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Genny – S/S 2012 COLLECTION

“Everyone remembers Genny as a discreet and sophisticated luxury brand known for its top craftsmanship and artisanal heritage so this first collection respects the house’s tradition. It is designed for working women with multi-occasion agendas that need functional and elegant clothes,” says Gabriele Colangelo.

New life is breathed into the sartorial suit – a Genny staple –  thanks to new cuts on the jacket, made with plush men’s wear fabrics such as grisaille. They are paired with graphic blouses in cotton organdie, silk crepe de chine and muslins, featuring an ethnic-geometric motif.

Male and female, the two souls of the Genny world, come together with rigor and sensuality.
Innovative and exclusive materials developed by Colangelo include a silk and raffia blend that traces a zebra design and a trompe l’oeil print reminiscent of a Kilim carpet.

A dull gold jersey shell, instead, plays tribute to the silver mesh designed by Gianni Versace during his tenure at Genny from 1974 to the early Nineties.

Last but not least, Colangelo developed an ultra-light and summery version of Astrakhan fur with a zebra effect used for pencil skirts, coats, bags and shoes.

My favourite look is this royal blue tribal effect piece which moves away from the neutral tones of the rest of their pieces. The way the silk falls makes no secret of its luxuriousness and the double front; print and plain gives a nod to the colour blocking and prints that were everywhere at the shows this year.

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FASHION WEEK IS ON!

HOLLY FULTON
SPRING / SUMMER 2012

For SS12 Holly Fulton has produced a collection for the lady that having blown her annual budget takes a vacation a little closer to home. In full holiday spirit and dressed for Vegas – she hits Margate. A keen eye on the arcades, indulging in the plethora of fruit machines and casinos, her handbag is decidedly ready to hoard any winnings. She frolics between gaudy neon lights and saccharine sands, asserting her right to be a bathing belle, and is not adverse to a donkey ride either.

This latest collection draws inspiration from Slim Aarons’ photographs of the US poolside scene from the late 1960s and 70s, the Albertus Seba Cabinet of Curiosities and Margate’s Deco Lido. Colour references echo soft, aged pastels inspired by 1980s pin ball machines, through to the vibrant-pop of Fiorucci fused with monochrome chessboards and checks. With a nod to signature Pucci and the decadence of early Versace circa 1990, prints are layered and embellished to create a look reminiscent of seaside souvenirs. Shell encrusted jewellery and bags, insets of shell laminate in a variety of plastics and Perspex blend to sit perfectly with Holly’s graphic aesthetic creating a visually striking yet harmonious collection. The resulting look is a hybrid Shelley Winters/C.Z.Guest decked out in head-to-toe nineties-esque Versace paired with excessive nautical jewellery and a hint of Sharon Stone in Scorsese’s Casino.

The collection is a joyous celebration of contemporary materials and design sprinkled with considerable frivolity and tongue in cheek elements. Signature cuts, considered placement and elaborate beading result in a striking and refreshing collection. All detailing executed with an air of luxury and consolidation of colour, forming the bold aesthetic with which the Holly Fulton label has become synonymous.

 

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Summer Trends

 3 Trends I’m Loving This Summer…

And think you should too!

1.

 They are so laid back and casually stylish which makes them incredibly difficult to get wrong!

Shirts from M&S, Jane Norman, Mint Velvet, La Redoute

2.


Whenever I buy new trends I tend to neglect my bottom half, instead opting for the basics like jeans, skirts or chinos – these patterned shorts can go with my basic wear this summer and incorporate the trend in a new way than before – great for festivals too!

Shorts both from Yogoego

3.

What would we do without them in the summer sun?!

Sunglasses from Internacional, Primark, Accessorize, Jacamo SS11 menswear

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City Break

If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on a city break this bank holiday weekend, then there’s no better excuse to invest in some of the season’s most coveted resort wear.

A pair of Rick Owens culottes teamed with a SONIA Breton striped tee is just the ticket. Add a pair of Repetto ballerina flats (perfect for all that sightseeing) and a denim quilted Lily Moon mini bag that will take you from a day’s gallery hopping to an evening spent sampling the local cuisine.

Come to think of it, I’d wear this outfit simply to lift my spirits on a grey weekday in Manchester.

Column Print Dress by Carven

Shirt Dress by Charles Anastase

Striped Bow Front Top by Sonia Rykiel

Sunglasses by Heidi

Lily Pale Washed Denim Mini Bag by Mulberry

Culottes by Rick Owens

Pumps by Repetto

Pick and mix these styles for super chic in the city this weekend!

View the collections at:

http://www.start-london.com

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Burberry Invitation

Today Christopher Bailey will be hosting an event to celebrate the launch of the Burberry Brit store in Covent Garden.

Already open on New Yorks Bleeker street the other month which sits amongst antique and high fashion stores, the Covent Garden is sure to be a hit as it sits amongst a variety of shops. A spokesperson for Burberry said: “They both speak to a real youth culture. Both areas have young stores and are vibrant. Covent Garden has skateboard shops and a market.”

