18.09.11

House Of Holland Spring 2012

The House of Holland Spring 2012 presentation was a lot of fun.

Henry Holland has quite a following, and I’m not referring to the celebrities as I spotted at least 8 women of all ages wearing the designers’ signature patchwork print Fall 2011 pieces in the audience.

This Spring collection was dominated by prints; plaid, cow and python on a pastel colour palette of mint, lilac, apricot and French navy.

We saw shirts with different colour cuffs and collars, python bra’s, mesh vests, pleated plaid skirts, jumpsuits, drop-waist dresses with pleated skirts, asymmetrical dresses, metallic mesh dresses and python pants with zipper accents which had Jamie Winston saying, “f***ing hell, they’re awesome.”

Some of these pieces were paired with metallic chunky knits, because we’re not always guaranteed a summer here in blighty.

Key accessories included python belts with a gold padlock; Nicholas Kirkwood for House of Holland python print heels, Kim West latex bras and pants.  Katie Hillier created the bags and the jewlery and House of Holland for Pretty Polly provided the fish-net tights and socks.

Front Row: Eliza Doolittle, Nicola Roberts (didn’t get the orange memo), Jamie Winston and Pixie Geldof.

Favourites: Plaid jacket and pleated skirt and ombre cow print drop-waist dress with pleated skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jamie Winston, Eliza Doolittle, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe, Lily Allen, Pixie Lott, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Fergie, Rihanna, Agyness Deyn, Katy Perry, Leigh Lezark and Fearne Cotton

Nicola Roberts In House of Holland – Cheryl Cole’s 28th Birthday Party @ The Sanderson Hotel

Cheryl Cole’s band mate, Nicola Roberts joined the birthday girl at her 28th birthday party which was held at The Sanderson Hotel in London last week.

The singer wore a colourful House of Holland Fall 2011 long sleeve dress.

What disappointingly doesn’t show up in either picture is the dazzling multi-colour Swarovski crystals embroidered into the dress.

I was lucky enough to see this dress up close during a press day so I know that the picture isn’t doing this dress justice.

A black clutch and purple suede peep-toes completed her look.

I love this look on Nicola. She is the only one from this group with natural style.

I’m really glad she didn’t belt the look.

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Pixie Geldof In House of Holland – 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Never Boring, Never Predictable Award
After not being Pixie Geldof’s biggest fan for such a long time, I have to admit I have developed a soft spot for her because I find her very entertaining on the red carpet.

She’s a loose cannon and she doesn’t follow the rules. She wears what she wants and wears it well in her own unqiue fashion.

That was very much the case at the 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London tonight.

The TV presenter wore a House of Holland Fall 2011 button down shirt dress with a bird print and lace trims.

Her look was paired with plum Charlotte Olympia heels and a gold clutch.

Love the dress despite it looking a tad mumsy on Pixie, but still struggle to get on board with that hair.

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Eliza Doolittle In House Of Holland – The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition Preview Party

Eliza Doolittle attended The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition Preview Party in London yesterday.

The singer who’s known for not wearing much on any occasion, wore a metallic plum House of Holland Spring 2011 pleated skirt with a denim bra top.

I loved her accessories which included green glitter Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toes and a denim wash Mulberry bag.

She may seem under-dressed for the occasion, but she stayed true to her style.

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Jamie Winstone In House of Holland & Lacoste – Esquire June 2011 Launch Party

Jamie Winstone showcased a new hair colour or should I say colours, on the red carpet at the Esquire June 2011 Launch Party in London last night.

The fun-loving actress, who’s usually blonde, opted for a pink fringed do with blue streaks for a fresh summery/punk look.

She rolled up the sleeves on her white House of Holland Spring 2011 cropped top which has a purple tropical tree leaf print.

The top was paired with white pants from the Lacoste Spring 2011 collection.

I loved the sporty vibe I get from this look, but I wish she’d pulled down the pants an inch or two.

The pants could be either high-waisted or quite long on her as she’s rolled them up.

An oversized Pauric Sweeney clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood platform sandals completed her look.

I find it interesting that she contrasted the light look summery look with metallic accessories.

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