Monday, 28 February 2011

Oscars best dressed

Mila Kunis in Elle Saab. Perfect dress, perfect colour, really dreamy too. Mila looks perfect in it.

Florence Welch in Valentino couture. I'm not a Florence fan at all but this dress is lovely, the tiers start at just the right place and fits perfectly around her upper half, gorgeous.

Hailee Seinfeld in Marchesa. A little bit prom dress but she is 14 so it works just fine and once again Hailee gets a delightful little designer number, so jealous.

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott. Such a beautiful colour which really works with Amy's skin tone.

James Franco in Gucci and Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Couture. Anne had a few dresses for the Oscars last night but this my favourite and I love this picture. Franco is such a cutie.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy couture. Probably my favourite look of the Oscars, Cate Blanchett always looks so effortless, she is stunning.


Images taken from: Style.com

Friday, 25 February 2011

Etro

Etro

A mish mash collection where anything goes whether it be brown plaid or electric blue trousers, tribal prints were made digital and featured on everything from dresses and peeking out from underneath black sports jackets. Heavily textured knits were draped over bodies, fringed blanket cardigans wrapped around models and cinched in at the waist with leather belts with metal detailing.

Detail was key in this collection including a coin embellished coats and fur featured heavily around the neckline. Bright colours were pared down with neutral shades of creams and soft browns and lamé was used for trousers and dresses in black, bright blues and luxurious gold and slivers.

The collection used its tribal influence to just the right level and when mixed with tougher elements it works perfectly without looking too boho.

Images taken from: Style.com

ASOS SS11


The new ASOS lookbook is very fresh, it's always nice to see stuff during fashion week that you can actually afford and not just dream of. The floppy hat in the first photo is so perfect and the search for the 'one' just might be over.

Images taken from: StyleCaster.com

Thursday, 24 February 2011

NME awards

Juliette Lewis in an outfit that shouldn't work but it's Juliette Lewis so it does.

Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane, so what if others have worn it the Chung wears it well.

Alexa Chung, again in Christopher Kane but at the afterparty and she looks so cute in this photo.

After tweeting he was gonna turn up in a giant egg I'm kinda disappointed in Frank Turner, however he is a total babe so I'll let him off.

N.B. Sorry for the double Alexa but finding best dressed at the NME awards was hard because 1. Nowhere seems to have good photos and 2. Not many people dressed well.


Images taken from: NME and Grazia

No. 21 Review

No. 21, Fall 2011, MFW


This collection had an androgynous silhouette softened up with the use of feminine colours and textures. Tailored trousers were teamed with shirts buttoned up to the neck in pastel tones of yellow and peach, the colours and feel gave more of a nod to a spring collection rather than a fall one, the heavy jumpers and pastel furs being the only thing bringing it all back together as a fall collection.

Many of the pieces appeared to have been sprinkled in gold flecks, including jumpers and a dressing gown style wrap coat and peachy feathers peaked out of the bottom of a boxed shoulder white knee length coat. Lace in a range of colours was also used from white lace straight legged trousers to a pink lace dress that had a boxy top and was fitted around the skirt.

The two plunge front dresses towards the start seemed out of place amongst the subtle feminine feel to the rest of the collection and to me, ruins the class the collection holds without them.


Images taken from: Style.com

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Gucci

Fall 2011, MFW




Love the colours and the sheer maxi dresses. Part 1940s, part 70s and a lot of fur with great tailored pieces.

What was with the snake skin though? Some pieces just screamed tacky and although I'm not a huge Gucci fan, so many things were wrong towards the middle of the collection. It just seemed a bit flung together.

Images taken from: Style.com

Aquascutum

Fall 2011, LFW.




There was a lot of pressure on Joanna Sykes to get her first collection for Aquascutum right and Samantha Cameron sitting front row wouldn’t have exactly eased that pressure.

Luckily she did get it right and the collection was a huge success, sticking to Aquascutum traditional styles with a modern infusion Sykes clearly knew what was needed to give the label a new lease of life. The perfect tailoring that is key to the label was still present in the collection, with bright oranges and dusky blues mixed in for a modern take on the historic label. Layering was also an important factor in the collection, clearly perfect for English ever changing weather.

Sykes also proved she knew how to do outerwear in the Aquascutum way and it proved to be the most successful element of the collection. The outerwear ranged from tailored coats and trenches to parkas and padded gilets that were layered over the tailored coats.


Images from: Style.com

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Girl crushing

Clemence Poesy is such a darling





Images taken from: whowhatwear, Paris Vogue, twigandbone.blogspot.com, harpers bazaar and Life.

Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald, Fall 2011, LFW


There was a gothic feel to this collection, with lots of black and moody models with poker straight hair. Clothing was heavy and rich in texture, wools and chiffons were distressed whilst luxurious fur was wrapped up high upon the model’s necks.

The collection also contained pastel and gold toned ball gown style dresses which were embroidered and voluminous continuing the gothic feel throughout the collection but in a much softer way and more accessible way, perhaps they will be seen on the red carpet soon. Macdonald explained that his collection was inspired by a girl living the Scottish highlands who longs to run away and unleash her inner rock chick. Julien Macdonald proves that fantasy collections don’t have to be limited to Haute Couture.

Beautiful

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Woof

Topshop Unique, Fall 2011, LFW



Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil, if she doesn't scare you no evil thing will. To see her is to take a sudden chill Cruella, Cruella De Vil.

If any of you are thinking of buying something from this collection I’d also think about where to hide from Ms De Vil, as Topshop Unique has taken inspiration from her favourite furry creature- the Dalmatian. From spotty faux fur jackets to little black doggy noses painted upon the model’s and hair pinned up in little ears everything in this collection was somewhat canine.

Other than the hound influence, the designers had clearly looked to 1930s America but of course added that Topshop injection to the Hollywood ideals with flowing dresses and art deco style prints upon shirts and dresses.

The shoes were the most lust worthy part of the collection, in particular a pair of Dalmatian print boots that need to get in my life soon.


Images taken from: Style.com

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