Don’t you just love Burberry Ad Campaigns? So vibrant and alive. Very interesting too to see the Burberry take on the bright colour trend for Spring.
Valentino understands what the girly girl wants. No tough edges or accents, just softness, delicate frills, understatedly elegant classics, very whimsical, very Parisian chic.
There’s a pure beauty about the way they take wardrobe staples and make them into something exquisite by adding frills, bows and soft embellishment. I picked out my favorites from the collection.
Pics via Fashion Gone Rogue
H&M has done a really pretty interpretation of key Spring trends for the high street. For a campaign tagged “Romantic Preppy,” Jourdan Dunn did a lovley job, it’s so good to see her all girly, bubbly and full of smiles, nice departure from the straight faced runway pictures.
All key trends well represented, bright colours, florals, white, lace, wide leg pants and you bet in prices we all can afford.
See which one you like and pop over to the H&M site to check out what you can get.
Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com
Away from the bold colours making the rounds, neutrals are also a big trend this season; the entire 43 piece Donna Karan Spring collection was in a neutral palette, from shades of beige to camel to tan.
The Mango ‘nude’ collection goes down the same route, complete with camel, tan and brown hues. It still touches on more Spring trends, romantic sheers, mid lengths, florals and platform heels, there was a yellow skinny belt there somewhere, so bright colour trend: check.
Love the tan boxy bag in look 8. You can see the entire collection on the Mango site.
I’m sure it’s now painfully obvious that I am obsessing over this electric colour trend. It’s reminiscent of how I went on and on about the 50s trend for last Fall, Lol, I wanted it to go on forever. Still love the 50s, Fifties Forever! On trend or not.
Back to the moment, Spring is full of exciting trends, the 70s comeback is absolutely fabulous, Oh the beauty of wide leg pants, blouson sleeved blouses and platforms.
The next best thing is the electric colour trend, this one has completely got my heart; all the vibrant hues, clashing colours and colour blocking = blissful sight. What makes it perfect is that it’s not just with clothes you can rock this trend, there are tons of beautiful accessories, shoes and bags in brilliant, bright colours. So just in case for some weird reason, you’re not jumping on the electric colour train, try out some accessories to give zing to your dark wardrobe palette.
Excellent way to start is with bags; clutches, satchels, hobos, shoulder bags, you have a wide array of options to choose from.
Here’s my fav selection. I want ‘em all by the way
It’s no news that I’m a die hard lover of all things ladylike, so finding this editorial tagged ‘Lady be Good’ on Vogue.com was pure joy. Featuring the model Amber Valletta alongside her son Auden McCaw (adorable twist), it’s sleek sophistication in the best of Spring fashion by Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and more.
The pink Carolina Herrera silk blouse in the first picture is simply TDF.
There was a generous helping of pieces in one of Spring’s key shades, Tangerine but it was overall a celebration of my best Spring trend, Electric colour. On the look though, this is where fashion is at right now, grown up glamour with a zesty twist.
The shoot was photographed by Steven Klein.
See more details of the editorial on Vogue.com
It’s been ages since my last blog post! You bet there was no way that could have been intentional, I totally had to hibernate for reasons I wish were under my control. Sadly, I missed out on my up to the minute Fall Fashion reporting, I was really looking forward to that.
Well, fashion month has ended with the Paris shows and it’s been great fashion and extraordinary street style.
Somewhere in between, the legendary John Galliano got the boot from Dior for ‘crazy drunken’ anti-semitic comments, I saw the video and was horrified! It’s sad though, really sad, we loved him for his theatrical take on fashion. He will be missed.
So, back to Fall 2011 Fashion, i’ll do a round up of my best pieces from the shows this weekend.
In the meantime, I’ve been loving and longing for some key pieces and trends from the amazing Spring 2011 Fashion. I especially love the electric colour trend, I’m really in the mood for some major colour popping. With dresses or accessories.
It’s a never ending list but here are some of my dream must have pieces.
