I was having a browse on Tumblr for several hours while watching the Queen’s boat parade on telly and noticed a new ‘thing’ and I’m calling it the ‘anti detail’ – when a detail or feature of a piece of clothing is cut out to expose some flesh.
Versace’s couture collection and recent mainline collection have showed tantalising glimpses of skin but I like the anti-pocket…skin where a pocket should be! And check out Taylor Swift’s anti-collar!
I have also realised that I have missed out on a whole DIY fashion thing of making anti-skull patterns in vests. Am I the only one?!
The high-street is full of amazing statement bags at the moment, and we went on a bit of a mission to find the best ones for you. Here are our top picks.
Would you take style tips from a 12 year old? Grazia think so and have a feature coming up on Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper in Mad Men – yes the little girl!
Kiernan certainly has a mature sense of style and a shoe collection most twenty/thirty-somethings would die for. We’re not sure about the Versace dress and Louboutin combo but we like the youthful Marni pic.
According to the interview Ralph Lauren is a favourite of Kiernan’s, while Grace Kelly and Zooey Deschanel are her style icons.
‘My style is constantly changing. At the moment I look preppy, but with an edge…I am a huge fashion fan. It’s a really cool way to express yourself…I’m always excited to get to set and see what I’m wearing,’ she told the magazine.
If you’re intrigued, check out Kiernan’s Coveteur.
So we’re a little behind, but for those who can’t get enough of Hollywood glamour, here’s our Oscars edit and it includes some dresses that the critics panned. Oh well. P.S. We missed Kristen Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal 😦
Which is your fav frock?
No-one does grown-up glamour like the Italians, especially making the LBD look out of this world. After the effort of colour blocking, print clashing and working tricky pastels, it’s nice to be able to throw on a LBD to look (and feel) a million dollars…so thanks Italian designers for giving girls what we really want!
Gucci brought strategically-placed foliage, velvet and a touch of military romance to the catwalk (some red carpet looks here y’all) while Alberta Ferretti’s dresses were softer and beautifully made (and my personal favourite).
Versace’s collection was all about the tough girl (with scary hair) and party armour, with mesh creating structured pieces, fishnets, leather and a touch of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo about it.
And so on to Pucci. Sheer panels and geometric shapes were the order of the day. There were confusing references about the Bell du Jour look but if you ask us this is about self-assured women looking sexy, a little provocative in a covered-up (just) intriguing way.
Pics: Elle, LFW + Tumblr