Spring 2014 Trend: Fringe Favourites

Celine Spring 2014

Valentino Spring 2014

Philip Lim


Derek Lam

Guy Laroche

Guy Laroche Spring 2014


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


Missoni Spring 2014


Rodarte Spring 2014 RTW. fringe. black on black. gypsy. crop top. #Rodarte #Spring2014 #NYFW

 Fringe is a great detail to an outfit this season. Black fringe, beaded or sparkling tassels adds that old glamour for evening dresses, like the Kate Moss for topshop dress I am loving. Go for bright colours this Summer for a fun and flirty look. Mix some fringe with aztec prints, in kimonos, long skirts and fringin’ accessories for that tribal safari look. Here are my fringe favourites right now! .


1. Steve Madden Fringe Necklace

2. Kate Moss for Top Shop Fringe Dress

3. House of Harlow 1960 Aegan Treasure Earrings

4. Tamara Mellon Suede Midi Skirt

5. Gucci Fringe Bag

6. Paula Cademartori Fringe Handbag

7. River Island Fringe Kimono

8. Miss Selfridge Pink Swimsuit

9. Stella McCartney Cutout Dress


Pretty in Pink at the Met Gala 2014

Pink was a favoured colour on the red carpet at the Met Gala whilst this year’s theme returned to formality celebrating American Couturier  Charles James.

And it was mainly the blondes that looked pretty in pink.  Blake Lively looked flawless and every bit the old Hollywood glamour in a soft blush pink Gucci gown with a cape train. Whilst Emma Stone wore a cropped ensemble in two tones of pink which was a modern take (the cropped top)
with the open split skirt.

Taylor Swift in Oscar De La Renta, Blake Lively in Gucci and Reese Wetherspoon in Gucci, Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren



The side splits..

Emma Stone in Thakoon


Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci


Georgia May Jagger in Thierry Mugler

The Mermaids…

Liu Wen in Zac Posen

Met Gala 2014: Best Dressed

Kendall Jenner in Top Shop

Met Gala 2014: Best Dressed

Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen

Karen Elson -looked every bit the 1940′s Hollywood star in this  Zac Posen gown


The crops…

Rihanna in Stella McCartney

Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein

Red carpet trends?

cherry red lips, statement earrings, side splits, cropped tops, vintage waves, elegant chignons, soft braids, mermaid gowns, and PINK!

photos courtesy Forbes/Huffington Post



Rome is one of my favorite cities, always charming with such beautiful architecture and history. There is so much to see and even on my 3rd trip to this city, the place still captivates me with its beauty and charm as if I’d never visited before. I managed to cover the Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon, Altare Della Patria and Trevi Fountain in a day – it was exhausting!  An absolute must see is the church Santa Maria in Aracoeli at the Vittoriano (Altare della Patria) the interior inside is stunning with artworks on the ceilings and beautiful chandeliers, monuments and statues all around the walls.

The Vatican

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The Pantheon

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Altare Della Patria

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Santa Maria in Aracoeli Basilica 


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The Colosseum

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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 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, spring/summer 214

Tadashi Shoji

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


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


Balmain Spring 2014. White leather & lace.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Look 3: Mesh Stitch Track Jacket in Black “Let’s Go To Mexico” T-Shirt Palacio Lace Angelica Skirt in Sun

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. 



Oscar De La Renta Pre-Fall 2014 Dress

oscar de la renta pre fall 2014 purple pink dress

Photos: Courtesy Huffington Post & E

Some Color-block styles at the moment.

color block style

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.

burberry prorsum mens fall 2014

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. 


Richard James

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.

Gieves & hawkes fall 2014

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.


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


Spring Fever Blues | Spring 2014 Colour Trend

dazzling blue spring 2014 inspiration

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 spring 2014 dazzling blue

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Emilio Pucci Spring 2014

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Matthew Williamson sPring 2014 dazzling blue

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LUX_4630.450x675Vera Wang Spring 2014 dazzling blue



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emanuel ungaro spring 2014 dazzling blue

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CHloe sPRING 2014 dazzling blue

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VIONNET spring 2014 dazzling blue

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valentin yudashkin spring 2014

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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.

Prabal Gurang spring 2014 beautygraphic-blue-eye-makeup-chanel-2014-resort-runway

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

PANTONE Spring 2014 Colour Report Fashion & Home

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