Posts Tagged ‘SS10 Trends

01
Mar
10

70’s Inspired Outfit Post

Inspired by 70’s fashion and the military nod on the Marc Jacobs SS10 runway I mixed vintage fur and wooden platforms with a military shirt and neutral dress for a shopping trip this weekend.

Both the shirt and dress are quite slouchy so I pulled in the waist with an old Girl-Guides belt. When I first put on the military shirt I looked a bit too heavy so I broke up the green with the leopard-print scarf. I’m also getting a little bored with wearing black opaque tights so I went for woollen, over-the-knee socks instead. Left is the look without the vintage fur coat, scroll-down for photo with it on, over the shirt.

I’m reading the Philip Norman biography on the Rolling Stones and it’s keeping my obsession with their style and that of their girlfriends’ in the 60’s, piqued to say the least. This coat was my mother’s and she wore it to a Rolling Stones gig in America when it was new. The shoes are a little later and are nearly impossible to walk in but if I keep to the flat pavements and stay away from the cobbles I can just about manage!

More pictures and full outfit details on Herapparel.wordpress.com

03
Feb
10

Pastels and Black / Knits and Leather

Or, layered up for in-between seasons…

Pastels have already become a massive hit this season; it might just be because they are such a massive change from the rock-chick, studded / sequinned looks that were so massive last season.

After a bit of window shopping last week, I saw that most of the high street stores have pretty pieces in dozens of shades; from off-white to dark pink and mink, and everything in-between. A lot of the looks / visual merchandising that featured the lighter pieces are put together with darker toned and black elements. I think this way of wearing pastels is a perfect for coming out of winter, before the weather warms up.

I’m not getting into that whole, not wearing white out of season thing, but some paler colours can look a bit to summery for winter. The fabrics that are used are also quite light; lace and sheer viscose need to be layered up with warmer fabrics in colder months.

So I mixed up these little cotton-lace culottes and polka-dot vest (worn backwards) with a leather jacket and boots, and a woollen scarf and cardigan. It also meant that the pastel colours of the shorts and vest was set off against the dark leather. The hand-knitted, Arran cardi mixed the two elements together perfectly.

More pics and outfit details at HerApparel.wordpress.com

18
Jan
10

Mixing up the SS10 Trends

Alexander Wang and Christian Dior‘s SS10 collections were about as polar opposite as you could get. Both also, managed to epitomise the  Fashion Week city that they showed in; Wang in New York and Dior in Paris. I did the first post of the year on SS10 Trends and while researching, totally fell in love with the sporty trend epitomised by Wang’s collection; the layering, the colours, the shapes and the pure casualness of it. But, I just never dress that, down.

On the other hand I also adored the outer-underwear trend, which John Galliano made Dior’s own; the femininity, the simple lines, the craftsmanship and the utter sexiness of it. But this is not a look for everyday Dublin. So I’m thinking of mixing the two ideas together, (trust me, if I could, I would be wearing both designers this post and these photos are merely a nod to both trends!).

So, instead, I’m mixing up Jersey, Lycra and pretty lace, along with some Prada-esque hair and a bit of ‘ghetto’ bling. to dreate a look that takes the casualness of the Sport trend and the  ultra-feminine feel of the underwear trend. More photos and outfit details at Her Apparel.

14
Jan
10

BT2 SS10 Preview Brings us Bights and Classics

Hi all! 🙂

In  a glorified bout of “window” shopping, I went to have a nose at the new season collections for BT2 yesterday afternoon. From Manoush to Twenty8Twelve, Sonia Rykiel (swoon) to new (to BT2) brands tba and 2Love – Tony Cohen it was a bright, fresh menagerie of deliciously light pieces that I’m afraid I’m now craving. Even walking into the space you felt like winter and snow happened months ago; the room was filled with gorgeous flowers, bright accessories in gorgeous colours and utterly fabulous collections.

In a couple of words about why, my favourite collections were; Sonia – Sonia Rykiel -Vibrant & Sporty; Manoush – Nautical & Coral; Twenty8Twelve – Floral & Urban; 2Love-Tony Cohen – Clean & White; tba – Classic Quality. I was also quite smitten with this Burberry Prorsum-esque Ruffled mac… from Lipsy. Okay, I admit because it’s €75, I think I am possibly looking at the Burberry connection through slightly rose-tinted spectacles but, really, you so would! Other pics are further down, happy Springtime peeps, so long snow…

Sonia – Sonia Rykiel

tba

Manoush

Twenty8Twelve

07
Jan
10

Happy New… Season! SS2010 Trend Alerts

What better way to start the new year than with a post that concentrates on the trends designers and the high street will have us loving this season. I’ve spent the last few days perusing, debating and ruminating the lot and have pulled 1 or 2 pieces from the high street that I reckon might temp me when the weather changes. I love the snow but SS10 collections are not built for it, I’m holding out for the Spring and dying to try, Outer-underwear, bold prints – if only I could afford you Proenza Schouler – and the thoughts of getting sports-mad scares me… in a good way. If anyone can convince me Mr Wang can! Oh and not to mention SS10 hair is to die for.

New Neutrals

Clockwise from bottom left: Skirt-shorts Topshop, Donna Karen SS10, Christopher Kane SS10, Tesco, Therapy at House of Fraser, Versace SS10, D&G SS10

Outer-Underwear

Clockwise from top left: Bralet Topshop, Antonio Berardi SS10, Penney’s / Primark, Christian Dior SS10, M&S, D&G SS10

Bold Prints

L-R top: Gucci SS10, Versace SS10, Thakoon SS10, Proenza Schouler SS10, Proenza Schouler SS10. L-R bottom: River Island, Monsoon, Julian McDonald for Debenhams

Sports Mad

Clockwise from top left: Love Label at Littlewoods, Prada SS10, Alexander Wang, Ash Footwear, Littlewoods, Topshop, Alexander Wang

Denim

Clockwise from left: Littlewoods, Chloë SS10, Jasper Conran for Debenhams, Red Herring, Ralph Lauren SS10, D&G SS10

SS10 Runway Hair

The cheapest and most simple way to update your look is by checking your hair. Think: Loose, casual, natural, plaits, soft waves, relaxed, tousled, romantic, feminine and soft.  These are my absolute faves:

Top: Alexander Wang, Middle: Versace, Bottom: Prada.

All catwalk images courtesy of Style.com

08
Dec
09

River Island SS10 Press Preview

This afternoon River Island on Grafton Street previewed their SS10  collection and it was all about pretty, pastel shades, neutral tones and softer takes on the current 80’s punk and Tribal themes. I know it’s way too early for us to be thinking about our Spring / Summer wardrobes but it’s still nice to know what the more on-trend high street stores will be focussing on.

The collection was pretty and floral and there were lots of embellished, fringed and distressed elements. Fabrics were softer than the luxe and sequins we saw in ’09. Think denim-jersey, linen and cotton lace for clothing and soft suede on footwear. Colours were rich beiges and pale browns with subtle greens, pinks and blues. In fact the colour palette as  a whole was pretty neutral and feminine with some bold tribal prints and edgy pieces mixed in.

I really liked these floral pillazzo pants, (above and below) …

these fringed shorts and ladder-stitch jumper would be amazing festival pieces (if I were brave enough)… Plus the peep-toe knee-high wedge-boots are fab.




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