Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Oscar de la Renta- The fashion world mourns

 Oscar de la Renta at his final show

Words cannot describe the devastation I feel since learning that my favourite designer has passed away.
Oscar laid the foundations of the fashion world and it's elegance.
Season after season, time after time, we were presented with only the best. The best runways, the best collections, and the best campaigns and now a little piece of our heart has diminished.
It was only days ago that we learnt that Peter Copping will be Oscar's successor when he retires and we are without a doubt aware that Peter has the capability to live up to Oscar's creations but how does the fashion world move on when they have lost one of their favourite figures?
Oscar for me was the epitome of femininity, high society and phenomenal couture. His embellishment, colour schemes and intricate detail appealed to me greatly and as fashion week approached this was the show I forever anticipated. 

Oscar dressed the powerful.
Hilary Clinton
Sarah Jessica Parker
Jackie O
Oprah ...
the fashion world is at his feet and the loss we all feel due to his passing is one we cannot describe.
Here are some of the most iconic pieces by this designer worn by some of our favourite starlets.
Amy Adams
Audrey Tautou and Audrey Hepburn. 
Diane Von Furstenberg and Doutzen Kroes 
Gisele and Emma Watson.
Jackie O and Hilary Clinton
Kate Moss and Kate Hudson 
Anna Wintour and Naomi Campbell
Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Ball and as Carrie Bradshaw 
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Taylor Swift

The stars adored Oscar, we adored Oscar and so I finish with my favourite look that he ever created.
 SS13 Ready to wear

Darling, we will miss you.

Every Oscar de la Renta piece featured on Ooohlalaa it's fashion- Clickable links:

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 Capes

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 capes

Warehouse, £30 BUY HERE

Burberry, £495 BUY HERE
(Burberry also offers a personalisation service, in other words every girls dream)

Next, £25 BUY HERE

Topshop, £60 BUY HERE

Tory Burch, £1525 BUY HERE

Saint Laurent, £1770 BUY HERE

River Island, £35 BUY HERE

Zara, £149 BUY HERE

Givenchy, £1550 BUY HERE

Miss Selfridge, £25 BUY HERE

Which is your favourite darlings? Mine is without a doubt the Burberry one! I have seen it up close and personal and it is just as amazing in reality.
This a trend that you should embrace to it's finest, it maybe effortless but the outcome is fabulous.

Monday, 20 October 2014

This weeks best dressed 13th-18th October

Style Queen(s) of the week:
Blake Lively
wearing Michael Kors
The girl everyone is style crushing over this week. Blake Lively debuted her baby bump at the Golden Heart Awards this week wearing phenomenal Michael Kors. Glistening in one perfectly fitted dress and letting her long blonde locks fall loose this darling once again confirmed her status as a red carpet Queen.

Selena Gomez
wearing vintage Chanel and Tom Ford shoes
It's not often I can crown two style Queens within one week so these two lovely ladies took me by surprise. Of course we know Blake and Selena have dominated the red carpet time after time but they have upped their style game and transformed into something of chic and sophistication. Selena's look is to die for and has an exquisite cut. The deep colour and understated pattern paired with a beehive competes with Blake Lively's glamour for most talked about look of the week.

Other fabuously dressed starlets
Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman,Josephine Skrive and Halle Berry 
wearing Michael Kors
If Michael Kors hadn't already proven his ability to perfect a collection with his runway the Golden Heart Awards certainly reaffirmed this. Here we have five (including Blake's) very different looks all by this darling designer. From Gigis girly and quirky look, Chanels dark and dangerous, Josephine's luscious leather and Halle's power and structure there is a look that appeals to everyone. I have to single out Halle Berry because I have not seen this lady dominate the red carpet in a long time but this entire look is beyond phenomenal, I hope she keeps it up.

Keira Knightley
wearing Michael van der Ham (technically 11th October)
Keira uses her classic technique of pairing a feminine Valentino with a edgy leather jacket and she has never looked better.

Emma Stone 
wearing Roland Mouret and Jason Wu with Aquazurra heels
Emma has already proven numerous times this year that she is a style Queen. This week instead of seeing her in a dramatic, floor length gown she opted for something a little more structure yet equally gorgeous. Emmas style is without a doubt a little unconventional, a reason why we adore it- she can simply make every ensemble a success.

