Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012

23 Dec

Christmas is the most magical time of the year, but pretty stressful to say the least. Well congratulations, we’ve made it to Christmas Eve eve which means we’re at the home stretch. I figured something beautiful and serene would be much appreciated so here’s Zac Posen’s stunning pre-fall 2012 collection. The sharp silhouettes, the decadent volume, strokable textures; take a break, put your feet up and drink in the beauty. 


Sneak peek: Karl Lagerfeld’s affordable line

22 Dec

This week sees the release of the first couple of pictures from Karl Lagerfeld’s hotly anticipated affordable range, which launches online exclusively at Net-a-Porter. The 100 piece “masstige”  collection will debut on January 25th during Paris Couture Week (an odd move as it’s an affordable range) and will be priced from £40 for a canvas bag. Aimed at women in their late teens to early 20s, the collection features pieces from trousers, sweatshirts, skirts, shirts, dresses, tshirts, shoes and bags with a rock edge. Karl stated: “I just want not too expensive clothes that people may like and perhaps want to wear. That was my concept for a long time, but my business partners in the past wanted to be like Chanel or Fendi without putting behind what is needed to be like that … Now I am feeling we are ready for the right job — the way to do things right in a modern, unusual way.”

Own The Runway launch ‘Boutique’ collection

20 Dec

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a sneak peek of Own The Runway’s fantastic – and affordable – collection of shoes. The celebrity favourite, which only launched in August 2010, is launching it’s first capsule collection entitled Boutique. Featuring a pretty range of shift dresses, embellished cocktail dresses, Seventies-inspired jumpsuits and Sixties skater dresses, the collection has a really luxe, premium feel at prices which range from £24.99 to £52.99.

Versace for H&M Cruise 2012 collection

19 Dec

The wheels of fashion are always turning, the first Versace x H&M collection only launched in store a couple of weeks ago and images of the impending Cruise 2012 collection have been released. The kitsch fruit print collection will be available on 19th January online only for Sweden, UK, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. The online only release is a strange move, especially as H&M don’t have a transactional site for the US which means they totally miss out. What do you think of the collection, will you be queuing up next month? 

Winter Kate on ASOS

18 Dec

When Nicole Ritchie launched her Winter Kate label back in
2010, to say that the fashion industry was sceptical was an understatement. In
a time where every other celebrity had a clothing line, Winter Kate was just
another name to add to a long list. Sure, the petite star had style but there’s
a difference between being a well dressed celebrity (with or without the help
of a stylist) and having a successful clothing line. Fast forward almost two
years and both Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960 are fully fledged
collections which include ready-to-wear, jewellery, eyewear, footwear and
handbags which are sold in the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus,
Selfridges and now ASOS. Nicole is really carving out a niche for 60s and 70s
style bohemian dresses and kimonos with feminine floaty silhouettes and pretty
embroidered details. Here are my top picks from the selection at ASOS: 

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012

15 Dec
I have to admit, I love a Michael Kors bag. A friend has a theory that there is a label who’s handbags appeal to you, hers is Stella McCartney and mine is Michael Kors. I do love the clothing collections too but just not as much as the bags, but this is all set to change after I caught a glimpse of the pre-Fall collection. Strikingly different to spring/summer’s “Afriluxe” collection, Mr Kors is heavily inspired by Americana and the Southwest. The Calvin Klein-esque clean lines and slightly masculine feel is interspersed with a handful of feminine looks such as the flouncy dipped hem dresses in bold shades. The equestrian detailed accessories really tie the collection together. 

The red leather trousers.

14 Dec
You’ve already seen these utterly fantastic red leather trousers in my previous post on Tramp Vintage. I fell for them hard and the super generous ladies at Tramp sent them to me! Forget making my day, they made my week. As the gorgeous cherry colour is so bright, I decided to keep it simple and wear my faithful Georgia Rose stilettos from Sarenza and a plain black vest top from Zara which really allows the leather trousers to become the focal point of the outfit. Not that there’s any danger of them fading to the background, colour aside the great cut, folder over cuffs, tie up back and super nipped in scallop waist make sure all eyes are on them. I think I’ll go for a more high octane look next time though, my sheer cobalt blue shirt is crying out for a playdate with them. Would you wear cherry red trousers?