Dolce and Gabbana Milan Fashion Week AW 2014

Once Upon a Time in Sicily... There's only one way to describe Dolce and Gabbana's A/W 2014 collection and that is a beautifully told fairy story. With such a decadent and indulgent colour pallet, a beautiful mixture of fabrics and textures, bejeweled, embroidered and adorned, with lots and lots of brocade looking - royal in gold and refined in black, you wouldn't be wrong to assume yourself thumbing through the illustrated pages of a giant fairy tale book. Maid Marion meets Little Red Riding Hood immediately comes to mind as you imagine outer -wear made spectacular embellished with giant golden skeleton keys and sumptuous hoods made from velvet and fur, in that ever so striking blood red or the deep and sensual purple. For those a little less intense, billowing floor length dresses that fluttered were dreamy, sheer midi length corseted dresses were ever so damsel in distress and chic shift dresses were toughened up with metal boots of armour. How could we help but...
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The New Look Dandizette…Charms of a Dandizette

Hello Snow - Bunnies... It's been a while since I've blogged. The past few months have seen my creative juices at a loss - this could be due to intense job hunting and immense career worries, however, crisis, I can happily say 'averted!' The charms of this dandizette are back and looking ten times better - I hope you'd agree. And how convenient it is that I am back in time for christmas, to help you all build your christmas lists, plan your sales shopping and yes, it is indeed that time to start prepping the spring/summer wardrobe and say goodbye to Karl's great icicle that graced the Chanel runway for the winter show. Before we welcome in the new fashion season I will take a nostalgic look back at the key trends and collections of the winter season - all of which should provide inspiration for dressing sizzilingly hot in this freezing cold for the sparkly christmas season. Check out my a/w 2010/11 catwalk reports. x x x  ...
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Ahoy there, JCDC and Brittany!

Ahoy there, JCDC and Brittany!

There is something amazingly magnificent about these incredibly simple, contrasting vertical lines that anyone and everyone seems to be adorning their upper bodies with, whether it be dresses, jumpers, t-shirts, cardigans or blazers – the Breton stripe is determined to make this season the stripiest one ever.  What is so fascinating about the Breton stripe is its inconspicuous and understated minimalism that has the power to do something very unique for each individual, with complete and utter clarity. The stripe can create an Olivia Palermo Parisian chic ensemble, complimented with gold buttons and chinos the stripes can be worn classically casual, sexy with black skinny jeans and heels Balmain style, a trendy Alexa like style with cut off shorts and pumps or can complete a rocky biker look with clumpy boots, and faded jeans. The Breton stripe is so versatile and chic it won’t deter you from joining the stripy masses. Nevertheless, originality and innovation can always put you in a...
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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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