All I keep thinking as I read the bevy of New York Fashion Week reports on my favorite fashion blogs is, “I wish I was there!”
I think being at NYFW last fall spoiled me!
But that’s okay — I still get to peruse all the runway photos at my leisure, and even though I’m not loving the 70s vibe I’m getting from a lot of collections, I always love to see what’s new, what’s bizarre, what’s crazy cool. And The Blonds — one of my absolute favorites — never disappoint!
I’ve been drooling over photos from their Fall 2011 Collection, and it’s the boldest, brightest, most amazing Asian-inspired compilation of gorgeous fringe-y dresses and over-the-top corsets. They’ve used some eastern-esque details in their designs in previous years, but they really went all-out with the Asian vibe this season — and I love it!
Bright, orange-y reds, wide obi belts, intricate, swirled cording, and tons of long tassels! In my mind, The Blonds are synonymous with spiked and sparkling corsets, donned by the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears and more (the list is long, just check out their celeb page). But The Blonds are also fabulous at blending the sharp, biker-ific studs, chains and charms with flowing, ethereal fabric to create a sort of fantasy costume that’s both distinctly femme and undeniably fatale.
I love The Blonds because they use bold colors, a ton of glitter and so much intricate detailing that it’s impossible not to vie for a closer look. I can only imagine how beautiful their designs are in person — and how heavy! They transform any gal into a fierce glamazon!