Effortlessly straightforward; seductively streamlined– a sharp yet simple silhouette is the epitome of chic.
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel
Appearing on the Victoria Beckham Spring / Summer 2013 runway, this sleek silhouette was the height of nonchalant style. With her ever growing portfolio of exquisite designs, Victoria Beckham demonstrated that with a bold burst of colour, a sharply tailored cocktail dress can be heightened from the potentially mundane to très magnifique with that delicate, restrained touch.
Favoured by designers who emphasise modern, timeless designs – just think of Phoebe Philo at Celine and her extraordinary restraint when creating classical pieces women will cherish for decades to come.
Distinctly feminine and wearable, Stella McCartney is another designer who understands a sharp cut can exude an unmistakable ‘grown-up’ allure.
Artfully structured, a simple tailored piece can do wonders for the figure. Tailoring can slim and flatter your body in spectacular ways. Honing her skills with Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton, McCartney became renowned for her precision cuts and distinctly feminine take on simplicity. Her highly coveted trouser suits and cocktail dresses have been worn by many of the world’s most stylish and are the perfect style inspiration for any modern day woman aspiring to achieve that chic, elegance.
Note: When adopting a ‘less is more’ philosophy, be sure to place a strong emphasis on the fit, quality and silhouette.
Will you embrace the ‘simpler life’? xx
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5 Fabulous Fashion Shots Of News…
Vogue Paris Goes International
A new daily must-read – the Vogue Paris website has gone international. I can now enjoy every word of Vogue Paris as well as all of the gorgeous photographs! Exclusive daily content is now being translated into English. Yesterday also saw a new mobile site; iPad and iPhone Apps launched for the iconic Fashion Magazine.
Click here to visit Vogue Paris
The Prada Swim Suit Covers
The vintage-inspired Prada Bathing Suit from the Spring / Summer 2012 collection continues to clock up magazine covers. Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and W Magazine are the latest magazines to showcase these curve-accentuating, bedazzled bathing suits.
Click here to read more about Prada’s Bombshell Swim Suits
Victoria Beckham Joins Facebook
On her 38th birthday Victoria Beckham joined Facebook, documenting her special day which included flowers, a fruit platter and balloons. Within just one day Beckham had 101,000 likes; with thousands wishing the designer many happy returns. Her facebook page is set to bring the latest news from her brand’s collections.
Click here to visit Victoria Beckham’s Facebook
The shoe designer behind those iconic red soles has said: ”I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them.”
Sarah Burton Named on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list
Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director and designer of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, has been named on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. Taking the reigns as Creative Director in 2010, Burton has continued McQueen’s exquisite work season after season. In the issue, Sarah Jessica Parker pays tribute to the designer writing: “She is a young woman who shouldered an enormous burden and privilege with dignity, heart and strength”.
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Prada’s exquisite curve-accentuating, bedazzled bathing suits have become the shimmering icons of Spring / Summer dressing.
These colourful, embellished bathing suits have captured the hearts of Magazine Editors and Stylists around the globe. Racking up countless Magazine covers and editorials, these vintage-inspired swim suits are the toast of the season.
Appearing on the catwalk of the Prada Spring / Summer 2012 collection; Miuccia Prada took inspiration from 60’s Americana; fast cars; and a celebration of feminine sweetness. Deep v-necklines and strategically placed lines of colourful crystals drew eyes inwards - accentuating the waist and emphasising feminine curves.
Created with graduating colours (beige, pink, red and black); crocheted flowers; or diamante crystals; these bathing suits have such beauty, texture, and craftsmanship one could be mistaken for hanging them on a wall rather than wearing them by the pool. Perfect then that the Prada one-piece is the cover subject of the season…
Do you covet the Prada one-piece? xx
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