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Photo1 insideout.topshop.com | Photo2 grazia.com.au

Make Wednesday wonderful with some delicious scoops of fashion news…

Holly Fulton Does Chic Stationery

One of my London Fashion Week Favourites, Holly Fulton has created a capsule collection of ultra stylish diaries, notepads and correspondence cards (pictured above & on right). In gorgeous shades of fresh lemon yellow and aqua, the capsule collection has been created through Smythson. Now there is no excuse for not being punctual and organised in style!

The Alexander McQueen label
in Lawsuit

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Group have filed a lawsuit against the Alexander McQueen fashion house for misuse of their trademarked logo. The iconic winged death symbol appears on two Alexander McQueen items – the ‘Hell’s Knuckle Duster Ring’ and Hell’s Knuckleduster Box Clutch’ (both pictured right).

McQueen, known for his high-fashion drama and edge, used similar imagery in other items of his work; his dramatic skull scarves continually growing in popularity.

The ‘Hell’s Knuckleduster Box Clutch’ is available to buy online at Net-A-Porter.com for £1,295. It is described by Net-A-Porter as:

The black embossed-leather box clutch with a gold skull and feather knuckle-duster clasp is a dramatic after-dark accessory. Carry this theatrical extra at glamorous black-tie events with a bold scarlet gown and killer heels.’ 

Sides photos from: Photo1 insideout.topshop.com |
Photo2 net-a-porter.com | Photo3 from polyvore.com

Designer Introduction – Marnie Skillings

Some of you may not have heard of Marnie Skillings, so I would like to introduce you. Marnie Skillings is one of my favourite Australian designers. Known for her youthful, playful pieces; Skillings aesthetic often incorporates vintage-inspired prints and textures.

Photos from grazia.com.au

Showing her Spring / Summer 2011 collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney; Skillings perfectly captured the whimsical innocence of summer. Her collection entitled ‘Lady.Nimble.Shadow’, was inspired by the Australian summer and an adventurous girl with a witty sense of style.

The sweetest of summer dresses were embroidered with tulle flowers. Vintage brogues were styled with socks and straw fedoras. Handmade pom poms were also added in for good measure. The colour palette shifted as the collection continued. Peach, mint and dusty pink where followed by striking sunset oranges, navy, red and white. Floaty cottons, vivid prints and youthful frivolity … it is a collection that inspired daydreams of warm weather, lazy weekends and a bygone era with its lovely prints and vintage inspired textures.

I hope you enjoy Marnie Skillings’ collection as much as I did xx