Friday Fierceness!

The Jewellery Editor jewellery exclusive- Fabergé: a Secret Garden of coloured gemstones

“Spring has arrived early in London in the form of Fabergé’s stunning new Secret Garden high jewellery collection. Inspired by Peter Carl Fabergé’s love of flowers and the work of the French artist Chigall, we preview this fresh new Fabergé jewellery collection that brings together a myriad of coloured gemstones, carefully crafted into beautiful blossoms and bouquets. Here we join Maria Doulton as she escapes into this secret world, led by Fabergé design director Natalia Shugaeva.”

A close- up of an exquisite bracelet from the Fabergé Secret Garden Collection featuring an array of emeralds, padparadscha sapphires, raspberry rubies, pink spinels, mint tourmalines, tanzanites, moonstones and opals. Image THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

For more on the new Fabergé jewelery collection please view the full article on The Jewellery Editor website.

Two statement pieces from the Fabergé Secret Garden Collection, both featuring articulated flowers of varicoloured sapphires, berry-hued spinels, tsavorites, tanzanites, Colombian emeralds, white diamonds, entwined with leaves of carved Siberian jade and opal. Image THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

Fresh from Baselworld 2015, the new Fabergé Secret Garden Collection provides lovers of opulent jewels a fresh take on gorgeous floral jewelry!

Friday Fierceness!

Oriental Songstress*- Harper’s Bazaar China April 2015

Jumpsuit, jacket: Elie Saab Haute Couture, Earrings: Dior, Nail Accessories: H+H (Holly Hannah Body Adornment). Image HARPER’S BAZAAR CHINA/CHEN MAN

Model: Rihanna
Photographer: Chen Man
Stylist: Xiao Mu Fan
Hair: Yusef Williams
Makeup: Mylah Morales

*This isn’t the official name of the article, Harper’s Bazaar China has yet to release this information. Since I customarily include this information in these posts I’m using this temporary title which will be changed once the official one is released.

Happy Anniversary Dolls!

Hailey Clauson by Katja Rahlwes for Vogue Japan March 2012. Image VOGUE JAPAN/KATIA RAHLWES

I don’t know if any of you know this, but “Screw It. I’m Fierce” is celebrating it’s first anniversary! We’re so happy to have reached this milestone with all you fabulous readers, thank you all for your continued support! We hope that all of you have enjoyed this past year of fierce fashion and that we’ll see many more years together!

-Xoxo Ana and Estevan!

Friday Fierceness!

Close Up- Vogue Italia March 2015

Clockwise, from bottom left: Striped Bodysuit and Cardigan: Chanel; Bag: Fontana Milano 1915; Sunglasses: Dior. Top left: Blouse: Chanel; Shorts: Sonia Rykiel; Shoes and Envelope Clutch: Bottega Veneta; Bag: Fontana Milano 1915; Glasses: Dior. Right: Fringed dress: Céline; Drawstring bag, sandels: Santomi; Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana. Image VOGUE ITALIA/LUCINA VAL/FRANCO MUSSO

Models: Ester Heesh, Charlene Hogger and Frances Coombe
Photographer: Luciana Val and Franco Musso
Stylist: Enrica Ponzellini
Hair: Cyril Laloue
Makeup: Cathyanne Macalister

Ana’s Picks: Best Looks of Paris FW Day 9

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Louis Vuitton F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Louis Vuitton F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Louis Vuitton F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

A.P.C.

A.P.C. F/w 2015. Image WWD

A.P.C. F/w 2015. Image WWD

Miu Miu

Miu Miu F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Miu Miu F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Miu Miu F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad F/w 2015. Image ZUHAIR MURAD

Zuhair Murad F/w 2015. Image ZUHAIR MURAD

Zuhair Murad F/w 2015. Image ZUHAIR MURAD

Zuhair Murad F/w 2015. Image ZUHAIR MURAD

Zuhair Murad F/w 2015. Image ZUHAIR MURAD

Moon Young He

Moon Young He F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Moncler Gamme Rouge F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Moncler Gamme Rouge F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Moncler Gamme Rouge F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Masha Ma

Masha Ma F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Masha Ma F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Allude

Allude F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

Ana’s Picks: Best Looks of Paris FW Day 8

Iris van Herpen

Iris van Herpen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Iris van Herpen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Iris van Herpen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Valentino

Valentino F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Valentino F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Valentino F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Valentino F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Valentino F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Alexander McQueen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Alexander McQueen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Alexander McQueen F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Shiatzy Chen

Shiatzy Chen F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Shiatzy Chen F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Shiatzy Chen F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Shiatzy Chen F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Shiatzy Chen F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Wunderkind

Wunderkind F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Wunderkind F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Wunderkind F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Valentin Yudashkin

