The show only happened a few hours ago, and the web is already buzzing with rave reviews for the new Spring 2012 line of L.A.M.B. We put together this post to put together some of the best ones.
Style — Incredibly long lines weaved through the Lincoln Center filled with die-hard Gwen Stefani fans (we were one of them, obvs) patiently awaiting a glimpse at her spring 2012 L.A.M.B. collection. When we finally made it inside, we were greeted with around 15 looks that reminded us of Gwen’s signature styleâ€”lots of loud prints, comfy jumpsuits, and super short minis (but sadly Ms. Stefani herself wasn’t there). Gwen is literally the QUEEN of making one-piece ensembles look fabulous, so it’s no surprise she created a few springy streetwear-inspired options for the coming season. She plastered cargo pockets on the front and sides of a pair of drop crotch printed jumpsuits giving them a chic military vibe. She finished the look with a few gold chains and KILLER platform shoes (don’t worry, we’ll get to those bad boys later!). Gwen also used a bold black and white tribal print throughout a few of her piecesâ€”a flouncy mini skirt (seen above), a collared shift dress, and a one-shouldered maxi dress (with zipper detail around the arm openings!). And as, um, self-declared leopard print addicts, we immediately fell in love with her fiery print tank and matching harem pants ensemble. We can’t think of anywhere we WOULDN’T wear this outfit. MEOW.
*GASP* The shoes! Gwen is known for always making to-die-for kicks, and this season was no different! We saw tons of strappy platforms and wedges we’d want to get our paws on. Our favorite pair HAS to be the cerulean blue buckled platforms that instantly add edge to any ensemble, but we can’t ignore the strappy black wedges that would go with literally everything in our wardrobe. Also, peep the top photo for a glance at her fierce red stilettos. Gimme.
And, of course, the most OBVIOUS part of these looks was that uh-mazing sky-high hair! We loved this particular model’s ‘do that mixed both blonde and black strands, but kept a few pieces free for a decidedly softer look. The darkened eyebrows and dramatic cat eye are nothing new for Gwen, in fact, we’ve seen almost this EXACT beauty look before on Ms. Stefani herself! The jewelry was filled with thick, gold statement necklaces with a tribal feel and tons of bangles that we’d stack on each arm.
– Fasion Etc.
– New York Post
– USA Today
– Purse Blog
– Style Wylde
– Style (Gwen describes the collection as it came from her “dream closet”)
– Wall Street Journal
– Shoe Wawa (More on the shoes)
– People Style Watch