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Micro trend: anti-detail

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?!

Anti-collar! Pic: Teen Vogue

Versace’s anti pockets

Why print a pattern on a tee when you can cut one out? #DIY

Crazy cut-out dress from Dazed & Confused

Versace vs Lipsy

STUDS yeah! This cute Lipsy number is a little like a classic LWD (little white dress) and kinda similar to Versace‘s SS12 underwater-inspired bodycon dress…as  seen on Kate Moss, Rihanna and of course Lindsey Wixson on the runway.

Lipsy studded dress with cutaway shoulders £65 pic: ASOS

Mossy worship

On the catwalk

Rihanna vs Kate Moss: cover girl battle

Both are style icons and are wearing Versace’s SS12 studded underwater-inspired creations for two massive fashion magazines…but who is your favourite cover girl for May? Kate Moss or Rihanna?

Heavenly 7: Underwater love

We are going a teensy bit crazy for SS12’s underwater trend. Take styling tips from Ariel (or Chanel and Versace) and team minty and aqua shades with shiny silvery metallics and sinuous sequins to make like a mermaid!

This must be underwater love! Thanks Karl

Super mermaid like (oh to be ginger!) Light green sequin mini dress £30 from River Island (was £50!)

Cute pearly clutch. It's called Paloma and comes from Coast (how apt!) for £60

Super cute cream mermaid print lace hem top from River Island £25

Team with this cute mint peplum skirt from Topshop for £34...it kinda has a tail!

A little bit of seaside - amazing brooch from Tatty Devine (accept no subsitution!) £54

Add some cute and shiny slingbacks - just £29.99 from Zara

Best Bag Buys

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.

Love this beige bag from M&S. It looks so much more expensive than £35. Do what we did and team with maxi skirt and denim jacket to smarten up your look. (It's also available in black)

Made of butter soft leather and in a statement shade of orange, this bag from M&S will add a pop of colour to your outfit - a great buy for fans of Celine.

A little bit Pucci or D&G inspired, a little bit Versace with the statement metal plaque, this bag from Topshop ticks a load of trend boxes. We loved the details like the metal balls at the sides.

Just for fun, how shocked does this bag look?! 😮

Style Crush: Kiernan Shipka (kinda!)

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.

Kiernan Shipka looks very grown-up in Versace

Kiernan's closet - p.s. if you're not a Coveteur follower you're missing out!

Love the Marni jacket

Lana del Rey goes gangster in Versace

Lana del Rey is the self-styled ‘the gangster Nancy Sinatra” and now it appears her dress sense is getting increasingly gangster/90s rapper glam (at least for a Versace shoot) – cue lots of gold and loud prints. Are you a fan?

Lana goes gangstaaaa

Not sure about the Converse!

Pics: The DM.

Heavenly 7: Oscars dresses

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?

Sophisticated but still cute: Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

Felicity Jones looks fierce in Johanna Johnson

Super Gwyneth in a cape! By Tom Ford - oh yes.

Kate Bosworth in what we think might be Marchesa?

A tricky dress by Louis Vuitton. Some hated it but we salute you Michelle Williams

The pose to strike next time. Pose aside, Angelina OWNS this Versace classic

My absolute favourite. Rooney Mara rocks Givenchy

MFW: all that glitters – Versace vs Blumarine

There are certain Italian labels *cough Versace* that we can count on to provide studded, metallic, sequinned fabulousness for when more is more.

Versace stuck to slinky silver with mesh and sequin detail – this time more space age knights than underwater mermaid – whereas Blumarine opted for neon, translucent jackets, silver and pale blue metallic reptilian accessories, skinny trousers with voluminous puffer jackets, bright furry coats or slick biker styles. Brash is back…did it ever leave?

The nineties but kinda spacey

Cara Delevingne silver jacket

Kick-ass booties

Lemon yellow continues into winter - yay!

It's kinda trashy but in a good way, non?

Space age Versace

Scary hair cut!

And again...

MFW: LBDs to die for from Gucci, Versace, Pucci + more

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).

Gucci gown on Angelina Jolie's wish list?

Super sexy LBD

Foliage gets risque

Beautiful Alberta Ferretti (want!)

Backstage via Tumblr

Oh to have this dress for the Christmas party season!

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.

Versace for the red carpet



Sheer + sexy at Pucci

Close call!

Geometric drama

Pics: Elle, LFW + Tumblr

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