New York Fashion Week Part4

Betsey Johnson

The Betsey Johnson label is all about attitude and for Spring / Summer 2012, the iconic New York designer celebrated the female form with a fresh vitality and insatiable appetite for all things youthful, fun and sexy.

Taking her inspiration from burlesque and legendary bombshell Brigitte Bardot, the collection was anchored around sexy, lingerie-inspired ensembles – perfect to embrace and flaunt your curves in.

Pieces were slightly sheer, flirty and playful. Bra straps went peak-a-boo under pretty party dresses; while hemlines went from racy thigh-high to floor length. Johnson’s signature prom dress also appeared – worn strapless with a sweetheart neckline and frothy skirt. Each look struck the perfect balance between fitted and loose. Tops fell off the shoulder; lace-up corsets clinched in the waist; chic leather jackets in hot pink, black and white were trimmed with ruffles.

Yet it was the accessories that further amped up the volume and took the collection into overdrive. Fingerless gloves, lightning bolt earrings and chunky statement necklaces combined for a mesmerising runway presentation. Not to mention the pert hats accentuated with flowers, sheer knee high socks worn with sky-high heels and that unmistakable bombshell hair.

When Johnson did take to the stage, she performed her signature cartwheel and landed in a split with her arms raised boldly in the air. Another epic runway collection unlike any other…

What do you think of this Betsey Johnson collection? xx


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New York Fashion Week Part3

Ralph Lauren

Inspired by ‘The Great Gatsby’, Ralph Lauren’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection is a positively enchanting take of 1920’s dressing.

My favourite look from the runway…  With gorgeous long stand necklaces, a divine cloche hat, a beautiful floral day dress; Ralph Lauren’s collection is an exquisite vision of jazz age finesse. 

Ralph Lauren Spring / Summer 2012

Delightfully embellished silver flapper dresses; delicate floral prints; embroidered, fringed handbags; Ralph Lauren created a presentation of simply divine day & evening wear that sparkled with luxe, alluring beauty.

Originally designing the costumes for the 1974 film ‘The Great Gatsby’, Lauren revisited the roaring twenties for Summer; while the remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, is currently being filmed. The result is a timely, fresh perspective on the decade; bringing elements of masculine and feminine, soft and structured, simplicity yet decadence into the spotlight.

Cashmere sweaters were turned ‘vintage’ with faux moth holes. Delicate silk scarves were tied tightly around model’s necks. Pinstriped three piece suits appeared strategically placed amongst a collection which also featured gorgeous feathers and dizzyingly beautiful embellished gowns…

What do you think of this Ralph Lauren collection? xx


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New York Fashion Week Part2

Oscar de la Renta

Bursts of bold explosive colour made for a wildly joyous occasion on the Oscar de la Renta runway.

My favourite look from the runway… the opening daffodil silk taffeta ball gown skirt with divine black lace t-shirt. Breathtaking colour; mesmerising volume; delicately sexy lace = one  extraordinary show stopping look! J’adore!

Oscar de la Renta Spring / Summer 2012

A fresh breeze of optimism swept through Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2012 collection. Beyond the upbeat colours, flattering silhouettes and radiant hair and makeup (softly frizzed hair teamed with barely there ‘natural’ makeup), created a striking presentation of effortless, modern day fairytale-like beauty.

The decadently, rich collection began with a bang as three enchanting evening gowns – in daffodil, emerald, and red – floated down the runway resembling whimsical gliding parachutes. The form-fitted bodices were covered with lace caracos, before exploding from the waist into billowing skirts of luxurious taffeta. The collection then went on to include a look for every possible occasion – from black tie ball gowns to cocktail, work and play. Virtuous white dresses; high-waisted sailor pants; seriously chic pencil skirts; all made an appearance in chiffons, tweeds, lace, and crochet, amongst others. Skirts and dresses highlighted the waist and looks were accessorised with statement earrings and cocktail rings.

Oscar de la Renta’s collection is a delightful, indulgence in pure exuberant beauty…

What did you think of Oscar de la Renta Spring / Summer 2012? xx


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