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Spring 2012 Trend: Pleats

5 Mar

Pleats are a massive trend this season, and if Fall 2012 collections are anything to go by, they are not going anywhere in a hurry.

The beauty about it is the very many ways designers have expressed the trend, from dresses, to skirts to tops! who would have thought pleats could show up in more than just skirts.

If you’ve ever been fascinated by accordion pleats, this is your opportunity to rock the trend in the most creative way you can think about. The great thing is that you’ve got tons of styles to get inspired by. Your go to designer for variety is most definitely Chloe, just look below.

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Prada did some really beautiful pleated dresses, the powder blue and yellow dress is a sure favourite.

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Prabal Gurung touched on the trend but in beautiful saturated colour, the partially pleated skirt is simply stunning.

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The Chloe collection was centred around accordion pleats and shows the most versatile ways of wearing the trend. It doesn’t get better than a pleated blouse tucked into shorts with a blazer thrown over.

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The bright orange pleated dress by Christian Siriano finally did it for me!

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This is a trend definitely worth trying out!

 

Photo credits: Elle.com

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Prada’s Flame Inspired Spring Collection

2 Mar

We’re right in the middle of the Spring 2012 season and before you blink, another fashion season is upon us. As we speak, Fall 2012 fashion week is still going on strong, the train is in Paris right now and it’s been beautiful fashion.

I really think we should savour one season well enough. Having said that, I was looking at the Prada Spring 2012 collection again and it really is fascinating. Miuccia Prada has chosen to follow her heart and inspiration and just play with fashion, season after season. When she’s not rolling out fruit inspired fashion (Spring 2011), she’s showing shoes with cut out flames.

At first spotting, I was like, errr, what is this? But looking closer, these shoes are beautiful and they really did get tongues wagging.

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The flames and fire theme ran through the collection with prints on blouses and appliqué details on skirts and bags showing even more fire.

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I got thinking, how far do you really want to go with your favourite designer? Will you buy a Prada bag with a car printed on? Will people stop at sense and sensibility or just go all the way, I mean, it is a Prada bag. Food for fashion thought.

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Now moving past the playfulness and quirky pieces, I found some stunning arm candy. Love these structured bags, the embellished versions in different colours makes for a great investment by anyone so incline.

Totally wanted and needed, in every colour.

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Photo credits: Elle.com

Lace works for Spring at Miu Miu

12 Oct

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.

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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!

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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

Editorial Lurv: Lady Be Good

11 Mar

It’s no news that I’m a die hard lover of all things ladylike, so finding this editorial tagged ‘Lady be Good’ on Vogue.com was pure joy. Featuring the model Amber Valletta alongside her son Auden McCaw (adorable twist), it’s sleek sophistication in the best of Spring fashion by Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and more.

The pink Carolina Herrera silk blouse in the first picture is simply TDF.

There was a generous helping of pieces in one of Spring’s key shades, Tangerine but it was overall a celebration of my best Spring trend, Electric colour. On the look though, this is where fashion is at right now, grown up glamour with a zesty twist.

The shoot was photographed by Steven Klein.

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See more details of the editorial on Vogue.com

Spring 2011 Ad Campaigns pouring in

19 Jan

These are fun times for the creative junkies and fashion lovers in general. It’s when all the trends that sashayed down the S/S runways some months ago start showing up in beautiful artistic Ad campaigns. It’s the test of how much justice the beautiful clothes get, now that they’ll be featured in fashion magazines across the world.

So, I did a compilation of my favourites.

The D&G Ad Campaign featured those beautiful floral maxis that ended the show in Milan and is so reminiscent of the intensely floral runway show. Very summery, very young and so happy. I really could use one of those maxi dresses.

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Dolce & Gabbana, this Ad campaign told a story about some emotionally high strung females, lol. At least, so it looked to me. It was feminine and so pretty, the black and white photography did beautiful justice to the mainly white lacey collection.

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Now we all loved Jil Sander, nothing spells out the electric colour Spring trend more than this Ad Campaign. Simply gorgeous and amazing photography.

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Given the relative weirdness of the Prada collection, it came out beautifully in the Ad Campaign. Another happy celebration of colour and patterns.

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Pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue, Fashion editorials

Glam Glam Absolutely Glam 50’s Editorial by Marie Claire

3 Dec

How am I ever going to stop pining after the 50’s trend taking the fashion world by storm? I don’t see an end in sight! Not with editorials like this one in the December issue of Marie Claire Turkey. This is glamour, high class and haute sophistication personified, all totally rolled into one and I am loving it.

The model Wiola Kowal depicts this über fab retro housewife searching for escape, she’s dressed in Louis Vuitton, Prada and once again, the most photographed Miu Miu dress. Styled by Hakan Öztürk and photographed by Talmer Yilmaz.

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Pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue

Bag Lurv: Miu Miu Natté and Patent Leather Handbag

20 Oct

I love how Prada has these metallic florals on most of the pieces in the fall collection. This bag is simply gorgeous.

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Miu Miu Natté and Patent Leather Handbag

 

Image via InStyle