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Eternal Style

My Sunday inspiration came in the form of Marie Claire Espana’s editorial, celebrating the astounding beauty of Dior’s Spring 2011 Couture collection.

The idea of ‘style’ – what it is, who has it and so on – is something that is eternally on my mind. Today there are few people who evoke true style. That unmistakable ‘je ne sais quoi’, familiar with classic icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and other timeless beauties.

Marie Claire Espana’s June 2011 editorial, featuring Melodie Dagault and Anastasiya Bondarenko, is beautiful, romantic and whimsically nostalgic. With the simple white backgrounds, all focus is placed purely on the exquisite gowns and models’ classic beauty. The old-world glamour of this alluring collection is further transfixed by the chic styling – the long gloves; striking red lips; perfectly shaped eyebrows; and elongated feminine silhouettes.

With the models’ appearing every part the impeccably polished belles, this Haute Couture collection is the epitome of classic style…

I would love to know, what do you think is the epitome of timeless style? xx


About the Dior Couture Collection
The Dior Spring 2011 Couture collection took inspiration from the elegance, beauty and radiance of René Gruau’s illustrations. As the Dior Illustrator, Gruau created a fresh ideal of female beauty and captured a new mood of post-war optimism. Gruau’s exquisite illustrations are perfectly reflected in this dynamic collection. The intensity of colour and bold lines, leave me speechless. To view the Dior Couture collection, please click here…

Photos from fashionising.com

Espresso News

Espresso Shot Of News…

Love Is In The Air

Wedding Espresso Shots of News…

Love, love, love a Wedding!

The world has fallen in love with the elegant, sophisticated Kate Middleton. The Royal Wedding, set to take place on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey, has sprinkled love in the air right across the globe…

Tiffany & Co. Spring Campaign

Tiffany and Co. have released their Spring 2011 ad campaign, which perfectly captures the elegance, beauty and love of a gorgeous New York Wedding! The photography, styling, models and jewellery (pictured above & right), are as to anticipated from a Tiffany campaign, all exquisite. Love Tiffany’s ability to transport you into a world of luxury…

Vogue UK Wedding Editions

To celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Vogue UK is releasing three exquisite covers for the May 2011 issue (pictured below). The Three key factors to creating these extraordinarily beautiful covers:

– Three supermodels
Natalia Vodianova, Freja Beha Erichson and Lara Stone

– Three exquisite gowns
Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta and Bruce Oldfield

– One renowned Fashion Photographer
Mario Testino

Vodianova wears Vivienne Westwood, Beha Erichson in Oscar de la Renta, while Stone shines in Bruce Oldfield. The issue is Wedding themed and also features articles on Kate Middleton; a piece on fashion brides; as well as a guide to being a perfect wedding guest…

My Top Royal Wedding Gown Choices

While who will design the wedding gown of the Princess-to-be is still unknown, here are 6 of my favourites for Kate Middleton to consider… Alexander McQueen (Autumn / Winter 2011 collection), Elie Saab (Couture Spring / Summer 2011) and Marchesa (Autumn / Winter 2011 collection)!

Who would you like to see design Kate Middleton’s gown? xx

 

Photos from thetrendreport.ch / fabsugar.com.au / style.com

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Some Monday Inspiration…

Entitled ‘Cheeky Couture’, I love the old-fashioned glamour of these shots for Vogue Russia. I especially adore the two photos featured above, showcasing the Dior Couture dresses and Atelier Versace gown.

Capturing a story of fabulous couture fun, Kristians Silis plays the role of ‘photographer’ to Anais Pouliot and Cordelia KIn show-stopping pieces from the Spring / Summer 2011 Haute Couture shows, the models create some divine photos in the likes of Armani Privé,  Atelier Versace, Valentino, Dior and Givenchy Haute Couture. The editorial was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and styled by Katerina Mukhina for Vogue Russia April 2011 issue.

Spectacular couture with touches of nostalgia to glamorous years gone by…

What is inspiring you this week? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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