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Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2008

13 August 2008
Don’t laugh at me. (Actually, I could care less if you did or not…that’s one wierd thing about me: I don’t get embarassed at all.) Anyway, I always update my ipod with the latest podcasts of runway shows – the full 20 minute or so show. I love watching them, and lately, I decided that since I have a blog about fashion, I should take notes of the trends and what I love just for you =). And yes, I actually did take notes. I am quite proud of them. I actually feel like I’m one of those fashion editors for Vogue or Elle sitting in the front row with Cartier pens and Hermes journals, only, it’s just me, my ipod, and this little pink notebook with glittery designs (I told you I love sparkles!)
Oscar de la Renta’s Fall/Winter 08 show was the first one I decided to watch; he always incorporates all the trends seamlessly into his gorgeous collections. So here is what I took note of:
  • He incorporates all of fall’s color palette trends: purples and shades that reflect the fall foliage (browns, reds, golds). Loveee the colors!
  • Last season was all about luxury, as seen with the massive amounts of exotic furs and skins. ODLR plays with the juxtapostion of luxury and understated fabrics by mixing tailored tweed with fur. This play of fabrics reminds me of what Michael Kors did in his Fall 06 (I think?) Collection. ODLR had a lot of tweed jackets with fur collars or a fur trim at the bottom.
  • He understands women. Low but adorable Mary-Janes & boots with pointed toes!
  • TIGHTS! in brown & black
  • Silouhettes: boxy jacket & full dirndl skirt or high waisted flannel pants.
  • Statement Necklaces! He went for more of an organic looking statement with beads and stones, not so much the huge flashy jewels. This look is easy to recreate: just layer on necklaces of different lengths and voila!
  • Tweed glamified…with metallic embroidery & beads! A bit like classic Chanel.
  • Embellishments & Metallics: there was a lot of it! Metallic gold/silver embroidery, gold/silver leaf motifs, beads. Some seemed like brocade minus the heaviness; beautiful! A lot of floral motifs like fall foliage & embroidery!
  • Dip-dyed skirts and dress with an overlay of black netting was gorgeous!
  • Tops: ruffle front blouses, tops with black lace
  • Cinched Waists! Recreate the look by cinching jackets with a thick belt!
  • Fabrics: tweed, dip-dyed silk, chiffon, velvet, hammered satin, silk crepe.
  • Exotics: fox furs, stingray bag (the Goya is beautiful!!)
Oscar de la Renta: the epitome of womanly elegance, from understated everyday wear to gowns gala-worthy.


34 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen (MahaloFashion) permalink
    13 August 2008 10:43 pm

    Fantastic post! I love the last dress especially!

  2. J'Adore Fashion permalink
    14 August 2008 2:05 am

    nice note, I do download the podcasts of fashion shows to my Ipod too, I take mental notes…nice xx

    thanks for sweet comments 🙂

  3. Wendy permalink
    14 August 2008 3:49 am

    The dresses are as gorgeous as ever. And the Jimmy Choo’s to the right are so hot.

  4. ♥ Marta ♥ permalink
    14 August 2008 5:31 am

    OMG this is awesome … you should continue with your note taking … It is very useful 🙂

  5. Savvy Mode SG permalink
    14 August 2008 8:26 pm

    we can always count on Mr. De La Renta for romantic, classic, savvy RTW every season.

  6. Richel permalink
    14 August 2008 8:51 pm

    OOOH! I love Oscar’s collection!

  7. ♥ fashion chalet permalink
    14 August 2008 10:44 pm

    Thank you for the sweet comment. 🙂 And what beautiful dresses you have posted above. Breathtakingly stunning. xx

  8. Lil' Puch permalink
    15 August 2008 2:59 am

    Dear, you have done a wonderful journalistic job!! I’ll try to do the same thing with my Ipod, thanks for the ideas!!!

  9. fashionista permalink
    15 August 2008 6:56 am

    I totally get those podcasts too.

