Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Best Dressed of the Oscars 2012

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

Angelina and her right leg in Versace

This year there were two Red Carpet knockout looks: Angelina (and her oh so controversial right leg...NOT) and Milla. The latter opted for a classic one-shoulder gown and killed it! Angelina was widely criticized for exposing too much leg...well she wasn't attending the Vatican Convention - was she? Besides, all the leg talk drew attention away from her gorgeous Versace gown.

I didn't have the patience to pick out the worst dressed - overall Oscars fashion this year was one big snooze fest.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Micro Trend Alert: London Fashion Week Peekaboo Bikers

What do these three ladies have in common? A. They've all been snapped by Tommy Ton during London Fashion Week. B. They are wearing a biker/leather jacket underneath their coats. Peekaboo Biker is the new Biker :)

Photos: style.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mira Duma hits London Fashion Week in style

Mira snapped by Tommy Ton during London Fashion Week. Leather overalls, vintage chanel backpack and the pant suit - she's a style super hero!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marni for H&M Lookbook released!

I'm in RETAIL HEAVEN! Marni for H&M lookbook has been finally released and my high expectations were exceeded big time! My picks are acrylic flower necklaces, silk dresses, t-shirts and patent leather top (£79.99). AMAZING! The whole collection will be available in selected stores from 8th of March!

Look of the Day: Milla Jovovich in Marni for H&M

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cuteness Alert: Kaia Gerber for Versace ad campaign

Kaia Gerber for young Versace

Cindy Crawford in early 90s Versace ad campaigns

Cindy Crawford's 10-year-old daughter recently appeared in Young Versace ad campaign. Major Deja Vu moment :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Best Dressed of the Grammy's 2012

Adele in Armani

Riri in Armani

Alicia Keys in Alexandre Vauthie

Forget Gaga's egg entrance, Nicky Minaj in her wacky costumes, and latest red carpet attention craver: Sasha Gradiva in her gun costume (Freaky)! The Best Dressed of the Grammy's 2012 were ladies who wore black! You can never go wrong with beautifully tailored LBD.

Photos: www.washingtonpost.com, tkoblogextreme.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, www.millionlooks.com

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Key Spring Trends to follow now

This spring designers aren't holding back: there is an explosion of prints, metallics and unusual shapes. I don't see all of it translating to the real world. Peplum dresses, for example, are the least flattering shape ever invented. So are the metallic leggings....you gotta be size 6 to look good in those. However, there are pieces you can pick up now on the High Street, which will update your wardrobe and set you up for the new season. I've listed the key trends worth following below. The ultimate Spring look would be floral blouse paired with monochrome canary/fuchsia slouchy pants OR monochrome t-shirt with floral pants - with a shopper and ankle strap heels.

1. Techno Florals
Warehouse t-shirt
Mary Kantrantzou for Topshop dress
Mary Kantrantzou Spring/Summer RTW

2. Pleats
Olivia Palermo in maxi skirt
Warehouse skirt
Topshop skirt
Prada S/S 2012

3. The Slouchy Floral Pants
Matthew Williamson S/S 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg S/S 2012
River Island pants

4. The Ankle Strap Sandals
J.W. Anderson for Aldo
Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan

The Spring Look

Look of the Day: Kirsten Dunst in Stella McCartney

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Oh Karl

Karl raised a few eyebrows the other day after calling Adele "a little too fat" and Russian men "very ugly". Spoken by a man who wasn't exactly the fittest creature on the planet before his diet, and not exactly the Apollo today. Word of Advice: Look in the mirror before you speak and stick to what you do best: Chanel.

Photos: pinkmsg.wordpress.com, harpersbazaar.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jason Wu for Target launched today!

It's a lucky day for US consumers and very unlucky for those who can't get their hands on Jason Wu for Target collection (including moi)! I'm loving the summer frocks and flirty blouses! The whole collection is adorable.

Trend Alert: Mad Loafers

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2012

Tory Burch Spring Summer 2012

From left to right: Pollini, Kurt Geiger, Pollini.

I'm mad about all of the above eye-popping loafers! I'm also glad to see my long adored shoe label Pollini gain popularity in the US and UK. Another great store to snatch this season's hottest footwear is Russel & Bromley. They have introduced their classic patent loafers in pink!

Look of the Day: Miranda Kerr with Celine tote

Micro Trend Alert: Everybody's wearing Mongolian Sheepskin

The bravest and most ambitious of Fashion week goers have been spotted lately in massive mongolian sheepskin coats. Beige and green furs maybe bold statements for Paris Fashion week...but would be too impractical for my conventional life. Hence, I'd opt for classic black gilet/leather jacket (Helmut Lang as seen on Nicole Richie). I'd recommend gilets from Joseph, Vince and Karl Donoghue. All range from £500 and above.

Fantasize vs Economize: laser-cut leather pencil skirt

Fantasize: Giles Spring/Summer 2012
Economize: M&S Autograph £149

Metallic is huge this spring season and I love how Giles paired a simple white Tshirt with a laser-cut leather pencil skirt. If you can't afford the original, go for M&S version :).

Photo: style.com