J.W Anderson

I was’nt quite so sure what to think of men in dresses but J.W Anderson does and maybe we should pay closer attention.

Over the past few year’s men’s runway looks have become increasingly feminine. From make up, floral prints, skinny jeans and platforms. But nothing we havn’t seen before in the 70’s 80’s and beyond but that aside if we take one major designer out of the spectrum of gender neutral fashion designers it’s a whole lot tamer.

I am now ready to embrace and understand the significance of it all. While in the past year many critics have voiced there surprisingly like for the designers collection at fashion week 2013 and 2014 it really has pushed the boundaries of social normality.

The enterprising fashion genius has made what would usually be classed as women’s clothing is for men, including ruffles, dresses and skirts knee high boots. The S/S 2013 collection was well received and branded a stroke of creative mastermind.

When his 2014 collection came it was different from the last with leathers or neoprene tunics in black white and beige hues and bow details. It seems obvious the young designer doesn’t find the boy/girl thing challenging.

 

S/S J.W dress, ruffles, boots

S/S J.W dress, ruffles, boots

In a recent interview with Fabien Constant Anderson he expressed clearly that he believes it only to be a big deal because we make it one  “were more backward than we’ve ever been”. He then goes on to defend his men’s dresses comparing them to the oversized rapper style t-shirt in relation to length so why is it unacceptable. He also explains he finds it confusing that a guy can be on a billboard in just underwear yet people make a bigger deal of his dresses for men. “Were uncomfortable with things we don’t understand” he said.

 

Andersons direction seems distinct he’s not willing to change it or let people make fun of it because he genuinely believes in breaking the traditions of gender coding and redefining the male image. And that is what he intends to continue doing.

For 2014 bows, mesh and halter tops

For 2014 bows, mesh and halter tops

 

Mademoiselle Coco Chanel

An undeniable landmark in fashion history that still remains celebrated and respected today is a staple in every women’s wardrobe that never stops recurring. Coco Chanel  made the little black dress essential to women while reinventing it time and time again. In 1926 when she first designed the iconic LBD it was unusual as black was seen for people in mourning or the clergy predominantly. It was a stroke of genius that would define many of her collections and be a highly worthy investment piece for many women.

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She adopted different styles and variations including black georette, chiffon and velvet. She essentially made the black dress the key to a woman’s femininity and sexiness. Her legendary design then became subject to copy all over the world. The magazine industry was rejoicing and promoting it to women world wide including British, French and American Vogue.

Chanel Today

Chanel Today

 

Arguably Chanel’s  black dresses were revolutionary for there sensuality teamed with mysteriousness. She opted for uneven hemlines and low dropped backs of dresses which still remain and are distinguishing and defining look in the designs today. Adverts such as Nicole Kidman’s Chanel No5 campaign and Keira Knightley’s Coco Mademoiselle advert. It seems even to date and with many passed decades since the LBD became famous by Chanel and as Vogue highlighted is smartest of evening colors.

Chanel remains one of the most highly respected French Couturiers. Her style included layering, ruffles tweed and her dedication to providing practical femininity for women was obvious. She was a firm believer in completing the looks with a string of pearls or diamonds to accompany the LBD for finishing touches. “A woman can be overdressed never over elegant”. Today the LBD still remains as important as it can be dress up or down and accessorized to fit almost any occasion appropriately. Chanel remains celebrated all over the world today for as a woman who was not afraid to break out and because she was the definition of the quintessential chic French woman.

The daring Chanel

The daring Chanel

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Cara

Cara for Chanel

 

Sources

book: Vogue on coco Chanel by Bronwyn Cosgrave

 

 

Leap into Spring with the help of NYC fashion week 2013

 
Leap into Spring with the help of NYC fashion week 2013!

Miu Miu exhibiting the crop top for Spring/Summer Collection 2013

Miu Miu Spring/Summer Collection 2013

With the much anticipated  arrival of New York fashion week nothing has disappointed to date and along with it came a hoard of celebrity crushes, iconic designers and  more media coverage to keep us not so fortunate goers involved. New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world so where better for buyers and the media to witness previews of what’s in store for 2013. Each day has brought us the hottest trends to grace the runway from some of the worlds biggest designers. An array of pastel, neons and the studded kitten heel comeback draped with sinfully attractive accessories. Every show has offered something desirable to all women regardless of personal style to add to the collection of timeless pieces.

 

The spiky stiletto are back with a vengeance  and are the fashion packs way of looking whip-smart, elegant and super polished.From Christian Louboutin to the color popping Stella McCartney range.Shoe porn is at it’s best!

