Lanvin SS2010

Lanvin SS2010

Seriously Hot Intensely provocative, seriously sexy or femininely flirtatious, Alber Elbaz has created something enchantingly clever and aesthetically magnificent for every woman, wherever she spends the hotter months of the year. Inspired by strong and stylish Argentine women, lunching in a cafe in Argentina, the culmination of love, lust and life come together to create an anthology of ensembles perfect for the real woman. The show opened up with a black dress, slick hair pulled back in a hard pony tail, eyes dark and rocky in smokey black, the face bare and framed by a projecting structured, saucer like collar. The silhouette continuously transformed itself, from tailored a Le Smoking, leg o mutton, one shouldered, puffed sleeved, harem, tulip and bubble hemmed dresses and all-in-ones in a selection of jet blacks, powder and fuchsia pinks, soft peaches worn against nude and cappuccino colours. Draped and voluminous dresses billowed and fluttered, taking on a life of their own as the models breezed dreamily down the...
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All Shapes, All Sizes, For Always – Assymmetric Dresses

The SHORT One Shouldered/ Asymmetric Dresses –These dresses are perfect for showing off shoulders and the décolletage, revealing parts of the body which hold the least fat (quote Gok Wang), which in turn has a slimming effect on the body in general. I love one shouldered dresses, however would be more likely to invest less in such dresses. Although the one shouldered, asymmetric thing continues to return every so often I’m not sure if it’s a dress I would spend much money on, but would still head down to Zara or Miss Selfridge and get a catwalk lookalikey for £35.On the other hand... The Strapless Dress – This is my all time favourite...(cont'd in All Shapes, All Sizes, For Always - The Strapless Dress)...
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Shop for Now, Wear Forever

Spring/Summer 2009 - Vogue, Fashion TV, http://www.vogue.com/The most exciting Vogue issues without a doubt has to be the last of the season (as it gives a slight insight into what to expect for the next season) and of course the ultimate – the turn of the new season! Here we are, 2009 with Spring/Summer trends in full swing. I know we haven’t quite got out of winter yet, but I stop my autumn/winter buying by the end of January and take a moment to prepare my spring/summer wardrobe. Vogue sits next to me, awaiting my study - I haven’t even managed to get past the 13th page of the Catwalk Report without being so overwhelmed that I had to scribe immediately.The trend that I am leaning towards, which seems particularly prevalent this s/s 09 would be the nude colour pallet in shades such as beige, white, pale greys, light caramels, pale oranges and butter milk yellows – complimented with gold’s...
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Shopping With Emotion x x

I was in Zara with an incredibly artless shopper recently. She picked up a few garments in the shop without even looking around the rest of the store – we didn’t make it downstairs before she selected what she wanted and told me she was off to queue.Already I thought to myself. I’d barely made it through the casual section before she’d selected, queued and purchased.What is this about? Is this somebody who knows what they want? Somebody who can’t shop? Or is this simply somebody with more money than sense? Let’s be honest those of us who have wads of money don’t need to apply strategy to purchasing technique; they simply need to see, like and buy.‘Right, let’s go downstairs,’ She says.I realize at this moment, that I am meant to shop alone, no friend, no foe – just me. In my bag I have magazine clippings, 20% off vouchers, lists of clothes that will add to my autumn/winter...
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