Laced in Summer

Feminine lace in soft pastels and pure whites for Spring Summer 2014. Some of the looks.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab Ready-To-Wear Spring-Summer 2014 Collection - Fashion Diva Design
ELIE SAAB - Ready-to-Wear - Spring Summer 2014

Burberry

Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week!! Something about that lace high waisted outfit and the different shades of blues.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection Slideshow on Style.com

Blumarine

Blumarine, spring/summer 214

Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014. The designer brings his evening talents to daywear. Pretty blush and black lace dress.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga Spring 2014// Learn how to hand render lace: http://www.universityoffashion.com/lessons/rendering-lace/

Balmain

Balmain Spring 2014. White leather & lace.

Rebecca Minkoff

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Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection Slideshow on Style.com

I think this would be beautiful as a long dress.  Isabel Marant | S/S 2014 little white lace dress

Marissa Webb

Marissa Webb Spring 2014: Lace Sleeves. Front Vent.

 

 

 

Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet Style | Colour Block

The Golden Globes saw some beautiful color block gowns which seemed to be a trend on the red carpet at this year. I particularly like Aubrey Plaza’s purple and pink Dress from Oscar De La Renta and Taylor Swift looked stunning in a full length  black and pink Carolina Herrera gown. Here’s a look at some of them. 

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Oscar De La Renta Pre-Fall 2014 Dress

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Photos: Courtesy Huffington Post & E

Some Color-block styles at the moment.

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1. Roksanda Ilincic color block double wool crepe gown

2. FENDI Color block Cashmere Blend Sweater

3. Yves Saint Laurent Two Tone Leather Sandals

4. Mason by Michael Mason Silk & Jersey maxi dress

London Collections Men’s A/W 14

London Collections Men A/W 14 finished its 4th season last week with great collections that surely put UK closer to the forefront of Mens Fashion week. The UK designers this year proved that great designs and immaculate tailoring is part of the British heritage. The Saville Row tailoring styles were seen in the collections but with a contemporary look. They were versatile in muted colors, with attention paid in the details, like pops of colours seen in bow ties or lapels, and contrasting fabrics like velvet and lurex all added a modern luxe to the “British” classics. Here’s a snippet of some of the shows.

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Burberry Prorsum

Bohemian, urban youthful look of the “artist” or “painter” There were colorful printed silk scarves tied in wide circles at the neck, white netted vests under open buttoned jackets and shirts, the 3/4 sleeves and thin trousers all gave this dainty boyish charm. 

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Smart with interesting details that added a decadent touch of flair… Like the 3 piece suit in velvet aubergine, a pop of yellow velvet collar in a 3 piece grey suit, and silk shawl lapels with a sheen made it rich, cool and decadent luxe.

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Gieves & Hawkes 

Jason Basmajian, previously Artistic Director at Brioni showcased his 2nd collection for the brand, and the influences of the Italian style are beginning to show. There is a more delicate approach to the fabrics like the alpaca, and cashmere coats. The signature Gieves & Hawkes “military look” was still seen but appeared more versatile and softer. Contrasting textures like shearling collars on leather jackets and the shiny blue lurex tux teamed with a velvet bow tie added a luxe and contemporary feel.

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Richard Nicoll

Blue, a whole lot of blue. The collection showcased Nicoll’s signature color, that blue/teal which was seen on coats, to shorts, to leather. Bright colors and prints were mixed up with different textures and patterns like a tweed jacket with leather sleeves and a furry collar, and organza silk shirts with ruffle details in different colours. Colourful and mixed up. The eccentric gentleman.

For more designers from the London Collections Mens AW/14 visit

http://www.londoncollections.co.uk

Spring Fever Blues | Spring 2014 Colour Trend

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I’ve always loved blue. To me, blue reminds me of smart elegance and sophisticated cool. Blue is a familiar colour every year at the Spring Summer Fashion shows and this season designers presented a bolder blue which was in between a cobalt and royal blue, called the “Dazzling Blue” Predicted by PANTONE as a key colour trend for Spring 2014 the dazzling blue has that rich shine and brightness to it which gives a polished, luxurious look. And certainly designers took note as splashes of the beautiful colour showed up across the runway shows.

Here are some looks from the runway shows which showed it can be styled variously within your Spring wardrobe working well as a color for both day and evening wear too. I liked the way Chloe teamed the colour with white shirts for a preppy look and Matthew Williamson incorporated it into his prints with pastel yellows and whites making a soft floral look. Vionnet showed some stunning pieces more suited for the night time affair, with the chiffon trails draped over and under dresses which were just beautiful!

