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Monday, 14 February 2011 14:58

Carlos Miele: voluminous

Written by Daniel P Dykes

The lights fade in gently, revealing a shilouette at the end of the catwalk clad, obviously, in pants and a cape. As the lights enhance to offer more, it's clear that the cape is fur and that you want to be anything but a furry animal as the fall 2011 season nears.

While the cuts, like each model's hair which is pulled back into a braided pony tail, seem simple, their cloth is not. This is a collection of patterns galore - vertical stripes sitting over wide leg pants, winter prints applied to much of the collection, and gold cloth mottled with silver. Even the most simple tonality provides contrast with white jumpsuits accented with waist cinching red belts.

Just as simple does not mean this is a collection made up of plain cloth, so too does it not mean that it's minimalist. Anything but. Pleated wide leg trousers, that I could probably fit in to, along with the model are presented in velvet greens, others in printed silks.

carlos miele fall 2011

So much about Carlos Miele's autumn / winter 2011 collection is voluminous. The furs big, figure hugging gowns only do so around the torse and below the waist provide plenty of flow, their slanted cut and pleating giving the hem movement with each step the model takes. The slanted cuts on the longer pieces exceed those of the shorter - these are detailed with a split, while the gowns have their spit filled with what looks to be tulle on some dresses and ruffles on others. Sometimes that tulle is layered under the dresses, sometimes on top and where that occurs the best models flick it, as such professionals are prone to do, creating fierce, eye catching movement. The longer the dress, it seems, the more sumptuous the detail.

Like other designers this season there's are the odd single shouldered pieces, but having had that trend reach the lowest rungs of the high street it feels like a moment too soon for fashionisers to reinvest. Instead it's the ever-spring shoulderless pieces that provide the stronger look for Miele.

To see all the pictures from Carlos Miele's autumn (fall) / winter 2011 / 2012 collection, click on the thumbnails below.

Published in pictures
Thursday, 14 April 2011 14:58

Win: SSENSE $10,000 shopping spree

A Fashionising.com promotion.

All of our favourite labels are there: from purveyor of cool Alexander Wang to the personified elegance of Lavnin, luxury online shopping destination SSENSE offers a curated selection of designer items that's too good to overlook. So with brands like these you can see why we'd be excited to find out that SSENSE is giving away a $10,000 shopping spree to a lucky winner.

ssense 10k shopping spree

How to enter

Entrants are simply asked to enter their email adress in order to be eligible to win. They're then given the chance to earn bonus entries with each friend that is referred and registers to the contest. Each bonus entry will give entrants an increased chance at winning the $10,000 spending spree. If a referred friend wins the contest, the referrer doesn't miss out - they'll also win a $500 Gift Card. Enter now for your chance to win!

Also be sure to visit the SSENSE fashion store online to browse what's on offer in store right now. Our top picks for designers to shop? Girls, we recommend you check out Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela, and Lanvin; for the men we particularly love Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, and DSquared2.

Published in industry
Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:41

Russian extravagance

Written by Ren

Alan Gelati takes some stunning photos for Marie Claire Russia featuring Vlada Roslyakova. The shoot features not one but two defining 2011 hair trends - the wavy bob and platinum blonde. Coupling this with champaign and golden attire makes for a splendid shoot.

Vlada Roslyakova platinum hair

You can view all of the Vlada Roslyakova images by clicking through the thumbnails below.

Published in pictures
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 06:52

Naty Chabanenko: dexterity in design

Written by Ren

The workmanship of some of the worlds most luxurious fashion houses is evident in this shoot for Numero Tokyo's March 2011 issue. Naty Chabanenko shows off dresses and shoes with tassels and immaculately tailored pieces with different elements and layers. This is one shoot that is worth viewing in close detail, you can do so after the jump.

Naty Chabanenko

You can view all of the Naty Chabanenko images by clicking through the thumbnails below.

Published in pictures
Friday, 15 April 2011 01:34

Rust and ruffles: daily discovery

Written by Tania Braukamper

Here's a statement-making dipping hem that's good for both day and night: the rust ruffle dress, a cotton number in that oh-so-now burnt orange hue with tiered ruffle detail.

ruffle dress

You can find it over at pixie market.

