J.W. Anderson for Versace is an odd pairing. The two houses couldn’t be anymore diverse; Anderson champions an androgynous look while Donatella reigns as the queen of clingy. The two came together last...Read More →
J.W. Anderson for Versace is an odd pairing. The two houses couldn’t be anymore diverse; Anderson champions an androgynous look while Donatella reigns as the queen of clingy. The two came together last night though to debut the new resort 2014 collection and the outcome has left me confused. The women’s collection was fine but exactly what you’d expect: lots of tight black dresses and few pops of standout colour. The men’s designs, however, are nothing short of atrocious. Zebra print jeans, a bodycon dress, a white fuzzy cropped top plus a black and white geometric outfit with what looks like a one shouldered swimsuit. What were they thinking? Please, feel free to tell me if I’ve just completely missed the sartorial boat on this one but I’d rather hope to never see a man wearing any of these looks. I know Anderson likes to push the boundaries of men’s fashion but, to me, this just looks cheap.
So tell me boys, will any of you be rushing out to buy this collaboration on June 15th?
Photos from style.com
The Met Ball took place last night in New York and the celebrities came out in the droves for it. Many were dressed incredibly (the Olsen twins and Rooney Mara were my favourites) but a few came out looking like real shockers.
Let’s start with Miley Cyrus. Apparently she is channeling the ‘punk’ trend but personally I think she resembles a porcupine more than anything else. Her Marc Jacobs dress is pretty chic and unoffensive – the black netting is fierce and the nude slip underneath is working perfectly. But why, God why, did she decide to spike her hair? Now for Katy Perry and her Dolce & Gabbana monstrosity. This collection was one of my favourites from Fall 2013, but this dress is not doing Katy any favours. The elbow length sleeves are too full and the mid-calf length is unflattering with the black ankle strap heels. Isn’t this like the first lesson in styling? Never pair a dark ankle strap with a midi-length skirt. It doesn’t look good on anyone. To top off the golden mosaic printed dress Katy chose to wear some massively oversized earrings and a crown on her head. This is direct proof that copying a look straight from the runway is often not a good idea. Sack the stylist love and the makeup artist. You look way too pale and vampy with that dark lippy. Nicki Minaj, this is quite chic by your standards. The Tommy Hilfiger dress is minimal and paired back but the cut out waist looks cheap. Paired with your bigger than life hair, it all just looks a bit dated. Let’s close with a discussion on Madonna. This look is so bad for so many reasons that I don’t even know where to start. Let’s begin with the disturbing fact that she’s only wearing a jacket. Where are her trousers? Why is she wearing a dog collar? And what’s with the girly pink pointed stilettos? They don’t go. This Givenchy Haute Couture jacket is fugly. The fishnets belong on a cheap stripper and it looks like Anna Wintour lent her a wig. Ladies, get it together. Last night wasn’t your best performance style wise.
Photos from US Magazine.
p.s. as a couple of you rightly pointed out on Twitter, Kim Kardashian was also amongst the worst dressed at the Met Ball. If you haven’t seen her floral horror check it out here, complete with matching gloves.
We spent a day in St Paul de Vence wandering around the old cobblestoned pathways when I was in France last week. It’s a gorgeous medieval town and is definitely worth a visit if you ever happen to find yourself in southeastern France with nothing to do for a day. I wore this new little red dress from River Island. I love the simple shape and little floral details . Worn with old battered Converse it feels a little grungy, which I like.
As much as I loved the workwear and keffiyeh print inspiration at the Ashish show, it was this single denim patchwork dress that truly captured my heart. I love the multi-coloured fabric swaths and the slouchy oversized shape. If I had to pick one piece from Ashish’s autumn/winter collection to have this would definitely be it. With that said, the rest of the collection was equally alluring. Mixing something as tough as workwear with sequins is a brilliant and unexpected pairing. As always, I’m madly in love with Ashish’s creations. The mega blown out hairdos also has me wishing that I had a permanent member on staff to do my hair in the morning. Why am I so lacking in volume?
I’m currently crushing big time on monochrome. Simple black and white feels so fresh. All these items are currently sitting in my imaginary shopping basket. I just need to decide which to go for. I’m thinking the jumper and the dress on the far right…
All items from Zara