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  • Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection

    01. February 2012

    Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection

    The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection wowed everyone with its alluring gowns and classy frocks. (Photos:Style.com)

    The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection wowed everyone with its alluring gowns and classy frocks. Elie Saab continues to create red carpet worthy ensembles for all fashionistas.

    Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection

    The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection wowed everyone with its alluring gowns and classy frocks. (Photos:Style.com)

    The collection featured the usual gown and short dress which features the signature Elie Saab design. Most of the dresses feature floral motifs and textural touches. Each piece is an artwork with its intricate details. The complexity of details added mystery to each ensemble. The dress where in monochrome shades of mint green, orange, pale yellow, soft pink, baby blue and white. The striking tones managed to captivate the hearts of all fashionistas.

    Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection

    The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection wowed everyone with its alluring gowns and classy frocks. (Photos:Style.com)

    Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection

    The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture Collection wowed everyone with its alluring gowns and classy frocks. (Photos:Style.com)

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    Reviving The Racy Lacy Trend

    31. January 2012

    The lace trend has a way of reinventing itself with every passing season, and you can be sure that this is one of the trends that will feature dominantly throughout this year. It seems like everyone is wearing lace outfits, and this trend has featured repeatedly on the red carpet.

    Stacy Staub in a glamorous baby doll lace outfit. (Photo: cosmopolitan.co.uk/)

    Lace outfits have a certain charm about them, giving them a racy look without disrupting their femininity. It is wise to incorporate lace outfits into your wardrobe in small doses; the all-lace trend doesn’t work for everyone and if not paired appropriately, the result in an unflattering over the top look.

    Jessica Alba looks gorgeous in a Chanel haute couture lace dress. (Photo: cosmopolitan.co.uk)

    Outfits with lace accents are the best choice for women who want to try out the look, before embracing it fully. There are diverse selections of outfits with lace details, which can work well into your wardrobe all year round.

    The other choice would be to go for accessories and shoes with lace details. Lace detailing has a similar effect on accessories as they do on garments, and the result in a chic feminine appearance. Shoes with lace details are particularly charming and they can be paired with different types of outfits.

    Christina Moore wearing a stunning lace panelled dress. (Photo: cosmopolitan.co.uk)

    The daring few can opt for the all-dress look by opting for lace dresses. However, there are selections of demure lace dresses, which are accompanied by linings to expose minimal skin.

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    Jean Paul Gaultier Amy Winehouse Tribute Fashion Show

    30. January 2012

    Jean Paul Gaultier paid homage to the late Amy Winehouse by fashioning his 2012 spring/summer couture collection with elements of Amy’s signature styles.

    Gaultier's Amy Winehouse tribute featured models donning Amy's signature beehive hairdo and dramatic winged eyelashes. (Photo: cache.jezebel.com)

    The models donned Amy’s signature beehive hairdo, cigarettes, Monroe-like moles and dramatic winged eyeliner. Gaultier explained, “She was so exceptional in her style; how she held her body; the way she dressed, mixing pieces from different decades.”

    Amy’s family did not take the homage lightly; “we’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary of Amy’s death. To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on,” Amy’s dad Mitch said.

    A piece from Jean Paul Gaultier's Amy Winehouse Tribute fashion show. (Photo; cache.jezebel.com)

    There might have been a miscommunication between the late singer’s family and the acclaimed designer. They felt like “It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best, and glamorizes some of the more upsetting times in her life. That’s upsetting for her family.” Mitch added that it was in bad taste to have models walking down the runway with cigarettes. “This is purely about Gaultier making money, and that’s wrong.” The family recently launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation, aimed at helping young people struggling with addiction and illness.

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    Karl Lagerfeld Takes Chanel Sky High

    27. January 2012

    Karl Lagerfeld decided to take Chanel sky high by recently hosting a Chanel fashion show on an aircraft. The fashion show was not actually held in the skies, but the show was hosted on a runway designed as an aircraft.

    Karl Lagerfeld took on an aircraft theme for the recent Chanel fashion show. (Photo: luxurylaunches.com)

    Lagerfeld infused the aircraft theme into all aspects of the fashion show. The seats resembled those found on actual aircrafts and a cockpit was set up at the front door, with blue carpeting which bore the Chanel monogram. The aircraft runway took on a blue-hued theme, referencing the skies.

