Seraphic Secret likes to follow trends in fashion. Our mission is to ignore the slutwear that parades as cutting edge design and focus instead on beautifully tailored outfits that are both flattering, ladylike, and modest.
As always, we do not highlight pant suits; they are a crime against femininity.
We are happy to report that the most interesting trend for Spring RTW ’13 is a refinement of the classic feminine silhouette. Overpowering volume and migraine-inducing patterns are, for the most part, absent; a good thing if you’re over 20 years-old and weigh more than a stalk of wheat. Instead, the best designers focus on clean lines that can be worn by actual female human beings.
The best outfits are a welcome flashback to the crisp glamour of Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedrin, Eva Marie Saint and Sophia Loren.
Monique Lhuillier serves up a hot cocktail dress that is perfect for a cool Hitchcock blonde. The pockets are for hiding a pistol.
Carolina Herrera works wonders with pleated silk, offering fluid movement and flattering proportions.
When Karen and I watch Project Runway, the evening’s highlights are not the clothing, but the zingers Michael Kors unleashes. The Kors customer likes to quietly strut her stuff. In this collection, Kors emphasizes “geometric glamour.”
The best of the Calvin Klein collection emphasizes the layering of light-as-air fabrics: laser cut black mesh over white silk, which produces a cinematic opitical vibration.
Temperley London, Kate and Pippa Middleton’s go-to designer, gorged on 50′s Sophia Loren movies, and comes up with an updated glam look. No Italian Neorealism here, thank goodness.
Ann Romney delivered her RNC speech in a lovely Oscar de la Renta number. Nobody outfits uptown swans better than ODLR. The godfather of NY fashion consistently delivers understated elegance and this season is no exception.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and fashionable Shabbat.