Jennifer Lawrence
wearing Dior and Brian Atwood heels
Jennifer in Dior of course? Many would come to think that we are so over Jennifer's wearing of Dior but we are so not!! No one does black like Dior and this tailored creation is flawless. The thigh high length and the deep neck plunge is something a little risqué however the house of Dior, a work of mastery, has added the pointed courts, sleeves and old Hollywood curls to create sleek sophistication. 

Naomi Watts
wearing Gucci Premiere
Breathtaking elegance, Naomi mesmerises the red carpet once more.

Which was your favourite darlings? Who stole the spotlight?

Check out last weeks best dressed 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

AW14 Colours of the season

Darlings, welcome to AW14's fabulous colour guide.
Pantone have picked the most divine colours for 2014 and this season contains some of our favourites.
Colour of the year: Radiant Orchid
AW14 colours: Aluminium
Aurora red
Bright Cobalt 
Mauve Mist
Misted Yellow
Royal blue 

Here is a little help on how to wear them ...

Which is your favourite darlings? Bright Cobalt and Sangria are most certainly mine although I do have a weak spot for misted yellow. Be sure to have these colours in mind when purchasing wardrobe pieces, after all your goal is to look ultimately fabulous and hot on trend!

*Colours are taken from the AW14 trend report
I do not own any of the images in this post and 
understand some of these colours are not an exact match.

Chloe SS15 Ready to wear- Estilo Tendances contribution

Indulge in the darling Parisan fashion house and it's divine Spring/Summer collection.
Check out my Estilo Tendances contribution on the Chloe SS15 runway.
Click HERE for a read

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

FANTASY- What we learnt from the AW14 catwalk

AW14 was everything we could have dreamed of and so much more. We know this because this season we do not just have four trend posts but five, and the fifth is my favourite.
Fantasy is out of this world. The pieces you could imagine but only dream of.
These fabulous designers have made all our dreams come true.

Fresh from the jungle
Alberta Feretti at Milan Fashion week
Lace, intimacy and divine detail, only in Milan. This look maybe fresh from the jungle with its green, leaf inspired vibe but there is nothing about this look that needs to be tamed. This is something we would never expect from the runway yet I cannot help but find myself mesmerised by it.

Alice + Olivia at New York fashion week
When we think of fantasy this is exactly what we think of, fairytales right? These looks are a modern, updated version of those story book ensembles that we remember from our childhood. The rich colour, metallics and added sparkle are feminine, fun and flirtasious. Fantasy becomes reality.

Antonio Berardi at London fashion week
Mermaid inspired magnificence has hit our runway over the past two seasons but for AW14 things get a little deep and a little darker. This phenomenal emerald is sexy and sophisticated. The cut is overwhelming, when did we ever think we would see such a combination of fitted, sleeves and the finest satins?. With tousled hair any fashionista can work this effortless look from under the sea.

Diane Von Furstenberg at New York fashion week
Who else could perfect a collection fit for a Queen other than the Queen herself? Diane's sparkle and shimmer takes a flashback to the more historical definitions of royalty as opposed to the new royals. The likes of Jessica Alba approve of Diane's looks evident when she wore such a piece to the met ball. We maybe in the 21st century where such over the top sparkle is now a taboo but with fantasy anything is possible. It is about wearing the outfits you dream of, not those you should conform to.

Snow Queen  
Gareth Pugh at Paris fashion week
Have you ever heard of all over white in forms other than a tailored suit? Gareth Pugh embraces fantasy to it's highest level, adding a tiara just to confirm this. This look is dramatic yet perfect for the winter, daring yet darling. The Snow Queen is powerful, dominant and lacks interest in what other people think. This maybe a fantasy to you, but that fact you know of it's existence is a result in itself.

Vanessa Bruno at Paris fashion week
This maybe the fantastical trend that feels within reach but going back to those school days is most certainly a fantasy for some. For those whose uniform was tailored, cropped and smart, question yourselves, why wouldn't you want that in an ensemble? Back at school it was about conformity, looking like everyone else and fulfilling the consensus but you can now relive you nostalgia and desire to throwback to the past.

Trademark tantalising 
Vivienne Westwood at London fashion week
So this particular trend is specifically associated with Vienne Westwood. Vivienne is iconic for making dramatic and exaggerated pieces so of course this runway was no different. Her use of oversized hearts and unconventional suit colours paired with pearls and side curls channels something about of Grease! Often many become obsessed with vintage when they tried to embrace an era that is no longer there. Their ability to do this can be accomplished with a touch of modernity, class and this chic designer.

Which was your favourite look darlings?
I am obsessed with fresh from the jungle although regal resembles my style the most but it is all about experimenting.

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