  10. erin de la cruz permalink
    15 August 2008 12:24 pm

    I am loving Oscar De La Renta. I always see his fashion shows on FTV. What can I say, he’s just sssoooooo chica! =)

  11. bri permalink
    16 August 2008 3:45 pm

    omgsh i get those podcasts too! people always look at me weird when i tell them that hahaha.
    i love oscar de la renta. if only i could afford it…

  12. 16 August 2008 3:49 pm

    Hey there love your write-ups! I could never write that much somehow.. I’m a pictures person lol 😛

    Anyway would love to exchange links – I’ve already added you on mine 🙂

  13. Janneke permalink
    16 August 2008 4:13 pm

    Feel like a fashion editor for Vogue or ELLE is amazing, don’t you think?! I love the last dress!

    I would love to exchange links. I have already linked you!

  14. yiqin; permalink
    16 August 2008 4:16 pm

    Ohyes, he makes the best dresses! To own anything from there is amazing.

  15. Fantabulistique permalink
    16 August 2008 4:46 pm

    I love Oscar De La Renta.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, of course i would like to exchange links.

    I have already added you


  16. yiqin; permalink
    16 August 2008 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the add! 🙂 Added you too.

  17. Amie permalink
    16 August 2008 6:25 pm

    Wow! I love your blog!!! :):)

  18. emma permalink
    16 August 2008 6:50 pm

    hey darling thanks for the comment, of course id love to ink up!

  19. Naomi permalink
    16 August 2008 6:53 pm

    oscar de la renta for presudent! move over obama!

  20. Ida permalink
    16 August 2008 7:22 pm

    Sure, I’d like to link up, lovely blog!

  21. morgan permalink
    16 August 2008 7:49 pm

    I love your notes. yea I would love to trade links. I gotta do it when I get home cuz I’m on the internet on my palm centro

  22. the fashion assistant and her camera permalink
    16 August 2008 8:07 pm

    Thanks for your comment!! I’m a fashion stylist’s assistant but I like to call myself as the Fashion Assistant, assisting Stylist on shoots etc.

    You can watch the docummentary online:

    Great blog by the way!!! Love the Micheal Buble ‘Everything’ song, I have that as a ringtone.

  23. THE HOUSE OF STYLE permalink
    16 August 2008 8:51 pm

    ohwhoie how fabulous! Oscar de la renta’s design scream feminity,elegance and luxury! his dresses are to die for.

  24. Carrie permalink
    16 August 2008 9:31 pm

    Great blog! I’m glad you recommended that I check it out. Do you want to link up? I’ve already added you to mine…

  25. Emma permalink
    16 August 2008 9:35 pm

    that last purple dress is to die for gorgeous! i love your blog. we should trade links?!

  26. Modelizer permalink
    16 August 2008 10:40 pm

    Things have changed since I was a younger. Before ipods and podcasts I would sit on and study everything. Then burn all of the looks onto a CD, make a cover for it using all of the images in a tiny grid that would take forever in Paint, and that’s how I kept note of all of the shows.

    Your way is a lot easier. haha

  27. Arabelle permalink
    16 August 2008 11:02 pm

    epic epic post.

  28. chauss permalink
    16 August 2008 11:12 pm

    thnaks for visiting my blog. be happy to exchange links with you. 🙂

  29. HANNAH-ZOË permalink
    17 August 2008 3:45 am

    i would love to exchange links with you, thanks for the comment (;

  30. Mariane M. permalink
    17 August 2008 7:03 am

    i always thought oscar de la renta was too frilly and girly for me, but the last dress in this post is seriously gorgeous. i also tried on those snakeskin jimmy choos!! omg i almost died. i was so close to walking out the store with them on. wayyy out of my budget though.
    i linked you. xx

  31. Bargain Fashionista permalink
    17 August 2008 8:41 am

    that gown is gorgeous.
    you’re right!
    he rocks that fall colour palette!

  32. Fred The Mole permalink
    17 August 2008 8:50 am

    Thank you so much for your comment on Easy Fashion Paris !
    You are now in my blog-roll …
    Keep on blogging !

    Fred the Mole

  33. steph permalink
    17 August 2008 10:16 am

    Hey! I would love to exchange links 🙂 I completely agree with you btw. Oscar de la Renta is a genius and this collection was absolutely amazing. I also loved the use of colour and of course, his gowns never fail to disappoint!

  34. 5:32 In The Morning permalink
    19 August 2008 9:03 pm

    That last dress is just gorgeous!!

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