Holiday Reds

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Holiday season is quickly approaching – along with snow, endless Christmas parties & holiday baking – and a pop of red is the perfect hue to make a big impact in the simplest way. Sheer silk brings a bit of femininity and the leather combination keeps the look edgy (and warm in the brisk Vancouver air!). 

silk top: Le Fou by Wilfred at Aritzia / bag: Chanel / shoes: Valentino / jacket: All Saints 

photos: Sasha Honey

 

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Raincouver Florals – VFW Day II

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On a rainy Vancouver afternoon, what better way is there to brighten up the grey skies than with a pop of floral? Layering was also key, as the temperatures dropped dramatically: Ryan keeping warm by adding in a denim jacket, me in light layered jackets over my crisp collared shirt. Luckily by the time we arrived, the rain had settled down and we managed to snap a few photos before heading inside for the shows.

It was lovely meeting up with Andrea (check out her fabulous blog here) and it was great having Claire bring that french chic along with her. There’s a glimpse of my dapper-suited brother as well, who makes the odd appearance here and there but is usually seen behind the camera snapping those great details and outfits.

The day’s shows brought a bit of Indian culture to the runway – something I always get excited to see. Sunny’s Bridal presented exquisitely embroidered Indian outfits, for both men and women, and a surprise model – Chef Vikram Vij – strutting down the catwalk for the finale, which was a crowd pleaser for sure!


TopShop trousers / Kurt Geiger London shoes / J Crew shirt / Bag by Auxiliary at Aritzia / Alexander McQueen silk scarf

Sketched: Prada for Gatsby

Here are sketches of Prada’s designs for the upcoming film The Great Gatsby — a collaboration with Baz Luhrmann.

It was designed by the ultimate female of fashion herself, named as such especially with last year’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute in New York, which honoured Miuccia Prada’s work alongside fellow Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli (coincidentally with Luhrmann as creative consultant!).

Prada has created amazingly retro looks of shimmering dresses with fringing, tulle-overlaid, crystal-embroidery, and beaded hems (colours including emerald, jade, gold and topaz.. as seen above) – perfect for the period setting of the film.

This sort of old-hollywood glamour is exactly what i’m looking forward to seeing when the film is released next summer – naturally with a bit of Leo Di Caprio on the side – Prada and Luhrmann actually created the suit Di Caprico wore in the 1996 film version of Romeo & Juliet.. seems fitting in a way, no?

Spring Campaigning

The Spring/Summer 2013 Campaigns are rolling in…

The link between all of them is how dissimilar they seem to be! They emulate perfectly the way fashion seems to be heading at the moment… in no single straightforward direction.

The trend is that there is no trend, as seen from the varied collections themselves, which makes it so much more fun to plan your wardrobe (although the actual choosing process may be a tad more difficult!).

I love trying to figure out the inspiration and ideas behind the photos that the designers try to emulate – they often come up with quite imaginative scenarios. Speaking of which… check back soon for the Chanel campaign (of course I hadn’t forgotten about Karl!), there’s a surprising background story which comes along with it…

Here are some of my favourites so far, including Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Prada, and Raf Simons’ first RTW campaign for Dior. Click through the images to see them full sized.