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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

MUNGO GURNEY

Mungo Gurney's latest designs have caught out eye recently. Inspired by all things Art Nouveau, Gurney takes something simple like a T-shirt and turns it into something 'fiercely intelligent, using unusual but elegant prints'
And with Mr.Sunshine starting to make more of an appearance, we think it's the perfect time to start bringing back those bright and blocky pieces! Turn some heads!


mint leather tank SS12 204 satin trouser - Daum 

satin maxi dress - Matisse SS12 201 

silk jersey day dress - Galle SS12 208

Here's a collection of our some of our high street favorites - What are you waiting for? Go bold or go home!
Image 1 of ASOS Bright Bowler Bag
Asos  Bowler Bag
Urban Outfitters zip side boots
Forever 21 Embellished Clutch
Topshop Keyhole Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters wiggle skirt
 

H&M 3 pack barrel bracelets

Urban Outfitters tunic


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

SO IN LOVE WITH LANA!

We are just so in Love with Lana! Since her debut album 'Born To Die' she's just everywhere!

Sountrack to Christopher Kane's SS12, Spotlight at Mulberry's AW12 Show, Performer at London Fashion Week... what will she do next?

Although the songstress is most comfortable rolling in high tops and baseball jackets, we can't help but adore her when she's dolled up, demure, and rocking the roses!
Source: http://www.lana-del-rey.fr/photos-de-lana-del-rey.html


Lana Del Rey AKA Lizzy Grant
source: Piccsy.com

Lana Del Rey
She's got on those signature gold earrings and an American Apprel Sweater Source: http://www.lana-del-rey.fr/photos-de-lana-del-rey.html


We just can't take our eyes off her!

Monday, 27 February 2012

THE OSCARS 2012

THE OSCARS

It is hard to imagine that the first ever Academy awards were presented in the 1920s at a small private brunch, to an audience of little more than 200 people. The Oscars has now grown into one of the biggest and most glamorous events on the planet, last night’s ceremony being no exception!

The Oscar dresses did not disappoint, the red carpet being the ultimate runway as well as the perfect chance for celebrities to glam themselves up.

Angelina Jolie had on a black velvet Atelier Versace dress with her signature slit down one side. Her skin as porcelain as ever, hair in beautiful loose curls and with striking red lips.


Penelope Cruz looked like Cinderella in an off-the-shoulder Armani lilac ball gown. She chose an elegant Old Hollywood style up-do and simple diamond jewellery.

Gwyneth Paltrow was in a white caped dress from Tom Ford’s latest collection. She opted for nude make up and a statement cuff bracelet. She always looks amazing but last night she really oozed sophistication and grace.


Cameron Diaz showed off her new cropped hairstyle and looked gorgeous in a fitted strapless Gucci Premiere off-white gown. The feathered train complete with sparkles, as well as her mega-watt smile, attracted a large amount of press attention, everyone talking about her toned figure.




Meryl Streep, winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role, owned the red carpet in a floor-sweeping glittering Lanvin dress. The dress had a plunging neckline and a detailed belt which really showed off Meryl’s amazing figure. At 62 Meryl still radiates youthful beauty.


Natalie Portman glided down the 2012 Oscar red carpet, with fiancée Benjamin Millepied, wearing a 1954 vintage polka dot dress from designer Haute Couture Christian Dior. She paired this with a stunning diamond necklace and a simple black clutch.


Jennifer Lopez looked gorgeous and curvaceous in a 70s inspired Zuhair Murad silver gown. The glitzy dress had cut out details and the design really emphasised J-Lo’s tiny waist. She also glowed in nude make up, looking bronzed and healthy.


Kristen Wiig, star of ‘Bridesmaids’, looked stunning in a feathered strapless nude J. Mendel gown. She opted for dark nails, nude make up and smokey eyes. Her hair also looked fabulous, Kristen wearing it down in large shiny curls.

Milla Jovovich glistened in a one-shouldered Elie Saab gown. Her Edie Parker box clutch, simple diamond jewellery and sophisticated up-do completed her ensemble.


Finally Louise Roe and George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler stole the show, both looking absolutely beautiful. Louise Roe wore a pale pink Black Halo dress and Stacy Keibler wore a gold shimmey Marchesa gown.


