Sunday, 16 February 2014

LFW Highlights so far

Hi Guys!

So I've been on the London Fashion Week website today catching up on the past 3 days of shows and thought I would share with you some of my highlights so far. As per usual I'm immediately drawn to the pretty, embellished, feminine pieces so this is very much a reflection on my taste but I loved these collections so thought others might do too! I'll do another post again after LFW finishes on Tuesday and do a roundup but here are my favourites so far...

Julien Macdonald (of course)

LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection! Give me some embellishment, feminine shapes and sparkle and I'm happy! I love Julien's glamorous red carpet style and he hasn't disappointed this season. I like to see a collection where I can start to envisage styling people in it and this collection does just that, they are wearable pieces that ooze sexy femininity and I can't wait to see who rocks these on the red carpet.
I've captioned some of the images with who I could see looking amazing in them, love to know what you guys think!

Just to warn you, Lily Collins will probably appear a lot in this post as I don't think there's much she couldn't wear but I can really see her in this. It's pretty, feminine, soft hued and a classy length - all of which she tends to go for. Her soft features are better suited to subtle femininity and if she does go bolder, the fabric still tends to be lace or something similar. This is a pretty and youthful dress that I think with her current wavy bobbed hair would look great.

Gisele Bundchen's strong bone structure and olive complexion would work brilliantly with this dress to give a bit of a 'sexy gladiator' look. The fitted, angular shape to this dress would look amazing on someone tall and athletic such as Gisele while the length keeps it sexy rather than slutty.

I can 100% see Rooney Mara in this dress. She's gorgeous but in an unusual way and isn't too girly which is a little bit like this dress. She does subtle goth very well and the spider web look to this dress would complement her style brilliantly. Slicked back hair and dark lips would finish off the look perfectly.

Jasper Conran

Beautiful collection from Jasper Conrsn! Really love the simplicity and femininity of this, the models all look so pretty and girly striding down the catwalk in this collection and as before, I really like how wearable this all is, definitely on my wish list! I particularly like the slightly glittery nude pieces, great for a bit of glitz while keeping it subtle!

With her enviable figure and long dark hair, Kendall Jenner would look gorgeous in this dress. I really do love the contrast of long straight dark hair with nude colour dresses and bold red lips, it's such a striking look and shows how a simple dress can turn heads just as much as a bold, embellished number.

I would really like to see Olivia Palermo in this outfit. She's got great skintone to pull this colour off and her honey coloured hair would look great against the warm orange. She's also feminine enough to work the boxy shape of the jacket and I can see this looking really cute and girly on her. I think if I were to add any jewellery to this it would be a really chunky short gold chain but this outfit does speak for itself.

I really admire Suki Waterhouse's fashion choices and she's definitely a bit of a girl crush of mine at the moment! She's got a great face and she would pull off this slightly 60's looking outfit perfectly. She's got a slightly boyish figure that would look great in this top and the overall structured feel to this look. A blue jewelled statement necklace would finish this look off to give it more of a red carpet feel.

Temperley London

I'm a huge Alice Temperley fan and this collection is another winner for me. You can really tell this is a Temperley collection and it's nice to see her signature long flowing dresses but I also really liked the graphic folky prints she used and I can see this being a really popular A/W trend that will diffuse down into the high street. 

One name. Jourdan Dunn. I don't think I need to explain why! 
Someone who works structured strapless really well is Carey Mulligan. For someone like Carey who is quite straight up and down, structure works on her and an all over print looks great as she has fantastic ivory skin and short hair that she generally keeps swept back so as not to distract from what she is wearing. Being tall and slim, this length is really flattering and classy on her and is definitely a length she seems to favour.

This fun and flirty dress would suit the style and personality of Zooey Deschanel perfectly. Her quirky, ladylike look would work with the ladylike vibe to this dress. The straight neckline, lace panels and a-line skirt is a grown up kind of pretty and something that Zooey regularly wears on the red carpet. She has definitely found her niche and this dress fits in with that to a T.

Holly Fulton

Again with this folky/aztec/graphic print! Really love this print and the colours she has used in this collection. A really ladylike feel without being too overtly girly. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this catwalk and if I had the money I would definitely be investing in some pieces! I have to say I hadn't previously heard much about Holly Fulton but after seeing this I will definitely be taking an interest in her work.

I said Lily Collins would feature again and here she is! Again, another softly hued, pretty number and these just seem to work so well on her. The sheer panels add a little something but the dress still stays demure and that is a look Lily seems to have nailed. A splash of tomato red lipstick and softly pulled back hair would finish this off beautifully! 

I LOVE this whole outfit!! I really like the fact that she has used grey and black as opposed to black and white and I can really see Diane Kruger looking incredible in this! She always looks amazing in trousers and flats and her striking look would still hold it's own against this bold outfit. Diane's dainty look would suit the floral prints and although she is petite, a cocoon coat is a great way to do oversized without looking drowned.

Emilia Wickstead

I love this shapes in this collection and the mish mash of prints and textures. She seems to favour the a-line throughout and it's nice to see womenswear taking inspiration from fashion history in such a traditional yet totally modern way. Again, I love the wearability of the collection and I hope to see some pieces from this popping up at events very soon!

We all know that Kristen Stewart has never been the girliest girl, she does tend to favour jumpsuits and this number would look great on her. The dark, reddish undertones in her hair would look really striking against the stark white of the jumpsuit and a deep red lip would give this a Hollywood  finish. The clinical, sharp tailoring is something that Kristen pulls off really well and it would flatter her leggy figure.

I would really like to see Eva Mendes in this look. She's got a warm skin tone that really pulls off strong, bold colours and I think on her this would look really tropical and exciting. She a real style chameleon and experiments with her look constantly but this has a combination of things we have seen her in before; voluminous ballroom style skirts, bold colours, structured tops and nipped in waists. Some big gold jewel earrings would complete this look.