Balmain a/w 2012-13 Fashionising for the Girl About Town…

Balmain -Winter 2012-13 Runway Show... 'It's over the top, I mean it's very very embellished. I don't know quite where you're going wearing those clothes, but if you have the life for it, I envy you.' Said Cindy Weby Clearly from Instyle Magazine at the Balmain's a/w 2012-13 runway show. As I begin to write this post I am realising how ironic and funny life can be...I am even deliberating the theory that life would have it that we are all literally walking talking contradiction – if you’re not, I know I definitely am. When I first began writing this post I had a future set out in front of me with my partner – marriage, children, a house in Sicily where I’d write my novel and buy beautiful clothes and a house in London where I’d come to see family and friends ...of course these are all ideals and I am summarising. Something happened in between the time I started writing this...
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Gucci a/w 2012-13: The New Direction…

Source: gucci.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Whilst the Fashion gliteratti celebrates the collections of spring summer 2013 the civilians amongst us are still very much in 2012, feeling the weather growing colder by the day. So...the research for the amalgamation of my winter wardrobe has begun. Before I head to the high street or make any major purchases, I get a feel for the key trends and the overall tone for the season by  going straight to the source - the catwalk. So let's start with Gucci - because I always do. Gucci's a/w 2012 collection is sensuous, decadent and opulent. It's a collection to fall in love with, if it were music it would be the perfect soundtrack to an intense winter romance. Regardless of how different this collection might feel to the clean and sharp lines we are used to seeing at Gucci, Frida Giannini never disappoints... Source: gucci.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Source: gucci.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Source: gucci.com via Ayesha...
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Goodbye to the Maxi and Summer 2012…

An Ode to the Maxi skirt and summer 2012... Source: via Ayesha on Pinterest As the mornings remain darker for longer and daylight leaves us that bit earlier the unfortunate fact is looming...summer is over and out with it goes the summer wardrobe. This summer I fell in love with the maxi skirt, a white linen shirt and maxi skirt ensemble became my go to look for the season, to mix up the look I even took inspiration from my ultimate style icon Olivia Palermo and wore my maxi's with heels. I will be sad to pack away my super comfortable, effortlessly glamorous maxi skirts and even more so to say goodbye to Summer 2012..But whilst the temperature remains in its double figures in London and it's just warm enough to don my maxis I will... Here's my ode to Summer 2012 and the Maxi Skirt... Source: 5th-avenue-fashion.tumblr.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Source: fashionfinder.asos.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Source: greyandscout.com via Ayesha on Pinterest Source: thenativefox.blogspot.com via...
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Inspired By: Stylish Thoughts…

Inspired By: Stylish Thoughts…

I've been thinking about style a lot of lately, possibly because I have been shopping excessively and going out at just as much - requiring the styling of many new ensembles for many different events, locations and situations. When I studied fashion two years ago I was lucky enough to truly discover exactly what it is exactly that beguiles me about fashion. Beyond the delight I find in dressing and dressing up, what I am so curious about and so deeply intrigued by is simple...it's style. STYLE! That simple one syllable word that has such a weighty significance in terms of self expression. We all know the famous fashion quote 'Fashion fades, style is eternal...' But do we truly know how to define it? We know it when we see it -'That's stylish, she's stylish, he's got style etc.' We all generally tend to have a universal understanding of who and what is stylish, hence why the world covets and henceforth...
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Inspired by the Fashion Spirit of the London Olympics 2012

The perfect way to adorn oneself in the spirit of the London 2012 Summer Olympics... Inspired by the Olympic Rings... by ayeshadandizette featuring Floor length skirt farfetch.com Tory burch wedge £185 - shopbop.com Leaf jewelry £6.42 - nbcuniversalstore.com Chanel watch £5,370 - watchesonnet.com Marc by Marc Jacobs rubber jewelry £27 - my-wardrobe.com Skull jewelry £200 - cultstatus.com.au Panacea hardware jewelry £15 - cusp.com Mango resin jewelry £18 - placedestendances.com Be charmed, stay inspired...x ...
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Inspired by: Being Over Shopped or Under Paid!

  Sometimes you really do just have to see the silver lining...or gold in my case! So here's my story... This month I have been fluttering within the realm of social media more so than usual. This of course is fun! It's great to see what's out there, I love to be inspired and it's important to invest into the blogosphere, as I treasure it so dearly. Au contraire to what internet phobes and pre-historic anti social media characters might say...there really is some good stuff out there and so inspired have I been that much of this months fashion purchases have been enthused  by fellow bloggers. Most of my social media travels are concerned with fashion and style and I flit between blogs, Polyvore and Pinterest. On my journeys I discover new styling ideas and new looks that I want to try out...I pin them to my  Pinterest board, I blog about them on Charms of a Dandizette and then I look through...
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The Gold Studded Leather Jacket

Inspired by: The gold studded leather jacket in Zara, Katie Nehra and studs and spikes! Studded Leather Zara Jacket by ayeshadandizette  For some time now I have been debating whether to purchase Zara’s black leather jacket...the one embellished with gold studs...I am expecting everyone coveting the studded leather jacket trend to know this exact high street version, inspired by LA based designer Katie Nehra’s Simone label. In recent months the Simone leather jackets has become many a celebrity's go to jacket. You barely see Nicole Ritchie in the press without her extreme lapelled studded jacket...in fact she has two, one black one white.  If someone offered to buy me one of these $1080 leather Simone jackets I most certainly would not say no, however, that’s not happening and I happened to have fallen head over heels in love with Zara’s high street rendition. Of course, it has to be the gold studs that are really doing it for me, that and the affordable price...
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Inspired by Bangles: Relish to Embellish…

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Cecil Beaton quotes I am currently in the process of building my accessories collection. Although I continuously purchase new earrings and rings, I couldn't help but notice that my bangle collection has somewhat fallen by the waist side. Instead of creating a wonderful pile up of bangles and bracelets, cuffs and chains made of leather, metal and mesh. I find myself slipping on the same bangle each and every morning - with no attention to aesthetic creativity at all. I have come to notice that my bangle collection hasn't been updated with any statement pieces in (ashamedly so...) years. So I thought I'd share with you what's inspiring my journey to updating my bangle collection... Relish to Embellish... by ayeshadandizette featuring a cuff bangle There truly is an art to the perfect pile up,...
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Inspired by my Marrakech Wardrobe!

Inspired by my Marrakech Wardrobe, the SS2012 trends, Carrie Bradshaw  and the Sex and the City 2 wardrobe... Up until three or four blog posts ago I had been slightly reluctant to post photos of myself on Charms of a Dandizette - I suppose because this blog isn't really about what I look like. Having said that, as well as being concerned about fashion,  Charms of a Dandizette is also about my personal style. So, I thought my next Marrakech inspired post, this one,  should be about my wardrobe approach to my week in the Moroccan city. I set myself a little fashion task for my trip, which was to implement as many of the season's trends into my holiday wardrobe as financially, physically and tastefully possible. So neatly packed away in my powder pink Marrakech suitcase was a white Broderie Anglaise top, of course inspired by Marc Jacobs' sweetly designed spring summer 2012 Louis Vuitton collection. Bravely I purchased three bra-lets, borrowed from...
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