I recently developed two rolls of film from days spent exploring moors, parks, cemetery's and coves. Most of the photos are from recent weeks - Stoke Newington, Kirkby Lonsdale, Malham Cove -, although the photographs from Lyme Park were taken over a year ago and were a nice surprise to find on the developed film.
30 Sep 2012
A vivid array of print, colour and embellishment was paraded down the catwalk at Dolce & Gabbana. The collection began with elegantly cut silk dresses; depicting images of ceramic vases, puppetry and street theatrics in the designers’ native Sicily. Worn with vibrantly printed silk head scarves and ornate ribbon and pom-pom earrings, this was a summer daytime dressing master-class.
Mixed amongst the colourful prints were fit-and-flare dresses and high-waisted shorts in bold deckchair stripes; adding to the summer holiday aesthetic. Silhouettes were typical for the Italian designers – feminine and sensual with 1950s influences.
The extravagant eveningwear finale began with black Sicilian lace sheer dresses and elaborately embroidered raffia designs. The show concluded with straw and woven raffia moulded into complex corsetry, mirroring classic Sicilian wicker baskets.
Marni is always a fashion week favourite. Forward-thinking silhouettes, simple yet awesome prints and an innate sense of style. SS13 offered clean minimal oversized shapes, geometric prints and a breathe of fresh air.
27 Sep 2012
This past week has felt like Autumn. Rusty leaves are falling from the trees, the rain seems never-ending, cosy jumpers and thick tights have become necessities.
Early, sleepy nights have meant little time for my blog this week. I have a lot of catching up to do. What were your favourite shows from Milan Fashion Week? I have reviewed Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana for the Flannels blog, which will be live tomorrow. The vivid prints, silk headscarves and deckchair-striped dresses at Dolce were my favourites of the week.
21 Sep 2012
20 Sep 2012
15 Sep 2012
The final show to catch my eye was one of the very last at NYFW: Cynthia Rowley. The presentation was staged in a derelict hotel, with confetti sprinkled everywhere as if it was a party. The collection was all pretty party dresses, huge gold bangles that doubled as hip flasks (!!!) and BIG hair.
Photos from Style.com
Collages by me
13 Sep 2012
2. My second favourite - Jill Sander Navy. This collection is basically my fantasy work wardrobe. Crisp collars, full skirts, florals, matching the print of your dress to the print of your tote bag. The red, navy, white and grey colour scheme is perfect for Spring!