Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Day 7- September 30th SS15 PFW

Day 7, September 30th
Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld once again made history.
This time was different.
Thia time the Chanel runway or should I say boulevard was more powerful than ever. 
Cara Delevingne led the feminist revolution that Karl has ever so beautifully created. Wearing tweed jackets and vibrant florals it once again felt something of an a updated flashback and for that we adore.  
We thought the Chanel supermarket was the epitome of runway experimentation and that no one could exceed it's magnificence, not even Karl. We were wrong.
These beautiful ensembles are classic Chanel, rich, sophisticated and a key component to that Parsian chic.
Anyone who knows me knows my support for Women's rights and freedom. Karl has combined together my two favourite subjects Politics and Fashion to create a powerful stance. A single gentleman walked the runway with a sign post saying 'He for She', in honour of Emma Watson's campaign.
Chanel makes the dreams of any fashion lover come true whether that's those who watch from a distance or those who walk the runway, like Kendall Jenner. Today Karl elaborated and progressed into a deeper topic, a global issue, that made the dreams of any women who fight the struggle for freedom come true, through the art recognition. The worlds eyes were on the Chanel catwalk. The Chanel catwalk protested.
This runway was constantly on my mind all day and no doubt it will be for years to come.

Valentino 
Valentino my darlings, was as flawless as ever.
What I adored most about this runway were the classic Valentino prints and gladiator sandals we found in the first part of the collection and the seasonal transition that occurred afterwards.
Following Chanel is a difficult task however Valentino has nothing to prove.
My favourite look within this Spring/Summer collection is look six, the flawless halter neck, white, cut out gown with exposed ankles, so elegant and flawless. 

Paul & Joe
Effortless, laid back and perfect for a touristy, city Summer day. High waists and long sleeves never looked so good. 

Alexander McQueen
Edgy and ravishing. Leather, structure, gladiators and print.
This runway was a world away from the divine couture we see from Sarah Burton and this is why I am so in love with this designer.
Many designers who excel in couture and bespoke pieces find it difficult to deviate from their areas of expertise however this Alexander McQueen collection is just one example of the brands phenomenal presence across the fashion spectrum. 
Fierce and feisty, these pieces are still gorgeously cut, tailored and magnificent they just stray and play with formality and it's presentation.
                                       

Which was your favourite runway darlings? I am still struggling to come to terms with Chanel I was that in love with the runway revolution.

See you on our last day of Pariee! 

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Day 6- September 29th SS15 PFW

Day 6, September 29th
Stella McCartney
After Amal Alamuddin's divine bespoke Stella was photographed at her civil marriage ceremony today we could only wait in anticipation for a ready to wear collection that we knew would deliver.
Stella, like few other designers, excels in formal daywear and exquisite eveningwear. Often designers are better at one as opposed to the other however Stella has conquered them both. I love her play with lengths, below the knee for the day and slowly creeping up to the thigh by night. Cut outs and block colours are the chosen trend for daywear and as we transgress to evening sheer makes a delightful appearance. 

Sonia Rykiel
A show filled with the finest.
Both Kendall and Miranda dominate the runway.
We love seeing our favourite fashionista's take Pariee. 

Giambattista Valli
An Italian in Pariee.
Giambattista is one of my favourite designers of all time 
He captures sophistication, class and character throughout his entire collection.
You know my weakness for gorgeous tailoring and cuts and this is one of Giambattista's specialities.
This designer has done it all, we have seen collections that are immersed in colours and we have seen those, like SS15, that use minimal colours. Whatever he chooses Giambattista's concentration on the ensemble as a whole is a major strength that separates him from many others who would choose one trend or the other rather than master multiple.
                                       

Elie Saab 
Elie Saab's SS15 runway was breathtaking.
Like Giambattista his real talents lies within the world of couture so we often have lower expectations for such a runway.
We were so wrong. These pieces are as powerful and striking.
Look two is my favourite due to the magnificent print, flowing skirt and exposed pins. Of course that Elie Saab elegance is forever present in other pieces on the runway however the intention is for this particular piece is to clearly stand out. Never in our wildest dreams would be expect such a print mix and low dipped neckline that matches the shoes of the woman wearing it.
Ravishing and radiant we are lucky to have been exposed to such a beautiful collection. Now we can countdown to couture and of course awards season. 

Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent most certainly knows how to add a little excitement and feistiness to PFW.
Most Parisian designers go for high society, elegance and glamour. Saint Laurent embraces that and so much more.
Feeling a little flashback today's runway demonstrated how to merge day and evening wear overlapping the boundary between formality and casual.
These colours are sleek yet understated, bold yet show stopping. There is so much personality and action going on in each ensemble that any FROW goer barely has time to digest the magnificence before they are exposed to more. 
                                        

Which was your favourite show darlings?
All my favourite designers showed today, it is impossible for me to choose one! 

