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Fashion File: Fall Resort Trends with Jacqueline Jax



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Join fashion designer and style editor, Jacqueline Jax as she breaks down the latest Fashion trends in resort wear for fall. Featuring a sneak preview of her latest Collection at JackiesBoutique.com.  Get style advise on what to wear now. Subscribe now for your daily dose of style from behind the scenes of the fashion world.
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Chanel 2011 Fall Winter Paris Couture Collection Preview


Hello Truffles Girls,
It’s that time again and what better fashion review to do for fall than Chanel – The little black dress, the tweed suit, the quilted leather handbag, and the first-ever designer perfume—these are just some of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s lasting contributions to fashion. Little did she know when she opened her small millinery shop in Paris in 1913 that she was laying the foundation for what would become one of the world’s most illustrious fashion houses in the world. Chanel quickly became the rage among upper-crust eager to don her modishly boyish dresses made of unfussy jersey.  In 1983, 12 years after Cocos passing, Karl Lagerfeld assumed creative control and the house was reborn into all its glory once again leaving us breathless year after year with fabulous creations that celebrate the magnificence of our iconic Coco.  So that brings us to the latest Chanel show for Fall 2011 in Paris. Lagerfeld recently acquired a full set of stills from 1927’s apocalyptic sci-fi classic Metropolis, signed by the film’s director Fritz Lang to its young star Brigitte Helm.  So I ask you, was it a sheer coincidence that there was a Metropolis feel to the set for his Paris Couture show? The backdrop for the presentation was right out of Lang’s mad scientist movie. The set was dark and glistening, like rain had just fallen. A perfect film noir atmosphere and Lagerfeld had the perfect script for it—Coco’s own life story- of coarse.. But, if the clothes themselves were any guide, he also wanted to preserve Coco’s mystery. The collection was dominated by shades of black, gray, and midnight blue with odd shots of fushia. Even when Lagerfeld used white, he defused it with a drizzle of dark beading or a shadowy veil or even a glittery black tank.  I was just crazy about the layered skirts that broke away from his usual slim knit silhouette. The rocker edged lace mixed with fingerless gloves and calf hugging boots. Karl may have cast a dark shadow over fall couture this year but he shows us that even dark times can be immensely seductive.

Xoxo,
Jacqueline Jax
Style EditorTodaysTruffles.com and Fashion Designer JackiesBoutique.com

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Learn how to wear couture, interpret the fashion trends and develop your own style from your own “How To Couture Girl” Jacqueline Jax. View the latest videos already released and subscribe to our show on Youtube/TodaysTruffles . Have a fashion question for Jax? Ask JAX now. (Click here)

**Many thanks to Apple and IK Multimedia for their support. This video was recorded using the iRig Mic, Iklip and Ipad2.


Falling Over For Thigh Highs


It’s not surprising that as the weather turns cooler, our toes go searching for a- little more coverage. But just when you thought that last years ankle boots were terribly cute,  the grand master designers are looking to keep our legs warm as well as the boots go knee and thigh high. To what do we owe this shocking extreme? To Fashion of coarse.. In the words of Coco Chanel herself, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ” … And I will definitely be happening in a pair of these boots this year. 🙂 Check out my top 5 favorites for Fall 2011.

Xoxo,
Jacqueline Jax
Style EditorTodaysTruffles.com and Fashion Designer JackiesBoutique.com
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Learn how to wear couture, interpret the fashion trends and develop your own style from your own “How To Couture Girl” Jacqueline Jax. View the latest videos already released and subscribe to our show on Youtube/TodaysTruffles . Have a fashion question for Jax? Ask JAX now. (Click here)