    Karl Lagerfeld took on an aircraft theme for the recent Chanel fashion show. (Photo: luxurylaunches.com)

    Chanel showcased 60 outfits each spotting different shades of blue including electric blue, powder blue, violet blues and sky blue. In total, the collection featured 150 shades of blue including embroidery details in blue. The collection comprised of both evening and day looks, including casual jeans and svelte drop-waist dresses.

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    Christian Dior’s 2012 Spring Haute Couture Collection

    25. January 2012

    The Christian Dior 2012 spring haute couture collection. (Photo: alefashion.files.wordpress.com)

    Christian Dior previewed their 2012 spring haute couture collection, and the pieces featured in the collection have a likelihood of being adapted to wearable street fashion.

    A dress from the Christian Dior 2012 haute couture spring collection. (Photo: meandbelle.com)

    Christian Dior previewed their collection at the Paris Fashion Week, and their pieces made a definite impression on the crowd.The pieces exuded a vintage feel combined with sleek modern accents. The beautifully constructed Victorian-style garments featured sheer layers, leather insertions, exquisite embroidery details and frills.

    A dress from the Christian Dior 2012 haute couture spring collection. (Photo: ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk)

    The couture outfits were presented in a wide selection of cuts and designs including pencil skirts, Jackie O dresses and A-line dresses.The Christian Dior couture collections are definite head-turners and they are likely to feature on red carpets.

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    Cindy Crawford’s 10 Year Old Daughter Named Young Versace Face

    19. January 2012

    Kaia Gerber is the new face of Young Versace. (Photo:manageyourshapeblog.com)

    Walking in the steps of her mother, Kaia Gerber who is the gorgeous daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford is the face of Young Versace.The 10-year old made her debut in Young Versace’s recent ad campaign, and she already shows potential to rise to the same heights as her mother.

    Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her. Having Cindy on-set for the shoot took me back to all the amazing Avedon shoots we worked on together. It was such a special treat watching Kaia walk in her mother’s footsteps,” Donatella Versace explained.

    Cindy Crawdford hailed her daughter’s accomplishment being chosen to take part in the first Young Versace campaign. She also explained that it is hard for models to get jobs this days, “I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, ‘wow, it is so hard for models to get jobs these days.’ You have to sing and act, too. There doesn’t seem to be as much work specifically just for models.”

    Acclaimed photographers Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas photographed the ad campaign, following the launch of the Young Versace boutique in Milan.

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    Release Your Animal Instinct With Jungle-Inspired Outfits

    14. January 2012

    The great thing about fashion is that it re-invents itself constantly; what was out two months ago could be in a couple of months down the line. It can however be tasking to try and keep up with changing trends. The trick is to get a few fashion-forward pieces, like animal prints and jungle-inspired outfits, with the power to stay in your closet indefinitely.

    Rihanna, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus in trendy animal prints. (Photo: leopard.dropdeadglam.com)

    Animal prints are not a new fashion phenomenon and we definitely haven’t seen the last of this trend. With a few animal print outfits and accessories in your closet, you can choose to release your animal instinct when the jungle beckons.

    leopard print fashion accessories are a perfect addition to your closet. (Photo: .refinery29.com)

    Animal prints are a loud and bold trend; remember that less is more when you choose to adorn animal prints. Do not match different animal print outfits and accessories, because the resulting look is often crowded.

    Animal printed shoes are easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. (Photo: blogs.mirror.co.uk)

    Combine solid colors with animal prints, when paring printed tops or bottoms with other outfits. Keep it simple if you are not bold enough to go for a top to bottom animal print ensemble. Avoid revealing or tightly-fitting animal prints, because they reduce the elegance of this trend.

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    New Year’s Eve Party Dress Options

    29. December 2011

    New Year’s Eve is barely two days away, and most women are out searching for the perfect dress to wear to the special evening event that they will be attending.

    Sequin dresses are amongst the recommended New Year's Eve party dress options (Photo: becomegorgeous.com)

    Sequins are amongst the most popular evening dress choices for most women. Wearing a sequin dress will literary make you stand out from the crowd. Snugly fitting dress which fall a few inches above the knees are both chic and create a flirtatious feel.

    Maxi dresses are still popular dress choices for most women (Photo: becomegorgeous.com)

    Maxi dresses are not about to go out of trend any time soon. Chiffon-made maxi dresses are ideal party dresses because they create a romantic allure and brings out a woman’s femininity. These long flowing dresses are definitely ideal choices for women who want to exude chic femininity.

