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As I looked through River Island’s womenswear collection for Spring/ Summer 2011 I realised that the brand had incorporated the polka dot print into many of their designs. Therefore I decided to post some of my favourite designs, oh and they are totally affordable!

…Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress £34.99 & Playsuit £39.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top £24.99 & Blouse £24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardigan £34.99 & Blazer £26.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimsuit £29.99 & Make-up Bag £14.99

 

Images @ River Island

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As you all can tell I am a bit colour block obsessed, therefore lately I have been looking at the catwalk shows for Spring/Summer 2011 and picked out my favourite colour block designs. Hope you enjoy and get inspiration on style like I do.

Spring/ Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear:

Paris Fashion Week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Cacharel & Right: Celine


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Lanvin & Right: Louis Vuitton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Manish Arora & Right: Nina Ricci

Milan Fashion Week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Albino & Right: Fendi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Etro & Right: Frankie Morello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Gucci & Right: Jil Sander

 

London Fashion Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Julien Macdonald & Right: Matthew Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Nicole Farhi & Right: Peter Pilotto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: PPQ & Right: Roksanda Ilincic

New York Fashion Week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Diane von Furstenberg & Right: DKNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Karen Walker & Right: Lacoste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Marc Jacobs & Right: Tory Burch

images @ WGSN

 

Its true British designer Matthew Williamson has said that he will launch a bridal collection.

The reason to which the British designer has decided to launch a bridal collection is currently unclear. But It was previously recognised to the designer that brides-to-be have selected dresses from Williamson’s evening wear collections in the past not only for themselves but also for bridesmaids. Williamson has also had experience in designing wedding dress for which he has designed for his sister, his best friend and even for world-known pop artist Kelis.

One year ago, Williamson launched a capsule collection of wedding dresses which was available through Net-a-porter.com. This was quite successful.

The present collection consists of 12 pieces and Williamson has stated that on April 9th he shall host a “trunk show” at his flagship store in New York City in order to celebrate the collection.

Good luck Matthew, I am sure we all hope the collection is a success.

Below is a preview of the collection enjoy!!

Images @ Matthew Williamson.com

Over the past years floral prints have dominated the catwalks and stores across the world and this season they continue to be a hit. It just seems we can’t get enough of them!

It seems floral prints are everywhere. If you have any in your wardrobe well get them out again because the trend is still in. I know I will be getting mine out!

Below I have included some of my favourite buys within high street retailers.

Enjoy!!

H & M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dress – £12.99 & Shorts – £9.99)

Images @ H&M

ZARA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dress – £29.99 & Trousers – £22.99)

Images @ Zara

MANGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dress – £59.90 & Blouse £29.90)

Images @ Mango

River Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Jumpsuit – £44.99 & Skirt – £24.99)

Images @ River Island

The Drawing Fashions exhibition showcases to the public a collection of fashion illustrations and how they have evolved throughout the years. There are drawings from 1910 all the way through to the present day.

Drawing fashion began in the early 20th century in which artists responded to a wave of creativity in fashion and art.

The exhibition is divided into sections which are; From Gold to Silver- 1910s -1930, Change and Decay- 1930s-1946, New Rhythms, New Rules- 1947-1959, Liberty and Licence 1960-1989,  The Tradition continues 1990s-2010 and Fashion Drawing in the future.

Some of the most extraordinary works from artists such as Lepape and Antonio are mentioned within the exhibition.

The exhibition is currently showing at the Design Musuem near London Bridge until the 6th of March therefore this means you only have 5 days left to visit!

For me it was a truly great experience so if you are interested in fashion please go and visit, I guarantee you will enjoy the exhibition so hurry before time runs out!

image @ designmuseum.org

On the first day of Paris fashion week and with three days to go until the Dior fashion show, leading fashion house Christian Dior fire its creative director and designer John Galliano.

British designer, John Galliano which had been working for the Dior house for 15 years had been suspended by Dior for being arrested last thursday for racist behaviour and casting anti-semitic slurs upon a couple.

However, yesterday a video of Galliano became public from december in a bar in Paris in which the designer said “I love Hitler, and people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be all gassed and dead”, in which he was referring to two italian women that he was talking to.

After the video was made public Dior fired Galliano immediately.

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman which had recently signed a contract with Dior to promote a perfume was disgusted with Galliano’s attitude therefore made an appeal to Dior to fire him, she said “As an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr Galliano in any way.”

Now with Galliano gone many people are suspicious of who will take over and whether the show due this friday will go on but according to a spokesperson for Dior, it was stated that for now the show has not been cancelled.

Worries over Dior’s international reputation has also been questioned but let’s hope the fashion house doesn’t suffer because of Galliano’s attitude. I don’t think he will be missed by the public.


…And BIGGER than ever!!

Ignore all those boring colours in your wardrobe like the whites and blacks because its time to let in the electric and vibrant colours for this spring.

Let the brights dominate your wardrobe this season, even if you mix simple one colour pieces together you are guaranteed a fashionable look. It’s all about standing out in the crowd!!

Colours which are not necessarily bright can also be within the colour block trend.

The main high street stores that are rocking the colour block trend this spring are Zara, Topshop, Mango, and ASOS. But don’t worry there are many more stores involved but I think the above stores are the ones which have stood out the most.

Below I have included some of my favourite pieces from high street retailers. I have included both colour block pieces and one colour pieces that can correspond to the trend:

ZARA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Blazer – £119 & Skirt – £22.99)

TOPSHOP


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Playsuit – £55 & Dress – £48)

ASOS

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( Clutch Bag – £20 & Heels – £95)

MANGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( Shorts – £34.90 & Leggings – £9.90)