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Le Smoking

The Le Smoking trend is back & the world’s most stylish are mad about the boy.

As one of the most powerful and enduring fashion creations of the 21st century, Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking Tuxedo is still a favourite amongst the world’s most stylish. From Diane Kruger to Camilla Belle, a feminine take on the tuxedo is sharp, fresh & seductively sexy.

About Le Smoking

Created in 1966 by Yves Saint Laurent, the Le Smoking tuxedo revolutionised women’s fashion. Pioneering the androgynous look for women, the tuxedo enabled women to dress with style, influence and power.

When it first appeared as part of YSL’s Pop art collection it was a controversial alternative to the little black dress or evening gown.

The sharp black jacket and straight cut, high waisted trousers worn with a white organdy blouse, became instantly adored by trend setting, style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, Lauren Bacall, Bianca Jagger and more.

Every season since this controversial design made its debut, countless designers reference its chic shape – a testament to the enduring appeal of Le Smoking. YSL himself reinvented his signature silhouette in hundreds of new and unique ways during his own reign – from dress versions to jumpsuits and trenches.  Since then all of Saint Laurent’s successors (Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford and Stefano Pilati), have made the Le Smoking an inherent feature in every YSL collection. {images from the YSL Fall 2012 collection below}

Will you wear Le Smoking Tuxedo? xx

Photos from style.com /  justfad.blogspot.com.au / google images

Fashion

Fashion Feature

The New Suit

Embrace the New Suit Silhouette For Highly Fashionable Business

From Stella McCartney to DVF, Hermès to The Row; designers are embracing the suit in new, ultra feminine, flattering ways.

The suit is a firm fashion favourite. Sophisticated, sexy and chic – the suit is synonymous with power dressing.  Yet today’s suits with a focus on clean lines and refined cuts, don’t need to be a flashback to 80’s ‘Wall Street’. In fact no woman’s wardrobe is complete without one…

Note: Be sure to place a strong emphasis on the fit, quality and silhouette… the perfect suit will slim and flatter your body in spectacular ways – you may never want to take it off!

Stella McCartney

At Stella McCartney (pictured above & below) tailoring is always a matter of priority. Honing her skills on Saville Row for Edward Sexton, her father’s tailor for a number of years – McCartney has become renowned for her precision cuts. Distinctly feminine and wearable, McCartney’s trousers and tuxedo jackets are cut sharp yet also soft and relaxed to exude comfortable allure.

Stella McCartney – Spring / Summer 2011

The Row

Taking its name from London’s historic Savile Row, The Row offers a modern directional take on traditional tailoring. The brainchild of Style icons, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row’s aims to provide an updated concept of bespoke tailoring and modern day classics.

The Row – Pre-Collection Fall 2011

Will you cut a sharp silhouette in a suit? xx

 

Photos from style.com / therow.com

Espresso News

Espresso Shot Of News

Your Fabulous Fashion Scoop

4 Delicious Espresso Shots of Fashion News &
My Top 10 Best Dressed List from Cannes…

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Hailee Steinfeld The New Face of Miu Miu

At just 14years of age, Hailee Steinfeld has been announced as the new face of Miu Miu. Having already been nominated for an Oscar, Steinfeld has also graced numerous best dressed lists and made a style impact in her short time in front of the camera. She was also front row as a special guest at the Miu Miu A/W 11-12 show.

Steinfeld is set to appear in the Autumn / Winter 2011 / 12 campaign for the high end label which will be shot in Paris. Previous ‘faces’ of Miu Miu include; Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis Katie Holmes and Lindsay Lohan. Click here to read more about Steinfeld’s red carpet style…

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Elizabeth Olsen In Her Sisters’ Label – The Row

Little sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth, has walked the red carpet in Cannes in two looks from The Row.  The 22 year old Olsen wore a white embellished gown during the day, before appearing in a black beaded floor-length gown in the evening. And yes… this is the Elizabeth whose name served as inspiration for the Olsen’s other label – ‘Elizabeth and James’.

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Fendi To Leave Fur Off Runway In South Korea

Fendi has been asked to remove all fur from their upcoming runway show in Seoul. Activists have threatened large-scale protests if fur is included in the runway; forcing the Mayor to request Fendi to pull all fur. If an agreement is not reached, Fendi may need to cancel the presentation…

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Film Stars & Top Models Walk Charity Catwalk For Japan

Supermodel Naomi Campbell once again organised a selection of top models and movie stars to walk in her charity fashion show. Taking place during the Cannes Film Festival; Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson and Robert De Niro were among other A-listers who strutted down the catwalk in aid of Japan…

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Best Dressed From Cannes…

Stepping Out In Style At Cannes, My Top 10 Favourite Looks:

1 >>  Penelope Cruz in Marchesa with Johnny Depp
2 >>  Alexa Chung wearing vintage Balenciaga
3 >>  Rachel McAdams in Monique Lhullier
4 >>  Dasha Zhukova in Valentino
5 >>  Zoe Saldana in Armani Privé
6 >>  Uma Thurman wearing Versace
7 >>  Sonam Kapoor in Jean Paul Gaultier
8 >>  Salma Hayek in Gucci Premiere
9 >>  Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture
10 >> Astrid Bergès-Frisbey wearing Chanel Couture

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Who is your best dressed? xx

 

Photos from grazia.com.au / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / cbsnews.com / vogue.co.uk