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New Trends of Fall/Winter 2010 Collections: Flowers!

In styles and trends on November 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

Flowers adorn even the most beautiful wintry dresses, but this time the shades are dark and dusky to match the colours of the season. Think flowers are on vogue just in spring? Think again. Many fall winter collections have patterns, embroideries and details that recall those elements of nature in different shapes. My pick of the best, displayed below, are dresses from the Etro and Giorgio Armani collection which show off those romantic details. Flowers became also huge details on accessories like the Valentino bag on the left and the Valentino shoes. Get the flower mood with some highly embellished item!


New Leather Items: Skirts and Dresses

In styles and trends on November 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Black leather is one of the must haves of the current season. It can be founded, not just on jackets and coats but even to make skirts and dresses, which are available in basic shades from black to brown and beige. The black leather skirt has been used recently by celebrities as a sophisticated item for casual outfits, while entire leather look like mini dresses, even available in suede, are set in several shops. Leather this winter is just everywhere, the key for an impeccable outfit is mixing it with different fabrics like wool and cotton, or maybe chiffon. One of the best outfits is the one of Gwyneth Paltrow who paired the leather skirt with a boyfriend blazer and a grey cotton skirt.  A leather skirt is a key piece that can’t be missed in a woman closet, here it is our suggestion from the Gianfranco Ferrè fall/winter 2010/11 collection.

2010/11 Fall/Winter Stylish Accessories: Belts

In styles and trends on October 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

A belt from one of the most famous fashion label, is an accessory that can complete your look giving a stylish touch to your outfit. The quality of the leather and the workmanship of those items make the investment a worth one, and the design is just irresistible.These picks are my favourite belts from the 2010/11 fall winter collections and each one matches the leading trends of the season.

For the “bad girl” look this Galliano belt is just perfect. The neutral black fully covered of studs can be paired with an outfit with a punk attitude, or just mixed with casual sporting looks. While the Just Cavalli option (on the right) is a fashionable belt in silver shade with coloured rhinestones enriching the buckle: a good one to brighten up the look.

Those two suggestions from Gucci and Fendi are the ideal belts for sophisticated outfits. The classic allure is given by the logo details of the buckles with the initials of the fashion houses’ founders, and the leather employed is at the top quality.

Lingerie Trend

In styles and trends on October 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

Embroideries and lace details coming through the warm wintry items, maybe made of soft wool, are the last idea of femininity proposed by the most stylish fashion houses for the fall/winter 2010/11 collections. Black lace appears from the bottom of midi skirts just like petticoats did in the 50’s and the same happens on near the neckline of beautiful velvet or wool dresses, as seen at the last fall/winter Dolce &Gabbana fashion show.

Attempting this style is quite easy as there are many lace items in shops at the moment, that bring lingerie to mind. You can just mix and match them with plain dark skirts or add them to a minimal look. This trend is just the latest way of showing off the femininity in a new delicate key that comes directly from our grandmas’ closets.

Top 5 Cocktail dresses

In styles and trends on October 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

A cocktail dress is a must have for a woman’s wardrobe and this season there are many delightful proposes that can complete your closet with a new item from the latest collections. Designers have created fantastic dresses following the ultimate trends, here there are our picks.1. John Galliano dress – this stunning beaded dress is finely embroidered for a very elegant look.

2. Emilio Pucci dress – The iconic Pucci’s prints are really classy and, in this dress, decorate the top while the black skirt has a pencil cut.
3. Valentino dress – A cocktail dress par excellence, that comes in a soft pink shade and ruffles all over the model.

4. D&G dress – a ruched mini-dress with sheer sleeves made of chiffon that follows the trend of the ruched shirt.

5. Alberta Ferretti dress – Entirely made of silk embraces the shape with its soft cut.

Safari Chic

In styles and trends on October 13, 2010 at 10:20 am

As seen on the catwalks of the upcoming summery collections, the Safari chic is going to be the leading trend of the next season. Tailored shirts, structured shorts and high waist skirts will be the must have of a trend that comes and goes over the years. Anyway the items for the next summer will be made of luxurious fabrics mixed with printed leather accessories like large comfy bags and high waist belts. Colours will be, of course, all the tones of the sand with a bit of ochre and brown. White is also allowed for a most chic outfit. Cargo pants will be also a stylish option to be matched with a linen beige blazer. Below some inspirations from the Gucci spring/summer 2010/11 collection.

Get ready for the urban jungle, get the look!

Animal Prints Trend

In styles and trends on October 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm

The animal patterns are back again even on the creations of the latest fall/winter 2010/11 collections, but this time they come out in a wintry version. Spotted faux furs or patterns are everywhere from outerwear to bags, dresses and shoes. Those motifs employed just on few details are able to add a chic attitude to the outfits while, for the ones who are focused on standing out of the crowd, there are fully animal patterned dresses. Both of the options are very glamorous this winter. The Jimmy Choo bag is a beautiful accessory for the evening, while the Frankie Morello faux fur is an original mini-coat suitable in every moment of the day. Have a look also to those Roberto Cavalli and D&G items which are printed as well and find out which one is the best for your own style.

Minimal Style

In styles and trends on September 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

Another trend for the winter season, which dominated the Paris and New York fashion weeks, is minimalism. Dresses and, first of all coats, are all made with precise cuts in plain colours using a lot of beige, grey and black. Coats, from 2010 fall/winter collections, come out without collars in an unexpected range of different variations which shows off a kind of sophistication that will be the first rule of winter outfits. Embellishments are all set apart in this styles except drapes and some curls of the fabric. Those creations are designed above all to be simple giving a very elegant touch which is always appreciated.

Below some items from the Gianfranco Ferré and Valentino 2010 fall winter collections which are characterized by essential cuts and plain colours.

Aviator Jackets

In styles and trends on September 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

After the revival of Aviator jackets in the 80s with the release of  Top Gun, we can notice how fashion trends come and go due to the fact that those jackets are again on vogue this winter. The aviator style comes back for the upcoming season with many jackets proposed by each fashion designer, offering various shapes, cuts and colours, from classics to more coloured. Both faux or real fur lining forms those huge collars which give that sense of being embraced by a warm item, that is perfect for chilly days. This is undoubtedly a very versatile jacket, that you can combine with skinny jeans or leggings, for a masculine look, or with a girly dress as well… actually it suits well with everything. Burberry has proposed many beautiful jackets which follow this trend, however they are available in many other fashion labels. This vintage inspired jacket will carry you through the season getting better with age.

Have a look at this aviator inspired Gucci jacket for men.

Fur Waistcoats

In styles and trends on September 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

Here it is another trend that will help you when you are shopping for winter clothing. From the current suggestions coming from the latest fashion shows a fur waistcoat seems to be a must have for the 2010/11 winter. Almost every label has proposed at least one of those items in its collection, offering a huge choice from faux fur to coloured or using it just as a detail. Anyway, furs obviously bring winter to mind and it is the right option when we are looking for a perfect winter outfit. It can be combined with short dresses for a casual urban outfit or with long skirts as seen in the Fendi fashion show.

Above some models from: Costume National, Fendi, Valentino.  Below models from: Fendi, Versace.

If you are looking for fur items from luxury labels just have a look to which offers a huge range of different articles.

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