The Milan Fashion Show that everyones talking about

With Milan Fashion Week over, there is one show that everyone is talking about. Gucci. The Gucci designer, Alessandro Michele set the bar extremely high for the rest of the designers on day one and no one else lived up to his show.

The theme for his new collection was “The Alchemist’s Garden: an anti-modern laboratory.”, where for the first time ever women’s and men’s design’s were showcased in one show. The looks put together for men and women screamed ‘geek chic’, with many models dressed in floral suits and sheer blouses with neck bows.

The look that stood out for me the most was the sheer long sleeveless green dress with the yellow flowers around the hem. This dress was made spectacular by the model being dress head to toe in a diamond encrusted full body suit, even covering the face. Social media went crazy for the breathtaking look.

It wasn’t just the new designs that made everyone rave about the show, it was the catwalk where the designs where showcased. The catwalk was in a plexiglassed tunnel which surrounded a pyramid. The setting was just as spectacular as the new designs.

Will anyone ever top this show?

 

 

Paris Trip

A couple of week ago I had the opportunity to go on a trip of a lifetime to one of the capitals of fashion, Paris. I was blown away with how beautiful the city was and how amazing all the the tourists sites were. But one thing that really stood out to me was the shops. On nearly every corner you would find either a high-street shop or a designer brand in a beautiful building with an amazing window display. The minimalistic approach to the window displays only emphasised the clothes that were on display, making anyone want to go in and shop. The city is a visual merchandising dream.

A trip to Paris is definitely worth it just to appreciate the shops there that take over the streets of the French capital.

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The New Spring Sleeve

With the winter trends been and gone it’s now time to focus on the trends for the spring. Already many fashion bloggers and designers have been loving the bell sleeve, with many high streets shops following.

The bell sleeve tops that are out in shops can either been a chic, classy and elegant version or a version that is very boohoo and perfect for festival wear.

If you want to add a statement to your outfit bell sleeves are a prefect way to do so.

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Links to bell sleeve tops found on the high street:

http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/blue-tie-back-bell-sleeve-top_508028040?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_5080356_CR_153555276134_DV_t_PPI_265662365658_TID_pla-265662365658&tmcampid=155&tmad=c&tmplaceref=UK_PPC_PLA_5080356_CR_153555276134_DV_t_PPI_265662365658&gclid=CICPiayH_tECFTQz0wodn1UJ4g

http://www.riverisland.com/women/tops/blouses/black-long-sleeve-bell-sleeve-top-698102?sem=1&cmpid=PLA&istCompanyId=28d3cba5-6749-43eb-904c-61b8cc01cf80&istItemId=xiwiwixlrl&istBid=tztw&gclid=CNi3mY2H_tECFYoy0wodeCQM0w

 

The Season for Sparkles

The big party season this is Christmas and New Year means one thing only, sequins and sparkles. Sequins come and go in trend every year at this point in the fashion calendar, but this year designers have gone mad for a full sequin look. Kendall Jenner’s famous 21st birthday  covered in Swarovski crystals had everyone had over heels for sequins dress. If there’s one time to go all on out with the sparkles and sequins its this time off the year; Christmas and New Year ooze sparkle, so its the perfect time to go all out and stand out in a sparkly dress.

Here are now some of the best sequin dresses available at the moment:

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From Motel rocks

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From Prettylittlething.com

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From Motel Rocks

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From Missguided.com.

The sequins and sparkles aren’t only limited to dresses, make up has joined this trend. Eye make up that included glitter both on the eyelid and then billow the waterline has been seen on various make up blog and instagram accounts. Glitter in various colours can be purchased from NYX counters in boots all over the UK and give your make up look a real glamorous edge.

The print everyone is wearing

Leopard print was named Vogue’s must powerful trend in the Fall, but this print is one that is here to stay throughout winter. The likes of Nicole Richie and Alexa Chung have both been spotted rocking this print. Leopard print can be the centre of an outfit, with a leopard print fur coat or it can give a subtle edge to your outfit with some leopard print shoes, however you wear it this print makes you instantly look on trend.

Leopard print coats are timeless pieces that look amazing on any age. These coats can be an investment as they will never go out of style. On the catwalk, the likes of Givenchy and Prada proved how classic a leopard print coat is.

On the high street, the chain Zara, has fully embraced the leopard print trend. In shops at the moment, Zara have everything from leopard print biker jackets to leopard print skirts, all at reasonable prices. Here are the pick of the best leopard print that Zara have to offer:

top left: dress, £49.99. top right: jacket, £59.99

bottom left: bag, £29.99. bottom right: mini skirt, £12.99.

The velvet trend

As we are very much into a new fashion season, new trends have emerged and what to wear for winter 2016 is out in all the shops. One trend that is seen everywhere at the moment is velvet. Love it or hate it, velvet is here to stay for the season. Designers and shops alike have made this trend one that can be dressed up or dressed down, showing that it’s wearable in every occasion.

Designers on the catwalk showed us how to dress up velvet, with gorgeous dresses and silk pant suits.

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The high street have followed the catwalks and offered incredible velvet pieces. The high street have created a variety of pieces from dresses to shorts and from boots to bags, velvet is a trend you can’t ignore.

Dress – Missguided, top – River Island, shoes – Public Desire, bag – Whistles.

 

 

 

The North West Fashion Festival

Last weekend Liverpool’s iconic building St Georges Hall was bursting with some of the best up and coming designers that the North West has to offer.

The event gained a vast amount of support from businesses, with Harvey Nicolas Beauty Bazaar and the champagne company Moet sponsoring the event. The companies were giving away beauty samples and free champagne for all those with a VIP ticket, adding even more glamour to the weekend.

Some of the designers to grace the catwalk were Lavish Alice, Mode Mwah, Tracey Miller and John Lewis, who were advertising their new kids range.

The two collections that stood out the most were those from Lavish Alice and Mode Mwah. Lavish Alice’s collection was very elegant, with classic dresses and pantsuits given a modern twist. The dresses that were advertised on the catwalk were outfits that could go straight from the catwalk to the streets.

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The collection from Mode Mwah was very out there, in terms of glamour. These pieces were all about the sequins and embellishment. As shown in Vogue in May, sequins are a big trend of Autumn/Winter 2016 and this collection definitely showed that this trend is here to stay for the season. The glamour that this collection conveys is perfect for a Christmas night out.

 

Also there was no shortage of famous faces at St Georges Hall this year. Cast members from shows such as The Real Housewives of Cheshire, Love Island, Hollyoaks and a few others watched the event over the weekend.

The success of the event proved to the audience that Liverpool designers are here to stay.