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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

WINTER ESSENTIALS

Now the warm weather has well and truely disappeared, it's time to update your winter wardrobe with a few essentials to get you through those long, cold days. An absolute must have for every girls wardrobe are jumpers and cardigans. H&M have produced a fun and quirky red and navy fairisle cardigan - a key trend to watch out for this year - and of course keeps it feeling festive. Another trend appearing throughout the highstreet is faux fur. River Island have a gorgeous, cosey cardigan on offer in chocolate; complete with a fur-lined collar, sure to keep you warm this winter!


Photograph: www.hm.com
Photograph: www.riverisland.co.uk


Once you decide to venture outside, a stylish, warm coat is just what you need! Zara have a forest green, military style coat available in stores now - ideal for all winter outings. If you fancy upgrading to a new pair of boots this year, key trends to watch out for are aztec prints, fringing and studs. These black, studded River Island will be sure to get you through the winter months and future winters to come!


Photograph: www.riverisland.co.uk
Photograph: www.zara.com


Monday, 26 November 2012

CHRISTMAS PARTY DRESSES

It's that christmas party season again and time to invest in a fabulous new dress! The highstreet have produced a vast amount of beautiful dresses - you'll be spoilt for choice! River Island have created a wonderful twist on the classic little black dress with a black bodycon with embelishment of gold leaves and blue and fusia jewelled flowers on the shoulders. If you want more sparkle for christmas, why not try Topshop's gold sequin bodycon dress. A real festive outfit to make a statement with this season!


Photograph: Riverisland.co.uk
Photograph: Topshop.co.uk






















For a cute, simple look with a touch of glamour, this cream Lipsy dress is a dream! With a feminine pleated skirt and beaded collar, this dress is perfect for any occasion. If you're looking for a more demure, elegant style, this plumb, floral lace dress from Warehouse is bound to do the trick!


Photograph: Lipsy.co.uk
Photograph: Warehouse.co.uk












Wednesday, 21 November 2012

WELCOME BACK TO THE GERMAN MARKET!


It is that time of the year again... The German Market has set up home on New Street and Victoria Square, all the goodies and treats mixed with the festive season.


A place that you can take your family, friends and partner, it caters for all....You never know what to expect each year, it is always a treat attending and looking around the individual stalls.


Each year we welcome these stalls with open arms, like a long lost friend returning... No one is a stranger! This year will be no different...

I hope to see all Elpromotions followers and Birmingham Fashion Week followers there!


Monday, 19 November 2012

MIU MIU SPRING/SUMMER 2013


The reveal of Miu Miu’s SS13 collection very much had an office like feel to it with a wooden catwalk featuring multiple stairs and oversized suits. The models’ tailored jackets and skirts in black, white, grey and bursts of red appeared to be slightly too big for them; giving a mature yet young feel to the collection.


Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk





















Accessories included practical handbags, smart leather gloves, flat sandals and pointed high heels with a range of fur - either draped over the shoulder or worn as a coat. The clothing showcased was simple yet elegant with block colours and a tie-dye inspired print featuring throughout.


Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk


Thursday, 15 November 2012

VALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2013


Valentino’s collection for 2013 was a vision of femininity. The dresses were simple yet elegant in shades of nude, pale pink, black, white and splashes of red. Panelled skirts lined with lace revealing the skin underneath remained chic and refined. Sheer chiffon dresses floated delicately down the catwalk like a dream, along with sweet tea dresses with pretty puffed sleeves.

Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk

 
 

















A number of pieces were Victorian inspired with lace collars and frilled bibs; yet a modern twist had been introduced with clear, black and scarlet macs. Floor length, slim line dresses were carefully embroidered in beading, highlighting the sheer class and sophistication of the collection.


Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk




Wednesday, 14 November 2012

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SPRING/SUMMER 2013


Alexander McQueen proved to be queen bee with their spring/summer 2013 collection. There was honeycomb inspired mesh material used for beekeeper style hats, trousers and shoes, along with the distinctive hexagonal honeycomb print for tailored jackets synched in at the waist with a thick, gold and amber belt – accentuating the female silhouette. This was then reinforced with feminine corseted and crinoline gowns in red, black and you guessed it, honey tones.


Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk










 
 
 
 
 
 
 Also to feature in the collection were dresses covered in flowers; tying in the idea of bees and spring. The garments had also been teamed with glistening golden and amber necklaces and cuff bracelets resembling glutinous honey. The overall collection is stunningly unique and brings a new meaning to spring/summer 2013. We can’t wait!
 
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk

 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER 2013


For the reveal of Chanel’s SS13 collection, the catwalk was lined with wind turbines to symbolise ease and tranquillity. Chanel had been stripped of any complexity within the designs and opted for a simple, classic look. The collection consisted of black column dresses embroidered with oversized pearls; representative of the timeless Chanel look. Then later shown in white, bringing a modern aspect to the collection.

Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk




Bolder colours were soon introduced in tweed and a design inspired by the solar panels on the catwalk for dresses, A line skirts and volumized, cropped jackets; all teamed with oversized pearl necklaces and bracelets – indicating key trends for Spring/Summer 2013! 
 
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk






Wednesday, 7 November 2012

THE TOWN


'The Town' is Coming to Birmingham on Thursday 8th November for three nights (8th, 9th and 10th November) from 10pm.

The event will be taking place in The Old Library in The Custard Factory and will be showcasing a mix of DJ's, live acts and great entertainment.

Tickets are FREE before midnight and £5 after.

DON'T MISS OUT!

 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

LOUIS VUITTON SPRING/SUMMER 2013


When Louis Vuitton showcased his collection for Spring/Summer 2013, we were transformed back to the swinging sixties! The show featured escalators where the models descended onto the catwalk to reveal the clothing range consisting of checkered dresses, jackets, trousers and skirts in black, brown, yellow and green as the key colour components.

Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk


 
Teamed with cute pointed kitten heels and beehive up-do’s, the overall sixties inspired vibe really brought the collection to life - making a true statement for Spring/Summer 2013. As the show progressed oversized flower motifs appeared, highlighting an element of elegance and simplicity to the collection.
 
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk
Photograph: Vogue.co.uk