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For the autumn/ winter season, gold comes back around to add a bit of shimmer, splash of sparkle and sense of royalty to the runway.

Whilst the week is not over yet, so far New York Fashion Week has seen the ‘black and gold’ duo grace us with its presence once again; with elegant patterns, delicate embroidery and lace combinations by Carmen Marc Valvo and Venexiana. In contrast, Lela Rose’s designs take on the lighter and brighter golden look; one overlaid with a black polka-dot sheer crop top and another in a slightly more summery approach with a knee-length, off the shoulder foil print floral dress.

Also sticking to the knee-length number, Rebecca Vallance show cases a more casual look, with her textured tee-skater style gold dress. Dennis Basso also keeps his A/W collection rather textured with several fur combos; one to which was placed with the fine gold detailing on a stripped sheer dress. Opposite to Basso’s use of minimal gold the runway, Venexiana (as well as the black and gold masterpiece); goes elaborate with gold, by showing off completely gold, floor-length gowns. Silk, sheer and sequins; and in gold; it couldn’t be better.

Yes, he’s done it again. Keeping it fairly simple yet a casual elegance, Marc Jacobs presents a rather silky, shiny and sparkly collection for Spring Summer 2014. Admittedly, some of his designs that feature excessive amounts of satin and silk do resemble pyjama bottoms; nevertheless It works and I like it.

Along with the silky trouser suit, Jacobs goes for the 118 look with a red and white sporty shorts and jacket ensemble. Continuing the all-in-one trend, Marc Jacobs also has a few jump suits in his SS14 collection; some that follow his silk/satin theme and others that lead with sparkle, glitz and glam. Of course the fabulous collection was not complete without a classy knee-length long-sleeve dress; bringing a touch of mono chrome to the catwalk.

Although it is not usually my cup of tea, partly due to the pyjama “look” but also for the simple fact that I can not sit in silk; without either naturally sliding about the place or at least having the urge to; it is growing on me. Its interesting and I’m intrigued to see it worn off of the runway and more to the point it is MARC JACOBS!!!

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As London Fashion Week approaches, NYFW draws to an end. After spending hours online; admiring, dreaming and adding to my wish list; I have chosen a few of my favourites from the runway!

With the colour orange being a summer favourite of mine, I am happy to announce that the ooh so bright and vibrant tone remains in the colour pallet for Spring Summer 2014. And I can not wait. For me, Monique Ihuiller does this best; with her crop top and maxi skirt combinations, plus I am absolutely loving the orange and pink combo that completes the collection.

Looking very Carrie Bradshaw, another personal favourite is Delpozo . He is definitely doing it for me this season (SS14), with all those fabulous gowns; also taking the form a crop top+skirt kind-of-dress. AAA-MAZING!

Noon by Noor SS14 is going for the casual glam look; with pencil skirts, jump suits and maxi dresses. Not my kind of casual; because lets face it, you need money and status to dress like that and for it to still be considered some what casual; yet still glamourous enough to step on to the red carpet.

Alexander Wang is also going for “casual” this time down the runway. He also keeps it relatively mono chrome with his ‘Parental Advisory’ theme. Different. Nonetheless I love it.

Naeem Khan has also left a lasting impression on me this year, with what I can only describe as a 3-piece; red and white patterned ensemble. This specific outfit that took the runway, features a bando, high-waisted shorts and a matching robe-like-kimono-type “over coat”. Despite my lack of real words for his design, Khan’s simple, unique and sexy, yet some what classy ensemble is a definite favourite. I will certainly be looking out for the high street equivalent.

Leaving summer behind, and as we are forced into coats, jackets, hats and scarfs; I am just counting down the days until  winter is over. Bring on SS14!

Marchesa S/S 12

Marchesa S/S 12

So over the Christmas/ New years holiday, I went to the “Ball Gowns, British Glamour since 1950s” Exhibition at the V&A, but have not had time to upload anything until now due to the exams that took over my life.

“From debutantes and royalty to charity balls and red carpets, this exhibition highlighted the styles, silhouettes and colours that have been perennial favourites for many years…

(FULL POST ON THE “Ball Gowns Through the Ages” PAGE>>>>>)

Ralph and Russo Couture

Ralph and Russo Couture

The center dress above was worn by Beyonce during Obama’s first inauguration back in 2009, and i love it. It is sexy yet still very sophisticated, classy and ooh so glamourous!

Glitz and Glam on the underground

Glitz and Glam on the underground

i can see red bottoms

i can see red bottoms

No matter the fashion season, occasion or the time of year you can not go wrong with a classic LBD. Thus, in the wise words of Karl Lagerfeld “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”

So as 2012 came to an end and we entered 2013, i slipped my Louboutins on, for the second time and kept it simple in my LBD, yet with just enough sparkle, fit for the occasion, in Zara’s finest.

on the other hand…

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” — Yves Saint-Laurent

So regardless of the ‘Armani’ or “Pri-mani” you may have been rocking into the New Year, its about where you go from now and what you make of 2013! Leave twenty twelve behind, Continue saving for that dream Chanel (I know i will be), stay positive and keep on top of those new year’s resolutions!

HAPPY NEW YEAR U’ALL!

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