Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Burberry Prorsum F/W 2011

Burberry's F/W collection was definitely worth the wait, it was excellent! The colours we saw in the vibrantly dyed jackets were so refreshing. To finish off the show, it began snowing! Does this mean Burberry is predicting it's going to snow again this winter? If Burberry says it, it must be true! This is a picture Burberry model, George Craig, tweeted of the show's finale:

@georgecraigono: "She snowed!"

Images courtesy of NY Magazine

Monday, February 21, 2011

LFW 2011: Day Four

Alright so I'm a huge fan of Christopher Kane, he ranks very highly in my little list of favorite designers. However I felt, and it hurts me to say this, kinda disappointed by his F/W collection. I did like the loose shape of the dresses, but that's about it. I really did not get the whole under water theme with the squiggly snake patterns or the use of plastic. I did enjoy the way he used crochet in a new and different way, but then it didn't really fit in with the rest of the collection.

Christopher Kane
Post about the Burberry Prorsum coming soon!

LFW 2011: Day Three

For me, the highlights of Sunday was the Mulberry and the Vivienne Westwood Red Label collections, two completely different shows but both equally amazing! I love the deep colours and metallics from Mulberry, and it was incredibly difficult to chose just four looks from Vivienne Westwood!


Vivienne Westwood Red Label

  Images courtesy of New York Magazine

LFW 2011: Day Two

I was quite forward to seeing the House of Holland F/W collection, and it did not disappoint! As expected from Henry Holand, the show was as eccentric and colourful as always.

House of Holland

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paper Crown

Normally I would cringe at the thought of a reality TV star creating a fashion line, however in this case, there is one exception: Lauren Conrad. The look book for her A/W collection Paper Crown has been released and it has really blown me away. The colour palette and use of tailoring is very flirty and feminine. The collection has a refined and sophisticated style-awareness with a slightly vintage chic-inspired feel. I want ALL of it! 
Miss Conrad actually made a new reality show following the creative process of making this collection, however this was apparently a bit too "sophisticated" for MTV, which is a real shame in my opinion. 

Images courtesy of Lauren Conrad


I want to take a moment to talk about my shiny new title image. Last night my brother created the title image for my blog, and even though it was a collaboration, but he did all of the hard work! It took a while to get it perfect....in his word's "Cathy was quite particular about everything", but the end result is pretty amazing! Jon thinks that it might look good in sepia, so I might change it up every once in a while. Anyways, my brother did such a great job on this and he is extremely talented so you should go to check out all of his artwork and musings here The Crimson Arrow

LFW 2011: Day One

Yesterday I mentioned that I watched the Aminaka Wilmont A/W 11 show live   and it was one of the most consistent and cohesive collections I've seen so far. A very subtle tie-dye print of cream and dark purple ran through almost every one of the pieces, which was teamed with black leather and knee high socks. The whole collection was relaxed and very urban chic, it could easily be worn straight off the runway. My favorite piece was a slouchy aviator jacket. What I failed to notice yesterday was that all of the models were wearing very menacing yellow contact lenses, which I think is just so cool!

Aminaka Wilmont

Paul Costelloe
Another show I really enjoyed from yesterday was the Paul Costelloe A/W 11 Collection, purely for the fact that it was so darn colourful! I never usually wear red, but I'm a sucker for tights so I fell in love with the red tights that were worn with a lot of the looks.