Fall / Autumn 2011........PART 1.
Autumn is one of my favurite seasons!
Ahhhhhh the layers, the fabrics, the LUXURY!
If you have never seen the film MAHOGANY!
Then I suggest that u download it, rent it, anything, but it's a "Must see"
B'cos that's what we are going to be channeling this season.
Can't wait! Screeming.
Mizz DIANA ROSS gave an amazing performance in the Film. Muah!
A little triva 4 u, Did u know that Super Star Diana was once married 2 the late Norwegian business & mountaineer, Arne Næss Jr? Yep, you see guys, I'm not the only one with a soft spot 4 Norwegians, smiling.
Out with the sea breeze and fruity fragrances! Hello MUSK & Coco Chanel.
Yes darlings we are going to look like a million bucks this season b'cos if u thought Summer was going to be the only season full of colour, then u are in for a very pleasant surprise.
B'cos this season is JAM PACKED with the most seductive JEWEL TONES ever.
So b4 I start going into any details, let me just list down all the FALL must-haves that's making me loose my mind!
Here we go....
1) Animal print- PYTHON
4) PUSSY-BOW BLOUSES
5) POKA DOTS
6) BUFFANT HAIR
7) DARK LIPS
8) CHUNKY SWEATERS
9) COLBALT BLUE
10) MUSTARD YELLOW
11) SPARKLING! THE NEW WAY 2 WEAR BLACK!!
12) SHOES, BOOTS, BAGS, HATS, GLASSES, U NAME IT!
12b***)............& the TRUE DESSERT of the season is a colour or should I say colours, & they are.........
FIRE ENGINE RED
Last season (Summer) PRADA captured the true essence of SUMMER with a burst of colour, strips, woven sandals &
all mixed up with bananas and naive monkeys in an exuberantly cartoonish print that looked like something lifted from a poster for a JOSEPHINE BAKER performance at the Folies Bergère in the twenties.
Jazz Age superwoman Josephine Baker.
And this season the trophy goes to the house of GUCCI for their phenomenal work in capturing the essence of fall!
The GUCCI girls stumped the runway in culottes, pussy-bow blouses topped by snug sweater vests or velvet blazers, and shirtwaist dresses. Many of them wore fedoras hats, fake fur, python & patent leather galore.
What was most notable about the furs & pythons was their eye-opening colors, and the designer gave full rein to her penchant for mixing unexpected hues together in one outfit!
%100 pure GLAMOUR BABY!
The inspiration...............Actress ANJELICA HUSTON.
Anjelica Huston, circa 1975.
That's the beautiful thing about fasion, it goes around & around with new twists & turns, but it always come from some era, this is why I love VINTAGE stores, b'cos of the hidden treasures given away by the past generation.
So lets begin, starting with ............. PYTHON.
How refreshing to see a different kind of animal print! Both clutch & trousers are from ZARA!
Again, this is just fashion!!!! U should play & have fun with it. Do NOT spend all of your life savings. Find the ability to mix high-fashion designer creations with high-street affordable finds.
Tweed 3 peace suit from H&M
I have ALWAYS loved that English country side look, the fabric is so rich and keeps u warm. You never feel
under-dressed in tweed & it comes in so many attractive shades brown & gray. I think I'll pick this one from the H&M.
Above slim legged leather trousers are from MANGO. The leather skirt is from GINA TRICOT. (Good job GINA!)
Gone are the days when wearing 'ANYTHING' leather instantly associated u with a DOMINATRIX!
It has softened this season & can be worn night or day without anybody thinking that your only form of transportation is a motorcycle, topped with a boyfriend, covered head to toe in tattoos.
PUSSBOW BLOUSES & POKA DOTS!
SHEER pussybow blouse and dress both from MANGO.
To my hearts delight, Pussybows made a come back on literally every runway this season. I used to wear them when I was living in New York, & anybody with a Long neck will tell u........ it's the most flatterring look on a woman without looking too covered up. A definate sexy flare, It's all in the bows, perhaps b'cos we know that with one gentle tug,...........it falls right off!
STELLA McCARTNEY single handedly brought poka dots back, Celebrities couldn't get enough of her creative designes, why? B'cos she thought OUTSIDE the box & designed clothes with all sizes & coloured poka dots, mixing them up in one outfit, slit up to there with velvet lining 2 keep those delicate parts smooth. ....wink! Absolutly divine.
THE BOUFFANT /BEEHIVE.
Mrs Melania Trmp above.
At last something that new & can be swept off of your neck! Any upsweep du, makes u look taller, elegant and the most sensational of all, u can drape stunning jewellry around your neck, running down your back for those killer dates, I promise u, 'HE' will fall in love with u instantly.
How GORGEOUS and ULTRA feminine is this look. One word ........GLAMOUR.
Bouffant & beehives can be worn day or night and does not that need much preparation, 10 minutes tops! A little longer for a sleeker look.
With a pair of dark /turtle shell coloured sunglasses, the collar pulled up on your coat, killer boots or heels...........
................AMAZING! U should try it!
Dark lips, RUBY or BLACK current.
As they say, "the darker the berry the sweeter the juice" or kisses as it will be in this case!
Fall is about having dinner parties @ home with friends beside the fire place, sipping on cherry & congnac.
Of all the seasons, Autumn is the most Luxury season, & so we should take full advantage of these beautiful jewel tones that are simpply impossible to wear in the summer. Our make-up should go dark, go rich & velvety smooth on the one place (LIPS) your special someone can touch/feel/kiss in a room full of people. Smiling.
Experiment with dark lips or dark eyes OR both!!!!!!! YES u CAN do both so far as it is applied properly and proportioned, both TOP & BOTTOM.
Make-up should not define your face, it should enhance your features, so practice, practice and practice some more, I promise you'll get the hang of it eventually & look like the sweetest BERRY in the garden.
End of part 1.
Part 2 is just as decadent my lovely fashionistas.