Valentin Yudashkin F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Valentin Yudashkin F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Valentin Yudashkin F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Valentin Yudashkin F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Paul & Joe

Paul & Joe F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Paul & Joe F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

agnès b.

agnès b. F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

agnès b. F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

agnès b. F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

agnès b. F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

Vanessa Seward

Vanessa Seward F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Vanessa Seward F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Vanessa Seward F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Paule Ka

Paule Ka F/w 2015. Image WWD

Paule Ka F/w 2015. Image WWD

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Carolina Herrera has long been one of my favourite designers and following her work for the last few seasons, I’m basically besotted with everything CH. For Spring 2015 she played with flowers- digitizing and pixilating blooms in artful and unexpected ways, so it’s only to be expected that she would approach Fall 2015 with the same imaginative verve. She didn’t disappoint as Fall brought a serene water theme. With a subject as broad and rich in inspiration as this, Ms. Herrera dove into fall with a collection full of allusions to the deep blue sea!

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Ms. Herrera is a master of prints, and showed her expertise by combining patterns and seam lines to mesmerizing effect: dewdrops dotted skirts and gowns, graphic waves undulated across daywear and outerwear, evening gowns were splattered with metallic drops and monochromatic splatters. More subtly, she spliced dresses and suits with curving alligator wave details, allowing the graphic lines to sweep across pale expanses of wool, lamb and fox. FABBBB!

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Prints aside, she further pushed her theme with textured fabrics, rippled jacquards, 3-D appliqués and trims, fur adornments and hand-painted effects. Her colour palette was beautiful- a lot of blue of course, but it swept through the spectrum from palest blue to true deep ocean hues. Variety was added with solid shades of pale grey, black and white, while glimmering metallics and vivid fire-engine red added a touch of heat.

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Shapes keyed in perfectly to the oceanic theme with curvy but minimalist silhouettes, clean lines and an absence of fuss in the figure- skimming garments. Where there was volume, it was in lightly flared minis and fluted evening looks.

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

As a rule, prêt-à-porter collections focus mainly on daywear and this show supplied a variety of sleek options- with some fabulous outerwear and accessories thrown into the mix. Ms. Herrera always provides her clients with a surprising range of options for cocktail and evening, and this Fall 2015 show delivers a fabulous array of choice. Particular highlights were a flounced gown of ice blue silk, a sleek white cap-sleeved column dress and a patterned gown with a metallic printed overlay.

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

I hate myself for typing this, but there were one or two semi-hiccups. To me, the looser that Ms. Herrera interpreted the theme, the fiercer the design. I’m talking about some evening looks with prickly embroidery trims. Had this ornamentation been used with more restraint, it would have been stunning… but it was just too distracting and made otherwise beautiful garments look kitschy.

Carolina Herrera F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

The Carolina Herrera F/w 2015 collection is undeniably beautiful. I can see it being a big hit with both long-standing brand followers and new consumers. There were a few rough spots, but overall, what a fine collection! Don’t you think?

xx

-Ana

Les Copains Fall 2015

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

The seventies era is one of the most enduring inspirations in fashion with its groundbreaking visual and cultural appeal. Fall 2015 has marked a bit of a comeback season for the seventies, with iconic looks being adapted and reinterpreted in a number of different directions. Yet, even with such a rich inspiration source, many of the offerings shown have been pretty uninspired re-workings of now decades old work. Its sad, but true.

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

One House that got it right though, was Les Copains. For Fall 2015, Le Copains’ new creative director Stefania Bandiera joined the seventies bandwagon and it was fabulous- in an Italian signora sort of way. With her first show, Ms. Bandiera gave a lesson on the way the right accessories can upgrade any outfit, by piling elaborately feminine trapeze shapes with layers of opulent jewels. Fabulous rhinestone earrings, blinding necklaces and Art Deco-inspired dragonfly brooches were heaped upon models with such excess that even the simplest looks were elevated to gala level evening wear.

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Pinned on lapels or scattered around necklines, these jewels added a surreal, extravagant twist to a collection that was an eclectic mix of traditional vintage staples and streamlined minimalist looks. Tunic dresses, billowing trapeze blouses, high-waisted flared trousers, elongated skirts and long cardigans were paired with easy-to-wear mini-sweaters, cardigans and short trench-coats to wonderful effect. Cozy knitwear, cashmere and alpaca yarns in a variety of forms infused the collection with some much-needed warmth, while gorgeous satin argyle gowns and slouchy sequined looks added a pinch of modern luxe to the mix.

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Overall it was a fabulous show, with ladylike looks that would appeal to women of any age. There are some fully styled looks that would last effortlessly from day to night and a world of breezy separates that would jazz up even the most mundane outfits. Glamourous argyle printed silk and those glitzy sequined looks would be showstoppers at any event- these are pieces with serious staying power.

