A Breath Of Fresh Fashion Air… Crisp White
Nothing looks as sophisticatedly chic as an all white look
This coming season, many Designers chose to embrace a clean palette of creamy white hues for a fresh fashion start.
Yves Saint Laurent once said: “What I love about Manet is the sumptuous, nuanced white.” Elegant, sharp and tailored – white appeared across the catwalks like a breath of fresh fashion air. From Dolce and Gabbana to Calvin Klein Collection, Derek Lam and Alexander Wang – the seductive, sweetness of white evokes innocent beauty while being sophisticatedly sensual.
White cleanses the palette. From delicate white lace and sweet broderie anglaises – nothing says Summer dressing quite like it…
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Dolce and Gabbana
Taking inspiration from a ‘hope chest’, Dolce and Gabbana’s white lingerie-inspired dresses, sexy skirt-suits and innocent baby doll dresses – all lent themselves perfectly to pure white. The show stopping finale – all models appeared wearing the signature Dolce and Gabbana hourglass corset all in white (pictured above). Simply breathtaking…
At Calvin Klein simple cuts, luxe minimalism and architectural lines all in white creamy hues looked classically chic…
“Did you notice anything? There’s no black! I was looking for something optimistic, something pure.” said Alexander Wang of his Spring / Summer collection. Beginning the collection with a series of all white looks, Wang’s optimism shone through in his own way. The looks were deconstructed and strong, with model’s also wearing white paint in their hair. Alexander Wang gave white its own street-style cred…
Will you embrace white summer dressing? xx
Photos from style.com
The New Suit
Embrace the New Suit Silhouette For Highly Fashionable Business
From Stella McCartney to DVF, Hermès to The Row; designers are embracing the suit in new, ultra feminine, flattering ways.
The suit is a firm fashion favourite. Sophisticated, sexy and chic – the suit is synonymous with power dressing. Yet today’s suits with a focus on clean lines and refined cuts, don’t need to be a flashback to 80’s ‘Wall Street’. In fact no woman’s wardrobe is complete without one…
Note: Be sure to place a strong emphasis on the fit, quality and silhouette… the perfect suit will slim and flatter your body in spectacular ways – you may never want to take it off!
At Stella McCartney (pictured above & below) tailoring is always a matter of priority. Honing her skills on Saville Row for Edward Sexton, her father’s tailor for a number of years – McCartney has become renowned for her precision cuts. Distinctly feminine and wearable, McCartney’s trousers and tuxedo jackets are cut sharp yet also soft and relaxed to exude comfortable allure.
Stella McCartney – Spring / Summer 2011
Taking its name from London’s historic Savile Row, The Row offers a modern directional take on traditional tailoring. The brainchild of Style icons, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row’s aims to provide an updated concept of bespoke tailoring and modern day classics.
The Row – Pre-Collection Fall 2011
Will you cut a sharp silhouette in a suit? xx
Photos from style.com / therow.com
I spy… A Fashion Trend Coming On
1920’s Charleston Chic…
Taking inspiration from ‘Boardwalk Empire’, embrace the decadence, sophistication and allure of the 1920’s.
HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is set to recreate a fashion moment, just as Mad Men has done in the past few seasons. Documenting the escapades of Atlantic City in the 1920’s, Boardwalk Empire has brought our attention back to the seduction and delight of this extraordinary fashion era.
Embrace beading, feathers, headbands and all things opulently sparkly. Think seductive slips; beaded evening gowns; dark lip colour; bouncy bob curls under cloche hats… the 1920’s is pure fashion fantasy.
Of the era, Boardwalk Empire costume designer, John Dunn, has said: “This is the first time the clothing becomes recognisable as something we would wear now. A woman could go to a party in any of these dresses and look stunning. But it’s all overlaid with hand-crafting, which adds richness and detail. The 1920s was a transition into modern clothes, but with all the embellishments of the past.”
For more 1920’s inspiration, look to one of my favourite all time Chanel collections (I know that is one major statement for me a Chanel addict!) – the Chanel Resort 2010 collection (pictured above & below).
Taking place along the Venice Lido boardwalk, one of Coco Chanel’s favourite summer haunts from 1919; the Chanel Resort 2010 collection was quite simply magnificent. “I wanted to reinvent the mystique,” said Karl Lagerfeld.
The result: elegance & almost indescribable exquisite timeless beauty…
Will you embrace 1920’s chic into your wardrobe? xx
Photos from style.com / imdb.com / google images