Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Miu Miu inspired shirt collars.

Embellished collars are going to be really big this Autumn and we have already seen them starting to trickle into the high street shops already. As seen on my previous post Deco Utilitary I brought some fantastic art deco style earrings from H&M for only £5.99. Although I actually wore them as earrings in that post, they were originally intended to be embellishments for shirt collars. I had been looking all over the internet for weeks, scouring for the perfect collar pins, but all were either too boring, too punk (not keen on too many skulls) or too expensive. Then I thought surely, earrings will work just the same! So here they are, my very own DIY shirt collar pins, perfect for autumn. I'm thinking of having a look for some gold chains that I can glue to the backs which will hang down nicely between the two. But that's another DIY for another day ;)

Inspired by this Miu Miu shirt.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Nicholas Kirkwood collaboration with Erdem.

nicholas kirkwood collaboration with erdeem

Jumper: Theory, Necklace: D&G, Earrings: Erickson Beamon, Bag: YSL, Skirt: Markus Lupfer, Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood

I love nothing better than a good collaboration; so meet my latest shoe fetish by the ever talented Nicholas Kirkwood and king of the prints, Erdem. After being introduced by mutual friends, both designers were inspired by the architectural shapes of Le Corbusier to create these quirky, geometric, silk printed heels. Wear with feminine shapes and fabrics, but try to keep the outfit simple to show off the chunky heel and bold prints. Tip: try contrasting with statement jewellery. 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fall Couture '12: Elie Saab

Ok, so as usual Chanel kicked butt in this season's haute couture collections, but for me, the main contender had to be Elie Saab. Nothing says haute couture like yards of tulle, lace and intricate beading. The collection of 46 painstakingly beautiful dresses, was focused around four main colours: black, peach/nude, mint green and teal, and knowing that each piece was hand-beaded makes them seem even more untouchable than they already look.

The designers managed to do something that most women in this world find very hard to pull off; create items of clothing that reveal very little but still transform the wearer into a creature of grace and sexuality at the same time. This was mostly achieved by the thigh high splits, beautiful plunging back lines that stopped as they hit the thin belts resting gracefully around the models waists, as well as the occasional patches of lace or beaded tulle placed over hips and across collar bones.

Once again, Elie Saab have created a couture collection any A-list celeb would be proud to be seen strutting their stuff in down the red carpet. I for one know that if I had to wear one piece of clothing for the rest of my life, it would definitely be an Elie Saab creation.

I recommend making your way over to the Elie Saab website (here) to watch the show in full in order to fully take in the amount of work that went into each dress, as well as watch in awe just what these designers have achieved. Oh and also, check out how fiece the model in the picture third from the bottom is! She literally stole the show!