What did Coco do?

Let’s forget Karl for just a second and reminisce about the original, insanely intuitive Gabrielle Chanel or if you prefer – Coco Chanel. Now we all understand that this inspirational designer went beyond others of her time, making women’s fashion that radiated femininity opposing against the strong demand of the common uncomfortable attire, a frequent being that of tight corsets. But how did she do this? What were the specific elements that combined to give Gabrielle such a prodigious reputation in fashion?

Using Jersey

This fabric was viewed as the main for men’s underwear and nothing else. Coco decided that jersey would be suitable for her creations due to its low cost compared to alternative substances that had suddenly risen in price after the war. Daringly, Chanel was the first designer to involve jersey in her creations stating that it had a quality finish and an exceptional drapery. In addition, the fabric suited Chanel’s influence of straightforward and convenient menswear making it a perfect match for her ideas.

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Inventing the Little Black Dress

Everyone has one, it’s that noted classic yet do you know that Chanel is the women to thank? Previously, black was the dull, unnoticeable shade viewed as a principle look for only funerals and the grief of widows. Gabrielle discovered the hues secretive aspect and came with the ever valued belief of it being a major contribution for fashion. To be honest, I cannot imagine a world without it. Dominant reds, greens and sharp blues were referenced to making Coco “feel ill” later on she quoted “these Women, I’m bloody well going to dress them in black!” Noticed by Vogue, they first introduced Gabrielle’s time-honoured black masterpiece in a 1926 issue spreading word of the commodity to a larger amount of fashion enthusiasts which is still growing today.

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Labelling Perfume

Back then, scents were a mixture of completely natural aspects focused on floral aromas unlike the artificial perks involved nowadays. 1921 was the year Coco released her favoured perfume, possibly the most acknowledged of scents today, Chanel No.5 after the instance of it being the 5th perfume tested. Yes, Paul Poiret recently launched his own scent earlier in the year however there was an absence of his name. Gabrielle was of course intelligent enough to be the first of brands to officially have their name placed on the bottle. By doing this, people recognised the scent and knew it was Chanel no.5. Famously a particular lover was Marilyn Monroe repeatedly noting the scent during interviews “I said Chanel No 5 because it’s the truth.”

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Releasing Extravagant Jewellery

Chanel is all about the elegance and high-class of the wearers so it is no surprise that Gabrielle was one of the first to produce costume jewellery in her collections. Likewise to before, Paul Poiret was the first nevertheless Coco’s range constituted of flamboyant white pearls placed besides each other, the reason why you have that treasured pearl necklace in your jewellery box. She adored the idea of exaggerated gems contrasting with her minimalistic and sophisticated apparel. Moreover, the combination of speculating both fake and legitimate in one look.

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Having Tanned Skin

Surely, Gabrielle wasn’t the original copy of those orange faced stags you see on a night out; she was the opener of healthy, sun-kissed skin. This greatly rebelled against the standard appearance of pale faced complexions resembling porcelain dolls by the adding of bright blusher and rouge lips. She caught hold of the present man’s thoughts of an idealistic women being as alike to paintings as possible. Coincidently, Coco caught a beautiful tan amid her cruise holiday along the French Riviera. After arriving home, her peers exceedingly desired for the same coloured skin furthermore passing the fascination to other members of public enough to make it a trend all around the world as well as an ongoing accessory for years to come.  Even though the expression is generally viewed as being cheap when by the use of fake tan, formerly it gave out a reputation of prosperity and refinement.

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Females Wearing Trousers 

Especially amongst the time of war, women working in factories would usually custom that of a pair of trousers for efficiency and health and safety reasons though not prior to Coco did the forms of attire become a general clothing item to females. It was when Gabrielle became anxious about displaying her figure to men precedent to having to wear a swimsuit that she refused and instead astounded people with walking out in a pair of sailors pants, this occurred at the society beach resort in Deauville (been there, just saying). Similar to how those of us in the Alexa Chung fandom attempt (and tremendously fail) to manipulate her style, Gabrielle’s fans did the same. Despite the women’s wearing of the clothing, she ensued to proclaim “I came up with them by modesty. From this usage to it becoming fashion, having 70% of women wearing trousers at evening dinner is quite sad.” I thoroughly disagree with her.

