Archive | February, 2011

My best of Jason Wu’s Fall 2011 RTW Collection

12 Feb

Well Duh! Fall 2011 Fashion Week debuted this week in New York and given that I’m a die-hard Jason Wu fan, he was the first guy I was checking out.

All i’m going to say is Simply Extraordinary.

Totally LOVE his use of lace. Impeccable tailoring, and sleek chic in every possible way. The Jason Wu woman has stepped up her elegance level by several notches and she maintains that demureness that makes her even more fetching.

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Pictures via Style.com

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Editorial Love: A distorted glare

12 Feb

Just before I dive headlong into the pulsating Fall 2011 fashion weeks, starting from NYFW, i had to share this blogpost.

These are the sort of editorials I admire and want to make into posters on my wall. It’s a beautiful fusion of excellent photography, fashion and art. The images were intentionally distorted but still managed to retain a crystal clear quality and the motion, i love motion photography. Don’t forget the clothes, all touching on Spring trends, electric colour and 70s influence.

The editorial featured models Nane Fesit and Crista Cober and was shot by Pierre Dal Corso.

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Currently Loving: Polka Dots

9 Feb

The Polka dot is grabbing my attention right now. It’s the classic print that makes its return to the fashion spotlight over and over again. If you’re a polka dot lover, there’s something to get excited about because you’re about to start seeing some pretty polka dot pieces in the shops again.

While it’s not a major trend for Spring, there were enough pieces from designers in the Resort 2011 collections to create a mini trend.

I picked out my favourites from Resort and checked out some pretty polka dot pieces to stick in the wishlist.

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Marc Jacobs

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Tracy Reese

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Sonia Rykiel

Now there are dozens of ways to wear this trend and it’s exceptionally beautiful when combined with a bright, solid, preferably contrasting colour. I’ll be very careful combining it with another print, the objective is not to look like a clown but to retain that sleek chic style. The best way to wear with another print is to combine with larger prints a la Marc Jacobs (Resort 2011). Just make sure the style works before you walk out that door, lol.

Check out some beautiful pieces to get you fantasizing.

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Moschino Pleat Detail Skirt_£467

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Lela Rose Wrap-effect cotton crepe dress_$995

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Topshop Polka Dot Wide Leg Trousers

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Miu Miu Printed Canvas Polka-Dot Platform Sandal $495

Marc Jacobs Silk Polka dot halter top_$525

Marc Jacobs Silk Polka dot halter top_$525

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Dorothy Perkins Black/Yellow spot flare dress £28

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Marni Polka-dot leather ballerina flats $500

Pictures via elle.com

The many faces of this season’s flared pants

2 Feb

It’s no news that flared pants are having a major fashion moment and that they are one of the most talked about trend right now. It’s right in the centre of the 70’s comeback for Spring and the first rule is to wear with high heels to create that leg lengthening effect and to offset the wide legs.

I checked out the Resort 2011 collections and found many interpretations of this trend and plenty ways of wearing the flared pants.

Starting with Celine, typically minimal yet utterly chic styling, particularly love the sleek jumpsuit version.

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Emilio Pucci really did make the 70’s come back, with the printed blouses and fringed jackets.

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Monique Lhuillier totally takes the cake,  there is a sleek sophistication and elegance in her take of this trend. The pussy-bow blouses scream ladylike chic; there’s something for the not too serious days, work and the stylish evening event. Lhuillier gets my  gold star.

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Viktor & Rolf, Sonia Rykiel, Rebecca Taylor and Tracy Reese also give great ideas for styling the pants. Rebecca Taylor does the classic casual look with black flared jeans, a floral blouse and wedges, totally screams Spring.

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Tracy Reese

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Sonia Rykiel

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Rebecca Taylor

Pictures via Elle.com