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Naomi Campbell for Vogue Japan September 2014 by Nobuyoshi Araki

Women’s trend of the day

Shearling:

I tried for two days to research this subject with limited results. But here is what I did find: Shearling coats go as far back as ancient times throughout Asia and Europe. Defined as sheepskin or lambskin pelt that have gone through a limited shearing process. The material typically has leather or sueded leather on one side also, the garments and shoes are usually tanned before they are fully processed..

Looking through old fashion photos I’ve found, I see the trend in a lot of pictures from the 80s fashion scene. So, I think it’s safe to say this is an 80s trend making it way back. Functional and fashion forward, not only does shearling keep you extremely warm ; it does add a great statement piece to your winter coats. And last but not least.. I’m sure as many of you have already noticed, throughout the past couple of years a great deal of designers have been using them on their winter footwear. Definitely one way to keep those feet toes warm during these sometimes harsh winter climates. Designers that have put this trend to werk on the runway are, Etro, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, J. Mendel and a personal favorite Opening Ceremony.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Breathtaking! Hedi Klum at the Creative Art Emmy Awards

Breathtaking! Hedi Klum at the Creative Art Emmy Awards

Rip Gorgeous

Rip Gorgeous

B&W

B&W

Women’s Fall Trend of the Day

Leopard Print :

Throughout history animal prints and fur have been associated with power success and “status”. Worn by kings , queens and more importantly to me, fashion icons. In 1925 movie star Marian Nixon decided to take a walk on Hollywood boulevard dressed in her leopard print coat. Nothing interesting about that right? Except I haven’t yet told you that she decided to bring along a live leopard on a leash to match! A little more than 20 years later in 1947 designer Christian Dior produced the leopard print dress.. This was only the beginning of his love for leopard print. Inspired by his muse Mitzah Bricard, whom he met when he first moved to Paris, Dior produced a line of all leopard everything. It was even the theme of his ad campaign, thanks to Dior we can associate leopard with the words chic, class, and elegance. A few different designers incorporated this look into the runway this season but my personal favorite was Balmain .. I love the direction Creative designer Olivier Rousteing is taking things.

Naomi Campbell for Harper’s Bazaar Mexico