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Romantic Valentino SS14 Collection

Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be centred around the recently launched Valentino SS14 collection, which I think just might be one of my favourite ever collections to date. First of all, Valentino SS14 not only encases an array of trends, but the collection as a whole exhibits clear romantic, ethnic and exotic themes, intertwined through each individual look. For today’s post I have chosen a small selection of my favourite looks out of the 73 overall, in the collection.

The first image shown below, features 3 looks involving shirts in which Valentino used two main key colours, which were white and baby blue. I’m loving the 2 short-sleeved shirts shown, as the sheer panelling adds a romantic and feminine touch and additionally, both are paired with gorgeous patterned palazzo style trousers, which are right up my street! The central image features a pussy bow style shirt which works very well paired with burgundy suede over-sized jacket and shorts. For me the suede fabric and tasselled seams used in this look are very cowboy-esque.

The second trio of looks, I have chosen are short dresses, all in which have elegant high necklines. The first on the left is one of my favourite looks within Valentino’s collection and I adore the soft caramel and aubergine colours. For this dress an ethnic geometric pattern has been printed onto a luxurious silky material and the wide sleeves and structured silhouette of the dress, furthermore offset the overall look.  The second dress shown has a triangular pattern with a bold colour palette including coral and hot pink. This dress again has wide sleeves and also a dramatic high low hemline. The final look, of this trio is another stunner, this dress is comprised of black mesh with vibrant turquoise, gold and berry coloured appliqué and embellishment, paired with a tasselled handbag and black sandals- this look turns heads.

My final selection of looks, displays 4 exquisite maxi length gowns. The first on the left is intricately embroidered with many bright coloured ethnic designs and I can’t even imagine how many hours went into creating such a master piece. The second gown is modelled by the one and only Cara Delevingne (if you haven’t heard of her, you must have been living in a hole for the last year) and she strutted her stuff down the catwalk, in this panelled lace dress with sheer mesh arms, which has a slightly grunge/gothic vibe. The third gown is also very striking and I love the combination of the yellow and blue in this strong tribal print. Finally, I chose this last gown because I love the exotic warm orange and pink colours used and the scalloped neckline is also lovely.

In addition, I thought the hair in Valentino’s collection was beautiful, especially the feminine crown braids. The models also wore stunning brushed gold pendant necklaces, wound twice around the neck, which were the highlight of the collection for me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and love Valentino’s collection as much I do- I’d love to hear your thoughts on it- Hope you like- Enjoy!

Images taken from Dazed Digital

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My Hair featured in Catwalk Show

I just came across this Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection (Elle.com) and vaguely recognised something familiar about the models’ hairstyle. Then I realised that yes this voluminous hairstyle, was actually my own hairstyle (well maybe a slightly more exaggerated version)! This concept slightly excited me because I have a very “love hate” relationship with my hair and here it is featured in a designer’s catwalk show! You will have seen my hair in some of my posts but until you meet me you won’t be able to witness the extent of its craziness! I have brown, extremely thick, curly hair which is often frizzy and is a nightmare to tame. However, after seeing this catwalk and them embracing my hairstyle and even Cara Delevingne rocking it,  maybe I should learn to embrace my hair somewhat more – Enjoy!

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Image of the Day- Ooh Chanel!

Absolutely loving this Chanel look hot off the catwalk!! The combination of this poofy bomber style jacket and high waisted skater style skirt in matching print and white trimming is incredible and the statement chunky pearl choker and bracelets really accentuate the whole outfit!! The strappy cross over open heels are very cutesy with a ballet shoe style and really add to the girly theme of this outfit!! Well done once again Karl!! Hope you like!!

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Straight off Milan Catwalk 1960’s Inspired Moschino

I adore this Moschino outfit JUST IN from the Milan catwalk!! The monochrome colour scheme is extremely classy and the outfit gives off many 1960’s influences- with the metallics, monochrome, stripes and distinctive headwear!! This outfit looks so well put together and really looks like you’ve put a lot of intensive thought into planning it, so well done Moschino!!!- Enjoy!!

Jil Sander Autumn/Winter 2012

I first discovered this beautiful collection in my Elle runway edit and Jil Sander was at a show in Paris! I spotted the collection and fell deep in love with its simplicity and beautifully made clothing and luxorious materials! Within the collection pastel colours have been used frequently along with deep reds and navy blues. I adore the oversized tailoring, fitted feminine dresses and unique neon pink cable knit sleeves! The whole collection struck me from the moment I saw it and I am seriously lusting over many of these pieces shown below- in my dreams!!! Enjoy!!

Blue Spring/Summer 2012

This post is of 3 catwalk pieces which all fit into the trend BLUE!! The first picture is by Christopher Kane and is this beautiful bright blue floral dress with matching sandals. The second picture is this very striking deep navy blue YSL dress and I adore the ruffle details down the side!! The last picture Stella McCartney shift royal blue dress which is boxy and has long sleeves!! Hope you like!!

 

 

Central Saint Martins BA Show

These pictures are taken from the Central Saint Martins BA Show from the British Vogue Facebook page. Each one is individually sensational and such a striking and eye-catching piece!! The first is by a designer called Serena Gili and she clearly knows what she’s doing as this range is stunning with these structured skirts which I have never seen anything like before. The next is by Erin Hawkes and is this extremely oversized look with checked green jacket, oversized pleat white skirt and huge head bow. This outfit is very fashionable but possibly a tad controversial (shown by comments on Facebook page)!! The third look is by Alan Lee which I absolutely adore!! Its so minimalistic with just a cream midi dress and white trousers. I love how simple it is but sooo classy and glamorous definitely my favourite out of the 3!! Hope you like!!