Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Pre-fall Red Valentino

The inner girly girl always shows when I see Red Valentino. Every collection I adore too much! This season the scalloped trimming reminds me of a classic Miu Miu cut.  I dream of owning a double breasted trench coat, (but maybe I couldn't pull off the transparent look) It's a beautiful touch to the garment below. I have become keen on using small pieces of tulle as a necktie, it's a simple accessory to build on the dress/top.
One day I will attempt the socks and clogs look.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Chanel Pre Fall 2015

After a personal disappointment from 'Reincarnation', a short film created by Karl Lagerfeld, I didn't expect an elegant beauty for the pre-fall this season. But, I must admit there were a few pieces that stood out, inspired by the fairy tale land in Salzburg, Austria.
The double breasted jacket was inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's holiday in the suburbs of Salzburg in 1954. Where she met a young lift-boy at her hotel whose jacket would later inspire the iconic Chanel Jacket.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Being Subversive

Recently I attended The Photographers Gallery in London, Soho.
Lets just say that I had a better idea of approaching the work by Edward Stiechen.

Series: Constructed Image 2013
Model: Georgina Cree
Photo credit: Umi Gilbert

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chanel Boulevard Spring 2015


The 'Chanel Boulevard'
I yawn season after season as Karl Lagerfeld creates these 'new and exciting' collections with supermodel faces walking for the opening and finale of the set runway.
And yet, as this season of Spring 2015 approached today for the House of Chanel, I did not see the Feminism call out as an awareness but more of a new trend and idea to put out in a fashion show.
However much lack of pearls and attention to diamonds and sparkly brooches I saw today, something grabbed my attention to these detailed garments.
The sailor inspired navy and white outfits stood out for me instantly, maybe Lagerfeld is slowly going back to the originality and essence of the Classic design that Chanel once was.

via vogue

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The return of Gemma Ward:

Gemma Ward wearing Christian Dior by John Galliano, Photographed by Paolo Røversi for Vogue March 2004

Gemma Ward backstage at Balenciaga Spring Summer 2006, photographed by Elin Hörnfeldt for Vogue Paris, February 2006.

A Poetics of Fluids - Gemma Ward by Paolo Roversi for Hermes 2005
Stylist: Samuel François

Prada Resort 2015 via

After six years of Gemma Ward quitting her role as a model on New York Runways and Christian Dior advertisements, she has returned by opening the showcase of Prada's Resort Collection for the upcoming year.

Gemma has always been a favourite of mine as she bloomed in 2005, she was the first lady I took an eye to that works as a model in the fashion industry.
In the time during her retirement, Gemma has been featured in a few films, such as The Great Gatsby.

It is a miracle that this beauty has returned, and without a Chanel tennis racket on her shoulder.