 All images courtesy of Getty Images


Awards were swept up by The Artist, Hugo, The Help and Iron Lady. Meryl Streep took home Actress in a Leading Role and Actor in a Leading Role went to Jean Dujardin for his performance in The Artist.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Milan Fashion Week February 22nd - 28th 2012

Since 1943 when the first Fashion Week was held, fashion weeks – a week where designers and brands display their latest collections for buyers and the media to view, have become completely unmissable events in the fashion calendar. London Fashion Week has just finished, passing the baton on to Milan.

The two collections that I feel have really stood out so far in Milan Fashion Week are Gucci’s sultry collection and Max Mara’s Spring brights Collection. Max Mara’s collection I feel can be summed up as being ‘simplistic’ and ‘bold’. Designer Ian Griffiths managed to fit numerous trends into one show– from chic blazers to cute shorts and from smart collarless coats to a more ‘Sport Luxe’ look of bomber jackets and cycle-shorts, the collection has it all. Camel, white, cream, black and a popping bright blue made the collection feel extremely ready-to-wear for Spring. The hair and make- up of the models mirrored this. Sun-kissed orange cheeks and wet hair braided into dreadlocks gave the collection a ‘spring has sprung’ feel.

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Loving this gold jacket!
credit : maxmara.com


Gucci’s collection was a lot more sultry. Gucci’s collection lacked the femininity usually seen in spring collections with a darker colour palate and androgynous pieces dominating the catwalk. The collection featured a great deal of black with small hints of metallic gold and white. Gucci’s spring pieces included sharp blazers, tailored trousers, subtle animal prints and cut-out swimsuits. The make-up really added sex-appeal to the collection with striking smokey eyes and slicked back hair, the quiff also making a return. Gucci creative director Frida Giannini wanted to create a collection which oozed glamour and sophistication and she has done just that!




credit : fashiongonerogue.com

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

LONDON FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2012

London Fashion Week 17-22 Feb 2012

ISSA LONDON

Patterns, patterns and more patterns. For Spring Summer 2012 Daniella Helayel has transported Issa back to her roots, Brazil. The collection was filled with tropical colours, chiffon feminine fabrics and prints. We could feel the inspiration from Rio De Janeiro and gold metallic dresses were an instant hit. (with us anyway) paired with fur and clashed metallic prints, Issa show was controversial, tropical yet modern.


credit: catwalking.com

Designer: Daniella Issa Helayel



and look who was at the front row.....


FRONT ROW: Gemma Arterton and Tinie Tempah 
Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe


Eudon Choi Salon Show


Korean designer Eudon made his debut show in London on Saturday18th February. Different, yet eye-catching, something that you don't see everyday. Models dressed as pilots, wearing leather pilot hats, polar parkas and fur. Brilliant!


Designer himself describes the 2012 inspiration as “Polar expedition, Ernest Shackleton and Veruschka von Lehndorff.”





PRESS EVENT LFW Day 2
Designer: Antipodium & Todd Lynn



Don't forget the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend 23-26 February at Somerset House, WC2
Say Hello to HI FASHION, London's most exclusive designer shopping event
Some designers exhibiting are: Pringle, Jaeger, Twenty8Twelve, Almost Famous, French Sole, American Retro, The Vintage Boutique, DKNY Mens, Vivienne Westwood and the latest looks from Tony & Guy and Elizabeth Arden.

For 10% off tickets quote 'street'

Monday, 20 February 2012

THE GOOD FASHION SHOW - LFW OFF-SCHEDULE EVENT

The Good Fashion Show, London House, London 18 February 2012

The Good Fashion Show is London Fashion Week’s largest off-schedule event. Filled with amazing ECO Fashion Brands and Designers with 44 British and international brands show and sell their latest collections.

Organiser of the event: Antoinette Saxer

Many other good things on TGFS Marketplace included: makeovers, champagne bar, clothes swishing, sweet things, fruity things, scented thing. Art Exhibition consisted of 100 unique and provocative works ranging from fashion photography and illustrations to video installations and pieces of fine art. Milestone Keynotes on fashion, ethics, aesthetics and sustainability by handpicked experts. 
Spectacular evening Runway Show called ‘Transformations’ where 'Fashion meets world class musicians', dancers and performers were Live on Stage from 7pm on Saturday the 18th Feb. If you missed it, check out the website below for more info and photos from the Runway show and daytime event.

