Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Laskaris Couture Show summer 2018 at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Titled and inspired by 'Olympias', the Princess of the Molossian of Epirus, the wife of Philip II, King of the Macedonians, and the mother of Alexander the Great.

The collection begins with the birth of Olympias in Pasaronas, an ancient city of Epirus. it is said that she used to sleep with the snakes and nurse the reptiles so these are shown  made of skins, embroidered with handmade enamels or depicted on clothes with dazzled Swarovski.

 The emblem of Epirus, an oak, gives its green colour to mark the collection which is composed of ivory, pastel and bright green in Grecian style.

 Olympias served in the Oracle of Dodoni,where had already been initiated into the bacchanalian mysteries. Thus, the entire collection is reminiscent of ancient Greek costumes of priestesses

 Then, the Olympias' life journey leads us to Samothrace, where the designer Laskaris was born and where Olympias became a priestess of the Kavarion Mysteries. The legend says that Philip II had been initiated into the mysteries, where he met and fell in love with Olympias, in a mystic ritual orgy of Kavarion Mysteries.

The collection is influenced by the columns of the Temple of Samothrace, where the charismatic Great Alexander was conceived, during the ritual. The clothes are crafted by handmade meanders, destructurized columns, draped worked with real stones, beams of light, nervir and copper.

 Olympias told Philip II, that one night, Zeus came to her dreams in the form of a snake and left her pregnant to Alexander the Great, which is why the Great Alexander was the son of god. Olympias then had only one mission: to make Alexander the most powerful man, as he became

. The last phase of the collection identifies Olympias as the wife of Phillip II in Pella and in Aigia – today's Vergina -, where the leather, embossed flowers in the wreaths of the collection have been influenced.

 The sandals of the collection are traditionally handmade, manufactured by Laskaris.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Teatum Jones SS18 Collection at London Fashion Week

Teatum Jones’ SS18 is a creative homage to Natasha Baker the GB Paralympics dressage eleven time gold medallist. Inspired by Natasha’s open, feminine and bright personality the SS18 silhouette is about fluidity and draping.

The collection features summer tailoring, 

fine merino knits (in collaboration with John Smedley),  

plus asymmetric hems and pick up draping.
The pick up draping is especially designed to pick up fabric away from the wheels of a wheelchair using industrial sized eyelets and straps. 

Printed silks are in a pattern based on the formation of a galloping horse after Natasha’s former horse Woody.

Graphic twill stripes in pastel blue and mint green on oversized shirting and draped skirts were inspired by Show Jumping Rosettes. 

Colour palette is of flesh pink and summer blue representing the empowerment and freedom Natasha has when riding

And dark navy and amber,( two of the three colours found in a traditional English horse blanket made by Friday Fox,) shows the unbreakable force and determination between Natasha and her horse.

Shoe collaboration with Christian Louboutin

Solid silver graphic Jewellery collaboration with Swedish based artisanal brand All Blues.

M&S Advent Calendar- 45K waiting List

This year, the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is bigger and better than ever.
 Behind the 25 doors lies an edit of the most coveted beauty products.
 Filled with beauty treats worth over £250, the Advent Calendar is just £35 when you spend £35 on clothing and home.But be warned it currently has a waiting list of 45,000 people online!

 Each M&S Beauty Advent Calendar contains the following:
• Filorga Meso + Mask
 • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, 15ml
• Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair, 16ml
• Autograph Hydrating Primer, 15ml
• Ultrasun Ultralip (full size)
• Percy & Reed Session Hold Spray, 50ml
 • Pixi Lift Max Sheen in Honey, 1g
• Diego Dalla Palma Ciglione Mascara (full size)
• Alpha H Liquid Gold Rose, 50ml
• Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, 4ml
• Ameliorate Skin Transforming Body Lotion, 50ml
• Shay & Blue Blood Oranges, 10ml
• Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil, 30ml
• Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel
• Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot, 10ml
• Leighton Denny Glitter Nail Polish, 12ml
 • Stila Stay all Day in Perla, 1.5ml
 • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, 15ml
• Rosie for Autograph Amazing Radiance Body Glow, 50ml
• Gatineau Melatogenine AOX Advanced Rejuvenating Cream,15ml
• Balance Me Rose Face Oil, 10ml
• Pur Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow
 • M&S Cosmetic Bag
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar will be available in store from 9th November and is £35 when you spend £35 on clothing and/or home

Tata Naka SS18 Collection at London Fashion Week

For the SS18 collection, Tata Naka, has taken a nostalgic look at the 40s and 50s femininity.

With the designers, Tamara and Natasha Surguladze, finding inspiration from 'American Sportswear' created by Claire McCardell.

 McCardell is well-known as the woman who revolutionised women's fashion in America; her designs had a strong influence on the chic and easy cruise wear of the 40s and 50s.

 The designers have also taken inspiration from prominent American photographers during this time, Frances McLaughlin, the first female photographer under contract with Vogue, as well as Louise Dahl-Wolfe, known primarily for her work with Harper's Bazaar.

Colour palette is  an exploration of summer - blossom, lemongrass, sage, aubergine, saffron, and pearl.

Collection includes easy separates, popover dresses, vintage-style jumpsuits

 and skirted shorts often seen on American boardwalks.

 Collages of vintage florals and stripes have been placed on lightweight silks and natural cottons to complete the collection.

 For this season, sandals have been provided by Capri Touch.


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