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The Fashion-Changing Chanel Suit

The Chanel suit was the pinnacle of Coco’s clothing creations; it was the first of its kind. Recommended by major fashion icons consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy (worn on the day of her husband’s assassination) and Grace Kelly, the garment was trimmed with braid, had fitted sleeves, no collar and metallic embellished buttons. Additionally, the boxer jacket was combined with a sophisticated slim-line skirt emphasising that typical aristocratic Chanel women.

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Warby Parker’s Limited Edition Corner Capsuel Collection makes Contacts a thing of the Past

Now Warby Parker is a brand whose concept, those of us with an average person’s budget can all thank. They saw the growing possibilities of the sunglasses industry and having experienced a college student budget, created Warby Parker. Both sunglasses and optical wear are available in store and they now have concessions in major American locations such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, their success is expanding by the day. Their other focus is charity work, they have partnerships with non-profit organisations, one being Vision-Spring, which assures them that a less fortunate person in need of optical eye wear will receive a free pair of optical glasses for every pair of Warby Parker glasses that are purchased.

Amidst their limited edition Corner Capsuel Collection, there are 5 new styles for both eyeglasses and sunglasses fitting any wearer’s preference. Uncover your inner Hepburn with the seductive leopard print cat-eyes or reminisce about the seventies with some transparent box lens eyeglasses. What’s more, the label has successfully added two contemporary hues, Rhubarb and Quartz. Incorporated with Parker’s professionally polished eye-wear, the distinctive shades provide sparking up of your standard plain pair of glasses.

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I myself was immediately won over by the Teddy 285 Topdown Suns. An Emerald Lens rimmed with exotic leopard print upon quite an obscure style. Yet the elements combined together make a peculiar masterpiece, it isn’t like your typical pair of sunglasses where a designer takes them, uses one fixed colour then adds just one differentiating pattern or shade so they can place the word ‘exciting’ throughout its description. Alternatively, this model goes where others fear and I can assuredly affirm that risk as being an ultimate triumph.

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Another positive feature is the collection’s reoccurring theme of British styles. To start with, some have that mahogany look; a style one would most commonly associate with a man carrying a satchel in chinos. It’s that business sense, moreover sophistication. You are able to wear these to work without appearing as overdone however they still act as a stylish accessory. Forget those only-child-with-glasses days and finally be satisfied with that identification. Who needs contact lenses when we have Warby Parker? There is no doubt that the attire will be noticed amongst a crowd.

Forwarding on to pairings, cat eyes look great with suits because you’re mixing both the masculinity of a blazer and trousers with the femininity of the all-important point upon the glasses. Never the less, use modernistic colours such as solid blues, blacks, whites and silvers to amplify the contrast between Hollywood vintage and the 21st century, for this look use the Warby Parker Goodney 100 Angel Suns. Secondly, let’s discuss the Hutton Topdowns for men. Appearing as a narrower though protracted form, these are suited for those with oval shaped faces who desire for them to look a meagre amount larger. By the small, square shaped rims, this style will sharpen the eyes whilst elongating the face providing a more muscular presence which is a goal most men strive for.

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Alternatively to the Hutton Topdowns, the collection includes a quirky pair called Topper Topdowns. This has a combination of the classic almond brown with sparks of white that emphasise the glass’ tremendous glow. These glasses correspond to that of Ray Ban’s tortoise shell acetate products however they are a lot cheaper, giving out that they look remarkably prodigious over other models without a lack of sensibility.

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‘The Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. This time around, we’re experimenting with traditional shapes; think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping brow lines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.’

