“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.
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
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?
Sleek, shimmering Metallics…
High shine meets irresistible polish, with metallic looks so chic they exude effortless shiny style
Sublime when paired with minimal, clean-cut pieces, metallics add a gorgeous gloss to your look. Across the Spring / Summer 2012 runways, designers dipped their pieces in glistening gold and silver adding a rich texture and shining optimism.
Metallic accessories pack a punch. Wear with a crisp white shirt dress (a la Gianfranco Ferré); soft neutrals; or bold brights for startling panache. Metallics are the perfect exclamation point in your look. At Gianfranco Ferré metallic handbags and belts were daring against clean white; while at Yves Saint Laurent metallic detailing screamed of opulent allure.
High Gloss Embellishment
Head-to-toe shine stopped traffic at Hakaan and Gucci. Metallics added dazzling beauty and a modern edge to cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Pieces shimmered in ‘Mermaid-esque’ sequins for decedent dressing. At Gucci art deco inspired embellishment was polished, glossy and chic; while at Hakaan the classic white tee brought a fresh simplicity to a sequined pencil skirt.
Photos from style.com
From Chanel to Dior, Versace, Gucci, Prada and more – the ladies of Hollywood dazzled in the world’s most exquisite gowns…
The biggest trend of the night – fishtail gowns. From Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli to Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Reese Witherspoon & Elle Macpherson both in Zac Posen – fishtail gowns added a grand Old-Hollywood elegance to the Red Carpet.
A 1920’s exuberance could also be felt from Salma Hayek’s dazzling art deco inspired gown and Charlize Theron’s divine styling – her hair swept softly back in loose waves with a vintage 1920′s Cartier hair band. Michelle Williams also wore a hair band on the red carpet (surely igniting an important trend for coming Awards ceremonies). Theron’s gown, one of my absolute favourites, in blush-coloured chiffon with an oversized bow at the waist and thigh-high slit, is the perfect embodiment of timeless, iconic style.
My favourites on the red carpet…
- Evan Rachel Wood show stopping in Gucci
- Sofia Vergara perfection in Vera Wang
- Salma Hayek glistening in Gucci
- Julianne Moore timeless in Chanel Haute Couture
- Rooney Mara chic in Nina Ricci
- Charlize Theron darling in Dior Couture
Who was your best dressed on the red carpet? xx
Photos from zimbio.com & google images