Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Congratulations Erdem,

It was announced today that Erdem is the recipient of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Eight designers were shortlisted for the £200,000 award, including Christopher Kane and Richard Nicoll. Along with the prize money Erdem will also receive invaluable mentoring from top directors in the industry, in order for to enhance Erdem as a brand and move it forward into a promising future. 
Its hardly surprising after producing collection after collection, each one stronger than the last - take his autumn/winter 2010 show for example, the detail, embellishment and stunning prints made it one of the strongest at LFW.
I think its wonderful that he won, if it were any of them i would've wanted it to be him or Christopher Kane. This award is a testament to Erdem's hard work and strong, beautiful design aesthetic.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Christopher Kane Autumn/Winter

I am so incredibly obsessed with this collection. Its strong, beautiful and sexy, whilst being totally new and eccentric at the same time. So here is a closer look at the collection which Kane described as being about 'a delinquent teenager'.Full of floral embroidery, exquisite lace and soft leather, the collection was another triumph for Christopher Kane.

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Emma wears Kane

Okay so i am insanely jealous of Emma Watson. She stepped out to an event a few days ago wearing this beautiful leather, lace and floral embroidered dress from Christopher Kane's Autumn/Winter collection. Christopher's collection was one of my favourites at fashion week, it was just so sexy, sassy and fun. Anyway, Emma looks fabulous in it, saying that she would look good in a bin bag, but hey ho forget bin bags when you have top designers throwing clothes at you. Jealous much?

Target for Breast Cancer.

Okay. so take three beautiful women, and a charity for a good cause, put them together and get an ad campaign like this. Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer, bare all in this campaign for Target for Breast Cancer.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Crazy about Mad Men,

Okay, so im ashamed to say i have been neglecting my blog recently, after struggling to think of something interesting to say. You could call it a severe case of writers block. However, i have something new to gush about. After recently discovering the wonder that is Mad Men, i have fallen in love with it. Set in the the late 1950s early 60s, (my favourite style eras in fact) it follows the lives of people working in an advertising agency, there domestic lives and their many infidelities. The costumes- brilliantly designed by Janie Bryant - are just beautiful, elegant and super stylish. Each female character is like a symbol of a woman of the time- Betty Draper as Grace Kelly, Peggy Olsen as Jackie O-ish and of course Joan as Marylin Monroe.
My obsession is growing more and more by the day, so much so that i bought the box set. If you haven't seen it then you should be ashamed! its a truly wonderful show, expressing the strains life in 1950s America, where the people are consumed by the American Dream. 

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Style crush,

I am really impresses with Carey Mulligan, with a whole host of red carpet events over the past few months she has turned up to every single one in another cute, quirky, chic dress. My favourite looks on her have been her black Prada gown she wore to the Oscars, and another two Prada creations - the black leather one below, and the beach print dress from Prada's spring/summer  collection. Oh and also, the Christopher Kane floral, leather and lace dress she wore recently.

Favourite photos of the day...

No other purpose for putting this up other than i really like these photos. Totally different as you can see but equally as strong. 

(images via fashiongonerogue)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Jadore Paris.

Alexander McQueen

The most anticipated show of Paris Fashion Week, and not surprising - the most emotional. With a private viewing for a select few fashion editors, Alexander McQueen's last collection was shown in Paris. 
I'm not just saying this because he is no longer here, but i was honestly blown away by this collection. It was just so incredible that there are no words to describe it. Going back to the handcrafted work he loved, he took inspiration from the dark ages, McQueen wanted to find the light and beauty in this time - and that he did.
The only thing i wish was that of course he was around to finish it, and to have put on the showmanship that we all knew and loved. Being showcased in a small room, just wasn't the same. Having said that, the collection as a whole was full of drama. The dresses had so much presence and so much power, that made the whole thing seem bitter sweet.

 Models walking around melting ice in fur snow boots, angora jumper dresses, and silk tulle gowns...naturally. Yes, this could have only been Chanel, as Karl Lagerfeld gave yet another surprising show. Getting past the fur boots which i doubt ill ever get used too, whats left is another classic Chanel collection,  packed with skirt suits, ruffles, tulle, silk and of course tweed.

 Like Stella and Phoebe before her, Hannah McGibbon has maintained that Chloe aesthetic we all know and love, but has made it her own. By dragging Chloe away from the 'IT' craze that it was consumed by a few years ago, she has taken it back to the chic, soft, quality Chloe that it has always been. Another gorgeous collection, and another that i wish to own...

  Valentino is back...enough said.

 Giambattista Valli
 I adored this collection. It had Parisian chic written all over it. With a strong 1960s influence, every piece was unique and beautiful in execution, and yet it had a very simplistic element to it too.


Yves Saint Laurent 

Louis Vuitton
 Channeling the fifties, Marc Jacobs presented another collection for Louis Vuitton. Whilst Jacobs always manages to put on a great show, i have to say it wasn't at all what i was expecting from him.  Yes, it was beautiful and there is no doubt id wear it all, but there just seemed to be something missing - over the past few seasons Marc has done something a little quirky, who could forget the afros from last season? That was all missing this time around. Having said that, it is nice to see the clothes be at the forefront of the show without any distractions. It was chic, elegant and glamorous.

Miu Miu

Elie Saab 
 Okay, i feel insanely depressed when i look at this collection. Its do unbelievably beautiful and dramatic that i can barely look at it. After dressing Rachel McAdams and Anna Kendrick for the Oscars - who looked stunning in dresses from the couture collection - it goes to show just how talented this designer is. Whilst the couture collection was full of blushing pinks and paler shades of blue, this time around black, deep blues, greens, purples and dirty nudes were put on display - fitting for autumn/winter.


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