words/images Judith Ecochard
Our college-aged nieces are obsessed with obsession...as 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|
|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|