Spring Bling – Gucci’s Spring Summer 2012 ad Campaign

Gucci is yet another fashion house that joins the blinging spring summer ad campaign trend! True to form, Gucci remains sleek, sharp and sultry...but most importantly, shiny. There truly is something aestheitcally pleasing about cold polished gold against black...gold buttons on black coats, gold hardware on black leather bags, a gold tie clip slipped across a black tie clip... It's classic, simplistic, instantly glamorous and looks expensive, the perfect boxes to tick if ever in doubt. Gucci's spring summer 2012 ad campaign features Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karmen Pedaru and Greg Nawrat, shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Gucci-Spring-Summer-2012 ad campaign featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karmen Pedaru and Greg Nawrat Love Gucci, love black and gold! Related articles Spring Bling - Prada's Spring Summer 2012 ad campaign Gucci spring summer 2012   Model Choices | Karmen Pedaru (tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com)  ...
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Spring Bling! – Prada’s Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Looking through the spring summer 2012 ad campaigns this week, I noticed one particular trend - there seems to be a whole lot of shimmering, glimmering spring time bling featured in many of the designer's campaigns. Being a complete devotee of beautiful blinging pieces, the more extravagant the better, I instantly fell in love with Prada's spring summer 2012 ad campaign - which is pretty telling, considering I am not usually bowled over by a Prada collections (barring the shoes of course), the way I am by Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs or Lanvin. So, I thought I'd pull out the most blinging fashion ad campaigns of the season...starting with Prada! Prada's Spring Summer 2012 Fashion ad campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and features fashion models Natasha Poly, Ymre Stiekema, Katryn Kruger, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, and Guinevere van Seenus. These brilliantly dressed women hanging out in the gas station looking super ridiculous and fabulously frivolous is exactly why I ADORE fashion!  I am...
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Rihanna wears Alexander McQueen on X Factor

McQ By Alexander McQueen dress worn by Rihanna on UK X Factor 2011 On Sunday  night Rihanna bounced around the UK X Factor stage wearing beetle crusher shoes and a cutesy Alexander McQueen dress. Admittedly, this may not have been the sexed up performance we would have expected or hoped for from Rihanna.  It was a major contrast to the femme fatale, seductress many of us associate Rihanna with. The performance didn't even remotely compare to her previous X Factor appearances, that have seen her under dressed in bra tops and barely there shorts, sculpted in a power shouldered body con dress and sensuous in that full length black dress, cut away from the top of the hip the entire way down the leg, that nearly sucked the voice out of Matt Cardle. The beetle crusher shoes may be a little way out there for me in terms of fashion, but because I am absolutely all about the collar this season I was excited by the fact that she embellished the Alexander McQueen frock with a perfect pointy collar.  ...
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Alber Elbaz for Lanvin Winter 2011/2012 Campaign

Granted, Raquel Zimmerman and Karen Elson may not have the moves of a lithe ballet dancer, but ultimately, who cares when they are adorned in those wonderful party dresses and protected from the cold in those gorgeous capes? This campaign is absolute genius!  ...
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Happy Blogging – Inspired by Nicola Formichetti

Inspired by Nicola Formichetti - Elle Collections Magazine Winter 2011 For the millions of fashion bloggers out there, many of us remain in a sea of anonymity – waiting for a success that might resemble the likes of Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton, Susie Bubble, Byran Boy and the steadily rising number of bloggers that are surfacing into the mainstream. Those that have avoided the digital haze will understand little about those of us who have become digitally dazed as a profession. We've had to develop our digital skills and our digital marketing techniques at the same pace as the ever advancing digital technologies that update, reinvent and innovate just to be able to showcase whatever our initial talent might be, that ultimately led us to blog in the first place. Members of the digitally dazed may frequently come face to face with a lack of understanding, which often leads to the profession being underestimated or scoffed at. In all honesty, before embarking...
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Victoria Beckham a/w 2011-12 – A Stylish Journey

From Posh, to Wag, Fashion Icon to Respected Fashion Designer...This is undeniably a very stylish journey...  Victoria Beckham Collection autumn/winter 2011-12 It was seven years ago that I employed Victoria Beckham as my fashion icon, during the epoch when she championed the trucker hat, baggy jeans and timberland boots ensembles. At the time I was, ashamedly, an avid consumer of OK! magazine. The publication fitted in well with my major consumption of trash culture and my distinct desire to live my life like a celebrity. In my defense, I was nineteen years old, in the early stages of my university studies and had almost no self awareness. I would pull all the pages that featured Victoria Beckham from the magazines and use them as inspiration for my own dress. Her style evolved and I emulated it; I journeyed with her in the Frye Campus boots and denim shorts, the Rock and Republic bootleg jeans worn with men's leather belts, sandals, camisole tops...
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Chanel – La Femme de Chanel, Elle Va Être

She was addicted to newness, to novelty and change and succumbed monthly to excess material gain. She hadn’t quite made it to the wonderland of Chanel, so psychologically she imitated a lifestyle sewn so well. At the top of the ladder that equated her success, she would intend only to be or at least dress as the best. Fashion and its folly were her greatest tools that aided her in the trickery of fools. The world understood the tacit language of mode and style, but this never stopped her tools from catapulting her miles. For Chanel she was undoubtedly a devotee and hoped that someday the Chanel woman she would be. Not because she loved the clothes, the cut or the materials, but in Chanel she could no longer be considered an inferior. For this she’d give up trends and impulsive spends, for being perceived without Chanel, after doing so swell, she’d imagine - would be - like living in hell. A Fashion...
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Marella Ferrera – Sicilian Treasure

Marella Ferrera is possibly one of Sicily’s most influential and inspirational fashion designers still living and working in Sicily. Sicily always at the heart of her artistic endeavours, Marella Ferrera has provided the island not only with its very own claim to high fashion, but possibly one of the most imaginative and intelligent fashion designers to date. Marella Ferrera is an acclaimed Haute Couturier and Prêt a Porter designer who began her career in 1974 after attending the Accademia di Costume e di Moda (Academy of Costume and Fashion, Rome). She has won numerous awards across Europe that have crowned her ‘Best Couturier’ and given her recognition globally. The precious works of Marella Ferrera are not only the proud possessions of Sicilian art and fashion, but are the treasures of Sicilian culture, history and geography. It is in the creations of Marella Ferrera that one can truly begin to decipher the distinction of Sicilian fashion from Italian, ‘true Sicilian style is not...
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Dolce and Gabbana Catwalk Report: Sicilianita’

It is impossible to speak with the Sicilian artist about their work without them slip into a profound nostalgia of their land and its spirit in their creations. Their devotion is thrilling, poignant and undeniably powerful, all the core ingredients that created Dolce and Gabbana’s collection this season. The two Italians managed to communicate an affectionate homage to Sicily and the fashion house’s core essence by creating classic Dolce and Gabbana; perfect tailoring and seductive femininity. The show was entitled ‘Sicilianita’, translating Sicilian-ness, the quintessence of Sicily. Amidst the minimal chic humdrum, it had seemed that the woman had been robbed of her real meaning. Thankfully, Dolce and Gabbana served up a beautiful myriad of dresses, made from Sicilian lace, velvet and satin that brought sexy back. The dresses were breathtaking to the eye, made from materials that were sumptuous to the touch.  Knee length fitted leopard print and polka dotted dresses, form fitting and to the knee were extraordinary.  Underwear as...
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