Tag Archive | Burberry

Elizabeth Olsen rocks the military trend

Oh we wish we could get hold of a copy of US Glamour magazine. Not only has it got a v glammed up Victoria Beckham on the cover it (perhaps more excitingly) contains this lush Elizabeth Olsen shoot. She looks AMAZING!

Love the Burberry owl tee!

We do love a sparkly jacket!

Pics: Daily Mail

Vogue: going for gold

As the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Games approaches we’re filled with excitement, tinged with a little sadness as this Summer of sport has been incredible. (We’re still stoked about the Paralympics btw!)

As well as Victoria (Spice Girl again) Beckham’s probably performance one of the rumoured features of the closing extravaganza is a supermodel walk-off and we can’t wait. Naomi Campbell hosted a dinner party that has whetted our appetites further – just look at the outfits – while Vogue has produced this glittering golden display of British fashion talent. Go Team GB!

Karen Elson wears Burberry, Kate Moss wears McQueen and Naomi Campbell wears McQueen too

Georgia May Jagger wears Victoria Beckham, David Gandy wears Paul Smith and Jourdan Dunn wears Jonathan Saunders with a Stephen Jones headress

Naomi in Roberto Cavalli

Kate and her holiday tan

Lily Donaldson vamps it up

Pics: Vogue + The Telegraph

Handbags to picnic with

Picnic hampers as handbags has to be one of SS12’s tastiest micro-trends. While Dolce & Gabbana’s golden baskets were catwalk favourites and cost a lot (a lifetime’s worth of gourmet sarnies) the trend translates really well for the high street with cute wicker offerings everywhere. We’ll be plumping for a big boxy number for maximum snackability…or a tiny novelty wicker bag in the shape of something quirky for fun summer nights.

Burberry SS12

Cute ASOS Straw Satchel With Sunflowers £35

OMG I love this! Kate Spade linden wicker basket £495


Picnic Dolce & Gabbana style

My favourite from the collection: metalllic woven coated raffia shoulder bag £1,285 from Net-a-Porter

Handy straw basket bag from Topshop with a shot of neon for maximum beachiness £30

The designer version: Rebecca Minkoff’s fairy tale clutch $195

Cheap and chic fun at Primark

Top 10: Met Ball dresses

We know everyone else has had their say but here are our top 10 dresses – woot!

Anja Rubik wearing Anthony Vaccarello

My fav: Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Emma Stone wearing Lanvin (love!)

Florence Welch and Cate Blanchett in McQueen

Camilla Belle ups the romance in Ralph Lauren

Rihanna sizzles in Tom Ford

January Jones lights up the red carpet in Atelier Versace

Rooney Mara looks elegant in Givenchy Haute Couture

I’m not sure about Cameron Diaz’s outfit but I LOVE MIA in Stella (with Stella!)

LFW day 4: Burberry vs McQ *super-huge-post!*

Excuse my tardiness with these posts; the past week has been crazy! Two heavy-weights of London’s fashion scene showed on day 4 of LFW and we certainly weren’t disappointed. But which was your favourite?

How can I tell you how much I loved the Burberry show? It was all my favourite things about winter clothing rolled into one – the exception being the pesky peplum – but I’ll let that slide!

I have fallen head-over-heels in love with the cute velvet and silk elasticised bow belts (added to winter want-list) and our CTO will be thrilled that there were owl prints…she LOVES all things owl. But personal taste aside it was lovely – and very British – that a sense of humour was mixed in with Burberry’s impeccably understated but luxurious fabrics.

We loved the sumptuous quilted purple velvet coat Cara Delevingne wore to close the show and the padded jackets- all pulled in at the waist with the cutest belts. These bulky show-stoppers were teamed with neat pencil skirts in woollen and nubbly fabrics with tucked in tees and jumpers with the occasional ruffled shirt thrown into the mix too.

There was emphasis on the hips (again) with the tricky peplum trend still in vogue but the billowing shirts and cute jumpers were super wearable. Just get me one-to-go! Then of course there was the tweed, cord and traditional mac fabric, which only Burberry makes its own, all in beautiful autumnal shades of plum, mustard, brown, burgundy and olive – tasty.

Accessories-wise the show was strong with fox faces and birds everywhere and big bags back in town (yes!), while ribbed tights teamed with fierce stiletto boots showed the Burberry girl still means business.

Coat of my dreams!

Beautiful finale

Styling tip: tuck it all in and add a bow belt

Hips are hip

Details show the superb quality

The only acceptable padded coat?!

Cara Delevinge - Burberry's poster girl


Lucky Kate Bosworth has already got the look!

And so on to McQ by McQueen – the first collection to grace the LFW catwalk. While the Burberry girl can snuggle in a quilted voluptuous coat, the McQ girl is going out to do battle in a sharp military number. Khaki and leather made the coats extra fierce as did the super scary boots! Apparently they took an age to lace up properly.

However, strapless tartan dresses, lace and velvet softened the collection and guess what…more emphasis on the hips, which is turning out to be a big trend for next season. The craftsmanship of the pieces really shone through as did the dramatic silhouettes of nipped in waists. Final thought: military chic gets a little romantic.

Hair looks like a hat too!

Love this burgundy and floral dress

I do like this military style dress

The feminine side

Best SS12 adverts

While I might hanker after a wooly jumper or two and lust after some statement coats, for me, nothing is exciting as seeing the SS12 collections- this year, an explosion of citrus colours, floral prints and beachy pastels. It makes me wish for sunshine now.

So without further ado, here are some excellent SS12 adverts to get you in the (early) holiday mood. Fetch me a Pina Colada!

Pretty in pink. Louis Vuitton

Coco Rocha for Longchamps. Cute.

Naomi Campbell for Pinko - such a strong image

More Vuitton (I love it!)

Giselle for Versace. Ultra glam. What else?

Sunny + retro sexy. Well done Prada!

Vs serious + sexy Burberry starring Cara Delevingne

And sunshiiiiine! Love this Prada collection.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley + Burberry

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stole the show at the opening of Burberry’s new store in Paris last night. Check out the amazing SS12 dress.

Rosie wears Burberry

And with genius Christopher Bailey

Pic: The DM.

Lady Gaga takes SS12 outfits for an early spin

We’re used to seeing Lady Gaga in crazy outfits, whether it’s heel-less shoes, a meat dress or an Audrey Hepburn look.

Lady Gaga reportedly had a row with her now ex creative director Laurieann Gibson and now seems to have swapped latex for a host of Spring looks by British designers, including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Roksanda Illincic and Osman Yousefzada.

Which is your favourite? We think ours is Burberry.

Gaga looks quite the Lady in Burberry

We think this look on the right is closest to Gaga's from the Burberry show at LFW

Lady Gaga wears Roksanda Illincic including the so-called 'sperm hat'

Lady in White. Gaga in Osman Yousefzada

Pics: The Telegraph.

Celebrity trend: Wear S/S12 NOW!

…No we don’t mean wearing flip flops in winter (but shorts are fine!)

We were glued to the S/S12 fashion weeks and got incredibly excited at the prospect of floral prints, pretty pastels, crisp white dresses, seaside and underwater-inspired collections and so much more…but then got back to the business of dressing for this season.

But now so on planet celebrity where it counts to be ‘first’ (and Hollywood is very probably quite a lot hotter than London!)

We got so excited when we spotted Sienna Miller wearing Matthew Williamson just a couple of weeks after London Fashion Week but The Telegraph has surpassed us by spotting plenty more famous folks wearing next season’s collections…Burberry, Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Mary Katrantzou and Christian Dior.

Amanda Seyfried in Parbal Gurung

Anna Wintour in Burberry

Anna dello Russo in Stephen Jones for Jil Sander

Hailee Steinfeld in Mary Katrantzou

Kirsten Dunst in Derek Lam

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

Michelle Williams in Christian Dior

Rachel Bilson in Suno (Love this!

Zoe Saldana in Jason Wu

Pics: The Telegraph.

Alexa Chung – new TV show 24 Hour Catwalk

We can’t wait to see Alexa Chung’s new TV show, 24 Hour Catwalk, which will debut on US telly channel, Lifetime, Teen Vogue reports.

Alexa hosts the show which follows four designers for 24 hours as they compete against each other crafting fashionable creations in order to bag the $10,000 prize.

There are three judges (designer Cynthia Rowley, publicist James LaForce and Derek Blasberg) but the show is being described as a younger version of Project Runway (that’s gotta sting for Heidi Klum!)

If it didn’t Alexa’s comment is bound to… “With a lot of other fashion shows, it’s not actually relevant. I only wanted to do this if it was going to be a genuine search for designers and if I would be working alongside people who are legitimate in the fashion industry.”

Alexa is the only 'it girl' who can carry off bunny ears!

We’re particularly excited about seeing this show as Alexa told the magazine: “I’ve been trying to wear quite big outfits. I don’t want to look naff. I think it should be a true reflection of what’s going on in fashion.”

We remarked that Alexa’s look for the front cover of Teen Vogue is 1960s inspired (again) and we’d love to see her work some different trends. Apparently she’s borrowed some seriously high-end designer pieces like Chanel and Proenza Schouler beauties after supposedly blowing her clothing budget on one Balenciaga leather jacket.

While she claims her New York Wardrobe is pretty empty (what? No freebies from her Madewell collection?) Her London pad is a stuffed with clothes. Having topped so many ‘best dressed’ lists you would have thought that Alexa must be super organised on the fashion front. Instead she reportedly claims she picks through a ‘swamp’ of clothes. “I’m worried if it’s neatly arranged, I won’t be able to get dressed,” she adds.

It’s hardly surprising that she lists her wardrobe staples as: a Burberry trench, Breton tops, little white dresses and ‘school girl’ inspired items. Her style icons include Mick Jagger, The Beatles and Marie-Antoinette and she describes her look as ‘understated’ – nothing too sexy or complicated.

A Marie-Antoinette day?

Alexa joked to Teen Vogue that she should write a book called Alexicon to explain her sense of style…we really wish she would!

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