The 70s trend isn’t going to stop any time soon—and I’m certainly okay with that—but it’s refreshing to see high-waisted flares and fringed vests replaced with sequined minis and floor-sweeping gowns with dangerously high slits. The rich, slightly Gothic color scheme of plum, forest green and black makes the styles transition into fall effortlessly. Leila Shams, my new fashion hero, has given me a way to look glamorous and completely bad-ass at the same time.
Fashion Week 2011: Leila Shams
(Photos by Briana Fahey)