The highly anticipated long weekend has finally arrived and festival season is upon us, with Parklife kicking off this weekend. As usual, festival-goers are expected to be greeted by a mudbath as wet weather conditions threaten to dampen the weekend.
Here's some festival style inspiration to prepare you for the mudfest... Don't forget your wellies!
Making a statement is something British bad boy designer Gareth Pugh knows a hell of a lot about; and yesterday was no exception, when he set the runway alight unveiling his fearless, sci-fi inspired spring-summer 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week (#PFW).
Using a strict, monochrome palette of black and white, Pugh sent models down the runway in angular leather cages, contrasting stripes, grid-like pieces, and rigid, amour-like embellishments.
Subtlety remains a prominent look this season. With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, I'm eager to embrace the versatility of the flesh colour spectrum by incorporating some warm peachy hues and pale, earthy neutrals into my wardrobe.
Going nude is all about versatility. Adopt a chic, understated look by contrasting neutrals with a monochrome palette of black and white, or alternatively, spice up your flesh-coloured ensemble by injecting a splash of eye-popping colour and bold prints.
1. Alexander Wang Basketball Tank
2. Reed Krakoff ankle cuff leather flat sandals
3. Equipment signature blouse
4. Ellery 'guillotine' ankle boot with studs
5. Proenza Schouler PS1 medium suede bag
6. Miu Miu silk crepe de Chine shorts
1. Christopher Kane Aqua gel-filled PVC clutch
2. Surface to Air 'Leigh' leather platform pump
3. Balmain Metallic Leather Skinny Pants
4. Dion Lee printed silk-georgette shirt
5. Alexander McQueen snakeskin and brass wrap bracelet
Paris Fashion Week's nine-day sartorial marathon kicked off yesterday with Portuguese designer, Fatima Lopes, showcasing her colorful spring/summer 2012 RTW collection at the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower, revealing the most picture-perfect panorama of La Ville-Lumière (The City of Light).
During a recent visit to Bondi's Tuchuzy store, two things immediately caught my eye: the effortlessly elegant, vibrant-hued Equipment silk blouses and Anniel calf hair desert boots.
Anniel is an Italian footwear label that is originally renowned for their handmade dance and sport shoes. More recently they have shifted towards creating a more fashion-oriented line of footwear which still retains the thin, supple sole, making them a real pleasure to wear.
Equipment's androgynous silhouettes are synonymous with french minimalism, inevitably making them an inexhaustible wardrobe staple. This spring/summer season we are graced with silk blouses in blinding hues that even the most colour-shy can't resist!
I'm currently eyeing off this gorgeous Equipment dress in 'lime punch'- It'll be the perfect way to inject a bit of zest into my monotone wardrobe.
The highly anticipated Henry Holland x Le Specs collaboration is now available!
The 12-piece, limited edition unisex eyewear range is inspired by vintage frames from the '80s and '90s.
Holland believes the shades will appeal to the more intrepid and adventurous Le Specs customer -
“They’re a more directional consumer who want that something different, searching for another avenue to express themselves and stand apart from the rest of the crowd.”
At the super affordable price of just $90 a pair, there is no doubt that these quirky, cutting edge specs will be a huge sell-out. Get yours now in store at General Pants or online at www.mycatwalk.com.au
Rose gold is the metal of choice this season. Not only has the blush-hued alloy prevailed as the 'it' tone for jewellery, but it has also emerged on handbags, clothing and footwear.
Here are some of my favourite rose gold pieces:
1. Alexander Wang 'Lydia' Clutch
2. NARS 'Orgasm' Illuminator
3. Jenna Conner 'Mixed-Media Bib' Necklace
4. Eddie Borgo 'Bullet' Cuff
5. YSL #140 'Pink Gold' Nail Lacquer
6. Alexander Wang 'Fabiana' Sandal
7. Made Her Think 'Mesh Gauntlet' Ring
8. Michael Kors Rose Golden Oversized Chronograph Watch
Inspired by a recent holiday to Marrakesh, Acne Head Designer Jonny Johansson, took us on an exotic journey through Morocco with his S/S 2012 showing at LFW. Tangerine, lavender, mustard and mosaic blue hues flooded the runway in new architectural structures and oversized proportions. Culotte-trousers, flat tasselled brogues, billowing cotton kaftans, prom dress silhouettes and star-punctured leather pieces, were a few of the standouts from the Swedish label's effortlessly cool collection.
I have to say I completely agree with style.com's Maya Singer:
"this collection set a new bar for Acne as a fashion house, as opposed to merely a bellwether street-wear brand."