The New Corner Capsuel Collection matches Warby Parker’s creation process combining the unique inspiration of global features with hand designed quality pair of glasses. In addition, their material is always the best quality ranging from premium Japanese titanium to custom single-sheet cellulose acetate all manufactured its own family-run factory.

Overall this Corner Capsule Collection bravely explores like no other brand. It captures new trends, combining patterns and shades in a group of exclusive eye-wear that is the answer to all our prayers. Their limited edition collection would make the perfect photo base for Instagram, they are the styles you see on a popular fashion blogger’s feed, and thus they are a clear portrayal of futuristic trends with a touch of the trendy vintage past.

Be sure to comment your favourite pair from the collection.

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What did Coco do?

Let’s forget Karl for just a second and reminisce about the original, insanely intuitive Gabrielle Chanel or if you prefer – Coco Chanel. Now we all understand that this inspirational designer went beyond others of her time, making women’s fashion that radiated femininity opposing against the strong demand of the common uncomfortable attire, a frequent being that of tight corsets. But how did she do this? What were the specific elements that combined to give Gabrielle such a prodigious reputation in fashion?

Using Jersey

This fabric was viewed as the main for men’s underwear and nothing else. Coco decided that jersey would be suitable for her creations due to its low cost compared to alternative substances that had suddenly risen in price after the war. Daringly, Chanel was the first designer to involve jersey in her creations stating that it had a quality finish and an exceptional drapery. In addition, the fabric suited Chanel’s influence of straightforward and convenient menswear making it a perfect match for her ideas.

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Inventing the Little Black Dress

Everyone has one, it’s that noted classic yet do you know that Chanel is the women to thank? Previously, black was the dull, unnoticeable shade viewed as a principle look for only funerals and the grief of widows. Gabrielle discovered the hues secretive aspect and came with the ever valued belief of it being a major contribution for fashion. To be honest, I cannot imagine a world without it. Dominant reds, greens and sharp blues were referenced to making Coco “feel ill” later on she quoted “these Women, I’m bloody well going to dress them in black!” Noticed by Vogue, they first introduced Gabrielle’s time-honoured black masterpiece in a 1926 issue spreading word of the commodity to a larger amount of fashion enthusiasts which is still growing today.

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Labelling Perfume

Back then, scents were a mixture of completely natural aspects focused on floral aromas unlike the artificial perks involved nowadays. 1921 was the year Coco released her favoured perfume, possibly the most acknowledged of scents today, Chanel No.5 after the instance of it being the 5th perfume tested. Yes, Paul Poiret recently launched his own scent earlier in the year however there was an absence of his name. Gabrielle was of course intelligent enough to be the first of brands to officially have their name placed on the bottle. By doing this, people recognised the scent and knew it was Chanel no.5. Famously a particular lover was Marilyn Monroe repeatedly noting the scent during interviews “I said Chanel No 5 because it’s the truth.”

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Releasing Extravagant Jewellery

Chanel is all about the elegance and high-class of the wearers so it is no surprise that Gabrielle was one of the first to produce costume jewellery in her collections. Likewise to before, Paul Poiret was the first nevertheless Coco’s range constituted of flamboyant white pearls placed besides each other, the reason why you have that treasured pearl necklace in your jewellery box. She adored the idea of exaggerated gems contrasting with her minimalistic and sophisticated apparel. Moreover, the combination of speculating both fake and legitimate in one look.

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Having Tanned Skin

Surely, Gabrielle wasn’t the original copy of those orange faced stags you see on a night out; she was the opener of healthy, sun-kissed skin. This greatly rebelled against the standard appearance of pale faced complexions resembling porcelain dolls by the adding of bright blusher and rouge lips. She caught hold of the present man’s thoughts of an idealistic women being as alike to paintings as possible. Coincidently, Coco caught a beautiful tan amid her cruise holiday along the French Riviera. After arriving home, her peers exceedingly desired for the same coloured skin furthermore passing the fascination to other members of public enough to make it a trend all around the world as well as an ongoing accessory for years to come.  Even though the expression is generally viewed as being cheap when by the use of fake tan, formerly it gave out a reputation of prosperity and refinement.

