Check out my last post of 2007 below!
Monday, December 31, 2007
The collections also contained beautiful dresses in arty prints. The prints will continue to be a trend next summer as seen on both Chloé and Marni's SS08 runways. These monochrome prints are the perfect entrée to spring.
Photo courtesy of style.com
Friday, December 28, 2007
The fabric is not flattering for everyone when worn in dresses, since it accentuates every lump and bump. A pair of satin shoes are just the right amount of shine.
Choose black satin pumps if you're wearing a glitzy, embellished dress to keep the attention on the dress but still keep it glam and shiny.
Go for coloured satin if you're wearing a black dress or an outfit that needs colour. Choose the shoes carefully, since all eyes are gonna be on them.
Clockwise from top left: Satin Elastic Panel Shoe £50 from TopShop; Marni Crisscross Platform Slingbacks $576 from Net-a-porter; Pedro Garcia Elora Satin Platform Strappy Sandal $375 from ShopBop; Tribeca 'Social Event' Pump $54.95 from Nordstrom; Steve Madden Platform Peep Toe Shoe $159.67 from Asos; Claire Satin Heel $19.99 from Urban Outfitters.
Flats in satin are a more classier alternative to the simple black day flats.
From top: Fairytales are True Satin Doll Skimmer $28 from Urban Outfitters; Loeffler Randall Calliope Satin Colorblock Flat $172.50 from ShopBop; Pedro Garcia Satin Ballerina Flat $325 from Neiman Marcus.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I just wanted to wish you
and I hope you all have wonderful holidays!
D&G F/W 06
That’s a tough one. I could name so many, but I’ve narrowed it down to only four designers. Phillip Lim, for his effortless style and wearable pieces. Luella for her energetic and fun styles. Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum for his luxurious designs. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez at Proenza Schouler for great collections in general.
Elle UK, love their trend section, French Vogue for editorials and Harper’s Bazaar for everything in between.
Olsen twins for their fashionable grunge boho style, Sienna Miller for always looking stylish but in an achievable way and Chloe Sevigny for her individual style.
Celeb Clothing Lines
Twenty 8 Twelve by S.Miller, loved the romantic designs but the collection also included some edgy pieces. Kate Moss for Topshop was great too, I wasn't really impressed with the whole collection, but in general it was good. It reflected Kate's style really much, so her biggest fans haven't been disappointed.
Urban Outfitters US for great knits, dresses and accessories; Asos for copies of celeb dresses and trendy shoes, ShopBop for designer brands and American Apparel for basics.
High Street Stores
H&M for affordable stylish designs, british All Saints for their unususal shapes and cut and great colour scheme, also love their artwork on tees. Urban Outfitters Europe and Topshop for everything.
Tell me your favourites of the year in the comments!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
When it started snowing this winter, I immediately thought about the snowy fantasy of the show. I just love when it snows on Christmas Day and it makes all the trees white.
Although the D&G show was in early 2006 the shops are filled with wintery white goodies. Some people found the show a bit dramatic, which it is, but since I’m the biggest knit fan, I loved it.
The colour white (or should I say ivory) can be a bit too much when done head-to-toe, but I find it elegant when dressed in beautiful cable-knit sweaters, cowl-neck dresses and all the pom-pom accessories. Layering is an absolute must in this occasion, it makes it less awkward and more chic.
When wearing this white trend, start with white tights or leggings and a light tank or a camisole. Think of that as a base and then build the look on that. The next thing could be a knit sweater and a belted ski-inspired jacket, or a sweater dress and a chunky cable-knit sweater. Then accessorize with a nice cosy scarf, a slightly oversized beret, and of course gloves to keep your fingers warm. If you want to opt for the ultimate ski bunny look, finish off with snow boots.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Clockwise from top left: Stretch Fitted Shirt $39.50 from Gap; Stitched Obi Wrap Belt $26.90 from Asos; Kenneth Jay Lane Thin Hinged Bangle $165 from ShopBop; NARS Nail Polish $15 from Nordstrom; Croco Framed Lady Bag $58 from Urban Outfitters; Lux Stirup Pant $48 from Urban Outfitters; Patent Mary Jane Platform Shoe $67.24 from Asos.
Finish the look with a velvet blazer, as seen at D&G F/W 07, or Topshop's Tuxedo Jacket with Satin Trim.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
I also love to buy a New Year’s dress. Then it’s more glam, metallics and emballishments.
There are a lot of colours going on this year. It’s the classics: black, grey, metallics, navy and ivory. And the strong colours like purple, red, orange and blue.
I’ve surfed the net to find the most perfect (and affordable) christmas and new years dresses and divided them into colours.
Tell me what’s your favourite in the comments!
I love these ¾ sleeves. They’re great for more formal occasions.
From left: Square Neck Sequin Chiffon Dress $85.17 from ASOS, Peoples Market Satin Frill Collar Dress $145.68 from ASOS, INC International Concepts Bead-Trim Dress $129 from Macy*s.
From left: ABS by Allen Schwartz Geometric-Print Dress $168 from Dillard's, Brigitte Dress $44.50 from dELiAs, Metallic Color Block Dress $45 from fredflare.