Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera: The White Blouse

Carolina Herrera 
white blouse
Today I caught up on a few of the shows from yesterday and today. By all accounts Marc Jacobs was the one to watch, the star, the designer de jour....and I liked it but I thought it was a bit too West Coast -40s - I love the embellishments but thought they were a bit overblown for real women.

By contrast, two women designers also of note, Carolina Herrera (http://www.carolinaherrera.com/ and Donna Karan (http://www.donnakaran.com/), kept it modern, classic, real and I had the same reaction as when I looked at Jason Wu's collection: I could see me wearing the clothes. 

Donna Karan white blouse
Maybe it's my Catholic school upbringing but I especially reacted to the cool and crisp white blouses I saw in both shows.  I'm always on the lookout for a stylish white blouse, one that wears well and adds elegance to even an ordinary skirt or pair of pants (even jeans!). It's as classic as the little black dress and a must item for women of any age. By the way, Tracy Reese and Monique Lhuillier also showed great white blouses for spring. Check out all of the shows on style.com

As I was doing a little research I came across a number of  youtube videos on the 'white blouse.' Four are listed below an they're fun and informative and will erase  any doubts you might have about the necessity of adding one or more to your fall or spring wardrobes.

White Blouse Videos! Yes, they really exist!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In-KTgrEx8w
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V0k7bHHimw&feature=fvw
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLepbIXO8nI&feature=related
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFzgeyaxJR8&feature=related
Tomorrow: Very Vera

1 comment:

  1. Love it mom! I need a fashion overaul - this is great stuff!