May 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
There were once It bags, now there are It dresses. And this season it is Stella McCartney cut out dresses that have completely won over the fashion world and celebrities alike. Indeed the dress was chosen for Sienna Miller April cover of Vogue, and if the fashion bible gives their approval who are we to argue otherwise.
But what makes it so special you might ask? First of all I believe the right amount and position of cut outs, especially if they are artistically shaped like these ones, add massive sex appeal to the outfit without making it, well, slutty. And who does not want to be the right amount of sexy? Secondly the print clash is a hot trend this season and Stella has done here so well! And thirdly there are so many shape and colour possibilities (it’s more of an It dress range than an It dress per se) anyone can find just the right one to suit their shape.
And celebrities were quick to demonstrate all the possibilities – Rumer Willis wore it in maxi length, Gwyneth Paltrow chose an asymmetrical mini version, Brooklyn Decker graced London’s Battleship photo-call in a mini style (completely outshining her co-star Rihanna I must admit), Leann Rhymes and Nicole Kidman went for the burgundy print versions in different lengths while Miranda Kerr shined in all black edition. And I am sure those are not the only celebrities that will be seen wearing Spring/Summer 12 McCartney creations – sexy, figure hugging and oh-so-stylish – appearing in one of those guarantees the place on the best dressed list (maybe without the black batwing cardigan sported by Rumer).
The problem is, for most of us the dresses are completely unobtainable as they cost a few months rent (could not avoid the comparison, my idol Carrie Bradshaw always calculates rent payment equivalent for shoe prices). The ‘cheapest’ one I found is £2,195 with prices climbing by over 150% for the most expensive. (In case you are planning to purchase one I suggest possibly staying away from net-a-porter and choosing other online or brick and mortar retailers as the prices for the dresses are significantly higher there). Below are my online finds – as expected in all shapes and shades!
- £2,745 at mytheresa.com
- £3,645 at net-a-porter.com
- £3,225 at net-a-porter.com
- £2,195 at matchesfashion.com
- £2,865 at harveynichols.com
December 21, 2011 § 1 Comment
Christmas jumper used to be an embarrassing present from your grandma – that will make it into your wardrobe out of your love for grandma rather than for purpose of someday wearing it. But this year they are certainly on fashion radar and is a MUST this Christmas season. If you are still without a Christmas Jumper – don’t threat! I picked my favourite Christmas jumpers to suit all budgets – so you can do a last minute shop before a big day! Plus they are perfect as presents – and with big designer names they will no longer be at the back of the receiver’s wardrobe.
1. Moschino Penguin Intarsia Wool Sweater £810, at Net-a-porter.com
2. Knitted Raindeer Jumper £50, at Topshop
3. Paul & Joe Sister Navy Aspen Bobble Sweater £137, was £196 at Mywardrobe.com
4. Jumper With Neon Hedgehog Design £35, at ASOS
5. Only Crop Pattern Jumper £31.99, at New Look
6. Free People Knitted Jumper, was £110 now £65, at ASOS
7. Grey Fairsle Jumper Dress £45, at River Island
8. Stella McCartney Polar Bear Intarsia Wool and Alpaca-Blend Sweater £670, at Net-a-porter.com
9. Markus Lupfer Wreath Sequined Merino Wool Sweater £295, at Net-a-porter.com
August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and YSL are just a few brands that featured oversized knits in their Autumn/Winter 11 collections. But if we want to go for a cheaper option, this jumper by French Connection is THE go to item! Currently at reduced price of £39 and all the sizes available online, it is absolutely irresistible and a must addition to the wardrobe.
It has a perfect length – could be worn with jeans as a jumper and as a knitted dress with thick tights for a more wintery feel. It is those kind of clothes that make me excited about fast approaching autumn!
August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here is my favourite (so far) male-like item of clothing that I can imagine myself wearing as soon as the temperature drops to usual autumn level (to tell you the truth I can not imagine ever taking it off). It is a beautiful Stella McCartney navy wool coat. I believe it is an investment – it is hard to justify spending £1055 on http://www.net-a-porter.com otherwise.
This coat is a ticket into the new season, time to get the Autumn gear out!
August 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Stella McCartney repackaged her original perfume into three limited edition flower bottles using the prints from her Spring/Summer 11 collection. The design itself makes me want to buy all three (£35 from Boots), have them on the dresser and use instead of real flower arrangements. The actual perfume is the cherry on top. If you don’t have one already, buy it – rose and amber create a very enchanting fragrance. If you do – get the limited edition one before it runs out. And for all environment lovers there is another plus: it’s organic. Ah, it ticks all my boxes..
The only problem is deciding which one!