Gok Wan launches GW glasses range

Calling all spectacle wearers, good ol’ TV favourite Gok Wan has gone and done it again by bringing his unique fashion sense to the masses, this time via his latest GW by Gok Wan glasses range.

Jennifer Aniston and right, GW by Gok Wan

Jennifer Aniston and right, GW by Gok Wan

That’s right sweeties now you can look just like your fav celeb as Gok has produced 13 new styles for his popular collection which include classic 1960s retro frames (a la Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston) which hark back to JFK’s early 60s Americana; all that’s missing is the Prada’s latest spring/summer car print dresses and flame-heeled shoes.

Alongside tortoiseshell colouring and gold metal rim detailing (as adorned by A-lists celebs such as Anne Hathaway) there are also edgier frames which enhance your brows as well as cat’s eye specs – perfect for those who love to try a new trend.

Of course no collection would be complete without a classic frame and with bold masculine square, statement  and two-tone options (as seen on the likes of Justin Timberlake) there is definitely a unisex style to suit all faces.

All the glasses come complete with single vision PENTAX lenses and scratch resistant coating as standard all for just £99. They are all currently also included in the Specsavers’ two for one offer.

GW by Gok Wan is available at Specsavers’ nationwide, please contact 0800 068 0241 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/gw to see the full range and to find your nearest store.

Milan Fashion Week: Prada autumn/winter 2012/13 collection

When I first saw this collection last week I couldn’t help but think there was pieces missing from Austin Powers wardrobe due to the psychedelic and harlequin prints used. However, the more I see it, the more I think that Prada’s colour clash is a perfect pick-me-up for winter. 

Suits in orange, beige, blues and chocolate consisted of three-quarter length coats or jackets with slim fitting cropped trousers alongside sleeveless tunic dresses (worn with trousers underneath), which were split up the front – all in mosaic prints. Aside from this there were also block colour suits in bright orange and navy blue as well as crop tops and skirts with side ties.

Aside from the aforementioned there was a selection of black staple pieces ranging from workwear to evening wear; all with geometrically arranged stones blazoned across. Models also adorned dip-dyed hair extensions in a variety of colours with heavy eye make up. Fab and fun, this is one collection that will surely be filtering into high street stores soon. 

To view the collection click below

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2012/ready-to-wear/prada/full-length-photos

Get the Prada and Miu Miu look for less

This season it’s all about the block colour and stripes. These trends have now filtered onto our very own online and high street stores, meaning you can purchase your favourite designer look for less.

Taking inspiration from Prada’s Italian stripes is Peacocks. Their block colour styles are to die for and will look cute and chic on the beach during your summer hols. Choose from this gorgeous summer dress, or striped maxi skirt below (stockist number: 02920 270222).

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Then to add some statement why not opt for Missguided.co.uk‘s Valentina pumps. They may look bulky, but in the heat of the hot sun these heels will keep you steady and upright, whilst dancing the day, or night, away. At only £33.99 they’re a steal, and will save you a whopping £366.01 when compared to Miu Miu’s bow-embellished patent leather pumps.

Happy shopping!

Miu Miu launches online with small handbags…

It’s the day us girls have been waiting for – access to Miu Miu direct from their HQ’s online, and it’s happening very soon. Prada’s little sister (label) has decided to join the web revolution and finally launch an e-commerce site on April 6, 2011.

Miu Miu mini-handbag keyrings

Miu Miu mini-handbag keyrings

Launching to the U.S., Japan and 17 European countries Miu Miu will stock runway only pieces and online exclusives, as well as the standard ready-to-wear collections and accessories, which will include these super cute mini charm handbags – which are fab for hosting your door keys, car keys and more.

Fortunately you don’t have to wait to purchase these adorable mini handbag keyrings, as they are available in all Miu Miu stores nationwide now. All you need now is a larger Miu Miu bag to keep this little one company!

Milan Fashion Week: quick overview

As I am really behind with my blogging (apologies on that) then I thought it would be a lot easier to do a mini round-up of shows for my loyal Twitterati and blog-followers to get back on track, as Marni and Brioni already look like they were rocking today at Milan Fashion Week. So, here’s the latest over the past few days…

Prada

Even though the show started an hour late (due to some last-minute changes backstage) Miuccia Prada showed off a fabulous collection working in references to the 1920s and 1960s.

