Tag Archive | art deco

Best Dressed: Cannes Film Festival

Intriguingly there are three actresses in our top 5 best frocks of Cannes and it turns out that we are a teensy bit obsessed with Diane Kruger, who owned the Hollywood floaty look as well as the short and sexy, thanks to one of my favourite dresses of AW12 by Versus *swoon*.

I love Diane’s Versus dress teamed with fierce mesh shoes

Flirty and floaty in Giambattista Valli

I’m not always a fan of Tilda Swinton’s red carpet looks (despite admiring her strong personal sense of style) but I really like this structured dress by Haider Ackerman

Eva Longoria rocks some Art Deco-style elegance in this simple Alberta Ferretti frock

Ritzy, glitzy and full-on frothy in red carpet favourite Marchesa

Pics: The Telegraph + Elle.


Retro photo shoot smack-down: Naomi Campbell vs Katy Perry

Oh the retro photo shoot with its romantic photography, film siren eyeliner and glam clothes, we’ve seen so many of late and yet we’re not bored…yet!

Can you believe Naomi Campbell is 41? I mean seriously! She steals Tina Turner’s style for a quirky shoot for W Magazine but thankfully not her unique walk (that’s not how you close Roberto Cavalli’s MFW show y’all.)

And so to Katy Perry  for Interview magazine (get scrolling!) who has gone all old-school Hollywood with tassels and burlesque details, but in an almost Art Deco kind-of-way and she really reminds me of a young Elizabeth Taylor. Anyone else?

Putting the SUPER in super model

Love this dress

The original Tina Turner

My favourite image

Naomi rocking a seriously sexy dress by Marc Jacobs

Katy Perry looking like E Taylor? Maybe it's just the bling?!

Amazing fringed dress and atmospheric photo

All pics: The DM.

LFW Day5: Mary Katrantzou vs Holly Fulton + power prints

I am a Mary Katrantzou nut and in fact a bit of a digital print fanatic so bring on the detail!

Last season was all about flowers for Mary K but for winter she has composed her trademark incredible prints with everyday objects (watches, bows, hangers, mazes, typewriters, phones…) grouped in strong colours with the usual clever use of symmetry. We particularly like the witty pencil skirt with pencils on it – genius – and better still the work was executed by Chanel’s couture embroiderers Lesage…quite a coup for the young designer, non?

What can we say? The prints are inspired and the cutting exquisitely creative. Just enjoy x

I'm head-over-heels for these blue themed prints

Drama on the catwalk

Details backstage

A riot of colour

Super pretty!

And so to another with a penchant for print. Holly Fulton is best known for her Art Deco inspired pieces but she has opted for hot pink and bright turquoise in the winter (of course) with inspiration from Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Miami Art Deco buildings apparently. Then of course there were black lines everywhere – Fulton’s trademark – and plenty of sleek lines.

But unlike previous collections there was extra embellishment and even a little William Morris-like detailing, giving what fashion editors think is a new kind of sophistication and I agree- especially the less lurid, more monochrome pieces, which I love.


I LOVE this dress

A more sophisticated look

Proof the printed trouser trend is here to stay

Pretty in (hot) pink

Some of the creations on a rack behind the scenes

Pics from Elle, Topshop’s blog, LFW and my camera!

Girls on Film: Eva Green + Cracks

Every Friday we’re planning on bringing you ‘Girls on Film’ where we celebrate a characters’ style in a must-see movie.

I recently watched Cracks- starring Eva Green and Juno Temple and I found the atmosphere and style of the film brooding but the plot a tad lacking. The over-all premise of the film is exploring the complex (and slightly disturbing) relationships at an idyllic-looking girls’ boarding school. Cue the charismatic and enigmatic teacher played by Green. It reminds me slightly of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie…but not as compelling.

Having said that it’s worth a watch and plot aside, the costumes and scenery are spectacular. This post is all about the style and Miss G works some wonderfully 1930s bohemian looks. Enjoy! x

Love this cape/shawl

1930s eccentric

And Deco vamp

Why I need a new headscarf

And I want the haircut!

Golden Globes: the monochrome mix

You’ve seen our Golden Globes red carpet rainbow, now we bring you the monochrome mix with a few metallic numbers thrown in.

Charlize Theron wears Dior - j'adore!

Elisabeth Moss rocks the Deco trend

Rooney Mara wears Nina Ricci

Elle Macpherson wows in Zac Posen

Angelina Jolie makes a statement in Versace

Love Nicole Richie's Julien Macdonald gown

Style Crush : Great Gatsby style

The Great Gatsby is among my favourite books (although doesn’t quite make my desert island selection) but I am SO excited about the forthcoming film.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Leonardo diCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan have scored the starring roles in The Great Gatsby and Baz Luhrmann is directing.

