Wednesday, October 24

Where the wild things are

Tribal designs have taken on a whole new form. I've never found myself too passionate about anything the trend had to offer, until now. Spring 2013 has breathed new life into the typical tribal elements, and I am impressed!

A few of my favourite pieces are from Sass & Bide, Carven, Molten Store and All Saints...but I'll be hunting for more soon enough, no doubt.

I'm particularly drawn to each of these lust-have items for their magnificent balance of bold graphic elements, striking colours such as fuchsia, green, orange and metallic accents, and gorgeous angular geometric shapes and lines. Together, these elements are a killer combination.
Sass and Bide 'The Statement'

Molten Store 'My One and Only' Bag

All Saints Aztec Sequin Mini 
(Wish I'd bought this when I was in London last year!)

Sass and Bide 'The Definitive'

Carven, Spring 2012

Take a walk on the wild side.



Sunday, October 14

Romance revival: Chloe SS13

Stumbling upon a fashion piece that truly makes your heart stop is continually wonderful - and not at all difficult, if the designs from Chloe happen to be present.

Always a favourite of mine, Chloe has reached a whole new level with their Spring Summer 13 collection, just in time for the French fashion house's 60th birthday. The collection has really struck a chord with my penchant for pieces that balance feminine shapes, modern tailoring and those beautiful little details that truly make them standout pieces. All in a beautifully balanced colour palette of creamy white, midnight blue-black, apricot, lilac, pumpkin and oatmeal. The designs weave all of these elements to beautifully craft the narrative of the modern Chloe woman. 

Creamy white dresses and tops with billowing peplum-style frills on the hem and sleeve; sheer mid-sections; origami-like folds and bold black and white prints.

Delicate white tailored blouse paired with intricate netting; wavy asymmetrical frills; pleated frill at the waist on a lavender playsuit.

Sheer cleverness; architectural netted fabric, pleated and frilly collars.

Oatmeal tailored separates; decorative white flowers; square and no-fuss silhouettes in the form of pumpkin tailored shorts and pants.

Edwardian frilled sleeves and collars; cropped wide-leg pants; ruffles and sheer pleated brilliance.

Midnight inky blue-black; sport luxe suit with metallic stripes; cream floaty layers; white with gold glitter stripes.

And to top it all off, the strappy high-shine metallic pumps are the perfect accessory for the entire collection. The forecast for Spring Summer 13 with Chloe is romantic, modern and refreshingly beautiful.