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

However, I really didn’t like a series of head-to-toe floral looks. The psychedelic prints are a lot to handle- maybe if they had been applied with a lighter hand, these floral looks would have been a lot more dazzling. But, they really are the only hiccup in an otherwise impeccable show.

Les Copains F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Les Copains Fall 2015 showing is one of the house’s most aesthetically pleasing collections to date… and certainly strikes a note with all lovers of refined vintage, ultra- feminine looks. As Mrs. Bandiera’s début collection it’s a solid offering and I think that we’ll be seeing a lot more of her. With its hint of glossy seventies chic, this was definitely a show with lots of commercial potential and one that I think will increase the House’s exposure to a wider worldwide audience.

Fendi Fall 2015

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

The House of Fendi has yet again released a collection that veers away from current fashion trends. Granted, this is the House norm for both Fendi and head designer, Karl Lagerfeld, but this offering is downright fantastic. Though (the overworked) Mr. Lagerfeld is notoriously anti retro- and in a season that’s seen an unrelenting release of seventies- inspired collections, he and Sylvia Venturini Fendi have released an offering that’s geared towards the future. And what a fab future it is!

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

The architecture of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana once again served as inspiration for the duo and their Fall 2015 pieces are an abstract mix of geometry, experimental volumes and a little fun. It was a delightful fusion of faux-utilitarian pragmatism and flamboyance that resulted in progressive twists on traditional shapes, textures and construction.

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

There was a hint of Alpine worker to the pinafores and chaps-like leather panels attached to the ends of skirts, the boxy tabard tops, the angular bibs and aprons with giant button fastenings and the outsized leather gardening gloves. The much used panelling technique was seen throughout the collection, with blouses, coats, dresses, skirts- even pants being made from pieced-together sections of material. Mr. Lagerfeld has said that this collection was meant to convey a sense of protection and gritty sturdiness, but these offerings are fit for a fashionable lady when constructed in suede and trimmed in sumptuous furs.

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

There was a lot of contrast to be seen in terms of textures and colours- wool met with heavy silk, corduroy was paired with shirling, and colour blocked furs were spliced with leather and suede. Colour blocked panels made graphic impact in dramatic shades of burnt orange, chocolate brown, blush, taupe and monochromatic black and white- especially when paired with the abstract prints inspired by artists Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Giorgio de Chirico.

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

While Mr. Lagerfeld aimed to convey a linear design scheme with his shapes, the diversity was seen with silhouettes in crisp, lean looks in a variety of lengths appearing alongside girly, swingy options and mega-volume coats. Fendi’s focus has long been on fab outerwear and for 2015, they combined modern tech silhouettes and puffy Alpine ski attire with fur looks typical of their ’70s heyday. Ski bunny puffer jackets were trimmed with gigantic fur collars, while everything from ladylike coats, anoraks, massive gilets and vests and amply padded mini-jackets to big-as-a-bear overcoats also trotted down the catwalk. To me though, the crowning pieces of this collection are a pair of adorable shearling mimidresses and a snuggly mini coat, both of which are just gorgeous!

Fendi F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

There’s a lot to love with the Fendi Fall 2015 collection, and there’s something for everyone to be found amongst this season’s looks. I love the youthful vibe of this season’s show, the playfulness that was be seen throughout it all- and that was even before I spotted a minidress! Fendi fall 2015 was fabulously done.

Ana’s Picks: Best Looks of Paris FW Day 7

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Stella McCartney F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Stella McCartney F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Stella McCartney F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Giambattista Valli F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Giambattista Valli F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Giambattista Valli F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Lutz Huelle

Lutz Huelle F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Lutz Huelle F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Lutz Huelle F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Lutz Huelle F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Esteban Cortázar

Esteban Cortázar F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Yves Saint Laurent F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Yves Saint Laurent F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Yves Saint Laurent F/w 2015. Image PHOTO

Sacai

Sacai F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Sacai F/w 2015. Image CAPTION

Hermès

Hermès F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Hermès F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Hermès F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Longchamps

Longchamps F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Longchamps F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Sonia Rykiel F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Sonia Rykiel F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Sonia Rykiel F/w 2015. Image INDIGITALIMAGES

Véronique Branquinho

Véronique Branquinho F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Véronique Branquinho F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Véronique Branquinho F/w 2015. Image NOWFASHION

Aalto

Aalto F/w 2015. Image FASHIONISING

Leonard

Leonard F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Leonard F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Leonard F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Leonard F/w 2015. Image IMAGETREE

Juan Carlos Obando

Juan Carlos Obando F/w 2015. Image WWD

Juan Carlos Obando F/w 2015. Image WWD