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Females Wearing Trousers 

Especially amongst the time of war, women working in factories would usually custom that of a pair of trousers for efficiency and health and safety reasons though not prior to Coco did the forms of attire become a general clothing item to females. It was when Gabrielle became anxious about displaying her figure to men precedent to having to wear a swimsuit that she refused and instead astounded people with walking out in a pair of sailors pants, this occurred at the society beach resort in Deauville (been there, just saying). Similar to how those of us in the Alexa Chung fandom attempt (and tremendously fail) to manipulate her style, Gabrielle’s fans did the same. Despite the women’s wearing of the clothing, she ensued to proclaim “I came up with them by modesty. From this usage to it becoming fashion, having 70% of women wearing trousers at evening dinner is quite sad.” I thoroughly disagree with her.

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Creating the Chanel Suit

The Chanel suit was the pinnacle of Coco’s clothing creations; it was the first of its kind. Recommended by major fashion icons consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy (worn on the day of her husband’s assassination) and Grace Kelly, the garment was trimmed with braid, had fitted sleeves, no collar and metallic embellished buttons. Additionally, the boxer jacket was combined with a sophisticated slim-line skirt emphasising that typical aristocratic Chanel women.

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Gown; an essential

Everyone needs that one special gown that was a complete one off, a garment that they hesitantly “umed” and “ahed” about thoroughly previous to finally giving in and handing over the ‘one off’ sum of change. It’s that piece that provides such a depth of satisfaction when you delicately place it on. The apparel that makes you constantly glance over at your reflection whenever a mirror is passed or a shop window is seen. Despite an evening dress’ overwhelming elegance only some designers dare to include it in their collections, particularly during this season it included that of Emilia Wickstead, Oscar De La Renta and Christopher Kane. But of whom ended in a success and of who ended in the idea that it should not be taken any further? Amidst this post, I will pick out my most favoured attempts yet also the ones I greatly oppose.

Alberta Feretti produces quite bohemian style pieces in nature related colour for instance: camel beige, subtle nudes and patent whites. Overall, its gowns are exceedingly angelic and in my opinion, would make the perfect prom dress catalogue. Specifically, I adore her undertaking of lace which being saintly itself is embroidered to create ethereal attire that when developing a-line skirts can sneakily cause a 1 foot increase in any ones height. Throughout presenting lace clothes, the label uses dominantly ginger haired models further emphasising the sense of outdoor environment as well as an indication to religion due to the fact that Eve herself (stated in the bible to be one of the first people God placed on planet earth along with Adam) had red hair. Moreover, we can all continue to note infinite connotations of spirituality but if I did we would be here all day. Anyway, I love the patterns symmetry upon the dress, Victorian style floral mixed with the sudden full block of white located at the bottom hem. Unlike other designers output of the lace material, Alberta Feretti makes sure that the piece isn’t overwhelming (dissimilar to approaches by designers such as Valentino and Roberto Cavalli), instead it can be worn by everyday people without looking out of place.

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On the other hand I am not a fan of Prada’s new collection of gowns exhibited at Milan Fashion Week mainly due to the thorough overuse of pattern and colour. Although the shades involved in each gown tend to be paired with each other often, at this specific occurrence, the concept has clearly not worked. Furthermore, I believe that this point has caused the dresses to appear behind time. Yes, vintage is the new contemporary but this example is grandma vintage which only grandmas can wear. However, if you disagree with my opinion which is possible since everyone has a different taste, you’d best be placing an intensely patterned gown with that of some plain garments. In this case, ditch the socks and wear flat gladiator sandals as well as a sun-hat because it is extremely rare to see one in a single layer during winter.

