Versace for H&M sneak preview

Ever since the H&M and Versace collaboration was announced (to be released on 19 November), I was impatiently waiting to see the designs. We could see a couple of glimpses in a video provided by Donatella Versace, but now, thanks to Vogue, we can really see what it's going to look like.

The newest issue of the U.S. Vogue reveals an Eighties aesthetic that pays tribute to late founder Gianni Versace's golden age. Donatella said that the H&M line was "the essence of Versace" and that she "can't wait to see how H&M's wide audience will make these pieces their own". 

The minidress ($149) and leggings ($30) worn by model Shu Pei indicates a very sexy collection of pieces in floral in black and a neon rainbow prints.

Abbey Lee Kershaw wears another sneak preview designs. What I love about this, is that it seems that the collection involves the accessories - gold rope and bold circular medallion details which are the quintessence of the Versace's style.

Do you remember the dress Donatella wore when she took her bow after the Versace show in Milan last Friday? Apparently, this studded leather shift dress will be also available in neon pink! Can you imagine actually wearing something what hangs in Donatella's closet? 


Obsession: winter coat and fox hat

I have two major obsessions at the moment - both for the winter season. 
I guess you can totally classify them as obsessions, because I even dream about these! 

I've fallen in love with this River Island fox hat.

There are no words to describe how cute this coat from Asos is.

And now the important question: 
is it too cheeky to already ask for a very-pre-early Christmas present?


NOTD: pink and white dalmatian

base: Barry M Strawberry Ice
dots: Natural Collection Nail Tip Whitener

I know that the recent hottest trend delivered by Topshop is dalmatian.

I saw on different blogs how girls attempt to create the print on their nails and wanted to do the same, but boyfriend bought me this cute pink Barry M nail polish and I couldn't wait to try it out!

So that's how my little nail art was born. It seems that everyone likes it, I hope you too!


WIWT: London Fashion Weekend

dress - Parisian, knee-socks - New Look, shoes - New Look,
belts - Primark, hairbands - H&M,
ring (wing) - New Look, ring (rose) - Primark, earrings - gift,
lipstick - Sleek Mystic

This is What I Wore for the London Fashion Weekend on Sunday (read my coverage).
I have a feeling that these shoes are one of my best buys ever, so many people compliment on them!

Can someone please fast-forward the time and make it Friday already?!


London Fashion Weekend: 25 September 2011

Some of you may remember my post a while ago when I was excited about buying my tickets for the London Fashion Weekend.

A small reminder: London Fashion Weekend is the consumer event that follows directly on from London Fashion Week, using the same exhibition and catwalk venue. London Fashion Weekend is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging, at reduced prices.

I can only now see the difference between London Fashion Week (my posts: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, detail, people)and London Fashion Weekend and boy, there's a difference! 

It is very consumer-based and there are plenty of shopping opportunities, including Sample Sale prices for Vivienne Westwood or D&G. The prices are much more affordable for us - mere mortals - and I was tempted to buy some shirts from Twenty8Twelve. As usual, there is a lot of jewellery stalls, so you can either take home some influences or a new bracelet. 

The people attending this event are as fashion-forward as people at the London Fashion Week, which is a huge disappointment for me, because I just love street style and take a lot of inspiration from it.

London Fashion Weekend: 25 September 2011 - catwalk

Because I've been already attending London Fashion Weekend events a couple of times, I can compare this one to the previous ones. To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed - especially of the catwalk. For your information, the catwalk is the same throughout the event. The catwalk show itself is made up of a variety of designers’ collections and will round up the trends for A/W 2011. In the previous season the catwalk involved a combination of high street pieces like Topshop, Pringle of Scotland and Jigsaw. Today, it was sadly more high-fashion oriented. I guess the high street brands have moved entirely to be covered by the Look Fashion Show. In my opinion, it's a bad decision. 


WIWT: pink sweater with lots of different prints


gilet - Primark,  sweater - vintage, skirt - New Look, tights - Topshop, shoes - New Look,
ring (wing) - New Look, ring (hedgehog) - New Look,
lipstick - MAC Myth

As for the outfit, it's going to be my entry for the Woolmark competition.

The campaign encourages people to style outfits with wool garments and post their looks on the site.
It will end at the end of September so you can add your look on the website at any time before then (and for your chance to win a $12 000 trip to Australia).
The sweater I am wearing is a pink vintage number which I've stolen borrowed from my mum. 
It's super warm, nice and snuggly. It is a couple of sizes bigger, but that's what I love about it. 
The gilet is of course fake fur - I would never ever wear real fur! 
I'm also wearing my recent No. 1 ring - a single wing.
I couldn't resist the hedgehog one - jewellery with animals is just too cute to pass!

Today was my last chance to see Out of this World exhibition at the British Library, because it's ending tomorrow when I'll be on the London Fashion Weekend. The exhibition was interesting, but I think more for my boyfriend than me - I am too much into fantasy rather than sience fiction. However, it was still nice to explore a range of imaginings that have provoked hopes and dreams, exhilaration and fear - and see how science fiction has influenced scientific discovery. I can also recommend Mademoiselle Chambon. Such a beautiful film, I just love French cinema!


WIWT: first autumn outfit

top - Dorothy Perkins, skirt- New Look, tights - Primark, shoes - New Look,
ring - New Look, watch - Casio,
lipstick - MAC Morange

I am SO feeling Autumn in the air and I guess this is my first officialt A/W outfit post.
As much as I'd like it to be summer all-year-round, I can't stop the season changing and need to adapt to it. 

This New Look skirt is a small compensation for my misery.
The New Look shoes are also perfect for the ever-changing Autumn weather.
I've bought one pair for my mum too and sent it with a little bits and pieces in a surprise package - she's loving these and I am so pleased with myself that I've surprised her!


London Fashion Week: 16 - 21 September 2011 - people

This is my last London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 post.

It's been a wonderful adventure for me and made me see how much more I can learn in many aspects.

I'd like to thank David again for his advice and all the tips!

I hope you've enjoyed my coverage 
and visit me on Sunday for my report on London Fashion Weekend!


London Fashion Week: 16 - 21 September 2011 - in detail

Just some photos I took over these few days.
I hope that maybe you'll enjoy them and get a feeling of being there.


London Fashion Week: Tuesday 20 September 2011

I wasn't attending London Fashion Week yesterday, because I had to go to work, but couldn't miss today!

It's been actually pretty busy - I've certainly expected less people. But with the today's fashion shows of Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and David Koma, the Somerset House's courtyard has been buzzing with the fashion energy.

Apart from scouting at the courtyard, I also went to see the Exhibition on the First Floor. The designers showrooms include Mark Fast, Yang Du, Jean-Paul Braganza and Mary Katrantzou

I was especially excited about the very last one, because I was hoping that the clothes are going to be fresh from the catwalk (my hopes turned out to be true!). My only worry was that it won't be possible to take photos (like in case of Mark Fast and other designers) - they'll be available after Paris Fashion Week. I was very happy to learn that I could take photos of Mary Katrantzou's fabulous designs - under the only one condition of not making close-ups. That was fine by me! I've learnt that most of the clothes are hand-emroidered and as you can see they are full of her signature prints.

MARY KATRANTZOU Spring/Summer 2012