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An Explosion Of Colour

“I love to play with colour for Spring.”  – Frida Giannini.

Unabashed colour is undeniably enticingly. Exuberant, passionate and joyously enchanting – an explosion of concentrated colour can put a spring in your step.

Gucci’s Jet Setting Colour Palette

At the recent Gucci Spring / Summer 2013 collection, bold colour captured the imagination combined powerfully with chic silhouettes for maximum impact. From bright pink to coral, cobalt blue, citrus yellow and rich turquoise – it was a collection that screamed of maximalist Italian glamour.

Igniting the imagination and evoking a jet setting lifestyle – the colour intensity lifted the spirits to create a collection the designer herself labelled “aristographic”. The late 60’s / 70’s silhouettes heighted the good mood; while subtle attention to detail saw ruffles line sleeves and necklines – arching around the body for added drama.

Colour Tip

Embrace vivid colour in a little cocktail dress. From bewitching cobalt blue to provocative red- it’s a dashing alternative to the classic little black dress…

Will you embrace a high-voltage colour palette? xx

Photos from style.com

Espresso News

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Weekend Fashion Shot

3 Shots Of Espresso News…
When Fashion Meets The Arts

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10 Highly Fashionable Tutus

10 Fashion Designers – Julien Macdonald; Erdem; Roksanda Ilincic; Agent Provocateur; Moschino; Kinder Aggugini; Jacques Azagury; Beatrix Ong; Giles Deacon and House of Worth – have collaborated with the English National Ballet to put their individual design aesthetic on the tutu (some pictured above).

Detailed, delicate, whimsically idyllic – the tutu is one of the most iconic and beautiful things that can be worn.  Of the tutu, Moschino’s creative director Rossella Jardini, said: “I think that the tutu is one of the most beautiful pieces of clothing invented and I was honoured by the request from an institution as prestigious as the English National Ballet. It came naturally because the pearl-and-queen button embroidery are typically English and I have always found them beautiful.”

On June 29th, each tutu will be presented in a catwalk show at the English National Ballet’s Summer Party at Kensington Palace. The exquisite tutus will then be sold by silent auction.

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Gucci Costumes For Florence Welch

It has been announced Gucci will create the costumes for Florence Welch’s North American tour.

Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Giannini, has previously mentioned her admiration for Welch’s style, even citing her as an inspiration for the Gucci Fall 2011/12 collection. The collection featured bold, striking looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. Of Welch’s dynamic style, Frida Giannini has said;

When Florence first came onto the scene, I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. I felt there was such an authentic energy to her sound and her look. This was confirmed when I met her at the Grammy’s earlier this year. I used one of Florence’s songs, ‘Hurricane Drunk,’ to set the mood for my Autumn Winter women’s show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence.”

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Yves Saint Laurent On The Stage

Yves Saint Laurent’s Creative Director, Stefano Pilati, has designed the costumes for a new play in London.

Starring Kristen Scott-Thomas, Dougray Scott and Ben Miles, the new theatre version of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is set between 1968 and 1977. The costumes reflect the time period and will see Scott-Thomas wearing a fuschia silk dress, camel coat, YSL tote bags and more signature YSL looks. Yves Saint Laurent, himself, was an avid theatre lover and designed costumes for countless plays across his career. (A look from the YSL Fall 2011 / 2012 collection is pictured right)

Happy Saturday! xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk

Espresso News

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4 Espresso Shots Of News & Some Fashion Inspiration…

Gucci Inspiration… Florence Welch

Gucci kick-started Milan Fashion Week with a sexy, glamorous bang! Citing Florence Welch as her inspiration, Gucci designer, Frida Giannini, created bold, striking looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. Emerald green, fuchsia, teal and rust, will undoubtedly strike a chord with fans of Tom Ford for Gucci in the 1990’s….

Richard Nicoll For Sportsgirl

Richard Nicoll has just shown at London Fashion Week to great review, and has also announced a collaboration with Australian High Street Store Sportsgirl. The Australian-raised, London-based designer, has created nine pieces for the collection, which feature key basics. A Blazer, Trousers and dresses feature in a sweet, cool hounds-tooth plaid. The collection stays true to Nicoll’s signature tailoring and beautifully-crafted individual pieces…

Natalie Portman… French Goddess For Miss Dior Chérie

Natalie Portman stars in the new Miss Dior Chérie fragrance commercial directed by Sofia Coppola. Set to the music of Serge Gainsbourg classic, ‘Je T’Aime (Moi Non Plus)’, Portman is whimsical, sexy and alluring. In the clip Portman can be seen admiring pink roses, zipping up a black dress and seducing a beautiful young Frenchman before blindfolding him on a bed, to name but a few of her Miss Dior Chérie adventures…

Kelly Osbourne The New Face of Material Girl

Kelly Osbourne has replaced Taylor Momsen as the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes’ clothing line, Material Girl. Osbourne shot the campaign during New York Fashion Week in uber cool East Village bars. The looks scream 80’s fun with white denim overalls, high-waisted shorts worn with a bra and patterned jumpsuits…

Mid-Week Fashion Inspiration…

Marta Canalda by Andrea D’Aquino for QVEST Spring Cover… With the retro accessories, colourful turbans and glamorous pieces by Jenny Germer; these photos are is simply darling!

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com, style.com, sportsgirl.com.au, grazia.com.au & google images

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