Posts Tagged ‘collections’

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ShinyStyle Loves: Lulu Guinness Royal wedding souvenirs

By Andrea Petrou on April 26th, 2011

Iconic Lulu lips

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Share the love with these iconic Brit print lip necklace

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Nicole Richie owns over 200 pairs of sunglasses

By Andrea Petrou on April 19th, 2011

Nicole Richie owns over 200 pairs of sunglasses.

The reality TV star-turned-designer – whose House of Harlow accessories line carries the eyewear – is often voted one of the world’s most stylish women and admits she has a huge number of shades to help accessorise her fashionable outfits.

She told Teen Vogue magazine: “I view them as fun masks to accessorise your face. In my defence, I make sunglasses, so I have to research-shop, and I own every pair I’ve ever designed.”

Nicole is well known for her signature bohemian look and says she relies on extras to transform her wardrobe staples of jeans and a T-shirt into something special.

She explained: “You change the look with accessories. And by accessories, I mean sunglasses, head scarves, shoes, bed jackets.

“I’m always missing that in-between layer. On the West Coast, you don’t need a full jacket, but you want something more than just a tank.”

The designer also creates footwear but says because she is only 5ft 2in she is more interested in comfort than style.

She said: “Comfort takes precedence for me. These are super-high, but because they have a built-in platform, they don’t feel like it.

“I am not that girl who can do super-arched heels. All the shoes I design have a cushion and a platform.”

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Designer Spotlight: Best of Louis Vuitton

By Andrea Petrou on March 23rd, 2011

By Emily Borrett.

Autumn/Winter 2010

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Carrying on with our archive galleries of our very favourite designers and their best designs, today we’re going to look at Louis Vuitton, one of France’s most loved and celebrated design houses. Even if you’re not familiar with their collections, you’ll probably know what their luxury handbags and luggage looks like – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to some truly gorgeous work.

We’ve got a lot to thank Louis Vuitton for – three cheers for the fashion house that brought womanly curves back into vogue with a now unforgettable Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, which featured the likes of Lara Stone and Elle MacPherson wiggling down the runway in staggeringly sexy nipped-in 1950s dresses and two-piece suits. And thus the ladylike trend was born, one of the most flattering trends to have surfaced for a while.

We also fell hard for their 2011 spring/summer collection which showed an opulent range of oriental-inspired silk prints, and their delightfully silly 2010 collection filled with florals, bows, fluff and afro wigs galore. This is truly a fashion house that never fails to surprise us. Have a look at our favourite LV moments in the gallery above.

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Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture week: Christian Dior

By Andrea Petrou on January 25th, 2011

High waisted skirts and wrap tops

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ShinyStyle’s top 5 runway collections of 2010

By Andrea Petrou on December 16th, 2010

By Emily Borrett.

Carrying on from our top 10 fashion moments of 2010, I’m looking at some of the highlights of the various Fashion Weeks that have happened this year. From Alexander McQueen’s first runway show under the direction of Sarah Burton, to the oil-slick punk aesthetic at Balenciaga and classic Parisian style at Chanel, each show has been a joy to cover. But when I got down to it and racked my brains for all the collections I’ve pored over in the last year, I’ve found that the five collections in the gallery below have been particularly special. Check them out below. If you have any other collections this year that you think especially deserve a mention, have your say and leave us a comment below.

5. Christian Dior SS2011

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Everything about this collection was just somuch fun. John Galliano breathed new life into the 1950s sexpot pin-up style of dress, with bright cherry and blue colours, neon makeup and cheeky sailor hats. If this is how everyone is going to look on the beaches next year (and we hope they do) then it's going to be a very silly, fun summer.

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Gallery: Valentino for Gap

By Andrea Petrou on November 26th, 2010

Gap and Valentino

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Gallery: Katy Perry and Paris Hilton turn up for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show

By Andrea Petrou on November 11th, 2010

A model displays a multicoloured undies set

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And gives a nod to the 70s hippy look PNP/

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First looks: Sonia Rykiel’s knitwear for H&M video

By Andrea Petrou on January 27th, 2010

We were excited about the first part of Sonia Rykiel’s collection for H&M, which came out last year, and managed to get our hands on enough lingerie to keep us going into 2011.

However we can’t wait for the second part, which focuses on knitwear and is out on the 20 February.

To taunt us that little bit H&M has put together a video , which shows how the collection was made and what we can expect to see on the shelves once we’ve finally pushed our way through to the front.

We’re already in love with the bright stripped jumper dresses and our sleeping bags are waiting patiently by the door.

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First look: Anna Sui for Target channels previous collections

By Kimberley Foster on June 29th, 2009


Comparisons are being drawn between Anna Sui’s previous collections, and her forthcoming range for Target. The designer has already cited Gossip Girl as inspiration for her Go International line, but clearly her past runways have also provided a good start. Four dresses from her 2006 and 2007 collections have been modified for her new retail range which is set to land in store on September 13. Most of the items will sell for under $50 (woot!) click here to check out the lookbook.

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