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Next, as well as discovering a new collection of dresses, I discovered a new designer called Matthew Williamson. Some may be wondering where I’ve been all my life but it turns out that he is a big label. For instance, he has had models such as Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne speculate his creations which include a fascinating group of gowns. In particular, I chose a kind of hallucination style of dress with the dominance of a black rose bunch as a belt. To be honest, I am not completely sure about the material types however I suspect it to be tweed. Tweed is an incredible material due to the versatility as well as the texture it provides to apparel, not only to the fabric but the colours it placed with. As a result, I believe that this dress wouldn’t be as enhancing to the eye without its focus on the material. To pair this piece or something similar comes as a remarkably simple task; just add heels, a clutch and your good to go.

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Another dress I absolutely loved however found 2 years ago and have remembered well was the dress Emma Stone wore to the Met Gala in 2012. Covered infinite, what look to be plastic transparent poppies, this is possibly my favourite red-carpet outfit in history and being honest, I was never a fan of red until this came up on my We Heart It feed. She looks so beautiful and dainty; I would do anything to be in the ownership of that gown. By Lanvin, the dresses opulence came as no surprise also I am in total guilt for staying up till 3am by endlessly browsing the Lanvin web-store. Unfortunately, this dress is so uniquely magnificent that I was unable to find similar high-street attire. Anyway, I am forever dreaming.

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Returning back to my dislikes, the Funlayo Deri Celestine Evening Gown is a definite no-no. Firstly, the placement of the satin ribbon puts me off considering it being under the bust which possibly can disfigure body shapes making them look less appealing than in reality. Secondly, I personally believe that the satin segments of the skirt resemble that of the curtain in your living room and I originally hated thigh cut outs being what this style corresponds to (just replacing the thigh outline with the material). Overall, the gown is tremendously random and clashes greatly. Moreover, it has the capability of highlighting the places most women try to avoid signifying throughout all their attire. I was unable to place a picture of this dress so if you wish to view it here’s the link – https://www.wolfandbadger.com/celestine-evening-gown/?mid=36620&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-DzJhhvUMgAUlvPJ67ixO9w .

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The Life-Savers of Attire

We all own up to suffer from the reoccurring circumstance of the considerable aggravation of choosing an outfit daily. Whether it is casual or party attire, there never comes the convenience of efficiently combining items of clothing and accessories in one fell swoop to create a masterpiece of garments. Evidently, this process takes time. During attendance of social events, it is almost likely that every single attendant has had the majority of their preceding day being absorbed with the thoughts of “what to wear?” or even additionally the intractable thoughts of “should I risk the red lipstick” and “straight or curly hair?” Above all, there are always those classic fragments of subservient apparel that we can draw out to make the situation a little less arduous, meaning the attire that can go with the bulk of clothing, evidently needing no configuration to their consolidation with other drapery and embellishments.

The Black Jersey Skirt

To start with, we have the typical black jersey skirt; it provides an idiosyncratic yet sensual appeal to any top. Personally, I combine it with baggy sweaters however not so baggy that the skirt is hidden as you don’t want too much flesh on show. An advantage of this competent apparel is its ability to suit any character. For example those who feel a lack of sanguine regarding their figure are able to add matching black tights underneath without the beholding of obscurity. On the other hand, those who have a greater contribute of wearing miscellaneously costumed attire can adept to add the simplicity of patterned knee length socks that have the involvement of the top’s pre-eminent colours and/or arrangements. Focusing on my own wardrobe, I hold that of a black H and M Jersey skirt which cost me the tremendously meagre amount of £3.99 in store. Once owned I have come to the applicable realisation of the idea that it has a wide width of elastication therefore feels remarkably comfortable yet still has the protracted aspect of durability. Considering those of us who have the dearth of this beneficial attire, there is always the continuation of a dainty black skater skirt which makes a satisfying reinstatement.

