Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Swimming Away

Finished are the days of neon and diamante thongs, when it comes to swimming, it seems as though we have reverted back to the older and more flattering costumes. Here are some of the key pieces that rock my boat. From simple slimming black to figure flattering white, to the 80s iconic Baywatch look, the more you cover, the better.
Brigitte Bardot at 20 years of age, photographed in 1955.
Simple in black. No need to look further the Chanel to channel this eternal look, complete with classic Chanel jacket and a big white hat to finish.
Chanel Resort 2012
Chanel Resort 2012
To get Brigitte's complete look, Salvatore Ferragamo have recently released their Resort 2012 collection with stunning monochrome outfits, over-the-top hats with this number really shouting out to me.
Salvatore Ferragamo, resort 2012

Marilyn Monroe in a figure hugging one piece. Calvin Klein, known for their simplistic touch, have come out with beautiful flowing beach dresses to complete the look.
Calvin Klein Resort 2012

Marilyn Monroe holding a Evans Sweson Frame white umbrella during a 1949 photo shoot

Urban Outfitters £60
Pamela Anderson
Chloe Sevigny's 3rd successful appearance in fashion was filled with 80s influences, from the leather skirts to the big denim jackets and of course bright REDS
Chloe Sevigny for O.C Resort 2012
Chloe Sevigny for O.C Resort 2012

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Marni and Symmetrics

Marni Fall 2011

Marni manages to make fashion an art form in the purest sense, with every look centred around a shape. Whether the form of the clothes, the signature Marni striped-silhouette or the symmetric circles overtaking, the colours are carefully chosen to shout out look at me, without it being over the top (ie in that typical bold 90s Kristopher Kane neon way). The Marni way uses mismatched earthy colours such as mustard yellows, mud browns and spring greens which should look off but definitely just come out bang on. Notice the clashing high socks in the earlier seasons which I think are oh-so fun and actually ever so flattering!

Marni Fall 2008
Marni Fall 2005