Vionnet SS12

Though the Spring/Summer collections have allocated a lot of efforts towards time travelling to the 20s, 50s, 70s and more, no one until Vionnet had worked with the 1930s.

Set in a mirrored salon on the Rue de Valois, designer Rodolfo Paglialunga took that chance. An almost-risk free chance, to be honest, as it was in fact Madeleine Vionnet who invented the Twenties-tastic bias cut.

There was a real motif of stars, flowers, and butterflies (who flew into the models’ hair, all-a-sequined) inspiring the elegant collection. There was even a goddess gown embroidered with the most carefully considered bumblebees. Rodolfo offered the most organic, marketable beauty of the season. View Post

Clarissa Explains It All
One of my favourite shows – ever – is Clarissa Explains It All. For those of you too young to remember, let me explain:

Clarissa Explains It All was the first female-led show on Nickelodeon, as well as the first “kids” show to reference sex, teen partying, hell and more. The lead character, Clarissa Darling (played by Melissa Joan Hart), was an intelligent, outspoken teenager who both spoke directly to camera and tackled each theme/issue of the episode through a computer game. My kind of girl.

I think, subconsciously, Clarissa also influenced a distinct flair in my fashion sense:

  • The girl knew how to layer. Usually with vests, or some kind of button-down that never took away from what she was wearing underneath.
  • Colour-blocking queen. Long-time fans of the fashion blog will know I hate ‘matching’. Clarissa always rocked ‘carefully considered clashing‘.
  • Statement pieces. I think We can thank the teenage blonde for the rise of geeky glasses. She almost always wore something in her hair, along with quirky earrings or heavy necklaces/bracelets.
  • Playing with proportions. Always in a high-waisted jean or a drop-waist created by an extra-long t-shirt. As a petite, this was a very valuable style secret learned early in life!
  • All of this is illustrated in the gallery below.

    “There’s height and then there’s stature, Sam. Never confuse the two.”

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    Prom Dress
    Ready to shop prom dresses, my younger fashion friends? If you’re going this year, I hope you have the time of your life! Here are a selection of 10 dresses to suit every kind of prom-goer, all can be shipped worldwide, all under $100; who said cheap prom dresses have to look cheap? Check them out below.

    If yours was long ago, what about prom night would you do differently? View Post

    Jennifer Aniston Allure
    What the hell, Allure magazine? Jennifer Aniston is one of those otherworldly goddess creatures who require little to no Photoshop…and you have turned her plastic. This cover is incredibly flat, with no trace of the beautiful ‘Rachel Green‘ we all fell in love with years ago. What do you think, Jen?
    Jennifer Aniston