Afternoon all and welcome to the latest In Vogue post. I know its not just me who gets super excited each month when they receive their shiny, glossy bundle of delightfulness that is Vogue magazine!? This feature is snippets and trends that I love from the latest issue and wanted to share.
Vogue go to LA to shoot and interview Charlize for the cover – there is so much I did not know about her! Charlize was born in South Africa and lived there until she was 15 when her drunk father came home wielding a shot gun and was shot by Charlizes mother in self defence!
They then moved to America and Charlize was a ballerina and then a model before becoming the oscar winning actress she is today – she is only 36! She has also just adopted a little boy.
The Perfect Sundress
This feature is Laura Bailey taking a nostalgic look at life through the sundress! Of her wish list sundresses she says – “these are dresses that fulfil my dream life, where I sit in a cafe in Capri, juggling pink wine and espressos, with laughing girlfriends… a straw basket on my arm, a camera around my neck… a sundress for spring, and forever.”
How romantic – I like the sound of this Capri life and I love a good sundress – buy one and see it as an investment!
I have been a fan of orange for ages now – especially with a slightly red tone – and it is set to be a big trend for Summer. I personally would not go for a whole outfit in this colour (although I do have a maxi dress!) but prefer to just wear a top, pashmina or even my jeans in this colour.
My fascination with this colour started a few years ago when I bought these – my favourite Gucci shoes
I totally love this ad for Carolina Herrera and I think all married couples should leave their wedding this way! How fabulous! Gorgeous bags too.
Low slung hipster belts are apparently coming back in and we can say good bye to the high waisted variety. I must say I am quite pleased about this as the high waist belts are not the most comfortable!
Sea Coloured Nails
The biggest nail trend from the catwalks are these deep ocean blue and sea green colours… pretty. I have a few in these shades so will have to dig them out!
Have a lovely Thursday and I shall be back soon (Friday tomorrow – yay!) xx
Welcome to the latest In Vogue post. I know its not just me who gets super excited each month when they receive their shiny, glossy bundle of delightfulness that is Vogue magazine!? This feature is snippets and trends that I love from the latest issue and wanted to share.
Spring Summer Collections
The Spring Summer Collections are a real mix of looks and styles, so there should be something to suit everyone – everything from icy pastels, 1920′s flapper girls and peplum silhouettes.
Pastels were everywhere on the catwalks and you may remember my post on the Louis Vuitton SS ’12 collection, revealed at Paris Fashion Week, which was all pastels. Vogue advise to steer clear of sickly sweet shades and opt for icy alternatives.
I am loving this peplum silhouette and, again, it was all over the catwalks – a few fab examples below. So flattering on the waist.
Chanel SS 2012
This is a photo from the Chanel SS ’12 ad campaign which I just love. Did you see the behind the scenes video I posted recently – it is amazing, take a second to watch it if you can. Karl Lagerfeld is even there with his camera!
This next photo is Chanel showing how pastels should be done for evening wear – by way of subtle iridescent shine. Love the kitten and I MUST HAVE those shoes! Chanel sequined tweed dress £7,253 and Chanel shoes £385.
Mulberry Travel Day Bag
Alice Cicolini Rings
I have a bit of ring obsession and an ever growing collection! I must say however, I do not have one of these Alice Cicolini beauties yet – beautiful.
I was also excited to see one of the above rings has a tourmaline stone, which until October I had not heard of – and don’t hear about much now. My husband bought me this lovely vintage diamond and tourmaline ring shown below from an antique shop in the pretty town of Arundel (see blog post here).
British designer and style icon Stella McCartney spoke to Vogue for this issue about fame, family and fitting out the Olympic squads! You would not think that Stella had just turned 40 and has 4 children, would you?
The Stella McCartney label is fabulous and Stella herself champions women – I think they are impressive. I think the journey of being a women is interesting, too, and I am in that journey with everyone else.
Stella is also now creative director for the Adidas 2012 Olympic Team GB range and she is responsible for creating every single item of the teams kit! There are going to be some seriously stylish looking athletes trotting around London this Summer!
Have a lovely evening and I shall be back soon xx
Afternoon all You may have seen my Fashion & The Great Gatsby (1920′s) post earlier this week? Whilst researching that post I came across so many beautiful images relating to homes and interior design, that I thought I would just share a few with you.
Heavenly Homes today is all about 1920′s Art Deco Interior Design. Art Deco is an artistic and decadent style that began in the 1920′s in Paris – it influenced everything throughout the 20′s and 30′s, from fashion and interior design to architecture and art. Its linear symmetry was a big departure from the more curvy and flowing Art Nouveau style that went before it.
This stairs and hallway were seen on Cura Romana.
This room with a very Art Deco window was seen on Farm3.
The cool lamp shown below was seen on Amazon.
