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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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Milan S/S Collections

My Milan Favourite Pieces…

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While I usually select my favourite 15 looks, the magnificent Milan offered so many delightful pieces that I just couldn’t choose! So I decided to extend my top looks to 17! These are my favourite looks from Milan Spring / Summer Fashion Week…

Luscious white and gorgeous shades of oranges and pinks again captured my attention. I want the entire Fendi collection and have a new found love for D&G. Versace offered its usual spectacular array of feminine pieces that oozed pure siren sex appeal; Just Cavalli’s 1970’s edge was undeniably cool; while Jil Sander’s maxi skirts in lovely shades and patterns was a breath of fresh air.

Meanwhile Prada’s S/S collection was probably the most unexpected. It was a feast for the eyes, offering everything from monkey and banana prints, stripes, florescent coloured furs, and shapes that took inspiration from uniforms – prisoner, postman, sailor, to name but a few. Miuccia Prada’s statement of the collection, “It’s time to be bold”. It is Prada after all….

In conclusion, Milan was simply magnifique xx