Tag Archives: Spring 2012

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Grand Place

This long weekend turned into a four-day trip to the capital of Europe. Brussels, Belgium is a gorgeous city full of beautiful monumental buildings, galleries and amazing little bars. The scenery is so elegant and the lack of crazy tourists made for a pleasant trip.

The Grand Place is a beautiful square in the heart of the old city centre.

I’m wearing a cobalt blue lace dress from H&M and a Versace for H&M belt.

The lilac leather belt is from Versace’s Cruise collection for the fast fashion chain. It’s made in Italy and is of such amazing quality! Donatella certainly disappoint this time either. I popped in to the Brussels Versace boutique and showed off the belt and the sales lady was impressed with it. She then showed me this bag “to match”.

The bag was a stunning little studded number that will be on the back of my mind for a while. It incorporates summer’s hottest trend; pastels, while injecting a signature Versace attitude with the studs and hardware.

Until I see a massive increase in my little Dutch bank account, I had to pass, but I definitely enjoyed seeing the beautiful buildings through out the capital city.

 

 

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Jason Wu for Target

I love a good cheap and chic collaboration. Jason Wu for Target is no disappointment with its preppy East coast ensembles and darling accessories. The best part? Nothing is over $59.99! The collection comes out in Target stores on February 5 (also my dog, Rosie’s birthday). Here are some of my favourites.

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The dresses are elegant and very demure, I love this white frock. It would look amazing at a garden party come summertime!

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I’m a sucker for sheer panels, and this dress amps up a reserved cut with sexy black sheer on the collarbone.  Those little sheer socks are sweet too!

Look15zzaThis black and white ensemble is so simple and elegant. It reminds me of the uniforms they used to wear on Gossip Girl. That blouse with the dainty bow tie belongs in my closet. I’d love to modernise it (a la Janelle Monae) with a tuxedo pant and neon coloured shoes.

Look10zzaJason Wu brought a little Americana into this look! I like the red and navy contrast.

Look6zzaI could definitely see Michelle Obama in that pastel blue cardigan!  Michelle Obama is a big fan of Wu, and wore one of his gowns on the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration as President.

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I’m obsessed with anything in blush, and this blouse is no exception! I love the ruffle detail on the front, as well as the print of that pencil skirt.

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This ensemble is very fashion-forward for Spring.

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Wu added a darker element to the collection with this trench. Trenchcoats are big for Spring, especially ones with contrasting details. I can’t tell much from this photo, but the light piping is a subtle touch.  Here’s to hoping the trench comes in more colours!

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The collection has some gorgeous accessories, including lady like structured bags. I don’t know what they’re made of, but at the price point, the designs and hardware are nice enough to spruce up your Spring-centered bag repertoire.

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And my absolute favourite is this cat print silk scarf and tote!

I won’t be in North America for the launch, but hopefully my mom can snag a couple of goodies… she’s a great shopper, considering she nabbed a pair of gloves and shoes from the highly coveted Missoni for Target line this past Fall.

Let’s see if this collection can live up to the hype of its Italian predecessor - I really hope so, especially since the designs are just as cute.

Images via Fashionista.com & Target.

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Marni for H&M

The dust has barely settled on Versace’s collection for H&M and already, another italian fashion brand, Marni, has been officially announced as the next designer collaboration.

 

The spring collection is due in stores March 8.  I like Marni’s evocative prints and knitwear, but the teaser above doesn’t give much away.  I really hope a printed sleeveless shift dress will be designed, though I’m liking that floral white necklace.  Marni is known for its colourblocking and print clash, so we can all expect that come springtime.

“I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints,” explains the designer, Consuelo Castiglioni.

Here’s to hoping this collection is better quality and more appropriate for the season than Versace’s South Beach inspired winter 2011 line.