Sunday, November 20, 2011


Westbeth, West Village/NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Our college-aged nieces are obsessed with in "...I'm so obsessed with..."

And we thought about that at our first Forever 21 experience-at-a media preview-of the trend-on fashion label ---that we feel, we are one of the few people in our female caldera of Google+ circles-who have never been to the mass market chainstore. That of course-our nieces are OBSESSED WITH.


Plenty----for the Boho-chic, Rebel Yell Rocker chick, classic but modern, frilly feminine-girly, career gal needs an evening wardrobe without a change of clothes---etc.

The various versatile looks --- all strike our fancy-depending on the mood or occasion.

And as we noted in a chat with other attendees---at bargain prices where maybe-the top priced item-a leather jacket---will cost maybe $39.00.

Models/waitresses-wearing the Spring 2012 separates----

Versatile ----this coral pink blazer-can be dressed up or down (with jeans)--has nice lining-rolled up sleeves can show off an armful of bangles that stylists like to scoop up at Forever 21


Gentle draping-in bold and pale pink-a terrific example of dresses that can go from the office to a cocktail party with a switch of heels and jewelry

Another blazer-with black satin hem at the cuffs---could wear this just as easily with a fancy frock, tuxedo pants, denim ---or cropped pants like this pr gal did.

Japanese delicate-Asian prints=lovely -The Tea Room

Lady in red-exotic bohemian chiffon-we were surprised how well made this burn-out fabric was made and felt 

Asian inspired prints ---on a silky dress/tunic-belt it and wear with heels-or wear loose with piles of gold chains

Oversized metal cuffs-with stones are always best sellers


put this on=accessorized

Feminine-oversized blossoms-conjures up attire for a proper Victorian English afternoon tea

Military touches---for the girrrrrllllllssss on the go- Search and Destroy

Rebel Yell-denim/canvas for the Rocker

Utilitarian denim and solid canvas separates with edge-embellished with grommets, studs...
Top piece-this soft leather vest-diagonal bold zips, studded epaulets

who wears short shorts-everyone, these are adorable

Footwear-a play on the workboot-with denim, buckles-lug soles

Silver -modern solid pieces-that go with our entire black uniform

studded cuffs

Skinny distressed white jeans, cropped jean jackets, tee=weekend wardrobe

acid wash denim vest-instead of a cardigan

Even tough girls like a bit of lace----

Pin-up girl perfect, we thought of the 1940's chic of a Rita Hayworth....sheer polka top top, high waist silky shorts

Our fav looks belonged to this group of feminine frocks-with stylish vintage elements...exotic RETRO-and SIXTIES DOLL

Mermaid hem-silky exotic print

Cha-cha-cha-fitted polka dot frock-with rows of frills for sleeves 

Lacy peter pan collar over delicate polka dots-so pretty

Perfect pumps-stacked platform pink glitter outsoles bursting with blossoms

demure lace jabot---

patent leather cross body-structured-very Pierre Cardin-Pan Am

love this-floral buds on a polka lady-like blouse

ruffles----pale Salmon pink in a sheer fabric---dressy tops, or with a white tee and cute pumps-this skirt has many uses.

Forever 21 specialty-terrific bling to pile on

another terrific blazer-well lined=we think turning into a key piece for Spring 2012

Starry frock-delicate ruffled neckline-wear to work under a blazer, on weekends with a denim jacket, a night out with heels and bling-a work horse wardrobe

red wedges-cute

Patriotic separates