Roberto Cavalli 2012 Resort Trend Preview


Hello Truffles Girls,
I’m back with a beautiful runway collection that will surely inspire your fun, playful side. Famed fashion designer Roberto Cavalli shared his acid-toned print resort collection with us and I’m hear to bring you a sneek peak of what’s coming up for 2012. In case you haven’t seen the memo, influences from the 70’s and 80’s are back with multi coloured floral bouquet prints in monochromatic colors. Playful hues in lemon, lime, red, rose and royal left jaws dropping and some in tears. Tie-dye prints and acid washes on a wide variety of fabrics and skins, from chiffon and crepe de chine, to printed knits and  leathers set the mood for a collection with pieces for everyone. I also even saw a new and unusual leopard print. As if our eyes hadn’t had enough, hand painted ivory, red and black completed the show in true cavalla style demonstrating that a younger more casual approach was on his mind. For the jewelery, reflective fabric with crystals and pearls, created a new techno iridescence. Fine bone porcelain was used to make floral chokers and bracelets with hand painted gold leaf detailing further accentuated the floral motifs. The classic Cavalli serpent this time was made from tiny engraved gold flowers arranged to form the shape of the snake. So what can we take for our own personal style from the sneek peak of what’s to come? Well even if you tend to wear a lot of black, mixing in some of the beautiful colors by adding a bold top or skirt is what I recommend. If you are more fashion forward, definitely go for the print pants and don’t be afraid to play with romantic skirt lengths and flirty layers of ruffles as well. Lace touches are always a must have in any wardrobe any time of year and they are terrific layered under jackets and suits for fall and winter. As a rule, don’t mix to many different prints together but have fun mixing the new styles in with your wardrobe basics.
Xoxo,
Jacqueline Jax
Style EditorTodaysTruffles.com and Fashion Designer JackiesBoutique.com

 

Check out the latest video from the live show on AvALiveRadio.com .

Learn how to wear couture, interpret the fashion trends and develop your own style from your own “How To Couture Girl” Jacqueline Jax. View the latest videos already released and subscribe to our show on Youtube/TodaysTruffles . Have a fashion question for Jax? Ask JAX now. (Click here)

**Many thanks to Apple and IK Multimedia for their support. This video was recorded using the iRig Mic, Iklip and Ipad2.


Your “How To Couture Girl” Style Editor Jacqueline Jax


 

New video’s will be launching this week as we record the show live on AvALiveRadio.com . Learn how to wear couture, interpret the fashion trends and develop your own style from your “How To Couture Girl” Jacqueline Jax. (Style Editor TodaysTruffles.com and Fashion Designer JackiesBoutique.com ) View the latest views already released and subscribe to our show on Youtube/TodaysTruffles . Have a fashion question for Jax? Ask JAX now. (Click here)

**Many thanks to Apple and IK Multimedia for their support of my project. I will be using the iRig Mic, Iklip and Ipad2.


2012 Resort Preview: Oscar de la Renta’s Picasso


Resort 2012

High above 42nd Street in his new raw and unrenovated space, grand master of couture, Oscar D La Renta displayed his meticulously constructed Resort 2012 collection. With Picasso’s Cubist period as inspiration, the designs looked like they could’ve been lifted from a canvas or sculpture. We saw pieces that were beaded and embellished— just how his ladies like it. The artist’s Spanish roots were clearly celebrated in the collection’s matador jackets; high-waist, narrow-cut pants; embellished waists and pompom trim flamenco hats made of construction paper. If you thought the headgear was a bit over the top, a polka-dot evening dress was de la Renta at his best. And there was more where that came from. Flouncy gowns in shades of flamenco red, blossom pink, and vivid green hues will be lighting up dance floors come the holidays. So what can we attribute Oscars full of life collection?? Maybe it’s the new address.

Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor TodaysTruffles.com

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Editors Choice: Lace Espedrils, Summers hottest shoe


Let’s get one thing straight, you can never have too many pairs of shoes! Agreed? No matter what your style is—modern, retro, hippie chic or classic—having a personal collection of shoes is essential to a true Fashionista. I truthfully have an ever-expanding collection myself, but my latest fave is this amazing pair of espadrilles from Valentino. The lace heal is to die for. I even have the JackiesBoutique.com design room creating new versions in other colors.

What are you favorite shoes of the season?
Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor TodaysTruffles.com

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Truffle Fashion: Best Dressed at the Met


The celebrities were out in full force this weekend and we have our take on the best dressed women from the Costume Institute Gala at the Met, which celebrated the unveiling of the latest exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”

Tell us which look is your favorite….

Beautiful Spring Colors at The Met

Spring colors are everywhere and we are loving everything from the vivid yellows to the smokey shades.
Above: Zoë Saldana inYellow Calvin Klein Collection, Lara Stone in Red Calvin Klein Collection, and Madonna in Stella McCartney.

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Glitter is definitely in fashion and this stunning gown with jeweled nude bodice and black formal thigh high slit cocktail skirt says it all.
Also available by special order from Jackie’s Boutique Design Studio.

Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana

You would be wise to start collection your lace pieces now. Lace never goes out of style and is the new fashion accessory for the body.
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Renée Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

Bringing back the old Hollywood Glamor. Stunningly beautiful backless hand beaded gown of nude over nude.

