Saturday, 30 April 2011

Fit for McQueen

Hello My Lovelies;

After much speculation, finally one of the best kept secrets in the fashion world was revealed for us all to admire with much veneration.  The wedding dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge; Catherine Middleton was created by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

The intricate but modest lace bodice with long sleeves and a high waist was perfect to accentuate the Brides slim figure and in keeping with regal tradition. In contrast, the full sculpted silhouette skirt with the exaggerated waist is very McQueen-esque making sure the Bride was not lost in the whole grandeur of the day.

"Alexander McQueen's designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day."  - Sarah Burton

Catherine’s veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers.

She carried a simple Lilly of the Valley bouquet.

Sporting a diamond Cartier Halo tiara lent to her by the Queen, she wore her hair in signature loose waves as expected – offset by pear shaped diamond earrings gifted by her Parents.

The fashion world have cast their votes, here is what they had to say;

Karl Lagerfeld told France 2 Television - "She is very elegant, the dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of Queen Elizabeth's wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot."

Donatella Versace - "Kate's dress was beautiful, She looked very regal."

Bruce Oldfield - "Catherine needed the volume of the skirt, both to emphasise her tiny waist and to give the dress a sense of importance, I also liked the nod towards a bustle. It all helped towards an appropriately traditional gown."

Christian Lacroix told WWD - "I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: A combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant; she never was so beautiful. And Prince William's red Irish uniform is gorgeous."

Hubert De Givenchy - "The dress is very simple and very nice, the veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty."

Peter Copping of Nina Ricci -  "Very much in a royal tradition, reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth's - and a little bit Grace Kelly, she looks happy, radiant and natural."

Viktor & Rolf - "Kate's dress was simply elegant, her hair down was a beautiful and natural touch, and the tiara was stunning. She looked as at-ease as humanly possible and was radiant. Our compliments."

Elie Saab - "It was a very elegant dress, subtly refined and discreet, in keeping with her style"

Verdict: A SUCCESS

Alexander Mcqueen created a timeless classic, an everlasting tribute to a legend.

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Miu Miu Me!

Hello My Lovelies;

Miu Miu headed by Miuccia Prada has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I can remember. With some of the most astounding runway shows and consistently prodigious collections it is no wonder it has a host of A-list supporters.

 This season is no different and the particular item I have placed on the top of my covet list is the Miu Miu multicolored woven leather shoulder bag with detachable turquoise bead-embellished strap, which will instill every look with uber vintage chic.

Mui Mui have managed to throw together many colours into this piece and still make it look unified. The tan and turquoise work perfectly together and the jewelled enamel chain strap gives the bag the signature Miu Miu quirkiness. Versatile accessory for this season and the next, for sure!

Available at Net-a-Porter, go get yours!

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Burberry Brights

Hello My Lovelies;
Burberry's Spring/Summer 2011 bag collection, aptly named 'Brights' is enough to brighten up your day and your outfit. With over a dozen bags to chose from, each bag is presented in intense, vivid colours such as seafoam green, acid yellow, beetroot purple and citrus orange.

Go on, make a splash!!

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Kate Moss for Vogue Paris; May 2011

Hello my Lovelies;

Emmanuelle Alt's second issue of Vogue Paris as editor of course must be enthralling as the first and what better way than to put Kate Moss on the cover and then do a even better spread inside!

The captivating shoot by Mert & Marcus is attention grabbing and gratifying as the images jump from hot acid brights to minamalist black and white prints. Styled by Emmanuelle Alt, we see Kate Moss sporting a range of bold haircuts adorned in innovative designs by Armani Prive, Atelier Versace and Dior Haute Couture. Without a doubt, Kate looks spectacular.

Copyright: Vogue Paris, Mert & Marcus

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Friday, 22 April 2011

It's Diet Coke Time, Lagerfeld style #2

Hello my Lovelies;

The legend that is Karl Lagerfeld has designed a second collection of Diet Coke bottles, which are set to go on sale this Summer. For this collection, we see three bottles with polka dots, stars and stripes and of course his infamous silhouette.
The bottles will be available to purchase separately or as part of the collectors set which comes with all three bottles in a prism shaped collectors box. The new ad campaign for the limited edition bottles stars Canadian model Coco Roacha, Jeneil Williams and Heidi Mount.

 "I loved what we did last year but I will love 2011 even more. I'm delighted about this collaboration."  - Karl Lagerfeld

The designs are of course limited edition, so snap yours up asap!

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Coachella Favourites!

Hello My Lovelies;
Photo Credit: Mr.Newton, HB, JustJared

The 3 day festival started with a bang on Friday and the who's who attended with their panache and uber swagger to party hard in the Palm beach sun. Celebs such as Alexa Chung, Camille Bell and Whitney Port reinforced the reason why they are known as style savants, rocking hard in lush festival outfits!  Me think it is now time to round up some of the favorite outfits!

Great inspiration for the upcoming festival season!

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Mango A/W ' 11 Accessories Advance Purchase

Hello My Lovelies;

Mango are giving us the opportunity to purchase A/W ' 11 accessories online before they are launched in the shops in the Fall. Available online for a limited time with a 20% discount, we would be mad to miss this great opportunity!!

I know where I'll be on May 1st!

Much Love, Glam Girl x

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Colour Blocking; The High Street Way

Hello my Lovelies;

We all know that this season is all about colour blocking, in a big big way! 

Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Gucci and Prada embodied the trend perfectly in their creations on the runway. Now for us mere mortals looking for a more recession friendly capsule wardrobe, below are some cheaper high street alternatives to add some flare!

Miss Selfridge: Sleeveless Pintuck Dress

Warehouse: Ruffle One Shoulder Top

ZARA: Double Breasted Blazer

Dorothy Perkins: Red kick flare trousers

TOPSHOP: Patent Roller Buckle Belt

Much Love, GlamGirl x