How to wear the fun fringe

We like a bit of fringe. It’s fun, it’s flirty & whenever you wear it you feel this fabulous urge to do a twirl. πŸ˜‰ TheΒ fringe look hasΒ featuredΒ on the catwalks for the past few seasons, from Balmain, Burberry, Chloe, Valentino … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to J’adorais!

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since my sisters and I decided to pursue our dream of bringing together ourΒ love for fashion, food and travel and created J’adorais. What a wonderful three years it has been, … Continue reading

London Fashion Week SS14 – Heohwan Simulation

Hwan Heo is aΒ London-based Korean born designer – aΒ Royal College of Art alumni – whoΒ is now firmly bedded in at London Fashion Week as an emerging designer. He previously won the prestigious Fashion Scout Merit Award in 2012, which has … Continue reading

Back and ready to go!

DΓ©solΓ©e!!! I’m so so sorry for disappearing for so long! My laptop has been a sick puppy and I being the Queen of procrastination, the poor thing was put in a self induced coma and has only just recovered! So … Continue reading

LFW A/W 13/14 – Ashley Isham

After loving Ashley Isham at the last S/S 13 London Fashion Week, I had high expectations, and he didn’t disappoint. (also this time his designers were not so terribly skinny like last time making the clothes look even better).

His collection was stronger than the last one, I think autumn/winter collections tend to bring that out of designer, with leathers and army greens, reds and beautiful floral patterned velvets. The coats were armour like with extra visible shoulder padding, contrasting lapels, ruffled skirts, and strong shapes to ensure you the Ashley Isham woman is ever so elegant and beautiful. His evening dresses were extra long of course for extra drama, perfectly fitted with elegant 30s style skirt, with beading or leather waist detailing to give it the extra red carpet wow.

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LFW A/W 13/14 – Bernard Chandran

Bernard ChandranΒ is a designer already well-known in his homeland of Β Malaysia – he is theΒ chief designer of theΒ televisionΒ showΒ Project Runway Malaysia and has also guest judged in Britain’s Next Top Model.Β He is known as theΒ darling designer of the royal family, and from seeing his collection, I can see why.Β 

He started to delve into the fashion world by studying in theΒ International Fashion Training Centre in Malaysia, before he extended his studiesΒ at the prestigious Paris Fashion School.

The collection was elegant, with sleek block coloured silk dresses mixed with patent leather, beautifully beading on silks and leathers, and Β sky like prints on fabrics bringing together the blue and orange tones. From capes, to jumpsuits… its hard to pick a favourite! I love it all!

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LFW A/W 13/14 – Carlotta Actis Barone

Carlotta Actis Barone is an Italian born Central Saint Martin’s graduate, who already has five collections under her belt. She’s worked with the likes of Stella McCartney, Balmain and BCBG Max Azria… all very different brands with different looks and aesthetics to theΒ CarlottaΒ Actis Barone woman.

The collection was highly modern, with elegant long dresses with sheer skirts. The silhouettes of the 30s skimmed down the runway, with pleated and sheer fabrics to give glimpses of the woman underneath.

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LFW A/W 13/14 Ones to Watch – Yulia Kondranina

Ones to Watch, who we can thank for introducing us to designers like Peter Pilotto and Eudon Choi, introduced us not only to Patrick Li , but also selected Russian-born designer Yulia Kondranina to showcase her collection, another Central St Martins graduate.

Her collection featured fringing throughout the collection but done in a fresh more tailored manor, with sculptural bodices underneath to create a beautiful elegant silhouette. The fluidity and movement of the dresses as the models walked was breath taking.

The collection started with a monochrome palette that brought the focus of the collection to the structure of the pieces, and closed with a bold combination of primary colours for a more dramatic effect.

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LFW A/W 13/14 Ones to Watch – Patrick Li

Patrick Li, a Chinese born London based designer completed a fashion design and business studies BA at the University of Brighton. He then did a Womenswear course at the Royal College of Art, and has worked with Hussein Chalayan and Viktor & Rolf.

His specialty is to combine organic shapes with strong structure, keeping a feminine line.

His autumn/winter 13/14 collection contained beautiful architectural lines, fabric layering, a clean colour palette of blacks and whites and a little green and maroon sneaked. Each mixed beautiful fabrics of velvet, leather and splashes of glitter.

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