Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Giveaway.

I am having a giveaway where you can choose to have any of these 7 necklaces that I assembled and also with matching pouches that I made from complete scratch! They're all on sale in my Etsy Shop but here is your chance to have a set for free! Aritzagoddess is hosting it for me and has published a lovely entry on it over on her blog. So if you're interested in entering the giveaway, just visit her blog and follow the instructions. Good Luck!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sneak Peek ASOS Press Day - AW10.

I attended the ASOS AW10 Press Day last week and it was so exciting!! There were several mannequins with the sweetest head accessories and the presentation made me feel as if I was in an exhibition looking at couture garments, rather than at a commercial retailer's Press show. The exaggerated hip waffle cream dress was just adorable, especially styled with the fur scarf and the midnight blue maxi dress with quilted shoulders was completely nostalgic.There was a black on black embellished dress which was stunning and reminded me of the motherboard inside computers which then reminded me of the 2nd installment of 80's film Tron which is being released in December this year! I can't wait to see it as I constantly watched the first one as a child and this dress is something one of the actresses should be wearing to the premier! The ivory beaded dress below had a strong glamorous-vintage aesthetic to it but is something I would feel confident enough to wear at any time especially as it is styled here with more of a daytime feel. The shoes did not surprise me, I knew they would be lovely but I particularly liked a pair of black shearling-cuffed boots!I spent a lot of time looking at the jewellery as it was so detailed and intricate but I was completely smitten with a silver stud encrusted headband and spiked necklace which I will post photos of, along with other photos of my favourite pieces in a follow up entry in a couple of months time!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Fall 2010. Part XXI.

I'm close to reaching the end of my reviews on the Fall 2010 fashion shows and I think it was about time I published Alexander McQueen's collection as it was one of my most favourites! Many sources have also stated that the collection was only "80% complete" before he died.
I love all things historical so it was natural that this collection would interest me. The intricate embroideries, the fabric manipulations and the prints were so beautiful such as the dress below where subtle angel wings are printed onto the sleeve.
The red and gold embellished column dress was one of my favourite pieces from the collection and the gold feathered outfit was reminiscent of his beautiful swan-inspired dress from a past collection.After loving the use of black patent leather in the collections by Prada and Christopher Kane, I was keen to see even more, and Karl Lagerfeld gave me just that! They were predominantly in the form of slimline trousers, skirts, and some even had a layer of silk chiffon over them which gave it a smoked-sheen look. The embellishment was beautiful and although the 1960's is my least favourite decade, I didn't mind it coming through in the styling here.
The Emanuel Ungaro collection was extremely commercial and one of the most ready-to-wear collections this season. It mainly consisted of dresses in pleated and draped styles which were very sweet. I sometimes find Ungaro to be a bit garish, but I really liked this collection.The Cerruti collection really surprised me because I didn't think I would like it this much! But I hadn't realised that it was designed by Richard Nicoll, whose collection I also liked but completely forgot to mention! I promise I will be more organised for Spring/Summer 2011! I particularly adored the peachy mohair knits and draped leather dress in a colour that I would never imagine could look nice - but it did!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Tutu Five.

I can't believe it's been 11 months since I made my last tutu! I adore tutus and I wanted to fill my Etsy Shop with a huge variety of them but I have been falling so behind! However, the weekend just gone, I managed to dedicate some time into finishing one that I had started months ago. It's a simple white polka dot tulle tutu, decorated with a vintage lilac lace trim that I found. It's been added to my shop and you can read about all my tutu blog entries here.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Fall 2010. Part XX.

The Chanel show was the epitome of a Winter collection and definitely a love-it or hate-it affair, but my opinion was definitely the former. The furry all-in-one suits were just adorable and the stage setting was wonderful! There were so many lovely elements in the clothing, one of my favourites being the white, stripey sweaters which looked as if the stripes had been shaven. However, I think the most exciting things in the collection were the accessories... the jewellery was stunning and the ice-cube-esque clutch purses encrusted with the Chanel logo were the cutest!I knew that I would adore Elie Saab's collection as they always feature my favourite things, dresses and embellishment... but I also noticed that some of the styles looked a lot younger than usual such as the pieced lace dresses and shorter styles. I found this collection really fulfilling!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

New Bag.

I had been using my previous bag for almost a year and was getting pretty bored with it and when the lining had coincidentally torn in such a bad way that all of my things had fallen through so they were sitting in between the lining of my bag and the main body, there was no reason not to get a new one as I was not motivated enough to repair it! I had found one I wanted from online retailer ASOS.COM but it was sold out! However, a few weeks later, I spotted it back on the site and here it is!I love the studding on the bottom of the bag, the chain detail and it is such a perfect size for everyday use. However, I didn't expect my very small dose of fickleness to kick in until many more months of using the bag, but it happened within 2 weeks! I only want to change a few things about it that has been getting on my nerves, which I hope won't cost too much to do!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Fall 2010. Part XIX.

I'm slacking with my blog entries again as my new job is keeping me super busy but I'm having so much fun! Here is another entry on my favourite Fall 2010 shows (even though they finished weeks ago, but it doesn't really matter does it?)! I always love to see what John Galliano produces per season as I am never surprised at how good they are and constantly in awe. I already mentioned his own Fall 2010 collection a few entries ago, but here is a small, and my favourite portion of his collection for Christian Dior. The dresses were romantic and beautiful and again, with John Galliano, I adored the overall styling.I was surprised at how much I liked the collection by Yohji Yamamoto, as I do tend to prefer the more ostentatious, heavily embellished, over-the-top collections as I feel that's what fashion shows should be about. However, I completely appreciated the tailoring by Yohji Yamamoto, the deconstructed double-breasted dresses were really lovely and the modern fisherman's-wife look towards the end of the show with fishnet-type fabrics used under his tailored pieces were wonderful!As the newly appointed Creative Director for Diesel Black Gold - another collection I adored... Sophia Kokosalaki has also produced a fine collection for her own label. She is notorious for being inspired by her Greek background and I saw it very early on in a skirt with a twisted side detail, which I instantly saw as the horn of the mythological Greek creature, the minotaur. I adore Greek mythology so naturally, after spotting that small, but possibly incorrect detail, I knew I would like the rest!
There was a high neck blouse which was sliced through the middle and around the shoulders which I thought looked incredibly sexy but still retained a strong sophisticated look. Then as I came across the embellished pieces I was stunned! I don't think I could have identified the last two dresses as being by Sophia Kokosalaki if I hadn't already known, but it was nice seeing something so fresh and edgy from her. These embellishments looked so new and almost like electric currents!