Monday, February 14, 2011

Editor Street Style: Fall 2011 Fashion Week

Joanna Hillman
Coat: Michael Kors
Vest: Phillip Lim
Jeans: Textile Elizabeth and James
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Derek Lam

David Thielebeule
Jacket: Burberry
Scarf: Timo Weiland
Sweater: Margiela
Pants: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Boots: Frye
Bag: Prada

Glenda Bailey
Coat: Burberry

Megan Hayes
Blouse: Equipment
Skirt: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony
Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch
Boots: Derek Lam
Bag: Proenza Schouler
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Anne Monoky
Jumpsuit: Daryl K
Boots: Gap
Bag: Fendi
Blazer: Theory
Trench: Allegri

Joanna Hillman
Coat: Burberry
Dress: Asos
Shoes: Kurt Geiger at Topshop
Bag: Proenza Schouler
Earrings: Eddie Borgo

David Thielebeule
Jacket: Shipley & Halmos
Sweater: Dior Homme
Jeans: April77
Boots: Frye
Bag: Billykirk
Scarf: "Made by my genius mom!"

Megan Hayes
Coat: Rogan
Vintage plaid shirt
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Burberry
Bag: Ferragamo

Joanna Hillman
Coat: Gryphon
Sweater: Derek Lam
Skirt: Marc Jacobs
Boots: Gap
Bag: Mulberry
Eddie Borgo earrings
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

David Thielebeule
Coat: Burberry
Scarf: Timo Weiland
Sweater: Shipley and Halmos
Jeans: Dior Homme
Boots: Burberry
Bag: Burberry

Megan Hayes
Peacoat: Rogan
Vintage skirt
Shoes: Proenza
Clutch: Burberry
Sunglasses: Oakley

Sunday, February 13, 2011

street chic weekly : February 13, 2011

Tanja G - Bondi Beach, Australia

Tanja G, Model, Bondi Beach, Australia

"I'm wearing a Halston Heritage dress, Prada shoes, a vintage Dior bag and Pucci sunglasses. I would describe my style as vintage eclectic - I used to be a real punk but I am now trying to find my inner Charlie Girl. I love Jordy Askill's jewellery - he is my favourite designer right now."

Anna Sjoberg, Sydney, Australia

Anna Sjoberg, model and student, Sydney, Australia

"I'm wearing a Martin Margiela skirt, vintage vest, vintage Mulberry belt and Chronicles of Never sunglasses. I'm in a colourful country and I was getting bored of seeing all dark shades so I thought I would lighten things up, that's how I'd best describe my style! I love Grace Kelly and I also love Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface."

Emica Penklis, Naturopath, Australia

Emica Penklis, Naturopath, Australia

"I'm wearing a Rue du Mail leather skirt, vintage top, Doc Martin shoes and vintage Versace glasses. My style really depends on how I am feeling, I love one-off pieces and prints, especially leopard print. I'm also very much inspired by Sixties music."

Emily McGregor - Sydney, Australia

Emily McGregor, stylist, Sydney, Australia

"I'm wearing a vintage top which was a present from Vogue Australia, vintage trousers, Jeffrey Campbell shoes and Ray-Bans. My style is eclectic and very mood based - what do I want to express with my clothes on any given day? I love to look back on various eras such as the Twenties and Forties and I also love Loulou de la Falaise, YSL's muse."

Iwona Lau, Sydney, Australia

Iwona Lau, producer, Sydney, Australia

"I'm wearing a Missoni dress, Witchery sandals and Tom Ford sunglasses. Today it's my son's christening so I really wanted something that was demure yet vibrant, as it's such a special day. My style icons are ones from the Sixties and Seventies."

Alexandra Richards' soft brimmed hat won us over. She was at the Macy's bar III pop-up store launch in New York

Ed Westwick looked sharp at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in London

Kristin Scott Thomas wore an abstract animal print dress for the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, at which she was awarded with the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in cinema

Hailee Steinfeld wore a Miu Miu dress for the premiere of True Grit at the Berlin Film Festival.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a simple grey T-shirt, skinny jeans and Isabel Marant boots for a shopping trip in LA.

David Walliams and wife Lara Stone made a chic pairing at Scott's restaurant in London.

Diane Kruger was working a summery look at a screening for her new film, Unknown, in LA.

