Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Haute Hippie Maxi Dresses

January 20th, 2017
Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Haute Hippie Maxi Dresses

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Haute Hippie Maxi Dresses

Our romantic affair with the 1980’s is given a new leaf of life for spring/summer 2017 in the shape of delicate embroideries, impressive brocade and lady-like patterns.

 

These ultra-feminine Haute Hippie maxi dresses seen at Valentino’s SS17 RTW fashion show pay homage to an era lost in style misperception and mishmash decadence where we witnessed a move from the romantic, to punk to power dressing.

 

With all the political upheaval going around the world, maybe this romantic trend will gather a following as most of us seem to be daydreaming and yearning for beautiful times.

 

So ditch your power suits and embrace this new feminine trend; invest in a beautiful practical daytime wardrobe consisting of few gorgeous maxi dresses which you can incorporate in your day to day life.

 

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Townie Tweed

January 17th, 2017
Spring 2017 Trend Watch - Townie Tweed

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Townie Tweed

2017 might well be remembered for its fashion faux pas where everything and anything is possible. This year we are simply in for a ‘personal statement style revolution’ thanks to many designers experimenting with different s fashion genres and fabrics.

 

This Chanel SS17 RTW catwalk with its flashy urban attitude is a taste of things to come. Tweed is given a new lease of life with an array of vibrant colours and improvised embellishments and accompaniments.

 

So get a head start by investing in bold tweed fabrics – We recommend you team tweeds with glitter, gold, velvet and Perspex for an overall top-notch spring 2017 look!

 

Gucci’s padlock signature shoulder bag is the perfect accessory to show off a sleeker new spring wardrobe.

 

Nicholas Kirkwood’s statement shoes are always punctuated with unexpected details, and these black suede ‘Zaha’ pumps are no exception thanks to the dégradé perspex heel, which fades from neon pink to blue and is wrapped in a geometric metal overlay. We like them styled with shiny colourful tweed two piece suit, or with a cute tweed dress.

 

Andrea Fohrman’s eponymous jewellery collection features brilliant stones that are hand-selected from all over the world. Made from 18-karat rose gold, these exquisite earrings are set with faceted lapis, colourful opals and glistening diamonds. We like them best against a black evening dress.

 

Stockists:

Padlock Gucci Signature shoulder bag £ 1260 from GUCCI

Nicholas Kirkwood Zaha Suede Pumps £575 – Andrea Fohrman 18-karat rose gold multi stone earrings £9210 from NET-A-PORTER

Just landed Gucci’s Queercore brogue pumps

January 14th, 2017
Just landed Gucci’s Queercore brogue pump

Just landed Gucci’s Queercore brogue pump

Transition your wardrobe from day to night with Gucci’s Queercore brogue shoes; this gorgeous three straps pair sports a textured tiger head front buckle-a unique detail referencing the Greek god Dionysus, and heels composed of embedded tonal crystals and a snake symbol.

 

Made from red leather and encrusted with red crystals and with gold embroidered bees on the back heels, these stunning brogues are the ultimate status quo in shoe fetish.

 

These beauties were made for trotting thanks to their super comfortable thick heels; show them off with everything in your wardrobe.

 

Stockists:

Gucci Queercore Brogue Pumps £ 1210 from GUCCI

 

Beat the Cold Winter Snap with Panache

January 11th, 2017
Beat the Cold Winter Snap with Panache

Beat the Cold Winter Snap with Panache

With temperatures dipping to below zero this week, most of us are dreading what to wear to the workplace.  So how do fashionistas keep warm in freezing weather conditions without jeopardising on style?

 

The trick is simple; keep warm and layer up under a stylish jumper; ditch your high heels and don’t forget to wear a hat, gloves and a snuggly woolly scarf.

 

Here are our editor’s top winter essentials’ picks available to buy from our Luxury Fashion Marketplace:

 

Marni’s navy cotton-blend crew-neck sweater with frilly accents and playful colour, has a slender silhouette that’s heightened by crocheted panels of navy, yellow, red and green, and is further enhanced by a voluminous tonal blue, white, and brown ruffled trim. Style yours with a high-waisted midi skirt for a playful take on sophisticated dressing, or with a pair of fitted trousers for comfort and practicality.

 

Balenciaga elevates classic chelsea boots with gleaming gold-tone studs this season. This sleek black leather pair is made in Italy with traditional oxford-brogue perforations and elasticated side panels for comfort, and set on a small stacked wooden heel for a durable wear. Wear them to the workplace instead of the usual heels and keep your feet warm and safe in the snow.

 

Cheer yourself up with these charming Bruno Carlo smiley black gloves.  These cuties will help yo survive the winter blues and keep your fingers tucked away from the wet and cold weather.