Leave us a comment: What was your favorite “Met” celebrity look?

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Editors Choice: Spring Color Makeover


New Arrival: Pink Twist Top

Looking to makeover your wardrobe for spring? I have just the thing for you… Everyone needs a little color in their life and I’m encouraging you to wear your brightest most vivid hues. This is the time of year to celebrate the season of color. The newest arrivals at JackiesBoutique.com will take you everywhere you want to go- work, play and travel.

Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax

Style Editor Today’s Truffles & Fashion Designer Jackie’s Boutique

View all the new arrivals at : JackiesBoutique.com

Catch my show on www.AvALiveRadio.com this Sunday at 7pm eastern US time as I sit down with shop NBC channel Television host and the reigning Mrs. Minnesota United States, Wendi Russo.  Wendi enjoys coaching other women to success in pageantry and in life like Yasmine Ryback, (also on the show) the new Mrs. MN America 2011 who also placed top 6 at Mrs. America.  Topics: competing to win, secrets to success and beauty and fashion tips of the trade. What not to wear and how to prepare. Join us in our chat room during the show and submit your questions : http://jacquelinejax.com/contact/


Kate’s Wedding Reception Style


Kate's Reception Dress

Kate Middleton changed into a second wedding dress before the royal weddingreception at Buckingham Palace! Although not nearly as dramatic, she looked just as breathtaking in this white evening gown with a sparkling embellished belt also designed Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. I adore the little shrug that finishes just above her tiny waist. This has just the right balance for her shape. I actually have this Shrug in pink by Chanel and have worn it with everything from jeans to dress pants. The key is in the elegant minimal detail with only one embellishment on a monochromatic palette. Keep it simple and make sure that the shrug doesn’t finish to long or your look will go from polished to frumpy in a second.

Bravo Kate. I’m delighted with your style! You are the one to watch.

Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor Today’s Truffles and Fashion Designer www.JackiesBoutique.com


Behind the Scenes: Editors Choice for a Pink Wednesday


At Work

My schedule was crazy today. My morning was spent editing posts for www.TodaysTruffles.com (FYI: Did you see the cancer fighting banana Ice Cream?) , we were picking out some New Summer Swimsuit Selections that you haven’t seen yet, and we had to make some final adjustments on this beautiful new tropical print halter top that will be coming in for Summer. With so much to do, I needed to wear something comfy and I couldn’t wait to try on this delicately dramatic new pink halter from www.JackiesBoutique.com . The top will be released this week… Yea!– Of coarse I had to try it out so I could give you my honest opinion of how wearable the style is for day as well as night. I love… love… love it! The fabric is so petal soft and comfortable. Plus the color is a to-die-for pink. I paired it with my Michael Kors white jeans and sandles.

Tops Best features: ~ Braided halter accent on one shoulder ~ amazingly soft comfortable washable fabric ~ and awesome drape front with bias cut naturally ruching bodice.

Today's Truffles

This one will be coming along with me on my next vacation for sure.
Xoxo, Jacqueline
Fashion Designer & Style Editor for Today’s Truffles


Spring 2011 New York Fashion Preview


Donna Karan RTW NY 2011

Donna Karen makes a statement for Spring 2011 with a deconstructed jacket and long skirt. The dramatic approach to sexy. Love the color. Who doesn’t look good in this color?

DVF RTW 2011

Print pants are making a come back this Spring. Get ready to rock the new look. I’m thinking Florals.
DVF RTW

Marchesa RTW

Vintage lace in dramatic styles will step away from the usual into the unusual. But do you have what it takes to step with it?
Marchesa Spring New York 2011

Michael Kors RTW

All cinched up. A great way to make a waist, when there was none. The extended shoulders…Are they making a come back?
Michael Kors RTW New york Spring 2011

Ralph Lauren Spring

There is something to be said for a man who stays close to his roots. Ralph Lauren may not be setting trends but they still make clothes that make a woman feel feminine yet playful.
Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 NY RTW

Sophie Theallet Spring

The length may be longer than expected for spring but it’s the shoulders that are the big trend of the moment. Soft shoulder pads and carefully draped fabrics soften last seasons structured shapes.
Sophie Theallet RTW Spring 2011 NY

Oscar De Larenta Spring 2011

Oscar De Larenta…
Need I say more. Even when you didn’t think he could make a statement, he finds away to add color to a classic that even Audry would adore…

That’s why he is the master.