Another awards, another bunch of celebs in pretty dresses, right? Let’s cut to the chase. Here are our top 5 favourite frocks and leading ladies.
All pics from Vogue.com (go and check out the rest!)
Hello London 2012 aka the Olympics and Paralympics– you have almost arrived! And there are lots of events going on as well as a little sport and some of them start early. Here are a few fashion-related highlights. On your marks…
The Louis Vuitton store in Bond Street is showing off the Olympic artwork by British artists until 11 September (the real McCoys are in the Tate) and our favourite is by Howard Hodgekin.
Kurt Hentschlager’s CORE art project is a giant projection showing a world of weightlessness populated with humanoid figures, which looks really cool. It’s in Ironbridge, Telford until 20 September.
Seeing Stella McCartney’s designs worn by the UK’s finest athletes has to be a fashion highlight!
Shezad Dawood’s film, Piercing Darkness, is a film of vintage textile painting and is on show in Penzance, Cornwall until 15 September.
‘We Face Forward: Art from West Africa’ looks pretty exciting and includes some fashion action, in various locations in Manchester.
If you want to see some sporting bling, head to the British Museum in London to see the official Olympic medals of the London Games. (Until 9 September)
The Rio London Carnival kicks off on the 26 and 27 of August and we can’t wait to see some daring and spangle costumes.
‘Secrets: Hidden London – Like a Fish out of Water’ is a fusion of dance, water and fashion at a couple of London’s lidos, featuring the English National Ballet.
And last but not least, the V&A museum is hosting ‘Britain Creates 2012: Fashion Art Collusion’ until 29 July, which features work by:
Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw … we are soooo excited!
The handy thing about Spring 2013 resort collections is that they give you a good idea of which items in the shops now will still look fresh and fashionable next year…and if Stella McCartney’s SS13 spring collection is anything to go on, you can confidently splurge on lace, yellow, pretty pink with chintz and fresh whites, as well as my favourites – matchy-matchy leopard skin separates and sharp tailoring in black – chic.
Pics: The Telegraph
Stella McCartney’s SS12 collection of soft pyjama shaped styles in blue micro motifs has to be one of the most influential collections on the high street this summer – look-a-likes are everywhere and we are crazy for Zara’s pyjama trous.
We spotted this amazing dress in Mango and like that it is very much inspired by McCartney (especially the use of scrolled shapes) but not 100% plagiarised. It lets us mere mortals get our hands on a similar dress to those currently favoured by Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosie Huntington Whiteley at least.
Pic: Me and RedCarpetFashionAwards.com
The stars came out for the NSPCC Pop Art Ball, where Stella McCartney was joined by her fashionable friends – many of whom were wearing her designs, most notably Stella herself in a dress from her 2012 evening collection.
We know everyone else has had their say but here are our top 10 dresses – woot!
You know that pyjama style trousers are big this Spring. My thinking is that they hide a multitude of sins- dodgy fake tans or wintery-pale legs and are expandable for Sunday lunchings. My only issue is this…have you seen anyone outside of the pages of a fashion magazine or not seeking to be obviously snapped by a street-style blog wearing them?
I alas have not and was really hoping I would as I am in love with Zara’s cheap and chic pyjama bottoms, which look so Stella McCartney. I was apprehensive about the elastic waist but fear not – it’s not too bad and dare I say comfy (bring on old age!) After trying on quite a few pairs I have learned this…unless you are a lean column shape, avoid elasticated ankle cuffs! I favour H&M and Topshop’s neat-fitting monochrome numbers (with pleather detailing or subtle print) and like the length, which artfully finishes at the flattering part of your ankle. But Zara has produced the most McCartney-esque and as we all know Stella is the cat’s pyjamas.
Just one styling note…wear with heels…ONLY!
Oh the Olympics. Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere you will have seen Stella McCartney’s Olympics kit, mainly modelled by the very pretty Jessica Ennis. It’s received mixed reviews and is apparently too blue. I’m not really that bothered although seeing as I love Stella’s (already blue and white) paisley designs for SS12 would quite fancy that for an outfit if I were competing in an event (pigs might fly).
I am interested in the unusual belts and super-hero-esque rubber detailing on the mens’ kit and can say I like the red cuffs, but other than that I find it hard to get excited. I think I read that Stella had toyed with more outlandish designs than the union flag (even gold fish – maybe I made that up) but I might have had an urge to go swimming in a designer fish swimsuit.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Scott has unveiled a fun, risqué and deliciously kitsch micro sports range for Adidas Originals. This I love (but would never dare wear). Who wins fashion Gold?
Pics from Elle.
Take styling tips from Jil Sander and Stella McCartney and wear your paisley with lots of white in sleek shapes, or make like JW Anderson and Jonathan Saunders and embrace some neon for a modern take on that pattern you see on lots of old blokes’ ties.