Monday, 24 November 2014

American Music Awards 2014 - Red Carpet

Last night the AMA's took place in Los Angeles. I have put together a round-up of different red carpet looks as seen at the awards show.
Giuliana Rancic - Alex Perry / Kate Beckinsale - Kaufmanfranco / Selena Gomez - Armani Prive
Gigi Hadid - Prabal Gurung Spring 15 / Heidi Klum - Versace Spring 15 
Kylie Jenner - Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 14
Dania Gurira - Naeem Khan Resort 15 / Julianne Hough - Zuhair Murad Resort 15
Taylor Swift - Michael Kors
Khloe Kardashian - Versus Versace Spring 15 / Elizabeth Banks - Peter Pilotto Spring 15
Nicki Minaj - Alexander Wang Spring 15
Rita Ora - Zac Posen
Who was your best dressed at the AMA's this year?
My personal favourite was Kate Beckinsale, she looked truly flawless and the Bulgari diamond serpent necklace made this a red carpet look to die for!
Phillippa x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

On Trend Now - Metallic Fashion

When the Fall 14 runway shows took place back in February, I noticed an emerging trend for metallic dresses. I have gone back through the archives and selected some of the main metallic looks as seen on the runway.
There is something rather decadent about metallic fashion. Whether it be: leather, sequins, jacquard or lurex, there are several different materials which add a touch of metallic glamour to an outfit.
Fast forward 8 months and the designer Fall collections have hit the shops, and high-street retailers have followed suit. You may think that at this time of year metallic fashion is only suitable for a Christmas party, but if you select the right garment and style it well it can look super stylish for a daytime look. I have found some of my favourite metallic garments currently available and put together a number of boards to show you how you can follow this seasonal trend. Price points vary so there is something for everyone!
If wearing a metallic garment is too much for your personal style, then accessories are a great way to add some sparkle to your outfit.
Will you be following the metallic trend this Fall? How would you style the pieces I have selected?
If you have liked this blog post and would like to see more, then take a look at my 'Metallic' board on Pinterest. I have lots of gorgeous metallic runway imagery to inspire you! Pinterest - 'phillippadesign'
Phillippa x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Weekly Red Carpet Round-Up

I usually only post a 'Red Carpet Round-Up' if a big award show has taken place, however this week I was surprised by just how may red carpet looks I really liked, from some of my favourite runway shows.  Here are all the looks that caught my eye.
Elizabeth Banks - Elie Saab Fall 14 Couture - Hunger Games Mockingjay Premiere
Kiernan Shipka -Valentino Resort 15 / Kiesza - Fendi Spring 15
Poppy Delevingne - Chanel Fall 14 / Liv Tyler - Stella McCartney Spring 15
Jennifer Lawrence - Christian Dior - HungerGames: Mockingjay London Premiere

Jessica Chastain - Nina Ricci Spring 15 / Shailene Woodley - Valentino Spring 15
Michelle Monaghan - J.Mendel Spring 15 / Ashley Benson - Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 14
Camille Belle - Tory Burch Spring 15 / Marion Cotillard - Christian Dior Fall 13 Couture
Emily Blunt - Michael Kors Spring 15
Jena Malone - Emilia Wickstead Spring 15 / Kate Beckinsale - Etro Fall 13
Natalie Dormer - Nicholas Oakwell Couture

Chloe Sevigny and Miranda Kerr - Louis Vuitton / Kristen Stewart - Chanel Spring 15
Hilary Swank - Giambattista Valli S14 Couture / Keira Knightley - Chanel Fall 14 Couture Lupita Nyong'o - Chanel Fall 14 Couture
Rooney Mara - Givenchy Spring 15 / Julianne Moore - Balenciaga Spring 15
Keira Knightley - Nina Ricci Spring 15
My top 3 looks were worn by: Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Benson and Emily Blunt. Which were your favourite looks?
Also, this week I reached a milestone on my Pinterest - 1000 followers. Thank you to everyone who has followed my page. If you haven't checked it out already, you can find me on 'phillippadesign'. Every board is design related so you will find plenty of creative inspiration!

Phillippa x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Mary Katrantzou X Adidas Originals

Mary Katrantzou has teamed up with Adidas, for what is slated to be a long-term partnership, and will create a line of apparel and footwear. The first collection hits stores on November 15th. It is a very exciting collaboration for Katrantzou, enabling her to bringing her unique vision and vibrant digital prints to one of the biggest global sportswear brands. 
Here's a first look at the collection, inspired by Katrantzou's mainline Spring 14 show.
An innovative take on sportswear with interesting silhouettes and colours, I love the energy of the collection. My favourite part of the collection is the footwear, just look at the amazing running shoes! I'm a big fan of bold running shoes in striking colours so these trainers are exactly what I would wear.
Inspiration for the collection came from Mary Katrantzou's Spring 14 runway show, which was built around different styles of shoe. See below for catwalk pictures.
Earlier in the year Adidas teamed up with Brazilian brand 'The Farm Company' and created a tropical print inspired collection, which I loved, but the new Katrantzou range has more impact and is more catwalk/trend driven. The most notable Adidas/Designer collaboration is with Stella McCartney, which began in 2005 and is available on Net-A-Porter. Other collaborations include a menswear collection with Pharrell Williams and a more teen driven collection with singer Selena Gomez for Adidas NEO.
What do you think of the Mary Katrantzou X Adidas collection. Are these clothes and shoes the sort of thing you would incorporate into your sports wardrobe?
If sportswear is your thing, then be sure to check out my 'Sportswear/Activewear' board on my Pinterest page. You can find me at 'phillippadesign'
Phillippa x 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Alexander Wang X H&M - November 6th

The hotly anticipated collaboration was announced back in April, and since then we have waited patiently for the collection to be revealed. Last month a runway show took place in New York to showcase the full collection....and it did not disappoint! Some of the worlds top supermodels took part in the show and they also star in the ad campaign.
When the collaboration was first announced I wrote on my blog that I thought the collection would predominantly be grey and black with a sporty edge, I couldn't have been more right. The collection uses a variety of tech fabrics - mesh knitwear mix, scuba fabric, textured embossed fabric emblazoned with typography. This is reinvented everyday sportswear which is seriously cool.
I think that this may be the most successful H&M/designer collaboration to date. The collection offers something different to what we have seen before, and the fact that Alexander Wang is one of the most sought after designers in fashion at the moment makes me think that the collection will sell out in record time. The price point is very accessible, less than £30 for a crop top, trousers for £35 or for those who wish to spend more a tech parka jacket for £179. Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection.
Celebrities have already been sporting the collection. See how Dakota Fanning, Kate Mara and Rihanna have style their Alexander Wang X H&M outfits.
You should also take a look at the fantastic campaign video which was filmed in Islington in London, featuring Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann and footballer Andy Carroll, with an exclusive soundtrack by Diplo.
The collection is available from November 6th.
Phillippa x