Lace it up

One of the benefits of the cold winter weather is it gives us the chance to layer up. Β You may have seen from my previous posts that thisΒ autumn-winter season we’ve been layering up with warm knits, leather jackets & shearling … Continue reading

Cutest and smallest fashion icon – Aila Wang

I know I said I’d be sharing some snaps from Fashion Night out, but before I do that… I want to share the cutest little fashionista in New York City, Aila Wang, the little niece of the Alexander Wang. She is undeniably the best little model for Alexander Wang!

 

Sporting the sporty sneaker trend and dressing up the outfit with a the little Chanel purse, and of course a classic LBD!

 

 

Hoping the fur is fake, but the oversized look on her is just too cute for words!

 

The mini-Alexander Wang bag is just gorgeous!

Oh, yes, and the Alexander Wang’s SS 13 collection was beautiful, clean and tough as ever. Palette of black, white and metallic and lots of cut-out leather and stiff fabrics.

Latest fashion trend… don’t follow them!

My fabulous friend H sent me this link to a NY times article,Β In Fashion are Trends passe?, that confirmed how I have always felt about my fashion mantra, to follow fashion… but not be a “lemming” (person who just follows the masses) to the “trends” of fashion.

Reading all the magazines you’d be inspired to run out to buy baroque brocade, leather leather leather, a toughened up lace number, or a statement military coat. Chances are, if any of these “latest trends” inspire you, if you have a rummage through your wardrobe or packed up boxes, you probably own some of these pieces already and can give them a quick dry-clean and second life.

Designers don’t follow trends, but its the fashion editors that identify “directions in color, shape and mood and interpreting them for the camera…placing the season’s most covetable looks in some kind of edifying context”.

There are so many fashion designers all around the world taking inspiration from so many things, it would be hard for a few of them not to be inspired by a common muse. And the fashion world being as it is, with the media making it so accessible and shareable all around the world, you can draw parallels between an Australian designer and Brazilian designer.

These common threads don’t change so much from season to season, and can be seen evolving from season to season. The oriental trend (a long time favourite of mine) for example was seen in the Japanese inspired prints in Preen’s S/S 12 and can be seen in Dries Van Noten’s A/W 12.

Designers such as Alexander Wang, Akira Isogawa, Balenciaga and Givenchy are very much defining their signature look that they’ll keep at the heart of their designs that will make me want to buy… or aspire and save up until I can afford to buy… their pieces.

I like to be able to just pick and choose an outfit based on my mood as opposed to trying to be “on trend”. Saying that, looking at magazines and media inspires me to put together an outfit, so it does become a vicious circle.

Colour me bright come rain or shine

I have been back in London for over two weeks now – what undoubtedly feels like eternity. The memories of my wonderful holiday in Australia a distant memory. After spending 6 years in London and doing many a long weekend … Continue reading