    One shoulder dresses are ideal dress options for women who want to accentuate their upper bodies (Photo: becomegorgeous.com)

    One-shoulder dresses are also still as popular as ever and amongst the highly recommended list of ideal New Year’s Eve party dresses. These dresses let you show a little bit of skin and they accentuate the upper body, drawing more attention to this region.

    Whichever dress you go for, make sure that you cross-over to the New Year in style.

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    Calvin Klein’s 2011-2012 Fall/Winter Jeans and Accessories Campaign

    22. December 2011

    Calvin Klein's 2011-2012 winter/fall jeans and accessories campaign (Photo: raredelights.com)

    If you are a jeans and boots kind of person, the Calvin Klein winter/fall jeans and accessories will definitely impress you. The campaign features famous models including Ruby Aldridge, Yuri Plaksun and Malthe Lund Madsen.

    The Calvin Klein winter/Fall campaign comprises of black leather bags, denim pieces and women's boots (Photo: fashionizers.com)

    Sebastian Kim photographed the models wearing the 2011-2012 Calvin Klein denim pieces and stylish shoes and accessories. The collection comprises of black leather bags, vogue-inspired men’s postman bags, trendy backpacks, stunning sunglasses and stylish women’s boots.

    The Clavin Klein fall/winter campaign comprises of vogue inspired men's postman bags (Photo: fashionizers.com)

    The highlight of the collection is undeniably the brand’s beloved denim pieces, which always get an update with each passing season.The collection offers some of the best casual wear pieces, ideal to stock up on for your 2012 wardrobe.

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    Young Versace Opens Its First Store In Milan

    21. December 2011

    Young Versace opens its first boutique in Milan. (Photo: brandingmagazine.com)

    Versace’s kid’s label, Young Versace, has gotten a store dedicated to the collection in Milan. The kid’s clothing boutique follows after the luxury brand successfully launched the Young Versace collection six months ago.

    Keeping their clientele in mind; the Young Versace store exudes a glamorous fairground feel featuring large candy canes, mushrooms, a merry go round accompanied by baroque style chairs and the brand’s signature medusa head on the walls finished off by a white and lilac décor.

    The Young Versace Store features a glamorous playground decor. (Photo: i.telegraph.co.uk)

    “I am thrilled to be able to present the Young Versace collection in its own unique retail environment. The collection is perfect for kids that like to stand out from the crowd,” said Donatella Versace.

    The glamorous kid’s boutique is located next to the Versace Home boutique on Via Borgospesso. The store will stock pieces from the Young Versace collection including Swarovski studded baby bottles, adorable princess dresses for girls and boy’s suits.

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    Chanel Preview Their 2012 Paris-Bombay Collection

    14. December 2011

    Chanel preview their 2012 Paris-Bombay collection in Paris. (Photo: raredelights.com)

    Karl Langerfeld brings his interpretation of the Indian fashion flair into Chanel’s new Paris-Bombay collection. Simply put, the 2012 collection is a work of art that showcases Indian style aesthetics.

    An outfit from Chanel's Paris-Bombay collection. (Photo: raredelights.com)

    “It’s all about refinement. The Partisan version of India,” Karl Langerfeld explained. “Coco loved Indian jewelry, she’s created several inspirational Indian outfits and that was enough for me. I was inspired more by men than the feminine clothes. They are easier to wear.” Langerfeld explained that he was inspired by Coco Chanel’s Indian themed outfits over the past 60 years.

    A piece from Chanel's Paris-Bombay collection. (raredelights.com)

    The collection was unveiled in Chanel’s Grand Palais home, Paris to a select audience invited to preview the collection on the 6th of December. The unveiling was done in a banquet style, featuring tables laden with tea, fruits and other delights as well as crystal decanters for the special guests.

    A piece from Chanel's Paris-Bombay collection. (raredelights.com)

    The collection features fuschia, gold, snowy white and silver colored outfits. Tweed coats and dresses are also part of the collection, as well as Indian inspired jewelry pieces including pearls and elements of embroidery and metallic on the saris.

    The preview featured a stellar line up of the best models including British Fashion Award Model of the Year winner Stella Tennant, Amber Le Bon and Yasmin.

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