Monday, 19 September 2011

LFW: Erdem S/S2012

London Fashion Week is always my favourite of the season and call me bias, but there is no denying, the design talent is second to none. With such an eclectic mix of designers, from Christopher Kane, to Erdem, no two shows are the same, not even a little bit. Besides, London hasn't recently been names fashion capital of the world for nothing. 
Whilst I have been enjoying seeing the string of shows since Friday, I have been waiting patiently to see the new Erdem collection. Famed for his prim, ladylike aesthetic, this man can do know wrong as far as I'm concerned, and this season was no exception. This season, he went for a sort of 'Downton Abbey' inspired vibe, sending models down the runway wearing an array of dresses, from strapless knee length affairs, to those clad with digitalised poppy prints and crisp white lace, nicely finished with boater hats, and gloves. 
However, even the ladylike lengths and high necklines, could not distract from the fact that this season, the Erdem woman just got sexier, with the sheer lace, figure hugging  dresses, fitted corsets and red stained lips seeping through.  
Still, there's no denying, that Erdem remains the undisputed champ of ladylike dressing. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

NYFW S/S2012: Rodarte

Rodarte, are the only designers I look really look forward to watching at New York Fashion week, because in amongst the pristine, put together collections that plague the catwalk - all minimalist, and urban - comes the unpredictable. Famed for their amazing use of layering and texture, the Mulleavy sisters, always offer up a collection that gets even the most New York of fashion editors excited. 
For Spring/Summer 2012, they took inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh and Sleeping beauty (one of my favourite movies ever), and the end result? a delightful mixture of Disney princess dresses, teamed with sunflower prints, vibrant blues, golden yellows and lime greens. The structure and shape were 100 percent Rodarte, but once again, they pushed themselves to create something a bit 'out there', that would undoubtedly surprise and delight their loyal fan base.  

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Orla Kiely stationery.

After posting some lust worthy goodies from Orla Kiely on here a while ago, I decided to buy myself a lovely new notebook and pen for University. I got this one from my local waterstones, where they stock a range of Orla Kiely stationery. I was hoping to by a thicker, hardback notebook, but unfortunately it wasn't lined paper so I settled for this one instead. I adore Kiely's retro prints, and will enjoy using these - perhaps it will make dissertation writing all the more appealing...