Monday, 28 February 2011

Pale Princesses

The Oscars brings us all the delights, glitz and glamour that one could hope for of an evening.
Dramatic shades of red, scarlet and tangerine were a popular trend of the night, however I feel the simple beauty of pastels, pearls and silvers surpassed them.

My favourite designer of the night was Marchesa, with Hailee Steinfield in a gorgeous cream dress the young actress helped design.  Crystal hand embroidered ballerina like gown makes this young girl look as though she has walked off the set of Black Swan. 

Halle Berry graced the red carpet in a crystal encrusted Marchesa corset gown with organza and silk tulle ruffles. Both theses dresses are a dream and the designer a new found love.

Michelle Williams can sometimes can be accused of being too plain in her red carpet choices, however you could not fault her in this delicately embellished Chanel couture gown. Her elfin beauty sparkles through and the dress hangs beautifully on her waif like body.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture

Vintage inspired gown from Valentino
Pastel and lace works in unison well for both these beauties, effortlessly chic and of a minimally constructed design compared to the usual gown of such a night.
These pale princesses that twinkle and seduce are a sight that is easy on the eyes and a wonder as to how I might ever get to wear a gown as perfect.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday best

I woke up to a beautiful Sunday, the sun breaking through my blinds and heating up my skin like it was a mid July morning. Excitement came across my hazy sleepy state as I wanted to venture out and soak up the rays. Spring was upon us but I knew the temperament of English weather and so I went to that safe place of warmth in the nude tones that brought comfort. 


Cardigan: Dad's from way back when

Snood: Primark

Top: Topshop

Shoes: Office

Trousers: Richmond boutique

 Bag: Mui Mui

Of course what only followed naturally to me jumping out of bed was the rain, that harsh reminder that no brights were needed. My dads jumper is my comfort blanket and the trousers were a fix for my camel obsession that I found raiding my flat mates fruitful cupboard.
I love my boots and finding more outfits that go with them and what better than my Mui Mui bag which is on its last legs but it gains extra charm from almost falling apart! 
Rain rain go away.......

Friday, 25 February 2011

Crown Jewels

Accepting that Fashion week is upon us and that although I may be only able to dream of grabbing one of those sought after garments I could at least take a peek!
MILAN, Gucci could not be more of a wake up to what I had been missing.
Some similar themes from Spring came into the fold with colour blocking in an irresistible palette, as well as a romantic effortless tribute to seventies chic.
Gucci creates the illusion of accessibility yet is every inch the attire of a starlet.

With pussy bow chiffon dresses, draping across the models contrasting with the bold patent leather and snakeskin pencil skirts adorned with fabulous clutches in lizard, ostrich and crocodile.

Deep red lips peered from under wide brimmed trilbies bringing an essence of forties glamour along with fur stoles in hues of only the most beautiful of peacock blues and olive greens.
Bejewelled with shades of ruby, sapphire and emerald is enough to make a girl weak at the knees. 

If I could be a Gucci girl for the day…..

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Better Late Than Never

So I've been pretty slack on the blog front, but I will from now on be much more attentive!
I finally got hold of some photo's of shoots that I styled for before Christmas. Firstly I pulled pieces for Schon magazine; with a fetish theme it was quite an interesting collection of items we ended up with and some curious individuals I met along the way!

I absolutely love this shot, the backdrop and the model together are nothing but beautiful! I may have a little crush on her too, with my eyes drawn to her artwork..I have to give credit to my sister's collection of fab shoes with these booties being one of her pairs. Its a shame my size 8 lanky feet wouldn't squeeze in them!

I love the shadowing on these photos, it works so well with the raw dark mood being projected by the model. The leather piece I pulled from a master of leather craftsman. I visited her studio in East India and it was such a nice setting for an independent creator.

The next shoot I worked on was for Magazine and that was really fun as I actually assisted on the shoot and got to see the photos as we went along and have much more input. 
With a very flexible model and a great team the photos came off really well. High end sports was our brief and so off I went to search the PRs and designers of London.

I really wanted to use the David Koma dresses I mentioned in my previous post, but unfortunately they were out on loan already. 

I did however find a fabulous Paul Costelloe dress (above) which I thought completely met the brief giving a femininity to the photo. This bejewelled boxing helmet was an amazing find by my stylist I work with. 

Ciao Bella