Wednesday, 28 October 2015



Kim K West had major déjà when she attended the InStyle​ Awards in a floor-length, skintight, white gown and cape by Valentino. She's among the herd of celebs to go for the caped gown ensemble, a look that history proves always gives the wearer the FOCUS, for obvious reasons: the all-white color communicates confidence with a capital C (the kind possessed only by those who don't fear stains), and a floor length cape signals superhero-levels of boldness. Also, it looks really, really good.

Take a closer look at Kim's outfit and see other members of the white cape dress superheroes.
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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Homeless chic (not politically correct)

Founders: Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato

established: 2009

Known for: Clean, cool, minimal street mode

Worn by: Part of the daily uniform of Tokyo’s most fashion-conscious girls 

Spring 2016 inspirations: The passage and distortion of time; hand-dyeing and fraying techniques.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Céline: here I thought the name was only synonymous with perfect blinder sunnies

Urban life is out, it's about being relaxed and perhaps putting your feet on the sand. Phoebe Philo is Céline. 

Philo rebuilt Céline by trusting her instincts, and by trusting that other women are tuned into the same wavelength. And now she’s getting more outspoken about it. “I am somebody who is interested in how clothes make us feel,” she said, “and in how we behave in different places. I thought, If you were traveling for a year, what would you need to take with you?”
Where were her model-avatars heading? The space, constructed by FOS, a Danish installation artist, suggested something between a festival hangout and an art biennial in a hot locale, but the music was a mechanistic drumming that kept pace with the stream of girls, marching swiftly and with intent, shod in utilitarian ankle boots, or almost-medieval woven-leather pointy flats. 

What with the English menswear tweedy checked suiting, the wide cropped pair of trousers in extraordinarily high-shine black satin and, then, the olive green army parka and pants that swing out at the end, Philo reminded all and sundry that this is the house that services women with the best cuts available.
Yet on the other hand, Céline is also a dress source. And here, there was a full spectrum of those as well, not just plunging lace-edged slips but practical workday survival looks in utititarian linen, and then, for evening or perhaps day-wafting on holiday, long fluid jersey dresses with high-waisted bodices and chaste-medieval scooped necks. A telling reaction to this collection was the instant straw poll going on among guests as they poured out of the show. Asking each other what they liked best, everyone had a different answer. And that’s the way it is, today: There is, and should be, no one look, but a spectrum of equally valid looks for many of us to feel like ourselves in. Phoebe Philo’s genius is that she holds the mirror up to that emotional reality. Applause.

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