The irresistible collection from Victoria Beckham

The irresistible collection from Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has been planning to unveil the crisp clean tailored look which includes whites, reds and blacks for her simple chic S/S 13 collection. She has been applauded for her attention to detail and designing for her customers as opposed to her iconic style. She has even choose Manola Blahnik over Christain Louboutin to design the flat shoe, something she is so early seen in.

It’s all about volume control this Spring. Designers such as Miu Miu and Chanel are opting for the unstructured feel. Hermès have shown us elegant and exotic detailed prints attractive to any shopaholic.

The gentle drapes and ruffles from Dior, Céline and Chloé mark a new millstone of femininity. The newly adapted minimalism look is fresh and pretty for the season and is right on trend with the less is more idea.

The crop top has made it’s way from high street to high fashion steadily. Always appropriate for summer and still beautiful with simple jackets and high waisted trousers for the not so brave women. Miu Miu, Balenciaga and Balmin have demonstrated this vision in there shows.

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Punk Rock Rules at the NY Met Gala

The New York annual Mat Gala bought us PunK Rock theme this year. Some took the theme a little over the top while others dawned beautiful gowns and still hinted at and embodied the image with touches of punk like accessories including studs, cuffs, and dipped hair ends. While the theme was bold and fun some stars did not get the memo and arrived to the gala in typical Hollywood red carpet attire. Many of the actresses and singers arrived along side there designers instantly telling viewers who they were wearing with out being asked. Katy Perry arrived in a metallic dress on the arms of the Italian duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The california girl also wore a princess grown and the punk chic style was evident.

Sultry Brazilian Super Mode Gisele very rock chic l

Sultry Brazilian Super Mode Gisele very rock chic l

Coco Rocha wearing a bad clip on fringe thumbs down I think

Coco Rocha wearing a bad clip on fringe thumbs down I think

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume Institute Gala in New York was put together by the one and only editor and chief of Vogue Anna Wintour. The big event was jam packed with A listers and inside was rumored to be decorated all punk rock fitting for the theme. Anna Wintour let Kim Kardashian onto her red carpet this year but unfortunately the reality TV star came under tough scrutiny for her Ricardo Tisci dress which was compared to curtains several times for its traditional looking print. Kim wore gloves and matching shoes which consequently led to a floral pattern overload. Kanye preformed after dinner and shouted out to his baby mama she was beautiful. The crowd then applauded and screamed for the pregnant and usually stylish star.

Slammed for her choice

Slammed for her choice

Emma Watson in a sexy cut out still remains elegant

Emma Watson in a sexy cut out still remains elegant

Katy Perry in Dolce and Gabana

Katy Perry in Dolce and Gabbana

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My favorites <3

My favorites ❤

Beyonce swanned up the red carpet in a Kenzo Dress worn with potentially questionable matching sky high boots that only she could pull off. Some how the entire ensemble gloves included looked fabulous teamed with her golden locks and train she was the star of the night as always. The jet setting star who is in the middle of touring took a night off for the much anticipated event.

in Marc Jacobs

in Marc Jacobs

Miley Cyrus was also widely criticized for her choice. The 20 year old singer wore a Marc Jacobs creation rumored to have been worn by Kate Moss years ago. The singer opted for spiking her short peroxide  hair a look evidently that didn’t sit well. I think that if Miley had worn the same dress with her prior brown tresses she would not have been under scrutiny for her choice at all but most people had a serious issue with her dramatically different hair. She was not the only star to dawn a peroxide do as Anne Hathaway arrived with a new peroxide pixie look also that she wore quite well in Valentino .

Anne Hathaway in her new do

Anne Hathaway in her new do

Rooney Mara was my personal favorite of the night in Givenchy also accompanied by the creative director Riccardo Tisci. The white romantic lace gown with a plunge neck was undoubtedly for me the winner of the night. She wore a very dark lip with her black hair that made the white illuminate as well as her. Nicole Richie did cream TopShop and a dark lip with white grey hair which also had a gothic theme to it.

The best Rooney Mara is flawless

The best Rooney Mara is flawless

Anna Wintour did not abide by the dress code and arrived in floor length Channel because she can and ho would question that. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a eccentric Philp Tracey creation resembling a mohican. The Sex and the City super star wore a Giles Deacon gown and LV boots but had a minor flash scenario.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

All the Super Models represented with Miranda Kerr in revealing cut out a Micheal Kors creation finished with a spiked gold Louboutin clutch. Rosie Huntington Whitley was enchanting in Gucci and Cara Delevigne in Burberry who posed with fellow Brit Sienna Miller also in Burberry. Both wore low V plunges with spikes finishing.

Girls Star Alison William looks beautiful

Girls Star Alison William looks beautiful

Tiger Woods bought his new girlfriend ski champion Lindsey Vonn to the event and Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are rumored to be an item. Blake Lively  showed up in Gucci gown that was duck blue and bled into black sweeping the floor giving the impression of a feathered look the fashion icon did not arrive sadly with hubby Ryan Reynolds. Lastly Madonna made a serious statement the material girl barred all in chains a black wig and provocative baring tights. The material girl went above and beyond in a studied plaid Givenchy piece and not much else.