FENDI 

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EMILIO PUCCI

Emilio Pucci Spring 2014

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MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

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VERA WANG

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EMANUEL UNGARO

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CHLOE

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VIONNET

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VALENTIN YUDASHKIN

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Photos: Style.com

A few pieces on the wish list…

dazzling blue spring 2014

1. Jason Wu Asymetirc Dress

2. YSL Cassandra Clutch

3. Gianvito Rossi Croc Pumps

4.Hermes Kelly Bag

5. YSL Nail Lacquer in Bleu Majorelle

6. Roland Mouret Coppelia Silk Dress

And if the color is a bit bold in dressing for you, you can add blue to your Spring beauty look. Blue made its ways into the Spring 2014 beauty trend with thick blue lined lids at Marc Jacobs and Chanel.

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Check out PANTONE Spring 2014 Fashion + Home Colour Report  here.

PANTONE Spring 2014 Colour Report Fashion & Home

Get Thigh High | Fall Winter 2013 Trend

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The thigh high boots trend returns this season. And it was Emilio Pucci’s Fall Winter 2013 Runway Show that got me head over heels for thigh boots, all over again. The look is more girly and softer this season as the collections showed them dressed with pieces in feminine lines and shapes, like pretty peacoats and shift dresses. The Emilio Pucci’s runway boots in the suede leather teamed with ruffle bottom skirts, delicate blouses and belted at the waist were some of my favorite looks. Then there was Celine with those dreamy soft leather boots that look as though they fit like leather gloves for the legs – creating a svelte like silhouette under oversized coats and voluminous shapes they showed. Thigh boots are versatile enough for both a casual or glamorous look, it’s all in the dressing. It’s a trend I love this season and here is some inspiration.

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Celine

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Thigh boots can be quite versatile for Winter dressing – just as easily dressed down for a casual day look as they can be jazzed up for a glam night out. For an edgier look go for calf or patent leather, wear them bare legged with shorts, or over tight leggings. For an even more daring look wear just a trench coat or dress coat belted at the waist and open split. This look  is FABULOUS.

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Cinch the waist and add some volume in the skirt and shoulders for a power look thigh-high-boots-stiletto-style

For a girlier look  look try suede leather and team with oversized sweaters, a tweed or frayed skirt, a flowy dress or a princess or pea coat in a pop of colour.

Teaming with knitwear (sweaters / cardigans) for a casual day look

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Preppy and clean with a peacoat or princess coat

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For a clean cut smart and girly look, team with a skirt + jacket or  skirt + cardigan ensemble like Camilla Mackintosh and Hilary Duff below

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For cool, there can only be black on black

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Some gorgeous boots this season

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Emilio Pucci Suede Leather Boots £1,828.00

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Balmain Velour Calfskin Thigh Boots. Price on application

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Giuseppe Zanotti Design Lace-up Velour Calfskin Thigh Boots. Price on application

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Brian Atwood Ailith Boots £1776

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Jimmy Choo Tamba Black Stretch Leather Over the Knee Boots £1,195

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Jimmy Choo Tamba Forest Calf and Stretch Nappa Thigh High Boots  £1,195  <<< LOVE

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New Look Contrast Black Over the Knee boot £45

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Dune Black Roldan Over the Knee Boot £285

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Casadei Thigh High Stiletto Boot €1370

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Kristine leather knee-high boots

Alexander McQueen Kristine Leather Knee Boot £1,145.00
Photos courtesy: Emilio Pucci |Style.com | Celine

She owns the night

Stunning gowns from the Fall Winter 2013 Shows. Midnight hues of black and navy with lace, embroidery, mesh panels and thigh splits were seen this season. A gothic, vampy femme fatale.

Some of my favorite looks.

Oscar De La Renta

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Elie Saab

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Zuhair Murad

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Roberto Cavalli

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Photos courtesy of Vogue

Winter Florals Trend

This Winter, go Floral.

Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Vera Wang and Preen showed us florals are still blossoming throughout the Winter months.  We saw floral petals and motifs in splashes of richer, darker metallic colours from Giambattista Valli and Vera Wang whilst Erdem, Oscar De La Renta and Zuhair Murad showed flower power in its fullest with intricate coloured floral prints. Winter florals this season are not as delicate, but darker with more intensity, or large floral prints in a pop of colour against canvases of black or midnight hues. It’s a trend I am loving.

Oscar De La Renta

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Vera Wang

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Giambattista Valli

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Erdem

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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad fall winter 2013

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Photos courtesy Vogue


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