 

Finally, finish off the look with this elegant hat by Parisian milliner Maison Michel. This classic ‘Virginie’ fedora is made from rich dark-emerald rabbit-felt finished with a tonal grosgrain ribbon. It’s detailed with an enamelled double ‘M’ plaque and an internal band for a snug fit.

 

Stockists:

Marni Striped crochet ruffle-trimmed sweater £600 –Balenciaga Studded Brogue Chelsea Boots £625 from MATCHESFASHION

Bruno Carlo Women’s black leather smiley gloves €87 from BRUNO CARLO

Maison Michel Virginie Grosgrain-trimmed fedora £450 from NET-A-PORTER

 

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Feathers & Checks

January 8th, 2017
Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Feathers & Checks

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Feathers & Checks

Modern daytime extravagance is revived for spring/summer 2017 with a multitude of fabrics and fancy trimmings.

 

These gorgeous catwalk looks from Prada’s SS17 RTW show are some of our favourites this season, we love the clashing fabrics’ theme coupled with super feminine touches.

 

Copying this trend is super simple; mix colourful checks with delicate pastel feathers and team them with shiny patent shoes and bags.

 

Spring 2017 Jewellery Trend Watch – Bohemian Sprees

January 5th, 2017
Spring 2017 Jewellery Trend Watch – Bohemian Sprees

Spring 2017 Jewellery Trend Watch – Bohemian Sprees

Escape the winter blues with this season’s must-have bohemian style jewellery inspired by Etro’s carefree SS17 RTW Catwalk look.

 

Here are Stilorama’s top Boho jewellery picks available to buy from our Luxury Fashion Marketplace:

 

Jade Jagger’s green chrysoprase necklace is a striking way to enrich the new season’s bohemian silhouettes. A bead-embellished strand holds a rhodium-plated sterling-silver pendant studded in diamond pavé, totalling 13.12ct. A pearl-accented tassel drop falls elegantly from the décolletage.

 

Opuline’s gold-plated silver cocktail earrings with pink and white Zircons and green jade are the perfect jewellery choice to complement all your wardrobe choices.

 

GFG Jewellery’s lovely Dafna Coin bracelet is one of the dual colour bracelets is part of the designer’s Dafna Collection. This gorgeous bracelet is set in sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold plated vermeil on sterling silver. The coins have a hammered finish and the bracelet is ideal to wear with the Dafna coin ring and stack with any other bracelet from our collection.

 

Tzafrir Weinberg’ s handmade 18k Gold emerald ring with beautifully inlaid Central and Ruby Gems is elegant and chic, team it with a gold bracelet and with a pair of chunky earrings.

 

Roberto Cavalli’s yellow gold-tone necklace is the perfect introduction to bohemian aesthetic for Resort 2017. It’s expertly crafted in Italy with crystal-embellished moon and star charms, and finished with a long cable chain that’s perfect for decorating simple necklines.

 

Stockists:

Jade Jagger diamond, Chrysoprase & silver necklace £750 from NET-A-PORTER

Opuline Rio earrings £120 from OPULINE

GFG Jewellery Dafna Coin Bracelet £165 from GFG JEWELLERY

Tzafrir Weinberg 18 carat gold emerald ring $3135 from TZAFRIR WEINBERG

Roberto Cavalli Moon and star embellished necklace £500 from MATCHESFASHION

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Athletic Glam

January 2nd, 2017
Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Athletic Glam

Spring 2017 Trend Watch – Athletic Glam

Activewear is taking the fashion world by storm with many luxury brands cashing in on trendier sportswear with very impressive price tags.

 

With 2017 well underway, a healthier lifestyle choice is the obvious New Year resolution most of us sign up for.

 

These SS17 Versace RTW looks demonstrate a glammed up athletic trend which is already attracting a list of dedicated fashionistas who just love to go from the gym to a drink with their chums without much hassle.

 

So start January on a positive note, and take cue from the world of fashion elites by showing off your toned figure in stylish activewear, a pair of killer heels and some funky jewellery.

 

 

JANUARY 2017 HOROSCOPES BY STILORAMA’S ASTROLOGER KENNY CORRIS

December 30th, 2016
JANUARY 2017 HOROSCOPES

JANUARY 2017 HOROSCOPES

Aries:    Venus transits Ceres and time is of the essence as you begin to re write the essentials that will bring on the changes you currently face. All this is happening for very good reason, and you must accept responsibility for your actions and work tirelessly for what you believe in; putting love right up there on the menu too!

