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Suit Up For Spring

13 Apr

With trends of plaid punk prints and 1960s streamlined shapes having had kicked around the fashion block for the past few seasons – raising the international desire for matching separates to levels unseen since the Clueless years – it’s no wonder the two have seemingly combined into an “it” look for the spring: the matching pant suit. Never has a combo trend been so quintessentially shown to me then in The Moonshiners music video ‘Motel Manhattan’, which has quickly become my personal anthem for spring.

The mixture of plaid, pastel, leather oxfords, and good humour all with a 2-tone guitar (or bass) strapped across across the chest is the perfect mix of edge and elegance, detail and streamlining for both men’s and women’s styling for the coming season. The music is just as catchy as the spirit.

What is your spring style?

London Calling

16 Sep

In my heart of hearts I’ll always be a Dominion kind of girl. Fashion weeks come as no exception.

With London Fashion Week in mid stride, my fashion senses were tingling [happy to have feeling again after the magical beauty that is Marchesa‘s Spring 2013 showings] when I happened across Holly Fulton’s Spring 2013 RTW collection. I immediately fell in love with her whimsical Americana designs paired with a San Francisco colour palette. Check out my favourite looks from her lovely collection below:

What’s your favourite Spring/Summer 2013 so far?

Check It: Anna Dello Russo for H&M

9 Sep

If you’ve delved in the fabulous world of fashion, you’ve probably at some point stumbled across the eccentric and amazing style (and life) of Vogue Japan editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo.

The lovely creature that is her delights in the creative opportunity that is personal style, and can be regularly be spotted on some of the internet’s top fashion blogs.

It comes at no surprise then that she would eventually join forces with the flagship of fast fashion H&M to create / curate a collection based on her own closet – an accessory collection that will be hitting stores (and online) around the world on October 4th, 2012.

While this should be enough to send the calmest fashionista/sto (that’s a thing, right?) into fits of affordable joy, H&M and Anna decided to push it over the edge and over the top by releasing this music video… this music video that is about to be stuck in your head all day.

I love it. Are you ready to take a fashion shower?

If I were a Rich Girl…

17 Aug

Designers all over the world are starting to look for new outlets to grow their brands. This could mean an eyewear line, hotels, home goods, and/or makeup. This also means a growing trend in designer children’s wear, and It’s starting to make me wish I was 3 years old and born to multi-billionaires.

My favourite collection of  kid couture has to be Roberto Cavalli‘s; filled with fairytale illustrations, medieval flourishes, and peter pan collars, It’s like a dream wrapped in an adorable fantasy. An adorable fantasy that costs just over $100 for a girl’s size jersey top.

The mixture of age-appropriate shapes and Cavalli’s namesake super-luxe patterns and fabrics makes for a winning combination. The Cavalli name doesn’t come cheap though: The girl on the above right is wearing silk and the girl on the left’s jacket cost around $711 USD.

Leopard Baby Set – Approx. $212 USD

Ivory Bubble Shorts – Approx. $165 USD

Girl’s Black Floral Print Trousers – Approx. $267 USD

Girl’s White Top with Rabbit – Approx. $116 USD

Floral Bodysuit with Diamante Logo Charm – Approx. $112 USD

What do you think? Too much to spend for children’s wear, or should the brief time spent at a certain age be fashionably celebrated to the max? Even if you disagree with the theory, everyone can agree that these clothes are intensely adorable.

Don’t Be Such a Chicken

15 Aug

Ever feel intimidated by size negative models or pore-perfect celebrities selling glamour and luxury in the pages of your favourite magazine? I’m lucky enough to attend classes with the fashion-focussed which lends itself to a helpful community of ladies and gents open-minded to wearing anything and everything, in turn allowing for easy access to expressing whatever fashion moment strikes without judgement. This is certainly not the case for most people, put under the unspoken pressure to fit in and blend into their daily lives while succumbing to a fashion stereotype for their body type.

Fashion photographer Peter Lippmann may have been thinking of this (or maybe he was just thinking the textures would be amazing), when he shot this editorial spread for Marie Claire 2 magazine of lovely ladies adorned in the latest and greatest designer jewels… the ladies being chickens of course.

Not only do I find this editorial fabulously original and beautiful, but it serves as a nice reminder that if a bird can look that fabulous, we don’t have to worry about adding a little glamour into our styles any day.

OMG: Givenchy’s Fur Glasses

7 Aug

I was taking a envy-fueled romp through style.com’s Fall 2012 Shopping Guide when I came upon these little babies.

Riccardo. When I said I had my eyes on some fur this season this is not what I meant…

They say all fashion ends in excess (see: 1ft.+ tall 70’s platforms), and these glasses seem to be taking the “fashion ♡’s nerds” movement to the edge… and I’m not sure it’s a glorious one. While a little fuzz (velvet anyone?) can make an everyday item wearable while still being texturizing and interesting, I can only see the shag bringing on sneezes.

If you feel like rocking some face-fur (I can’t talk about this in any way that doesn’t sounds slightly vulgar ok?), these too can be yours from your friendly Bergdorf Goodman at the special order price of $1200.

Thoughts? Opinions? Could you rock the Bifocal Beast?

Fashion on Film: Kpop + H&M

4 Aug

Pop music videos are usually used to promote the image of a particular band or artist as luxurious, rich, and desirable. This is especially true when it comes to kpop, or South Korean pop music, in which artists (known as idols) are themselves the product being sold along with a fashion concept.

As a fashion student, it’s a part of my everyday life to keep updated on the latest and greatest things going down in the fashion industry. As a poor fashion student, this means stalking out the latest updates on H&M collaborations and lining up at 3am to get a little luxe in my life.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find some pieces from these H&M designer collaborations popping up in various kpop music videos this year. Here are some of the thrifty but oh-so-stylish wares being worn (PS. music videos hyperlinked to the song titles!) :

U-KISS “Believe” : Marni for H&M, $59.95

Block B “NalinA” : Versace for H&M, $149.95

Z:EA “Aftermath” : Marni for H&M, $34.95

Personally I think it’s a brilliant business move: all the impact of high design with minimal costs means the production budget stays low, allowing for more income in the  long run! What do you think? Have you spotted any budget buys in music videos you’ve seen?

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