For her first show at the Theater, Lincoln Center’s largest venue, Rebecca Minkoff‘s Fall 2011 collection proved that she is a connoisseur of coolness. Inspired by former model Charlotte Kemp, Minkoff created a collection that embodied the spirit of a sexy, glamorous, rocker, bohemian girl, way too cool for her own good. A combination of hard-edge rock and glamour girl styles, the collection is both covetable and completely wearable.
In a style she calls “urban gypsy”, Minkoff combines the hard and soft aspects of her collection: the contrasting styles symbolized by leather and tweed versus chiffon, sequins, fur, and delicate lace; and the skinny jeans, leggings, chunky sweaters, leather shorts, versus long flowy skirts and dresses, fitted blazers, body con dresses, and trench coats. There isn’t any question that I could see myself walking down the street in almost all of these outfits… if I were cooler you might even see me in those lace leggings and leotards, but for now I’ll leave that to all the Gaga and Single Ladies fans out there.
My favorite look — and it is not even close — was the leopard print jumpsuit. Although leopard has been around for quite a few seasons now, I just can’t get enough of it and thankfully neither can Minkoff because this leopard jumpsuit just oozes coolness. There is no doubt that this jumpsuit would make anyone too cool for school!
If you’re like me and can’t wait to let your inner chic rocker bohemian gypsy out, read on for some super cool Rebecca Minkoff-inspired outfits! [continue reading…]