Thursday, 28 July 2011

Clements Ribeiro AW11 Collection

Clements Ribeiro's AW11 collection titled 'Romance Darkly.'
The collection is tactile with a mix of fabrics and embellishments.
 Lace, damask, silk and black fringed beading give texture.
Black is the key colour .....
.... with red .....
... and electric blue making a bright appearance.

Printed silks take on more muted shades of khakis , browns, ivory and rusts.
And leopard prints juxtapose with tapestry prints, whilst air brush strokes create a feline fur imagery..   
But it is not all dark with light blue and white appearing in paisley prints.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

New Season Arrivals at The Clothes Parlour

The online boutique The Clothes Parlour houses some great designers and here's a few of the new arrivals ready and available to be snapped up.

Sass & Bide - Every Little Piece Dress in Animalia print,and studded with beading across the shoulders. Price £421

Twenty8Twelve - Edlyn Dress featuring a vest dress underlay. 100% silk Price £289

Irwin & Jordan - Pearl Lace Mini Skirt, elaborate lace detail in khaki with an oyster silk underlay, scalloped hem . Also available in red. Price £240

Not only restricted to clothes but there's shoes and accessories too.

Lara Bohnic - Crusade Shoe Boot. 100% goat leather, this opened toed boot has brass chain detailing down the centre of the boot. Price £560

 Eddie Borgo - Matte Gold Cone Bracelet. It may look small and delicate, but these are spiky gold cones. Price £345

For more choices and designers check out their website

Sunday, 24 July 2011

It's back to the Roaring Twenties for La Perla AW11 Collection

The inspiration for La Perla's AW11 collection is the Roaring Twenties. The four ranges are
Feathers and Cheetahs - It wouldn't be the Roaring Twenties without the feathers. Seen in the above image as fingerless chivon gloves .
And of course you really must have a bit of fringing darling!.
A Game of Transparencies - This range is the quietest one of the 'bright young things.'. Chantilly lace with delicate scalloped edges, fine tulle and silk satin

Art Nouveau lace - a  design of Leavers lace mixed with tulle and top stitching creating a sexy smart pin striped effect.
 Contrast Mesh and tuxedo details. mesh is mixed with silk satin, whilst black pyjamas honour the Tuxedo jacket with their own silk satin lapels.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Miss America at london's Joseph Ribkoff AW11 review

Joseph Ribkoff is the official wardrobe sponsor for Miss America 2010, and so when showcasing his AW11 collection at the Marylebone Hotel, London in July, Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, came too.

One of the many perks of being crowned Miss America is Teresa becomes the official spokesperson for Joseph Ribkoff International clothing Company and they provide her with a full wardrobe for the year! Now this is heaven for any woman, but for a girl from a large family (3 sisters and 3 brothers) who had to be creative with her older sisters hand me downs, it’s heaven, Christmases and birthdays all rolled in to one. You can understand why she wasn’t really interested in fashion until high school, but now that’s changed and she explains enthusiastically how you can mix and match Ribkoff’s pieces and how they look great for both day and night.
 Here Teresa is holding one of her favourite pieces from the AW11 collection. She explains wrap dresses are flattering on most body shapes and sizes. In fact the sizes range from 2 to 20, so Ribkoff really does live up to his catchy little marketing phrase "No one Knows Me like Joseph Ribkoff".
Teresa's wrap dress has an opulant design of leapard print with images of gold chains, strings of pearls and diamonds on a background of pink and black. This dramatic print also comes in a shift dress, tunic, jacket and cowl neck blouse.

Ribkoff's signature colours are black and white "Always a classic" says Teresa who is also wearing black and white from his collection.

But he does inject some colour in to his collections. This season it is pink and red.

Here Teresa is showing her crown and explains it is made from Austrian crystals and the reason for the design. The four points of the crown represent: Style, Scholarship, Service and Success. Tereasa certainly has style covered with her new Joseph Ribkoff wardobe; she won $50,000 scholarship sponsored by Artistry, the skin care brand of Amway Global, so she can continue her education in law; she chose 'Eating Disorders- a Generation at Risk' for her platform issue to help community service ; and Success? Well for a 17 year old this is not a bad start up the success ladder!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Etro AW11 Collection

Designer Veronica Etro's inspirations for her AW11 collection are antique carpets, tapestries and embroidery.
The prints have a faded look as though aged with time.

The carpet prints are reversed to reveal seaming and their weaves. Fluffy long wool resembles fur ........
.......while knitted tufts on a 3-D striped sweater look like pelt..

Wrap dresses twist around the neck and torso in layers.

The colour palette is of faded burnt and rust tones.
Nylon lurex feature in both transparent and dense versions giving the illusion of a liquid surface.

The juxtaposition of different materials and weights is essential to this season's key look.
Shiny printed iridescent lurex is paired with hairy tweeds or tartans, silk is paired with silver metal work, heavy wool contrasts with shimmering nylon.


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