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!