Better news still is that Tiffany & Co is creating bespoke jewels for the film based on its archives, while Ashley Olsen is lending some of her vintage treasures, according to The Telegraph.

We’ll have to wait a while to see the whole film as it will be out just before next Christmas, but while the plot will have to be brilliant, we’ll be glued to the fashion detailing too, which promises to be spectacular.

But if that’s too long to hold on for some 1920s glamour, Art Deco style, drop-waisted dresses are already in the shops and they’ll be plenty more this Spring. Gucci + John Pierre Braganza debuted some incredible SS12 collections, while Amanda Seyfried was snapped in an Alberta Ferretti drop-waist beaded dress.

Here are a couple of our 5 favourite high street 1920s favourites…

Oh we want those Tiffany diamonds!

More style inspiration -pics by Xclusive via The Telegraph

AMazing beaded 1920s dress by Biba £225

Bargain alert! ASOS Premium 1920s embellished cropped waist t-shirt dress £60 (was £180)

Knitted gold beaded dress from Topshop £120

Biba Deco beaded tunic dress £119 from £199

Love this pretty nude embellished vest dress £70 from Miss Selfridge

Amanda Seyfried rocks the Art Deco dress

Art Deco is set to be a key trend in SS12 (thank you Gucci + John Pierre Braganza!) It’s already been seen trickling onto the high street but thanks to Amanda Seyfried we now have a modern 1920s pin-up.

Amanda wore an Alberta Ferretti drop-waist beaded dress, which she accessorized for a glammed up massive birthday cake! We LOVE it.

One amazing dress

Let them eat cake!

Pics: The DM.

2 Trend dress: Art Deco meets the 60s *Bargain Alert!*

Sometimes there comes along a fashion item that ticks this season’s trends and will be just as fashionable in the next season too…but in a different way. So behold the 60s shift dress with an Art Deco twist.

Sixties-inspired shift dresses are hugely popular this autumn and winter as are peter pan collars, but Spring will see pops of citrus
and Art Deco Prints take centre stage. Gucci displayed a fantastically elegant and glittery Art Deco-inspired collection at Milan Fashion Week and we while we’re sure you’ll be Art Deco crazy come Spring, it’s a great look for Christmas parties and the
winter too.

Here’s out top 3 dresses that tick the sixties and Art Deco trend boxes…and cost under £50!

Mellow in yellow - Yumi Sleeved Shift Dress £45

Very 60s with an Art Deco print. This City print dress is just £40

We LOVE this! Full Circle Art Deco Shift Dress £34 from £115 at ASOS - Bargain!

MFW: Gucci -the glam flapper collection

We’re keeping your Milan Fashion Week round-ups short and sweet – much like Gucci’s silhouettes.

Inspiration: Glam 1920s art deco, The Great Gatsby-style lawn parties, Blade Runner.

The look: Long + Lean silhouettes like New York skyscrapers, drop waist tunics, cropped jackets, high-waisted peg trousers, backless dresses, all beaded and monochromatic (in a party way).

Best bit: 10 finale beaded, fringed flapper dresses in black, white, silver and gold. (We predict this will be the new D&G star sequin dress in terms of being on every magazine front cover and ripped off on the high street!)

Notes: It’s Gucci’s 90th anniversary and its creative director Frida Giannini, reportedly said: “I wanted to explore an optical side
of femininity by creating a sculptural glamour. Fusing elements of our DNA, from design history – making them current with a strong sense of personality.”

The finale - coming to a red carpet near you soon...

Our favourite dress - simple but elegant

Pics: The Independent.

LFW: Amber Le Bon for Felder Felder + John-Pierre Braganza

This autumn we’re dabbling with leather having been inspired by Louis Vuitton’s risqué fetish-inspired collection. The good news for those investing in studs and leather trimmings, is that Felder Felder is up for dominating Spring with a continuation of the fetish trend.

The show, which notably saw Amber Le Bon in studded shoes and flowing black chiffon also included body con numbers with harnesses and collars and studded stilettos, which managed to look feminine in a non scary/trashy dominatrix way.

Amber Le Bon rocks Felder Felder's fetish-inspired collection

Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Braganza’s collection was a masterpiece in monochrome. The designer mixed flowing maxi skirts with beautifully tailored jackets with geometric prints lending an elegantly art deco touch. (Catwalk video above)

Colour pops of rich red and spray diffused coral plus killer heels completed the collection. I want it all!

Our fav monochrome look so far?

Please let the high street create a look-a-like version of this amazing dress!

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