"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

SS11 - Make Believe

One of the reasons why I love fashion and clothes: you get to be anything you want. What do you want to be in 2011?

A broadway star?

Miu Miu

A 5th Avenue girl?


A prom princess?

Oscar de la Renta

A lady in white?

Dolce & Gabanna

A tennis champion?


Or maybe a wild-west lady?
Ralph Lauren

Thursday, 11 November 2010

SS11: Sand & Tan

Burnt sienna, caramel tans and subtle sands each featured highly in the catwalk shows for next season, with complimenary details such as fringing and softest leather.

First off, a few images from the earlier Chanel Saint Tropez collection:

A wild-west vibe here!

Opulent gold matched beautifully with printed oranges and browns. Here the shirt is shown in more detail, the glitter running though adds more magic to the outfit:

We are transported to Spain this year in the Hermes collection:

Gucci channels the chic explorer:

Sand and fringing make me think of holidays on the Amalfi Coast:

Seventies flares on the Pucci catwalk:

A Pucci-print cut-out pool costume:

Opulent golds with mosaic touches ruled at Rodarte, and I could not resist adding these amazing blue and white dresses that I associate with porcelain china, which together with the gold evoke images of an egyptian palace:

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

SS11: B&W

An abundance of white in the spring/summer shows is unextraordinary. However, the unexpected manifestation of black created a strong monochrome presence for next year. Indeed, some shows consisted nearly entirely of monochrome. Each appearence of black and white though made a very different impact, from Givency's romantic goth to Calvin Klein's classic minimalism and ChloƩ's womanly chic.

Classic ChloƩ:

I love the fluidity yet the body-clinging shape of this dress and the strong red accent of the shoes:
And the contrasting all-black. Note the leather shorts:

And now a master-class in the LBD and LWD (that's little white dress) by Calvin Klein:

Two very similar dresses at first glance, but at the same time both so different.

Goddess-like and sleek, but still subtle enough for day-time in the city. Like-wise for the white version:

Highly flattering lines and long sleeves:

Designer duo Dolce and Gabbana created a girly, innocent fantasy in broderie anglaise, black and white, and an added flirtaation with leopard print in a selection of pieces:

Pure White

And sexy black

Black is in the detailing too. I love this coat by Phillip Lim:

Play-time on the prairie by Anna Sui:

And lastly, a new, pretty gothic by Givenchy:

Do black and white ever go out of fashion?

Friday, 29 October 2010

The Hot List

This week on my mind:


Sleep is possibly the most under-rated beauty fix there is. Sleep helps prevent and lessen wrinkles, repair body tissues via the secretion of growth hormone during deep sleep and negates the effects of the stress hormone cortisol, aiding weight loss. I'll be booking my stay at the Iru Fushi Resort Sleep Spa in the Maldives...

Paul Chocolate Eclairs
Filled with chocolate-creme...

Pierre Herme Macarons

PH has finally opened a shop in London, Belgravia, this Autumn, which I MUST visit in the very near future. The macarons come in many rich and sumptuous flavours, and are considered to be the best in Paris, and now, London!

Chocolate in general...

As soon as the temperature drops and the daylight shortens, I have the urge to eat chocolate. But not just any chocolate. Dark chocolate, over 70%, and the richest milk chocolate (Hotel Chocolat 40% is particularly good, and, of course, Valrhona).

Leopard Print

It seems like the whole world is wearing leopard print - leopard scarves, leopard skirts, leopard coats. I thought I would be a bit different in this post, and share some of the leopard pieces from the spring/summer Blumarine catwalk:

It seems that leopard print is here to stay...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

S/S11 Trend Report: Blue

The spring/summer catwalks were awash with a palette of colour in London and Paris fashion week, but blue stood out in abundance: from palest icy and powder blues at Roberto Cavalli and Chanel, to turquoise azure at Versace and Roland Moret and ocean and french porcelain at Pucci, designers have created a sartorial pool that I yearn to jump into!


Roberto Cavalli:

Chanel St Tropez:

Roland Moret:

Emilio Pucci: