Beauty goes BRIGHT

Staying in on a Friday can be boring, Design Scene is always a good place to waste time looking at all things fashion.  Tonight I came across a shoot for July’s edition of Marie Claire China shot by Oscar Cecere and styled by Riccardo Linarello, the ‘Aquababy’ shot explores the new sport chic swimwear that is quickly becoming the trend of the season.  However it wasn’t the fashion that caught my eye, it was the amazing make up by Augusto Picerni; colourful, vibrant, contrasting and just really really unique and eye catching.  I especially love the idea of a colourful brow……

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MSGM Menswear SS15

It is no secret that Milan is recovering from the fashion rut it’s been stuck in since the 90′s, after all there’s only so many Versace skimpy’s a guy can handle and Fendi Baguette bags a girl can own!  Perhaps this is why the Milan fashion scene has followed in London’s footsteps by becoming increasingly keen to push young talent.  Stella Jean is one of the big new names in Womenswear and as Mens fashion month drew to a close, it seemed there was at least one very promising name; MSGM.  Until SS14 MSGM was a little known brand started by salesman turned fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti.  Over the past few season MSGM has never failed to deliver colour, print and the overall wearability factor in both women and menswear.  For me, the menswear has been a highlight of this SS15 season, showing diverse silhouettes with a cool, street aesthetic – the wow factor as well as the wearability factor.  Having just released their women’s pre SS15 collection also (which in my opinion is simply one of the best collections out there); Milan have indeed supplied the goods.  As a girl, I definitely want to be an MSGM girl and the guys? Well I wouldn’t mind dating one!

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MSGM MEnswear SS15 Look 1 and Look 5

 

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MSGM Menswear SS15 Look 13 and Look 17

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MSGM Menswear SS15 Look 38 and Look 39

Gisele for Balenciaga

Is there anything can’t do?  Super model, mother, wife, United Nations Good Will Ambasador, Actress, Yoga devotee, Producer, Victoria’s Secrets Angel and now the new face of Balenciaga AW14! ! Balenciaga doesn’t exactly need a huge campaign (it’s pretty big already you know) in fact all that’s necessary is a stunning Gisele and a fierce looking crop….Stunning!

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Gisele for Balenciaga AW14 By Steven Klein

Colour

Who else could merge colour and tradition in such a seamless, elegant way?  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino of course!  Without fail these two deliver season after pre season after season.  To be a Valentino girl would be a dream….

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Valentino Pre SS15

 

Pre SS15

The recent coming together of Jeremy Scott and Moschino is proving to be one of the most exciting partnerships in years.  After showing his recent SS15 pre collection, Scott has secured his head of design role at the brand and really shown everyone what he can do!  By staying true to himself and his kitsch aesthetic, whilst also keeping the essence of Moschino in mind, Scott has produced another killer pre collection.  Capturing the current love of the 90′s as well as the street vibe championed by fashion darlings from Cara to Kristen, this collection is a certain sell out – perhaps minus the Miley Cyrus string vest two piece and a few of the random neckerchief numbers!  This pre AW is a time to have fun with fashion – top of my wish list?  The mini Moschino IPhone case of course!!

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Moschino Pre SS15 Look 3 and Look 1

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Moschino Pre SS15 Look 4, 6 and 42

Armani Kids

As the new AW14 campaigns are released, it is always interesting to see who has won the hottest tickets and the storeis behind the best new collections.  As the new face of Armani Kids, actress Quvenzhane Wallis has already stolen the limelight as possibly the cutest face of Armani ever!  She looks adorable posing alongside an equally adorable little friend.  Fresh, chic and unique, Armani Junior has got AW14 covered!

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Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Junior AW14

Cannes 2014

The Cannes Film Festival, possibly the most glamourous week on earth?  The biggest stars, from Leonardo Dicaprio, Brangelina and our very own Cheryl Coal; flock to the gorgeous south of France to celebrate the who’s who of the film industry.  After the hideous outfit dissapointment of The Met Ball this year, we all needed some proper glamour to restore our faith in the Hollywood!  It seems one individual can do that all on her own….of course I am talking about Blake Lively! Who else?  She is every bit the Hollywood Glamazon and consistently looks unreal on the red carpet, hair, make-up, the whole ‘look’ is spot on!  An accessory named Ryan Reynolds doesn’t do her much harm either……

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Stunning in a deep red Gucci Premiere gown with high thigh slit

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Old School Hollywood Glamour, again courtesy of Gucci Premiere

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Cute in Giambattista Valli Couture and flirty in Chanel SS14 Couture

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Ever changing hair and make-up keep Blake’s look fresh

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The most wanted accessory of the season – Ryan Reynolds also in Gucci….!!

 

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Nothing but a pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim Sunglasses (and a cute bucket hat)….That’s how she rolls – Rhianna for Lui Magazine ….

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Rhianna for Lui #7 Front Cover

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Rhianna for Lui Magazine By Mario Sorrenti

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Rhianna for Lui Magazine By Mario Sorrenti

Holiday Wardrobe

The perfect holiday wardrobe can be a hard thing to master.  How many bikinis can you cram in, is colour and pattern key or a cooling, neutral pallet the solution?  How do I tan in my high waisted bikini bottoms and so on and so on….When dreaming of the perfect holiday setting, not many places beat Italy, therefore it is no surprise that upcoming Italian designer – Stella Jean has created the most enviable holiday wardrobe going!  Just as it did on the SS14 Catwalk, the pattern, colour, vibrancy and drama of the S/S14 shoot brought…..Gorgeous!!

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

 

 

Johnny Who?

Wow, Vanessa Paradis looks amazing with her new short crop!  The Summer 2014 edition of Porter Magazine, captures Paradis sporting her new pixie crop in a series of gorgeous images by David Bellemere.  Johnny Depp won’t know what’s hit him when he see’s these snaps….

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere