Runway to Real Way

Runway to Real Way
Tuesday, September, 01, 2009 While pondering the perfect way to showcase fall's most important pieces, we went through countless editorial concepts and considered many different models. But no matter how swell an idea sounded or what wonderful girl could be cast, at the end of the day, nothing felt quite right. We agreed that it was imperative to create a story with a fun and fabulously inspirational spirit, but were stumped about the best way to achieve that effect.

Suddenly, an epiphany struck: we'd spotlight the tastemakers and trendsetters who are responsible for our favorite blogs! These fashion enthusiasts¬--Geri of Because I'm Addicted, Karla of Karla's Closet, Krystal of What Is Reality Anyway? and The Stylish Wanderer (who prefers to remain unnamed)¬--demonstrate their mastery of the latest looks on a daily basis, so wouldn't it be intriguing to see how they translate key runway trends into real-life ensembles? With that one direction in mind, we asked this fantastic foursome to raid the WhoWhatWear.com fashion closet and put together some on-trend outfits for everyone's viewing pleasure. We couldn't be more pleased with the results, which offer an ideal introduction to a stylish new season. Do enjoy, and don't be surprised if these gorgeous images spark a wardrobe idea or twelve...


Photographer: Justin Coit; Creative Director: Katherine Power; Style Director: Angela Fink; Assistant Style Director: Nikki Tavdi: Hair: Scott Cunha; Makeup: Anthony Nguyen; Models: Geri, Karla, Krystal, The Stylish Wanderer; Location courtesy of Room 106.

Shop The Spreads

Look 1:
(Geri) Alexander Wang Denim Leather Jacket with Terry ($1285), Torn by Ronny Kobo Jayne Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Shoulder Pads ($143), Alexander Wang Spongy Silk Crepe Fitted Top ($355), Brian Lichtenberg Brianel Graffiti Leggings ($119), Jimmy Choo Jedi Boot ($1395), Ben-Amun Austrian Crystal Double Strand Clip Earrings ($220, 212.944.6480), Nasty Gal Heavy Metal Stud Cuff ($52), Fallon Slater Mixed Necklace ($200), bebe London Bangle ($34, 877.232.3777), Kimberly Baker Cordelia Cuff ($725), Essie Nail Polish ($8) in National Velvet.

(Karla) Marc Jacobs Aqua Bonded Filigree Lame Velvet Fitted Long Sleeve Peplum Jacket ($1800), Silence & Noise High Waisted Harem Pant ($58), Marc Jacobs Oversized Shield Sunglasses ($495, 323.653.5100), Jenny Dayco Silver Gem and Black Diamond Plastic Gem Collar Necklace ($110), Topshop Ashish Peep Toe Wedge ($290).

(Krystal) H&M Striped T ($15), Tracey Reese Embellished Blazer icon ($495) in black, Topshop Sequin Harem Pant ($310), Bakers Sweety Pump ($80), Aldo Haddrodd ($15) in black, Lia Sophia Cat's Eye Stone Ring ($125).

(The Stylish Wanderer) Monrow Marylin T-Shirt ($106), Plastic Island Julia Skirt ($136, 212.749.0900), Battalion Emerson Blazer ($275), Polka Dot Pantyhose ($11), Victor Osborne Asian Hat ($350, 212.677.6254), Jeffrey Campbell Stud Creeper Flats with Munk Unit Bottom ($140), Dannijo Wilhelmina Necklace ($318).

Look 2:
(Geri) Hervé Léger by Max Azria Bronze Bandage Dress with Metal-Plate Applique ($7200), bebe Fabric Tassel Earrings ($39), Doori for BE&D Black Zipper Purse ($1395), MAC Lipstick ($14) in MAC Red.

(Karla) Sally Tseng Beau Blazer ($352), Sauce Bow Tank ($60), Ashish Sequin Leopard Jogger ($900), Jenni Kayne Black Hi Cut Sandal ($395), Gorjana Acacia Ring ($55), Jenny Dayco Black Two Triangle Earrings ($37), Kenneth Jay Lane Ring ($88) in Black & Coral, Gorjana Kensington Ring ($70) in Gold, Laruicci Sun Goddess Necklace ($175), shu uemura 'Rouge Unlimited' Crystal Shine Collection ($23) in Beige 950 S.

Look 3:
Milly Victoria Ivy Blouse ($303), A.L.C. Skinny Leather Pants ($795), Joie White Alpaca Vest ($399, 310.895.5455), Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Sandals ($551), 3.1 Phillip Lim Yana Belt ($395, 310.273.9900), Juicy Couture Filigree Ring ($98), Gerard Yosca Royal Flash Rain Drop Earring with Black Stone ($250, 212.302.4349), MAC MAC Viva Glam Lipstick ($14) in VI.

Look 4:
Cynthia Rowley Golden Era Dress ($420), Forever 21 Lace Corset Top ($18), DKNY Fishnet Tights ($13), Tuleste Market Short Bib Necklace ($375), Gemma Redux Fully Necklace ($612), Lena Wald Small Spike Earrings ($242), Aldo Efron Ring ($25), MAC Lipstick ($14) in Lovelorn, Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer ($20) in Stromboli.

Look 5:
(Krystal) Lucky 13 Pleather Bandeau Top ($72), H&M Blazer ($50), Adam Micro-Floral Print Pleated Pant ($325), Wolford Polka Stay-up Thigh Highs ($68), Aldo Bognar Necklace ($18).

(The Stylish Wanderer) Cynthia Rowley Wear It Now Tulle Dress ($375), Jen Kao Giant Tank with Sequins ($1038) in black, bebe Metallic Luster Moto Jacket ($119), Laruicci Megawatt Ring ($208), Gorjana Graham Leather Wrap Bracelet with Studs ($55).

Look 6:
(The Stylish Wanderer) Manoush Sequin Dress ($600, 310.895.5455), American Apparel BERETC Unisex Cotton Beret ($20), Circa Sixty Three Peace Earrings ($75), Forever 21 Dainty Bow Ring ($7), Lia Sophia Matte Gold Stair Step Ring ($150), MAC Lipstick ($14) in Russian Red.

(Karla) Tony Cohen Purple Mesh Top ($375), bebe Lace Up Strapless Dress ($149), Dannijo Presley Necklace ($715), Erickson Beamon Chrysler Necklace ($1228), Made Her Think Talon Knuckle Buster Ring ($110), Made Her Think Spike Rhinestone Necklace ($465).

(Krystal) Pudel Long Shirt ($230), Rebecca Taylor Faux Fur Coat ($385), bebe Lace Front Legging ($129), Forever 21 Polished Round Stud Belt ($9), Urban Outfitters Chainlink Slouchy Beanie ($28), Ben-Amun Austrian Crystal and Jet Bead Pewter Necklace ($395), Rachel Leigh Gumball Ring ($68) in Caramel, Juicy Couture Rock & Royalty Drama Ring in Black ($118) in black, MAC Lipstick ($14) in Ruby Woo.

(Geri) Alexander Wang Jacket with Leather Belt ($830), Gemma Bianca Skirt ($120, 323.932.5686), 3.1 Phillip Lim Grosgrain Belt ($350).

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