Paul Costelloe Spring/Summer 18 at London Fashion Week

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Paul Costelloe’s Spring Summer 2018 collection brought fun, elegant, pastel colours with a silhouette that brings a sixties Jackie O’ vibe.

Showcasing his collection during London Fashion Week at The Waldorf Hilton grand ballroom, models paraded in coats of silk jacquard with exaggerated collars.  Soft pastel dresses, jumpsuits and light weight wool summer pieces were also featured. If that wasn’t enough even some Kim K latex was added for a provocative touch.

Oversized totes and mini Jessica bags accompanied the collection.

Menswear had the Costelloe signature tailoring with light wool and linen two piece suits.

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Beauty took on modern day inspired twiggy lashes with metallic silver and charcoal gloss shadows. Lips were painted with clear gloss with a tinge of orange. All in all it was a fun show that was charming with exciting wearable pieces for summer 2018.

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Image credit: @melinda_grant

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New and emerging talent: London Fashion Week AW16.

First Stop was Little Shilpa AW16 presentation at Vinyl studios. Funky pastels and webbed lace were seen. This designer is also an awesome milliner. This unique collection is now available exclusively at Not Just A Label.

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Next was Edeline Lee showcasing her  AW16 collection4 behind a 3D mirrored backdrop. The Canadian born, London based designer showed minimal clean lines with a feminine silhouette.

 

Most of the shows offered vita coconut water to keep fashionistas hydrated which for me was a godsend whilst attending shows. With a quick water break my next stop was the Freemasons hall where Fashion Scout presented Barrus, which brought elegant gowns which was a real treat to witness. Here are just a few of my favourite looks.

 

David Ferreira won the prestigious Fashion Scout Merit Award. The University of Westminster graduate showcased ‘Opulent Child’ was a riot vivid reds mixed with pastel tones and embellishments.

 

 

Max Mara AW 15

Fashion Week brings us over to Milan with Max Mara making me rather excited about this autumn/winter. One of my favourite wardrobe staple is the coat and although I have way too many I never feel like I have quite enough. For a start I need a shade of camel to add to my collection.

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Max Mara looked towards the fifties which had an air Mad Men with pencils skirts and fitted knit sweaters. Plenty of cosy knits, mohair,  oversized coats and tasseled loafers paraded the catwalk. Below are my favourites from the collection.

Marilyn Monroe was the muse for this collection and who better to channel this winter to bring some fifties/sixties style. Our blonde bombshell of today was Gigi Hadid who opened and closed the show.

Catwalk images via Style.com

Kanye West x Adidas Originals Fall 2015

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Kanye West presented his collection for A/W 15 in collaboration with Adidas at New York fashion week. The overall feel of his sportswear collection had a post-apocalyptic vibe and wouldn’t look usual on the set of Hungar Games or Matrix Reloaded. Many distressed knits and full body hosiery was on display. Bomber jackets and shearling coats are a nod to west’s everyday style. The menswear pieces were my favourite  but I can’t help but think haven’t we seen this before?  It will be exciting to see how the womenswear will  be worn in everyday life. So far  we only have Kim Kardashian for this insight who was in head to toe Yeezy front row of his show. I love the camouflage parka.
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It was also Kylie Jenner’s fashion week debut on the catwalk. Jenner sported a more natural look on this occasion from her usual  dramatic make up.
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As you can imagine front row had music royalty with Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days) and not forgetting Vogue’s Anna Wintour. See below for images from his collection.

Walk-in-Wardrobe Autumn/Winter Style Clinic

Last weekend I was part of the styling team for the Walk In Wardrobe Autumn/winter Style Clinic in association with Cosmopolitan. The event gave shoppers the chance to have a Free Personal stylist on a one to one session for fashion advice on Autumn/Winter trends, accessories to update outfits and solving fashion dilemmas.

Fashion classes were also included during the day offering advice on body shapes, key accessories for winter and day to dinner looks.

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TKMaxx VIP Preview at Covent Garden

I had the chance to go to the TKMaxx VIP preview of their new store in Covent Garden. There were cocktails, canapés, good tunes and plenty of designer bargains from their Gold Label section. Designers at discounted prices were  Prada, Valentino and Gucci just to name a few. You will be spoilt for choice on many high-end beauty products from Joico and Fekkai.

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Manicures and a masseuse were available with the added fun factor to have your photo taken and have a printed copy in mere seconds.

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The store is officially open today. Style prescription for the day is to head down there and treat yourself to a bargain!

15-17 Long Acre, WC2E 9LH www.tkmaxx.com