Published in clothing
Friday, 18 February 2011 08:10

Love from sass & bide

Written by Tania Braukamper

We would never complain about having $5,000 to spend on sass & bide goodies; and we doubt you would either. But more so did we want to draw attention to this giveaway for the love the label are giving charity Barnardos Kids, who'll be the worthy beneficiary of the other half of the prize. Head to http://www.sassandbide.com/love/ to enter.

Published in industry
Monday, 14 February 2011 20:17

Lips by Season

Trendy make up can make any women look gorgeous but what can really add to her sex appeal is lusty lips. For lip make up, the colors must be chooses wisely and intelligently.

Besides the right tool, one must know the technique to apply lip make up as well as it is not a child’s play. The normal colors according to changing seasons could be browns, bronze, bleed reds, etc in the autumn season, reds, pinks, oranges and peach in the winters.

Neutral colors work best in the summers. Spring welcomes mor of pastels and pale pinks with translucent glosses.

Normally it is seen that the lipsticks get rubbed off easily in the matter of one or two hours no matter how neatly and nicely you apply it. But it is possible to keep some prevention through water proof and smudge proof makeup.

There are hundreds of shades in such type of make up that can enhance the beauty of women. The presence of herbal extracts and less of chemicals make them eco friendly which is why most of the women prefer applying smudge-proof makeup these days.

When it comes to deciding which lip color to apply, you should see the color of outfit. While buying lipsticks, keep the color of skin tone in mind. What does not make sense is that you contrast it with the purse color or hair color! Choose the colors that suit you and your personality.

Just because the color that you wish to apply looks good on some other women does not justify you applying it. if you wish, seek help of professional to choose your lip colors. Also, while applying lipstick, the rest of the makeup should be kept in mind.

It must keep match with the rest of facial makeup or else, it would ruin your whole look. For example, if you wear pink makeup then red and pink lipsticks do, but do not go for browns, purples or oranges.

So this is why, basic sense of matching must be there in every women. So this is how one can choose the lip colors for herself and glamorize her looks.

Published in Glamour
Sunday, 23 January 2011 06:12

Help Pamela help Japan

Written by Tania Braukamper

Japan's crisis is dire, and while so many people are so far away feeling so helpless, there are things you can do to help. Melbourne designer Pamela Usanto is spending tomorrow in her showroom selling pieces from her beautiful 'Lumiere' collection, with 100% of profits going to the red cross. Visit her blog for more information.

pamela usanto

Published in industry
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 00:02

Express: graphic print string bikini

Written by Tania Braukamper

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

If spring is on the way in your part of the world, you may be starting to think about your perfect bikini. But before you get that far, or simply just to cover off on those occasions where you don't need to pull out all the swimwear stops, it's worth having a few everyday options up your sleeve. Like a simple, block colour monokini; or a classic string bikini. Express have brought to our attention a range of women's swimwear options that are hard to beat in the value-for-money stakes. My personal pick is this graphic print bikini; I'm contemplating making the leap to redhead this week, so the blues and greens would be just right.

On a side note, if you subscribe to the Express e-mail list you'll also go into the draw to win a $200 gift voucher - great for picking up some swimwear of your own (amoung other things). The full sweepstakes rules can be found atthat link.

express swimwear


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Published in clothing
Saturday, 26 February 2011 22:39

WIN: a divine vintage dress

Written by Tania Braukamper

Looking for a Mad Men-esque Joan Holloway wiggle dress? A prom frock that's the height of 50s elegance? Or, in this case, a boho 70s maxi dress made of divine cream lace?

Vintage Space has all of the above well and truly covered. Self-confessed lovers of swing coats, Hitchcock films, shag pile rugs and Audrey Hepburn's eyebrows, they pull together only the best so you know there'll be pleasant surprises in store every time you visit.

As well as giving away this amazing vintage lace dress, they're also offering fashionisers a special 10% off code. Read on for more details.

vintage 70s lace dress

To claim your exclusive 10% off code, simply follow Fashion Space on Facebook and then email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asking for your special discount.

To enter the draw to win the stunning vintage lace dress pictured, head to our giveaways page.

vintage lace dress

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