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The Denim Jacket

Unequivocally, no one can raise the proclamation of denim jackets having ever been out of fashion amid this century so far. In my opinion, its sense of appliance is an immense donor to this on-going apparel. Invariably, the denim jacket has been a tremendous life-saver when needing to add prosperity to any kind of dress. Somehow the typical blue denim profitably trials with any colour or pattern therefore is the head attire to locate when one is in need of a canvas to administer security nevertheless still have the custom of an exquisite gown. Even though this universal outwear successfully progresses essentially with every outfit, I believe that the most affective colour to wear the twill textile amongst is that of the tedious black. For instance, I find having the sluggish under layer comes across as eerie however when overlay with a flash of brittle denim implements texture accordingly causing the set to be positively emphasised.

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The Denim Shorts 

Once again, denim is the recipient of vast gratification by its quality material that is extremely resilient apart from the fact that it causes intense irritation towards skin when in the negligible contact with liquid. With reference to the abbreviated denim short, I adore placing this terse apparel with that of the serene over throw of a boyfriend shirt, only with the single precaution that the shirt must be resolutely tucked in to the frontal area of the tenacious bottoms. Doing so conveys a dimensional component to any pairing in addition to yielding thoughts of thorough content to yourself and others as it materialises as quite a casual response. Further on, denim shorts had the competence of being adapted depending the state of atmosphere, such as: winter (over lay some broad tights with the insulation of a pair of robust denim shorts) or autumn (knee length socks can be worn just below some coloured denim shorts to provide a moderate warmth). As of myself, I own a reasonably priced pair of contemporary Levi turn up shorts in faded blue. Due to experience, I intensively recommend Levi Strauss and Co’s denim apparel, firstly as a result of the convenience of the denim’s abiding quality signifying its feature of not shrinking after several washes unlike alternative denim attire and secondly, the shorts being high waisted has that absolute bohemian essence which has been the essential aspiration of trends this preceding season.

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Converse

Dominantly worn by the chilled individual of Marty Mcfly in the favourable 1985 film ‘Back to the Future’ converse have been the during high-school prerequisite since they were notably discharged in the distant year of 1917 anticipated to be worn midst basketball games. As a relief, Converse have the definite capability of being able to reconcile with any form of clothing whatsoever as long as the colour/print matches. Converse are the principle direction to go when in the troublesome corpus of a shoe dilemma. Subjectively, I believe that the nostalgic sneakers greatest pairing is alongside that of compact skinny jeans and a childish crop top (preferably including a band logo/name). This induces a naive but still youthful outlook by virtue of the bands statement transmitting character to the wearer as well as the skinny jeans that bring an expectable outline to any person’s instinctive figure.

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The Striped Top

Considering the up-roar in the copacetic hipster trend, denim dungarees have surmounted in demand considerably. As a route of priority, dungarees have most popularly been worn with the sailor trait of a striped top, providing a spark of pattern to the plain denim dungaree itself. Additionally, he occasional principle of a striped top has the unique essence of looking acceptable when spontaneously being paired with that of a floral skirt. The utmost of fashion enthusiasts would assail this obscure suggestion withal when visualized in reality; the couple emerge to give out an adequate look deemed appropriate as attire for an estival climate accordingly a tremendously satisfying set for temperate holidays. American Apparel gravitate in this field of garments, offering a gargantuan spectrum of striped imprinted vestments manufactured for both adults, adolescents and infants in the structures of billowing t-shirts to tenacious web belts.

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The Chronograph Watch

Corresponding to the colossal promotion of striped t-shirts, the chronograph watch has been identified upon the facades of celebrities’ wrists including: Kristin Cavallari, Nicole Scherzinger and Lea Michele. Not forgetting that of the opulent designer Michael Kors outstandingly impressive watch range including that of the oblique Chronograph watch. In contempt of designers, Rolex is at the pronounced peak being at the largest level of expense, such as the genuine Rolex Day Date costing an extravagant £19,995. Although, there is still an inevitability of hope as resignation to high-street retailers producing replicas that may not bring as exceptional an aura as that of a Rolex chronograph watch but still execute the job of looking astute. A predicament being Topshop whom handle a variety of watch styles from less costly brands distinguished as David Wellington, Casio and an abounding extent of substitutes.

