Saturday, 22 September 2012

Versace and Versus Spring/Summer 2013

As always, I was completely blown away by Versace and Versus new collections. 

I am going to point out a few of favourite pieces but to see all the Versace pieces head to their Facebook page and for the Versus pieces check out their page.

Versace Spring/Summer 2013

Lots of classic Versace pieces with some cool new twists. Lots of black, orange and blue. Lots of details and embellishments and very sexy silhouettes. 

Simple, classic, orange. I love.

A lot of the pieces featured this unusual lace/mesh type fabric. I enjoy the fun of it and the detail that it adds to something simple, like the jacket. 

Short, sassy, sexy. Very Versace but with a fun twist. Love. 

Of course there were lots of show stopping gowns which I see gracing many red carpets. This is a stunner... Love the colour. 

Versus Spring/Summer 2013

Lots of boldcolour and prints and easy to wear pieces. The younger, funkier sister of Versace. 


Pink, super short, sassy. Very classic Versace shape. 

I love the colours and the print. Bright and bold! Easy to wear. Imagine that top with a pair of skinny jeans and killer heels? Also, awesome bag!

Check out the linked chain on the hem... this crops up a lot in this collection and is quite subtle. Have a look at the shoes... And the bag in the previous shot. How awesome is this? So funky and fresh!

Cute, funky, fun and colourful. Lots of love!

An off topic post... Jesus Christ Superstar

The arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar opened last night at the O2 and it looks like it was amazing.

Check out Chris Moyles as King Herod singing one of the best songs from the show. He is brilliant!

The show also stars Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Tim Minchin as Judas and Ben Foster in the title role. Ben Foster was found through a reality show which I, of course, followed and I had picked Ben Foster as my Jesus from his first audition. 

Having watched Chris Moyles and some other videos on YouTube it seems like they've made it really modern which I am so impressed with.

As you can see in the King Herod video above, they've based this scene on a TV show with the ability for the 'viewers' to text in and vote on whether Jesus is the Lord or a fraud. There are stage managers and camera crew running around. It's a very clever way of showing the modern relevence of the Superstar story. You don't have to be Jesus, just a 'superstar', to be at the receiving end of this kind of treatment. Persecution, denial, ridicule. 

In the crucifixion scene it appears that he is strung up on stage lights (rather than a wooden cross), again an extremely clever way to make it modern and interesting.

It is genius to decide to make it so modern and fresh, it can appeal to a brand new audience and make it understandable to all. I have always loved the music from JCS and I love that maybe more people will watch this and listen to it in this new updated format. 

It looks like it went down a storm and I am gutted that I have been too poor to afford tickets, however thanks to all the youtubers for already uploading videos. You guys rock!

Well done Andrew Lloyd Webber! 

P.S. The costumes are also awesome. Check out the four main stars below. I particularly love Herod's red suit!


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Halo Plaits

Halo Plaits are absolutely everywhere I love them, check out some celebs and models rocking the trend below. How adorable?

There are a million tutorials for this style out there but personally I don't have the dexterity for it! Which is why I am extremely lucky to have a big sister who is a hairdresser and is willing to practice her skills on me. I have rocked this look a number of times over the summer and I'll be taking it into winter. I love it! 


Sunday, 9 September 2012

DIY: Playsuit to top

I bought a really cool leopard print playsuit last year from H&M but I just didn't wear it. It was super short so you had to wear leggings and I am currently trying to avoid leggings so I decided to give it away.

I offered it to my big sister who thought it was a top then TA-DA, magical idea... so I turned it into a top!

Chop off the bottom and sew along the seams in a straight line. Easy as pie. What do ya think?