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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6 Fabulous Fashion Shots Of Weekend News

Kristen Stewart The New Face Of Balenciaga

Kristen Stewart has been announced as the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance to be launched this autumn. Balenciaga’s Creative Director, Nicholas Ghesquière, has said of Stewart: “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence… she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”

Stewart joins Charlotte Gainsbourg at Balenciaga, who is the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first olfactory venture from the fashion house which launched in 2010.

Mia Wasikowska The New Face Of Miu Miu

Mia Wasikowska has been named the face of Miu Miu’s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign. The Jane Eyre actress will replace Hailee Steinfeld who was the face of the label for Autumn / Winter 2011. The first campaign image has been released (pictured above) and Wasikowska is certainly shining bright!

Mary Katrantzou For Longchamp

Known for her extraordinary digital prints, Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with Longchamp to create two exclusive new prints (pictured above). With an East-meets-West theme, the London designer used an Asian temple, the New York Carnergie Hall as well as orchids, amongst other inspiration, as her starting point.

Of the collaboration, Katrantzou has said: “The prints we designed reference Vietnam temple architecture, Thomas Heatherwick’s design for their Soho store, lanterns, orchids, an aquarium and many more surreal juxtapositions. I wanted to create a Mary Katrantzou world for Longchamp and they were amazing at letting us be so creative with the prints!”

Fashion’s First Lady Joins Twitter

Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Friday and has already attracted over 283,000 followers. The account will be managed by campaign staff; however, the First Lady will be signing off personal tweets with “mo”. Follow Michelle Obama @michelleobama

Selfridges New Reading Experience

On Friday, Selfridges launched its own pop-up library which will house over 15,000 of the world’s most inspirational books. Although shoppers will not be able to borrow the books, they can buy them and spend the afternoon reading one of Selfridge’s comfortable chairs.

Curated by Penguin, Thames and Hudson, Faber and Taschen; some of the store’s stylish friends -from Olivia Palermo to Lily Cole and Thandie Newton – have all revealed their favourite books for some reading added inspiration.

Alberta Ferretti Replaces Models With Debutantes

Alberta Ferretti’s ‘Limited Edition’ collection presentation has been modelled by a connected group of young socialites. Solange Knowles, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Sarah Margaret Qualley and others took to the catwalk for Ferretti’s mid-season show in Milan on Friday (pictured below).

Happy Weekend! xx


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Fashion Campaigns

The Fall Fashion Campaigns – Take 2

Take Two – more of the latest Fashion Campaigns for Fall…

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Featuring Anne Vyalitsyna, Izabel Goulart and Aline Weber, the DKNY Fall campaign is all about chic modern power dressing. The shots burst with darling stripes, tweeds and brights – perfect for a fashionable Fall.  Effortlessly cool, New York Chic…

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Stella McCartney

Natalia Vodianova looks as though she is in Wonderland for the Stella McCartney Fall 2011 campaign. Returning as the face of the Stella McCartney label, Vodianova exudes pure natural beauty in polka dots and oversized comfy knits. Simply stunning…

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Alberta Ferretti

Arizona Muse goes 60’s cool for the Alberta Ferretti Fall 2011 Campaign. In a cosy setting, Muse exudes confidence and swinging 60’s sophistication in striking colours and iconic shapes. Adore…

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Elie Saab

Elegant and sexy – the Elie Saab woman is enchantingly alluring. Juju Ivanyuk wears the label’s form fitting, sharply tailored looks to perfection for the Fall 2011 campaign. Divine…

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan’s Fall 2011campaign explores a day in the life of a busy yet exquisitely elegant New York woman. Isabeli Fontana is the sophisticated, refined woman we are following. Wearing beautiful pieces with an iconic nostalgia to them, the collection draws on the past in a divine colour palette of silver tones. Elegance personified…

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Seductive, Romantic and Enchanting – the Valentino campaign features Jac Jagaciak, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Ruby Aldridge, Sara Blomqvist and Kim Dall Armi for Fall 2011. Radiating mysterious glamour the looks include delicate light-weight dress and elegant accessories. Heavenly…

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Michael Kors

Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman prepare for a night out on the town in the Michael Kors Fall 2011 campaign. The couple ride in the back of a limo in looks that evoke pure 70’s glam. Sexy, sophisticated, modern day glamour at its finest…

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Which Fall campaigns best represent your style? xx


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