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Petal Perfection

There is something about flowers. I know they are synonymous with Spring; but I am happy {more than happy – ecstatic even} to wear them all year round. Four seasons of flowers = sign me up.

Flowers do have power. While seemingly these pretty petals are girly and fragile, there is something about a beautiful floral print that could quite literally stop you in your tracks.  Why you may ask? Florals are a print classic. They join the likes of a Benetton stripe or a spot in the category of timeless perfection. So when a floral print is done well – with charisma, with charm, with elegance – it can be an extraordinary moment.

Florals can be bold and enchanting; moody and romantic; light and airy – the myriad of prints available can be matched to your every mood and manner. There is a petal for every personal taste. A bloom for every occasion.

So think freshly cut flowers. Think Carrie Bradshaw’s beautiful blossom brooch. Think the secret garden. Be inspired by the new and invigorating ways designers interpreted florals for the upcoming season. Their green thumbs growing a garden of botanical delights…

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An ‘On Point’ Trend

Be Ballet Beautiful…

Chic, Sophisticated & Whimsical… think soft sheer fabrics, tutu skirts & ballet flats

Dance away in some divine Ballet inspired creations that are simply to-die-for!

Awaiting the release of the highly anticipated film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman (pictured right), Ballet is once again taking the spotlight. For the Spring / Summer 2011 collections, designers took inspiration from the beautiful world of Ballet.

From Erdem to Chloé and David Koma, designers created divine pieces that would look just as at ease centre-stage as they did on the catwalk. With fitted bodices and flaring skirts, the Ballet trend is exquisitely beautiful, feminine and soft.

At Chloé, nude leotards with low sculpted backs were worn with billowing below-the-knee pleated skirts. In a colour palette of white, beige, camel and black tones; red ballet flats added an unexpected eye-catching twist. While the models at Erdem wore lace, embroidered flowers and gorgeous shoes tied up the calf like ballet slippers.

Visions of Ballet-Inspired Loveliness…

Are you loving or loathing the Ballet look? xx

 

All Catwalk Photos from style.com | Black Swan photo from grazia.com.au

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Fashion Trends

Fancy Some Fruit Salad?

Photos from style.com

A Tutti Frutti Fashion Trend

Brighten up your wardrobe with colourful fruity looks inspired by the Spring / Summer 2011 collections.

Between Prada, Stella McCartney and Moschino Cheap & Chic, designers were feeling for a Summer health kick. There were Banana prints on the Prada runway, while Miuccia Prada herself wore banana earrings backstage. Of her colourful collection, Miuccia Prada said: “I’m tired of minimalism.”

Meanwhile, at Stella McCartney, models looked fresh, vibrant and citrusy in luscious lemon and orange prints. At Moschino Cheap & Chic, a divine lemon print 50’s inspired skirt teamed with a matching top and waisted belt, made my heart stop! So divine! Other fruits that took to the runway included; apples at Miu Miu and cherries at Anna Sui, while at Blumarine models carried lemon handbags.

However, dressing in fruit can be daring. If you would prefer to ‘taste test’ this fruity trend, check out Charlotte Olympia’s banana clutch bag or mixed fruit platform heels (pictured right). The striking heels are decorated with interlaced pineapples, bananas, strawberries and watermelons. It is the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your everyday style with effortless flair.  Of her pieces, Charlotte Dellal, the designer behind the Charlotte Olympia label, says; “They are tongue in cheek but wearable, I like accessories which have a sense of humour.”

So be daring in citrus! Make a colourful, fresh statement. You can now eat your fruit and wear it too! xx

 

All photos from style.com

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