Monday, July 27, 2009

The Biker Jacket

Designers went, ahem, hog wild for zipped and shrunken toppers this season. Balmain's Christophe Decarnin is the poster boy for the tough-chic trend, of course, but Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, and Roland Mouret also revved up the look's have-to-have-it factor

Post your opinions about this new fall look that's topping the charts!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fall 2009 Trend Reports

Trend Report: Metallica
Whether it’s over-the-knee boots or a cocktail dress, a bevy of pressed studs take center stage

Trend Report: Iron Maiden
Rock spikes and chains for a dark, tough-as-nails effect

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spring 2009 Fashion Trends by Glamour Magazine

Zipper Accents
Once relegated to Michael Jackson impersonators and lead singers in punk bands, zipper accents turned up on spring’s most feminine pieces. The flirty zipper trim on Phillip Lim’s silk tank balances downtown edge with uptown elegance. (Rachel Bilson, are you listening? This trend is made for you!)

Oversize Necklaces
Big glittering necklaces topped off many spring looks, but few shone as brightly as those seen on Vera Wang’s runway. Extra-long lariats like hers streamline the silhouette and update any outfit. Translation? One bold necklace is all you need to look fit and fashionable!

Black-on-White Print
The little black dress just got a big boost: As seen at Oscar de la Renta’s show, artful black stripes on a white background make a fresh, graphic statement. (Surely even the original LBD icon Audrey Hepburn would approve!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hey fellow bloggers! Sorry FCM has been MIA lately! We recently changed photographers, if you haven't done so already check out the June and July issues, photographer Edward Estrada is phenomenal! We just finished up our swimsuit photo shoot on Lake Michigan last week and it went great! All the models looked beautiful! Can't wait til the Dec. 09 swimsuit issue!!! Let me know what you think about the magazine so far and my articles! I'm a newbie!!!!! :) Follow us on twitter too!!!

Emily Mancini
Fashion Chicago Magazine
Creative Writer and Stylist Intern