28 January 2012

Sun Sand and Tequila...

I'm off to Fiji tomorrow my lovers… in five hours actually, and seeing as though i have not yet packed a thing, I'm not entirely sure why I'm still sitting here contemplating all things fashion and blog related?? Any who, while I'm off in the sun, (hopefully the rain doesn't follow me there), sipping margaritas and testing out my new bikinis, I can't promise I'll be all that present online. As much as I would love to keep you up to date on my adventures I really don't anticipate having a whole lot of time, (or internet connection), to be spent in front of my laptop. 
So, let me leave you with these inspirational messages of fun, freedom and love and until I return, don't miss me too much xx

Why don’t you come on over Valerie...

The music world lost an absolutely incredible, undoubtedly irreplaceable icon in 2011, however, it seems the tragic loss of the one and only Amy Winehouse, was in fact fashion’s gain, as her always imaginative, provocatively off- beat style became the inspiration behind the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection. 
In an ultimate tribute to the beehive and drawing hauntingly direct connotations to the late songstress who gave the hairstyle its modern attitude, the Jean Paul Gaultier collection commanded not only attention, but more importantly awe, wonderment, a sense of connection and emotion. 
The combination of contradicting textures, which incorporated the likes of lace, sheer, velvet and vinyl, dishevelled veil motif and array of candy-coloured wigs and stockings, captured an essence of rebellion, giving a some what, ‘undone,’ aesthetic to the otherwise intricate composure of couture. 
The collection, just like the star who inspired it, depicted a sense of dark, troubled beauty, compelling the audience to become a part of its tarnished purity, combining horror with genius in such a creative way that the distinction or separation between the two became unimaginable.
Through his couture collection, Jean Paul Gaultier encapsulated a hidden, but truly powerful beauty, amidst a heartbreaking tail of tragedy. 

Images: Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture. Style.com 

25 January 2012

Chanel Declares Couture Blue...

Always one to leave us anticipating the seemingly limitless boundaries of his innovation and creativity, Karl Lagerfeld has once again captured a truly unique aesthetic through his Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection for Chanel, highlighting not only his visionary talent, but more importantly his innate ability to conceptualise cohesion, while continuing to explore diversity. 
Inside the couture world of Chanel, where the interior of a plane was skilfully and immaculately replicated, Lagerfeld made a bold blue statement, declaring the season's forecast to be an eclectic array of cornflower blue to midnight navy. 
Demure met rebellion as slouchy silhouettes of embellishment and luminosity made their way down the light blue carpeted runway, which was of course adorned with the house's infamous double C. The over-exaggeration of a lowered waist line depicted a casual, low-key, challenge of traditional femininity, which transcended seamlessly into the incorporation of conservative hemlines, intricate beading, and of course, the ever so cleaver, modern adaptation and continual reinvention of the iconic tweed suit, ultimately allowing Chanel to successfully create a beautiful fusion of controversially, classic elegance. 

Images: Chanel Spring 2012 Couture. Style.com