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Gucci Inspiration… Florence Welch

Gucci kick-started Milan Fashion Week with a sexy, glamorous bang! Citing Florence Welch as her inspiration, Gucci designer, Frida Giannini, created bold, striking looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. Emerald green, fuchsia, teal and rust, will undoubtedly strike a chord with fans of Tom Ford for Gucci in the 1990’s….

Richard Nicoll For Sportsgirl

Richard Nicoll has just shown at London Fashion Week to great review, and has also announced a collaboration with Australian High Street Store Sportsgirl. The Australian-raised, London-based designer, has created nine pieces for the collection, which feature key basics. A Blazer, Trousers and dresses feature in a sweet, cool hounds-tooth plaid. The collection stays true to Nicoll’s signature tailoring and beautifully-crafted individual pieces…

Natalie Portman… French Goddess For Miss Dior Chérie

Natalie Portman stars in the new Miss Dior Chérie fragrance commercial directed by Sofia Coppola. Set to the music of Serge Gainsbourg classic, ‘Je T’Aime (Moi Non Plus)’, Portman is whimsical, sexy and alluring. In the clip Portman can be seen admiring pink roses, zipping up a black dress and seducing a beautiful young Frenchman before blindfolding him on a bed, to name but a few of her Miss Dior Chérie adventures…

Kelly Osbourne The New Face of Material Girl

Kelly Osbourne has replaced Taylor Momsen as the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes’ clothing line, Material Girl. Osbourne shot the campaign during New York Fashion Week in uber cool East Village bars. The looks scream 80’s fun with white denim overalls, high-waisted shorts worn with a bra and patterned jumpsuits…

Mid-Week Fashion Inspiration…

Marta Canalda by Andrea D’Aquino for QVEST Spring Cover… With the retro accessories, colourful turbans and glamorous pieces by Jenny Germer; these photos are is simply darling!

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com, style.com, sportsgirl.com.au, grazia.com.au & google images

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Two British Icons…

Hilary Alexander

As one of the most influential faces in fashion today, Hilary Alexander needs no introduction.

As the Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph, Hilary Alexander has interviewed the world’s leading fashion designers and industry experts. She has attended Fashion Weeks around the world and spent countless hours reviewing collections straight from the runway. Her charismatic, endearing, and candid reviews, all the while have won her a network of faithful fans across the globe all eagerly awaiting her take on fashion.  

About Hilary Alexander

Alexander has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003). Her talent also extends beyond the written word into broadcast. Alexander has appeared on countless TV and radio shows, including; BBC 2’s Style Challenge, Britain’s Next Top Model and GMTV. Her own series Behind The Seams, saw her interview iconic fashion designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Matthew Williamson, Collette Dinnigan, Valentino and more.

Born in New Zealand, Hilary Alexander’s warm direct approach has also seen her awarded the title of Visiting Professor by the University of the Arts, London (which encompasses the fashion colleges – Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion) and the Chelsea and Camberwell Art colleges.

Mulberry

Mulberry is a juxtaposition of British style – cool city chic and the pretty, handcrafted aesthetic of the countryside.

Established in 1971 in Somerset, England, Mulberry is renowned for its fine leather and IT bags. It is the birthplace of the must-have handbags – the Bayswater and Alexa.

Mulberry Spring / Summer 2011

Paper roses floating across a swimming pool, created the enchanting setting of an English Country garden at Mulberry. Larger than life paper dolls, watering cans and roses all immediately drew you into the magic of Mulberry.

Models rocked striking red hair, and even adorable dogs, at the Mulberry Spring / Summer 2011 collection. From shirt dresses with Peter Pan collars to the sweetest of blouses – Mulberry is the epitome of feminine, quirky, elegance. The colour palette of camels, pinks, purples, blues and faded denim added to the adorable factor…

Who Inspires you? Who are some of your favourite people in fashion? xx

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day! xx

 

Photos from style.com

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Some Of My Favourite Things…

Inspiration can be found anywhere. For me, it is never much further away than a copy of Vogue; images of Chanel; a sprinkling of sequins; or a day dream of Paris.

Here are some of the beautiful things that are inspiring me right now…

What are your inspirations right now? xx

 

Photos from flickr.com | thealternativebride.blogspot.com | style.com

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