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My best of Pre fall 2011

25 Jan

The Spring 2011 Couture shows kicked off in Paris yesterday. I’m getting ready to start gushing about the art and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of couture pieces, already saw some stunning pieces in the Dior collection, but just before I go there, I want to highlight my favourite pieces from the Pre fall collections.

There was loads and loads of great fashion to keep us inspired.

I’ll start with BCBG Max Azria, there was lots of colour blocking in floaty chiffon with gold accents. Coupled with those bright pink lips the model was wearing, it could have passed for a summer collection, something straight out of Spring 2011

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Carolina Herrera, metallics, prints, moderate serving of embellishment, nothing breathtaking, but pretty all the same. Minimalism is for sure here to stay, it was clearly a major influence in most collections.

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Oscar de la Renta was in no hurry to move from the Spring 2011 mood, lots of vibrant colour, stayed very true to the ladylike, intensely feminine aesthetic. As with everything Oscar, I loved the collection.

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Nina Ricci, forever the girl at heart. We know one designer who will always let girls be girls,

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Zac Posen was the right fusion of edgy and feminine. Lots of dark hues with some bursts of colour and print, black was almost predominant but there was a mix of textures and detailing, keeping it interesting. Bottomline, Tres chic.

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The layering was just beautiful at Elie Tahari, those pants were exquisitely tailored and skinny belts were a major feature. It was a lesson in smart layering.

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DSquared, the collection was eclectic but tied together in a very neat, understatedly elegant style. It was the wardrobe of a very style savvy lady.

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I was taken by the lush draping and beautiful colour of this Vera Wang dress. Not much to say about the rest of the collection. I still love Vera Wang to pieces though.

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Erdem was classic Erdem. Pretty florals and simple, classic cuts.

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And then the die hard minimalists, Celine and Stella McCartney go huge on the coat. Nothing ever will separate Stella McCartney from Camel, nothing.

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Pictures via Elle.com

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The Luxe edit: Crème of Spring 2011 Bags

20 Nov

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.

 

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Lanvin

 

 

 

Spring 2011_Giambattista Valli Bag

Giambattista Valli

Spring 2011_Chloé Bag

Chloé

Spring 2011_Bulgari by Matthew Williamson Bag

Bulgari by Matthew Williamson

Spring 2011_Jen Kao Bag

Jen Kao

Spring 2011_Leiber Bag

Leiber

Spring 2011_Marni Bag

Marni

Spring 2011_Nina Ricci Bag

Nina Ricci

Spring 2011_Missoni Bag

Missoni

Spring 2011_Miu Miu Bag

Miu Miu

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Marni

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Nina Ricci

Spring 2011_Nancy Gonzalez Bag

Nancy Gonzalez

Spring 2011_Roberto Cavalli Bag

Roberto Cavalli

Spring 2011_Mulberry Bag

Mulberry

Spring 2011_Oscar de la Renta Bag

Oscar de la Renta

Photo credits to Style.com

 

Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci’s Parisian Chic

2 Oct

Plenty pretty clothes by Peter Copping at Nina Ricci. In the sea of monochromatic black and whites that kicked off Paris Fashion Week, this collection injected the much needed joie de vivre.

Very enchanting feminine allure, with a pretty palette of shocking pink, blush, acid yellow, purple and cerise. Lots of lace, frills and frou frou, but well balanced with shape, nipped in wasits, a dose of edgy jackets, suits and coats. All tied up nicely and looked like the enviable wardrobe of a chic parisian lady.

Pictures via style.com