Tag Archives: Dresses

One French Connection dress to love

24 Nov

This is one dress that quickens my pulse race. Ticks all the boxes for fifties ladylike chic, which happens to be right up my alley. It’s a dress to have and to hold.

You can snap one up for £170 from the French Connection site

Stella Silk Dress_French Connection

Stella Silk Dress by French Connection

Stella Silk Dress_French Connection

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An exquisite take on the Lace Dress plus more

15 Nov

Anthropologie is the best stop for the most beautiful, ladylike, whimsical dresses you can find. I was completely bowled over by this exquisite lace number. It stands out from the pack of black lace dresses lining the shops this season and it will remain a classic even when the trend phases out.

Spinning Lace Dress_Anthropologie

Spinning Lace Dress £228

http://www.anthropologie.eu

And there are even more beautiful dresses from where that came from

Braque Bodice Dress_Anthropologie_£128

Braque Bodice Dress £128

Stylist's Eye Dress_Anthropologie

Stylist's Eye Dress £138

And this waistcoat? with its waterfall ruffles? It’s to die for. The name it was given couldn’t be more apt.

Falling in Love Waistcoat_Anthropologie

Falling in Love Waistcoat £98

Falling in Love Waistcoat_Anthropologie

You should drop by the site www.anthropologie.eu or check out the stores in London at W1B and SW3

Style Item: Absolutely Gorgeous Pieces from Asos Black

12 Nov

These items could easily pass off as wearable art. Simply breathtaking laser cut pieces from the Asos Black collection, especially love the dress.

Asos Laser Cut Petal Maxi Dress  £120

Asos Laser Cut Petal Maxi Dress £120

Asos Black Laser Cut Petal Maxi Skirt  £95

Asos Black Laser Cut Petal Maxi Skirt £95

Hottest Silhouette of the Season: Ladylike Chic Dresses

14 Oct

 

Prada printed satin-dress

Prada printed satin-dress

 

Asos Tailored Check Pleat Fold Dress

Asos Tailored Check Pleat Fold Dress

 

Karen Millen Velvet panel shift dress

Karen Millen Velvet panel shift dress

 

 

Oasis Pyramid Dress

Oasis Pyramid Dress

 

Ted Baker Bow Front V-Neck Dress

Ted Baker Bow Front V-Neck Dress

 

 

Asos Exaggerated One Shoulder Dress

Asos Exaggerated One Shoulder Dress

Pictures via asos.com

Style talk: Leopard print? Well, just maybe

8 Oct

Maybe it’s the effect of seeing it every where, on the runway, in shops, online; or maybe it’s because I’m a bit more open these days but me, the self-confessed hater of all things animal print, seem to be falling for it.

Animal print is one of those trends that keep recurring every few years, reinvented but animal print quite alright. This season it’s made a pretty sleek chic come back and with designers like Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum and Blumarine featuring it in Spring 2011, it just might be around for a while. Good thing too because it looks like we’ve finally figured out  how to wear it and look chic.

 

Animal Print_Dolce&Gabbana_Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010

 

The basic rule is to keep it simple, let the animal print do the talking and keep accessories and all other items as plain as possible, else you’ll risk looking like something out of national geographic.

For wary but attracted fans like me, the secret is to introduce a little piece of leopard print into your outfit, could be a bag, shoe, scarf or possibly part of a dress? Well, i found the perfect dress on asos.com

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I like that it combines all the essential girly elements, sheer, frills and of course animal print. Paired with  6 inch high black or nude pumps, a tote in similar colour and we are on our way! It can also be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Stellar style piece.

Pictures via style.com and asos.com

Paris Fashion Week: Elegance connoisseur Elie Saab

7 Oct

Elie Saab is one of my all time best designers. He represents all things feminine, luxe and elegant. I don’t really demand ‘fashion as art’ from Mr Saab, I just love to see him churn out those beautiful, exquisitely crafted dresses. He has an understanding of the female form and he knows how to dress it to sleek perfection, every collection is a celebration of sophistication and class.

For Spring, he touched on all the key trends, 70s inspiration, tailoring, sheers, prints, colour, but it was all very RTW.

As with typical Elie Saab, there were more pieces for evening/red carpet but just enough for work, play, laid back days. Either way, for every scenario the Elie Saab woman is oozing elegance.

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Paris Fashion Week: Nominee for best dress in PFW by Giambattista Valli

5 Oct

This is a formidable nominee for best dress in Paris fashion week. Gorgeous draping, romantic chiffon, beautiful mustard cum blush cum grey swathes of bliss, cinched waist. Pure Elegance.

Giambattista Valli dress_paris fashion week

Picture via style.com