Sunday, September 1, 2013

Game Changing Fashion

Ahh… it’s that time of the year when all sports are almost in play!  MLB on its 135-ish game…how many more to go?  NFL season opener in less than a week, I’m excited to be a couch potato again on Sundays and Monday nights…oh and Thursday nights too =) Rooting for the Da Bears of course! NHL starts in about a month, though it seems like I was just celebrating Blackhawks championship. NBA in a couple of months, but who cares, it’s rigged anyway, right? For now, I am enjoying US Open Tennis.   Past the 3rd Round, I look forward to seeing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finally meeting in the center court of Flushing Meadows.  

But who are the real power players this year, fashionably speaking...

Japan brand Uniqlo dressed the world's number 1 player, Novak Djokovic in an edgy high-octane red and black combination for night matches. I like the edginess of this outfit parallel to Novak’s strong passion and personality on court.

Novak Djokovic photo by

The loudest ensemble is by no less than Venus Williams, between the bright floral printed dress by her own line Eleven, her pink and purple braided hair, bedazzled nails and a huge statement ring.  Individually, I like the pieces, but together the style is all too over powering.

Venus Williams photos by USA Today

Always charming and looking polished as his game is Roger Federer in his Nike daytime game outfit.  Simply classic in blue and white! I wonder if his friend and style adviser, Anna Wintour weighs in on what he wears on court. Anyway, I hope this grand slam event yields him a lower number than #7 going in.

Roger Federer photo by CNN

And then there’s Stella McCartney’s design for Adidas sporting unpopular geometric patterns and confusing cutout on former top seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

Caroline Wozniacki photo by Getty Images

What do you think? Leave a comment.

There’s color blocking on some women’s attires, some more pleasing than others. But I didn’t see anyone wear skimpy outfits as controversial as Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance. Overall, there’s no game changing pieces this year. Click the links to see what others count as fashion aces and faults

Speaking of change, this one is big…

For the first time in 70 years, a plus size high-end clothing brand in sizes 12-24, Cabiria, will debut its label on New York Fashion Week’s runway at the Lincoln Center on September 6th.   Kudos to Eden Miller, creative designer of Cabiria, for such feat.  This is a huge milestone not just for her and her line but also for the fashion industry as a whole.  The days of size double zero models feasting on cotton balls dipped in orange juice may soon come to end as there’s a new future ahead. 

Remember my blog "Does Size Matter?" I hope that the major fashion weeks will be a level playing field inclusive of all size designers someday.

Visit my new Facebook Page: “Chasing Sheila” for New York Fashion Week’s schedule and list of designers.  Remember most of them do live streaming!

Don’t miss out! Get your FASH on for the New York Fashion Week. Happy streaming!


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