This weekend I walked around the beautiful Somerset House where I went to see an exhibition on the late and incredible fashion editor/stylist/trend setter, Isabella Blow.
The exhibition depicts her early life and style and showcases some of the early work of the designers that she is credited with discovering, such as Alexander McQueen and famous hat designer Philip Treacy.
Isabella is probably most known for discovering talented late designer Alexander McQueen. In 1994 she bought the entirety of his Central Saint Martin collection and convinced him to use his middle name Alexander instead of his first name Lee as it was more ‘powerful’.
The eccentric clothes, hat and shoe collection were a real eye
There’s no question about it – sometimes showing off some serious skin is sexy. And it seems as though Jason Wu’s Resort 2014 collection is no stranger to this realisation. His collection includes a series of embroidered tulle dresses that, although lend themselves to modesty in their silhouettes (all below the knee with high neck lines), are in fact far from it – for all his models wore nothing but nude underwear beneath them.
We’re sure that those perfectly sculpted amongst you who are reading this now are jumping for joy, but for those of us who aren’t quite willing to jump on the rather revealing bandwagon (and quite frankly are just feeling too cold in this weather to even consider it), there is an alternative & equally seductive option. It’s called…nude lining. Yes, true simplicity & true genius, if you ask us! To recreate a more modest Jason Wu look, simply choose an embroidered lace or tulle, and back with a silk satin to match your skin tone.
As we feel winter nipping us by the ankles and we give in to thick socks and wooly jumpers, it is refreshing to come across some styling techniques that inspire us to keep glamorous in times of wind and rain. This week we're inspired by Federica Putelli's photographs of curly bombshell Malika for Fashion Gone Rogue, click on the swatches to find fabric to re-create the look.
Elizabeth Anne Design started with a little girl in Northern Ireland with strong artistic abilities, a love of colour, a desire to create and an eye for fashion. Wanting to stand out from the crowd, she soon developed her own unique wardrobe using skills handed down to her from other family members.
This eye for detail and knowledgeable approach secured Anne a management position within a childrenswear manufacturer. During this period she developed machining techniques and learnt many valuable things about fabric technology. Alongside this full time occupation she began taking on individual clients for whom she created unique, top quality outfits and naturally gravitated towards wedding outfits and formal dresses.
Eventually she took the plunge and opened her own shop,