Sunday, 18 March 2012

Chanel Monochromatics A/W 2012

Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the age old beauty of crystals in their unaltered and natural state for this collection. This was used in everything from colour choices and the use of high tech textiles with holographic qualities, to his make up and set. 

There are so many details in this show that the more I looked at images taken there, the more I loved until I had too many for one post. So I've had to split them up. Here are the neutral based looks I particularly love. 

Antonia Wesseloh

Bette Franke

Georgia Himler

Heidi Mount and Hudson Kroenig

Sui He

Obsessed with this neckline.

Sigrid Agren

Isabella Melo

Jacquelyn Jablonski

Nadja Bender

What strikes me is the high contrast in texture; so many of which constantly go wrong in the retail environment. I find it inspiring to see that enlarged net, metallics, feathers, sparkly thread and sequins can be used without being tacky if the correct applications are utilised. The amount of detail and attention in every look is rather daunting considering there were over 60 ensembles. And the touch of a child on the ramp to thaw viewer's icy hearts after such a stark display is rather warming too. 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Goodies Wish List

I work with some really talented people, which makes my job amazing. One of them is Kelly, who is not only a Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire but also runs a online store called Goodies. Now I love the things Kelly wears on a daily basis so of course I wanted to see her new website; but now I want to spend money. Oops. Well here are some beautiful things I like a lot.

Lace Crop Top R150.00 with a rocking horse on it (!)

This orange pleated dress is only R450! So ladylike, bright and on trend. Big loves. 

These bags are R320 and come with the option of being an elegant clutch or an over the body. 

Cardigan with Bows, take me now. R350

The 90's Print scarf for just R120

Blue Scallop Dress R300

Dip Die Shorts. Lets go to a festival now R320

Animal Motif Shorts R250. I think they're chiffon. Yummy

Now that I've spent a hypothetical R2260 on eight items you can see the value! And they only bring in one or two items so now one else will have a rocking horse on their chest or dip die shorts like yours. 

"I'm gonna ear-mark this page in case your feeling spendy!"