To say I am besotted with Jil Sander’s Spring collection will be a sorry understatement. Asides from holding the fashion pack in awe with the ‘minimalist meets maximalist meets kaleidoscope of colour meets couture’ show in Milan, the collection combines many elements I love and find sooo attractive.
Plain white tees + full sweeping skirts + gorgeous bright colour, so simply but exquisitely put together. I am craving every single skirt from the collection!
Asides from the fact one piece from the collection has already made it’s red carpet debut with Kate Bosworth,
you just know that this is one collection that’ll be featured over and over in editorials till we make the transition to next season.
Harper’s Bazaar has done beautiful justice to it already with Fashion’s bright spot, the editorial also features an interview with the genius designer Raf Simons.
I wait with bated breath for even more breathtaking editorials (pardon the pun, lol)
Pictures via WhoWhatWear
Spring 2011 fashion has started hitting stores, with all the last season sales fever dwinding down.
I am especially loving the electric colour – pinks, blues, orange, green, think colours of the rainbow almost – and 70s inspired trends – wide leg pants, wedges, wide brim hats. It’s going to be fun for fashion, already looking forward to all the street style pics.
I’ve just made an early pick of my (mainly designer) faves, watch this space for high street alternatives of these trends.
This editorial is the best expression of Spring 2011 I’ve seen so far. It channels key trends for Spring 2011 and screams girl power, that’s my best part, gotta love girl power. The shoot has got so much oomph! Coming from New York Times Style Magazine, this is definitely Zing!
The fierce model group wore some of my favourite designers, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, featuring lots of bright colour and floaty floral print. Love Love Love!
You can see more of the editorial on the New York Times Site
Pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue
The beauty of Nicholas Kirkwood is in the avant-garde structure of his shoes. He’s one of those shoe designers who simply redefined classic shoe shapes and created futuristic, edgy cuts and styles.
Spring 2011 is even more edgy, artistic structure with lots of colour, patterns and lush textures. He still features the iconic pumps with pearl detail - in vibrant hues – and those sleek brogues. I love what he’s done with classic pumps, he’s added some form of interest, so it’s either two-tone or featuring a lace panel or the genius pearl detail.
So, I picked out my favourites of the collection. The first ruffle detail sandal is my best.
Pictures via Style.com
Elle Singapore totally brings IT with this freshly whimsical editorial. It’s so refreshing when an editor breaks out of the pack and does something different. We were getting lost in the sea of sequins and body con style dresses heralding the December party season. Right now, all the magazines, websites, blogs are awash with sequins and glitter fare, the norm for this time of the year; but someone in Singapore stepped out of the box of glitz.
Aptly tagged Swept Away, it features feminine, whimsical style dresses and an aura more fitting for Spring/Summer. The bright hues, florals and floaty, romantic dresses tick all the next season trend boxes; says Spring 2011 has come early in Elle Singapore.
The brilliant styling was done by Daphne Chen, modelled by Sasha Luss and lensed by Zhang Jingna.
Photo Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue
Spring 2011 is looking awfully beautiful for fashion. But then, it was pretty obvious from the Fashion weeks. I’ve been looking at the accessories over and over and it’s a deluge of beautiful pieces to choose from.
Talking about the bags, it is a sea of endless possibilities ranging from clutches to totes to the new small bag. I already did a previous post on my top 40 Spring 2011 bags. Right now, i’m awed by these pieces I consider pure art. My favourite is the Lanvin with a bronze leaf detail.
Photo credits to Style.com
When Victoria Beckham launches a bag line, what will you expect to see? Structure, minimalism, solid colours, functionality. Yeah, quite reflective of her clothing line.
She’s created this classic collection in collaboration with stellar accessories designer Katie Hillier. Each bag is supposed to represent 24 hours in the day of Victoria Beckham, so there’s the large travel bag and the Victoria bag for everyday.
And as with all things VB, I am smitten.
Pictures via Style.com