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Jill Stuart Fall 2011

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!

Photo credit: First image at top via, all the rest by The Budget Babe
I looove those colors! So bright and vibrant! I cant wait for fall!!!
#1 Brynn (Homepage) on 2011-03-02 13:19 (Reply)
I think the euphemism 'belt bag' makes the pouches more acceptable XD I love them actually, they're really convenient on day hikes or amusement parks to carry your keys/phone without looking like a geriatric citizen. I bought a really nice one on sale at UO a couple of years ago.

How adorable is that fox print? So whimsical.
#2 sobriquet on 2011-03-02 14:29 (Reply)
Oh my I love the retro style. I'd so rock those dresses. I hope to see a lot more retro inspired styles in the stores this season.
#3 Lynell (Homepage) on 2011-03-02 15:05 (Reply)
Jill is on top of her game for this coming Fall, I'm going to watch this collection on style or youtube right now
#4 budget chic (Homepage) on 2011-03-06 23:27 (Reply)
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