Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring/Summer 2015

At any given Fashion week, with catwalks and numerous fabulous designs and designers, one of the thrills that can happen is when you love everything in particular look, piece of clothing or detail.

Oscar de la Renta's collection was a thrill to watch. Piece after piece, the designs were pretty and feminine throughout, with gingham thrown in with the lace pastels and the pinch of stripes thrown in.

Look 1: A great look to open with. It revealed enough about the collection to keep you wanting.






Even though the collection had a consistency throughout in fabrics and tones, the designs presented in this collection would provide something for everyone. In fact, in my head, I was spotting things and making mentals notes about outfits and clothes that could dress all four of the main female characters in Sex and the City, all to their personal style. For example, The second look in the two pictures above is definitely a Samatha Jones. The first in the two above those, a Charlotte York.





The above pieces were my favourite dresses in this show, and I'm almost positively certain that they will crop up on the red carpet soon enough. I find that the first one especially is a bit reminiscent of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012. The dress that Kate moss wore in that show, white with feathery bits, definitely could pass for this number's baby sister.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

 And to continue with the Oscar de la Renta show, the piece below is another that quite stood out to me. A very Carrie-Bradshaw-esque piece in my opinion, especially with the pastel pink, off the shoulder crop top. I'm also in love with this yellow-green colour.



All in all, a fabulous collection. Mixing and matching of different textures, colours and patterns is my most favourite element in designs, and apart from the inherent femininity, it is definitely what called out to me in this designer's work.

Tina x

Disclaimer: pictures are not mine and were all taken from style.com 



Friday, February 22, 2013

Spotlight on: Ricki Hall

London based Model Ricki Hall made a name in what is probably  due to his delectable style. He has the beard, what are described as most photogenic tattoos and made it big due to having such a distinctive look. 

The things that struck me most when I first saw his photos were two things, his beard and tattoos were one, obviously... and the other was the way he brings his attitude and character to the focus in the picture. He photographs well, no doubt - duh, model!- but most of all, the inherent style in his own persona does. In my research, something that stood out was that he has such a distinctive attitude to life. He might seem arrogant to few, direct, rude to others, but all in all he seems like quite the character.





Overall, Ricki Hall is one of the few who made Tattoos popular in high fashion. In fact, one of the first things I thought when I discovered him was that he was so different from other male models you see on the catwalk. Having said that, his look is quite editorial. On the catwalk it's different, its the clothes that have to shine, not the model per se. And Ricki Hall, well, his personality does steal the spotlight a tiny bit.





Described in his own words, Ricki Hall's style can be said to be minimal and 'easy to chuck on', favouring skinny jeans and Doc Martens especially. 

And a small interesting fact  is that in an interview with My Portis Wasp, Ricki also mentioned a friend, Jimmy Q, who he describes as a model who "has such a look it almost hurts". He is most definitely right.






Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quick Outfit of the Day

This was literally a whole day outfit: I had a couple of classes at Uni in the morning, after that I had to go and take some photos for a Site Analysis (Re Bus Shelter Design Assignment. aa! ), went home and played some piano. Walked it to piano lesson, walked it back and then took some outfit posts since the house was empty and quiet and I didn't feel like sitting at my desk just yet.  



It is a very typical Uni/Casual Outfit. I'm not very fond of putting on jeans in the mornings (they're cold, so cold) and I have a tendency of throwing on a  body-con skirt/shorts + tights and then I play around with tops, jackets and scarfs.

What I'm wearing: Zara Blazer,Zara Floral Shirt, Zara Ankle Boots, Pull and Bear Body-con skirt, Scarf I got from Italy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentino Couture SS13



Thanks to the Dazed and Confused Facebook pictures, in my near complete hibernation during the exam period I got to see some snaps of the Valentino Couture SS13. They're all backstage photos and that's one of the things I like best about these photos, they have more character. On the catwalk, it's all about the clothes, with good reason, but backstage, you get to see a bit of the people characterising the clothes too.



 I love Valentino because the clothes always have that ethereal beauty to them, at least to me. I was obsessed with drawing and painting fairies when I was younger so this takes me back to that. The collection seems to be characterized by two element types. There's the almost strict, geometric lines that twirl into classy looking swirls that remind me a bit of long twirling leaves and flowers. Like the white on white embossed numbers or the sheer and black lining over white underlays. I love these pieces because they have structure despite the flowery feel.  

The other type is the embroidered flowery mesh kind of thing. The flowing, abstract kind like the photo below. These numbers are less strict, more flouncy, light and airy. 

As Dazed and Confused wrote in this article, this collection is one of those which seems to translate "the beauty of the outdoors", indoors. 

       

       

Tina x

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Be Right Back!

I already haven't been posting this month, but these two weeks there's no chance I'll be able to do so either. I'll be back after the 20th of June, which is when I have my Design Review (eep!).
In the mean time you can check out my tumblr, 'cause I have been and probably will continue posting there for the time being. :)


Tina x
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