A twist on the classic Spring trend, this suede trench from Gucci’s SS15 collection is a retro inspired dream with a hand tied belt and heavy, round buttons. Wear with wide leg trousers and a soft knit, both in neutral tones, for maximum effect.
If someone asked me to pick one collection from this season and they told me that I could only wear those pieces I would have previously considered this a hard decision. Not because I wouldn’t love to have a complete designer wardrobe, but because rarely does a collection have me wanting every item. I usually pick and choose my wish list based on my own personal style and what I would really wear. Sure I can acknowledge and appreciate a good trend when I see one, but would I actually wear it?
However there is one collection from this season that has changed all that, Gucci Fall/Winter 2014.
This collection is one of my all time favourites. It has every element that I try to add to my own personal style. I am currently into pastels, (so this too may be a passing trend) but my love of the 1960’s style has always been paramount. So of course Gucci’s a-line shift dresses with peter pan collars immediately appealed to me and my small frame. The dresses crafted from soft leathers had me swooning, along with those Chelsea knee-boots in snake skins and pony-haired leopard topped off with the iconic Gucci horsebit detail . The big shaggy jackets had me feeling chilly in the feverish temperatures of tropical Queensland, especially when paired with those ankle grazing cigarette trousers.
Frida Giannini (one of my favourite Romans) has really out done herself with this collection. She has artfully taken the essence of Gucci, which is glamour and sexiness, and has managed to inject that into a 1960’s silhouette, which is usually associated with a boyish aesthetic. There was a simplicity about this collection, which is not the norm for Gucci. Less is more, seemed to be the motto, however the Gucci woman was not lost and was as enigmatic as always, just without the sequins this time!
Currently on the dream/wishlist is this Gucci Soho Disco Python bag, in raspberry and fuschia. Aptly named the “Disco” bag in makes me want to steal Carrie’s dress from the night she went to Bungalow 8 in Sex and the City and then time travel back to Studio 54. I am sure Bianca Jagger and Co would have some serious style envy when they saw my Gucci!
|Charlize Theron in Dior and Jessica Biel in Elie Saab|
The 69th Annual Golden Globes, often considered a prelude to the Oscars, saw Hollywood’s Stars don their designer duds for a night of awards and glamour. Being one of the first major red-carpet events of the year, the 2012 awards gave us an insight into the trends ahead and a taste of whats to come for the Oscars.
Honestly I couldn’t tell you who got which award, nevermind who was nominated. I am more interested in who wore what. I have put together some of my favourite looks along with possible trends for the year ahead.
Favourites for me included Zooey Deschanel dressed in a two-tone Prada gown, teamed with specially painted tuxedo nails. I love Zooey, she always owns her look by adding quirky touches.
Girl of the moment Rooney Mara, playing lead role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, looked stunning in a gothic Nina Ricci dress. She cleaned up well considering the transformation she had to do for the film role. Her hair, still jet black, was slicked back into a ponytail, letting her dress shine. I am thankful she didn’t get too accustomed to those piercings required for the role, not very Nina. I predict that we will be seeing a lot more of Miss Mara in 2012 both on the big screen and in the fashion world.
Natalie Portman stole the show in an elegant, red and pink dress by Lanvin. She reminded me of Audrey Hepburn in her red strapless dress in Funny Face.
Blue and Neutral colours were big on the night with Hedi Klum pairing her neutral Calvin Klein dress with a pop of colour, turquoise necklace. However she took second place for best accessory with Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, having the best accessory of them all…Brad Pitt, in Salvatore Ferragamo, of course.
Both Salma Hayak and Evan Rachel Wood had specially created Gucci for the evening while Emma Stone opted for two- tone Lanvin and Claire Danes did J.Mendel.
Diasters of the night included Madonna in Reem Acra, paired with a heavy black cross, Lea Michele in a show stopping Marchesa dress (it’s just a shame she couldn’t pull it off) and I am still undecided on Tilda Swinton’s Haider Ackerman’s powder blue. suit/dress….
Let me know your thoughts on the Golden Globes 2012 style. who did you rate and who did you hate? Did I leave anyone out?
Thats all for now,