We Love: Sally LaPointe Pre- Fall 2017

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

For Pre- Fall 2017 Sally LaPointe continued her tradition of creating smart, polished garments with an easygoing New York attitude, releasing a collection that was full of sleek tailoring, luxurious materials and chic activewear. The lineup was full of cozy knits, softly- tailored trousers and skirts, bold outerwear and a plethora of gorgeous evening wear.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Basing her looks in her signature outsized silhouette and sumptuous fabrics, the designer’s take on sportswear proved to be more leisurely than athletic, with subtle sporty references turning up throughout the collection through prints, colours and decorative details.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sporty staples like hoodies, loungepants, tee-shirts and pullover sweaters were cut from luxurious cashmere, fur, and silk, and covered in intricate beaded adornments and sequinned embroidery. Worn with elegant pencil skirts, relaxed trousers, knitted slipdresses, fur shrugs, patterned coats and capes, she created a look that truly reflected a modern take on elegant chic.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

As is usually the case, Ms. LaPointe’s most impressive work was seen towards the end with a captivating array of exquisitely- detailed evening wear that offered options for every kind of event. While her slinky gowns with low necklines and high slits were absolutely showstopping, some of her most intriguing work was seen in her exploration of evening separates: embellished trousers, sheer blouses, sparkling jackets and beaded sweaters that can last from cocktail hour into the night. An updated version of the evening pantsuit- a sheer black duster, silky blouse and a pair of sequinned trousers- were also ravishing.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Simply put, Sally LaPointe’s Pre- Fall 2017 collection was a lesson in how to create the perfect wardrobe for today’s woman. It’s the select mix of elegance and urban chic, with just enough punch to keep fashion lovers satisfied until Fall.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Our favourites: a grey bustier with front lacing, a patterned knitted bustier with a black turtleneck yoke and sleeves, a simple black cape with wide grey stripes, a black sequinned cocktail dress with a knitted turtleneck yoke and sleeves, blue and orange shibori patterned rabbit fur coat, a checqued bronze black and white sequinned evening jacket and trousers with matte black panels, a pair of structured grey sweatpants with crystallized ankle cuffs, a silver textured leather jacket with a detachable fur collar, a black sequinned evening jacket and trousers with white leather panels, a pair of pleated royal blue evening pants, a pair of black trousers with a matching chiffon tee-shirt embroidered with peacock feathers, a white outsized cable knit sweater with high slits, a pair of black and white cashmere knit trousers and a evening gown with peacock feather embroidery.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

We Love: Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab isn’t a designer who usually follows trends, but this season he followed suit by channeling inspiration from the past for his new releases. For Pre- Fall 2017, Mr. Saab locked on to re-surging ’80s trends with a collection that captured the era’s irreverence, exuberance, and love for over the top glamour. The 80’s were an age of decadence in fashion, and this Elie Saab brought it all back beautifully!

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

This season marked the label’s continued emphasis on daywear and cocktail looks, with the designer’s ongoing experimentation with prints, pop-art florals, sequinned garden-trellis motif, and plenty of hearts. He cut his vision in luxurious fabrics like velvet, lace, chiffon and fur, sumptuous colours of rich forest green, turquoise blue, and black, and covered them heavily in crystal embellishments, bright embroidery and sequinned appliqué.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

The collection featured everything from daytime dresses and leather jackets to showstopping evening gowns and embellished jackets. Paired with platform heels, velvet pumps and embellished mini bags, it’s clear that this season’s Elie Saab woman is all about glamour all the time.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

