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The Dreamiest Dresses From Haute Couture Fashion Week

Oh Haute Couture Fashion Week! You come by twice a year and give us the most amazing, inspiring, unbelievably beautiful dresses which we love to dream about. Let’s be real, most of us will never get to wear an haute couture gown with price tags around $100,000 and up, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting to look at haute couture collections.

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There is something so special about dresses that are clearly not made for everyday use, but only for the most special occasions. In a world where cheap, mass-produced clothes are the norm and we all look somewhat the same, it is quite refreshing to see one-of-a-kind creations, knowing that it took weeks or sometimes months to make them.

So let’s take a look at this haute couture fashion week’s dreamiest dresses that make us want to marry a billionaire just so we can see what it’s like to wear one of these gowns.

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Zuhair Murad

This off-the-shoulder sparkly gown looks like it belongs to a fashionable modern-day Disney princess. How gorgeous is the burgundy colour?

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Giambatista Valli

The tulle and pink flowers might seem innocent, but you better don’t forget to wear appropriate underwear with this revealing dress. It’s a showstopper.

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Christian Dior

If Audrey Hepburn got married today, she would wear this timeless Dior gown. Can’t you just see how it sways from side to side while she dances?

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Chanel

Three words that make every woman’s heart beat faster: Chanel Haute Couture. This interpretation of the little black dress is embellished with thousands of beads – a work of art.

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Elie Saab

Ballerina meets fairy – this flowy pink dress with gold appliqué is every girly-girl’s dream.

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Versace Atelier

Donatella brings the sexy to haute couture. High slit and cut outs – this dress is not for the timid, but the many layers of flowy silk give it a softness and playfulness to balance the sexiness.

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July 13, 2015

Milan Fashion Week Trend Report

We’re more than halfway through fashion week madness with New York, London, and now Milan Fashion Week behind us. Milan is infamous for some of the most impressive fashion shows with iconic labels such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Pucci showing their collections in Italy’s most grand and luxurious locations.

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The fashion in Milan is usually feminine and a little bit sexy, always reflecting ‘la dolce vita’ – the sweet life. A little Italian infusion to our wardrobe would undoubtedly be good for all of us, so let’s take note from Milan’s runways and get inspired by the trends for next season:

1. Check mate:

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How to make black and white more interesting? By adding a checkered print. Squares in all sizes could be seen on dresses and coats in Milan. See it as a more sophisticated upgrade from navy stripes.

2. Grass green:

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It’s bright and it definitely won’t get you unnoticed. Bright green is the new black. Both Emilio Pucci and Versace had their models walk down the runway in green dresses. Quick tip: Keep the rest of your outfit black when opting for this colour.

3. Culottes:

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Culottes are experiencing a major revival at the moment and apparently they’re here to stay. The wide pants ending between the knee and ankle are such a great alternative to skirts and belong in every woman’s work wardrobe!

4. Metallic:

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Forget sequins! A metallic mini dress will be your go-to item for a night out next season. Take a hint from clothing label, Blumarine and wear it with black boots for a bit of rock’n’roll attitude.

Images via style.com

 

 

March 9, 2015

New York Fashion Week Trend Report

It’s that time of the year again, fashion season kicked off with New York Fashion Week, giving us an idea of the trends we’ll be wearing soon.The city that never sleeps is even more awake during this crazy time with fashionistas flocking to the runways and celebrities fighting over front row seats. While there is a lot of hustle and bustle, in the end it all comes down to the fashion shows.

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With London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week to follow, New York’s designers are the first ones to show the fashion obsessed how they are supposed to dress in about 6 months time. Curious? I spotted the following trends:

1. Sheer skirts

Showing some skin without looking “cheap” can be quite tough, but the easy solution is sheer fabric. Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg, and Derek Lam show how it’s done with dresses that cover and reveal just enough.

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2. Bright red

The Fall collections are usually rather full of neutral tones and lots of black, but this season there was a popping colour on almost every runway. Bright Red will be a must have, especially when it comes to coats.

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3. Buckle up

The body part that we want to accentuate next season is definitely the waist. Belts around the models’ waists in all sizes and shapes served as the it-accessory at Opening Ceremony and Jason Wu, making even the most androgynous look a little bit more feminine.

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4. Turquoise

Yes, it’s a tricky colour to pull off, but according to Derek Lam, DKNY, and Zoe Jordan, Turquoise is the new Black. Pair it with Whites for a crisp, beachy look or make a bold statement by pairing Turquoise with Browns and Reds.

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February 23, 2015

Jasn Altn Launches Online Store

Former fashion designer Jason Alton has recently launched his first online store for his self-titled jewellery label, Jasn Altn.

The website features his signature diamond collection, plus some amazing gold-tipped shoe laces which every man needs this Christmas.

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Known for his unique and edgy vibe, the Amour Fati collection features intricately detailed pieces which are inverted black diamond rings. The newly developed online store is the perfect place to make a purchase without leaving your home, or you could head down to the flagship store in Sydney’s Bondi Beach for the complete shopping experience.

Jasn Altn Launches Online Store

Why not add a gorgeous 100% cotton t-shirt to your cart before checking out? They come in signature black and white colours, and are available from S-XL for just $60.

www.jasnaltn.com

December 8, 2014

Australian Designers: Sarah and Sebastian

You’ve probably heard about Sarah and Sebastian Jewellery through the grapevine; worn by a friend-of-a-friend, or even spotted one of their signature rings on Instagram. This Australian brand only launched in 2011, as the love-child of designers Sarah Gittoes and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki who turned their passion into a booming business.

Featured in local and international publications such as Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire, amongst other titles, there shouldn’t be a reason why you haven’t picked up one of their pieces for yourself.

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Influenced by modern simplicity which is reflected in their design aesthetic, Sarah and Sebastian aim to create bespoke pieces which are at heart, timeless.

Australian Designers: Sarah and Sebastian

Creating three collections of their own including Drei, Fraulein, and Blume while also collaborating with Dion Lee on his runway shows in 2013-14, has catapulted this modest Sydney duo into international fame. Stylish celebrity fans include Kate Waterhouse, Phoebe Tonkin, and Margaret Zhang (just to name a few).

Shop the collection exclusively from sarahandsebastian.com

November 19, 2014