Miuccia Prada’s design aesthetic is lost on me sometimes. I think she’s just done with real practical fashion and is bordering on art, very edgy art. Now I’m all for fashion as art but you really have to be uber edgy and give no thought to realistic or practical style to wear Miu Miu and Prada…it seems. Having said that, we see the street style pics, especially from fashion week and we see the 0.1% of humanity who dare wear monkey motif blouses.
The reason for my perplexity is the first set of pictures you see down here. Like, what’s with the criss cross, strait jacketish do??? Yeah, I don’t get it too but I’m sure the fashion editors and stylists will find some great editorial use for it. And of course, not forgetting the 0.1% who will wear it, lol. We look forward to the street style shots.
There’s real reason to smile though, just scroll down a bit further.
I LOVE lace! My favourite fabrics in the world are lace, silk and chiffon/tulle/the sheers in general. So, she does some interesting stuff with lace. Discount some of the funky layering and you’d find some stunning dresses, skirts and coat even.
Now, those are right up my alley!
To digress from this collection, Spring 2012 fashion month is over and there were so many stunning collections. I’ll be rolling out the ones that made the most impression on me over the next few days or even weeks??? Totally love Spring collections. Dior is up next.
See you around!
Photo credits: Elle.com
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 £228
And there are even more beautiful dresses from where that came from
Braque Bodice Dress £128
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 £98
You should drop by the site www.anthropologie.eu or check out the stores in London at W1B and SW3
Pearl Lowe has done some exquisite vintage style dresses for Peacocks this year. The first to make waves among style lovers was the black polyester and lace frock in the A/W 10 collection. For a dress sold for £35 by budget retailer Peacocks, it grabbed a lot of attention and featured in places only designer dresses dare tread.
Following her success with A/W, she’s just unveiled a stunning Christmas collection in another collaboration with Peacocks. All in line with her signature vintage style, the inspiration this time was from the twenties, fifties and sixties (eras we love and smack on trend). The collection featured decadent lace, pleated and crochet knit dresses plus some faux fur, all under £60. They were charmingly modelled by her daughter Daisy Lowe and unveiled yesterday at the Connaught Hotel, Mayfair London.
Now, it only makes sense that Peacock’s customer service has been inundated with calls for pre-order, this collection is a complete vintage knock out.
Black Lace Prom Dress £45
Cream Dress with Black Bows £40
Black button-through dress £45
Salmon pleated dress £50
Cream faux fur coat £60
Crochet Knit Dress £40
The collection will be available in stores and online from November 14th. Check it out on www.peacocks.co.uk