Eclectic, thrifty, funky, vintage: Sprung from a city that revels in the idea of independence, the fashion scene here is proudly anti-fashion. Meet nine up-and-coming bloggers and two Web entrepreneurs who epitomize this sentiment every time they get dressed.
As the year (and decade, what?!) draws to a close, we've found ourselves reminiscing on the good, the bad and the ugly that made it unforgettable. And whether we're swooning over the ever-impressive local designers or giggling about manties and heavage, you can be sure we're always looking through a fabulous fashion lens, usually with a Tropisueño margarita in hand. So without further ado, the best and worst of 2009:
What we're reading right now...
During a perusal of the Diane von Furstenberg cruise 2010 collection on View on Fashion, we asked ourselves, what do we think of this big bow trend? You might not catch one on our heads anytime soon, but DVF is hardly the only one embracing these over-the-top accessories. For a local example, check out the recent profile of Liina Gruener on 7x7.
During a recent lunchtime preview of spring trends, Neiman Marcus buyers and fashion experts showed off their picks for the season’s best looks while attendees sipped from Champagne flutes and sampled canapes.
Among the trends for spring:
- Lots of pink
- One-shoulder dresses, tops and jumpsuits
- Snakeskin accessories
- Statement shoes
- Carryall handbags
- Bright-hued cardigans
- Graphic prints
- Bold accessories, chunky bracelets and long, layered necklaces