to wear this season? I know I am. Want to know what is smoking hot and
what should just be smoking because it needs to be burned? If you
attended Montclair’s A FASHIONable Night Out you got a peek at the hot looks our local stores featured on the catwalk.
Trend setters, label whores, fashionistas, the fashion po-po,
fash-hos, swaggers, baggers and the fierce ones, all terms for the well
heeled and all terms that I would like to stick my fork in, and call
them done (all but fash-ho I just made that one up).
My mother claimed that I had a gift for knowing what would be in
style before anything hit runway or rack. Cutting up my clothes and
begging my mom to sew them back together to match the vision in my head,
I was a total pain in the arse. I am still a fashion junkie raising a
mini junkie. I cried tears of joy the day my 10 year old announced she
thought the clothes in Justice, the pre-tween mall “it” store, were
just ugly. That’s my girl.
Here are the top choices from some of our fashionable local stores for Fall/Winter fashion trends:
For the ladies: This fall the store will be carrying all sorts of
short boots, ankle to mid calf, lots of great styles and some with a
slight western flair. They will also start carrying Dr. Martens lace up
boots in great colors and patterns for the younger crowd.
For the gents- Perennial “chukka boots,” which are lace up ankle
high shoes that have been around since the forties in a tan suede that
was called the “desert boot” and was popular with the beats, especially
Kerouac. What’s different now is they come in black and brown leather
and can be worn with suits for business, according to a big article in
this month’s GQ magazine. They will have them in a beautiful soft black
leather and in blue suede of course.
Colors such as winter white and army green as well as various prints from tweed, houndstooth, and leopard.
Military-inspired looks, infusing leather into an outfit, color-blocking, layering, and mixing textures are on trend.
A statement outwear piece with fur and leather details completes any look.
kicked off A FASHIONable Night Out with a bang or more like a kaboom as
a huge storm moved through. The Montclair Center Fashion Show was
originally scheduled to take place on Church Street was moved inside to
the Clearview/Clairidge Lobby. Local stores put together fantastic
fall/winter 2013 looks and the models hit the catwalk.
The Young Girls Show, Afro Pin Up Fashion Show and Sofistafunk Fall Preview events were moved to Friday night in front of Atelier where
chairs and a red carpet were set up on sidewalk. The children were
adorable the designs were fantastic but Tywan Bynum, an MSU dance major,
stole the show. Tywan worked the carpet and performed the full Beyonce to both Crazy in Love and All of the Single Ladies. And let me tell you that baby boy worked his Uh-uh-oh
for a good six minutes! As my daughter and I watched wide-eyed, he
owned South Fullerton Ave., with everyone standing up and clapping
Such a wonderful event — I wished it continued all weekend. Do you hear me Luther Flurry? Thanks to owner Rob Greco of Atelier, the Montclair BID and all of the stores that participated in this wonderful event.
This season I am crazy in love with miss-cut shirts, tiny bits of black
and white prints layered, furry hand bags and thick thigh-high stockings
with high boots and shorty shorts. Burn it:
Geometric dresses that make people dizzy
Wearing all black
Bling on 98% of all women’s clothing
Big ugly bags filled with “but I can’t leave home without 198 things” yes—- you can
What do think is smoking and what would you like to see smoked this season?