Archive | August 2012

Thu Thu and Azealia Banks – One day

Thuy Duong Nguyen, creator of her brand Thu Thu is a designer that develops pieces that fits well in any wardrobe. Why? Because she uses vintage fabrics from Vietnam (her native) creating such wearable, desirable pieces that would fly of Zoe Chic’s online fashion range if we had the opportunity to stock them. The vibrant colours and in your face prints will always make Thu Thu pieces stand out. 

As beautiful as her AW12 collection is I have to remain focused on the SS12 collection. Specially the Sappa Suede Biker Jacket; its tan colour against the Aztec prints proves a quality, timelines and unique purchase. Adding to the beauty of the SS12 collection are the Sapa Leopard Jeans – if anyone would tell me that leopard jeans would be my dream next purchase I would have raised a brow. However, they have truly become my favourite piece of the collection. So unique, vibrant, and wearable Thu Thu has definitely achieved a big gold star in my eyes with her mixed texture, colourful and courageous collection.

When asked who her dream celebrity fan would be she said Azealia Banks (aka Miss Bank$); now I have to be honest I didn’t actually know who she was HOWEVER after a quick google/youtube search her voice is one of a kind and her rhythm is addictive. To comment on her style I can see why Thuy Duong Nguyen would be an admirer – she has a Aztec, tribal and adventurous style that can be matched and translated through many Thu Thu pieces from the AW12 collection.

Source: www.thu-thu.com

Source:  http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2012/05/azealia-banks-musician

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Alexander McQueen, the wow factor

The first thing I have to say is a big WOW when I am this excited over fashion as no other words can describe my feelings towards Alexander McQueen’s new collection Autumn/Winter 2012 in Paris Fashion Week and its is all down to Sarah Burton a.k.a  known as the royal wedding dress designer.

Big thanks to Sarah Burton who has come to her own with the collection; and she has transformed McQueen’s usual collection, from the outrageous designs and the dark theme to this very different feminine look, but at the same time keeping it every bit of the Alexander Mc Queen era. I don’t usually go for his crazy outfits, but she has definitely turned the collection around, as Sarah Burton has done something different with the bouncy, fluffy and bright colours on his catwalk, the continuous layers gives it the extreme but feminine look we all desire. The models showcased the designs with metallic eye masks; giving the feel of a very futuristic aroma, complimenting the metallic thick belts round the waists – STUNNING!

The signature Sarah Burton lace, with flowery patterns defines the collection as girly and elegant. The oversized elbow length capes, fur and layers around their shoulders down to their elbows shows a big statement in all the glory of the elegant feel of a women. See images below for my chosen favourite images and tell me what you think….