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Fine Jewelry by Monique Lhuillier

24 Oct

Monique Lhuillier is a designer I have always admired, especially since I saw a mini documentary about her on CNN. She stands out in her razor sharp focus on delivering luxe, ultra feminine, très très chic pieces. Her bridal line is beyond gorgeous, her clothing line delivers the goods excellently collection after collection. I’ve come to expect the highest in luxurious standards from her.

So imagine how excited I was when I discovered she has a wedding ring line in collaboration with Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewellery.  I really like it when a designer segues into different aspects of fashion easily, especially when it’s done so well.

The collection is beyond stunning, it is breathtakingly beautiful. She did an engagement ring line and a wedding ring line. Each engagement ring is adorned with a blush pink sapphire “lovemark,” symbolizing a blushing bride. Beautiful.

I selected my best pieces of the collection, my absolute favourite has to be the Princess Double Halo. If you ask me, the prices are pretty reasonable for diamonds set in platinum.

To read more about the collection and see the pieces in detail, check out the Monique Lhullier page on Blue Nile

Monique Lhuillier Double Halo Engagement Ring_$3000
Double Halo Engagement Ring $3000
Monique Lhuillier Draping Halo Engagement Ring_$2750
Draping Halo Engagement Ring $2750
Monique Lhuillier Floral Halo Engagement Ring_$4550
Floral Halo Engagement Ring $4550
Monique Lhuillier Heirloom Diamond Engagement Ring_$3750
Heirloom Diamond Engagement Ring $3750
Monique Lhuillier Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring_$1900
Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring $1900
Monique Lhuillier Petite Draping Halo Engagement Ring_$1800
Petite Draping Halo Engagement Ring $1800
Monique Lhuillier Princess Double Halo Engagement Ring_$3200
Princess Double Halo Engagement Ring $3200
Monique Lhuillier Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring_$2655
Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring $2655
Monique Lhuillier Twist Shank Engagement Ring_$2300
Twist Shank Engagement Ring $2300
Monique Lhuillier Vintage Hexagon Engagement Ring_$2945
Vintage Hexagon Engagement Ring $2945

Images via Blue Nile

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New York Fashion Week (S/S ’13) – The Round Up

20 Sep

As we all know, by now the fashion week train is in Milan after finishing at LFW, so I must make my blogging way briskly in that direction, Lol.

I’m concluding my NYFW review with some of my favourites across the board, the designers who showed styles I really love. Sleek chic: check; generous draping: check; ladylike chic: check; impeccable tailoring: check.

Here they are:

Badgley Mischka

The clothes oozed elegance and a sleek chicness. The styles were in simple cuts, nothing overly architectural or out of this world but they were done in fabrics with a lot of gravitas. Brocade, Bouclé, Lurex treated tweed and lace made their way into the collection. Really pretty and very wearable.

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Monique Lhuillier

Lhuillier is a designer I find very very appealing because she dresses the woman. Very sleek, very chic, stunning play on fabrics, ranging from leather to shimmering sequin encrusted beauties; everything skimming the female form and rock solid in structure. She also brought back the peplum, giving me the privilege of seeing one of my favourite styles from this summer coming back.

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Carolina Herrera

I’ve seen quite a few pant suits but I love the elegant way this one was rendered. The fluid silk fabric, the blouson sleeves of the blouse and the gold floral embroidery is simply stunning.

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Diane von Furstenberg

This is another designer who knows how to clothe the woman. I love the draping, the fluid fabrics and the use of colour.

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Photo credit: styledotcom

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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Pictures via Elle.com

Pre Fall 2011: The elegance of Monique Lhuillier

17 Dec

Monique Lhuillier has my heart on a string for Pre fall 2011. The collection ticks all the right boxes of chic, flatters the feminine form, those cinched waists, generous draping, jewel tones, high waisted pants, and perfectly versatile range of the collection. Love Love Love

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