6. A Duffle Bag to put everything in.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Duffel Bag

I chose to use all Marc Jacobs clothing and accessories because he’s the Creative Director of LV, so it just seemed right.

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March 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

Don’t Act Like I Never Told Ya

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The Year of the Ox is no more…it’s the officially the Year of the Strap (hi top that is)! Kanye West — more sartorially known as Martin Louie The King, Jr. — has leaked yet another picture of his collaboration sneakers. This one is…..you guessed it, A HI-TOP with STRAPS (proceed to gawk and gander)! Only thing left for us to say is….Don’t act like we never told ya.

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Hi Top Preview

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January 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

Greek 2 Chic: Picks of the Week

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You already know what it is, let’s get it in. The top fashion items from around the web — Frats and Sororities, grab your pads and pens:

The Bag

Tote Bag by Diane Von Furstenburg

Obama Tote Bag by Diane Von Furstenburg (Runway for Change). Divas…you need this one on deck.

The Jewelry

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Necklace by Gulnur Ozdaglar (made from recycled PolyEtylene Terephtalate bottles). HARD!

The Shoes

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Boat Sneaker by Louis Vuitton x Kanye West. I guess this is what he meant when he said, “my Kappa style”.

The Toy

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15th Anniversary Giant Baby Milo Plush Toy by A Bathing Ape. Honestly, this is just ill. Black & Gold Members, make it an addition to the collection of apes.

The Outerwear

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Wool Overcoat by Burberry. If there was ever an investment to be made, Sigmas…this would be the one.

The Scarf

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Rainer Maria Rilke” Poem Scarf by Edun. If you watched the U2 performance in the Inaugural Concert, Bono had this on (but the reverse colorway). African cotton = that sh*t. Open to all, grab one of these.

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January 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm