Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So I peeked...

I didn't mean to...I really meant to mind my own business and keep it movin' but somehow during the great fabric changeover I ventured onto Style.com and all was lost...just lost I tell ya!

I did restrain myself enough that I only looked at a couple of of the spring collections, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrara, Chado Ralph Rucci and Michael Kors - you know all my go-to, would love to own my own personal piece of designers!

Of the ones that I did peek at I have to tell you that I loved the Spring 2011 Chado Ralph Rucci collection...loved, loved, loved it!


There's this dress which was my all time favorite!  I will find a way to do that type of embellishment on the front of one of my fall/winter dresses!

Love the kimono sleeves and sheer embellishment on this one!


What a different silhouette for a work suit!


A new way to do a safari pantsuit!


The detail on the jacket is beautiful and it's done in classic black & white colors!


If I was going out...this would be on the top of my list!


And this is red carpet at it's best! 

Style.com had this to say about Ralph's collection:

"Ralph Rucci skipped a proper show this season in favor of one-on-one appointments. That meant there was no Martha Stewart or Whoopi Goldberg to gawk at, but there was something better: the opportunity to examine the couture-quality workmanship that is this designer's calling card. Rucci admitted that despite his wealth of blue-chip clients, the recession has been difficult for his business. For Spring, he's made adjustments, turning out more pieces in less precious fabrications, including an on-trend cotton jumpsuit and an easy cotton and suede sleeveless shift with blousonlike volume on top.  On the other hand, Rucci has also kicked up the exquisite touches."

Peeking was so worth it to experience the awesomeness of the Chado Ralph Rucci line!  BTW, I also went back and looked at all my favs Fall 2010 collections for additional inspiration ideas...and I've got quite a few!  Look for them in some of my future fall/winter garments!

...as always, more later!

20 comments:

  1. Yes, love that cream dress with the unusual detailing down the middle!! Can't wait to see how you incorporate it into something.

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  2. I want to do the Kimono dress with sheer embellishment.

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  3. I love that green suit and the orange kimono-sleeve dress. Great inspiration pictures!
    -Marianne

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  4. The green suit, black and white, and evening dress are my favorites. The collection looks very wearable.

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  5. Okay, now I have to go peak. Loving that Safari Top

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  6. Oh, I don't dare venture to Style.com because I'd wind up still in my jammies at 6 p.m.! I adore everything you've posted but the sheer embellishment on the 2nd dress is my favorite - and I think I have a pattern like that in my vintage stash...

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  7. oh! ooh! ooooh! the white dress details!!! perhaps they're bias tubes with a little "something" inside to make them drape like that??? the white coat is definitely an inspiration... a trip to the garment district in early October may yield some appropriate fabric!

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  8. I love the first two dresses. Inspirational and thanks for posting!

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  9. Great minds think alike! I love the green suit and the white safari pants suit! I really want to add those to my list :D

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Yes, Yes, Yes, you have a lot of fabric, but believe me I have seen more. But I am like you, I can't help myself with buying for a project when I have a 100 in the que. If I was at your house, I would wait until you turned around and take everything I could (smile). Love your blog, look forward to read it every chance, and sometimes twice, keep me going.
    Linda Vasquz-Allen
    ps. I looove everything you make and like your hair in your face, makes you look young.

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  11. That Chado Ralph Rucci collection made me swoon. I want to work for him.

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  12. Ralph is probably my favorite designer. His looks are wearable, have fabulous detail, and feminine. Thanks for all the pics.

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  13. You organization last weekend has me thinking. What do you do with the leftover pieces when you make a garmet some are large enough that I hate to throw them away especially since fabric is so expensive. But I am not sure that they are large enough to do anything with. What do you do with your scraps?

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  14. Such beautiful looks! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us. BTW, I've nominated you for an award on my blog and hope you accept it! I love your blog and just wanted to express my admiration in such a way. If you don't accept it I understand as well. Take Care ~
    Victoria
    www.tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com

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  15. oh - i did it too - i headed to style.com right after reading this post and now i, too, am "ruined"! oh ralph! you had me at the IT show

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  16. Well now, how couldn't go and look?!? RR always has some interesting details, and I could spend hours looking at all the other fabulous designers.

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  17. J'adore the kimono sleeve dress too.

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  18. Since he has lent some of his designs to Vogue Patterns, perhaps he'll use one of those you picked for his next set?

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  19. Beautiful inspiration. I love the last number.

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  20. Great inspiration, I love that collection!

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