25.1.15

Fashion Report: Elie Saab Spring 2015 RTW


Elie Saab is hands down one of my favourite designers of all time. In his Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection, he used psychedelic 70's vibes and the aesthetics of a Grecian goddess, to translate his feminine gowns and jumpsuits into truly wearable pieces. High slits and pastel blue was seen throughout the entire collection. Additionally, a cinched in, belted waist was iterated and emphasised in almost every piece. I loved how contemporary yet classically feminine this collection was. The unexpected flashes of skin, plunging necklines, and high-low silhouettes makes me want to wish winter away, just so I could wear these stunning clothes. 

In the first collage, I picked out the simplest and boldest pieces of the collection, in my opinion. The high necklines and long sleeves exude a timeless elegance, complemented with a belted waist. Each of these garments have an unanticipated exposure; through delicate lace or high-low shapes.

The second collages consists of my favourite gowns from this collection. We have to admit it's not an Elie Saab collection without a few jaw-dropping dresses, and he failed to disappoint this season. With the flowing, delicate fabrics and soft drapery, theres something about these gowns that radiate a divine grace. I particularly love the pockets in the frocks, which give off that quintessential flirty spring ambience. 

Tell me your thoughts on this collection, or your favourite spring collection so far!
xoxo
Eli

18.1.15

Turtlenecks







After escaping the blackhole made up of exams, assessments and essays; I have alas resurfaced. While I was gone we've entered a new year, and with new years come new fashions! Another thing that is certainly official, is that turtlenecks are back. From Alexander Wang to Erdem, every designer cultivating the polo neck trend had their individual way of styling it, dissolving the previously bad rep they assumed. However the former old lady fave, has been translated into a fall/winter staple, perfect for layering on arctic days. They're the perfect winter staple; a scarf rolled into a sweater to make one beautiful piece. To drift swiftly back into this 80's must-have, I picked mine in a neutral colour and kept the outfit's silhouette classic and clean. You can never really go wrong with a pair of blue jeans and black boots. The combo complements almost every colour, texture or garment. Turtlenecks have a hint of both masculinity and femininity, which makes them the quintessential androgynous basic. 

XOXO,
Eli

6.12.14

Holiday Wishlist

holiday wishlist
The holidays are just around the corner, with snow blanketing the ground and christmas lights draped over every inch of the night sky. We all love the holiday season, spending time with loved ones, eating delicious food and making memories that undoubtably last for the rest of our lives. But let's not forget the best part of the holidays: presents!

1. American Apparel Wool Coat: Outerwear is the single most important garment in an ensemble, especially during the colder months. This classic gem gives off a cool, laid-back yet still put-together vibe; basically everything anyone wants in a coat. I've been lusting after this coat for months now, and hope that Santa's been taking notes.

2. Turtleneck: Turtlenecks have come far since their days of ill-fits and social stigma. With the right tailoring, turtlenecks have an ambience of chic and undeniably fashion forward glamour. Turtleneck sweaters offer a safe haven from the arctic conditions of Scandinavian winters; something I'll need since the temperatures are already dropping below 0. 

3. Brandy Melville Fringe Bag: I have been looking for the quintessential day-to-night bag and I found it in Brandy Melville's black fringe bag. After seeing it in store the other day, I knew it was a sign from God that I needed it in my life. 

4. Mamut Azo Platforms: I've been coveting these platforms for a long, long time. The white and gold combo just oozes glamor. The silhouette keeps the shoe causal, day-to-night and perfect for every occasion (except for maybe a hike in the Norwegian woods).

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8: I adore taking pictures, and the sentimentality attached to polaroids. Theres always more gatherings and parties during the holiday season, what better way to document the memories of your life than with a polaroid camera? 

6. It, Alexa Chung: Everyone and their mum has seem to have read this book, and I think it is high time that I join the band wagon. It seems like the perfect book to cosy up with by the fireplace, getting inspired by fashion, music and art. 

7: Layla Headphones: I'm the kind of person that doesn't go a minute without a song running through my head, or lyrics being repeated in my mind like a constant, never-ending marathon; in short, I love listening to music, so why not wish for these beauties? 

xoxo 
Eli