Fashion Digest


Today I’m gonna try something new. A fashion digest where I post several fashion news and updates that I find interesting to share with you all. So lets see how it goes, shall we?

As some of you might know Lara Stone, one of the world’s most recognized model just tied the knots, a few days ago. Lara had walked shows for most of the top designers, from Louis Vuitton to Chanel, you name it, she did it. So on the faithful day, Lara wore a white Riscardo Tisci dress with gold trimmings (worth 44 grand) and married David Walliams in London’s Claridges Hotel. Shortly after the ceremony, from the white with gold embellished dress, she turned to the ever so fashionable model look with yet another Tisci’s dress. A gold-sequined mini with belt for the after party.

I think the hype was more for the mini than the dress.The mini looked worthy of the aisle walk. Personally, maybe she should have worn the mini as well when she said “I do”. FYI Riscardo Tisci is the designer for Givenchy, which goes to show Tisci is not a bridal designer.

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On to the next is the resort collection 2011 which is still on going. The ones up for public’s eye is Bottega Venetta, Dior and Chanel. This year’s Dior resort show was at Huangpu River, Shanghai – a site not too far from Chanel’s pre-fall show. Galliano was inspired by the French New Wave era and made a sixties cruise collection.


As French New Wave is all about youth and fresh approach to things, it’s no wonder that Dior brought classic, youthful and chic to the main course. Old styles but nevertheless youthful.One of the things is of course the massive hair volume in the show and the hats. There’s fishing hats and french boy caps (that’s what I call them, I have no idea of the actual names). Then there are the coats and airline skirts plus the stripe shirts and hat. It really remains me of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, a 1964 French film. Lovely movie and definitely describes this collection for me. Definitely french inspired. Even one who does not know what is French New Wave, when you see the outfits, you’d still say old French.

The evenings are perfect. Soft, flowing and sophisticated. Also they showcased some Dior Haute Couture evenings in the show. One of them is the soft blue gown with layers on the left. Fabulous. That’s something for a wedding!

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And then we have Chanel showing at Saint Tropez. I have to say I have mixed feelings for this collection. I love it but in a way I kind of dislike it as well. It’s a love-hate thing. Some looks are lovely but some are just, well, not ugly but not to my taste.But the show really is  something else, with guests waiting for the show to starts, Karl Lagerfeld and his army of models arrived on a speedboat and wore no heels on the runway. Seriously, no heels. Most of them just have their shoes held by hand. Then again, it’s a resort show, you don’t really wear show to the beach, right? In this resort, denim is back out for skirts, jeans and jackets. Also tweed jackets, definitely a must have for Chanel. Always a way to wear it anytime anywhere. I love the fish net dress and the ruffled jumper like attire with a nice big hat for sun.

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Last but not least, the storm of Victoria’s Secret. Well, curves is definitely in for the season. Mocels with curves are making a huge come back with VS models heading it in editorials and photoshoots for magazines like Vogue(US), Vogue(Spain) and Elle (Italia). Some of the ones are Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Adriana Lima and Gisele Bundchen.
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Am speaking of Vogue, Glee made it in. Matthew Morrison, the Glee teacher got a shooting for Vogue with Raquel Zimmermann. Is Glee really this huge now? But the shoot was definitely hot. Have so much chemistry in it. Yummy!

So there you go, my very own fashion digest! What do you think about it? Good? Bad? No comment??

PS: I just uploaded another post for my Online Journalism class.
Check it out:The Coming of Age Act

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