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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pick of the week

I have been having a real M&S moment of late and this little selection is why!

I bought this cute little black and red dress on Monday.  Its £39.50 and is great for winter layering but has also kept me nice and cool in the last few hot days.

I am looking forward to the weather getting cold again so i can pop on some black tights and wedge boots and layer a long sleeved black T underneath.

This Jumper dress is going to be my long winter walks dress, It was £25.00 and will be perfect with some flat riding boots or my Zala's and a snugly faux fur coat .

This dress £39.50 caught my eye in the shop as I thought it would look great over some pleather leggings with my wedge boots.

So if your looking for some easy to wear dresses for Autumn Winter check out M&S for reasonably priced and easy to wear dresses.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kristian Aadnevik

Kristian's show was at the beautiful Athenaeum club on Pall Mall, I arrived for the champagne reception only to find there was no champers left (gutted as it was the tonic I needed at 9.30pm to get me through the next few hours).  We were then lead up the grand staircase to the long library with book lined walls and large glittering chandeliers.  

The show had religious undertones not only with the choice of sound track, choral chanting that made the garments more spiritual or otherworldly but then mixed with more heavy rock music to create the illusion of the Fallen Angels or mythical creatures with a darker side.

The colour pallet of the collection stayed with whites and nudes with touches of metallic and the black of the printed chiffon's but over all at a light weightless feel.  The textures are always the highlight of Aadnevik's shows and this collection did not disappoint, with beautiful printed chiffon juxtaposed to sequin trousers or chiffon dresses with chain mail overlays. 

However I found his use of feathers in this collection less than disappointing, he usually has 2 or 3 show stopping feather dresses that are perfect for clients on the Red carpet but the positioning of the feathers on this collection felt like giant sporrans that looked like feather shapes of womb's.  I am not sure if any of my clients would want that part of their bodies highlighted!  

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

From Russia with Love

The Izmaylova express train arrived at the The Freemasons hall on Sunday with its own ticket master, platforms and coaches and like every good train a little delay!  Despite the delayed start (lets face it we expect that with all shows during fashion week) the collection lived up to the drama and opulence of the setting of the gold and marble gated interior of the Hall.

The SS12 show Edge of Ice felt like Hollywood glamour for the real woman, mixing silks, chiffon, feathers and crystals to create a collection that embraces the feminine form.  Dresses had elements of corsetry panelling that high light the feminine curves we want to show off while Swarovski embellished panels add to the glamour and luxury feel of the collection!  The attention to detail continues with just as much gust on the detailing of the slightly more relaxed looks of the collection with a crystal trimmed chiffon blouse and a panel repeat on the tailored shorts.

Monday, 12 September 2011

High street picks for LFW

I am loving this Mustard Jacket and Purple fur collar both from Zara as instant A/W wardrobe updates.  The jacket is £69.99 and the fur is also £69.99, but the great thing about them is that they will up-date jeans and a T just as easily as helping me rock a leather dress.


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