Tag Archive | YSL

Zara makes leopard print lovely

Leopard print can be tricky to get just right (think Pat Butcher from Eastenders) and yet some stylists consider it almost neutral to mix with almost anything in your everyday wardrobe to add a little glam – think Roberto Cavalli dresses.

We’re smitten with Zara’s leopard print perfect items- just the right shade with punchy print in luxe materials – so it looks effortlessly high end. I think the little bag is a teensy bit Celine in pattern and simplicity and I love the sandals to wear with denim and a white shirt. Timeless.

Oh how I need these coltskin vamp shoes £29.99

Th bolder option – printed trousers £29.99 – probably not to be worn with leopard print accessories!

Perfect ‘fur’ messenger bag £29.99

NOT from Zara – but I love it! Yves Saint Laurent leopard print silk-satin dress £800 from Net-a-Porter

Mondrian, YSL + fashion

There’s an amazing exhibition Iwant to see at Somerset House (home of the BFC and LFW) called Mondrian Nicholson in parallel for a master class in minimalistic modernism. While both men were geniuses and have left their mark on every part of modern design, Mondrian’s work inspired another French genius – Yves Saint Laurent and having read so many reviews about the art exhibition, I had to blog about YSL’s 1961 Mondrian dress, which looks almost as current today as it was then and continues to inspire. It’s hip to be square.

The artist

The designer

Sixties magic (pic:Designkultur)

Just an amazing cover (pic:SewingByTheSeatOfMyPants)

Inspiring limited edition Vans

...a seductive swimwear collection...

...and power courts by Ruthie Davis

Sarah Schofield's eye-catching swimwear would sure turn heads round the pool (pic:Trendland)

Top 5: t-bar shoe totty

YSL is crazy for t-bar heels this season and we’re seeing bright tributes all over the high street. I adore the block-heel neon versions in Zara but there are also delicate stiletto shapes out there too. The only rule is that modern shapes and platform heights are hot, rather than decidedly retro versions of yester-year. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t team your t-bars with a classic tea dress or shift – a cute and playful work wear look.

I adore these neon t-bar heels from Zara and would team them with a blue scarf-print skirt and white shirt, or classic polka-dot print dress

I love this fierce metal detailing on the YSL Candide paneled suede pumps £735 from Net-a-Porter

Another Zara entry for high heel pros only. The stark stiletto shape is incredibly sexy (but tricky to walk in!) £59.99

The right kinda retro: Topshop's Whamm espadrille leather wedges £65

For disco divas: Miu Miu Glitter and crystal-embellished suede sandals £650

Arizona Muse for Vogue

We’re suckers for bright and breezy retro-inspired shoots so we love Arizona Muse’s editorial for the February issue of Vogue. Enough said, just feast your eyes on this and dream of summer.

The cover in question, Pat Butcher comparisons have been made!

Bold + bright jewellery

Sporty in YSL + Marni

Mellow Yellow - colour of SS12


Crisp white is also big news for Spring

My fav shot? That Louis Vuitton blouse is everywhere atm!

More yellow and a statement earring. One to copy.

From Vogue, Patrick Demarchelier is a genius!

YSL: The Tuxedo Manicure

Most fashionable manicure ever? YSL nails it!

Nail art has been big news in the fashion world for a while now from intricate patterns and prints to cracked and magnetic paint effects, not to mention Chanel’s sell-out Le Vernis range.

However, for those people who must be a little more sensible…we give you the most fashionable manicure ever…the YSL Tuxedo look.

SUCH a chic look!

YSL can’t claim to have invented the black-on-black look but its Tuxedo Manicure duo is b.e.a.u.tiful. One bottle is full of glossy pitch-black varnish, while the other is matte effect (and both cost around $30 together.)

The great thing is that this look can be created on the cheap as beauty brands are falling over themselves to give us all manner of finishes- of which matte is one. So why not try this with other colours too?

Pic: Nylon.

Top 5 handbags: the dream list

Diane von Furstenberg says: “Your handbag is you home for the day,” so it better be a nice one right?!

Here are our five favourite handbags if money was no object…do you agree?

The beautiful Mulberry Carter - £995

Chic and simple - The Row leather + suede doctor bag £3,210

Chanel's The Boy collection

My favourite: YSL Chyc leather shoulder bag £970

1970s-tastic: Chloe Madeline leather duffle bag *drool* £1,250

Dead ring-er for YSL ring

We’ve been obsessed with the YSL ‘arty’ rings for ages now (although they are pretty chunky and look silly on me!). Of course there are some rip-offs but I spotted this little (or rather large) gem in New Look for £5.99 and thought it had a YSL look about it, without being a complete copy.

Oh how I love this ring!

New Look's £5.99 offering

A selection of some beautiful Arty rings

Celeb round-up Paris frows

Paris Fashion week has attracted Hollywood A-listers galore (many of whom were frow for Chanel) but here’s a round-up of any we missed! Who’s your fav?

Alexa Chung in Stella at Stella McCartney

Chloe Sevigny takes to the runway for Kenzo (the coolest PFW show?)

Emily Blunt looks sexy in snakeskin at YSL

Jessica Biel looks super cool at Giambattista Valli

Glee's Lea Michele looks v grown up at Hogan party

Olivia Palermo debuts daring print dress at Giambattista Valli

Rachel Zoe looks shocked in sequnis at YSL!

Salma Hayek nails the leather trend at YSL

Emily Blunt for YSL – love the look!

Bond Girl Emily Blunt is the new face of Yves Saint Laurent’s perfume, Opium.

YSL apparently says Blunt’s campaign “unveils a fiery, almost reckless woman with magnetic seduction that nobody or nothing can resist.” – We can’t wait!

The adverts come in October. Photographer superstar Patrick Demarchelier is behind the print pictures and for TV by Romain Gavras and it will feature leopards!

P.S. We loved Blunt’s Elie Saab gown at the Emmy Awards.

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