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Monthly Archives: September 2012

LFW S/S13 Day 4

For me, Day 4 was all about Burberry Prorsum. Expanding on their archetypal trench coats, they have created a collection where the coat is reimagined in new fabrics and detailing and is absolutely the focus piece. I love the effortlessly cool, classic yet fun look they offer and wish I owned at least half these coats… or even just one!

LFW S/S13 Day 3

The collection I loved most of Day 3 was Temperley London. I love the mix of demure cuts, with high necks and a long skirt lengths, combined with clever sheer elements. And on a personal level this gorgeous collection is right up my street as a pear shape.

 

Paul Smith offered more dream tailoring, with simple colour blocked pieces perfectly complimenting each other.

 

And finally, Matthew Williamson showed a vibrant collection with a resort feel, but toned down enough to still seem wearable.

LFW S/S13 Day 2

My favourite collection of day 2 was, not that surprisingly Issa London. Their A/W12 collection was also one of my picks and their luxe evening wear is consistently stunning. As well as a featuring a range of differently cut colour-blocked gowns, the bright prints and oriental element of some of the other pieces really appealed to me.

Holly Fulton is renowned for her bold digital prints, this collection keeps the colour palette pastel and works in sports elements, I think the overall effect is stunning.

Moschino Cheap & Chic offered a collection with serious retro elements ranging from colour to fabric choices, but brought up to date with the cut of the clothes and detailing. It’s a mix I love.

LFW S/S13 Day 1

This week London Fashion Week kicked off with designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. My favourite three collections of the day were Antoni & Alison, Jean-Pierre Braganza and Sass & Bide.

Antoni & Alison have created a really fun collection where simple silhouettes and fabrics are transformed by clashing, colourful prints. I love the illusions they create and how much they could be dressed up or down.

 

Jean-Pierre Braganza has also kept silhouettes simple, with a more tailored element and flattering graphic prints. The entire collection also featured some gorgeous costume jewellery.

 

And finally Sass & Bide who mix textures beautifully.

MTV VMA’s: The good, the bad and Nicki Minaj

For me the best dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards was Emma Watson, partly because there was a spate of fairly bland dresses, with Watson offering colour and print, but mainly because the Peter Pilotto dress suits her perfectly and is simply gorgeous. I also loved Taylor Swift in her extraordinarily impractical but stunning white suit by J Mendel, and Zoe Saldana in Salvatore Ferragamo which looks exquisitely detailed and saved from obscurity by its long sleeves.

On the other hand, for me Rihanna can’t quite pull off a white dress, cut oddly short with fabric gathering unflatteringly at her hips and worn braless. Alicia Keys’ dress is not even remotely defensible as it manages to be both boring and hideous all in one go. And Jessica Szohr manages to destroy a pretty black dress with some bizarre styling choices.

And I can’t leave this post without giving some space to Nicki Minaj, and in a random way I think I kind of, sort of, maybe like it. Shhhh…