Stylish Alternatives For Modern Brides
Recently I was asked by Lane to write a fashion piece for modern, stylish brides who are seeking chic alternatives to the traditional wedding gown. LANE is an online wedding directory with beautiful, inspiring content and imagery to assist you in planning your big day. For more information, please visit: www.thelane.com
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From the Runway To The Aisle
Make A Show Stopping Statement On Your Big Day
The latest round of runway collections presented some new and exciting ways to dress for your wedding day. From the high drama bygone allure of 1940’s silhouettes; to Mod mania with a 60’s twist; or the stylish seduction of 70’s glamour – your wedding gown can make a show stopping statement on your big day.
When it comes to colour, more is definitely more this season. And not just conservative colour choices, although there are plenty of sophisticated variables in soft pinks, creamy latte and luscious lavender. No, we are talking serious colour to really capture attention. Colour can inject a youthful, vitality into your wedding gown; with certain colours also heightening the overall aesthetic or theme of your wedding day. But how to interpret these iconic shapes and colours?
Timeless, Iconic 40’s Finesse
One of the season’s strongest trends involves broad shoulders that gracefully taper into a tailored waist. Across the catwalks refined 40’s feminine allure was back with a vengeance. At Gucci, Frida Giannini created looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. The designer conjured decadent long dresses with flowing chiffon in bold jewelled tones worthy of a cinematic moment. Other houses filled their collections with demure dresses and an air of restrained allure. At Ralph Lauren, an emerald green slip exuded pure iconic Old-Hollywood glamour. Whilst at Miu Miu, Donna Karan and Louis Vuitton, we were transported into a World War II-era, where skirts and dresses were worn to the knee or ankle and waists were highlighted with a clinched belt. For more 40’s inspiration…
Bold, Daring 60’s Revolution
When you take in all of the extraordinary colour, bold lines and simple silhouettes for the coming season, you would be forgiven for thinking fashion has gone mod squad cool. The return of the swinging 60’s, saw the era’s signature style makers take centre stage at Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Stella McCartney and more. Think luxe fabrics in pop art brights with great attention paid to the smallest details. Combining just the right amount of girly sweetness crossed with a sexy edge; chic 60’s fashion icon Jean Shrimpton is your muse. For more 60’s inspiration…
Effortless, Sophisticated 70’s Seduction
Oh so heavenly, there was something particularly compelling about the delicate romance and quiet seduction of 70’s streamlined chic. In the business of style, the 70’s aesthetic marks an irresistible return to effortless glamour. The silhouettes feature floor-sweeping hemlines in a volume of cascading fabric to elongate the body and create a vibe of unmistakable cool. At Yves Saint Laurent, pussy bow blouses were worn with palazzo trousers, while at Rachel Zoe her signature boho glam aesthetic shone through in long dresses that skim the body. For more 70’s inspiration…
Making The Big Decision
Stepping into the spotlight on your big day with a gown worthy of an iconic leading lady, brings a refined sophistication to your wedding. When choosing a coloured wedding gown, be sure to reflect on the style, tone and shape. Consider the type of look you want to achieve as well as the essential wedding details – giving thought to the venue and season.
The gown is at the heart of your day and a coloured version is a sensational way to perfectly express your personality and style xx
ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS
Tuesday Fashion Shot
Emma Watson’s First US Vogue Cover
Emma Watson has landed her first US Vogue cover at just 21 years of age!
The glamorous beauty covers the July 2011 issue of American Vogue, ahead of the release of the final Harry Potter film. Looking immaculately polished with her flawless skin and striking, delicate features; Watson wears a divine gown from the Prada Fall 2011/12 collection. Photographed by Mario Testino, within this issue Watson also wears looks by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.
Watson is a fan of young British Designers – often choosing to wear labels such as Erdem and Hakaan, among others – and said in her interview with Vogue US: “I thought: “If people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.”
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Angelina Jolie By Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton
Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has photographed Angelina Jolie for the Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign.
The Louis Vuitton Core Values campaigns celebrate Vuitton’s timeless classics pieces, in real situations on real people. Reclining on a wooden boat in Cambodia, Angelina Jolie looks serenely beautiful with her own six-year-old monogrammed ‘Alto’ carryall bag.
Of the campaign, Louis Vuitton’s executive vice president, Pietro Beccari, has said: “People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment. This travel message we give through personal journeys is a fundamental one for the brand.”
Previous people to feature in this campaign, include; Bono and his wife Ali Hewson in Africa; Sofia Coppola and her father Francis Ford Coppola in the Buenos Aires countryside; Keith Richards in a hotel suite; and Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize winner in the back of a limo passing remains of the Berlin Wall.
Jolie will donate a significant portion of her fee to a charity, which will most likely be the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in aid of community development and conservation in Cambodia.
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Tobey Maguire For Prada Menswear
Tobey Maguire has been announced as the new face of Prada’s Menswear Autumn / Winter 2011-12 campaign (pictured right).
Of his new role Maguire has said: “A great supporter of the Arts, Miuccia Prada has inspired a culture of creativity that is woven through every aspect of her company, from her collections, her campaigns, to every design detail in her stores. I have such admiration for her artistry and I’m thrilled to be a part of Prada’s fall campaign.”
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Top 3 Covers For July 2011
Besides Emma Watson’s divine cover for Vogue US; my other top 3 covers for July 2011 are:
– Cate Blanchett covers In Style Australia, in Gucci
– Claudia Schiffer covers Harper’s Bazaar UK, in Prada
– Beyoncé covers Dazed & Confused
Happy Tuesday! xx
Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / fashiongonerogue.com / vogue.co.uk
Best Dressed List
Golden Globes Glamour Girls…
Add exquisitely dazzling gowns & some of the most beautiful women in the world and you may just get an unforgettable red carpet moment.
The Red Carpet Trends…
Emerald green featured often on the red carpet to create some spectacular styles. From Angelina Jolie to Mila Kunis and Catherine Zeta Jones; emerald green is my new colour crush! Long-sleeves were also favoured by the beautiful Anne Hathaway, Leighton Meester and Julianne Moore. While Peachy, neutral pinky shades also had a moment with Lea Michelle, Claire Danes and Natalie Portman all stepping out in these delicious tones!
My Golden Globes Best Dressed List…
1>> The ultimate in sparkly tulle perfection – Olivia Wilde in Marchesa
2>> An emerald green beauty – Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
3>> Sparking Gold – Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé
4>> Pink, Ruffles (i.e. Just Fabulous) – Lea Michelle in Oscar de la Renta
5>> Fairytale Elegance – Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab
6>> Exquisite In Nude – Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham
7>> All Wrapped Up To Perfection – Mila Kunis in Vera Wang
8>> Elegant & Understated – Leighton Meester in Zac Posen
9>> Popping Pink – Julianne Moore in Lanvin
10>> Glamorously Green – Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier
Who is your best dressed? xx
All photos from grazia.com.au
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