Archive | October, 2011

Competition: Win tickets to Peroni Collaborazioni with Style Bubble, DisneyRollerGirl and Fashion Foie Gras!

31 Oct

You may have heard about a series of collaborations between some seriously talented fashion folk and some of Fashion Daydreams’ favourite bloggers. Peroni have been the brains behind the collaborative series which has put Disneyrollergirl and Shaun Samson, Fashion Foie Gras and Jessica de Lotz and Style Bubble and Maarten van der Horst together. Due to be unveiled this Thursday 3rd November 2011, I have two pairs of tickets available to the exclusive event! There are two ways to enter the competition: 

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Tweet me (@reena_rai) letting me know you want the tickets. 

The first two people to comment/tweet will win. The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 1st November so be quick! 

Friday Fashion Fix

29 Oct

Bottega Veneta’s perfume campaign

Bottega Veneta have just released their third and final short film for the launch of their first women’s fragrance, which features behind-the-scenes footage of Bruce Weber shooting the beautiful Nine d’Urso for the advertising campaign.

V Magazine brings back supermodels. 

Bringing supermodels after a two year haitus is a pretty bold move, resulting in four super eyecatching covers featuring two models apiece. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, the result is visually stunning and vibrant. It’s hard to pick a favourite but I think Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls pip the others to the post. Carine says: “These eight girls are unique, not one is like the other. Candice is the only blonde and blue-eyed of this new generation of supermodels. Joan is black, Sui He is Asian, Hanaa is North African. It’s their diversity that makes each of them, to me, truly modern. They bring a new energy to fashion.” 

Chanel replaces Freja Beha!

Another bold move also involving Carine, Chanel have ended Freja Beha Erichsen’s five campaign reign at Chanel. I have to admit, although the AW11 campaign was cheeky and charming, it wasn’t my favourite so I’m intrigued to see what SS12 brings. Lagerfeld shot new faces Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls, who were styled by Carine Roitfeld. Lagerfeld is also due to shoot Arizona Muse for Fendi, replacing Anja Rubik after four seasons as the face of the brand. It seems that Mr Lagerfeld is after change and something fresh. 

Prada to launch jewellery collection…in time for Christmas. 

Rip up that letter to Santa, ladies, Prada are launching their first jewellery collection next month…just in time for Christmas. The limited edition capsule collection featured a feminine, quirky range of brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cuffs. I’m pretty partial to a shiny bauble or six, but I’m not convinced by the collection, especially given the price tag which starts at 350 Euros. The leather cuffs are gorgeous though. 

You’re invited to the launch of Emerging Artists and Designers Month!

Readers of Fashion Daydreams are invited to pop down to Narciss boutique on Westbourne Grove to the launch event for Emerging Artists and Designers Month, where contemporary art and fashion merge. 

Republic launches White collection.

High street fashion favourite Republic have launched their White Label collection which features affordable wardrobe staples at pocket friendly prices. Think gilets, chinos, shirts, tshirts, hoodies and even boots for under £30. 

The full Gareth Pugh for MAC collection

26 Oct

I’ll hold my hands up, I don’t normally buy into the MAC collaborations. Sure, some of them have looked fairly interesting but hey, it’s make up and I’m a fashion girl. I only half listened when they announced their collaboration with Gareth Pugh a few months ago but now that I’ve seen it, boy oh boy am I sitting up and paying attention! It’s a great collection with all of the darkness and edge you would expect from Pugh along with some more unexpected nude shades. The collection is pretty comprehensive too, comprising of cream shadows, beautiful lipglass’, lipsticks, powder, liners, angular false lashes and a make up bag. Inspired by butterfly wings and beetles, more than evident by the shades of the I-want-them-now iridescent nail lacquers. The collection is available from December, hello Christmas wish list!

Lulu Guiness SS12 press day

25 Oct

Lulu Guinness is always a little breath of fresh air during the relentless, seemingly never ending press day schedule. I always walk into the venue a little late and a lot stressed but walk out refreshed with a smile on my face. It’s hard not to walk away from the Queen on Quirk feeling lighthearted, her super fun designs are so infectious. Lulu was inspired by holidays for her spring/summer 2012 collection; evident by the cool neutral colour palette, sunglass details, quirky prints and camera-inspired designs. I’ve fallen for the updated Doll Face bags, she is looking effortlessly chic in her sunnies! The lips clutches are still on my lust list too, the nude pastel shades look so fresh while the snakeskin version are just such a statement.

The autumn/winter 2011 and cruise collections are available to buy now on the Lulu Guinness site. 

Taylor Tomassi Hill’s first editorial for The Block

24 Oct

Taylor Tomasi-Hill has another feather in her stylish, perfectly tilted cap. Style and accessories director for Marie Claire US, perennial style blog favourite, creative consultant at Sigerson Morrison and now model. Here are some snaps from her shoot for The Block. I love these shots, her face is so beautifully emotive but my favourites are the softer looks; the blush-coloured lace Valentino and the white tulle ballerina Marchesa. 

First look: Versace for H&M

21 Oct
Your have four weeks notice to book the morning off and sharpen those elbows; the Versace for H&M collection is out on Thursday 17th November! I think this is one of the most exciting H&M collaborations to date, sure there are pieces that I don’t particularly like and are a little garish but on the whole, there are plenty of super covetable pieces which are reminiscent of the 80s/90s Versace. Here are my picks from the lookbook, followed by some of the gorgeous model shots. Will you be joining the scrum in a few weeks time? 

Clockwise from top left:
Black suede boots – £79.99
Belt – £29.99
Pink silk dress – £129.99
Black silk dress – £79.99
Pink silk scarf – £24.99
Black leather dress – £179.99
Lavender silk dress – £79.99
Red dress – £49.99
Faux fur gilet – £39.99
Leather necklace -£34.99
Silk skirt – £39.99
Leather jacket – £149.99

Next Christmas press day 2011

20 Oct
Held at the cavernous Old Billingsgate Market, Next‘s Christmas 2011 press day was a bit of an extravaganza. Earlier in the afternoon, they had a star-studded fashion show with the likes of Jourdan Dunn and Geri Halliwell taking to the catwalk! By the time I arrived, everything had calmed down and I had plenty of time to peruse the collections. Daywear is bold, bright and cosy with lots of snuggly puffa jackets to keep you warm and ditsy prints to brighten up your wardrobe while eveningwear is heavily embellished with liberal smatterings of sequins and beading on gorgeous sheer fabrics and sumptuous jewel tones. The beaded flapper dresses were my favourites as well as the shoes. Those snakeskin heels have just a hint of Yves Saint Laurent about them, don’t they? 

The gorgeous homeware collections are also worth a mention, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I do love traditional red and green at Christmas but the icey blue, winter wonderland colours are so chic. 

The kids collections are adorable, aren’t they?! Really looking forward to dressing my neices up in the pretty party dresses. My nephew is a little too young to be sorting that dapper suit and bow tie combo but next year….!