Departing from last season's soft black and white palette, Jill Stuart opted for richly satuarated colors, bold colorblocking and glittery metallics for her Fall 2011 collection presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. There were prints, too, featuring lovely woodland creatures such as owls and foxes (Stuart drew inspiration from Heidi Specker's photos of the Black Forest in Germany), Bambi furs, chunky knits and lots of leather. I was drawn most to the autumnal greens, oranges and reds that looked so vibrant on the runway, and the festive party dresses. Accessories ranged from structured ladylike bags to fanny packs (Twitter was instantly abuzz because of those love 'em or hate 'em pouches - I liked them.) The boots were also gorgeous as were the towering oxford heels and wedges. I left feeling inspired by the magic. Check out a few of the photos I snapped during the show for a slightly different perspective.
Guests of the show were gifted one Lip Jewel and one Jelly Eye Color from Jill Stuart's makeup line. Tweet "Hey @budgetbabe! I want to win Jill Stuart makeup!" by 5 pm today 3/2/2011 and I'll pick one person to give the makeup to. Update: Congrats to our winner, @jamcakeliz!