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Fashion Trends – Fall 2011

Hats On For Fall…

Keep your head toasty warm in ultra chic style for Fall 2011

As the Designers’ accessory of choice for Fall, hats instantly add that extra pizzazz to any outfit…

So far, the Fall 2011 collections have offered an exquisite range of Hats in every shape, texture, colour and style. Whether you desire the neon brights at Sass & Bide; furry animals at Anna Sui; statement-making velvet at Malandrino or a sophisticated Cloche at Ralph Lauren – there is a hat to suit every head for Fall!

Will you make a statement with a darling hat this Fall? xx

Photos from style.com

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Fashion Editorial

Some Weekend Inspiration…

‘Gangs of New York’

Shot by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington for Vogue US February 2011 issue, ‘Gangs Of New York’ is a celebration of American Fashion.

This editorial showcases the work of New York’s iconic fashion designers – Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler and Donna Karan. Featuring thirty models from Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Chanel Iman, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls, to name but a few, ‘Gangs Of New York’ is a ‘who’s who’ in fashion. It is cool, sophisticated and represents each brand perfectly…

I hope you all have a fabulously fashionable fun weekend! xx

 

Photos from FashionGoneRogue.com

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NY S/S Fashion Wk – Favourites 2

A Crisp White Summer Awaits

Photo1 from victoriabeckham.com & Photos2&3 from style.com

While I have been waiting with baited breath for Fall (to bring out my new minimalism wardrobe essentials…aka the cape!), after seeing the wonderful New York shows I am already dreaming straight ahead to Spring!

Spring/Summer 2011 looks set to be two fun, vibrant seasons. Seasons that will say bye bye to restraint and hello to bright white, colour, prints and sheer exuberance.

NY Favourite Looks:  White Wonderland

White, white, white! My favourite summer shade and what looks set to be next seasons must do colour! I will go as far to say white will be the new camel of 2011! It’s fresh, pure and striking. It also does wonders for a lovely summer glow. White can add an unexpected dash of crisp, classic, sophistication to any look… just think what a white tee can do for jeans.

NY Favourite Collections Part 2:

Michael Kors

After seeing Michael Kors collection, next Summer I will definitely be heading to the Hamptons! Starting the collection with fresh white looks created a breezy, luxe optimism that stayed present throughout the show. The collection then went on to introduce a spectacular colour palette of fresh grass green, vibrant daffodil yellow, delicious candy pink and splashes of creamy purple and blue added in for beautiful measure. Luxe grey and crisp white broke up the collection throughout.

I loved the casual, chic feel of this collection. Crisp cotton and draped jersey in loose silhouettes made dreams of relaxing by the pool materialise from the catwalk. Meanwhile grey cardigans were worn oversized and cozy.

My Michael Kors must haves….
The yellow shift dress (pictured 2nd row) is one of my absolute must-haves for next season! I WANT IT NOW! I also adore the grey cashmere sweatshirt and sequined trouser combination… magnifique!

Photos from style.com

Thakoon

Sheer organza, swiss eyelet and faded denim created a sexy yet sweet collection at Thakoon. Soft and pretty, the collection mainly in white with cornflower blue touches, before building to black, featured light layering, wispy blue blouses and breezy feminine dresses. Thakoon’s pieces embodied the essential cool, effortlessness you desire in a wearable summer wardrobe. Touches of sharp tailoring in pure white also created some strong looks.

My top choice at Thakoon….
The wispy, light cornflower blue dress is my favourite Thakoon look (pictured 2nd row). Appearing weightless and goddess-like, this dress will demand an entrance at any Spring Wedding or Pool Party.

Photos from style.com

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer collection took an unexpected turn away from corseted structure this season. Instead we saw loose silhouettes and soft draping. Electric shades of ultraviolet and sunshine yellow added notes of the unexpected to her main colour palette of: blush pink, soft brown, silver, white and black. With a nod to the 60’s, Beckham’s dress shapes were beautiful, feminine and fun. Exposed zippers running down the back and soft seams on the front of dresses, were subtly sexy.

My essential Victoria Beckham pieces….
Two of my favourite dresses from the whole of NY Fashion week appeared in this collection! Firstly the white pleat shoulder bell dress with silver waist (pictured at the very top of this page). And secondly the white optical print flare dress (pictured centre of the 2nd row). I love, love, love them!

Photos from victoriabeckham.com

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