Saturday, February 26, 2011

// Purple Fashion S/S 2011 \\

 Purple Fashion highlights the spring 2011 collections with Theo Wenner’s no fuss shoot starring actress Liv Tyler donning a wardrobe of head to toe Proenza Schouler
Styled by Mel Ottenberg


 Amanda Seyfried by Mikal Jansoon

Doe eyed, Amanda Seyfried, and her doll-like features can totally deceive you. 

This photo-shoot by Mikal Jansoon definitely shows her hidden mischievous side the shoot & she definitely 
brings a lot more strength to soft lace and silk don't you think?
 You can
distinctly recognize Mikael’s photography style in this shoot: classic, sensual, and romantic, which makes for an amazing editorial.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Spotted: Bewley's Café
Who: Jonathan Smith, founder of soon to be launched lifestyle magazine, SUBURBIA!

Style: The Modern Man's Suit!
Emulating style of Tom Ford, Jude Law & co. 'The Confidence Cut' perfectly describes Jonathan's dapper look. This is where the look is smart but relaxed, sophisticated but cool, a cut of suit for a gent who can comfortably wear those extra little details that Joe Average generally lacks the confidence to wear out of fear of derision.

Brown Brogues:   Aldo
Navy suit:   River Island
White Shirt:   River Island
Brown Leather Satchel:   Topman

(All images taken by & credited to Róisín Moloney of RoCkInFaShIoN) 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

As there are so so many catwalk shows (1o3 at LFW to be exact & that's not including presentations) in one fashion capital alone & most designers showcasing from between 30 - 60 looks in their collection each, it can be very time consuming to get through them all.
So, as nice as I am ;), I decided to go through (what I deem) my most popular designers that show in London Fashion Week, pick out their key looks & photoshop them down into 8 great looks that you can view easily & at your own leisure in ONE glance..... 
Hope you enjoy them xoxo

ERDEM A/W 2011-12





The Créme De La Créme of the British Designers

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2011-12

** Front Row**

** The Collection**

My top pick from the following London Fashion Week designers are to follow.... Matthew Williamson/ Vivienne Westwood/ Temperley London/ Julien MacDonald/ Erdem & Mulberry!!! 


Monday, February 21, 2011

Much to my delight London Fashion Week has proven to be a blend of radiant colours  for Autumn/Winter 2011-12 from the soft pastels of Acne to the vibrant, fun pop-colours of Louise Gray & House of Holland, a nice change for what is normally a season dedicated to the darker colours of the colour spectrum. 
The patterns/ textures/ designs & hosiery are deeming to be just as  eye-catching as the colours. So I have compiled a nice little pick of my best-loved designer collections so far, starting with kooky designer Henry Holland whose collection was supposedly inspired by grannies, bingo, crochet and budgerigars - with the HOH invites even arriving disguised as a Bingo Card, Genius! As always Henry triumphed, creating beautiful designs while keeping fashion fun, light and playful..... 

Enjoy the show!!  


(All individual catwalk images from various sources & photoshopped by RoCkInFaShIoN)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


When:   Saturday, February 19th , 2011
Venue:   An office block in Paddington
Inspiration:  The sheer elegance of the 30s and 40s.
Front Row:  Olivia Palermo, Tallulah and Yasmin Le Bon, VV Brown and Marina Diamandis.

Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2011-12

Colour-Pop & Vibrant Bird Prints. The first two catwalk shows that I looked at from yesterdays LFW were firstly Henry 'bingo, crochet and budgerigars' Holland (will explain in HOH collection review) & Jonathan Saunders, where both equally surpassed themselves with two great & my favoured 'colourful' collections.

Jonathan Saunders consisted of strict silhouettes with mouth-watering rainbow colours & beautiful vibrant prints. Print, colour & texture were definitely the core of Jonathan Saunders collection, with the urquoise bird print on burnt orange silk, belted jackets with long pencil skirts, retro patterns in miss-matched colours, a burgundy dress with a black velvet panel proving to be the favourites.

Here is what Siobhán Mallen of Grazia had to say about the Scots collection:
"This was a collection that ticks all the magic boxes; it had catwalk presence in shedloads, will make for stunning editorial in autumn/winter magazine fashion shoots, yet you can easily imagine real women wearing these clothes in their real lives (including this real woman in my real life!) making it a commercial goer. Job done."

I have picked my 'Top Five' fave looks for you above & they are all.... Luscious!

Fashion stylist/ writer of Fashion Squad, Carolina Engman, rocking this luxurious look of a beautiful colourful Versace dress, draped cream leather jacket, black Céline bag  & black suede Versace shoes for Luisa Via Roma.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

London-based Irish designer Paul Costelloe ensured that it was a bright start to London Fashion Week yesterday morning when his collection hit the runway @ 9am in the BFC Catwalk Showspace in the picturesque setting of Somerset House.
Last year Paul sent his six sons onto the catwalk (yes the whole six of them) & this season he kept it within the family again when he opened his show with his 24 year-old daughter, Jessica - in a lush rose-red Harris tweed coat, which perfectly matched her hair - who has just graduated with a degree in opera from the Juilliard School of Music.

The collection was refreshingly colourful for the Autumn/Winter season.
It was lovely to hear that Paul used a tweed sourced in our very own Tipperary (as well as Harris tweed) and Irish wools in Autumnal shades to reflect his Irish roots, opting for textured threads in emerald green, fuschia & mustard.

As quoted from an article in The Telegraph by Hilary Alexander, she said of his collection; 
"There were mini-skirts, dresses and coats, all adhered to the flattering fit and flare line, with hems well above the knee. Mixed in with the rustic, crunchy tweeds, herringbones and plaids, were soft rose-print silks and an abstract, painterly print, particularly effective in drop-waist dresses with a bow-finished, pleated effect at the hip."
An altogether fabulous collection with a nice little nod to his Irish roots.

Sláinte Mr. Costelloe!!! xoxo

(All images courtesy of The Fash Pack & The Telegraph)