AHH…THE LETTER C: THE THIRD LETTER OF THE ENGLISH ALPHABET: NOW YOU ARE PROBABLY THINKING TO YOURSELF WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH APPRECIATION FOR THIS LETTER? THE REASON BEHIND ALL THIS “C” TALK IS BECAUSE MY FAVORITE “C” WORD RIGHT NOW IS CHRISTIAN AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIAN THE LION. I AM TALKING ABOUT FASHION DESIGNER CHRISTIAN SIRIANO. HIS SECOND COLLECTION FOR LANE BRYANT IS NOT ONLY A FALL MUST HAVE BUT IT IS FOR THE WOMAN WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO EMBRACE HER CURVES. NOW YOU “C” WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
During New York Fashion Week designer Christian Siriano launch his second collection For Lane Bryant. Where yours truly was given the opportunity to meet Mr.Siriano. My intentions was not only to meet the designer, but to explore his fall collection firsthand. I was curious on what styles, cuts, fabrics, patterns, and colors did Mr.Siriano used for his fall collection. Overall, what is extremely important to me is to understand a designers mindset and what they are trying to convey to the audience through their collection. That being said, CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FOR LANE BRYANT did not disappoint.
Here are my top picks by designer CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FOR LANE BRYANT! Where do I begin? In the first place, I truly appreciate that his fall collection starts with sizes 10 and up. Something that is rarely seen at Lane Bryant.The limited fall edition by designer Christian Siriano has something for everybody. Let’s begin with the Boucle Plaid Wrap Coat which gives the illusion of a thinner waistline. So no matter if you are average, petite or a plus size woman this coat has the ability to make you look thinner. Now I don’t know one FABULOUS person who will object to a smaller looking waistline. Now this is a fashion tip that any one who is ON THE GO could appreciate. Fashion should not be difficult. This Boucle Plaid Wrap Coat by Siriano has so much to offer. It creates shape, draws attention, and most importantly it can boost your confidence 0 to 100 real quick ( Much love Drake).
Another fall choice of mine is the Boucle Plaid Cape! That could best be describe as timeless and elegant. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and I know all my fashionistas will agree. One of the advantages of wearing the Boucle Plaid Cape is its versatility. You can utilize this piece in so many ways. For instance, the cape is removable and you have the option to wear it as a cape or vest which is brilliant.
Now for the fun the part. Let’s use our imagination for a second. I am going to style the model wearing the Boucle Plaid Cape differently from the photo that is seen. Instead of a black pencil skirt let’s add black leather leggings, let’s remove the shoes and put on some high heel biker boots, let’s lose the hat and the hair should be pulled back in a pony tail. Shades either or. The look transforms from classy to retro in a matter of seconds. You want to have fun with fashion without losing yourself. Siriano is brilliant for designing a removable cape that can be worn as a vest and using patterns such as plaid that you can dress up or down.
Thirdly, the Perforated Moto Jacket it’s so chic you could wear it anywhere from a date night or lunch with the girls (Perforated Moto Jacket is giving me Sex And The City vibes). This jacket has the right amount of edginess to it but it still manages to be classy at the same time. Biker chic that any woman could look Michael Jackson “BAD.” Mr. Siriano choice of a vibrant color for this particular jacket is very appealing which makes it a statement piece that will make your outfit pop. A pop of color is always a good fashion choice and it brings life to your outfit.
Finally, my favorite piece from the fall collection has to be the vest with the fur collar because when I think of fur I think of old hollywood Glam and I am all about GLAMOUR. Wearing this piece made me feel sexy, in control, and imperial. Moreover, the color choice is empowering to any woman who has a goal in life. The blue vest as the base and solid counters well with the black fur. You can also simplify the vest by removing the fur. This is how the vest was designed. Fur or no fur, Siriano leaves that decision to you.
To sum up, it is not easy to grow up into a woman but wearing the right designer could give any woman the confidence to discover who she wants to be in life. Nevertheless, I am not saying that confidence is built on what we wear but what we wear is a way to express ourselves. Confidence can not be manufactured but fashion gives us the ability to show off our confidence from the inside out.
These are my fall essentials that every fabulous person should have in their wardrobe. Like I mention before, there is something for everybody in this collection. No matter what kind of personality you might have or your sense of style. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FOR LANE BRYANT manages to give us something we all can work with. It is no secret that Siriano designs for the curvy women. This is one reason why we all love him. Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, Sabina, and Georgia Pratt are a few of many that came out to support his fall collection For Lane Bryant. And I am happy to say that your Blogger/Journalist Rachel Ulloa also came out to support designer Christian Siriano. I did not only want to support Siriano’s fall collection but most importantly I came out to support the person who understands and embraces the beauty of a woman at any size and this is why I appreciate you as a person then as a designer.
Until next time Rachel Ulloa is ON THE GO!
A special thanks to the designer himself Christian Siriano and to his other half Brad Walsh, Lane Bryant, Agentry PR, and everyone that was part of this fabulous event. Photo Credit of Models wearing designer Christian Siriano belongs to: Lane Bryant.