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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Fashion Week Heaven and Hell...

Now that NY, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks are over and designers have displayed what they have in store for us SS '13 it is about time the trends get reviewed and edited as to which ones will be the 'hits' and which ones ultimately miss...

I will start by looking at my all time favorites, and in a way polar opposites Dolce & Gabanna and Celine, the later a French brand which is closely linked with minimalistic elegance and the former known for splash of color in luxurious textures and playful accessories.

Dolce & Gabbana once again displayed the Sicilian elegance at the Milan Fashion Week showing a variety of designs mostly based on colorful stripes. The cropped bralet and high waisted skirt combination is with us to stay - so ladies eventhough SS '13 is far away, it is time belly toning starts!

The minis were not the only show stoppers, but also midi length flowy silk dresses with Sicilian folklore patterns... 

The dresses made of printed sacs were also quite interesting. This is definitely something you wouldn't expect to see go down the runway. I am quite a fan of the headbands and the big statement earrings. The shoes are relatively minimalistic to counter balance the busy patterns used elsewhere. 

In my opinion this collection shows the playful attitude of D&G (eventhough this line is no longer continued). There is the class of Dolce & Gabbana, but still enough youthful energy of D&G. 

Moving onto my critique of the Celine catwalk - I am disappointed to say - I was crushed when I saw the designs. Compared to the previous collections this SS '13 is quite disappointing. I still like the feel of tailoring, but it has gone horribly wrong. This collection is risky and very difficult to pull off. In my personal opinion it isn't flattering at all. Moving on from the clothes to the accessories - what has happened here? No one will want to walk around in a pair of fuzzy yellow shoes even if it is spring and summer (and we know everything looks better during summer, but not those shoes). I am being so harsh because I actually LOVE Celine. I am just confused as to what happened this year. SS '12 was a great success! 

A collection of shoes I will be avoiding at all costs. Too couture, cannot be worn. I'd be surprised if these shoes can even be pulled off for editorial shoots....

Monday, 1 October 2012

...Wake me up when September ends...

September was such an eventful month, filled with so many highlights! I can say with full confidence that it beat my entire summer vacation (okay maybe not really). Being back in Holland, seeing my friends, attending the first ever Amsterdam FNO... Followed shortly by my London Vodafone Fashion Weekend adventure with close friends... Besides the fashion related stuff, decorating my new flat was another highlight of this month. I can't wait to share how my place looks soon on the blog :) But for now, here are the belated LFW photos!

What I was wearing:
Coat - Burberry 
Dress - Topshop
Necklace - Koton
Shoes - Yargici 
Bag - Celine 
I simply cannot keep a straight face in photos. 


Watched the trend catwalk show which consisted of 3 trends.

Thomas from Et Ressurexit, make sure to check him out! 

This was one of the more creative looks that I absolutely loved!

Two words. The. Shoes. Enough said. 

Fellow fashionista styles on display.

 Rise up to the sky, feel the sunshine :)

Everything is much more fun when you're with friends :)

Goodbye Somerset House, until SS13 :)