Monday, 20 November 2017

American Music Awards 2017 - Red Carpet

Last night the 45th annual American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles, California. Who was your best dressed at this event?
1. Demi Lovato - Ester Abner Spring 18
2. Ciara - Alexandre Vauthier Fall 17 Couture
3. Selena Gomez - Coach
4. Hailee Steinfeld - Mugler Fall 17
5. Ashlee Simpson - Christian Siriano Fall 17
6. Pink - Monique Lhuillier Fall 16
7. Lea Michele - J.Mendel SS18
8. Jenna Dewan Tatum - Julien Macdonald
9. Laura Marano - Stella McCartney
10. Kat Graham - Roland van der Kemp

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Outfit of The Month - November

PVC trench coats are everywhere this season and this black one from Philosophy, complete with leopard print collar, is giving me all the right vibes for Autumn. A classic grey marl polo neck and straight leg jeans are a great way to keep your outfit simple yet remain on trend this season. Completing this look are some killer accessories. Team with a pair of white leather ankle boots, with tortoiseshell heel, for the ultimate understated 'look at me' fashion street style moment. An iconic Gucci tote bag ties in perfectly with the rest of the look and adds a pop of colour to the largely monochrome outfit. This full outfit is available to shop now on Net-a-Porter.

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Monday, 23 October 2017

SS18 Trend Report - Spray Paint

Once again the art world is proving to be a source of inspiration for SS18, with both Calvin Klein and MSGM showcasing 'spray paint' inspired graphics for their latest Spring/Summer offerings. Calvin Klein collaborated with the American artist Sterling Ruby, who created backdrops for the runway space and whose work inspired the prints seen on multiple garments. The print in question is one which would commonly be described a 'non-print' print - one which is hard to define. Yet despite the inconceivable nature of such a print, the array of colours used really brings the print to life. Whilst many prints can be so precisely executed, what really speaks to me about this particular print trend is the high level of expression - it is free from constraints and I love that.
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Saturday, 21 October 2017

On Trend Now - Sock Boots

Ok, so when I first saw sock boots on the runway I can't say that I was overly keen. If you've been following my blog for a while then you will know that ankle boots are my thing... I mean I may have mentioned it once or twice before, but this whole 'sock boot' thing just wasn't doing it for me. Seen on the runway at Vetements and Balenciaga, as well as others, these extremely pointed toe boots seemed a little too dramatic for my liking. But fast forward a few months and its fair to say i'm a convert... so what changed? I'm a mini skirt kinda gal, opting to style such mini's with a cool pair of flat ankle boot to tone down my look if you know what I mean. Something about these sock boots such screamed Pretty Woman vibes to me, and i can't say that has ever been a look i've wished to emulate! However, the more and more I kept seeing these boots (seriously there were EVERYWHERE) I began to warm to them. Seeing the likes of Kendall Jenner and Roberta Benteler teaming them them with jeans and a basic tee showed me that less really can be more - just let the statement boots do the talking! Surprisingly, a kitten heel pair can actually offer comfort - who would have thought? Whilst black may be the safest and most wearable colour, if you want serious sass then you have to opt for neon pink or lime green - it's what Demna Gvasalia would want! I'm currently digging teaming a pair with a Prince of Wales check skirt and black polo neck. So if you are looking to shop this major 2017 footwear trend then it is your lucky day as I have rounded up the best styles from both the highstreet and luxury markets...
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Monday, 16 October 2017

SS18 Trend Report - Mondrian

Has there ever been a colour palette that packed more of a punch than this? Piet Mondrian proving to be all kinds of popular on the runway for SS18, references to the Dutch artist were seen at: Ralph Lauren, Aquilano.Rimondi and Christian Dior - all adding a large dose of abstract art to their latest collections. Colour blocking is nothing new, but in primary colours it has serious impact. Block colour separates work well for an all out 'look at me' look, whilst stripes with injections of black make for a slightly softer, yet still edgy, look.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Jennifer Lawrence - Mother! Promo Tour

She's Hollywood's most sought after star...with a red carpet wardrobe to die for - yes I can only be talking about Jennifer Lawrence. Recently hitting the red carpet promoting her latest film, Mother!, JLaw wore a stunning selection of dresses. Styled to perfection by her stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson, Lawrence looked effortlessly flawless on every occasion. Which was your favourite look from the Mother! promo tour?...
1. Christian Dior - New York Premiere
2. Christian Dior - Paris Premiere
3. Atelier Versace - London Premiere
4. Christian Dior - Venice Film Festival
5. Sally LaPointe - The Tonight Show
6. Dolce and Gabbana - Toronto International Film Festival
7. Sally LaPointe - Toronto International Film Festival Press Conference
8. Ralph and Russo Couture - Toronto International Film Festival

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Outfit of The Month - October

Prince of Wales check is a huge trend for Fall 17, as seen at Off-White amongst others. Whilst at first I wasn't sure how I felt about it, namely because I kept seeing it on suits and oversized jackets which are not my thing, I completely fell in love with numerous mini skirts I had seen in this fabric. If you have been following my blog for some time, you will know I fully champion the humble mini skirt. And for me that is the great thing about fashion trends, we can all fully get on board with a trend but we just have to find our own way to stamp our mark on it! I usually team a mini skirt with a slim fitting polo neck, but this season I am loving a chunky knit. Tucked in at the front of the skirt, but left loose at the back for a super casual look. This season I am also in love with pointed toe sock boots...I know i've jumped on that bandwagon as well! I'm usually a flat ankle boot kinda gal, but the pointed toe boots, inspired by Balenciaga, are rocking my world right now. They are sexy and slimming on the leg, but with a smaller heel means they are actually super comfortable. A military style coat and cute cross-body bag complete the look.
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