This week I have been busy running around press days, viewing next Spring/Summer’s collections. Along the way I have taken plenty of pics, both for my reference and for this blog. One trend I have noticed is a sway towards pink and red, whether seen independently or fused together on one piece. Like navy and black this is a colour combination that raises sartorial eyebrows, but it happens to be one of my favourite pairings. Today’s post is a medley of my own images from the last week, all with a pink and red hue.
Images from top (taken at SS15 press days) : Calvin Klein bags, TM Lewin ties, Versace jumper, Calvin Klein menswear, Boden shoes, Toga boots, Boden kidswear, CakeyCoo flower cupcake, MaxMara print jacket, me and Bonnie (TheStyleTraveller) on Halloween.
http://www.calvinklein.com; http://www.tmlewin.co.uk; http://www.versace.com; http://www.boden.co.uk; http://www.toga.jp; http://www.cakeycoo.co.uk; http://www.maxmara.com; http://www.thestyletraveller.com.
So it’s Friday (yay!) work is done for another week and you’re probably deciding what to do this evening. Well, if you like cocktails and fashion and are partial to a drop of gin then let me recommend the fantastic Couture Cocktails at One Aldwych Hotel. To coincide with Fashion Week and inspired by the style capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris, this luxury London hotel has created four special drinks, each with its own unique style and flavour.
Last night I was lucky enough to try all four and my favourite was the delicious Alice Temperley inspired English Rose which combines Tanqueray London gin with rose liqueur and bergamot foam. It was delightful. Top marks also go to the minx of a drink, the Moschino inspired La Dolce Vita, served in a kitsch cat-shaped glass. The cocktails are available for a limited time only (this is the last weekend you can sample these four) so you best get your fashion skates on and head down to the Strand before it’s too late. Mine’s an English Rose thanks.
Alice Temperley inspired English Rose
The Calvin Klein inspired New York New York
Paris v Milan: the chic Chanel Blanc et Noir and the kitsch Moschino La Dolce Vita
Cocktail Couture is available until 2nd October at One Aldwych Hotel, One Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ. T: 020 7300 1000. http://www.onealdwych.com/home
Here at Stylitz we (ie. me) are obsessed with Kate Moss. Yes, yes she may have been surpassed of late by the ubiquitous Cara Delevigne, but there is only one Mossy and despite some drama and recent comparisons to Kathy from Eastenders, she is a fashion icon of supreme status. At university, where I was studying fashion design, I regularly used poses from her book (pictured below) as a base for my fashion illustrations. She is a chameleon; a true model canvas that can cover every look – be it vampy, sultry, grungy, happy or fresh faced Calvin Klein simplicity.
Cover and inside page of Kate by Kate Moss book (published by Pavilion Books in 1997)
So I was very excited to hear that this September, Christie’s is hosting an auction of some of her iconic images as shot by the likes of Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Nick Knight (main holding image) and Glen Luchford. Curated by German art collector Gert Elfering, this lot is sure to get the fashion world buzzing. With some images valued at £150,000, this is not for those with a Primark budget. I have 2 months to win the lottery. Better get playing…
Kate Moss, 1994, Glen Luchford
Main holding image – Kate as Aladdin Sane, 2003, Nick Knight
The sale will take place on 25th September. The public will be able to visit the collection at Christie’s, London from 21st until 24th September. http://www.christies.com