Rosie in Gucci

Rosie in Gucci

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

All out in typical Madonna fashion

All out in typical Madonna fashion

very dressed down for the flamboyant singer

very dressed down for the flamboyant singer

Mary kate left Ashley right

Mary kate left Ashley right

Chaos and fashion excelled as expected and most did not  disappoint!

The Hollywood Bling Ring

The film the "Bling Ring" is out this June

The film the “Bling Ring” is out this June

Emma Watson is playing Alexis Neiers in the much anticipated Summer film that depicts a story of the Beverly Hills teens based on true events. The “Bling Ring” as they have been so infamously labeled robbed homes of celebrities on several occasions. In 2009 there is estimated robbery for the year was said to be around $3 million in belongings as well as ca$h. Famous heiress Paris Hilton was a main target as well as Lindsey Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Hills reality star Audrina Partridge. Footage shows a man and woman grabbing everything in sight wearing hats and gloves in Partriges released tapes. The story unfolded before the affluent teens eyes and soon enough video footage and prints all pointed at the over exposed teens. It seemed like all they wanted was fame, money and ultimately to be a part of the Hollywood scene as they were rich and already partying way beyond there means and age. Alexis Neiers had a reality show on E where she attempted to be seen as a troubled good girl gone wrong but consequently looked like a total brat. She assisted in robbing Orlando Blooms house which she was caught fleeing the scene with stolen possessions. She is now facing three years probation and has served 30 days in prison. The film is set to come out this June. Paris Hilton plays herself in the film. These notorious events at the hands of a couple of high school teens has made history. The Bling Ring slowly became identified by police as surveillance footage revealed them one by one as it built up from numerous celeb CCTV cameras.That was the first break but the culprits were over heard several times bragging loudly about the high valued goods they had stolen in there private school and it didn’t take long for tip offs to ensue. Nick Prugo one of the main ring leaders has been charged with 7 accounts of burglary. All of the upper class teens equally searched for acceptance in the LA high school were popularity was everything. Once they got a a taste they just couldn’t stop! Whenever Rachel Lee wanted a new outfit or ran out of money for drugs they would rob or as she liked to call it “go shopping”. It all became an addiction of stealing , living on the edge and adrenaline. Cant wait to see the film

Emma Watson is playing bad girl Alexis Neiers

Emma Watson is playing bad girl Alexis Neiers

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The real Alexis

The real Alexis played by Emma Watson

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Knightley united

Kiera Knightley is set to marry today in just a few hours according to sources. The well known British actress go engaged last year to James Righton after the pair were introduced by her good friend Alexa Chung. The wedding plans have been very hush hush over the last few months but it has become quite obvious that it will be in France today. The Mail Online has reported a large number of marquees have gone up in Mazan in the South of France.

First peep of what is thought to be the Marque in the South of France where the duo will marry

First peep of what is thought to be the Marque in the South of France where the duo will marry

The 28-year-old Pirates of The Caribbean star was photographed in a French airport greeting him as the affectionately showered each other with kisses while she looked relaxed and happy in a pair of dungarees. glasses and stripped top. After the to be couple hoped in a car with her mum and took off. They have apparently warned there guests to arrive separately and in small groups not to draw to much attention. The biggest question on everyones lips naturally is who shell be wearing.

EXCLUSIVE Keira Knightley greets her fiance at the airport

The Prime suspect at the moment is Chanel for many reasons.Rumors have circulated that the labels director and potentially fashions most powerful man will have custom Chanel made for the Hollywood star. She has been the face of Coco Mademoiselle fragrance in both a major ad commercial and several campaigns. The Atonement star has also had a long relationship wearing the brand for red carpet events. My money is on Chanel. A feast of celebrities will be wined and dined a all night undoubtedly.

Can’t wait for the photos of the nuptials to follow.

The very famous Chanel ad she featured in

The very famous Chanel ad she featured in

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Campaign

Gorgeous in Chanel

Gorgeous in Chanel

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Kiera and Karl will she wear CHANEL?

Kiera and Karl will she wear CHANEL?

Worst Dressed

She knows

She knows

I love her usually for her style but it is it fair to say Rita Ora is the worst dressed of the week or could we condemn it by calling it quirky? Especially given thats she’s in Tokyo. I for one am totally unforgiving of this outfit choice no matter where in the world. Even in the above photo she even looks like shes upset because she has to wear it. What do you think?

Questionable hair? Questionable dress? Questionable outfit?

Questionable hair?
Questionable dress?
Questionable outfit?