Friday, August 31, 2012

Vogue of A Kind - Favorite Pics From Vogue's Celebrity Shoot

 For it's biggest issue of the year, Vogue invited a bunch of celebrities to participate in a photoshoot. I picked four of my favorite shots to show you. Note that they are all wearing the same tops but different skirts and shorts.

Dolce and Gabbana Favorites

 Dolce and Gabbana has always impressed me with it's unique, European/Italian style. In looking at the Fall/Winter 2012 2013 Collection I have discovered so many, many wonderful pieces I just had to show you.Unlike my other posts that depict my favorite shots from designing houses, I have used just a few words to describe this part of their collection. (I am showing you the Mediterraneo chunk of the campaign. These pieces are for warm climates, and they consist of shorts and short dresses.)

                          Love that shade of blue, paired with that chic array of jewels, it is perfect.

             If you look closely at this, you will see the delicate craftmanship, the attention to every detail.


                                                                  I think the flowers add such a perfect touch to anything.

                     Something about this dress that attracts attention.....

                  Below, this is something for the "real" girl. Casual but stylish.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Christian Dior Resort 2013 Favorites

 Yeah, I know it is super late to be doing another review on Resort collections with all the couture going on. But I just love Dior, and I just love the clothes they put together for their Resort 2013 collection, so here goes.
I love the way this coat dress is designed. You see long sleeves, two pockets, and a length that claims a hem just above the knee. The handbag gives the color of the coat a ever so slightly rosy shade, the hat gives it a touch of casual, and the wedge-heels gives the whole thing an high-and-superior mood.

I have always loved black and white, together or apart, and I have always loved pencil skirts, so that is why I love this design. I like a leather top too, very European. Too bad we can't see the shoes. Wonder if they were black or white?

Breezy and casual and chic, all in one. If you look closely at the bag, you notice that it had the DIOR charms on it. I love that about all the bags in this collection. 

Second to black and white, I prefer this tanned nude shade. As of Dior and also, this particular collection, this is very much like the middle of the 20th century. Polished, neat, and trimmed.

I think, among all the other outfits in this collection, this is the one I can picture myself wearing the most. It is very casual. Every element, from the sunglasses to the off-the-shoulder top to the printed floral skirt - this is something you could wear almost anywhere you go to everyday. Shopping, school, or even going out for a girls' night with a couple of close friends. These pieces will look good in all of those places. 

I have been seeing these kinds of outfits all over the Runway this season. What's really wonderful about this outfit is how it manages to look chic and pretty with an edge to the whole thing. That hat is wonderful with this outfit. (Note to my latest hat obsession)

Another leather piece, one among many in this collection. Lavender-Gray is a wonderful color for Autumn, and one my palette of favorites. I love those heels with a platform that give you the vision of a super-high heel without providing much discomfort for the wearer.

A really good back is a quality this dress that I really love. It's nice how it looks so relaxed but it still looks very chic and polished. I love those wedges, they give the whole effect such a sophisticated mood.

This is the perfect short dress - I love the multiple choice of color in it. I really like that collar, it looks like it is made do duplicate artificial flowers in a soft palette of pinks and whites. The underskirt of blue adds just the right variety of color to this creation.

I think that this is what a wealthy business woman would choose to wear to the office. Similar, anyway. The fitted white blazer look very fitting with the rest of the outfit, including those beautiful heels. I am very into blazers right now,  and this is exactly the one I would love to own.

Another lovely short evening dress! Although this one is of a much darker shade of blue, I think I love it as much as the other one. I love that flowered necklace, the silver goes very well with the rest of the blue in this outfit.

This is what one should wear to a black and white ball. It is stately, chic, and gorgeous. I love that patterned fabric, and I adore that back. Too bad we can't see the shoes - I would love to see what kind of shoes they would pair together with this piece.

This was the finale of the shoot. This glittering gown reminds me a lot of some precious metals. I love the length, when you have a good and long skirt, you are guaranteed to sweep all the attention in the room towards you.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Duchess Catherine's Olympic Jewelry

When the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery to view an opening of the "Road to 2012 Aiming High"  exhibition, I noticed how she was wearing the most interesting necklace. I later learned that it was inspired by Olympic rings. Although probably not seen as clearly in this picture, there is one large ring with four smaller rings going up along the chain.

 Her dress was an electric-blue dress from Stella McCartney, the same designer who designed the Olympic Uniforms for Great Britain. She also wore some of her favorite Prada shoes.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Previews - The Jewels of Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta

 If you have been watching the Fall RTW collections, especially the show I posted by Louis Vuitton, you can't help but observe the jeweled elegance of these shows. I decided to show you the previews for the Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta Fall RTW Shows to give you a glimpse of just how jewels are being used this season. Marchesa has their dresses in a sparkling array of delicate, jeweled patterns, while Oscar de la Renta, here at the top, had a more chic glamour to them.

I love this ruffled pattern here, the sky blue is so pretty, and set off with jeweled buttons.

This is the dress from above, as you can see, it shows off a gorgeous cascade of ruffles that some how reminds me of the sky on a clear day.

Here you don't see jewels, but to make up for it, the designers have added large patterns, fishnet stockings, and statement heels.
This dress is the dress that you see above on the right. In this picture you are able to observe the bodice of this dress.

I loved this picture! Just look at all those bedazzled clutches. I really can't decide on my favorite. They are all so beautiful.

Not bedazzled like the other dresses, but it is a beautiful evening gown. I like that shade of green.

These clutches are going to be used with the Marchesa dresses. I love the ruby and gold one, but they are both so beautiful it is hard to decide.

I absolutely love this skirt. It is just so intricate, perfectly matching the style of Marchesa. I wish we could see the dress in the background more clearly though, it looks just as beautiful as this one with the skirt.

Isn't this back intricate? I love how they arranges the wings on the shoulder blades.

This skirt just reminds me of a fairytale ending. You know, when the Prince and the Princess live "happily ever after"? It has the same golden quality to it.