Archive for May 2012


A foray into the pyjamesque

Lisa Armstrong | 26 May 2012

Audrey Tautou in Coco Avant Chanel wearing pyjamas is one of my all-time perfect Tautou style moments, but what I really love more than actual pyjamas, I realise, is the idea of pyjamas.

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The Cinema Society & Shiseido With Grey Goose Host A Screening Of "Virginia" - Arrivals.

In This Photo: Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo attends a Screening Of "Virginia" hosted by The Cinema Society & Shiseido with Grey Goose at Crosby Street Hotel on May 14, 2012 in New York City

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H&M WaterAid 2012 | H&M for Water Collection

If you can't stop thinking of the sandy beaches, tall palm trees and crystal clear water that dominates your dream summer retreat spot you probably won't be able to take your eyes off the new H&M WaterAid 2012 collection. The label brought to the fashion scene beach-perfect garments that are meant to make you feel like a true style icon. The entire collection exudes warmth and relaxation due to the interesting prints that dominate the designs as with Hawaii as the theme inspiration behind the line, the results couldn't have been any less mesmerizing.

H&M for Water brings to the fashion scene garments that suggest the return to the basics, so if you're all about reinventing yourself opt for fashionable pieces that are old faithfuls and that will be able to underline your classic chic style. The brand continues its exciting venture into vintage and classic resort-wear by using sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, fabrics which not only provide plenty of comfort but are also environmentally friendly.

Versatility is the buzzword in fashion this year and H&M didn't overlook this aspect as the brand introduced to the H&M for Water line various designs and prints that shift from excess to less, shedding light on all-floral and nature prints to simple, mono chromatic garments.
The collection which is full of free-spirited, super chic, easy to match items is exactly what fashionistas need to feel liberated while chilling under the sun in your favorite paradisiacal retreat, so browse through all of the designs and mix and match various garments to achieve a look that is totally you.

Flirty tops, stylish skirts, cute jumpers, dresses, swimwear pieces as well as accessories including floral earrings and matching necklace, cat-eye sunglasses, a beach-perfect bag and floral flip-flops await your touch so you can display them in the most unique manner. Go for an all over floral/palm tree print, go all monochrome or mix cool monochromes with flirty prints as either way you'll surely manage to make heads turn!

Apart from being super fun and eco-friendly, the collection, which is set to hit the shelves starting May 31st, also underlines the importance of water in other countries. H&M will donate 25% of the sales from this collection to WaterAid, an organization which helps provide clean water and sanitation to the poorest areas in the world, so be fashionable and charitable at the same time by picking up your favorite items from the new H&M for Water collection.

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Club Monaco Fall 2012 Collection

The wide array of flattering new season options expands thanks to the fabulous fall 2012 collection put together by Club Monaco. Sharply tailored pieces with a distinctive preppy touch all combined to reflect the easy Californian style, the looks are sure to appeal to those who want to inject a little refinement into their looks without trying too hard. The sources of inspiration definitely proved fruitful for creating superb combos. These were: “Linda McCartney’s Life in Photographs, Sonia Delaunay’s masterful block prints and the leading men of the Silent Generation.”

The desire to blend the desire for modern vibes with versatile classics is beautifully reflected throughout the collection with pieces and accents that will not become obsolete as soon as the season will be over. The feminine perspective is still intensely reflected by the multitude of beautiful pleated skirts, fun dresses and a host of other creative details which never fail to deliver that polished vibe we constantly crave. Striped blouses, versatile cardigans, structured blazers, beautiful pea coats or parkas along with several abstract prints are just a few of the pieces that can easily land on the new season must have list.

Contrast and proper layering are equally important for creating the delightful ensembles presented, but maintaining clean structured line is essential for creating that gorgeous allure that simply exudes confidence and dare we say, glamor. Though neutral heavy, the collection manages to satisfy our cravings for color with gorgeous green, navy, orange or red tones and even a few very subtle color blocks. This way, visual interest is ensured while even the remote possibility of boredom is completely eliminated from the picture.

Aside from the multitude of tailored dress shirts, gorgeous skirts or seductive chocolate colored handbags which are the ultimate expression of style and versatility we must take a closer look at the perspective from which accessories are presented. Most of the time they are meant to add extra contrast to the looks without necessarily becoming the main point of attraction. Gorgeous wedges continue to dazzle while the ankle socks trend makes a quick comeback. Silk scarfs, silhouette enhancing belts, headbands or sunglasses complete the fabulous combos.

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Donna Karan Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Apparently, Donna Karan is simply mesmerized by the impact of masculine fashion on her style fantasy. Concentrating on sharp silhouettes along with a limited and rather gloomy chromatic spectrum, the label aims to build up an ultra-sophisticated and at the same time cosmopolitan chic apparel parade. The Donna Karan fall 2012 shoe collection is packed with lace-up and ankle boots along with chic high-heeled shoes glammed up with a refined ankle strap. Architecture met a cosmopolitan style vision in the creative project which gave birth to this amazing set of footwear designs.

According to DK, the collection was inspired by the work of her late husband, Stephan Weiss. The highly-acclaimed creator revealed that, “This collection is very much about the sculpture of his work and how it affected my life,[...]He empowered me, and he’s always with me.”(

Embrace your fiery fashionista side and let these dapper high-heels bring out the most of your silhouette. Sport the latest Donna Karan shoes for special events or incorporate them into your office style ensembles. Browse through the impressive selection of must-have accessories below and feel free to consider these ankle boots and high-heeled shoes the perfect style investments for the upcoming rainy season.

Add definition to your figure with the ultra-refined Donna Karan lace-up boots. Explore the impact chic and comfy booties can have on your silhouette. Enter the new realm created by the beloved style godmother and see how various masculine elements find their well-deserved place a flirty wardrobe. Showcase your creativity by experimenting with different trends and accessorizing ideas. Elegance at its highest form that is what the latest Donna Karan collection radiates.

The combination of soft fur and refined fabric with statement leather is the secret weapon to win the heart of fashionistas who are lusting after edgy yet extremely wearable accessories. The color palette is dominated by classy neutrals with a few extra dark and ultrafemme hues. Crown your cold season outfits with these outstanding footwear styles.

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