Monday, 5 July 2010

First Look -: Christian Dior Haute Couture A/W 2010

John Galliano is one of the few designers adept at using bold colours and theatrics. Held at the famed Musee Rodin, Galliano gave a whole new meaning to the term 'flower power'. Models walked down the ramp with cellophane around their heads mimicking bouquet wrappers. Inspired by Christian Dior's Tulip collection, technicolour gowns and dresses with realms of tulle and frill reminiscent of various hued flowers in a garden.
Truly, a beautiful collection.
My personal favourite ? The white dress with blue blotting.

Pics from tfs. Originally from FirstView/Getty

Need to pick up- Yves Saint Laurent -Elle limited Edition

The must have perfume of the summer is definitely YSL's limited edition version of Elle. This lighter fruitier version has notes of pink pepper, Sambac jasmine, amber and grapefruit.Guaranteed to seduce your olfactory sense!

Book Pick- Fashion Jewellery:Catwalk and Couture -Maia Adams

I love jewellery. Real or fake nothing gets me more excited than seeing earrings, rings and bracelets ( well, maybe perfume.) The bigger the better! I recently discovered this book, at Crossword which features some of the biggest names in jewellery design, such as Alexis Bittar and Bless.
The book talks about the designers collaboration with various design houses such as Lanvin and Comme des Garçons. It also mentions the various materials they collaborate with such as resin lucite, wood etc.
The most interesting part of the book was reading how a certain designer was inspired by chicken bones and made pieces of jewellery out of discarded chicken bones from lunch!
This is one book that is so inspirational and well written and a definite pick up the next time I am in Crossword.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

McQueen Resort 2010

The resort collection is the first with new creative director Sarah Burton at the helm of Alexander McQueen. The result was an exquisite collection that stayed true to the brand's DNA. The collection essentially McQueen's but having a shadow of femininity stamped by Burton. The latest collection has certainly whet the appetites of the fashion fraternity.