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Alex Perry Charity Gala – Part2

Cuban Princess Collection Runway…

Alex Perry’s Cuban Princess collection is a fiesta of refreshing colour, vibrant prints and sultry silhouettes.

When Alex Perry showcased his Cuban Princess collection at the AEIOU Foundation Charity Gala – the room fell under his spell.

Taking inspiration from Havana, Cuba, the collection is a joyous feast for the eyes. From the bold colour palette to luscious floral prints – the collection sizzled, with models ready to cut a fierce rumba on a steamy Havana dancefloor.

The Cuban Princess collection is all about attention to detail, visible in the cutaway necklines, lace overlays and gorgeous sequin embellishment. Striking blocks of jewelled festival colour – siren red, blood orange, sherbet pink and aqua blue – are combined with Perry’s usual arresting black and crisp neutrals. The intense palette turned up the heat on classical, timeless silhouettes for a breath of fresh air.

Sharply tailored jackets clench the waist and are worn with classically chic pencil skirts. Tight cocktail dresses with cheeky hem lines make for sexy sophistication; while flowing floor-length evening gowns brought octane glamour to the catwalk.

My personal favourite… the cream knee-length dress with red lace overlay and sequin embellishment from the waist. The perfect party dress for a sizzling summer!

To view more photos from the Cuban Princess Runway show, please click on the link below…
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Fashion Editorial

A Breath Of Fresh Fashion Air… Crisp White

Nothing looks as sophisticatedly chic as an all white look

This coming season, many Designers chose to embrace a clean palette of creamy white hues for a fresh fashion start.

Fashion should be fun, positive and inspiring. And with the new air of optimism that swept through the Spring / Summer collections, it is set to enliven every wardrobe.

Yves Saint Laurent once said: “What I love about Manet is the sumptuous, nuanced white.” Elegant, sharp and tailored – white appeared across the catwalks like a breath of fresh fashion air. From Dolce and Gabbana to Calvin Klein Collection, Derek Lam and Alexander Wang – the seductive, sweetness of white evokes innocent beauty while being sophisticatedly sensual.

White cleanses the palette. From delicate white lace and sweet broderie anglaises – nothing says Summer dressing quite like it…

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Dolce and Gabbana

Taking inspiration from a ‘hope chest’, Dolce and Gabbana’s white lingerie-inspired dresses, sexy skirt-suits and innocent baby doll dresses – all lent themselves perfectly to pure white. The show stopping finale – all models appeared wearing the signature Dolce and Gabbana hourglass corset all in white (pictured above). Simply breathtaking…

Calvin Klein

At Calvin Klein simple cuts, luxe minimalism and architectural lines all in white creamy hues looked classically chic…

Alexander Wang

“Did you notice anything? There’s no black! I was looking for something optimistic, something pure.” said Alexander Wang of his Spring / Summer collection. Beginning the collection with a series of all white looks, Wang’s optimism shone through in his own way. The looks were deconstructed and strong, with model’s also wearing white paint in their hair. Alexander Wang gave white its own street-style cred…

Will you embrace white summer dressing? xx

 

Photos from style.com

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Fashion Feature

The New Suit

Embrace the New Suit Silhouette For Highly Fashionable Business

From Stella McCartney to DVF, Hermès to The Row; designers are embracing the suit in new, ultra feminine, flattering ways.

The suit is a firm fashion favourite. Sophisticated, sexy and chic – the suit is synonymous with power dressing.  Yet today’s suits with a focus on clean lines and refined cuts, don’t need to be a flashback to 80’s ‘Wall Street’. In fact no woman’s wardrobe is complete without one…

Note: Be sure to place a strong emphasis on the fit, quality and silhouette… the perfect suit will slim and flatter your body in spectacular ways – you may never want to take it off!

Stella McCartney

At Stella McCartney (pictured above & below) tailoring is always a matter of priority. Honing her skills on Saville Row for Edward Sexton, her father’s tailor for a number of years – McCartney has become renowned for her precision cuts. Distinctly feminine and wearable, McCartney’s trousers and tuxedo jackets are cut sharp yet also soft and relaxed to exude comfortable allure.

Stella McCartney – Spring / Summer 2011

The Row

Taking its name from London’s historic Savile Row, The Row offers a modern directional take on traditional tailoring. The brainchild of Style icons, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row’s aims to provide an updated concept of bespoke tailoring and modern day classics.

The Row – Pre-Collection Fall 2011

Will you cut a sharp silhouette in a suit? xx

 

Photos from style.com / therow.com

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