SilkFred Who?

SilkFred is an online store acting as the back drop for exciting, up and coming luxury designers.  Working along side the designers, SilkFred provides materials and tools to kick start new careers.  SilkFred acts as a business aid; exposing designers and their work, projecting a brands aesthetic to an audience of students, creatives and consumers looking for groundbreaking, stylish new pieces.  With an ever expanding site, it really is one of the best places to find some fresh talent!!

A few of my favourite SilkFred designers include –

Daniel Foster: Her structrued, edgy, quirky bags remind me of Sophie Hulme and I want one! The caged studded satchel is my fave!

Danielle Foster – ‘Captivity’ SS12

Christopher Waller:  Using luxurious fabrics in contrasting textures, Waller creates chic clothing with a sophisticated sexy aesthetic.  I particularly enjoy the sport luxe ‘Loose Cannon Trouser’ and ‘Vanessa Dress’!

Christopher Waller – the ‘Loose Cannon Trouser’ and ‘Vanessa Dress’

ANTAGONISTE – With print stalking 99% of S/S12 catwalks; it’s no wonder the quirky scarves from this digital print specialist have become a firm favourite on SilkFred.  The mirrored patterns in romantic colours create the perfect accessory for S/S12 and seasons to come.

ANTAGONISTE ‘Jungle Juice’ and ‘Boudoir Philosophy’ Printed Scarves

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Chanel Resort 2013

Will Karl Lagerfeld ever stop?  The cruise collections are proving to be the most decadent, visually pleasing shows in the Chanel calendar with the most recent showcasing one of the my favourite from the past few years!!  Gone are the moody, boyish trouser suits of A/W11 , the young, rocking attitude that came with S/S12 Couture; instead the collection fitted itself perfectly with the regal 18th Century surroundings within the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

The collection was a fun, fabulous melting pot of ideas from the structured dresses to the long, starched skirts, creeper metallic pumps embroidered pantaloons and pink wigs!  This mixture of 18th/19th century historical reference alongside 21st century playfulness is what makes Chanel so desirable!  The clothes have lived up to the hype yet again, will Karl Lagerfeld ever stop? I seriously hope not….!

Chanel Resort 2013 Look 11 and 15

Chanel Resort 2013 Look 18 and 22

Chanel Resort 2013 Look 29 and 43

Chanel Resort 2013 Look 46 and 58

RIP Vidal Sassoon

The death of a hairdressing legend.  From the Mary Quant style which became the most iconic hair style of our time to one of my favourite pixie cuts on Mia Farrow; Vidal Sassoon’s empire was built around short, edgy, precise cuts that cannot be mistaken.  I know my first Sassoon cut, inspired by the S/S 2010 lookbook, was one of my favourite to date.

‘To sculpt a head of hair with scissors is an art for.  It’s in pursuit of art.’ – Vidal Sassoon

Mia Farrow – Pixie Cut

Vidal Sassoon S/S 2010 Lookbook Inspiration

‘That’ Mary Quant Cut

TATLER

A Royal event always brings out the best of the British – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2-5 June) should be the biggest royal party to date and I cannot wait! I noticed Tatler magazine were also rather excited with this amazing tribute to the Queen and her royal corgis on their June Collectors Edition of the magazine.  How could anyone resist?

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