Look at this gorgeous mirror, via Pinterest
I love this bathroom – seen on House beautiful.
This fabulous front door was seen on PYNT.
Have a lovely afternoon and I shall be back soon xx
Afternoon all and welcome to the second post of this new feature… In Vogue.
I know its not just me who gets super excited each month when they receive their shiny, glossy bundle of delightfulness that is Vogue magazine!? This feature will be snippets that I love from the latest issue and wanted to share.
The latest, December, issue is this bright and colourful Christmas edition with Giselle on the cover – wearing Louboutins, a Gucci blouse and those rainbow leggings are by PamHogg and made from lycra and leather!
I was delighted to see this glittery article in Vogue after my sparkly post last week – great minds and all that! It is not just me who is obsessed with sparkle and glitter and apparently “a glitter re-education is about to begin… start spreading a little stardust now, and may your nights be merry and bright”.
Hemlines are Falling
According to Vogue – “hemlines are falling and glamour is back”. I must say, I am very glad to hear this as I feel much more comfortable (and glam) in something that is not showing my bum cheeks!
I am fairly tall for a girl (5ft 7) so short dresses and skirts tend to be even shorter on me – leaving me feeling practically naked! I am also quite pasty so don’t like to scare people too often with my white legs!
Long dresses are not just for black tie events and weddings and can/should really be worn anywhere – casual or not so casual – a good investment would be one in the middle, that could be worn during the day but sparkled up for the evening.
Gem Encrusted Mulberry
I love love love Mulberry at the best of times, but just look at this gem encrusted beauty! Anything that starts with gem encrusted must be good in my book! This is Mulberrys take on the Lily from their pre-s/s ’12 collection and is £850.
Celebrate – Sarah Burton
In this issue, Vogue are toasting several individuals who “have won our hearts and captured our imaginations” – and Alexander McQueens creative director Sarah Burton is one of those special few. It is a really great article which told me a few interesting things I did not know - definitely worth a read.
Sarah joined McQueen as an intern in 1996 and has been there ever since! When asked what made her stay with McQueen Sarah said “He did. He was a genius and the most inspiring person I have ever met, you watched him work and it would give you goose bumps.”
The other obvious association we now have with Sarah Burton is THAT dress! Sarah was the chosen one to make the wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and she definitely did not let anyone down – it was fabulous!
Vogue say that “up-dos and sculptural hairstyles are a ubiquitous beauty trend for autumn/winter” and to “update your party look this Christmas with chic hair accessories”.
I am happy with this – I am never seen without some kind of hair accessory and think that a fab one can really make an outfit.
What were your favourite bits from this months Vogue?
Have a lovely afternoon and I shall be back soon xx
Good afternoon and I hope you are having a good Tuesday? Winston was a bit grumpy after the vets but nothing a few treats could not sort out! Did you see my new feature this morning Delightfully Clever? Would love to hear your comments. Quite a few people loving the crate table – I know that Not On the High Street sell something similar for those who are interested?
So… welcome to today’s second new feature… In Vogue.
I am pretty sure that its not just me who gets super excited each month when they receive their shiny, glossy bundle of delightfulness that is Vogue magazine!?
This feature will be snippets that I love from the latest issue and wanted to share. The current, Rihanna adorned, issue shown below is the November issue and will be the first for this feature.
Apparently big chandelier earrings are back! Woohoo! Vogue say that “big, show-off styles are back in fashion” and picture some beauties from Swarovski, Armani and Topshop to name a few. I just love these ones (found on Pinterest but source unknown)…
As with anything ladies – even when going BIG – less is more! Even Kate Moss would get strange looks walking down the street in these babies (seen on Iefke De Roos)!
Maylin UGG Boots
I was extra excited to see a double page spread on MY new UGG boots! These new beauties are called Maylin and I loved them as soon as I tried them on! They are super cosy and warm, but with the thicker soles they also feel quite sturdy – perfect for a snowy Winter in the Country. Not that I will want to get them wet… but I have never been that practical, so why start now?!
The next thing that delighted me was the new shape umbrella skirt (baby sister of the puff skirt which I have always loved). I think the right umbrella skirt will be very flattering for most shapes. According to Vogue “this new shape is a potent mix of joie de vivre, Eighties New Romantic and Mary Poppins magic.” Love it!
Quite like this one too, seen on ASOS. I would no doubt look like a big fat Christmas tree if I attempted this ensemble – but I like the idea of it! Perhaps with a plainer top?!
Great to also learn that the Vogue iPAD App is now up and running again with the December issue being available in early November – yay!
What were your favourite bits from this months Vogue?
Have a lovely evening and pop back tomorrow for Wedding Wednesday (got a fabulous and quite unique wedding industry supplier to tell you all about) and more xx