The lineup started on a youthful note, with a series of puff- sleeved Madonna- esque swing dresses in printed silk, velvet and lace, dreamy chiffon skirts, ruffled blouses, printed peasant dresses, leather vests and silky catsuits with huge rhinestone embellishments. Gorgeous 70’s-esque bottomed trousers, fur gilets, capes and maxi-length coats, added some extra fabulousness to the lineup, while luxury tracksuits and hoodies in silk velvet, lace and fur added a little modernity.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Mr. Saab’s trademark extravagance came out in full force for the evening, with his showstopping crystallized evening gowns and sumptuous lace bodysuits being updated (or should I say retro-fied) for the new season.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017 was an all-round gorgeous collection, and one that played perfectly into Mr. Saab’s strength at providing gorgeous, luxurious garments. Long- time brand lovers will be thrilled with this season’s array of embellished party dresses and evening gowns, but the plethora of breezy day dresses, outerwear, separates and accessories will appeal to a whole new host of consumers. Younger buyers will love his swingy dresses, full skirts and fluttering chiffon blouses, while the elegant 70’s inspired looks cater directly to those who want pure glamour. There’s really something for everyone to be found.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Our favourites: a crystal- encrusted black velvet hoodie, a beaded turquoise column gown with structured shoulders and a narrow leather belt, a deep green velvet swing dress with black lace inserts, a sheer sequinned floral blouse with a black tie- neck, a black 70’s styled bodysuit with chiffon sleeves, a striped black and turquoise chiffon dress, a black silk maxi- length coat with velvet and lace insets, a black leather and velvet patterned miniskirt, a striped black and white fur mini jacket, a black velvet and lace cutout evening gown, a black fox- lined nylon parka with crystal embellishments, a sheer black evening blouse with crystal appliqués and waterfall sleeves, and a trio of evening dresses covered in multicoloured confetti beads.

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017.  Image ELIESAAB

Elie Saab Pre- Fall 2017. Image ELIESAAB

Friday Fierceness!

“The Collections”- Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2017

Gowns, cape, shoes: Gucci.  Image HARPER'SBAZAARUK/ERIKMADIGANHECK

Gowns, cape, shoes: Gucci. Image HARPER’SBAZAARUK/ERIKMADIGANHECK

Models: Nyasha Matonhodze & Lulu Valentine
Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck
Stylist: Leith Clark
Hair: Seb Bascle
Makeup: Andrew Gallimore

Get Ready for a Green 2017

Greenery- Pantone 15-0343.  Image PANTONE

Greenery- Pantone 15-0343. Image PANTONE

On December 8th 2016, Pantone released its Color of the Year for 2017. it’s a colour that’s meant to influence all facets of design for the following year, including fashion, jewelry, architecture, electronics, interior décor, et cetera.

Greenery- Pantone 15-0343- is the lucky colour slated to be seen everywhere this year, an invigoratingly bright shade of yellow- green that “evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew… Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” It’s the colour of all things springtime, a truly lovely shade.

I’ve no doubts that we’ll be seeing Greenery everywhere in fashion this year, especially given it’s frequent appearance all over the runways for the past few seasons. I’m excited to see how designers incorporate it into their collections.

Greenery- Pantone 15-0343.  Image PANTONE

Greenery- Pantone 15-0343. Image PANTONE

Even if bright green garments don’t fit your style, it’s an easy colour to incorporate into your wardrobe using green hued accessories, jewelry and makeup. Vividly bright and eyecatching, it’s a colour that will add pep to everyday outfits, and because it’s so striking, it takes only the smallest touch of green to create a memorable outfit. For instance I love black and the darker shades of blue, charcoal and grey- often going for days in dark looks. But my favourite accessories to add are either a pair of beautiful emerald and yellow gold solitaire earrings or another of giant peridot and white gold solitaires (that I just realized are very close to the Pantone colour!). Though they’re different shades, the green of the stones seems to glow even in the dimmest light and is the perfect touch of colour.

Here’s some Greenery inspiration to get you in the mood!