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All of these conferred specific forms of apparel have saved the feasible scrutiny of venturing out in a macabre set of clothing on several occasions regarding myself. Entirely every piece analysed in this post tends to be that of a current tendency to the fashion industry. As a result my predicament for the following years will be that this list alternates depending on the seasons prevailing development yet I still believe that sometime in the remote future, these trends will enter once anew then reoccur, the procedure is obvious. Due to this consciousness, my convinced summary for this post is to never remote your clothing and to invariably cache every garment as no one can predict the imminent trends apart from that of the present day.

Paris: The World Capital of Mode

Known internationally for being the fundamental location of the fashion industry, Paris plays host to numerous amounts of trend-setters and style-expertise, Karl Largerfeld and Louis Vuitton to name a few. Despite this conspicuous information, has it ever come into mind the comprehensive reasoning behind Paris’s perspective of being the chief venue for hosting the fascinating affair of mode? Possibly not, as I only came into realisation that the answers are thoroughly desired by the majority of style enthusiasts. Therefore I came to the palpable summation of providing you with this significant interpretation regarding Paris’s considerable association with high-end fashion.

Let us travel to the elegant Haute-Couture establishment of the 18th century, people finally had the tremendous allowance to stride across cities in perfectly fitted clothing as courtiers, alterationists, tailors, whatever your preference of name, began the formulation of assiduously exclusive hand-made clothing that would then be presented amongst the opulence of a runaway show to affluent trend-spotters yet not sold. Being a French form of language, “haute” translates to “high”, whereas “couture” translates to “dressmaking”. Further on in time, ‘haute-couture’ was a favourable term of pieces created in Paris, an example being Charles Frederick Worth, producing unique garments during the mid-19th century. ‘Haute Couture’ has since been a legally protected term of Paris to only be used towards pieces that meet an exact set of luxury standards. Worth was the first tailor to place his name on his own pieces, trying the garments out on beautiful models to have input from not only his creative self, but the differentiating public’s views deciding whether the garment was visually pleasant. Leading on, designers commenced to copy this idea thus building up the aspect of strong dictation in regard to clothing trends. 

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Considering the occurrence taking place in the exquisite city of Paris, designers assembled the view that ample success in clothing brands was only achievable when situated in the mod area. This basing in Paris came with the involvement of placing either an extravagant fashion house of their own or becoming part of an existing popular fashion house. Subsequently, Paris was the fashion capital, a location of the anchor of aspiring designers, a metropolis of fashion houses were built and fashion fanatics made their way through distant countries and sinuous oceans just to be involved in the nascent frenzy.

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Concentrating on designers, although most would expect the demand to be at its greatest for the beloved brand of Coco Chanel, Dior, still being in possession of its French origins, held 1st place in reference to popularity followed by the labels of Yves Saint Laurent as well as other pretentious clothing designers. These incredible fabricators aided in the implementation of holding Paris in its peak.

On the other hand, there comes many other acumen. One example is that of the golden triangle, a district between the monumental Avenue Marceau, the Champs-Elysée and the Avenue Montaigne. Being the prime spot of designer retailers, for instance: Kenzo, Chloe and Versace, this refined space only grants those with the inmost of purses to depart holding a purchase. Not only does the area involve the lavishness of extravagant clothing brands but annually has Haute Couture clothing shows amidst the months of January and July. In the intern, crowds of prominent top-models congregate attiring that of the greatest rarity of apparel upon their slender figures. These stunning catwalks require a boundless fee that only the most prosperous hold.