 

Taurus:   Nothing is tenderer than a Taurean in love; as they are able to pass this love onwards in each and every aspect of their lives. Doubts have now been swept away, and the focus can be now on a future that is based on fulfilment and happiness, both well deserved. When things were at a low you never gave up, now accept full reward.

 

Gemini:  The Sun enters with a flourish that stimulates your innermost energies and inspires you to commit to further discovery of yourself, and just what makes you tick. This focus is not selfish since many, besides yourself, will benefit from the decisions you will make. Power is a wonderful tool when used wisely for the common good.

 

Cancer:   Gemini brings you to make hay while the sun shines as this is a highly productive and busy month. There comes a reveal on a personal level as Venus and Neptune rub cheeks and dance side by side. A clear way ahead will see you through, but do not underestimate something which could prove to be a fly in the ointment!

 

Leo:   Mysteriously the current phase of the Moon sees a strong influence on you right now. You have a feeling that things are not right, but it is very hard to put your finger on what it is and what can be done. Midmonth both Jupiter and Pluto serve to make things easier, and when you relax then you will see the whole picture and where you stand.

 

Virgo:   The absence of Mercury brings you a silence that you wisely keep within, all to yourself. It is important to be sure and it is not the time to be too hasty and make any waves in the process. If this means biting your tongue then know that it won’t be for very long, and that someone close is working at making things happen in inspiring ways.

 

Libra:   The scales are resonating as anger has made you defensive, and though this is for good reason it destroys your delicate and finely tuned balance. With Venus tuned into Ceres at the start of the New Year, the influence of Neptune throws caution to the wind, and begs for conciliation so that peace can be better established for all.

 

Scorpio:   Look to your opposing sign of Taurus and you will find that Venus trines Neptune whilst negative actions are brought about by Saturn’s influence on Jupiter. Something or rather someone is taking the mickey, and this needs to be sorted once and for all. A time for silence has long gone and so have your say, it will make your day!

 

Sagittarius:    As Jupiter dallies with Pluto there comes a time to review contracts and written documents and to check your bank statements. Look at policies and renew with caution after doing some research. You need to feel protected and yet something is wrong, even though very small it can grow and bring vulnerabilities, to say the least.

 

Capricorn:   Remove pressure and take a breather since you are putting a lot of time and effort into something that currently isn’t rewarding you the way that it should. It is a curious Ceres that interacts with the Passion of feisty Venus this January, so remember to tread carefully but hold back on those things that now don’t seem that right!

 

Aquarius:    You are in a difficult position, made more complex because effectually you are being asked to take sides in a dissolving relationship, and it is very hard to see where your loyalties really do lie. In hindsight you would never have wanted to be involved but the result now is the finality of a separation is imminent and you can walk away

 

Pisces:    Neptune entertains Venus in style, since all that you do is fuelled by your love and respect for others. Loving yourself is sometimes hard for you to do, but you are making the right decisions based on getting on with what’s relevant right now, and balancing this with what needs to happen to make it all fit together as it should do!

 

Kenny is a working Medium, Clairvoyant, Psychic, Astrologer, Healer and a Life Coach with over forty years’ experience.  He studied Astrology with the late and great Carole Golder, and he has been casting horoscopes for some thirty years.

 

Trend Watch Elizabethan Splendour

December 27th, 2016
Trend Watch Elizabethan Splendour

Trend Watch Elizabethan Splendour

Lend your evening wardrobe sophisticated vibes this New Year’s Eve.  Take cue from Valentino’s AW16 Couture collection, inspired by romantic Elizabethan grandeur.

 

Ditch your stretchy glittery number and replace it with fitting regal taffeta and velvet.  These magnificent Valentino catwalk looks are easily achievable without the need to splash your cash; what is needed is plenty of panache and a little bit of planning.

 

Beautiful embroidered necklines, structured silhouettes and an eye for detail is all what it takes to make this trend work in your favour.

 

So whether you like in party in a maxi dress, in pair of tux trousers, or in a little black dress, romantic Elizabethan inspired attire will no doubt get you noticed on the biggest party of the year.

 

 

Just Landed – Miu Miu Feather Trimmed Mary Jane Pumps

December 22nd, 2016
Just Landed – Miu Miu’s Feather Trimmed Mary Jane Pumps

Just Landed – Miu Miu’s Feather Trimmed Mary Jane Pumps

Miu Miu’s suede pumps are a playful take on classic Mary Jane styles. Trimmed with a flourish of wispy black feathers, this feminine pair is set on a comfortable block heel and is embellished with faux pearls and crystals.

 

Show them off with jeans and a crisp white blouse, or with a little black dress and a matching feather trimmed clutch.

 

Stockist:

Miu Miu’s Feather Trimmed embellished Suede Mary Jane Pumps £580 from NET-A-PORTER