Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Best of Pre Fall 15 - Part 2

Here is the second part of my Pre Fall 15 favourites.
Christopher Kane
Mary Katrantzou
Prabal Gurung
Red Valentino
Marco de Vincenzo
Giambattista Valli
Clover Canyon
I hope my last 2 blog posts have inspired you and given you lots of ideas as to what you will want to wear during the Pre Fall 15 season. What do you make of all the Pre Fall 15 prints?  Have you seen any garments which you are already coveting?
If you love runway fashion then make sure to check back in with my blog later this week, I will be posting a review of the Spring 15 Couture shows currently taking place in Paris.
Phillippa x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Best of Pre Fall 15 - Part 1

Working in a design studio, the Pre Fall 15 collections have been keeping me busy at work since December. Now that the majority of designers have shown their collections, I have selected my favourites and I will be showing you my selection in 2 blog posts. With over 150 collections, yes there really were that many, I certainly had plenty to choose from. Don't forget to follow my 'Runway Favourites' board on Pinterest, where you can see a very extensive look at all the Pre Fall 15 collections.  You can find me at 'phillippadesign'.
Herve Leger
Nicole Miller
Temperley London
Roksanda Ilincic
Emilio Pucci
Matthew Williamson
Just Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Elie Saab
Are any of your favourite collections featured on this blog post? 
Stay tuned...I will be posting Part 2 tomorrow!
Phillippa x

Monday, 26 January 2015

SAG Awards 2015 - Red Carpet

The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place in Los Angeles last night. Here is a quick round-up of the looks seen on the red carpet.
Emma Stone - Christian Dior Couture
Keira Knightley - Erdem / Camila Alves - Donna Karan Atelier
Maisie Williams - Self Portrait / Sophia Bush - Vivienne Westwood / Caitriona Balfe - Solace
Julianna Margulies - Giambattista Valli Spring 14 Couture / Julianne Moore - Givenchy Couture Claire Danes - Marc Jacobs Spring 15
Amanda Peet - J Mendel / Felicity Jones - Balenciaga / Andrea Riseborough - Escada PreFall 15
Rashida Jones - Emanuel Ungaro Spring 15 / Lupita Nyong'o - Elie Saab Pre Fall 15
Natalie Dormer - Naeem Khan  Spring 15
Julie Bowen - Georges Hobeika Fall 14 Couture / Sarah Hyland - Vera Wang
Emmy Rossum - Armani Prive Spring 14
Naomi Watts - Balenciaga / Joanne Froggat - Honor 
Rosamund Pike - Christian Dior Spring 14 Couture / Laura Carmichael - Vionnet Spring 15
My best dressed at this event was Emma Stone, she totally nailed this look from head to toe! I also really liked Lupita Nyong'o wearing Elie Saab. Her spliced floral printed gown was one of my favourite Pre Fall 15 looks, so I found it refreshing that someone was brave enough to wear such a bold statement dress to an award show like this. I was surprised how much I liked Claire Danes Marc Jacobs dress.  I think this floor length dress worked better than the shorter version worn on the runway. The detailing on the side is very interesting. My 3 other favourites were: Caitriona Balfe, Rosamund Pike and Keira Knightley...whose maternity style I am loving.

Who was your favourite on the night?
Phillippa x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Pantone Colour 2015 - Marsala

Each year Pantone put together a committee of colourists who develop colour palette concepts based on global research. They meet up twice over the course of the year to debate and ultimately pick which hue will be the 'new black' for the following year. The 2015 Pantone Colour is Marsala.
This maroon-ish hue is a sophisticated colour and translates well across several fields of design. Whether it be fashion, interiors or even cosmetics, this hue compliments many different surfaces and fabrics. The rich undertones of this colour make it perfect for fall. It is a timeless colour.
Celebrities including Taylor Swift, Emma Stone and Blake Lively, and Russian fashion editor Miroslava Duma have all successfully worn this colour on the red carpet - wearing brands such as; Gucci, Lanvin and Reem Acra. This colour suits many skin tones and complexions.
Phillippa x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Alexa Chung X AG Jeans

One of fashions most sought-after muses, Alexa Chung, has teamed up with AG Jeans for a 21-piece collection. The collaboration see's Chung translate her downtown cool style and her love of the nineties, into an easy to wear everyday capsule collection of largely denim pieces.

An original starting point for the collection was Seventies California, and although the collection didn't eventually go down this route there is still a retro feel. The pieces in the collection are the sort of things you may expect to find in vintage shops, but they still manage to look current. With the range including: dresses, shirts, dungarees, shorts and skirts, there is a good selection of quality basics to choose from. Here's my favourite pieces from the collection.
You can shop the collection online at Selfridges and at Bergdorf Goodman.
Phillippa x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Golden Globes 2015 - Red Carpet

The first big award show of the year took place last night, the Golden Globes. Celebrating all things film and television, the stars were out in force on the red carpet. I have put together my round-up of who wore what and reviewed my favourite outfits.
Sienna Miller - Miu Miu / Keira Knightley - Chanel Pre Fall 15
Claire Danes - Valentino Spring 15 / Joanne Froggatt - Marchesa
Dakota Johnson - Chanel Fall 14 Couture / Julianne Moore - Givenchy Haute Couture
Naya Rivera - Christian Siriano Fall 14 / Kate Beckinsale - Elie Saab Fall 13
Diane Kruger - Emilia Wickstead / Reese Witherspoon - Calvin Klein
Selena Gomez - Kaufmanfranco / Kate Hudson - Versace / Kristen Wiig - Delphine Manivet SS15
Amy Adams - Versace / Felicity Jones - Christian Dior / Amy Poehler - Stella McCartney
Ruth Wilson - Prada SS15 / Hailee Steinfeld - Stella McCartney Resort 15 / Paz Vega - Elie Saab
Kerry Washington - Mary Katrantzou Pre Fall 15 / Lupita Nyong'o  - Giambattista Valli Couture 
Anna Kendrick - Monique Lhuillier
Naomi Campbell / Alessandra Ambrosio - Zuhair Murad Spring 15
Taylor Swift - Jenny Packham SS15 / Naomi Watts - Gucci / Jenna Dewan - Carolina Herrera SS15
Lorde - Narcisco Rodriguez /  Emma Stone - Lanvin
Jane Fonda - Versace Pre Fall 15 / Heidi Klum - Versace / Lea Michele - Emanuel Ungaro SS15
Taylor Schilling - Ralph Lauren / Allison Williams - Armani Prive / Viola Davis - Donna Karan
Gwyneth Paltrow - Michael Kors / Camila Alves - Monique Lhuillier SS15
Chrissy Teigen - Zuhair Murad / Zosia Mamet - Andrew GN Resort 15
Katie Homes - Marchesa / Laura Carmichael - James Galanos / Cara Delevingne - Thierry Mugler
Salma Hayek - Alexander McQueen / Tina Fey - Antonio Berardi
My Favourites: Sienna Miller, Lupita Nyong'o, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Allison Williams and Camila Alves. I loved Sienna Millers Miu Miu dress, the plunging neckline added sex appeal but did not feel over exposed. I also liked the embellishment on this dress, as we do not often see that much detailed embellishment at these awards shows. Lupita Nyong'o looked radiant opting to wear both colour and print, this chiffon dress was very feminine. Jenna Dewan Tatums dress was cut beautifully and the pale lemon colour perfectly complimented her skin tone. Allison Williams oozed new Hollywood glamour and Camila Alves looked effortlessly elegant.
Who was your best dressed at this event?
Phillippa x