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With gratitude to the flourishing designers that compromised Paris’ chic allure, this city is the conclusive source of all fashion enthusiasts aspiring to become a significant affect in attires leadership. Consciously, I peer at those delicately placed macaroons behind the glass window coaxing the idea that it is just another form of fashion that Paris holds proving that every single feature of Paris is dictated by fashion. Although other primary cities will attempt to overrun that of the cities glamorous culture, fashion will always affect Paris’ amicable society and the way that society advances with their composure of life.

Some Souvlaki Please, with Extra Valentino

Historical gowns patterned with ravishing floral decoration, who couldn’t doubt that the designer is Valentino. This stereo-typical style was clearly shown during Valentino’s 2014 Autumn/Winter Cover Show where Greek goddesses took strides along an almost Adam and Eve based runway, filled with elegant bushes that resembled every child’s imagination of the enchanted forest. Meanwhile, Mr Valentino himself was perched, front row with the exemplary and exquisite female of Kim Kardashian discussing the strong character of the show. Other celebrities fortunate enough to be written on the invitation list included Emma Watson, dressed in a sophisticated black Valentino two pieces and Olivia Palermo, carrying a white satin blouse paired with a black and rosso corsa coloured skort. Furthermore, I just want to mention how opulent the single dangling earring looks on Emma, it has certainly inspired me to wear a similar style of one earring.
Valentino : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week : Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Valentino : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week : Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015
As explained in my previous post, I unquestionably adore monochrome so it came as a tremendously pleasant surprise when I realised that every piece included in the collection constituted of complete monochrome. Additionally, the spectators must have or ready been told about this feature previous to the dawn of the catwalk, hence Emma and Olivia are both presenting monochrome attire apart from the horizontal line concluding Olivia’s skort.

To follow on I am going to display my three favourite pieces that adequately took their place along the naturalistic catwalk:

First of all we have this mature darkened maxi dress paired with wrapped leather flat sandals, emphasising the Greek theme of the collection. Its mandarin collar adds a mysterious feel to the piece however we then see the gap between the top and skirt providing greater composure and emotion. Another aspect of its piece is its realistic nature. Being a pleated dress among flat soled shoes produces the most perfect outfit for everyday life, particularly city people who spend the majority of their time upon their feet. Especially moving around quite a lot which as you should know, it is not of the highest intelligence to be attiring a pair of Louis Vuitton stilettos in this situation. Even though these beige sandals offer a lack of heel, it is still enough to make an entrance and have others take you seriously. 

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Secondly, this piece really composed the formality of Valentino’s collection. By the use of the geometric pattern included in the set contrasting to the pale, partly see-through, collar of the cropped yet still sophisticated top gives the most gallant personality. Once again worn with the khaki sandals, it is very easy to tell that Valentino’s main aim for this collection is that it can be worn in any kind of environment and is comfortable yet still gives a mod impression. In addition to this, I have also noticed that all the pieces have no difficulty in being adapted to fit the season. For instance, the following image pictured only needs a removal of the striking jacket to evolve from an ideal business like winter/autumn set to an impeccable outfit for radiant summer days.

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This last piece is likewise to the youthful skater dresses often worn by teenagers of this generation; as a result it’s directed towards younger people. Boldly, there is a considerable appearance of what most people dread showing… legs, however it is not too short to have everyone giving it a deep hesitation when they eye it up in Selfridge’s. Due to the long set-in sleeves, this piece has drama and is definitely not your typical item of a plain, pasty dose of apparel. I believe that the most effective component of this set is the impeccability of the bow that conveys innocence and is associated with the archival form of the graceful fragment of an emblematic Victorian gown.

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To summarize, Valentino successfully granted everybody’s idealistic Greek atmosphere by the use of monochrome yet somehow exotic gowns, divine taupe sandals amongst a runway brimming with sensual basil plants. You could only get slightly more Greek if Valentino himself was consuming the luscious taste of a grape during the fascination of his enigmatic show.