Vionnet F/w 2014  Image VOGUE.COM

Vionnet F/w 2014. Image VOGUE.COM

Oscar de la Renta S/s 2015 (both looks on left), Jeremy Scott's S/s 2016 (both looks on right).  Image VOGUE.COM/BUSINESSOFFASHION

Oscar de la Renta S/s 2015 (both looks on left), Jeremy Scott’s S/s 2016 (both looks on left). Image VOGUE.COM/BUSINESSOFFASHION

Jasper Conran S/S 2017 (far left, centre left), Gucci Resort 2016 (centre right), Gucci F/W 2017 (far right). Image VOGUE UK/VOGUE/COM

Jasper Conran S/S 2017 (far left, centre left), Gucci Resort 2016 (centre right), Gucci F/W 2017 (far right). Image VOGUE UK/VOGUE/COM

Emilio Pucci S/s 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Emilio Pucci S/s 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Accessories are the perfect thing to add punch to your outfit, especially if you're not drawn to lime green garments: (clockwise from centre left) Judith Leiber 'Born Whilst Travelling' Camel Crystal Pavé Minaudière, Moschino Fluo Green Logo, Prada Patent Leather Belt, Dior 'Lady Dior' Mini bag, vintage Hermès Birkin bag, Charlotte Olympia Cirtus Clutch, Jimmy Choo Anouk Patent Leather Pointy Toe Pumps, Kat Maconie Abigail Neon Platforms, Charlotte Olympia Neon Edith Sandal, Jimmy Choo Varia Colorblock Patent Slingback Pump. Image BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM/NEIMANMARCUS.COM/LYST.COM/KATMACONIE.COM/ENDOURCE.COM

Accessories are the perfect thing to add punch to your outfit, especially if you’re not drawn to lime green garments: (clockwise from centre left) Judith Leiber ‘Born Whilst Travelling’ Camel Crystal Pavé Minaudière, Moschino Fluo Green Logo, Prada Patent Leather Belt, Dior ‘Lady Dior’ mini bag, vintage Hermes Birkin bag, Charlotte Olympia Cirtus Clutch, Jimmy Choo Anouk Patent Leather Pointy Toe Pumps, Kat Maconie Abigail Neon Platforms, Charlotte Olympia Neon Edith Sandal, Jimmy Choo Varia Colorblock Patent Slingback Pump. Image BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM/NEIMANMARCUS.COM/LYST.COM/KATMACONIE.COM/ENDOURCE.COM

Smaller accessories: (clockwise, from top left) Versace Butterfly Barocco silk scarf, Dolce & Gabbana Lime Aqua Panther Print cotton scarf, Sonia Rykiel pear green fur scarf, Fratelli Orsini fur cuff leather gloves, Fendi Alphabet iPhone 6 case, Dolce & Gabbana Verde Leopard iPhone case, Prada Postcard sunglasses, Gucci Green Mirrored square sunglasses, Fendi Pom Pom and Alphabet fur handbag charm.  Image LYST.COM/FASHIONPILE.COM/PRETAVOIR.CO.UK/PRET-A-BEAUTE.COM/MODAOPERENDI.COM/COMOMILANO.COM/iKRIX.COM

Smaller accessories: (clockwise, from top left) Versace Butterfly Barocco silk scarf, Dolce & Gabbana Lime Aqua Panther Print cotton scarf, Sonia Rykiel pear green fur scarf, Fratelli Orsini fur cuff leather gloves, Fendi Alphabet iPhone 6 case, Dolce & Gabbana Verde Leopard iPhone case, Prada Postcard sunglasses, Gucci Green Mirrored square sunglasses, Fendi Pom Pom and Alphabet fur handbag charm. Image LYST.COM/FASHIONPILE.COM/PRETAVOIR.CO.UK/PRET-A-BEAUTE.COM/MODAOPERENDI.COM/COMOMILANO.COM/iKRIX.COM

Peridot perfectly matches the zesty, bright colour of Greenery, luckily high end jewelers often feature the vivid stone in their designs. Some fabulous sparklers: (clockwise from centre left): Pomellato Nudo rings in rose gold, Ippolita Lollipop earrings and bracelet in rose gold, a vintage peridot and tanzanite Chanel Haute Joaillerie clover ring in yellow gold, a pair of lacy Plima chandelier earrings, an Ippolita Rock Candy tennis bracelet in rose gold, a pair of Madhouse designs diamond, peridot and tsavorites “Melting Ice” earrings in white gold, a Tiffany & Co. Rainbow Drop lariat necklace in white gold, Theo Fennell diamond and peridot Empress Drop earring sin white gold, Theo Fennell peridot and pink coral Parrot cufflinks in yellow gold, vintage Bulgari Chandra ring in peridot, yellow gold and white ceramic, Elsa Perretti for Tiffany & Co. Open Heart peridot pendant in yellow gold. Images THEJEWELLERYEDITOR.COM/THEOFENNELL.COM/1STDIBS.COM/LUXURY5TH.COM/NEIMANMARCUS.COM

