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29/12/2016

Four ways to have a fashionable New Year's Eve

Whatever you think about sky-high cab fares and vomit on the streets, New Year’s Eve needs to be marked, even if just with a toast at midnight. And this New Year’s Eve in particular – it is a chance to bid goodbye and good riddance to 2016. How to do that in style? Follow our handy guide on what to wear wherever you’ll be raising that glass.

Finery’s Myrtle dress, £59.

A dinner party

You know the drill here – you arrive with the kind of raised-the-game look that is demanded of a special occasion and you finish up searching for your left shoe after a carpet disco, lipstick long faded on your mouth, as your Uber idles outside. The best rule of thumb is to be honest with yourself, and go with something that feels both dressed up and comfortable, that has over-the-table appeal (you will be sitting down most of the evening, remember) and is not really susceptible to spills as someone reaches over you for the wine bottle. Something like this Finery backless evening dresses– being wine-coloured already – is perfect. Also, what with food involved in a dinner party, think eyeliner flicks rather than lipstick. It’s just kinder when the host is running late with dinner and you’re stuffing your face with Kettle Chips.

Topshop’s velvet slipdress, £29.

Staying in

Staying in on New Year’s isn’t sad – it’s the height of luxury. Or that’s what you’re telling people, anyway. The way to zhuzh up the same experience you have on every other occasion where you sit on your sofa and watch telly is to dress up. Honestly. The amount of time you feel daft for sitting in your living room in a party dress will be far outweighed by the fact that any FOMO will be significantly reduced, especially with the addition of a regularly filled glass of prosecco. This velvet slip dress in duck-egg blue from Topshop is just the thing. Add heels and turn the heating up a tad. Now sit back, relax and watch the bells ring in 2017.

Fenty x Rihanna by Puma’s maxiskirt, £160.

Going to a club

Congratulations! You’re going out out! Time for a proper look, right? Wrong. Everyone knows the coolest girl in the club is the one that doesn’t look as if she tried. Therefore anything on the athleisure/streetwear spectrum is your friend. And who knows this best? Rihanna. So, her Fenty range is well worth a look here – a long skirt worn with a crop top, a sweatshirt with super-long sleeves, an XXXXL T-shirt, all accessorised (à la Riri, herself) with a glass of wine and trainers. Good for the queue, the dancefloor and – if the buses are full when you emerge at 3am – that long walk home.

Whistles’ Dakota dress, £150.

A house party

Ah, the house party – such a unpredictable one. What’s behind the door? Bright lights, bowls of peanuts and small talk with the neighbours? Or banging tunes, flowing cocktails and ever more pathetic attempts at the mannequin challenge? The way to dress for this is the kind of outfit that covers all bases. Here, the little black dress is your friend – it’s a no-brainer but one you’ll be glad of if it’s more option one, and happy in whatevs if it’s two. Of course, if the colour is standard, there’s no need for the style to be – that would make you as boring as the aforementioned small talk. Head to Whistles for “I’m interesting, honest” takes on LBDs – from the shimmy-fringed flapper ones and crochet velvet shifts. This Dakota sexy prom dresses, with spaghetti straps, is dressed up but won’t scare the horses (it’s also in the sale – bonus). Or if it’s the first scenario, the guy in the corner balancing a glass of chardonnay on his edge of his V-neck jumper.

27/12/2016

5 fashion trends that will be OUT in 2017

 

Before the sale season hits and you run to the malls near to buy all that is trending, here's a list of trends that will not stay and are bound to be OUT in 2017.

1. Slip dresses

The trend of wearing your sexy and sultry lingerie on the outside was huge in 2016! However, it is time to bid adios to this romantic trend as we don't see designers reintroducing the raw slip red prom dress on the runway. We may be seeing augmented versions of the slip dress.

2. Sliders with socks

For some reason, the outrageous trend of wearing your hosiery socks along with sliders was trending big time in 2016! Nevertheless, luckily it was only a fad and will not be worn anymore.

