That's Daphne Guinness, the heiress to the Guinness fortune. She's a prominent figure in fashion, a style icon and collector of Haute Couture - she was also a muse to the late Alexander McQueen. She's always dressed in amazing pieces and invariably captures my attention!
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Colour blocking is the next big thing come spring, and I will embrace it, even though we Melbournians love to wear black! It can be as subtle as different shades of the one colour or outrageous as wearing various hues together. For those of us that can't go all the way, I suggest teaming a bold colour with black or maybe just having fun with your make-up.
Monday, 28 March 2011
The trench coat by Burberry was originally designed for British soldiers to keep the weather elements at bay, and now it has become a chic and fashionable wardrobe staple. It has had many moments on the big screen which has given it more kudos. It is a must have, and there are so many interpretations that, a girl's gotta have it!
Saturday, 26 March 2011
You may have discovered that I love shoes, but then again what girl doesn't? My newest discovery is United Nude a modern shoe label founded in 2003 by Rem Koolhaas and Galahad Clark. The brand pushes the boundaries between fashion and art, with a focus on innovative use of materials. Take a look...
Crystel Renn is the star of Jimmy Choo's SS2011 advertising campaign. The pop colors are an indication of what we will be wearing come spring. The photos were taken by Dutch duo Inez & Vinoodh, and I feel they have a Guy Bourdin influence. His shoe campaigns for Charles Jourdan were very provocative and perhaps ahead of their time. I have included a picture of Bourdin's which has a similar feel to this sultry campaign.
Friday, 25 March 2011
It’s cooling down in Melbourne, the perfect opportunity to start bringing out those beautiful coats. I’ll be wrapping myself in leopard fur, my choice is vintage faux fur. Leopard print is very "on trend" this winter, but if you're like me, it never really goes out of fashion.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Yamila is from Venezuela and I came across her as I was walking down High st Armadale. I just had to stop her and take a picture as she exudes self confidence and has a unique sense of style, and that color!!! She makes fantastic and distinctive jewellery and accessories, and her store is located in The Kings Arcade Armadale.
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Looking back at Fall 2011/12 many a designer had shown looks that were sexy, cocktail worthy with a darkly glamorous feel, some may even say "fetish". But one must remember that what is worn underneath is just as important! My favourite looks are: Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Vionnet, with La perla thrown into the mix...
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Chanel's make up maestro, Peter Philips has done it again.
Just moments after showing their FW11 collection the next nail polish color sensation is a metallic grey (graphite). So ladies it's off to the salon for a mani/pedi, we just have to wait for it to hit our shores...
Monday, 7 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
The photographic duo have shot an amazing editorial spread in Interview magazine. The theme is "china girls" which is very on trend with many designers looking to the east for inspiration. This duo are influenced by the photography of Guy Bourdin, who's images I adore, his color palette and styling has really made an impact on current fashion trends we are witnessing.