Jill Stuart, like many designers, has been known to name her bags after models. So far, she's made The Gemma, The Freja, and even a Calista (ok, maybe they're not all models.) But now, she's doing it with shirts, too. Witnessed this weekend while shopping: a few different blouses all named The Behati, also seen on Bluefly, at left. And there you have it. But we think we would have preferred a super skinny clutch.
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Jill Stuart Fall 2012: Inspired by Moody Rocker Girls and The Designer on ID'ing Models
The neophyte Hollywood starlets (and tartlets) tend to make a strong showing in the Jill Stuart front row, but the guest list proved a bit eclectic this time around. Kelly Bensimon and Olivia Palermo filled the reality show alum category and Twilight’s Nikki Reed was the real Hollywood starlet, not that it mattered anyway because the paparazzi's attention was focused on the wide receiver of the Superbowl-winning New York Giants, Ramses Barden (and yes, I had to Google that). When the flashbulb frenzy finally subsided and the lights went down, Jill Stuart went the opposite of her pastel theme for spring. For autumn, she went with a darker, retro rocker girl inspired palette, heavy on moody blacks with softer navy and deep wine shades mixed in for some kicks. The silhouettes were long and lean for trousers and flippy and above the knee for skirting (sometimes with wide knife-pleating). Textures included intricate gold leaf embroidery on an inky black canvas, sleek merlot-hued leather, gleaming digital patterned silks and strategically-placed sheer black chiffon and lacey panels. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up seeing one of the beautiful flapper-reminiscent sheer dresses with delicate silver sequined designs on a young starlet on the red carpet (or maybe a footballer’s girlfriend/wife?), Afterwards, I caught up with Jill Stuart herself to hear what she had to say about her fall 2012 collection and the runway show.