Wednesday 3 October 2012

    sculpture is fashion :: McQueen

     

    Alexander McQueen creations are amazing paper-like sculptures draping the body.  Just divine!

    {Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011/12 Collection}

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    Monday 27 August 2012

    white lace lovely

     

    I am enamoured by the depth of white that is created by the ingenious combinations of texture and shading from layers of lace and ruffles.

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    Balenciaga S/S 2006

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    Friday 24 August 2012

    Chanel’s Crystal Fall :: Chanel Fall Collection 2012

     

    The Crystal Forest = a labyrinth of smokey quartz + amethyst mines.

    Enormous shards of smoky quartz and amethyst, rising from sands of crystal like stalagmites in a giant’s cave, set the mood chez Chanel, where Karl Lagerfeld was thinking about minerals, from the crystal-crusted eyebrows to the crystal fragments jutting from the top of the faceted clear-crystal heels. 

    Hamish Bowles, Vogue

    The runway was layered in white glittery sand that sparkled like snow and the clothes were glamorous and futuristic mixing feathers, metallic tweeds and and crystal embellishments inspired by the freshness of the lotus flower.

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    Tuesday 29 May 2012

    golden jewelled

     

    Beautiful beading embellishment.

    {Images:  Valentino S/S Haute Couture Show 2012 via Vogue Australia}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    pretty pale palette of silver, white and pink

     

    Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2006.

     

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    Sunday 29 April 2012

    twinkle, twinkle

     

    Rich embroidery, sparkling embellishment, and creamy Gauzy Chantilly lace gives an opulent romantic feel to the collection.

    {Images via Vogue Australia}

     

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    Sunday 29 April 2012

    Valentino S/S Haute Couture Show 2012, Paris

     

    Diaphanous, elaborately embroidered and beaded gowns :: delicate handmade lace :: floral prints

    Valentino ~ a dreamy fairy-tale show full of beautiful concoctions in light fabrics and soft pastels colour

    shown in the 19th century mansion once occupied by the Rothschilds.

    Gauzy Chantilly lace the colour of milk or clotted cream was sprinkled with silver beading, washed-out flowers prints were veiled under a layer of tulle, toile de jouys were whooshed up into frothy ballgowns. In keeping with the fairytale, the shoes were charming lace slippers.

    Valentino S/S Haute Couture Show 2012: design team Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

    {Images: Vogue Italia via visual optimism}

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    Sunday 29 April 2012

    little white suit :: Valentino

     

    Classic and classy :: Simple white embroidered suits and dresses with sheer see-through gloves.

     

    Valentino S/S Haute Couture 2012

    {Images: Vogue Italia via visual optimism}

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    Sunday 15 April 2012

    the Christian Dior boat

     

    Captain John Galliano, of the Christian Dior boat

    throws the anchor down in the warm waters of the Pacific with nautical-themed outfits.

    The Christian Dior Spring Summer 2011 collection mixed a variety of marine themes, from Polynesia and the docks of Marlon Brando’s “On the Waterfront” to the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific”, and Rainer Fassbinder’s 1982 film, “Querelle”. The catwalk was a rusting slipway, set against a harbourside setting of wooden pilings, chains, gantrys and ropes. The clothes blended tough-guy T-shirts, sailors’ trousers, life-vests and nautical cagouls, with flimsy, chiffon mini’s, bubble-hem dresses, and fringed, ‘hula’-gowns.

    Models, styled in the manner of the 1950′s movie pin-up, Bettie Page, with false fringes, flick-up hair, and bright red lips, posed and gave jaunty salutes in faux captain’s hats at the end of the catwalk.  Designerz Central

    {Images: Christian Dior Spring Summer 2011}

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    Thursday 12 April 2012

    lace & ruffles

     

    Layers of beautiful lace and sheer soft ruffles ~ divine!

    Balenciaga S/S 2006

    {image via bienenkiste}

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