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Autumnal Style- Creating your AW14 wardrobe

The Autumnal equinox has taken place meaning a transition into a new season.
Autumn is for new starts- back to university and work, and a whole new wardrobe.
Establishing a wardrobe suitable  for everyday wear can be a difficult task especially when all our favourite stores are yet to unleash their divine Winter pieces.
Here I have created five looks outlining some of the trends that we are beginning to see appear as we progress into the new season.

One thing you must remember is to have an open mind.
No longer are reds, browns and blacks Autumn/Winter colours. Colour overlap is one of the hottest things we find on any runway these days and it should therefore be embraced.
Think bold, vivid and bright whether this is using green and red or pinks and blues- the boundaries have faded and there is no longer such a thing as colour rule breaking.


Killer Knee highs
Trends: Winter shift dresses and knee high boots
Trendsetter: Miranda Kerr
                                           
Dress: Topshop, £45
Cropped jacket: Topshop, £55
Boots: River Island, £120
Bag: New Look, £25
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilsbury Love liberty matte revolution, £23

Tremendous Teal
Trend: Teal, pencil skirts and pointed courts
Trendsetter: Kim Kardashian
Top: Topshop, £36
Skirt: French Connection, £36
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, £470
Bag: Mulberry, £1100
Nail Polish: Chanel Eastern light, £18


Tantalising Tartan
Trend: Tartan skirts/skorts, boots and winter reds
Trendsetter: Kate Middleton
                                 
Top: Topshop, £26
Skort: River Island, £30
Shoes: Pedro Garcia, £405
Bag: Next, £58 BUY HERE
Nail Polish: Giorgio Armani 400, £20
Pussybow perfection
Trend: Off duty blouses, jeans and flats
Trendsetter: Victoria Beckham

Blouse: Miss Selfridge, £28
Jeans: J Brand, £215
Shoes: Next, £32 BUY HERE
Bag: River Island, £40
Nail Polish: Nails Inc Warwick Avenue, £11

Priceless Prints
Trend: Printed trousers, fancy blouses and pointed courts
Trendsetter: Poppy Delevingne 

Blouse: Miss Selfridge, £28
Trousers: Topshop, £42
Shoes: River Island, £75
Bag: Accessorize, £29
Necklace: Orelia, £10

Which is your favourite look darlings? Be sure to let me know.
I cannot choose mine! 
I would simply wear them all. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Day 5- September 28th SS15 PFW

Day 5, September 28th
Kenzo
I love Kenzo's laid back atmosphere for SS15. Oversized denim, layered suit jackets and dynamic prints are just few of the trends found on this runway. The diversity found in this collection is immense ranging from effortless day wear to fabulous evening wear whilst keep hair and beauty looks the same. Could this be a miracle? Imagine finishing work without the need to re do your hair and make up as it is still on point from this morning? 

Celine
Paris.
Celine.
Need I say more.
Romance, elegance and fashion at it's finest.
This is the epitome of Pariee as the fashion capital of them all.
A collection that speaks for itself, no choice of words could do this collection justice. 
                                        

Chloe 
That Parisian chic has never looked more perfect. Delicate and delicious cuts are feminine and elegant. Deviating from exaggeration and embellishment, colours and cuts, especially necklines, are exceedingly exceptional.
It is hard to decide my show favourite as all these pieces are so unique yet gorgeous. I am mesmerised by looks three and four due to their fascinating colours however also find myself awing over this black, detailed gown with a mustard handbag used as an accessory. 

John Galliano 
John Galliano's SS15 runway is distinct from that we saw back in SS14. 
However, better.
SS14 was filled with brilliant, bright colours but Galliano has taken a turn in creative dynamic. This collection is almost seeking inspiration from the jungle with khaki, greens and browns having an overwhelming presence.
These are some of the best cuts and quite simply designs I have ever seen from him on any runway. My particular favourite is look four, a leave encrusted plunging neckline and pinned skirt. 

Givenchy
WOW.
We knew Riccardo Tisci was a master but not to the extent demonstrated on today's runway.
From Kendall's thigh high boots, cropped jackets, bows and Cara' s bleached eyebrows this collection was outstanding. After Olivier's Balmain Army, Riccardo had a huge task in following with an equally exquisite ready to wear collection but he most certaintly succeeded. 
Back in SS14 Givenchy focused on shimmering eveningwear and metallics.
SS15 is edgier, risqué and out of this world.  

Today was my favourite of PFW so far! I cannot wait for the rest of the week.
Which was your favourite show from today darlings?
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