Monday, 24 June 2013

Wimbledon Whites: The Search for the Perfect White Dress

Grab a racket and some balls and I'll bring some strawberries and champagne - it's Wimbledon time. Much to my lovely boyfriend's delight, I actually enjoy watching tennis and it's the one time I won't moan about him switching to a sports channel. One thing I do moan about however is finding that perfect white dress, so synonymous with Wimbledon style.

Why is the hunt for a beautiful, summery, white dress such an arduous task? I've been looking for as long as I can remember for a white dress that has just the right mix of boho, embellishment, cut and fabric. It has alluded me so far but the search continues, and this time I'm making you join my quest.


Here are some very lovely dresses I've found that tick certain requirements, but I'm sill looking for 'the one'. High necklines and even higher hems seem to be the trend, but I require the reverse otherwise I will look so top heavy I'll look like you can tip me over. So all I ask for is pretty, vintage fabric, a fit and flare cut, preferably sleeves, a mix of sheer and opaque panels and a knee length hem. Designers of the world, is this too much to ask?!

I'm actually going to Wimbledon this Friday, but the question still remains - which white dress should I wear? Help!


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

2013 CFDA Awards Best Dressed

The CFDA Awards red carpet was bursting with head-to-toe colour, jaw-droppingly enormous jewels and 90s-esque slip shapes. With designers and their favourite celebrity clothes horse all working the red carpet at the star-studded event, the stand out looks of the evening were courtesy of  Kerry Washington in Jason Wu, Karolina Kurkova in Michael Kors and a trio of super-stying from designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs and model (and hipster baker) Karlie Kloss.

An Olsen sister mash-up took place as Mary Kate ditched Ashley for little (but much, much taller) sister Elizabeth, with both wearing super-coordinated minimalist black. And Elizabeth opted for a trend we saw on this red carpet quite a bit; she ditched the dress and went for tailored trousers. Shorts and trousers were worn well on this red carpet, with Karolina Kurkova making metallic Michael Kors micro shorts look better than previously thought humanly possible.

Speaking of things that don't seem humanly possible, let's all take a minute to take in Sofia Vergara in that emerald green gown from Herve L. Leroux. How does she do it? How does that dress do that? We must know!

Who was your best dressed at the CFDA Awards 2013?