Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 Capes

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 capes
1.

Warehouse, £30 BUY HERE

2.
Burberry, £495 BUY HERE
(Burberry also offers a personalisation service, in other words every girls dream)

3. 
Next, £25 BUY HERE

4. 
Topshop, £60 BUY HERE

5. 
Tory Burch, £1525 BUY HERE

6. 
Saint Laurent, £1770 BUY HERE

7. 
River Island, £35 BUY HERE

8.
Zara, £149 BUY HERE

9.
Givenchy, £1550 BUY HERE

10. 
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 
Cognac 
Cyress
Mauve Mist
Misted Yellow
Royal blue 
Sangria

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

Fantasy
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.

Fairytale
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.

Mermaidesque 
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.

Regal 
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.


Scholastic 
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.

CHECK OUT MY AW14 TREND POSTS

Wedding Wednesday- Themes and Colour schemes

Darlings, it's time to plan your wedding but what do you do first?
Before dresses, venues, guest lists and everything in between the most important task is to choose your colour scheme (or not). The colour scheme and overall theme of the wedding is your chance to experiment and place your own personality into the most memorable day. Where some may choose bright with over the top florals, others like it understated and a little shabby chic. Even if all the other events in your life have the opinions of others, your wedding is entirely yours and your partners.
I have chosen a few of my favourite colours to present potential possibilities. From dresses, flowers, cakes and table décor every aspect has that personal touch by yours truly.

Blush 

                  
(Photo credit top left onwards Miriam ShavezLa Shonda Welcome, Joanne Hung and Bespoke-bride pinterest)

Plum

                  
(Photo credit top left onwards Yusvi Norzagaray, Coombe Trenchard, Jessica Ayre and Alyson Boone pinterest)

Duck egg 
        

(Photo credit top left onwards Rachel WebbMorgan NikkiSanshine photography, and Allison Miller pinterest)

White wedding 

                   
(Photo credit top left onwards Colin Cowie weddings, Alexandra McKeown, Sanna Thisell and Chelsea Pine pinterest)

Teal

(Photo credit top left onwards Katie Bayer, Suzie Brown, Ta'Meika Clay and Laura Simmonds pinterest)

No colour scheme
A colour scheme is non obligatory. For those of you who desire no fuss and something that requires a little less effort or even for those who just like far too many colours to choose one, this theme is for you. A mismatch of colours sometimes works better than a block colour so think carefully before making a final decision and spend hours trailing through the Pantone palettes to meet your perfect match.


                 
(Photo credit top left onwards Krystna Tkaczyk, Brittany Dunn, Vicky Stenner and Carol de la Riva pinterest)

Which is your favourite darlings? My mind has always been set on plum however writing this blogpost has opened up a whole new array of ideas and thoughts in regards to colour. Blush is particuarly perfect.

Join me next Wedding Wednesday for: Venues
Check out last weeks post: How to plan your wedding

* disclaimer
I do not take ownership of any of the photos used in this post. 
I have cited each photo and linked to the appropriate source.
Click on names for links.
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