There are plenty of bright green options available for those who prefer fashion jewelry as well: (clockwise, from centre left) Oscar de la Renta resin and enamel Lily pad necklace, Atelier Swarovski by Sandy Powell Leaf necklace, earrings and cuff bracelet, Jonette Jewelry “Lime Slice” pendant necklace, Amrapali x Manish Arora Naho necklace, vintage Hermès enamel cuff, Tribe Amrapali x Manish Arora stud earrings, Neolithic Jewelry resin bangle. Image BERGDOFGOODMAN.COM/CRYSTALBLOG.COM/AMAZON.COM/AMRAPALIJEWELS.COM/1STDIBS.COM/NEOLITHICJEWELRY.COM

Fabulous runway makeup- clockwise from top left: Thierry Mugler S/s 2012, Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/s 2012, Dior Haute Couture Spring 2010, Atelier Versace S/s 2013.  Image VOGUE.COM/WWD

Fabulous runway makeup- clockwise from top left: Thierry Mugler S/s 2012, Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/s 2012, Dior Haute Couture Spring 2010, Atelier Versace S/s 2013. Image VOGUE.COM/WWD

So what do you think? Will you be adding some green to your ensembles?

Xx – Ana

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Opening day at Florence's Pitti Uomo was stolen by this dapper gentleman and his Vogue-worthy pose game.  That's the attitude you have to have when you're popping your coat collar! Image - wmagazine.com

Day two at Florence’s Pitti Uomo was stolen by this dapper gentleman and his Vogue-worthy pose game. That’s the attitude you have to have when you’re popping your coat collar!
Image – wmagazine.com

Hi all!

It’s been a while! I hope you all had amazing holiday’s and a stylish New Year. The world at large might be a crazy place right now, but at least the fashion world is steaming ahead ever so stylishly. On that not then, it seems fitting that 2017’s inaugural Sidewalk Saunter is about the stylish peacocks posing their way through the streets of Florence for Pitti Uomo 2017.

Three very good and easily translatable looks any man can try. That middle gent is especially dapper in his camel coat and scarf. Image - wmagazine.com

Three very good and easily translatable looks any man can try. That middle gent is especially dapper in his camel coat and scarf.
Image – wmagazine.com

A great combination of earth tones in these pieces , but I really like that as good as they work together, each can hold it's own individually in other looks. That thick grey coat is really something too! Image - wmagazine.com

A great combination of earth tones in these pieces , but I really like that as good as they work together, each can hold it’s own individually in other looks. That thick grey coat is really something too!
Image – wmagazine.com

Apart from liking this image, everything he has on is really great. Look at that bag, that glove, that coat... Image - wmagazine.com

Apart from liking this image, everything he has on is really great. Look at that bag, that glove, that coat…
Image – wmagazine.com

This year we’re seeing a lot of warm coats and sportier pieces alongside the (this year) somber toned full suits and tweeds that Pitti is known for. Deconstructed and oversized pieces from the more urban label Vetements have been appearing in pretty large numbers, as has a parade of bomber jackets in various materials. With that said, I’ve stuck to examples of more traditional Pitti looks for this post- largely because I really like overall looks worn or the look of the images themselves. Pitti is definitely putting on a good show.

