This season, the Mulleavy sisters did women who don’t want a boyfriend a huge favour by creating a Little House on the Prairie wardrobe. While Rodarte had a loaded patchwork dominance last season, they switched the ignition for Fall/Winter 2011. Fawn-hued éclat dominated the runway before two MAC Russian Red-coloured dresses shut it down. See the top five looks below! View Post
The Golden Globes were pretty impressive this year; even the bad dresses were good. Third favourite? Olivia Wilde in Marchesa and Christian Louboutin. Clashing and unapologetic as an ensemble should ever be. Now for first and second! View Post
I hear all you need to create a masterpiece is a plain shirt, though I would probably add the Dutch duo of Viktor and Rolf to seal the deal. Their goal for Paris Fashion Week was to inspire femininity through the white-collared wardrobe staple, and boy did they. We saw dresses with lengthy personality disorders, gathered Elizabethan shoulders, collar multiplicity, and gowns that were lending themselves to cubism. It was a nip and tuck affair, and delightful from beginning to a “White Wedding” end. View Post
Milan Fashion Week is in full swing, and glamour is back at Gucci. Frida Giannini has worked wonders with colour-blocked separates, fierce and fringed dresses, and modern takes on utilitarian styles like riding pants and aviator jackets. I am no longer numb on neutrals! It was Boogie Nights. It was Studio 54. Commercially luxurious as sartorially possible, it mirrored the effects of Yves Saint Laurent‘s “Peasant Chic” being born back in 1976.
Orla Kiely was my first presentation of London Fashion Week. It was true to form as a fabulous sixties collection, with cardboard cutouts of her designs inspired by French film ‘Les Demoiselles de Rochefort‘. Everything is easy and combinable, from chiffon tea dresses with round collars to draped knee-length dresses.
As part of the presentation, we were chauffered by Orla-kitted ladies with cigarette-girl trays to view an exclusive film in a mini movie theatre – popcorn, mini cakes, and drinks on hand. The whimsical film was actually produced by Gia Coppola, Sofia Coppola‘s niece, and starred actress Nathalie Love. With all styling done by the lovely Leith Clark (who was at the presentation), Love skips around London wearing Kiely’s shift dresses and fitted princess coats. Watch in delight here. View Post