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05.10.17

Introducing the L.K. Bennett x Preen Collection

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and L.K. Bennett launch their first ever ready-to-wear collaboration today online and in selected L.K. Bennett stores.

Design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi drew inspiration from the floral watercolours of Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh to create this timeless collection of luxury silk dresses, floral print skirts and soft knitwear. Rendered in a rich palette of pinks, purples, reds and blues, you’re sure to fall for this elegant capsule collection.

Olivia Palermo was of course the first to be spotted wearing a piece from the collection during London Fashion Week, wearing the gorgeous Valli dress which mixes white stripes, florals and bright colours.

The Preen designers have described the dress as a “great example of us drawing on an archive Preen design and adapting it with a new graphic floral print for the L.K. Bennett customer.”

Prices for the range, which comprises 16 pieces, start at £195 and go up to £550.

I wonder if we’ll see the Duchess in this collection?

Highlights include the Sonic Dark pink sequinned dress that will definitely attract compliments come party season.

Shop the L.K.BENNETT X PREEN collection now.

02.10.17

Front Row @ Valentino Spring 2018

The Valentino Spring 2018 front row had no shortage of chic beauties eager to take in designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s take on elegant whimsy during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday (October 1).

Natalia Vodianova: Her previous less-is-more M.O. at the Givenchy show was replaced by a more-is-more look in this Valentino Resort 2018 keyhole frock, resplendent with folk patterning. Glittery Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Luce’ ankle boots and a statement earring ensured this was no ordinary maxi dress.

Marion Cotillard: Offering up her blonde ’do in a punk faux-hawk of sorts, the actress donned a Valentino Resort 2018 ensemble that merged menswear-inspired pinstripes, sporty track pants, and feminine, sheer lace. What united the motley collection of trends was the sophisticated colour palette, to which the kelly-green, embellished sandals simply did not make sense.

Izabel Goulart: I loved the romantic simplicity and feminine seduction of this Valentino Resort 2018 plisse dress, which flowed so beautifully and effortlessly around Izabel’s silhouette as she walked. Here, the green accents made perfect sense in the subtle piping at the neckline, the bow at the waist, and her matching clutch.
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26.09.17

Front Row @ Christian Dior Spring 2018

As could be expected, the Christian Dior Spring 2018 fashion show brought together a number of beautiful femmes to celebrate the new collection during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (September 26).

Natalia Vodianova: While we’ve seen the signature ‘ChristianDior’ straps on dresses before, I loved the beaded variation employed on this Dior orange feather dress that delivered the best of both worlds between whimsy and elegance. Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Janice’ black suede corset booties and a black velvet ‘Le Coeur de Dior’ bag rounded out the look with an edgy-Victorian, fall spirit.

Emily Ratajkowski: Opting to not wear Dior, Emily donned a Brock Collection Resort 2018 dress that walked the line between romantic softness and seduction with its corsetry bodice and thigh-high slit. The look was styled with Altuzarra D’Orsay canvas pumps.

Alexa Chung: The writing was on the walls—or the sweater and skirt—with this Christian Dior ‘Lascaux’ print ensemble that was inspired by the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France. She also wore Dior black booties and a black glazed calfskin ‘C’est Dior’ flap bag to complete the artsy, casually sophisticated statement.

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Olivia Palermo rocks a French girl style Self-Portrait summer jumpsuit

Olivia Palermo was looking relaxed, super comfortable and oh-so-chic in her Self-Portrait Spring 2017 casual jumpsuit, which was the perfect item for her to switch gears.

I’ll admit, I didn’t like this at first, but I like that the foundation is simple and neutral with the addition of unexpected elements such as the buttons, trims, cut-out and lace which makes it all the more interesting and appealing.

I also love how the high-waisted fit and flared cuffs give the bottoms a 70’s-inspired touch.

Yes, there are some fit issues top end, but I’m loving this nonetheless.

Simple sneakers, Dior shades and a ‘Severine’ bag from her recently launched collaboration with meli melo, completed her look.

07.08.17

Women’s Health and Feed 2017 Party Under the Stars Party

A group of femmes descended on the Women’s Health and FEED’s sixth annual Party Under the Stars in Bridgehampton, New York on Saturday (August 5).

Olivia Palermo: Chic and breezy, Olivia donned a Diane von Furstenberg polka-dot maxi skirt that had a distinct ladylike modernity when paired with a lace ruffle blouse and metallic-accented sandals.

Freida Pinto: You may know Self-Portrait for its feminine, lace frocks. But, with this Resort 2018 ensemble, the brand explored ruffles and pleats in an eye-catching, black-and-white palette that Freida showed off beautifully with Kate Spade New York ‘Orchid’ sandals.

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05.07.17

Front Row @ Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture

The Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture show was held on Wednesday (July 5) during Paris Fashion Week. Here, a glance at a few of the looks on the front row.

Nieves Alvarez: You may anticipate glittering embellishment and wispy chiffon with an Elie Saab look, but Nieves turned that notion on its head in this Elie Saab Spring 2017 jumpsuit styled with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and a Bvlgari bag and jewels. Naturally, Nieves rocked this star power jumpsuit, and I love how sleekly fitted it was—not to mention its retro yet relevant influence in that flared leg.

Olivia Palermo: While Olivia did introduce some embellishment to her look, she moderated the effect of her bedazzled and feathered coat by contradictorily pairing it with ripped, cropped denim. The fringed, decorative mules tied the look together by echoing the statement jacket.

Clotilde Courau: With a more traditionally pretty Elie Saab look, Clotilde wore one of the designer’s gowns with this sheer number that was whimsically enlivened with luminescent, embroidered hearts throughout.

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