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Fashion Trends

Show Your Spots

Dots On Spots On Dots…

From Stella McCartney, to Marc Jacobs, Azzaro and more, designers were seeing spots for Fall!

Romantic, Feminine and ever-so chic – the polka dot returned as the print of the season. From little black dresses to blouses, hats and tights – the iconic spots could be found in a variety of sizes and styles across the runways.

At Stella McCartney polka dots sat on delicate chiffon – overlapping and engaging each other in tiny galaxies of clusters. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs’ unabashed affair with the polka dot saw models dotty from head to toe – in some looks quite literally. Polka dot berets, handbags and tights finished off his classical silhouettes with an exclamation point.

Effortlessly stylish and delightfully playful, the simple spot is usually associated with a humble vintage aesthetic – think ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’. Yet this season’s spots seem unmistakably more fresh, sleek and refined. Iconic yet modern.

For dotty perfection… choose your spots on a sexy little black dress, a la Stella McCartney or Lanvin, for timeless, classic style.

Will you be falling in love with the Polka Dot? xx

Photos from style.com

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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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Fashion Trends

1940’s Glamour

For the coming Fall season, designers were feeling 1940’s glamour in the air. From Gucci to Miu Miu and Donna Karan – 40’s refined feminine allure was back with a vengeance.

Be transported into the World War II-era, where skirts and dresses were worn to the knee and striking scarlet red lips made for a sensational pout.

Across many collections the 40’s influence could be seen in the sharp pencil skirts; matte red lipstick; and the sophisticatedly sexy accent of accessories – think of those decedent fur shrugs, statement hats, slim belts and elegant gloves.

1940’s silhouettes featured broad shoulders that gracefully tapered into a tailored waist. Almost every outfit contained shoulder pads and looks were finished off with a hat. The strong shoulder gave women a sense of purpose and strength – traits that were considered essential to survive the war. The fashion had to be practical, allow movement and comply within strict rationing. The long decedent beaded gowns of the 1930’s were now considered gaudy and unpatriotic. The 40’s lead the way for minimal, boxy dresses; shorter skirts and neatly belted waists.

1940’s fashion was elegant, refined and authoritative – reflecting the strong sense of purpose as women rolled up their sleeves and did their part on the home front…

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Kate Moss channels 40’s glam for the cover & feature editorial of Vogue UK, August 2011 issue…

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the whimsically romantic nostalgia of the 1940’s trend. I am ready to do my hair in pin curls and wear red lipstick day & night!

Will you embrace the timeless chic of the 1940’s for Fall? xx

Photos from style.com / vogue.co.uk / google images

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