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Eliee Saab FW 2015-2016: An Ode To Luxury And Dreaminess

10 Jul

I always love-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to watch Eliee Saab’s Haute Couture. I think I love is as much as-if not more-The Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show. Yesterday, or on Wednesday to be exact, Eliee Saab, a Lebanesee designer, presented dresses fit for princesses at his haute couture show in Paris (known as Paris Haute Couture week). A collection of amazing fabrics with sparkling sequins, shimmering beading and full skirts. It said that his designs were inspired by his early work in the 1990s, the designer, who opened his couture atelier in Beirut at the age of 18, opened the show for his autumn-winter 2015/16 collection with gold floaty dresses adorned with embroidery depicting foliage and other motifs.

                                       

While gold was the recurrent color, the palette also included shades of pink, blue, and taupe before moving onto darker tones. Saab mixed both high and low necklines among the gowns, which had straps, short or flowing sleeves, empire lines or full skirts. Some were cinched at the waist with slim belts. He used printed silk organza, lace as well as mink detailing. Models wore golden accessories including tiaras, some of them made as laurels, over their loose locks.

       

The photos above represent most of Saab’s grander gown designs. I know I promised myself to only take and put a few here that are my favourite, but I can’t help myself. All of them are so damn gorgeous. Gold hues were dominant in the evening gown lineup (which, this season, has done-away with less formal cocktail dresses and focused squarely on the grand and grander gowns). Each look is a floral hymn that enhances the female body thanks to alluring necklines, tactile decoration and cinched waists.

P.S. The smaller photos taken from http://www.vogue.it and the rest taken (the bigger photos) from www.buro247.com

 

Style on trial: Asymmetric

16 Feb

Asymmetry in fashion has been around for as long as… well, for as long as symmetry has, basically. For the past year or so, however, we’ve been seeing a whole lot more of it than usual. But this year.. There are A LOT of them messing around with everything. Yeah, I mean everything. like in skirts, dresses, pants, blouses, and etc.

Look at Zara Evening Lookbook below. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

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Still not sure? Asymmetric style become fabulous again in red carpet. People from the People Choice Awards 2012 has proved it. Take a look!

Asymmetric strapless metallic dress worn by Carrie Keagan

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LBD or Little Black Dress with nude layer covered its back, worn by Carly Chaikin

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Evening dress with one shoulder-off, worn by Lucy Hale. With its asymmetric style, one-sided-layered

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The Asymmetric looks also reported from The Elle Style Awards.

 This pearl white evening dress covered with sequin looks glamorous in Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. but, really.. dare you to look at the picture above and not to think of super hero?

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Dresses with minimal asymmetric style also spotted on the Diane Von Furstenberg 2012 fashion show during New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall 2012. The runway taken place at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2012 in New York City.

As you can see from the gallery above, and if you like the asymmetric look, you’ll have plenty to choose for. Some of the skirts or dresses have the longer section at the front, for instance, while others have it at the side. Some are pleated, some are plain. Some are green, some are black. This much is evident from a quick glance at the photos. What we need YOU to do, however, is to take this a step further and categorise these as either “ugly” or “not “ugly”, “guilty” or “innocent”.

What do you think of the asymmetric look?

yup.. it’s definitely anything but LACE!

6 Feb

I know it’d been a really long time since I posted something about fashion or style in this blog. Mostly, because I’m into myself (maybe it’s look like I was in a searching-mode-on lol), too many ideas were messing around in my brain until I had nothing preferably to choose cause they are all choosefullness. not a good enough of diction I think.

And this morning, I accidentally crossed on to Etsy. All items there where absolutely gorgeous. I just wish I would had more and more and more times to check all stuffs, especially some in vintage’s style. Yup! vintage is never be boring. Moreover I had a great intention on Lace department. Wanna see? Here are they.

There is quite a thin line between looking classic and amazing or slightly cheap and tawdry when you decide to wear a lace mini dress. The colour, length and quality of the actual lace material can make all the difference.

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Metallic Lace

Vintage-type lace is all well and good, but if you want something a little more contemporary you can’t go past metallic lace. The metallic lace dress is perfect for a party occasion. For a fun evening look, team a metallic lace dress in a flirty shift style with some patent accessories and metallic jewellery.

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Casual Wear

When thinking about how to wear lace dresses, look to the quality of the fabric. Lower quality lace is better for carrying off casual, day-to-day looks. Heavier lace fabrics are also better for creating that casual appearance. Choose a shorter length lace dress in neutral colours. Top it off with tan leather accessories for a fun, casual look.

