Trend: Lace

Lace is a trend we still can’t get over. It had a strong presence last summer and this year it’s back after Valentino, Elie Saab and Miu Miu all brought innovation into the mix with over sized reworks, eyelet patterns, and the cool awkward cute look.

Valentino Spring/Summer collection 2012

If you’re like me, love lace and bought into this trend last year, but don’t like to wear head to toe pretty, here are a few tips on how to refresh your lacey numbers. Layer your lace with a bright color pop of Neon! A bright neon vest or swimsuit under a lacey dress to give it a little more energy and then finish it off with one statement bracelet

Items: Ethnic Lace Dress, Ruffle Monokini One Piece Swimsuit, Swedish Hasbeens, Brea Glided Bangle

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Mix your pretty pieces with some edge; vintage tee’s over lace skirts and shorts for that tomboy look

Items: Daisy Embroidered Mesh Short, Vintage Loves Vintage Tees, Luke Ankle Boot

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How would you update your lace?

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights

Paris fashion week to me has a certain unique edge to it that gives the glamorous silhouettes a bit of funk. From tinsel skirts at Balenciaga worn with a structured top half to Chambray denim worn with foiled gold at Balmain, The designers featured at Paris always know how to mix the young with the old.

Valentino brought 1920’s lace back into the picture and wasn’t scared to hit the ground with it, while Chloe brought interested and unique proportions down the runway;  I love the exaggerated details in the garments – why not call out a great waistband or a cool sleeve.

Here’re my highlights from Paris, what did you guys think?

Balenciaga, Balmain, Valentino and Chloe – Street style by Tommy Ton via style.com  

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Milan Fashion Week

Milan’s fashion week has come to a close and I’ve been scrolling through the shows for inspiration. It was bright and glitzy, everything that you would expect from a city that enjoys the finest things in life.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Marni, there’s something so incredibly quirky going on with it aesthetics; whether it’s the unique colour palette or the juxtaposition of ad-hoc accessories against geometric prints. In this collection I was seeing a little touch of 60’s housewife which worked in a weird kind of way – that’s what to expect from Consuelo Castiglioni.

Roberto Cavalli’s show brought glitz to my eyes the artisanship won me. The collection seemed like it belonged at the couture shows at times. I loved the contrast of gold with leopard and florals against the black. It was a dream to look at.

Milan shone bright, next stop Paris!

Photo’s taken from Vogue and Style

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