This has been a very exciting week. Though I can’t divulge all the details just yet, I’ve been invited to embark on an amazing collaboration with an even more amazing designer and, naturally, have gone absolutely mental in preparation.

Without giving too much away, I can let you know that I’ve been burning my eyes out researching dresses. And thus trying not to buy dresses. It all started when I found Vashi’s iconic wedding dress infographic (I’ve included a small clip from it below but encourage you to peruse the full thing – it’s fascinating!). Wedding dresses are most women’s most extravagant sartorial purchase of their life which makes them an excellent source of design inspiration. Elizabeth Taylor’s many wedding dresses, alone!

Of course, I also went down the ‘cutesy structured dress’ route I so often fall prey to. You can shop those babies below.

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Blue jacquare dress from Opening Ceremony
Black strappy backless dress from Romwe
Pencil cage dress from Mary Katrantzou
Pink crepe dress from Valentino
White wrap dress from Goodnight Macaroon

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Giles SS12
While Giles Deacon whimsically tagged his latest collection as “showgirls, superstars, society ladies and a silver swan“, I have seriously never seen silver like the silver I saw at Giles for Spring/Summer 2012.

Inspired by photographer Cecil Beaton (and the images of his sister Baba, in particular), Giles presented a collection that was stuffed to it’s flawless brim with striking and super-shimmering pieces; standout pieces include swan prints mixed with light-reflective design, feather-trimmed wedding dresses, and a bevy of silver laser-cut leather that I am now convinced every woman needs. Not to say it was all metallics, as one of my favourite pieces was an opulent red, tiered column gown. On top of that, the casting was incredible. This season, Giles Deacon managed to combine the theatrical with the wearable in such a way that young designers will be referencing this collection for years to come. View Post