Tag Archives: Dresses

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.

LLLB


Animal World

The catwalks have been alive with pieces taking inspiration from the animal world.

Choose a statement dress borrowed from the animal world this fall …

Add a reptile Print

Incorporate some leopard spots

Cover up with a hunter jacket

and add feathered accessories…

Now go wild!!

LLLB


Lallys Closet

Lally’s Closet, the online boutique where old meets new in an emporium of vintage treasures and brand new talent has re-vamped it’s website to bring you more shopping functions than ever before!

Lally’s Closet has featured in the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire, You magazine and Easy Living and is proud to have a celebrity following, including style icon Fearne Cotton. One of our own label clutch bags, inspired by art deco opulence, actually made it to the Royal Wedding this year!

When you enter the on-line world that is Lally’s Closet, you are immediately struck by the up to date yet homely vintage style, from the striking red clutches to the sensuousness of the satin evening dresses everything whispers 80’s Lally to you.

The best of Lally

and what to purchase now!

Purchase 1: 

A perfectly fitted silk evening dress

Purchase 2:

A nude clutch bag that goes with everything

Purchase 3:

The typically vintage top for lazy weekends and dressed up nights

Purchase 4:

The staple girly dress

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To celebrate the new website we are offering 20% off the vintage department and Lally’s Closet own label bags.
Just enter NEWS20 at the checkout. Offer valid on orders from Vintage Clothing and Lallys Bags, with purchases over £20, until 19th Aug 2011.

LLLB


The Look Show

So I’m entering The Look Show AW11 blog competition to be the best blogger in the Universe!! They have asked me why I want to win so here goes!…

Littleladylookbook is a blog for the real girl, I show real fashion and inspiring outfit ideas, all which I would wear myself. From my first little post blogging on Littleladylookbook about Mulberry’s new range during Christmas last year to posting about the latest crazes from fashion week I’ve sure come a long way. I’m sure my readers can vouch that I give them up to date information on the latest trends, new additions to have in your seasonal wardrobe that I know they will love, reviews and information about the latest hot spot boutiques (Why give all the big companies all the credit?!) all as well as little text as possible (If I don’t like reading I’m sure you lot won’t!) plus a few added extras from me to give my blog a more personal touch. How many bloggers can actually say they never take anything off the internet that isn’t theirs and hasn’t been given to them? Not many! I search high and low for the latest fashions to give you!

In less than a year I’ve gained a high profile on Twitter and developed my posts into what readers want – An inspiring picture and a little information – It can go a long way to influencing what a girl wears and how someone feels and that’s what my blog is all about. I even add a mens post from time to time!

Save a seat for me front row and I’ll show you how fashion can be blogged to the real girl!

LLLB


Kate Continues Links Affair

Official Announcement: Kate Middleton wears Links of London Effervescence Stiletto Earrings at the ARK Gala Dinner

Kate Middleton chose to team her glamourous Jenny Packham dress with our Effervescence Stiletto earrings at Thursday’s Ark Gala Dinner; the Royal couple’s first official public engagement as newly-weds.

Kate stunned crowds at the charity event in a £3,800 Jenny Packman pink blush gown with  hand sewn Swarovski crystals and has become synonymous with wearing Links jewellery to media events, never letting us down with her choice. Seeing as the sales of her Reiss shift dress crashed the website the other week we can expect Jenny to be pleased her gown was the Princesses choice for the event!

LLLB


Do the White Thing

Do White Stuff

Their range is refreshingly less high street and more garden party. Picture chic vivid coloured tea dresses with dainty detailing, bold block colours and everyday accessories.

Ruffle Dress- £49.95, Bag- £35.00

This colourful creation oozes summer holidays, with its cute detailing around the neck and tie waist. Pair it with a lived in bag and flip-flops and you’re good to go to the beach!

Seaspray Tunic- £45.00

Perfect worn with casual jeans or crops, this tie dye effect was a hit with celebs last year and is sure to make its way back into Tinsletown in 2011 no doubt!

The Strawberry Split Dress- £49.95, Bag- £27.50, Wedges- £65.00

A halterneck dress with a bold dragonfly print – what could be lovelier?

Get those shoulders out for the summer!

Bird Print Maxi Dress- £59.95

Wear with wedges and the Old School Satchel bag below- £85.00 and float your way through the streets this summer.

Eva Dress- £59.95

Wow the crowd in this carnival maxi dress. It has a deep V-neck to show off your decolletage (the shape is repeated at the back). A panel under the bust features rows of embroidery in sky blue, a detail which is also found on the neckline. There is a tier at the lower section of the skirt to really make it really flow as you walk.

Add the Old School Satchel – £85.00 to everything to complete your laid back look and get showing them off!

LLLB


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

LLLB