Monday, March 2, 2015

Front Row

Being front row at a fashion show has to be every girls dream come true.The front row experience is different to the usual runway one, you get pampered with drinks and "oh daaaahling, how are you"'s, and not to mention you get some pretty sick gift bags. I've been to several fashion shows over the past two years (front row thrice to be exact), but one day I hope to sit up there in the front row - preferably at NYFW couture shows - with all my favourite A-listers and celebrities.








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Friday, February 20, 2015

Designer Love: Claire McCardell

“Most of my ideas come from trying to solve my own problems”


Claire McCardell - Designer icon

Born in 1905, and designing from the 30s to the 50s, Claire McCardell is one of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. She studied at Parson’s school of design and designed things for her own personal life style.

Influential looks by Claire McCardell


McCardell is such a great influence in not only the fashion world, but also a feminist icon. She was also a fashion model and wrote a book “What shall I wear” and created garment patterns.
Her designs were quite modern for the age she was designing for, and she herself had a modern concept for her time. She designed functional, affordable and stylish womenswear. Some of her iconic ideas include the tent style dress, empire waists, the pop over dress and using denim as a dress fabric.Because of the war, shoes were also heavily unavailable and so she started using ballet flats as casual streetwear.
Flats - all the rage even in this day and age!

Some of McCardell's modern designs for her day and age - as well as one of her patterns

She experimented with unconventional fabrics such as wool jersey for a bathing suit and the cotton ‘diaper’ bathing suit or cotton full length dresses as eveningwear. She recognised how transport was changing and developing and decided that women needed clothes that travel well. They also often had adjustable components and focused very much on tailoring and cuts to make a clean and functional garment.

More iconic looks from McCardell

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Editorial Love: Wildfox & Barbie Dream House Collection



“As a girl who played with Barbie, the whole collection itself was inspired by my imagination come to life. I thought of what she and her friends would have really worn and saw them as eighties/nineties shabby chic,” explains Creative Director, Kimberley Gordon. “Barbie was also a woman with so many occupations, so we wanted to show that in the ‘My Resume’ tee. She is all about acting out stories, which is what we do at Wildfox through our models in each campaign. I was thrilled at the opportunity to create a collection with Barbie…visiting the Mattel office was really exciting.” 

 




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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fashion Love: Blank Space Video

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Elie Saab
Taylor Swift's latest song Blank Space is not only super catchy, but the video is beautiful and filled with the best of Spring 2014's designer clothing. I will admit I have come far from my obsessive Swifty phase (back in the Our Song, Tear Drops On My Guitar, Picture to Burn times), but she is fast recreating an impression from her country bumpkin days and turned herself into a huge fashion icon for me. The Blank Space video was just perfect.
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La Perla
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Jenny Packham
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Dolce and Gabbana
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Elie Saab
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Dolce and Gabbana
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Oscar De La Renta
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Naeem Khan

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Katie Ermilio
(images via mtv.com)