3. Berkin Stocks

Berkin stocks are bound to be the next crocs, in 2017.

4. Overly distressed denim

Overly distressed and ripped denim became a center and a statement piece of every outfit in 2016. In 2017,however, denims are going to take a new twist and the old will be passe'

5. Corsets worn on the outside

Corsets were a very harsh version of the soft lingerie-dressing look, this trend had such a huge moment this year, but I'm not sure if I see designers continuing this into 2017 after the trend was covered in such a major way in the press. None of the celebrities will be seen sporting this trend for sure.

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26/12/2016

Top International Fashion News of the Week

 

Legendary Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani has passed away. The 66-year-old died in Milan on Thursday following a year-long battle with illness. Jonathan Newhouse, the chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast, reported the news himself in the form of a personal letter.

“This is the saddest news I have ever had to report to you,” writes Newhouse. “Franca Sozzani, the Editor of Italian Vogue for 28 years, died today in Milan after a year-long illness with her son Francesco by her side.

Franca was one of the greatest Editors who ever made a magazine. She was by far the most talented, influential and important person within the Condé Nast International organisation.”

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Sozzani, who was well-respected by the industry and known for her boundary-pushing issues of Vogue, will be wholeheartedly missed.

Carolina Herrera is Suing Oscar de la Renta

Two of America’s most prestigious fashion labels are at war this week. Carolina Herrera is suing Oscar de la Renta over a single, and very talented, employee.

Laura Kim is the woman at the centre of the battle. Kim, who is also one of the creative directors and founders of Monse, recently departed Carolina Herrera to head to Oscar de la Renta. The designer, who was senior vice president of design at Carolina Herrera, was appointed as a co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta alongside her Monse partner, Fernando Garcia.

According to Herrera, however, Kim is in breach of her 6-month non-compete agreement by working for ODLR. While the issue is yet to be resolved, a court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Kim from continuing to work.

Bobbi Brown is Leaving her Namesake Brand

25 years after founding her own cosmetics line, Bobbi Brown has announced that she will step down from her namesake brand. The makeup artist and entrepreneur confirmed that she will depart the business by the end of the year.

“The brand’s 25-year anniversary was a wonderful milestone that made me realise it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures,” said Brown. “I am thankful for the extraordinary people that I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years and proud of the creative endeavours and innovative products we’ve created together.

Brown began her line back in 1991 and was instrumental in the 90’s “natural” makeup movement. Following its launch, the brand quickly became a household name. Despite selling her company to Estee Lauder in 1995, Brown remained heavily involved in the operations of the business.

Dior’s First Campaign Under Maria Grazia Chiuri Revealed

Dior’s first campaign under its new artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri has been revealed. The ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2017 campaign shows off Chiuri’s first set of designs for the French house.

Featuring twin models, Ruth and May Bell, the campaign was shot by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and conveys the collection’s contemporary feminine aesthetic. Clean, minimal and infused with a subtle edge, the images are fuss-free and clearly focused on the clothes and the women who wear them.

The campaign also forms part of a larger project for the brand titled “The Women Behind the Lens”, which features a series of images taken exclusively by women for the label.

Natalie Massenet Reportedly Heading to Farfetch

According to a series of reports, Net-a-Porter founder, Natalie Massenet may be heading back into the world of e-commerce. If the rumours are to be believed, Massenet is being courted by luxury online store, Farfetch for an advisory position.

While the news is yet to be confirmed by any of the involved parties, it is reported that the position is unlikely to be a full-time role due to Massenet’s other commitments, including her advisory firm and company, Imaginary Ventures. Even if the position is not on a full-time basis, however, it is likely to benefit Farfetch. The company has been preparing itself for an IPO and would likely receive a boost with the businesswoman on board as support.

Massenet announced her departure from Net-a-Porter in September of last year, just weeks before the group’s merger was finalised with the Italian group, Yoox. Due to the timing of this news with Farfetch, it is suspected that Massenet had a 12-month non-compete contract to see out.

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