#NYFW: Christian Siriano Fall 2013 (PLUS His Glamazing Boots For Payless!)

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I love artists. Like true, passionate, inspired artsy-fartsy folk. I grew up around them (both my parents are artists), I serial date them (It’s a problem…like if you’re attracted to me in any way, you must be a painter/musician/writer by default!) and I write about them for a living.

My favorite part about following artists is seeing them evolve and that’s why I love Christian Siriano. His evolution from “Project Runway” contestant to critically-acclaimed and commercially successful designer has been so amazing to watch! Every season, his point-of-view is stronger and more defined and he learns to pay better attention to the consumer (one of his challenges during the “Project Runway” run).

It’s not easy to be as creative as Christian is and still be wearable and practical enough to do well in the market. I’m proud to say his latest collection truly nails it!

Here are the deets:

Inspiration: Christian Siriano took his cue from “the golden age of the Russian opera,” which translated in his “sophisticated shapes, gilded and embossed fabrications and deep jewel-toned colors.” The collection was truly opulent and regal, earmarked for women who like to feel glamorous.

There was also hints of military details in the outerwear and shoes, which Siriano describes as “regal and royal with a 1880s influence, but modern and powerful for today’s sexy woman.”

Key Pieces: Embossed Jacquard Pants and Skirts, Moto Jackets with Faux Shearling Collars, Gold Brocade Sheaths, Metallic A-Line cocktail dresses, Gold Python Velvet Gowns, Peplum tops, Gold Lame Pailette Evening Coats.

The crowd literally gasped when a gold beaded mesh illusion gown closed the show complete with a shrouded veil. Christian knows how to bring the drama!

Who I Could See Wearing The Collection: Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Christina Hendricks, Christina Ricci, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks.

Check out more of the collection below:

And the shoes I lurve:

What do you think of the line, Glamazons?


Glamazon Jessica

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