WE SAY 'I DO' TO NICOLL'S NEW TOPSHOP BRIDAL COLLECTION
Richard Nicoll’s new and anticipated bridal collection at high-street meccah Topshop has been released today, making history as the chain’s first specific wedding-attire offering—and the designer’s first bridal collection too.
The designer’s new venture, which he proudly states as an “alternative to meringue culture”, sees his characteristic regal touch put to modern, affordable designs that are “equally suitable as bridesmaid or cocktail-dresses”, as Nicoll himself explains.
The range, playfully named ‘Tie The Knot!’, is a capsule collection embracing romantic details of appliqué lace, delicate hemlines and bustier bodices; and with short and long dresses in rose-pink and white Nicoll’s collection contains some staple dresses for 2012’s wedding and party season.
Ranging from £75-£350, Nicoll’s floaty and feminine collection is easy on the frantic wedding-shopper’s purse and will in no doubt sell-out fast, as he made clear that bridal is not something he wishes to launch in his own label, assertively adding “I’m not the new Vera Wang, no!” So those in dire need of a Nicoll design at an affordable price, as well as an outfit for an upcoming occasion, look no further!
The Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Campaign Stars Are Revealed!
What a better way to get into the Jubilee spirit than with a dose of our favourite British brand Burberry ? That's right, Christopher Bailey has just unveiled his brand new ad campaign for Autumn Winter 2012! This means no more raunchy ad's of Cara Delevingne and a trenched up Eddie Raymane that we saw last season. Fashionistas, we present you the latest members to Burberry's ever growing family; the beautiful actress Gabrielle Wilde and the delightful Roo Panes.
Just in time for the British Jubilee celebrations happening later this week, the images shot by no other than Mario Testino represent Britishness and heritage. The cinematic style campaign was shot at the iconic Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.
Christopher Bailey explains "We wanted to play with everything that’s at the heart of the Burberry world – celebrating our brand and London through imagery, film, music, weather and our iconic outerwear, all in a very poetic and British way." We say you've done a jolly good job.
Not only are these the hottest face of Burberry at the moment but Gabrielle has just bagged herself a role in the new film 'Carrie' and Roo has written the soundtrack for the new campaign itself. Christopher Bailey sure knows how to pick them.
I’ve just returned from Paris, my mind like a digital camera, filled with images. With my lens focused on street fashion, I walked the Rues and Avenues of the world’s most fashionable city. It would be an understatement to say that “un foulard”, the scarf, is the most crucial piece in a French person’s outfit. In every color, pattern, size and texture, the scarf adds the “Je Nais Cest Quoi” feel and like a ribbon, ties the entire package together.
I was surprised (and slightly disappointed) to see just how Boho chic the Parisians have become. I strongly believe this casualness has become a world fashion statement. The key is is to look like you are “not trying” and to remain comfortable at all times. Ballet flats are the rage. Combined with jeans or a dress. Very simple.
The real street chic women are the bicycle riders. In Big wedge heels or stilettos, these women roam the streets in an admirable balancing act.
“Cheap Chic” can be found on the rue de rivoli with rows of stores that reminded me of downtown Manhattan. H&M, Etam, C&A, Jennyfer…just to name a few.
The major fashion trends in these trendy affordable stores are t-shirts with American words and positive self-affirming messages about love and life, baby floral prints, scarf patterned dresses, and skulls images.
I did not see any designer bags, or imitations of designer bags. The look is minimal, practical, youthful and at the same time very sexy and sophisticated. As feminine as the woman are, the men are modern day Gene Kelly’s. I just adored their sense of adventure with bright scarf’s and espadrilles.
Other accoutrements include brightly colored big headphones, cigarettes, cell phones, strong make-up and tiny colored cars.
Most importantly, the French people look joyful. Accessible. Real. Perhaps Marie Antoinette would not have embraced Boho Chic, but this French generation stands a better chance at a happy ending. (with a warm intact neck and comfortable feet).
Make Me A plus-size Top Model
The fashion industry have continued in one trend over several years and has left the plus size women out who may also want to be seen in the trendiest of outfits.
It's rather appalling that these selections of women have been treated this harshly for a long period of time. A trip to any fashion outlet will confirm that plus sized ladies are being left out and as result have been made to feel rejected because of how 'curvy' they are.
We find beautiful dresses, tops, trousers, skirts and shoes in petite and small sizes and hardly in plus sizes, even on the catwalk the thinnest are being sort after.
The trend should take a different turn now it is high time it did. Plus size models should take the stage, be recruited. Plus size outfits and accessories should be made more with love and as much attention as those of the petite and small sizes.
Let’s make a plus size see truly how beautiful they are, let the next fashion billboard we see bear the face of a plus size model.
Let's Make a next Top Model out of a plus size woman, let's celebrate plus size!