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Back To Basics

Lately Fashion has been getting back to basics. And what is more of a wardrobe fundamental then the classic white tee?

An essential component in every capsule wardrobe, the humble cotton tee has recently received somewhat of a style makeover. It’s back onto the runway… with a fresh sophistication and timeless appeal.

On the Spring / Summer 2012 runways, designers revisited the unexpected – rethinking the shape, silhouette and styling of the classic cotton tee. Innovative and beautiful results ensued.

At Balmain a casual white tee was teamed with a couture-worthy high-waisted skirt. While at Balenciaga, the tee was transformed in silhouette for effortless, sporty chic.

But how will you incorporate such a minimal look into your wardrobe? Style the classic cotton tee with a beautiful high-waisted skirt and thin belt for an effortless take on polished dressing.

Polished, fresh and unpretentious, the cotton tee is a wardrobe must-have. 

Will you revisit the humble white tee? xx

 

photos from style.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

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

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Fashion

Fashion Editorial

Iconic, Timeless 40’s Glamour

Entitled ‘In The Mode’, this Vogue Australia editorial channels the romantic nostalgia of 1940’s dressing perfectly.

Continuing on from my previous article on the 40’s trend for Fall, this editorial, featuring Barbara Palvin, captures the classic glamour and timeless beauty of this bygone era.

With ultra feminine pieces that exude lady-like elegance, Palvin wears looks by Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta, amongst others. Her loose 40’s pin curls bring a softness and romanticism to the photos; while her dark eye make-up and red lip conjures a sexy, strong, sophistication.

Vogue Australia perfectly introduces the editorial with: ‘The romance of the past is rendered modern by a divine melange of print, texture and shape.’ 

Enjoy your Sunday xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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