We met some pretty interesting and amazing designers at the Event. Here is the lowdown:


Becky John, The Managing Director & Founder of 'WHO MADE YOUR PANTS' is what you would call a new concept of making women's underwear. They even have the cutting pattern on the table and sewing machine, ready to go! The underwear is classy, well made yet comfortable. Everyone should own a pair. They are a campaigning lingerie brand based in Southampton, UK who are all about two things - amazing pants, and amazing women.
WMYP think that every day should be a good pants day, and that there should be a little bit of gorgeous under everyone's clothes, something just for them. So we buy fabrics that have been sold on by big underwear companies at the end of season, stop them ending up as waste and turn them into gorgeous new pants that have a great start in life. They're designed to sit flat under clothes, have no VPL, and be comfortable and all day fabulous.



I met the lovely Victoria Rangayah, a Designer for Z Mode. They are a contemporary ladies fashion label created by Lithuanian born Victoria Rangayah. Victoriaʼs debut SS11 collection launched during London Fashion Week focuses on dresses and contemporary tailoring leading towards an ethical fashion. 
Flicking through her lookbook, I'm pleasantly amazed. Its very 60s Marilyn Monroe white lace, pencil dresses, new age yet old stylish Audrey Hepburn. A lot of lace has been used in all her designs. LFW better watch out because this new talented designer will be the next big thing on the Red Carpet!


KOKKU Jewellery was one of the only ones at the show that stood out. High-end, elegant and easy to wear. I met the Founder Andrea Usai and had a brief look at some of the pieces they were showing.
I was told that Kokku takes its name from a type of Sardinian amulet for protesting newborns agains the 'evil eye'. For all the designs and beautiful art pieces they design, please look at the website below and you are sure to fall in love with the beautiful pieces of jewellery Kokku sells.



UNE NATURAL BEAUTY make up guys were the sponsors of The Good Fashion Show and made all the Runway Show models look even more beautiful. Check out their website for samples, new products and deals. Its all about 'natural looking make up', therefore perfecto for TGFS! Well done guys!



AND LASTLY..
I met the lovely Elisabeth, who is a designer for PETIT PAGNE. They have it all, a kids clothing line, women clothing line, home decor and accessories. All with the native african twist and original eco designs.

Petit Pagne is a Rwanda based fashion company thrilled about twisting western classics and African culture to produce a clean, elegant and vibrant style, full of colors, simple & retro-chic for everyday.
Our approach is not only focused on producing garments & accessories, we provided to our local workers a decent salary, social security, pension plan and trainings.
We give employment and training to vulnerable women in Kigali. Also ladies from the neighborhood can come and learn how to sew for free every Friday.
Ladies at Petit Pagne get trainings in foreign languages, sewing, quality and supply chain. We are proud of the tremendous progresses they made since 2010 when we started working with them.
Whether it is plain Rwandan cotton, or light Tanzanian fabric or rich Congolese wax, we are only selecting the best.


-trade not aid -

TURTLE DOVES caught our eye and they make everything from recycled jumpers! Yes thats right! ALL stock is made from second hand, used jumpers and cardigans. And who can tell? I spotted some very cosy items and some were 'unique' to say the least. To take a peek what Turtle Doves stock and sell on their website click on the link below and see what jumpers have been cut up this week!!



TARA STARLET - Made In England
First designer I met on the show and absolutely loved her vintage pieces. 60s vintage inspired clothes with a pin-up girl, rockabilly style. They’ll transform any girl into a silver screen starlet from the golden-era Hollywood flicks, just like Tara's idols Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page. Tara has been in the Press around the country, in most Fashion and Beauty Magazines. Take a look at her website for your best vintage finds. (Tara is wearing her own designs - Floral Dress) available to purchase on www.tarastarlet.com


For Press Enquiries, please contact Becky at Push PR becky@pushpr.co.uk


A MUST READ!
Check out this London based ethical and fashion blogger. Christina Sanders was getting inspiration for her blog all day at the show and has some amazing posts on her blog. A must read for all you ECO-ethical and fashion fans http://asensesublime.com

The Good Fashion Show is back next year during LFW.