Vintage has been a well loved style due to the economic and environmental situation. It's common for fashion designers to take inspiration from clothing originating from the1940's or 1960's.
I love vintage which brings me to this woman: Natasha Bailie. Bailie has a keen eye for fashion and a passion for the good ole days. She produces many outfits from prom dresses to occasional wear. Her dresses have been influenced from styles from the 1950's. Her designs include unique Knic-Knacs found from antique stores and vintage fairs. One of her beloved traits is her attention to detail, to make sure that the texture and the well-being of the dress is suitable to your taste. I love her capability of maintaining the originality in her collections, after all that's what makes them vintage.
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Chanel has spent many years (and money) making a name for themselves and I think it's safe to say they've done themselves and coco herself proud. But now with the help of Karl Lagerfield & Carine Roitfiels, they have produced a visual exhibition of thier pieces appropriately named The Little Black Jacket : Chanel's Classic Revisited, which is modelled by the famous (and infamous). These fashion photos have been displayed from New York to Hong Kong and are going to be published here in London on October 12. The exhibition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery and will end on October 28. I know tight schedule, so If I were you, I get down there the second the door opens.
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One of the upcoming trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 is military and I am a huge fan of this trend. Not only does this trend link to winter what with the leather boots and trench coats. The colours and the materials are my comfort zones when it comes to dressing up. This trend is both practical and fashionable, mostly because the attire is slimming and keeps you warm. Victoria Beckham catches this military imagery and portrays it in her Fall 2012 collection vividly. The dark autumn colours of browns, beige's reds and indigo's are shown in trench coats, over-sized bags and cut out dresses, with vertical black strips. Models wore the dresses with the black leather boots and their hair simply styled as straight and sleek, for an added touch sophistication. I have a feeling that this collection will influence the high street stores when it comes to design and material and that this trend will be popular this season.
What girl doesn't dream of having the perfect wedding? As you all know Anne Hathaway is getting married to the tasteful Adam Shulman, but when it comes to Hathaway her wedding tradition is "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Valentino!"
Yes, the 29 year old has kindly asked her good friend Valentino to come out of retirement and do her one small favor; To make her wedding dress! There's only one thing I can say... Good Thinking! But of the wedding dress has to be designer! The fashion marvel himself appeared honored and proud as he said the following when interviewed by E! "She's like my daughter...She's sensational, she's fantastic". Judging from that quote it sounds like we're going to see one hell of a wedding dress!
This runway show was taken place in Regent Street, London on Monday 17th September. The dominant attire displayed included trench coats, wedges, corsets and capes. The dominant colour was white, this visual could link to how an artist would start using a blank canvas and slowly the artist would start by using subtlety like cream colours and pastel colours. Then bring in strong colours, like golds and different hues of blues, greens, pinks and purples.Then finally mixing different hues to create some sort of tie-dye affect. It was said that this collection was inspired by Britain in the 1940's what with the capes, shorts and pencil skirts. For Burberry, their trend for spring 2013 was a simple rule of three ; The lace, The leather and The satin.
It's September and that can only mean one thing...Back To School! Yes the academic year is among us and keeping in trend is hard enough, with the British weather playing tricks on us. Is it still summer or is autumn fast approaching? But never fear as the following students take control with these fashionable combinations.
Here, we have a student who's attire is influenced by the Gothic trend. Which of course is the current trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. The Mickey Mouse design was (During the summer/Spring 2012) and still is a popular trend. She does a good job of maintaining consistency of the colour black, which is a very slimming colour and explains why the "LBD" (Little Black Dress) is a hit. The snake- print leather belt is a reminder of how much we love animal prints. Her shoes add variety when it comes to colour as the creamy-brown sneakers gives her outfit a boyish charm. However adding simplistic jewellery like the silver bracelet, ring and necklace adds a feminine touch.
This student has got the leather trend hooked! Again black is the chosen colour for this outfit , which catches a passers by attention. The grey top and grey jeans adds variation to the outfit and is a colour that well present itself this autumn/winter 2012. Graciously finished with a vintage touch, mickey mouse pops up again in this piece in the form of a comic strip bag and last but not least a pair of plum converses which creates a comfortable clash.
This student is wearing an indigo lace top with a floral design, thus combining two of the latest designs features in catwalks. Which is found in Elie Saab's and Valentino's Fall 2012 couture line; Lace, dark colours and floral patterns. This piece is casually completed with denim jeans to go with the indigo top and handsomely clashed with a subtle cream shoulder bag and black sneakers.
An outfit doesn't look as good if your not comfortable, which is more than I can say for this student. She wears a a grey jumper with black freckled detail, which makes the design look less dull. Kinda similar to the dress design from Chanel's Fall 2012 couture line.But knit wear is one of the many looks for this autumn, she continues to take advantage of this trend by adding a black crochet knitted skirt produces a compromise to the clothing. Finally finishing it off military style with black lace-up leather boots and khaki shoulder bag.
Again black is a reoccurring colour in this entry but simple seems to come in handy when it comes to dressing yourself. Block colours which was a wholesome trend during this summer is still crawling its way back into autumn. Red and black was a duo that influenced Ulyana Sergeenko's Fall 2012 couture line, seems to be the best way to go this season. Both sexy but very sophisticated. Our student displays a black long-sleeve shirt , fastened with gold buttons accompanied with red jeans fastened with a black belt. Then of course concludes with black shoes with laces and silver studs and a black leather backpack.
Geek is the new chic! This statement is furthermore supported by this student and makes going back to school more fashionable. We start with a white collar accessorized with a gold chain, which creates a geeky look. Then composed with a mint green sweater for the main body and clashed with grey stonewashed jeggings. Finally completed with (A much favored trend for this academic term ) black hi tops and a floral print bag.