25.11.11 Press Preview

Starworks London Press Preview

Recently I attended the Starworks Spring 2012 press preview in London.

The designers on display included Nicholas Kirkwood (who designed those yummy fringed sandals above), Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini, Marios Schwab, Roksanda Ilincic, Kate Spade New York, Julien Macdonald, Peter Pilotto and Jonathan Saunders.

The Jonathan Saunders dress which Emma Stone wore to the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala, plus the Marios Scwab dress Rebecca Hall wore to the ‘Awakening’ London premiere and the Roksanda Ilincic dress Lady Gaga wore out in London were all on display.

Take a look as the pieces up close below.

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Credit: Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

24.11.11 Press Preview

Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 Bags

Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 accessories were my highlight of her press day.

The collection is extended from the runway to include lemon, turquoise and a soft peachy colour.

My favourite bag was this soft leather and suede satchel with a chain.

The collection ranges from small and large zip pouches to clutches with and without gold chains, satchels, shoulder bags, shoppers and, of course, the signature Victoria bag.

This bag comes in several sizes, colourways and textures, including python and alligator. Despite the price, they still continue to be huge sellers.

Other accessories included Stephen Jones leather kepi hats and Christian Louboutin pumps with a leather leg piece.

See the full Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 bag collection below. Read More…

24.11.11 Press Preview

Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 Press Preview

At the Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 press day, I was really glad I got to see the mainline collection up close because there were many commercial pieces on display which we didn’t see on the runway.

The dresses, which I’m sure we will see on many celebs, were mostly signature fitted dresses in bright summery colours.

These dresses didn’t have the same edgy downtown feel as the runway collection, so the ladies who lunch uptown will still have a wide range of dresses to choose from when this collection goes on sale.

There were also loose fitted, cocoon shaped dresses in fruity lemon, refreshing aqua blue colour. I also saw a white dress with a printed hemline and pockets (above), plus a similar style dress in the runway orange and navy colours.

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I also saw simple gowns with signature exposed zippers and a range of light-weight coats with 3/4 length sleeves.

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Victoria Beckham’s denim collection will be expanding into sporty apparel. I loved the mix of colours on the colour-block and striped pieces.

This collection is perfect for the gym or as lounge wear.

Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth who enjoy sun 365 days of the year in California will love this collection.

Credit: Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

24.11.11 Press Preview

Victoria By Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 Press Preview

I recently attended the Victoria Beckham press day in London, where I got to see the Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection up close.

This was my first time seeing the collection.

It’s very wearable, easy and light with cute silhouettes and feminine touches like scalloped details, trompe l’oeil collars, drop-waists and bows.

The prints were playful, with clouds, cats and moons.

Charlotte Olympia provided all the colourful platform footwear, with one pair incorporating the cat print.

The collection is not referred to as a diffusion line, more of an extension of the Beckham brand.

The dresses start at around £300 and go up to £900, which is the lowest price a dress from the mainline collection would cost.

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Credit: Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

22.11.11 Press Preview

BPCM Press Preview

Recently I attended the BPCM press preview in London where I got to see many Spring 2012 clothes, shoes, bags and accessories up close.

I was really excited to see Zoe Saldana’s Jason Wu dress up close. The floral dress has a beautiful black beaded collar.

Two Jason Wu Spring 2012 bags were on display. A lime-green snakeskin clutch and a blue shoulder bag, both with silver hardware.Read More…

03.11.11 Press Preview

Giorgio Armani Spring 2012 Press Preview

This week I attended the Giorgio Armani press preview in London which showcased the Spring 2012 collection.

I was very excited to see one of the embellished dresses worn by the finale goddesses. This dress most definitely needs a red carpet moment.

I’m usually scared to touch things on display in fear of breaking something, but I was really curious to get my hands into the moon-crescent bodice to find answers to my questions. Would it be restrictive on the wearer? Does it have an inbuilt bra?

From my manhandling of the dresses, my findings, as I believe, are that its no more restrictive than any other corset and it doesn’t have a built in bra.

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31.10.11 Press Preview

Nicholas Kirkwood Spring 2012

During Paris Fashion Week I viewed the Nicholas Kirkwood Spring 2012 collection.

The garden-inspired collection has many delightful floral prints and accents.

Within this collection I also saw the Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto and Erdem shoes.

The Peter Pilotto cylindrical shoe has a Perspex heel, neon yellow strips and daisy floral appliqués.

Erdem’s kitten heel with an ankle strap has a beautiful floral print which perfectly evokes the spirit of a summer garden.

I predict that celebrities will fall in love with the bow accented slingbacks. The iridescent bow will surely grace many red carpets.

Other styles include a colour block pump, floral sketch high-heel slingback, rose t-strap heel, crisscross open-toe heels, black and white open-toe booties, splatter paint kitten heels and loafers.Read More…