Monday, 27 February 2012

And the winner is...

If you're anything like me, you love a good award ceremony, and they don't come any better than the Oscars. The chance to get a glimpse of the rich and famous off duty, relaxing and looking amazing is just too good to pass up. From the floor-length to the fabulous and the occasional faux pas, The Academy Awards never fail to wow.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Brad Pitt suited up in Tom Ford and Angelina Jolie (and THAT leg) in an Atelier Versace velvet number

Glen Close in a forest green Zac Posen fishtail dress and (questionable) blazer

Woman of the moment and Best Actress winner, Meryl Streep in a modest Lanvin dress.

Rooney Mara added a touch of understated elegance in a beautifully cut Givenchy dress.

Emma Stone looked stunning in Giambattista Valli

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

By far my favourite gown of the night, Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford. She has divided critics with her choice of dress and added cape but she pulls it off beautifully so what's to complain about?
They're just jealous! I know I am.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Hills Are Alive

The Hills' Whitney Port has had her Fashion Week debut in New York this season with a playful and feminine collection said to be inspired by an antique kaleidoscope she found at her grandmothers house.
The looks mainly consisted of separates with bold oversized cardigans and jumpers offset with tailored tops and floaty chiffon, all bringing together a definite 90's grunge feel.
Critics haven't taken too much time to contemplate Port's offerings and some have said it's all a bit miss-matched but I would have to disagree. It's wearable without being dull or drab and is a great breath of fresh air amongst all the puffy ball gowns and sky-high heels of other designers.






New York, New York

New York Fashion Week came to a close last week but the fashion world is still buzzing with talk of the big apple and it's shows.

Proenza Schouler explored the idea of protection with their 'Fight Club' inspired collection. Fencing, karate, judo and other sports all shone through the oversized proportions and unique fabrications.

 Proenza Schouler A/W 12-13

Proenza Schouler A/W 12-13

Ralph Lauren set the tone for their show with the Downtown Abbey theme music and huge crystal chandeliers. Art Deco and British heritage fused beautifully for a classic yet traditional offering.

 Ralph Lauren A/W 12-13

 Ralph Lauren A/W 12-13

Architecture influences and cathedral ceiling prints were the central looks brought together by Vera Wang in her Autumn/Winter collection. Wang says of her looks - “the body protectively enveloped in the soft armour of a fitted sheath, the sharp discipline of fencing-inspired jackets, the structured carapace of a coat”

 Vera Wang A/W 12-13

 Vera Wang A/W 12-13

Vera Wang A/W 12-13


The closing day of the event saw L'Wren Scott's Ready-To-Wear collection shown in an exclusive wooden-panelled building in Chelsea complete with red roses and chandeliers (a recurring theme this season, it seems). The clothes had a vintage flair and a stunning colour palette of deep plums, burgundy, gold, indigo and black.

L'Wren Scott A/W 12-13

 L'Wren Scott A/W 12-13

L'Wren Scott A/W 12-13 

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Making a Splash

The trend really causing waves this season is 'Under the Sea' and can be seen reflected in the aquatic works of designers such as Chanel, Givenchy and McQueen.

Going all out as ever, Karl Lagerfeld displays his collection in a water wonderland complete with giant coral and Florence Welch singing from inside a shell.

Chanel RTW S/S 2012


Chanel RTW S/S 2012

The trend also shone through in the accessories and beauty. With pearls, wet look locks and pearlescent conch-shell clutch bags pulling the looks together.

Chanel RTW S/S 2012

Another designer taking inspiration from the ocean was Versace, opting for starfish and sea horses along with mermaid-adorned totes all, of course, with a bit of studding - Donnatella's embellishment of choice.

Versace RTW S/S 2012

Versace RTW S/S 2012

A rainbow coloured array of dresses sporting sed bed corals, scallop shells and fish swimming throughout was amoung the themes shown at Mary Katrantzou this season.

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012

A more subtle take the trend was seen in the irridescent shimmers of Giorgio Armani's capri pants and ball gowns complete with dainty bags and embellishment galore.

Giorgio Armani RTW S/S 2012

Giorgio Armani RTW S/S 2012



Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Any Excuse for a Holiday

The latest edition to the Mulberry Bag Hall of Fame is this gorgeous travel day bag. It has already caught the attention of celebrities and fashionistas alike with Blake Lively, Hayley Atwell and Juno Temple all fans of the new style.




"The Travel Day Bag and its gorgeous characteristics are inspired by the golden age of travel and the nostalgic glamour of vintage steamer trunks," Mulberry creative director Emma Hill told Vogue.com. "We love its metal tipped corners and a smart metal logo plaque. It's a classic satchel, but with a super modern (yet nostalgically-inspired), twist. It's definitely a statement bag that will have all the girls drooling!"


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