Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beach babes

Because the weather has been so hot lately i'm planning a trip to the beach with my lovely friends to the beach for some sun, sand and hopefully surf too.

Kanch has been to a Wedding on Saturday that took place on a yacht and she got the most fabulous tan, needless to say i was a little jealous.

I decided to go on Net a Porter to check out what the designers are doing for swimwear. I was quite intrigued because, well swimwear is swimwear, there are rarely trends for swimwear, and come on, there’s so little fabric to work with what can you do? Well I went undercover on Net a Porter and had a look around. I found some really great pieces, bikinis, reversible bikini tops, wraps, sarongs, dresses, tunics, jumpsuits and maxi dresses.

I noticed there wasn’t really a trend for swimsuits this season, I remember when the one piece blew up and everyone wanted one with the funky holes on the side and the zigzag shaped style. I wasn’t really into them because of the really strange tan lines you would get, those kind of swimsuits were more for show, ya know?

Here are some of my faves!

These coverups are stunning!! I love the draping of the black dress and how the sides are cut out.
The second is just bohemian goddess.
by Mara Hoffman & Matthew Williamson

I love this swimsuit, and it looks amazing as a top too.- Styled perfectly
by Clube Bossa

Kanch would go crazy for these! Gorgeous colours!
by Shimmi

I'm loving colour of the of the first suit, and the funky aztec print of the second and the vintage 50s silhouette of the third
Shimmi, Mara Hoffman & Norma Kamali

Love, Petra

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Resort 2012

To be honest, I’ve never really kept up to date with resort wear but starting this year I’m going to make more of an effort for Resort wear! I think its because It’s not really “high fashion” I guess you could say I’m a Couture girl for sure because I love the drama of the clothes, and the extravagant designs. Resort wear is more minimalistic which I’ve grown to really like.

Matthew Williamson

Mr Williamson’s Resort collection didn’t surprise me, not in a bad way, it’s just Williamson is so well known for his prints and mixtures of fabric, I expected nothing less from him. I love this collection; I love the gorgeous deep blue hue dress, the beautiful high waisted metallic looking skirts and especially the light teal and peach jacket.
Needless to say this collection is perfect for Resort wear, that is if you want to lounge out in style, I know I do.

Michael Kors

Now….Michael Kors…what the hell was he thinking.
Some of this Resort wear was interesting and mediocre to me, definitely not my style. It seems as if he was inspired by scuba attire not to mention the models look so unhappy and frumpy in his clothes!
Also the jesus sandals really don’t do it for me. What a strange…..strange collection. The only item of clothing I liked was his black dress with the gold bangles and belt-love it, now what happened to the rest of it?

Alexander McQueen

McQueen’s Resort collection was absolutely stunning, I loved Sarah Burton’s take on the boyfriend look with the cut of pant legs with a shiny leather tuxedo belt. I loved how a lot of pieces were separates and mixing and matching is definitely encouraged in this collection. The colours and fabrics in this collection were very minimal and toned down, apart from the lovely pop of cheetah/tiger print and leather dresses.

Love. Petra

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Haute Couture Week

Last week in Paris, Haute couture week had all the whose who of fashion biting their nails.

After last years Haute Couture it had people thinking that Haute Couture was eventually going to become a dying art, but this season has reassured us that Haute Couture is here to stay.

After the chaotic Dior Haute Couture show, it was followed by Valentino, Chanel, Armani Prive, Givenchy, Elie Saab, Maxime Simoens, Bouchra Jaarar, Giambattista Vali, Azzedine Alaia and a few more designers.

Despite Dior’s show I was so ecstatic to watch the other shows, as Haute Couture is the chance to go as outrageous and glamourous as possible.

Here are some of my favourite shows…

Giambattista Vali

Vali was able to live out his dream and after his RTW line in 2005 he quickly became popular with the celebrities and launched his first ever Haute Couture collection last week. Vali’s collection was magnificent
feminine shapes and light fabric and all the little details in on the shoes, the embroidery, the details in the belts and pearl detailing. After seeing his first Haute Couture collection I could tell he was so ready for it!I can’t wait to see what he does next!!


Givenchy’s Haute Couture was delicate and ethereal with some amazing embroidery and combination of fabrics. Riccardo Tisci summed up is A/W Haute Couture collection by calling it “Purity, lightness and fragility” Which is exactly what he portrayed. I particularly liked the combination of all the fabrics, the plumes, embellishments, fringes, the elegant silhouettes and off white colour.

Love, Petra

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Another look for Kanch!

-At a photo shoot for a new project! Top secret for now!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dior without Galliano

It seems that Christian Dior have been busy since John Galliano’s departure and dismissal from his own brand.

Dior showcased their AW 2011 Haute Couture collection in Paris last Monday.

So how would I describe the show? A mess, not even a hot mess, It was just all over the place, no consistency, boring and quite chaotic.

The past few Dior Haute Couture collections were fantastic, well constructed, glamorous, sexy , feminine, and truly Haute Couture- worth its price, this collection however…bleeuuhh. I’m also sure that celebrities won’t be rushing to sport the new collection.

The collection featured some clown attire and large plastic round embellishments that looked like fish scales.
There was a lot of mixing and matching, print skirt, print corset, large ruffle collars and to top it off a large ball on the model’s head.

Many critics and reviews have been quite embarrassing for the fashion house and when the show ended, there wasn’t much applause.

Although I believe Galliano was wrong in doing what he did, the situation was unclear. He was being rude, racist and obnoxious but he was also drunk and being filmed by random people that were egging him on.

We can’t deny that Galliano has got talent and impeccable skill, passion for fashion and an eye for design I think I agree with everyone on this- BRING GALLIANO BACK!

Love, Petra

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