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Though Wolford have always been my go-to brand for fabulous legwear (“legcessories”) and lingerie, it has taken me quite some time to warm up to their ready-to-wear collection. Thankfully, they have combined glamorous layering with a 1980s ‘couture’ silhouette for Spring/Summer 2013 and I have fallen head over heels.

Last week I headed over to their showroom to preview the collection and couldn’t help but whip out the old iPad to snap it in all its glory. Wolford have taken inspiration from the likes of Greta Garbo, trompe l’œil paint splash effects, and renowned fashion illustrator Rene Gruau to divide the collection into three colourful themes – ‘Holiday Resort’, ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ – which feature major embellishments and figure-flattering technicality. An incredibly sexy and elegant accomplishment for the brand.

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Bill Fleur Wedding Harry Potter
Harry Potter Spoilers ahead. I don’t wish to be internet beheaded.

For Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour‘s upcoming wedding in the Harry Potter series, I wasn’t expecting much fashion wise. Hogwarts seems to have a knack for keeping things awfully…British. That was until I saw the promotional image of Clemence Poesy (who plays Fleur) in her wedding dress. Hello, Alexander McQueen? Literally his design with some minor alterations.

The designer, Jany Temime, said “Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.” I can only imagine the type of controversy this will cause if she doesn’t start citing her inspiration. Alexander McQueen fans are a hardcore pack.

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John Galliano PFW Runway
We all want to know what or who inspired John Galliano‘s show at the Opera Comique. Birds are telling me that it was con artist extraordinaire Maria Lani from the Twenties who convinced (ahem, scammed) over fifty leading artists of the day (including Matisse) to paint her portrait and then would flee with the paintings in tow. In this tribute all models were styled differently, each with a theatrical performance walk of their own. Like cotton candy with a Japanese taste, the British designer put on a real experience. Coco Rocha in tight pigtails for your time, below. View Post

Zac Posen PFW Runway Anne Vyalitsyna
Zac Posen caused a bit of a stir with his first-ever Paris show. While it puts me on ‘the other side of the fence’, I appreciated this feather-filled and supremely sexy collection. I was a huge fan of Z Spoke (his diffusion line) a few weeks ago at New York Fashion Week, and while his signature silhouette followed him to France, there were many more boudoir suggestions on show. I will admit it was a little bit lost in translation – mainly due to the fact that he was showing in the old Yves Saint Laurent showspace – where years of the most influential fashion history have taken place. Baby blunder. View Post