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Friday Editorial Love

Modern-day style icon Olivia Palermo graces the cover of Tatler Russia in a rainbow of darling colour…

The fashion starlet, model and actress, who has become known for her impeccably polished wardrobe, is one of the most watched style muses of today. Favouring classic pieces and gravitating towards sharp tailoring, Palermo’s style is timelessly chic and effortlessly glamorous.

This editorial for Tatler Russia evokes the allure of Palermo’s feminine style.

Wearing beautiful brights from Elie Saab, John Galliano, Marni, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani and others, the imagery has a refined beauty and yet playful spirit. Shot in Madrid by Santiago Esteban, the editorial is a sweet mix of elegance and whimsy – perfect for envisioning an opulent Summer romance…

“Fashion is something that interests me on a daily basis – it started when I would see my mother and aunt get dressed up and go out at night in the city.”
– Olivia Palermo

Happy Weekend! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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Bright Pants

Vivid coloured blossoms, bold prints and artistic patterns are truly enchanting – especially on trousers. This season both on and off the catwalks, printed trousers have become the go-to for effortlessly chic dressing.

Making an appearance during the Autumn / Winter 2011 shows (from Jean Paul Gaultier to Dries Van Noten); printed pants went on to hit a catwalk high note for Spring. From Isabel Marant to DVF, Paul & Joe and more; printed trousers struck a pose with panache. 

Banish your thoughts of ghastly prints in oversized unflattering shapes – this trend is all about modern polished elegance. With a focus on clean lines and refined cuts, printed trousers in sharp silhouettes look nonchalantly cool yet surprising elegant. Tailored cigarette pants or capris (finishing just above or on the ankle) should be well-fitted for ‘glamorous,jet-setting style’ (a la Isabel Marant). While wide palazzo pants (as seen at Paul & Joe) or silk wide-leg harem styles (from Diane von Furstenberg) are equally alluring.

Wear with a crisp white shirt for fresh sophistication or highlight a tone from the print with a simple, relaxed tee. A loose silk blouse in a neutral shade will also look beautiful.

From effeminate watercolour splashes to intense tribal prints – luxe shapes in exquisite colour is a Spring  focal point.

Will you go bold in printed trousers? xx

Photos from style.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

6 Fabulous Fashion Shots Of Weekend News

Kristen Stewart The New Face Of Balenciaga

Kristen Stewart has been announced as the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance to be launched this autumn. Balenciaga’s Creative Director, Nicholas Ghesquière, has said of Stewart: “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence… she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”

Stewart joins Charlotte Gainsbourg at Balenciaga, who is the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first olfactory venture from the fashion house which launched in 2010.

Mia Wasikowska The New Face Of Miu Miu

Mia Wasikowska has been named the face of Miu Miu’s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign. The Jane Eyre actress will replace Hailee Steinfeld who was the face of the label for Autumn / Winter 2011. The first campaign image has been released (pictured above) and Wasikowska is certainly shining bright!

Mary Katrantzou For Longchamp

Known for her extraordinary digital prints, Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with Longchamp to create two exclusive new prints (pictured above). With an East-meets-West theme, the London designer used an Asian temple, the New York Carnergie Hall as well as orchids, amongst other inspiration, as her starting point.

Of the collaboration, Katrantzou has said: “The prints we designed reference Vietnam temple architecture, Thomas Heatherwick’s design for their Soho store, lanterns, orchids, an aquarium and many more surreal juxtapositions. I wanted to create a Mary Katrantzou world for Longchamp and they were amazing at letting us be so creative with the prints!”

Fashion’s First Lady Joins Twitter

Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Friday and has already attracted over 283,000 followers. The account will be managed by campaign staff; however, the First Lady will be signing off personal tweets with “mo”. Follow Michelle Obama @michelleobama

Selfridges New Reading Experience

On Friday, Selfridges launched its own pop-up library which will house over 15,000 of the world’s most inspirational books. Although shoppers will not be able to borrow the books, they can buy them and spend the afternoon reading one of Selfridge’s comfortable chairs.

Curated by Penguin, Thames and Hudson, Faber and Taschen; some of the store’s stylish friends -from Olivia Palermo to Lily Cole and Thandie Newton – have all revealed their favourite books for some reading added inspiration.

Alberta Ferretti Replaces Models With Debutantes

Alberta Ferretti’s ‘Limited Edition’ collection presentation has been modelled by a connected group of young socialites. Solange Knowles, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Sarah Margaret Qualley and others took to the catwalk for Ferretti’s mid-season show in Milan on Friday (pictured below).

Happy Weekend! xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk

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