Azzastumbldrambles Top 6 Fall Picks: Zara Edition
- Snakeskin Print Blouse: You all know how much of an impact snakeskin has had for the fall. Forget tacky 80’s, and say hello to a more subtle and re-invented print. It’s so eye-eyecatching, and whether in the form of a dress or a simple bag, its definitely going to make a statement.
- Electric Blue Sequinned skirt: As soon as i saw this, i instantly thought back to Prada FW11, with the mermaid style scales. The way that the sequins have been applied look like ripples of water and creates a sense of movement. Not to mention the beautiful colour! In my opinion, Zara always use this shade of blue season after season and is a great seller.
- Coat with Contrast Leather Sleeves: Even though I’m a male…im seriously thinking of buying this coat. The streamline silhouette and sharp tailoring of the piece is what attracts me too it…and of-course the versatility.
- Maxi Skirt with Side Split: Long proportions have been huge for the last couple of seasons, and i don’t see it stopping for fall. This piece is different, with the side split and ashy colouring, a great piece for layering and when in the mood for a bit of juxtaposition of hard and soft.
- Oversized Mohair Poncho: Colour. Texture. Shape. Thats all
- Contrast Ankle Platform: Uber modern and edgy. These will look great with the side split maxi and a oversized chunky turtleneck.
Photos taken from Zara.com
MY AUGUST READS: MAGAZINES
VOGUE UK September 2011: Amazing issue, i always look forwards to the September issues of VOGUE…and if there is one issue that i will never miss, that is the September Issue. This mag also came with a DVD which gives you a in-depth analysis of the trends for Fall 2011.
LOVE Autumn/Winter 2011: Oh my goodness, i cant praise this magazine enough. I have had similar magazines to this such as POP, and i must say that LOVE is by far the best. Filled with fantastic, creative campaigns and extremely interesting articles. Great covers also.
ELLE UK September 2011: I’ve never really read ELLE before so thought i would give it a try as i have always been a fan of VOGUE. I really love some of the articles in it, particularly the one on Susie Lau of ‘Style Bubble’ . I’m going to give this magazine another thorough read as i have only really had a quick flick through.
ELLE Collections Autumn/Winter 2011: WOWOWOWOWOWEEEEE, completely love every issue of ELLE collections and haven’t missed on yet. I can not recommend ELLE Collections enough to you if you want a paper form, user friendly and humorous catalogue which tells you all you need to know about the season. Seriously…. i read these in 1 day, and it has some of the best content ever.
I also just want to give a special shout out to Charlotte of Lust-For-Fashion. She is so unbelievably nice to me and i really appreciate it so much! So thank you Charlotte!
Erdem Fall 2011
I have made it no secret that Erdem Fall 2011 was my favourite show of the whole season, and i bet you are sick of hearing it from me, but its only right if i do a review of the collection isn’t it!
This collection saw Moralioglu go in a completely different direction from previous collections. We are used to seeing very angelic and heavenly florals from the man, but for this season, he turned it on its head and instead created arty florals which were very dark and sinister. One this which really stood out to me was his experimentation and deconstruction of components, and then attatching them to the garments in a very soft, subtle way which are were very visable as the models walked down the runway.
For example, the way that Moralioglu used blue tweed which was shreaded apart and then appliqued back on in a cascading manner was extremely interesting, it added a whole new depth and great textural qualities.
Also, i really liked the range of fabrics that he used, the lustrous appearence of silk and satin, the two tone effect that is achieved with velvet and the matte of the cotton. The prints all looked completely different on all of the fabrics.
I absolutely loved this collection and i am so so so excited to see what delights he creats for Spring Summer 2012!
Photos All Courtesy Of Style.com
Azzastumbldrambles Top Winter Warmers - Zara Edition
Every season i always look forwards to what Zara are going to bring out because they have never dissapointed me. Now, there is not many high street stores, if any, that i can say that about.
Here a 6 of my Winter must haves. I have chose a range of coats, more minimal, sleek styles inspired by the likes of Celine and Calvin Klein. Menswear influenced coat which are reminiscent of Stella McCartney, Burberry and Balmain Menswear. Shearling like Fendi. There are also some great Palazzo trousers and chunky knits with textures and neutral colours. Zara have started to get their Fall 11 range in now, and i can not wait to see what else they have to show for the season.
Photos All Courtesy of Zara.com
TREND ALERT - FALL 2011: ABSTRACT PRINTS
Prints are always a major trend every season, but there has been great emphasis on them for the fall 2011 season. Abstract prints which have been continuously edited, whether it be on computer or by hand, are going to be a must have for the fall. It is a very artsy way to get on trend and i must say that my personal favourite has got to be the feline prints at Givenchy, Navajo prints at Proenza Schouler and the dark, eerie florals at Erdem.
Photos All Courtesy Of Style.Com
Row 1 L - R: Celine, Givenchy, Givenchy
Row 2 L - R: Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney, Peter Pilotto
Rodarte Spring Summer 2011
This collection is a very personal one to the Mulleavy sisters. Looking back at their past, where they grew up and documenting it in garment form. The wood prints reminiscent of the trees and furniture, blue and white florals similar to those found on olden painted china and porcelain. There was also a contrast between harsh and soft, powerful wood prints on delicate silks against embossed chunky leathers. There was also a huge organic feel to this collection, through the colour palette and subtle natural, subtle textures on the fabrics. The layering of the garments also worked extremely well, and the sisters showcased some extremely intricate cuts and new shapes. I have grown really fond of this collection recently and the message behind the collection is a lovely one.