NYFW Report AW'12: Day One

February 10
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This season, I will be missing NYFW but luckily,‘s Editorial Director will be covering NYFW daily for Myfashdiary! For more on Melissa Libeling-Goldberg, see below!

With the temperatures set to plummet below freezing this weekend in NYC, there’s no better time to dream of next fall’s wardrobe! So, as much as I try and keep an objective eye towards the runways and think of what all of our fabulous members would like to be wearing, I can’t help but stock my fantasy closet in my own head.

Today I fell in love with the printed dresses at Costello Tagliapietra. Every season, I swoon at the masterful draping and the feminine shape of the duo’s dresses, but this time, I really responded to their florals, which almost had a coral reef feeling to them. All you need to add are black pumps and a great bag, and your outfit is done. (I must say, their two-tone pumps shown with the dresses were awfully tempting too).

The colour block coats at BCBG Max Azria looked fresh – the mixed fabrics made them funky enough to stand out in the coat closet but the tight neutral palette kept them wearable. I loved all the black-based colorblock dresses as well. It’s a trend that I’ve been firmly embracing for months, and I’m thrilled to see it sticking around for another season.

Richard Chai Love had a section of gray stripes that really sang. The sharp tailoring of the pieces lent graphic appeal as well as flattered the shape of anyone wearing them. I would like to sign up for the dress with the navy, belted mid-section as soon as possible. Consider the waitlist kicked off on that piece. I also loved his dark and moody floral pieces – maybe with all the Snow White movies coming out, the dark red rose will have its moment in the sun again.

One trend that I’m going to sit out? Furry purses. As a purse with a green Mohawk that many a 80s anarchist would be proud of made its way down the runway, my seatmate turned to me and mumbled, “My, that’s a major purse.” I’ll just stick to my Giles & Brother safety pin earrings.

Melissa comes to Gilt from and where she began as Senior Editor and rose to Style Director. Prior to her time at People, Melissa held positions with Teen Vogue as the Associate Beauty Editor and the New York Post as the ShopWatch Columnist and features contributor. Before transferring to the fashion editorial side, Melissa had worked on the photo desks of the New York Post, Seed and New York Magazine. An entrepreneur, Melissa has also launched two women’s collections – ASP, a women’s designer clothing boutique and label, and E. 9th Jewelry, a line of Lucite and cameo jewellery. Melissa was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, MO where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major BFA in Photography and English Literature.