Fancy That? Sheer With Exquisite Embroideries Above at Chanel AW12.
"After years of skirts, they're the one thing I find exciting at the moment," said Miuccia Prada talking of trousers at the Miu Miu A/W 12 show. And if Miuccia finds it exciting then soon you will do too. Since Miuccia is a major style visionary, (and she is never wrong), her influences eventually filter into our wardrobes. She's not the only one though, next season sees a return to The Fancy Pant. Trousers that are printed, embellished, slightly flared at the hem and cropped, are what we, at The Style Eye are calling the latest leg-wear for the fashion forward. Designers also championing the same silhouette and style are Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Rue Du Mail. So next autumn clear a space in your closet and make way for a pair of fine and dandy fancy pants!
On Wednesday 7th March, 2012 it was Louis Vuitton a-go-go on the Twitter-sphere. Every fash mag editor and their team were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Louis Vuitton express as it rolled into Paris Fashion Week. Tweets and instantly uploaded images were being spread across cyberspace of what, was possibly one of the biggest highlights in the international fashion weeks.
So everyone was talking about a train on a runway - nouveau indeed, but what about the clothes and accessories? Di-vine. A beautiful juxtaposition of old meets new, yet strangely fitting for our modern times. How I'm definitely feeling the vibe of some bejewelled ankle grazing trousers ( darn - knew I should have bought the matching brocade trousers at Marni for H&M last week!) And how I long to wear a simple piece of knitwear with a statement skirt, I may also look at investing in some ornate over sized buttons to add to existing winter clothes as a nod to Marc Jacobs' ingenious styling. And how excited was I to spot the height- of -luxury vanity case on the runway? For a while now I have been enjoying the delights of my 'mobile dressing table' bought very inexpensively at Topshop last year. Now to really get the LV look all I should need next season is a charming Frenchman to carry my bags for me as I exit from the 7.52 to Charing Cross. A girl can dream can't she??
Spring's most inspiring beauty stories came from the legend that is Marc Jacobs and his team. How nice it was to see beautiful models parade the catwalk who were proud to be pale. At both Louis Vuitton and the Marc Jacobs mainline collection, the emphasis for beauty was on perfect pale skin with a simple contrast of dark eyes and lots of lashes. Although, getting that perfect pale look isn't as easy as it may seem. Thinking you might stay out of the sun this summer with just a layer of dewy foundation, light rose blush and lashings of mascara to get Spring's favourite look may not be all you need if, you suffer with Hyperpigmentation. Even Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer can't hide the dark spots that creep in after time. Last week we caught up with dermatologist Dr Sangeeta Punjabi from the Miravue Skin Clinic to get her professional opinion on the causes of Hyperpigmetation and what we can do to treat it. Patchy areas of pigmentation or un-even skintone are caused by over-active pigment producing cells in the skin. This can be caused by fluctuating hormone levels when added with over-exposure to sunlight. Wearing a daily sunscreen of factor 30 or above is very sensible to avoid worsening the condition, as is a regular dabbing of SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel to the affected zone. Professional clinical treatments are also available to remove excess pigment. At the Miravue Skin Clinic, dermatologists use skin peels to remove dark spots to reveal this season's fresh and spring-like complexions.