In celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day tomorrow and the beautiful New York Fashion Week collections being shown right now, here are some of my favourite looks which would be just perfect for this romantic occasion.
With a couple of days remaining during New York Fashion Week, it appears red will play an important role for the upcoming Fall season.
From Diane von Furstenberg to Victoria Beckham, Monique Lhuillier, Thakoon, DKNY and more, many have caught a little scarlet fever.
Paint The Town Red… not a colour for the faint of heart, red can give that unmistakable va-va-voom.
The colour of love, passion and seduction – red is the prefect choice for a romantic date this Valentine’s Day.
Some red hot inspiration…
Happy Valentine’s Day for tomorrow xx
Photos from style.com
Catch Scarlet Fever…
Across the runways designers were feeling a little hot under the collar. Shades of scarlet, crimson, cardinal and vermilion brought an undeniable warmth of sexy, bright, sophistication to the upcoming Fall season.
The House of Valentino has long painted the town red, with the Couturier himself once saying: “Women usually prefer to wear black at events because it makes them feel safe, however, if there’s one woman wearing red, she will inevitably be the eye-catcher of the evening. It’s as though the room is suddenly illuminated — simply perfect for a grand entrance.”
The little red dress made for a dashing statement at Gucci, Lanvin, Jil Sander and Diane von Furstenberg, not to mention countless others. Meanwhile, at Michael Kors’ a luxe red fur added the finishing touch to a complete scarlet look. At Chanel a little red jacket also added a dash of colour to a monochromatic collection.
The colour of passion, red isn’t a look for the faint of heart. Sizzling sirens need only apply!
Must Have… The little red dress; sensational red trousers; or a statement red fur.
Minimal Chic… Want to dip your toes into this delightful trend? Try a slick of bold red lipstick; sultry red stilettos; or finish your look with a darling red clutch.
Favourite Catwalk Look… Rodarte Red! Love the Rodarte’s Wizard Of Oz inspired dresses which feature red sequins in divine silhouettes.
Will you sizzle in radiant red for Fall?
Photos from style.com / elle.com
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Oprah, Michelle Obama & Diane von Furstenberg… Power-Women Espresso News
Fashion Flashback – Oprah Covers Vogue
After 25 years of life-changing television, the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show will air today. Oprah has touched so many hearts with her kindness, inspiration and extraordinary enthusiasm and passion for life.
In 1998, Oprah covered American Vogue. Oprah looked exquisitely radiant wearing looks by Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani, among others. Thandie Newton is also pictured with Oprah below right. Vogue.com has republished their interview with Oprah from this feature and you can read it here…
In the article, Oprah is quoted as saying: “What I have decided, is that with fame, notoriety, credibility—if you can’t have the courage to stand up and speak out for what you truly believe in, then it means nothing.”… I miss Oprah already!
Diane von Furstenberg is launching a new fragrance, ‘Diane’. The fashion dynamo will be releasing the fragrance this October. It features two primary scents – frangipani and violet – which combine to create a woody floral fragrance. Of the scent, von Furstenberg has said, “I wanted to put the power of women in a bottle. I wanted a perfume that reflected womanhood — what I know, what I feel about being a woman — and the power that we all have that we can be the woman we want to be.”
Michelle Obama – A Fashion Icon
Since Michelle Obama arrived in England, wearing a two-piece purple Preen skirt suit from the fall 2011 collection, her fashion statements have been getting more and more exquisitely iconic. From a Roksanda Ilincic purple drape neck dress; to a Ralph Lauren fall 2011 elegant black evening gown; not to mention a divine ivory Tom Ford number with elbow length gloves – Mrs. Obama a radiant, fashion savvy, extraordinarily beautiful First Lady!
Will you be suffering from Oprah withdrawals like me? xx
Photos from vogue.com / vogue.co.uk / wwd.com