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The Stunning Bags of Louis Vuitton’s Spring Collection

11 Oct

The clothes and shoes in the Louis Vuitton collection were pretty, very quaint and girly. A huge departure from the 70s disco party from last season.

I admired the use of laser cut lace and pastel shades and the lacey umbrellas the models clutched BUT it was the bags that grabbed me and didn’t let go. What beauty! The colours, the sizes, the styles. Louis Vuitton is so so hard to beat when it comes to bags and luggage.

I fully and totally heart this bag line up. If this really is Marc Jacobs’ last collection for Louis Vuitton, it’s a very fitting finish, we’ll be waiting for him at the Dior end.

All  these picks are loved and very wanted. Lol

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Photo Credits: Styledotcom

 

 

 

 

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Ohhh Valentino

5 Oct

Paris Fashion Week will always deliver the goods. It’s in Paris you separate the girls from the ladies. Lol. Since the fashion month train moved to Paris, I’ve seen enough fantastic fashion to make me drool. There have been some ‘rolling my eyes and saying next?’ types but the Valentinos of this world typically never disappoint. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen has worked some wonders too and I will post shortly but right here is a bright spot of sunshine on a rainy day.

This collection is the ultimate girly girl’s dream. Whimsical tulle, delicate lace, gold embroidery, pastel blues, pinks, blush, floor sweeping red frocks and a stunning velvet floral appliqué dress. The hair, makeup and accessories really complemented and played up that ultra feminine style; you almost see a hint of Victorian influence in the styling and a couple of pieces.

You just kinda want almost every piece? Because it covers the wardrobe from day to night, may be difficult to find work wear in there but depending on the type of person you are and what job you do, you just might.

Enough of the gushing, here are my favs, you be the judge of this stunning collection.

 

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Photo credits: Elle.com

Go Balmain!

30 Sep

I was so excited about this collection, I almost screamed. The transformation that has happened at Balmain is reminiscent of what happened at Alexander McQueen last Spring.

Balmain has always represented the signature rock chic designer. As at last Spring, that rock chic was bordering on grunge. With ripped, dirty jeans and tees, all combined with the signature heavily embellished Balmain jackets.

The creative director, Christophe Decarnin was our sweetheart. I loved the spunk of Balmain under him, but he shockingly left the house in February and handed over to Olivier Rousteing, a 25 year old young man who had worked under him for 2 years. Now, I really don’t want to get hung up on how cute Olivier is, but he is cute. We’re talking fashion here however…*clears throat*

So! What he has done is brought sleek chic into the equation, keeping the elaborate embroideries and embellished details but upping the glam factor and class. The rock chic bordering on grunge has been tossed and there’s beautiful, properly feminine light thrown into the design aesthetic.

We will be watching Olivier.

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Olivier Rousteing

Photo credits: Style dot com

 

 

 

Elie Saab Spring ’11 Haute Couture: Every girl’s dream

27 Jan

I look forward to every Elie Saab runway show and when it comes, it’s always more than worth the wait.

I mean, for a designer who understands how to drape delicate lace and dreamy chiffon on the female form to this degree, I deign to wait.

The neutral palette infused with bright red and a touch of floral is breathtaking. The Elie Saab woman is soft, delicate and oozing an alluring feminineness. Every girl should be dressed like a princess every once in a while and this is  pure mastery in achieving that.

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Pictures via Elle.com

Beyond Fashion to Pure Art: Christian Dior Haute Couture

26 Jan

John Galliano is an artist, no one has ever doubted that, and with each showing on the runway, he just proves it again.

At this point, I’m not bothered about the wearability of these clothes; all i see is the expert craftsmanship of an amazing artist. The couture pieces, the hair, the head pieces, the make up; it’s beauty unparalleled.

John Galliano, we love you!

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John Galliano the maestro

 

Pictures via Fashion Editorial

Around the world in a state of fashion forwardness: Louis Vuitton

15 Dec

You can’t expect anything less than exquisiteness where Louis Vuitton is concerned. This editorial is decadently chic, the pictures should be blown up to life size posters, framed in glass and put up in a gallery.

The photos were inspired by Louis Vuitton’s 2.011 city guides, illustrated by Ruben Toledo. The fashion spread was in In Fashion magazine. Love Love Love.

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Pictures via Beautiful Life