It was quite a show from Charlotta Actis Barone at the Fashion Mode show. The frosty makeup and huge lion mane locks had me step into Narnia for this enchanting display. In bold coloured and huge tulle skirts and ice-maiden dresses, the models strutted down the runway with drama.
I particularly loved the faux fur trims dotted about the collection from hoods to hand muffs to winter white stoles studded with pearlised poppers. The Aztec tattoo style bodysocks the models (and Barone herself) wore were an unexpected treat; and the finale dress was a winner –a sumptuous red strapless gown which tumbled into in a gorgeous fishtail.
Barone certainly knows how to put on a crowd pleasing catwalk, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next season.
Velvet and jewel encrusted tones are the words that came to mind after viewing the introduction of the Michael van der Ham AW11 collection. The luscious colours and deep rich tones were reflected in the draped velvet mini and mid length dresses, as well as asymmetric tops with voluminous trouser combinations; mustard, cobalt blue and plum being key colours in the pieces.
A sophisticated mini capsule collection of patchwork like layered fabrics followed, with glitter and floral panels reminiscent of the art deco period, and then followed nipped-in waists, a muted palette and then dazzling tasselled tailored trousers to apparently complete the look.
This was somewhat a mishmash of a collection, but the individual looks stood beautifully alone.
St Erasmus house of jewellery and accessories have launched a fab Autumn/Winter collection which is mainly inspired by the fashion of the 60s, most designs are flowery, feminine and romantic.
The beauty of each piece represents the independence of the elegant modern women. All the pieces are can be worn at swanky cocktail parties in the evening or when one is dressed smart/casual. This particular piece is sublime. Each bead is made out of Swarovski crystal beads and is covered with a stunning bronze zari crochet. The beads are a flowery shape and can be teamed up with outfits that are cream, beige, olive, teal, or fawn in colour. Flower power of the 60s is back, but with a lot more subtle elegance. Embrace the inner Twiggy in you.
This season St Erasmus will be launching a line of evening bags, the perfect match to the ST•ERASMUS jewellery.The First Lady of United States – Michelle Obama, British Singer –Alexandra Burke and Bollywood actor – Priyanka Chopra, most famously have worn them. Current ST•ERASMUS stockists include Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and V&A Museum Shop in the UK, Henri Bendel in NYC, Franck et Fils in Paris, Swan’s House of Beauty in Germany and St Tropez, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, The Palace Collection – Jodhpur (India), Chamomile – Mumbai, WHITE – New Delhi and a variety of international, domestic and online retailers. Don't forget to look out for The Premiere Classe trade show in Paris from March 4th till 7th. Web-site: www.st-erasmus.com