Sunday, 25 January 2015

Day 1- Paris Haute Couture fashion week SS15

Welcome to the first day of dreamy Spring/Summer 15 Paris couture darlings!
Couture is my favourite. It's elegant, intricate and breathtaking.
It was Atelier Versace who took centre stage today and this runway exceeded all expectations.
We can only anticipate the rest of the week.

Atelier Versace
Versace thrives in dynamics and cuts but what surprised me most about this fierce runway was the bold, bright colours that were present. Blue, black, red and of course white were central.
The retro vibes were combined with phenomenal cuts, divine tailoring and as expected some killer beauty looks.  
Thigh high slits, knee high boots and off shoulder necklines were trends found on the ready to wear runway, but couture proves to be a little more dramatic and daring. White is one of my favourite couture colours as many believe it's either a raving success or drastic failure, ultimately this is a myth . If Versace teaches you anything it's that embracing cuts and taking risks will always succeed, it just so happens white is an additional contribution to this success.
Our favourite it girls, Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss were nothing short of show stopping. 
These are two fabulous Victoria Secret models who know how to dominate the runway and Versace only chooses the best. These looks are powerful, sleek and are completely sassy but also obtain that darling Pariee sophistication. 
It was all about necklines and length on the Versace runway. Whether short and quirky or maxi and sheer every inch was perfected. The materials and textures are to die for with these ensembles proving to be a celebration of the mastery located in this fashion house. 
There is a look for everyone and any occasion. 
 Couture achieves all your desires, whether date night or high society. 
Experiment is essential to couture. Designers dare to try the most extravagant and exaggerated looks and they most certainly pay off. It is inevitable that Atelier Versace will appear multiple times on the red carpet. It's presence is show stopping and this is one fashion house that excels beyond many in couture. Bold and bright were themes found on this runway, the real question is does this foreshadow what is to come for the remainder of Pariee Haute Couture fashion week?

Join me everyday this week darlings with the latest Pariee SS15 couture looks.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

TREND- Lessons from the SS15 runway

Trends epitomise a season.
How do we know something is on trend?
What should be concious of when purchasing our new wardrobe?
Trends are forever changing and are present across all the fashion cities and weeks.
SS15 was elaborate, bold and experimental.
Faux/Fur
J Mendel at NYFW, Dennis Basso at NYFW
Real or faux statement fur makes an appearance on most runways regardless of the season. It just happens it has gotten a whole lot bigger and a whole lot better for SS15. Fur has entered an arena of tailoring, shape and colour. Whether over the top and exaggerated or cute and quirky, adding a touch of fur can transform an ensemble.
Marvellous materials 
Christopher Kane at LFW, Jill Stuart at NYFW
These materials are delightful. Leather or suede, sleek or sassy these pieces are enough to make anyone fall in love. There are so many different materials out there to work with and they completely change the appearance of an ensemble. These materials feel so outrageous that you can simply pair anything with them, there is no perfect combination. Style success is inevitable.

Prints
Miu Miu at PFW, Holly Fulton at LFW, Henry Holland at LFW, Lela Rose at NYFW
I agree prints are a little daunting however the SS15 runway provides you with endless opportunities.
Whether you desire to be a little eccentric and bold with animal print mini dresses or sophisticated and chic with houndstooth work wear there is no denying this trend is one you must try.


Shawls and capes 
Tommy Hilfiger at NYFW, Bora Aksu at LFW
This is a recurring and one of my favourite trends of all times. I often fall in love with capes as soon as I set my eyes on them. I struggle on a daily basis to find suitable outwear for the British weather. The cape is my perfect solution, it's practical, looks fabulous and doesn't undermine your outfit. 
The shawl however is an entry on the runway we haven't seen in a long time.
Could this be the new kimono?

Scarves 
Temperley at LFW, DVF at NYFW
Forget embellishment, forget accessorising all you need is supplement material to finish an ensemble.
Whether classic DVF or adding a little drama to formal wear, this is the easiest trend you will ever find yourself trying. Temperley surprised us with embracing it so now it's your turn.

Sheer and transparent
Badgley Mischka at NYFW, Peter Som at NYFW, Zimmerman at NYFW
The sheer trend remains. This comes as no surprise as it works just too well. It's intricate, chic and so pretty. It is here to stay and with summer around the corner it's only right we frolic with such elegance.

Stripes 
Jean Paul Gaultier at PFW, Giles at LFW
Stripes are in.
This is one trend you will find in every high street store and will inevitably be the most popular, stripes will be everywhere. Although there are many myths when it comes to stripes and their appearance, which are far from true, I admit I find vertical stripes more flattering than horizontal. 
The stripe pant suit is hot on trend and I predict many high street stores will attempt to embrace this trend, the question is are you daring enough to try it?

Wardrobe staples
The two piece- Emporio Armani at MFW. Forget outfit repeating, and ridiculous expense, think mix and match.
Cigarette trousers- 3.1 Phillip Lim at NYFW. My go to travel piece.
Denim jacket- Burberry at LFW. Once again proving Christopher Bailey is the master of jackets. If Burberry do it so do you.
Mini cropped tops- Diesel Black Gold at NYFW. Very Taylor Swift (she adores them)and totally feisty.

Floppy hats- J W Anderson at LFW. Essential for any season
Mini skirt- Topshop Unique at LFW. The mini makes a return and with one of our favourite high street retailers.
Colour me trench coat- Orla Kiely at LFW. As Jourdan Dunn proved in last weeks best dressed, the coloured trench coat is so under rated considering it looks phenomenal.

The LBD- Vera Wang at NYFW. When isn't this a trend piece?
Statement skirt- Louis Vuitton at PFW. Forget business on the top, party on the bottom, the statement skirt is ground breaking.
Shorter than short playsuit- Tory Burch at NYFW. A summer day's dream.
Eyelash knits- Sibling at LFW. A timeless wardrobe piece that you will find yourself wanting to wear everyday.


Which is your favourite trend darlings? I am so in love with the Tory Burch shorter than short playsuit.

Darlings that is the end of my SS15 trend posts.
Be sure to embrace, experiment and excel.
It is evident this season's style is bold, sassy and more powerful than ever.
Lessons from the SS15 runway

Join me tomorrow for the SAG Awards best dressed and the first day of Paris Haute couture.
It's going to be a busy month.

Friday, 23 January 2015

ALTER EGO- Lessons from the SS15 runway

Alter Ego is always my favourite trend post to write. 
It's the way an outfit provides the encouragement to express your inner personality. Whether this is blinded by your conscience or is the person inside of you dying to escape ...
Alter Ego is extravagant, eccentric and excellent.

Garden party pretty
Naeem Khan at NYFW, Mulberry at LFW
Maybe your the girl who is always in sweats.
Maybe you're the 'tomboy' of the group.
Maybe, just maybe you secretly desire the opportunity to dress up, 
get a little girly, 
do something a little different.
Garden party pretty is all about this.
Whether metallic and mesmerising like Mulberry or retro with plimsolls like Naeem Khan these two looks are evidence that demonstrate that femininity isn't as you perceive, it's what you make of it. 
Would you even define this as femininity or just you?

Barbie revival
Moschino at MFW
Jeremy Scott, I adore you. 
The Moschino runway was my favourite and one of my most memorable of all time. 
Barbie's back and she is killing it. This is quirky, sassy, fun. How many designers would ever dream of using Barbie as their muse? This runway started a DREAM and finished a REALITY .

Parisian chic
Celine at PFW
This is everything I envision when I think of Celine.
This is everything I envision when I think of Pariee.
Cream, black, buttons, cuts.
So chic, classic and sophisticated.

Preppy perfection
Altuzzarra at NYFW, Coach at NYFW
Structure, preppy and perfect. 
These scholastic ensembles provide perfect work wear and have a little flashback vibe to them.
These prints, in particular pink gingham (very Princess Diaries two), worked all those years ago, it just so happens their return has made them better than ever.

This is what a feminist looks like
Chanel at PFW.
This runway was revolutionary. 
Feminism was a major power player in multiple disciplines in 2014 and is something I am truly passionate about. Emma Watson's He For She Campaign grasped the world and educated them on gender equality. Karl Lagerfeld's AW14 super market seemed impossible to exceed but this feminist march, led by Karl himself. was everything. 
Everyone has a say- women, men, fashion, politics.
Whether it's the ensembles, the runway or the idea, it's time you have your say.

Regal
Dolce & Gabbana at MFW
This trend appears every season. Everyone wants to be a Queen.
These dramatic, daring ensembles are filled with embellishment and glory.
Wearing such pieces capture the attention of everyone in your surroundings.
You have always been powerful, these ensembles just help you tell the world.

Rock chick
Tom Ford at LFW, Balmain at PFW, Alexander McQueen at LFW, Haider Ackerman PFW
These rock chicks are tantalising, sleek and sexy. Exposure is elegance.
From Tom Ford nipple embellishments, to Olivier Rousteing's Balmain Army, these girls are prepared for anything.
This particular persona has been embraced on the red carpet by the likes of Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, two very bold and beautiful women who wear bold and beautiful creations.

Military
Gucci at MFW
Gucci never fails. This is one of the most simple alter ego's to work with.
This look is powerful, dominant and so easy to replicate.
Boyfriend jeans, booties and a too die for jacket (sure to be on the high street in a split second) create military chic.

High society drama
Alice + Olivia at NYFW
You always want to look the best, don't deny it darlings.
Style Queens and fashionista's are everything. You desire to inspire.
Elegance and divine cuts, especially in evening wear,allow you to do this.

Darlings, which is your alter ego?
I adore Moschino's Barbie and of course Chanel's feminist march.


Join me to tomorrow for my final trend post of this coming season
TREND- Lessons from the SS15 runway

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