A mix of sheer fabrics and metallics formed the foundation of Bernard Chandran’s Spring 2011 collection. Harsh sculpted shoulders sat beside cascading iridescent layers and the unlikely combination looked perfectly at ease next...Read More →
A mix of sheer fabrics and metallics formed the foundation of Bernard Chandran’s Spring 2011 collection. Harsh sculpted shoulders sat beside cascading iridescent layers and the unlikely combination looked perfectly at ease next to each other. Geometric patterns in gold tones were mellowed out by an inclusion of bouncier and softer lines in light greys and blacks. This unlikely mix of elements, topped off by Princess Leia side buns, nodded to a science fiction inspired futuristic world but the collection managed to stay solidly grounded in the present. While some items were surely more editorial in nature there were plenty of gorgeous little dresses that held real street appeal. My favourites were the ones that maintained a simple shape but stood out due to their detailed construction and pattern.[Gallery not found]
A long anticipated Saturday morning filled with intense pastries and hot chocolates was followed by a stroll through the changing Autumn colours. It was the kind of morning where only sweat pants would suffice and, despite a lack of sunshine, sunglasses needed to cover my tired little eyes. Things have been a bit manic lately. I’m working a lot and finding it a challenge to squeeze in the time for blogging. Fear not though, I’m not going anywhere.
Wearing: J.Crew peacoat (achieve the popular faux-cape effect by pulling your arms out of the sleeves), Alice by Temperley blue tiger scarf won in Marie Claire competition, Jigsaw black a-line jumper, Nordstrom white ribbed vest, 213 Park Pants gifted by Quiksiler, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Jigsaw chelsea boots, and Bora Aksu canvas bag from London Fashion Week.
Everything about this look is, to me, perfectly right. Neutral shades, leather, iconic accessories… worn with just the right amount of fashion know-how without appearing contrived. Whenever I see Hedvig I want to run out and buy her outfit piece by piece to recreate her look. If only bouncy curls were for sale…
Last week I ate chocolates while browsing the Spring 2011 Eugene.Lin collection in the designer’s East London studio. It was a treat to have such a private viewing of his new line and to be introduced to the brand by the designer himself – not a luxury you get to enjoy everyday. His absolute devotion to quality and substance was immediately self-evident when he pulled out a folder documenting his inspiration for the collection: medical papers and x-rays of the controversial ‘vanishing twin syndrome’. A slightly gruesome and graphic influence for a gorgeously feminine and ethereal collection. Each piece is crafted so as to have an element of its ‘twin’ or an appendage attached. Abnormalities and asymmetries in the cut reflect Lin’s imaginative take on the condition: an innovative and mesmerizing source of inspiration transferred to the garments in a very wearable way. I fell absolutely in love with the to-the-floor slinky dress featuring triangular seams at the waist and the simple draped grey vest tops. I would gladly supplement my overflowing drawer of t-shirts for just a couple of those little beauties. Quality over quantity please – something Lin can certainly deliver on.
My mom once told my then-boyfriend-now-husband, ‘when she falls for you, she’ll fall hard.’ This was in the midst of a mini-crisis when I, according to her, ‘loved him less than he loved me’. Girls can be fickle and uncertain creatures at times. She was right though and, as it turns out, my all or nothing personality applies to what I wear too. When I fall for an item I fall hard and wear it non-stop. Currently I can’t pull my hands and feet away from the following items (as pictured above): Jigsaw chelsea boots, J.Crew fingerless cashmere gloves, Jigsaw camel skirt with exposed side zip and Quiksilver evolution jacket. These are the items that have seen me through the recent drop in temperature. What are you currently glued to? Please tell me I’m not the only one with this weird disorder.