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Pretty women in a drowned world…

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Is a common theme found in Paris fashion week for the Spring/Summer season of 2012 according to Tim Blanks of, which so happens to be very true. This underwater theme was found in the styling of Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, each having their individual uniqueness. For example; Alexander McQueen’s glove-like bracelets and headpieces, Chanel’s backless shirts and jackets with pearl detailing and Givenchy’s shark tooth necklaces created a surfer-mermaid hybrid of a design. Other designer lines like Celine and Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino and Jill Sander all had a 50’s/60’s glamorous vibe to their shows. Both Celine and Prada had pleated skirts incorporated into their designs which gave an innocent ladylike feel. Speaking of sweetness and ladylike style, Louis Vuitton’s designer Marc Jacobs, collection stole the spotlight at Paris fashion week, once again. His argyle cropped sweaters and subtle polka dot detailing with the mixture of the sheer and pastel colours was just so… sweet! The delicate eyelets, lace and flower prints over sheer fabric literally took the cake when it comes to ladylike elegance. Which is really what this Paris fashion week was all about! In the Celine show, there were very strong shapes created within the clothes, it had a very structural feel to the designs due to the big wide belts placed around the models hips and waists. Even though the designer for Celine-Phoebe Philo-is known for her minimalist style, she pushed her boundaries by adding girly pleated skirts and ruffles to her Spring/Summer collection. Prada had a very chic 50’s look, using a 50’s style Cadillac as a print for many shirts and skirts, as well as using metallic detailing to spice up the collection. It was sexy, but thankfully not over the top. Ladylike, youthful and girly are adjectives describing Valentino’s collection for Summer/Spring. Designers Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuiri went for an overall structured, minimalist design but had a Lolita feel to the A-line frocks and skirts. Sheer fabrics, lace and leather detailing gave the collection a gothic feel. Lastly, Valentino wouldn’t be Valentino without it’s classic red floor length dresses, which stood out amongst the pastel and black.
Overall, this season’s Spring/Summer collection fell far from flat. From the mermaid esque vibe from Chanel and Givenchy, to Celine’s pleats and ruffles to Louis Vuitton’s and Valentino girly collections, this Spring will be out of this world.


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January 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My first ever book review!

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I have recently discovered my first book review that I have written.
I originally wrote this review on November 15, 2009.

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Book Review

Title: Gravity Journal
Author: Gail Sidonie Sobat
Publisher: Geat Plains Publications 2008
Awards/Nominations: White Pine Awards; Official Selection
Summary: 16 year-old Anise suffers from anorexia. Being hospitalized for the third time, she turns to her journal. Her journal-the place where she can make scathing ovservations about her family, other people, the world and life in general. Will Anise decide whether to live or die?
Comments: VERY intriguing book! Lately I’ve been reading about troubled girls that write in their journals. Most have been enjoyable but this book stuck out at me. I’ts full of angst & bitterness, but at times there is a lighter side of Anise. The whole time while I was reading I couldn’t get over the fact that Anise thought she was fat. At the begining , she weighed a feeble 44kg ( around 88-90 lbs) at 5’9!!! I found this frightening that a girl just like Anise could be suffering this atrocious disease.
Rating: 5/5 stars, perfect for anyone who needs a bit of a downer or a touch of reality.
Genre: fictional journal/ real life


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January 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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