Looking back over all the London Fashion Week shows this season the one that remains strongest in the memory is that of Jonathan Saunders. This young Scot has demonstrated from his very first collection that he is a name to watch. His prints increasingly strike a chord of desire, his cuts are eminently flattering and the lad knows how to cut his cloth and mix and match in a visually delightful way. Missoni would be mad not to snap him up! And his menswear is equally stylish and colourful and gives Paul Smith a run for his money.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Whilst we are all looking at London Fashion Week for inspiration (check out the Central St. Martins mish mash of designs on the catwalks last night!) Madam Victoria Beckham who showed in NYC last week continues to demonstrate that less is more with block jewel colours, naturals and blacks cut to perfection - this season with more 'flow' and freedom than previously. She continues to design for the sophisticated woman with, dare we say it, taste!
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Whether it be Rodarte or Marchesa (fabulous Top Image), RED and LACE (one step beyond - but inspired by - Erdem last season?) are big on the NY Fashion Week catwalk shows. Having never really got to grips with Rodarte this latest 'wheat' collection has hit me between the eyes. I want it! I am converted ...
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Whereas the Europeans (in particular Prada) opted for stripes, the wonderful young fashion designer stepped up to the Marc in NYC today with a dazzling collection with spots galore. The silhouette was svelte - longer, slimmer skirts with waisted fitted jackets and spots in a mix 'n match collection. We just love this boy! He can't really go wrong. Check out the catwalk show on Vogue.co.uk http://www.vogue.co.uk/. Incidentally, didn't our own boy Erdem opt for wonderful lace pieces only last season?
We have fallen in love with Wholly Goat (what a clever/amusing name!) producers of the most delectible and delicious pure cashmere shawls, all wrapped up with a 'feel good' factor. Genuinely luxurious (simply brush the pieces against your cheek to feel the quality) additions to any wardrobe. Made in Nepal from the finest cashmere, combed from wild Mongolian goats, the skilled weavers are rewarded with fair wages which allow them to educate their children. Additionally, Wholly Goat is collaborating with the Snow Leopard Conservancy Fund to help protect the goat herders livlihoods as well as the habitat of the endangered leopards. What a great excuse to splash out on oneself - all for a good cause! Check out the site, wrap up warmly in fabulous cashmere (feel the quality as they say) - then strip off in the summer and convert your shawl into a sarong. Invest in only the best ...
Sunday, 13 February 2011
A 'must-have' wardrobe poncho/cape dress in silk jersey (worth over £150) fits sizes 8 to 18 - well, that's a bonus in itself! Great for cross seasonal occasions (check out wearing it with leggings OR over a bikini) this fashion essential makes a wardrobe staple for seasons to come and hides a multitude of sins as well as looking incredibly stylish. From one of Brazil's leading fashion labels, we're giving it away to any current or new Facebook visitor to become a 'Fan', to be drawn from all Fashion Bloggers followers at the end of February. Can't wait to see how many of you 'Like' us! Post a comment and let us know that you have joined us as a Fan so that we can include you in the draw.
Friday, 11 February 2011
At 6ft2" and 30' at the recent Paris shows, model Andrej strutted his stuff for Paul Smith and Jean Paul Gaultier, and bemused audiences 'double took' to establish if she/he was a man, as so often designers intersperse their menswear with womenswear looks.
Wow! Wish we were he ....
Wow! Wish we were he ....
Thursday, 10 February 2011
(and how cute and sexy is this babydoll?)With Winter still in full swing (rain, cold, damp, miserableness, and more) we've got our eyes on AUTUMN WINTER 2011/2012 - already even! Why do we in fashion continue the madness of predicting so far ahead that by the time we've got there, we've bought it, worn it, and are sick to death of it. Even Topshop and the high street are too far ahead of the seasons to make the predictions successful in the season they are earmarked for! Catch 22 ... In the meantime I'm happy to wait for the stripes and brights of Spring 2011 and can't wait to get my hands on anything from Marc of Marc Jacobs who must have been sharing the same dream machine as Miuchi of the big P (Prada in case you've not connected) but made the pieces even more wearable ...
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
Just check out this fabulous image! Not only does it look good enough to eat but you can eat everything, even the brushes. They are cookies! Clever cook. Check out Sweetapolita . Scrumptious! Great for all those with an eye for colour and a tooth for sweets.