12 February 2009

Is Mrs O dressing on a budget...?

Michelle Obama 

A pared-down New York Fashion Week starts tomorrow. And with parties cancelled, small presentations replacing shows and even Marc Jacobs slashing his invite list, the designers' focus is all about how to dress for now - on a budget. Even Maria Pinto, whose designs are beloved by America's First Lady, is getting in on the action. Here's a couple of New York's finest sharing their tips.

Catherine Malandrino: ‘Use an accent of shocking pink around the neck.'

Charlotte Ronson: ‘Black. It's safe for all seasons.'

Nanette Lepore: ‘Be creative with what you have in your closet. Use Ebony as a base colour and layer it with the colours of the season like Amber and Violet.'

Maria Pinto: ‘I recommend investing in colourful items that will make your old things look new again, whether it is a great wrap in Absinthe cut chiffon or a gorgeous Geranium tweed jacket.'

Guess we know what Mrs O will be doing after her $500 a yard spend then. Should the White House ever be struck down by economic woes of course. [WWD]


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