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Sep 20 2013

LFW SS14: Lucas Nascimento – Undressed

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Inspired by film stills of Brigitte Bardot in Jean Luc Goddard’s ‘Le Mepris’ wearing just a bath towel, his spring/summer 2014 collection took the idea of being caught in a state of undressing as a starting point. This was shown through the styling of the collection, with the straps of the slip dresses falling off the models shoulders, and the use of technical silk jacquard imitating towelling in knitted dresses and skirts.

The concept worked well on the darker pieces, particularly the black knitted wrap dresses, which came in knee and ankle length, and the bright yellow, however when the designs were showcased in a light blue they looked too much like an actual towel.

For me the stand out pieces had to be the cocoon jackets, especially the orange one, the sexy white dresses in superfine Japanese plongé leather, the tiered dresses and the paired back tailoring.

I can’t wait to see how this young designer’s career evolves.

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Jan 30 2013

Lookbook Love: Christian Louboutin Goes Fishing

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We’ve seen Christian Louboutin heels as works of art, gracing the red carpet, and now the famous red soles have been depicted in fishing scenes for the brand’s spring/summer 2013 lookbook shot by Peter Lippmann.

What I love other than the fact it the imagery is eye-catching and makes you double-take, has to be the way the shoes and jewelled clutch really do pop against the haunted-yet-beautiful scenery of the river.

Who would have though that luxury shoes would look incredible displayed as fishing bait?

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[Pics: Christian Louboutin]

 

Jan 25 2013

Primark – Spring/Summer 2013

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I hold my hands up I am a fan of Primark, I love the bargain prices, I love that it is the perfect place to try out a trend, I love that because it is so cheap and so quick to bring out fashion-forward pieces that means you can experiment with your wardrobe, and I love that it is a great place to pick out a statement necklace.

I know for some the stores with the mess, the crowds and ridiculously long queues can be a little off-putting, I find the same with bargain stores such as TK Maxx, but when you have found the perfect store, the best time to go, and figured out your perfect Primark size I find it a pleasure to shop in. I generally stick with Cambridge, London stores are hectic and tourist traps, and I love the calm of a Sunday morning.

Previous seasons have seen Primark putting their spin on the current catwalk trends, and that still exists for spring/summer 2013 but I felt that the design team had been let loose a little bit more this season and brought their own ideas to the table, especially when it came to their festival collections as apparently the team all went to Coachella for research – can’t be bad hey.

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It feels so long ago tht I went to the press day, but key pieces still stick in my mind, the leather and denim jacket, the bone china printed dresses, the statement necklaces, and the gorgeous heels. There were also a lot of sporty influences with slouchy jumpers and slogan tees – I love the Dork one, very Saved By The Bell.

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Spy anything that you love from the Primark spring/summer collection?

Jan 08 2013

Django Unchained: Kerry Washington In Louis Vuitton

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Who: Actress Kerry Washington

Where: At the photocall for her latest movie Django Unchained in Berlin, Germany

Wearing: A white and ivory chequered calf-length Louis Vuitton dress from the spring/summer 2013 collection, styled with a white Louis Vuitton bow headband, a tiny Vince Camuto clutch and white Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: I wasn’t sure when I first saw Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2013 collection, then I went to see the pieces up-close at their press day and I don’t know what happen I fell in love with the chequered effect, and this dress really stood out.

I have been waiting to see it on the red carpet as I wondered if the styling would translate and I am so pleased to say it does and that is all down to Kerry Washington really embracing the calf-length and that adorable bow headband.

There is a fresh feel about Kerry in this look that I love and I am also adoring her doll-like Vince Camuto clutch – the most darling bag I have ever seen on the red carpet, which works perfectly with the large chequered print.

I am sure this look will be a little like Marmite for some but I am loving it – what do you think of Kerry’s latest look?

[Pic: facebook.com/LouisVuitton]

Dec 21 2012

SS13 Campaign: Versace Does Post Apocalyptic Glamour

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For the spring/summer 2013 campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus, Versace has brought together three iconic models Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Joan Smalls and each one looks absolutely hot – especially Kate who is being flanked by three very hunky gladiators, Edward Wilding, Kacey Carring and Veit Couturier.

Of the campaign, Donatella Versace said:

“To have three glamorous and iconic women like Kate, Daria and Joan in one campaign is not an easy feat. Mert and Marcus really outdid themselves, each image is composed like a work of art.”

This is one steamy campaign that I am sure for some will be a little too fake, or photoshopped, but come what do you expect from Versace – these images are so on brand for me and I love them – they are OTT, striking, and so, so sexy.

What do you think of Versace’s spring/summer 2013 campaign?

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Dec 15 2012

Press Preview: Warehouse – Spring/Summer 2013

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First up the location, the Warehouse press team always seem to get the venue so right, last season was an amazing gallery where they put on an exhibition, and this time round they went for the rooftop bar of the new, not even opened, ME London hotel. This place is incredible, sharp, crisp white and mirrored interior, a glass canopied rooftop that let's you see straight down into reception, and then there is the amazing view – you can see the everything from the London Eye to Tower Bridge and with it being opposite Somerset House you are so close to that you can nearly see people skating. I reckon this is going to be one hot location for fashion week.

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My eyes were quickly drawn to all the structured monochrome styles, which had intricate zip detailing, gorgeous silhouettes and textured pieces full of fringing, lace touches, beaded embellishments and studs – there were a lot of pieces that I am going to want to invest in next season.

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Nov 22 2012

Video Loving: Spring/Summer 2013 Collections Set To Tchaikovsky’s “Apotheosis”

I love finding amazing things online and this video bringing together twelve collections from spring/summer 2013 set to Tchaikovsky’s “Apotheosis” from Sleeping Beauty by John Jannuzzi is incredible.

Not only is the music amazing, but I just love how perfectly it goes with the collections from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Dior, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Louis Vuitton, Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto, and Alexander McQueen.

There is something hypnotic about watching the models twirl around in a kaleidoscope effect, and what a cool way to relive the collections.

Warning this is hypnotic viewing!

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