The main style of the day was snakeskin, worked into knee-high boots and oversized coats in a selection of mustard, teal black and grey – complete with fur collars on the lapels.

The 60s shift dress made a huge appearance changing from clashing patterns – horizontal, vertical stripes and oversized checks – to an array of colours all faded from top to bottom; the dresses were coated in semi-circle plastic pieces, creating a rainbow effect, and all came with a standard polo-shirt collar with 3 large plastic buttons.

Bags were incorporated into the show but models kept them so tightly clung to their chest you would have thought someone was going to jump on stage and steal them from their grip (well, I am sure some contemplated it!).

Models make up was bare and minimal: no lipstick was used only blush at the last-minute to compliment the fresh skin and brown/rose cream eyeshadow that was created just for this show. Hair was kept whimsical and swept up into a low slung pony with small pieces pulled down around the side of the face.

Perfectly polished; perfectly Prada.

Moschino

It was all aboard the ‘fashion train’ for Moschino at their autumn/winter 2011 collection during Milan Fashion Week on Friday afternoon.

Models took on a new role as station conductors in an array of captains caps and coats; smartly polished with gold buttons, brooches and gold stacked bangles – which looked like they were attached to the cuff of the jackets.

Apart from the gold hoops and starch white gloves the models adorned, the Moschino team turned day wear to evening wear by adding luxurious white and black tuxedos, with different coloured lapels, and satin cummerbunds in black, white and fuchsia pink.

Bib fronted dresses followed with a selection of gold lamé pleated midi skirts, dresses and suits. The colour palette ranged from cream, golds, black, navy, and white to red.

Model Coco Rocha ended the show with a large cockerel on her head. Fun and frivolous – this was Moschino at best. Now, if only Southern drivers could adorn this outfit at Victoria station- we’d have a fashion frenzy en-route to work…

Gianfranco Ferre

Usually slightly avante-guarde, Gianfranco Ferre – along with designers Thomas Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, took his collection down a scale this season showing more classic monochrome lines and colourings.

Still sleek and chic the luxurious looking collection envisioned a modern woman whose working wardrobe was elegant, on-trend and expensive. Staple pieces included midi-length double-breasted coats, silver lamé dresses, skinny trousers, navy skirts suits and fur coats in nude, creams and gold.

Versace

Donatella Versace must be as happy as a woman with new Louboutin’s after  her autumn/winter 2011 collection for her family fashion house showed.

From Moschino stepping up the fashion fun, Versace took the same approach creating a collection based around fleur-de-lis swirls and tulip flowers which covered an array of dresses in a mint, yellow, purple and monochrome tones.

LBD’s were big on the catwalk, shown in a selection of styles, and all either adorning the signature floral print or large polished gold buttons which sat cleverly on either the hip or shoulder/neck line creating a sophisticated look. Dresses had huge panels cut out from the neckline or shoulders and were teamed with peep-toe stiletto calf boots.

Versace also incorporated leather snake style panels into evening gowns which zig-zagged up the centre of the dress. Leather was also used to create cropped jackets with matching skirts and Gestapo style mac’s.

The colour palette ranged from mint, purple, navy, black, white and teal to yellow, and showed off marabou feather evening gowns.

The highlights included a red floral swirled coat with cinched waist in velvet, and fur-style snoods in an assortment of colours.

Fun and funky, a great new approach from Versace.

Jonathan Saunders autumn/winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week

It’s being hailed as the show of the week, and Twitter-ites went mental when the lights went down yesterday evening as Jonathan Saunders launched his aututmn/winter 2011 collection.

So what was the big deal? Well according to Vogue’s Harriet Quick “there is this new baroque minimalism that started with Prada’s spring/summer 2011-12 and I think lots of designers are taking it up. Jonathan did it brilliantly – I thought his collection showed a new confidence and maturity. It really was beautiful.”

The collection, as mentioned, was a beautiful display of jewel and summer block tones, mixed in with maroon reds and stark blacks. Pencil skirts were also a big trend with hemlines coming just below the knee and opulent silk shirts in emerald-green and earth brown also stood out.  

SOURCE: Vogue.com