The 10,000 sq ft store will be the biggest Burberry Brit store globally with clothing and accessories being sold, including menswear, womenswear, fragrances, timepieces and eye wear.


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Then Evevee Was Born…

Luxurious. Elegant. Alluring. .Feminine. 

 

  

Evevee is a luxurious online destination for women’s occasional wear. Evevee was founded in June 2010. Eve is a representation of woman, which embraces simplicity and appreciates beauty in a woman through attitude, lifestyle and in fashion. Evevee will dress each woman with beautifully cut garments and subtly reveal her alluring nature with uncomplicated style. Feminality is expressed through elegant dresses and complimenting accessories, that are created for one purpose.

All “Eves” believe the special occasion will be memorable with Evevee. Evevee designs the latest women’s clothing, handbags and accessories for special occasions. Products are devoted to high fashion and seasonal catwalks. We create designs that will give the distinctive, stylish, women a collection of experiences that translates into luxury, timeless grace and glamour to provoke sensuality at every occasion. Products range from stunning cocktail dresses, weekend wear to contemporary formal gowns to beautiful evening clutch bags, formal handbags and accessories. Designs embrace detailed beading, lace materials and embossed gems and crystals on tailored cut garments. Discover your online “wardrobe” with evevee.com. Evevee captures the essence of luxury and desire. “Evevee will be amongst your most memorable moments. Allure yourself with Evevee” Pronounced [eev-vee]

This stunning red colour block dress captivates simplicity beautifully with the luxuriousness of the fabric and elegant cut. Accessorise with matching clutches and dramatic accessories which can all be viewed on her website.

My favourite from the collection is this elegant strapless light gold chiffon maxi dress. With it’s rouche detail on the bust and floaty fabric it is sure to be my summer lust have! Pair with accessories in similar nudes from the collection to keep the focus on the dress.

Triangle Strap Dress £90

 

 

Classic Crystal Gem Dress £140

 

If you’re going to invest in one bag this season invest in the clutch.

Here Evevee presents two stunning clutches in royal eye-catching colours; royal red and vivid blue

If you’re not sure how to wear such bright shades of red and blue then these clutches are prefect for incorporating a splash of colour into your Summer outfit. The twisted elegant designs of layered fabric give another dimension to them, taking them away from boring flat styles of latter day, instead injecting detail and femininity.

But if you are not ready for that colour pop yet, take a look at the other styles on the website. These include cut out, one shouldered and strapless nude numbers in floaty layers or prom style black evening dresses. The red strapless satin dress from the collection (above) and a black twisted front clutch (red version shown above) arrived for me today! The fabric on both clearly shows the brands lavishness and sensuous taste and the fit is like a glove! If it’s good enough for Evevee…

See the range and shop the styles at http://www.evevee.com/

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Burberry SS11

BURBERRY REVEALS BURBERRY ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS KAREN ANNE AND JOHNNY FLYNN AS MAY COUPLE IN SPRING SUMMER 2011 AD CAMPAIGN


“We wanted to create a dynamic campaign that reflects the diversity of our broad global consumer, revealing new British cast members each month, all with their own identity, embodying the different attitudes of the Burberry guy and girl. We shot the campaign on Brighton beach to celebrate the great British outdoors and our history of supporting emerging talent and to bring to life the emotion behind protection from the elements.’’  
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer


Burberry announces new cast members Karen Anne and Johnny Flynn as part of its dynamic ad campaign for Spring Summer 2011, where new British cast members are revealed each month.

Above: Karen Anne and Johnny Flynn

Shot on Brighton Beach by Mario Testino, British Burberry Acoustic musicians Karen Anne and Johnny Flynn will feature across print and online media for the month of May.

Launched with January couple British models Cara Delevingne and Jacob Young, Jourdan Dunn and Sacha M’Baye in February, Tali Lennox and Tara Ferry in March and British actors Sophie Kennedy-Clark and Matthew Beard in April, the campaign reinforces the brand’s synergy with British landscapes, weather and emerging talent.

The campaign showcases the high impact global monthly flow of new Burberry product and accompanying innovative content, used seamlessly and consistently across all of the brand’s online, offline and in store touch points.

The campaign shows the full breadth of the Burberry offering – Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London, Burberry Brit and Burberry accessories, all of which can be explored on Burberry.com with multi-faceted content experiences.

BURBERRY ACOUSTIC – OVERVIEW

Burberry Acoustic is an initiative which launched in June 2010 and celebrates the Burberry heritage of founding, developing and supporting emerging British talent.

Burberry Acoustic collaborates with British artists across multiple Burberry experiences through the attitude and energy of music.

All the artists are selected by Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey and filmed exclusively for Burberry in the UK.
See the video of Karen Anne and Johnny Flynn here
© Copyright Burberry

Karen Anne and her band Ramona have released a new single “New York”, which has been made available for free download for you! 

http://soundcloud.com/weloveramona/ramona-new-york



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