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Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

Kate - Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2

It’s a bit late, but finally here is October’s Nothing New, Only Borrowed Project 2: Velvet. I teamed up with my friend and fashion photographer Ryan Blackwell for this shoot. (1,2 and 3 Velvet top; Motel, Trousers; Zara, 4 and 5. Lace and Velvet Top; M&s, Mom Jeans; Stradivarius, 6. Velvet Dress; Motel, Jacket; Ryan’s own, 7 and 8. Velvet Top; Zara, Black dress; Topshop – Accessories and shoes my own)

Photographer: Ryan Blackwell, Model: Kate D’Aloia, Styled: by me Freya Pelissier

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LALCOUTURE

March 27, 2016


US based label Lalcouture remind me very much Love & Lemons lingerie – but I would still say they offer their own unique vision. Especially as a lot of the lace bras are sewn by hand and they very much follow themes and inspiration rather than seasonal trends. I love how delicate and feminine their kimonos are, with beautiful colours and fabrics – all of which appears very high quality. Pretty affordable too, so hey go spoil yourself!

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Fashion Week

February 7, 2014

Fashion Week

(Image – StyleSaint)

I love the arrival of Autumn/Winter fashion week because the fall season has always been my favourite! All those lovely coats, the furs, hats and jumpers – they are just all so warm and inviting! Though on the whole I would say the collections lack the vitality of Spring/Summer collections , understandably. But then the A/W  looks replace florals and lace with metallics and sparkles! Who are you looking forward to seeing? I always love Dolce & Gabbana , Marc Jacobs and Celine collections, so lets hope this season is no different!

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Gorgeous Couture

January 27, 2014

Zuhair Murad Couture Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Style.com)

As gorgeous as Chanel, Dior and Valentino’s Couture collections have been for this Spring/Summer I wanted to show a less well known designer (well to me anyway) Zuhair Murad. His collection was mainly floral based and I loved how the leaf gold belts were replicated in each look – really encapsulating the whole collection. There are some gorgeous pastel colours as well, especially the yellow, and even the black designs have this Spring/Summer feel to them. Florals as per usual are key to the summer collections, but I think sheer fabrics and emphasised waists with knee length hems could be popular this season.

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What do you all think of the slightly grungy trend to spring/summer this year, where black is replacing the traditional floral prints we see year after year? I’m loving it! Especially the looks depicted in the new April Lookbook for Free People modelled by Crystal Renn. There is something so tragically romantic about white lace and black. These images are so wistful and delicate, and I love being able to see the textures of the garments without any awful graphic effects. Simple is always best. Wish my hair would look like this too!

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Simone Rocha

March 24, 2013

Simone Rocha

Such an amazing collection by Simone Rocha, considering the label is only 2 years old! An extensive use of materials, shapes and silhouettes – modern but with feminine undertones. I loved the girly, hourglass shape to this dress, in the soft yellow that is so prominent this summer. Though the dress I found is a slightly deeper mustard yellow with a lace floral pattern, it still retains a similar shaping. I did not want to match yellow heels either, I went for soft beige/white heels to neutralise the bright yellow.

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I know it is not a typical choice considering Burberry pulled out another fantastic show at LFW A/W 2013, but Aadnevik produced such a young and modern collection that I think appeals to a contemporary audience. What could be more resistable than leather, lace and velvet all in one collection? What was your favourite?

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Lanvin

January 3, 2013

It was such an elaborate show by Elbaz, with a huge variety of colours, fabrics and textures! I loved the brocade and darkness to this look and the jewels and beading add such decadence. I chose a Topshop dress to wear under the black peplum skirt, and then the belt can be layered over the top. Everything about this look is over the top, but it seems to work I think, do you agree?

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The McQueen Evolution

May 22, 2012

This year is all about celebrating British heritage, the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee make 2012 a year never to be forgotten. While reading Vogue’s June issue (the amazing cover with Kate Moss on the front) I realised there are many brands to celebrate as well as celebrities like Kate Moss, who represent British craftsmanship. It of course has to be Alexander McQueen.

After THAT wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton and designed by Sarah Burton, McQueen has escalated to become an immense force in the fashion industry. The collections are never without originality and enthusiasm and more than once McQueen transports us into a fairytale, thus the brand is the queen bee of our fairytale obsession over these last few months, note such materials as lace and ruffles, tiaras and peplums.  (Images Vogue.com) Below: Left, Fall 2011. Right, Spring/Summer 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alexander McQueen collection at  the Metropolitan museum recorded one of the highest ever records for an exhibition, I think this proves that the whole world is  in love with the allure and captivating beauty that is McQueen. One of my favourite books is Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox from 2012, if you are a picture lover then this is the book for you! Another book that I have my eye on is Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda and not to mention Alexander McQueen: Evolution by Katherine Gleason, due to be released this year. (Above: Left Fall 2012. Right, Spring/Summer 2012)

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Scrapbook Italiano

April 27, 2012

I think I’m going to start featuring more posts based on Italian Vogue, because some of their content is beautiful. I was lucky enough to be given some Italian Vogues, which I treasure immensely, the images are incredible and it even helps my Italian! I found these scrapbook pieces done by Lele Aquarone on www.Vogue.it  and just fell in love with them. While her English translation is quite hard to follow, I can just about understand her summary of the designer collections/trends for this season. Hope you enjoy them, let me know what you think!

Chiaroscruro – light and shade. McQueen collection featuring coral influences, ruffles and romanticism.

Coloured lace – Exotic feathers for  hairstyles and lace paired with florals, leather, and tulle.

Frame dress – to mesh in traditional print over holographic fabric

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