Saturday, 8 January 2011

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Leighton Meester

Absolutely love her style.

The Royal Wedding!

Designers envision Kate Middletons Wedding Dress
Alberta Ferretti

Christian Lacroix




Elizabeth Emanuel


Gucci
Karl Lagerfeld- love this!

Missoni

Monique Lhuillier
Nina Ricci

Prabal Gurung

Valentino
Vera Wang








Beautiful Illustrations

Taken from http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/61703-popup.html

Jean Demarchy
Fashion illustration
Paris or London
About 1955
Body and watercolour, charcoal and pencil, pen and Indian ink on coloured paper
Museum no. E.685-1997
This was drawn for Harper’s Bazaar around 1955. It shows a glamorous evening dress by Christian Dior (1905-57), featuring a full skirt and elaborate bustle bow.
Jean Demarchy
Fashion illustration
London
1953
Body and watercolour, charcoal, Chinese white, pen and Indian ink on coloured paper
Museum no. E.686-1997
This illustration features an evening dress by the London couturier Victor Stiebel (1907-76), drawn for Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. Stiebel liked using bold, contrasting stripes in his designs, and also typically referenced historical dress with voluminous panniers and bustles.




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Thursday, 30 December 2010

The Little Black Dress

Did you know that the little black dress was inspired by the black dresses that maids wore in the early 20th century? Chanel took this inspiration and created a series of little black dresses with white collars, an American copywriter coined the term ‘little black dress’ and it has stuck ever since!