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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

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Mélanie Laurent For Dior’s Hypnotic Poison

Mélanie Laurent has been announced as the new face of Christian Dior’s Hypnotic Poison scent. The beautiful French actress (known for her role in ‘Inglourious Basterds’), singer, director and writer, will also wear Dior Couture on the red carpet. Love Mélanie Laurent and adore the intoxicating allure of Hypnotic Poison!

Leighton Meester For Vera Wang’s ‘Lovestruck’

The first image from Vera Wang’s ‘Lovestruck’ campaign has been released starring Leighton Meester.  The 25year old Gossip Girl favourite looks absolutely divine in a floor length purple gown. C’est Magnifique!

Marchesa For Playboy

Renowned for their extraordinary red carpet gowns; Marchesa designers, Keren and Georgina, have tackled the iconic Playboy bunny costume. The exclusive model has been created to celebrate the opening of the new Playboy Club in London on June 4. Looking to embellish the iconic costume with a couture touch, Marchesa have said,

“very excited for the opportunity to design one of the iconic symbols of pop and fashion culture. We were inspired by the original costume, but we added some of Marchesa’s signature details: embroidery and draping while respecting the classic corseted silhouette of the Playboy costume. The result is a modern and feminine rendition of this legendary look”.

Pierre Cardin To Sell Fashion House

Pierre Cardin is selling his legendary fashion house. At 88, Cardin has said, “I know I won’t be here in a few years and the business needs to continue.” Founding his house in 1950, Cardin was one of the pioneers of brand licensing. His name is now carried on hundreds of products, including; clothing, shoes, bottled water, furniture and perfume.

Best Dressed at Met Gala

Decadence, glamour and divine red carpet fashion statements – were of course the order of the day at the Met Gala. Many guests were dressed in McQueen, even the lady of the moment herself, McQueen Creative Director, Sarah Burton (aka the creator of the Duchess of Cambridge’s gorgeous wedding gown) (pictured below). Stella McCartney also had an impressive turn out of celebrity support. McCartney (pictured below), the Gala co-chair, wore a black strapless dress and platform sandals from her label.

In Alexander McQueen:  Burton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness and Naomi Campbell

In Stella McCartney: McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Mendes and Kate Hudson

Who was your best dressed? xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / vogue.it / google images

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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