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Heavy Lace

This season it’s less about stretchy lace and more about structured, heavier lace. These types of lace are better for keeping structure and creating a defined silhouette – think shift dresses and full-skirted tea dresses. These types of dresses are much easier to style when it comes to how to wear lace dresses. Sturdier lace fabrics with wider nets and more unique patterns are what you should be looking out for this season.

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Sheer Lace

Make the lace the focal point of your outfit. A sheer sheath dress is an easy way to do this. Daring individuals might opt to wear them without a slip underneath, but if you’re more modest then a slip is a smart option. Balance out the revealing nature of sheer lace by choosing a more relaxed cut or a longer hem.

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Lace becomes today’s-world-trend at least in the beginning of last year. Well, after all, Laces are synonymous with elegance, femininity and flirtatiousness. There was a time when lace was used merely as an additional decorative element for clothing, specially for the bride, but the beautiful laces have come a long way and we find entire dresses made of lace these days. There are also dresses that feature a mix of laces in layers or two piece combinations.

Nowadays, Lace are no longer using for dresses or blouses only. People are now aware about how to shape lace fabrics into many kind of outfit. it’s interesting to see how they come up with the ideas of creating another usefulness for lace in daily wear. The pictures I put here are all I found from the same beautiful website, Etsy. Check it out! they are simple yet stunning.

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White Lace Legging

White lace leggings needs to be an outfit inside your closet. It’s incredibly classy and trendy. Furthermore, it can be quick to pair with any other garments.

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Black Lace Tights

They look best with solid colors. Like for example a multi-colored dress will only battle with the tights and make your outfit look too much. So if you want to look chic and sleek, consider wearing skirts and dresses in solid colors.

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Bloom Ankle Corsets

Bloom Ankle Corsets – Tatted Lace Accessories. Enough saying.

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White Lace Garter

Usually, garters are worn in pairs to hold up silk stockings, but wearing only one garter on the wedding day is thought to date back to England and France in the beginning of the 14th century. For ultimate comfort, choose a lace wedding garter that is designed with elastic material and is covered by ribbon. This will help to impede the garter from rubbing.

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Lace Handkerchiefs

Make lace handkerchiefs, for all your children and grandchildren, from an old family wedding dress. These will make wonderful “something old” items for a bride’s wedding

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Black Lace Choker

The Lace Choker is a great addition to any vampire or gothic costume. This choker will go especially well with Gothic Victorian Vampira costume. The choker is black lace and has a gothic appeal.

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Creamy Lace Gloves

Whilst there’re a plethora of glove choices accessible, attractive lace gloves win the race for the extremely reality that they’re the accessory having a actual feminine touch.

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Black Victorian Eyelash Lace Clutch

This clutch is made in a white silk dupioni with an overlay of black Victorian eyelash lace. The combination of classic black and white with the victorian eyelash lace makes for a truly stunning clutch!

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In the spring of 1939, Coco Chanel said this about lace:

“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.”

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012: The 10 Best Collections

6 Dec

           Paris was unseasonably hot this past week–so hot we heard reports that people fainted inside the tent at Lanvin. Luckily, the clothes were hot, too. Okay. this it!!

1. Haider Ackermann

Just keeps getting better and better. This sexy/dandy menswear-inspired collection had every critic swooning. Plus the colors were gorgeous.

2. Comme des Garçons
An emotional, if confusing, tour de force. Rei Kawakubo at the top of her game.

3. Balenciaga
Nicolas Ghesquière brought the house down. Literally. But broken benches were the only misstep in this wearable collection, that came with Darth Vader-esque hats (they’re based on the fishing hats of Cristobal Balenciaga’s father). Worthy of the extending standing O.

4. Rick Owens
The designer lightens up for spring and we loved it.

5. Chanel
We loved Karl Lagerfeld’s pared down pearlescent aquatic vision for Chanel this season.

6. Carven
This is one of the only collections we can actually dream of affording, except for that we want all of it. Especially those little lederhosen baby doll dresses. Thanks, Guillaume Henry.

7. Celine
Can peplum be minimalist? Can pleats be anti-girly? Yes. Because Pheobe Philo says so.

8. Dries van Noten
The print mixer nails it again, combining tropical prints, etchings, photos of cityscapes, and couture shapes.

9. Nina Ricci
Peter Copping makes underwear as outerwear look tres chic.

10. Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton has a place in fashion history after creating Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. She proves she’s earned it, once again, with her spring collection for McQueen.

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