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Editor’s Letter

Luxury Christmas Wishlist

Dear Santa…

…since I have been a very good girl this year, this Christmas I am writing to you to say…

if you are stuck on what to bring me, here is my ultimate Christmas Wish List. But don’t worry Santa if these gifts aren’t suitable, I will be more than happy with a little something from Chanel!

Lots Of Love Cara xx

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What are you dreaming of this Christmas? xx

 

Photos from net-a-porter.com / mulberry.com / katespade.com / google images

Fashion

Fashion Trends

Show Your Spots

Dots On Spots On Dots…

From Stella McCartney, to Marc Jacobs, Azzaro and more, designers were seeing spots for Fall!

Romantic, Feminine and ever-so chic – the polka dot returned as the print of the season. From little black dresses to blouses, hats and tights – the iconic spots could be found in a variety of sizes and styles across the runways.

At Stella McCartney polka dots sat on delicate chiffon – overlapping and engaging each other in tiny galaxies of clusters. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs’ unabashed affair with the polka dot saw models dotty from head to toe – in some looks quite literally. Polka dot berets, handbags and tights finished off his classical silhouettes with an exclamation point.

Effortlessly stylish and delightfully playful, the simple spot is usually associated with a humble vintage aesthetic – think ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’. Yet this season’s spots seem unmistakably more fresh, sleek and refined. Iconic yet modern.

For dotty perfection… choose your spots on a sexy little black dress, a la Stella McCartney or Lanvin, for timeless, classic style.

Will you be falling in love with the Polka Dot? xx

Photos from style.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Weekend Fashion Shot

3 Shots Of Espresso News…
When Fashion Meets The Arts

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10 Highly Fashionable Tutus

10 Fashion Designers – Julien Macdonald; Erdem; Roksanda Ilincic; Agent Provocateur; Moschino; Kinder Aggugini; Jacques Azagury; Beatrix Ong; Giles Deacon and House of Worth – have collaborated with the English National Ballet to put their individual design aesthetic on the tutu (some pictured above).

Detailed, delicate, whimsically idyllic – the tutu is one of the most iconic and beautiful things that can be worn.  Of the tutu, Moschino’s creative director Rossella Jardini, said: “I think that the tutu is one of the most beautiful pieces of clothing invented and I was honoured by the request from an institution as prestigious as the English National Ballet. It came naturally because the pearl-and-queen button embroidery are typically English and I have always found them beautiful.”

On June 29th, each tutu will be presented in a catwalk show at the English National Ballet’s Summer Party at Kensington Palace. The exquisite tutus will then be sold by silent auction.

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Gucci Costumes For Florence Welch

It has been announced Gucci will create the costumes for Florence Welch’s North American tour.

Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Giannini, has previously mentioned her admiration for Welch’s style, even citing her as an inspiration for the Gucci Fall 2011/12 collection. The collection featured bold, striking looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. Of Welch’s dynamic style, Frida Giannini has said;

When Florence first came onto the scene, I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. I felt there was such an authentic energy to her sound and her look. This was confirmed when I met her at the Grammy’s earlier this year. I used one of Florence’s songs, ‘Hurricane Drunk,’ to set the mood for my Autumn Winter women’s show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence.”

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Yves Saint Laurent On The Stage

Yves Saint Laurent’s Creative Director, Stefano Pilati, has designed the costumes for a new play in London.

Starring Kristen Scott-Thomas, Dougray Scott and Ben Miles, the new theatre version of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is set between 1968 and 1977. The costumes reflect the time period and will see Scott-Thomas wearing a fuschia silk dress, camel coat, YSL tote bags and more signature YSL looks. Yves Saint Laurent, himself, was an avid theatre lover and designed costumes for countless plays across his career. (A look from the YSL Fall 2011 / 2012 collection is pictured right)

Happy Saturday! xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk

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