Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Yves Saint Laurent - Pre Spring/Summer 2012 - Poppies and Playsuits

This winter go for the red coat and you'll be bang on trend where ever you go!  A pop of colour never hurt anyone! ;)

Heya Guys,

I just wanted to share with you Yves Saint Laurent's (YSL) Pre Spring/Summer 2012 collection which has just been shown at New York Fashion Week. YSL has a sucessful makeup range and fragrances but it never seems to get the fashion praise it deserves. Enjoy!

This shows how simple colours can really create elegence. Pure white by itself just screams fresh, light and carefree. The poppy detailing at the bottom of the trousers is delicate and cute, taking the floral trends from summer 2011 and simplyfying it to one simple motif. (Just be careful if you're wearing this and eating spagetti bolognaise in the streets of Milano ladies! yes, it's happened, and no Ariel did not make it 'whiter than white' again! haha!)  

Now this my friends is one sexy ass play suit. Damn! I gotta get me one of these! Now, I know a lot of people think that if you're not straight-up-straight-down-like-a-bean-pole then you wouldn't be able to pull a look like this off, but I can assure you that accesorisation is the key! If you want to cover your legs, opt for a longer one, perhaps in a slimming black. But make sure you get a waist belt which is bright or jeweled and pretty so it gives you a great waist. Then, pile on the bangles and bling. Where ever you want to draw attention to! and BAM! One sexy Mamma!
The bright blue poppy! This just shows you don't have to bear-all or even wear heels to catch the eye. The print is just gorgeous
A quiff is a great quick hair do in the morning. just take the top section of hair from the front of your head twist at the back and clip with pins and set with hair spary. If your hair is a little thin you can always back comb it first to give it a little oompf

A truly stunning piece! The anchor motif draws your eye down toward the bright knot detailing and the simple hair/makeup and accessories ensures you don't get distracted from the striking dress. Fantastic combination of summer brights and nautical trends.

What were your favouritr parts of the Spring/Summer collection?

Hugs and Cupcakes

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Best of Zara

Kate Middleton in a blue Zara dress (still available now if you like it, it's the Halterneck dress £35.99)

Heya guys,

Zara has been thrust firmly into the spotlight as a favourite high street brand of Kate Middleton. Although they don't have as many stores as Dorothy Perkins, it still has a good range with some very fashionable pieces alongside some classics. It must also be mentioned that they have a fantastic environmental and animal welfare record so you can feel good as well as look fabulous.

Here I round up my favourite pieces of this seasons collection.

Flared raincoat £79.99. Will never go out of fashion and is similar to many of the famous Burberry trench.
Take on the Block colouring trend with this 'Halter Neckline Dress,' £39.99. It would look fantastic with white accessories.

A smart classic blazer: £49.99, will dress up any outfit.

Openwork Snakeskin Slingbacks £59.99 will go perfectly with this summers trend for white and Monochrome as seen in Chanel's Cruise Collection

Butterfly Scarf £19.99. Some lovely scarves by Zara, and the Butterfly motif has become really popular at the moment.

All pictures were from Zara. These prices are subject to change so don't blame me if they do :)

What have you been loving in the Zara range at the moment? Do you shop there often?

Hugs and cupcakes,

Friday, 10 June 2011

Things to make you Happy on a Rainy Day

Heya guys,

I woke up this morning
and the weather was pouring
It was gloomy, wet and gray,
but don't worry about the day
we shall have a great time
hope you like my rhyme,
with pictures, colours and sweet
cupcakes and dancing to the beat.

Hope this makes you smile,

This website shows you baby animals in the snow

All images from Pinterest

Hugs and cupcakes,

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Fashion A-Z: A is for Armani

Heya Divas,

My friend and I were chatting today about how in a perfect world I am going to find Armani's grandson, make him fall hopelessly in love with me and that will be my happy ending. But in the meantime here's the essential info you-need-to-know about Armani guide

The godfather of Italian fashion design Giorgio Armani once said:

"Women want to be sexy, so ... I will make them sexy.”
A bold statement perhaps, but for someone who has been working in the fashion industry since the 1960's and launched his own brand in 1974, it's no wonder he has such conviction.

"Androgynous today means that men and women have the same attitude towards what they want to wear, ... It's not unisex dressing, but more the idea that you can see a jacket on a woman in this show, which you can just as easily see on a man.”
Armani restructured the jacket for a softer tailored look by eliminating shoulder pads and linings which can be suitable (pun intended!) for both men and women. He took a timeless look at made it his own. His style is elegant and understated. It plays with layers of texture and colour they have a timeless quality which is emphasised by nostalgic advertising. His style has been described as a post modern which is suited to life in the city.

Key Design Features:

Fall 09 - showing a little detail can make a suit as feminine as a dress.
  • Peter pan collars on simple blouses,
  • Navy blazers with matching skirts or tailored trousers.
  •  Gabardine denim

Linen suit from Summer '09
  •  Navy blazers,
  • Crumpled linen jackets,
  •  Leather blousons (1980)
  • Oversized coats.

Both men's and women's designs include subtle patterns, textures, monochrome colours, optic whites, and easy lines with a twist such as low slung buttons on double breasted suits. He also designed a range of sportswear including Reebok, fragrances and a range of childrens clothing called 'Armani Junior.'
Hugs and Cupcakes,