Nicole Kidman, in Nina Ricci, at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Hailee Steinfeld, in Alberta Ferretti, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Alexa Chung, in Carven, at launch of the Carven spring/summer 2011 collection at Barney's in New York.

Tamara Mellon was working the leopard print trend - with Jimmy Choo shoes - at the launch of the new Jimmy Choo fragrance in New York.

Jessica Szohr went for a monochrome look at the Jimmy Choo fragrance launch in Manhattan.

Dianna Agron, in Vivienne Westwood, at the premiere of I Am Number Four in LA.

Teresa Palmer, in Pucci, at the I Am Number Four premiere.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Will You Be Rocking this Spring/Summer 2011?

Fashion in 2010 was slightly schizophrenic, tittering on two polar brinks. As Claudia recapped in her 2010 retrospective post, the wild and wacky as seen on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Cher Lloyd were counterbalanced with minimalistic sleek chic propagated by Phoebe Philo and loved by style icons like Carey Mulligan, Clemence Poesy and Olivia Palermo. What lies ahead for 2011 though? Here I take a look into my magic fashion crystal ball to suss out the looks and trends that will dominate this spring/summer season - perfectly applicable to our warm climate.

The Future is Flawless
As seen at: Narciso Rodriquez and Prada Spring/Summer 2011

With a nod, a wink and a nudge to the minimalism of the '90s, Spring/Summer 2011 is a throwback to the sleek chic that dominated the era, with an updated element of architecture. Clean lines that accentuate the form are interspersed with sheer bits of transluscency for some sexy peek-a-boo skin action.

Get the face: Makeup is kept clean with hints of metallics like gold around eyes to illuminate. Dewy skin is a must here, so grab that exfoliator and go to town!

Get the look: Ultra, a new luxury womenswear line that is both stylish and sustainable.

Glam Rock and Roll
As seen at: Balenciaga and Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011

Swapping sneers for studs and some swagger in your step is what glam rock and roll is all about in 2011. With an air of untamed magnetism, this look is one for the confident powerful new world lady, who mixes dainty sheath dresses with hard-edge leather jackets.

Get the face: Almost as if channeling the iconic Amazonian woman, the look emphasizes earthy tones like copper and bronze to add depth and ferocity to even the most demure lady.

Get the look: Zero to Ten, a new line that debuted at Malaysia-International Fashion Week 2010.

Building blocks of colour
As seen at: Diane von Furstenberg and Vena Cava Spring/Summer 2011

It's hard to be dour in the summer time sun, so put away the monochrome and celebrate colours instead. In 2011, the magic fashion crystal ball reveals splashes of bold colour in outfits. There's no two ways about this trend; flaunt your favourite colour in all its entirety!

Get the face: Youthfulness is the order of the day so makeup is kept fresh. You can't go wrong with a pink or purple eyeshadow with a coral-toned lip colour.

Get the look: Inspired by the exotic peacock, MAC's new collection, Peacocky, has a range of vibrant colours to experiment with.

Romance comes alive
As seen at: Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011

Maybe it's the allure of summer romances and spring flings but this year red dominates the streets. Closer to home, the trend not only fulfills the traditional expects of upcoming Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day but it also mirrors the rising sensuality celebrated on the runways.

Get the face: Luscious red lips are the order of the day with silky matte foundation being the perfect companion. Blush is most definitely a must for some fresh-faced charm.

Get the look: With offerings from Tom Ford, Lancome and Christian Dior, to name a few, the choice of red lips are plenty. Here's a guide to picking out the right red for you. Topshop Make Up has a range of blushes and of course, good ol' classics like Benefit's Benetint.

Here's a fun fact about trends. Did you know that the looks and trends we see on the runway are a product of five years of research? At the P&G Global Beauty Debate Event in Beijing, Vassiliki Petrou, the P&G Beauty Trend Expert, essentially the lady who is god and has a hand in creating the fashion trends, shared that trend prediction involves working five years ahead - where social, economical, ecological factors are taken into account.

Two years before the trends hit the runway, the looks for fashion, colour and styling are refined and finalize. Hence, if you think about it, somewhere in a laboratory lies the groundwork of the haute look of 2016!

Which was your favourite Spring/Summer 2011 runway look and what trend do you think you'll be adopting this season?

[Image credit: style, vogue]