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The Power Of Pink

Across the Resort 2012 collections, pink was brightening the runway and bringing with it a breath of fresh fashion air.

From Michael Kors to Richard Nicoll (pictured above), pink is the go to colour for fun, feminine, frivolity this coming season.

If you haven’t noticed, from the colours used on UptownTwirl.com, I am already a pink addict. And taking a closer look at the Resort 2012 collections has only reaffirmed my love of this invigorating, passionate colour.

Wear pinks across the colour palette from cotton candy to luscious watermelon. Whether you embrace precious pink from head to toe, a la Richard Nicoll style; work with a pretty tonal palette of pastel pinks, as seen at Bottega Veneta; or go bold in pink and black inspired by Michael Kors – a delightful shade of pink can be perfect for any occasion and on anybody.

Still not certain? You can always dip your toe into pink with separates. Pair pink separates with neutral shades – from white to grey or chocolate, for a classically chic look. The Chloé pink trousers worn with a crisp white shirt is simply too-die-for!  Do And don’t forget, pink heels or a gorgeous pink handbag will also make an dynamic impact…

Will you adopt a ‘think pink’ attitude for your wardrobe? xx

 

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The Friday Fashion Report

Resort 2012 Collections – Part2

Rachel Zoe

I am loving the Rachel Zoe Resort 2012 collection! Playing with colour and print – Zoe’s Resort collection features her signature seventies aesthetic in classic dress shapes and separates. Elongated trousers, cocktail and shift dresses, blazers and caftans are the basis of her collection, which will see you effortlessly travel between your city chic day-to-day to effortless holiday glamour. Of her second collection, Zoe said: “With Fall, a lot of what I was doing was staying in my comfort zone. Here, I’m playing with color, playing with prints, playing with proportion a little bit.” Très Chic!

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Yves Saint Laurent

Stefano Pilati looked to the ocean for the Yves Saint Laurent Resort collection. The nautical inspiration was blatantly clear with chic anchor motifs, rope-print dresses and sailor jackets taking to the catwalk. Sophisticated stripes looked effortlessly elegant, while puff-sleeved blouses and high-waisted flaring pants added romantic volume to the collection. Whether you are lounging on a yacht in the South of France or hailing a cab in bustling New York, who could say no to an adorable stylish stripe?  Or a poppy print dress for that matter…

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Erdem

Inspired by Viennese actress Romy Schneider, the Erdem Resort collection is captivatingly beautiful. Featuring the designer’s signature floral prints, exquisite use of lace and ultra feminine aesthetic – Erdem’s perfectly proportioned silhouettes are sophisticatedly sexy and seductively elegant. Love the unexpected detailing on the simple dress silhouettes and the restraint yet powerful impact they have when combined with the enchanting flower prints.     

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Michael Kors

Inspired by a holiday he took in Sydney, Michael Kors’ Resort collection combined the allure of the city and sports aesthetic of the beach. Of his inspiration, Kors’ said, “Sydney is the ultimate city beach life. I was in love.” Featuring an intoxicating mix of fluro colours, zebra prints and scuba inspired pieces – the Resort collection will lend itself perfectly to either beach or city dressing when looks are broken down into separates. It’s summer, sporty, luxe, glamour! Love the green and black striped top…

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Which is your favourite Resort Collection so far? xx

Click here to view Resort 2012 collections for: Elie Tahari, MaxMara, Sportmax, Oscar de la Renta and Bottega Veneta

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Fashion Spotlight

The Resort 2012 Collections

Elie Tahari

Dreaming of an exotic trip to Marrakech? The Elie Tahari Resort 2012 collection will transport you there. The tangerine and cream palette, combined with chic turbans and breezy caftans – exude effortless holiday dressing. The oversized tuxedo jacket and tailored trousers add urban edge to these beautiful, flowing creations. Love the long, light sleeves and the beautiful filigree embroidery.

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MaxMara

MaxMara’s seventies inspired Resort collection consists of some key pieces for the season – the striking white suit, printed caftans and long tunic dresses. Colour-blocking and leather detailing gave the collection it’s extra ‘cool’ factor. Think Bianca Jagger and Saint-Tropez chic!

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Sportmax

Minimal, sexy and with extremely sharp lines – the Sportsmax Resort collection was a futuristic voyage in tailoring perfection. Look the business in menswear inspired pieces while adding a few plunging necklines for added sex appeal. Love the unexpected necklines on dresses and sinister looking trench coats!

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Bottega Veneta

Combining city chic dressing with the ‘effortlessness’ of holiday separates – Bottega Veneta created a collection of seemingly weightless, perfectly soft neutrals perfect for the holiday season. Understated leather jackets, soft trench coats and ‘lived in pieces’, will not only make packing a breeze but also the wearer undeniably chic.

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Oscar de la Renta

Taking inspiration from Picasso’s Cubist period, Oscar de la Renta’s Resort collection was a chic colourful look at urban dressing. Colourful embroidery; black and white scribble prints; and embellished patchworks, made the collection sizzle in flamenco red, pink and striking green. The Spanish influence extended to matador jackets and high-waisted narrow-cut pants. There were also pure de la Renta moments – from flouncy feminine gowns and polka dot evening dresses!

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What do you think of the Resort 2012 collections? xx

 

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