I’ve been ill. The kind of ill that makes you recoil in fear when you glance at your reflection in the mirror. The pills I was prescribed made me feel worse. I hate being ill but here are a few things that I missed whilst I was in bed.
Ashley Olsen at the Golden Globes.
I love this Erdem dress! And aren’t those shoes the Manolo Blahniks made famous by Carrie in the Sex and the City movie?
I know everyone was going crazy for Kate Hudson but Diane Kruger looked amazing in Jason Wu. Makes me wish I had a reason to buy a fabulous dress… sadly I don’t! A girl can always dream.
Men’s fashion week in Paris and Milan. My appreciation for men’s clothes goes as far as there being nothing better to look at than a well dressed man.
Vivienne Westwood showed what has been dubbed ‘homeless chic’ in Milan. I loved it!
Couture Fashion Week in Paris opened by Christian Dior.
That’s enough catching up for now. I’m better now, so expect more of the usual!
The colour, ‘Particulière’, is a purplely brown that will look great with the season’s nude trend and seems much more wearable than the bogey Jade green people were going crazy for last season.
Though I’m not a major Rachel Zoe fan, I do totally agree with her advice that along with a smile, your hands are the first thing people notice. So I’ll be looking forward to getting a manicure with Chanel’s Particulière… though there is already a waiting list.
Every now and again good old Great Britain gives me a reason to reaffirm why I’m proud to be British and no I’m not talking about the extra bank holiday coming in 2012 because of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but about that other famous British institution – TopShop. Tomorrow, the first of TopShop’s trio of Spring collaborations from Ashish, Ann Sofie Back and Jonathan Saunders, hits stores.
Ann-Sofie Back kicks of the collaborative season with a line of 6 horror movie-inspired pieces. Dishevelled and slashed is clearly the inspiration for Back and her pieces will have you looking like a hot extra from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video (dancing skills not required).
Next up will be Jonathan Saunders. His second collection will be dropping on January 20 and it has more of a sexy, sultry bodycon feel.
Last but not least, the Ashish line drops on February 3. Everyone went crazy for those leopard print wedges last season so let’s see what happens with the studded tracksuit…
Get out that spangly new diary or calendar that you got for Christmas and mark February 20th as a date to remember. The eagerly anticipated (well at least by me) Sonia Rykiel for H&M collection will drop in store on this date. Sonia has done quite a bit to get us excited about the collection (that show in Paris) and the reasons just keep coming. Here are some images from the lookbook – thanks to nitrolicious. I love that the model looks like what I expect Sonia herself to have looked like when she was younger, with her crazy red hair and pale skin.