Tag Archives Haute Couture

Ulyana Sergeenko – 1940s fashion revival

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As someone whose wardrobe consists mainly of true vintage clothes from the 1930s to 1950s and who doesn’t care about trends that will change with a blink of an eye thus becoming last season before you know it, really it should come as no surprise to know that I show very little interest in contemporary designers unless their aesthetic is very ...

Reign

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There’s a well-used adage which goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” and as I’ve recently discovered, in the case of the television series Reign, the dictum can equally be applied in saying that you shouldn't judge this programme by its preview, as after watching its 30 second promo, I was despairingly sobbing in my corset at yet another failed ...

Jean Patou – Couturier and Visionary in the era of Flapper Girls.

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Moving house is never a simple task especially if it involves relocating not so much from one borough to another but to an entirely new country. I’ve done this a few times now in my life, lived in many cities around the world but I have to say that I find the whole experience quite cleansing, as it fills my heart ...

SORAPOL- A REAL JEWEL IN BRITISH FASHION.

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I’ve been so incredibly uninspired by what the winds of fashion (or lack there of) have brought of late, that I’ve literally drifted into depression because of it. I feel as if we’ve seen it all before and that design houses have raised anchor on creativity and set sail for commerciality. I don’t however lay blame on the designers at the ...

How Much Effort Is Too Little Effort?

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Every morning I wake up to an inbox full of invitations, which is undoubtedly a better prospect than a breakfast spent glossing over bills. Nevertheless, the amount of e-mails where I’m asked to RSVP to a party, exhibition, show, opening of a new venue etc. scares me more than just a little, as there’s a lot of effort in preparing for ...

Maciej Zien

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I feel privileged that, thanks to the work I do, I get to meet some of the most creative people in the fashion industry. Some of those people are truly inspiring and one of those, arguably Poland’s most celebrated uber-designer and prodigy (he showed his first collection at the age of 17), recently shared some of his precious time during my ...

Veroni Deco Designs

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If I had to describe Veroni Deco designs with only few words it would be visionary couture-extraordinaire. I’m a huge fan of Veroni’s latest all-red collection entitled “ The Chastity of Jessica Rabbit” and if I could I would buy every single one of her couture dresses, as I wouldn’t be able to pick a favourite one… It’s Beyond My Control. I ...

Valentino: Master of Couture.Exhibition at Somerset House

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I’m finding it hard to catch my breath, having dashed across London, keen to report back to you all on the press preview of “Valentino: Master of Couture“ exhibition at Somerset House, that opens to the public tomorrow. I don’t usually get too excited about events or exhibitions because I’ve been disappointed so many times in the past, but that’s definitely not ...

Marie Antoinette & Haute Couture.

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My love for eighteenth century fashion started when I was a little girl, who fell in love with a painting of Marie Antoinette, seen in one of my mum’s books. I was mesmerized by the way the dauphine of France looked; her pale skin, amazing hair and of course the dress, that could only be described as having escaped from a ...