Sir, you look like you're a Prohibition era mafia man and I dig it. Great pinstriped blue suit with a fantastic brown coat, but that handkerchief and random-but-working tie take his look from good to great. Image - wmagazine.com

Sir, you look like you’re a Prohibition era mafia man and I dig it. Great pinstriped blue suit with a fantastic brown coat, but that handkerchief and random-but-working tie take his look from good to great.
Image – wmagazine.com

Now I really like this gentleman's overall blue palette. Everything fits well and looks warm but very stylish... I wouldn't change a thing.  Image - wmagazine.com

Now I really like this gentleman’s overall blue palette. Everything fits well and looks warm but very stylish… I wouldn’t change a thing.
Image – wmagazine.com

Tattoos aside, this man has on a great jewel toned jacket that fits perfectly ( look at the fit on the shoulder). Picture wise, I think it's a great image too . Image - wmagazine.com

Tattoos aside, this man has on a great jewel toned jacket that fits perfectly ( look at the fit on the shoulder). Picture wise, I think it’s a great image too .
Image – wmagazine.com

This is just the start of the four day show, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing some more amazing street style. Check us back for more Sidewalk Saunter coverage!

First of all, I think the gent in the middle looks a lot like a more stylish James Cordon.  Apart from that, everything he's wearing is top quality, beautifully made and styled well. Also, he's sitting next to the red coat man from a few pictures above. That's REALLY a good coat. Image - wmagazine.com

First of all, I think the gent in the middle looks a lot like a more stylish James Cordon.
Apart from that, everything he’s wearing is top quality, beautifully made and styled well. Also, he’s sitting next to the red coat man from the picture above. That’s REALLY a good coat.
Image – wmagazine.com

Nice coat and scarf, but I just like this picture.  Image - wmagazine.com

Nice coat and scarf, but I just like this picture.
Image – wmagazine.com

My best,

Estevan

Friday Fierceness!

“Who Run the World- Girls”- Vogue UK February 2017

Shirt: Vetements & Comme des Garçons, Shorts: Vetemanta & Levi's.  Image VOGUE UK/PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Shirt: Vetements & Comme des Garçons, Shorts: Vetemants & Levi’s. Image VOGUE UK/PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Model: Imaan Hammam
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Kate Phelan
Hair: Duffy
Makeup: Diane Kendal

Friday Fierceness!

“Lara”- The Edit by Net-A-Porter, December 22, 2016

Sweater: A.P.C., Shorts: Hanro, Jewelry: Sarah & Sebastian, Scosha. Image THE EDIT/BOO GEORGE

Sweater: A.P.C., Shorts: Hanro, Jewelry: Sarah & Sebastian, Scosha. Image THE EDIT/BOO GEORGE

Model: Lara Stone
Photographer: Boo George
Stylist: Cathy Kasterine
Hair: Martin Cullen
Makeup: Florrie White

Friday Fierceness!

“Here is Kroes”- Vogue Russia January 2017

Suit: Gucci.  Image VOGUE RUSSIA/PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Suit: Gucci. Image VOGUE RUSSIA/PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Model: Doutzen Kroes
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Olga Dunina
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek
Makeup: Christelle Cocquet

Friday Fierceness!

“Let’s Dance”- Vogue Germany January 2017

On her- Jacket, Shirt, Tie, Skirt: Chanel, Stockings: Fogal, Shoes: Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi, Jewelry: Vintage Love. On him- Jacket, trousers: Chanel, Shirt: Brioni, Tie: Lanvin, Shoes: Givenchy, Jewelry: Vintage Love.  Image VOGUE GERMANY/GIAMPAOLO SGURA

On her- Jacket, Shirt, Tie, Skirt: Chanel, Stockings: Fogal, Shoes: Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi, Jewelry: Vintage Love. On him- Jacket, trousers: Chanel, Shirt: Brioni, Tie: Lanvin, Shoes: Givenchy, Jewelry: Vintage Love. Image VOGUE GERMANY/GIAMPAOLO SGURA

Models: Cameron Russell & Jon Kortajarena
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura
Stylist: Christiane Arp
Makeup: Jessica Nedza
Hair: Franco Gobbi

Friday Fierceness!

“Bold Choices”- The Edit by Net-a-Porter, December 1, 2016

Top, trousers (just seen): Missoni.  Image NET-A-PORTER.COM/CHRIS COLLS

Top, trousers (just seen): Missoni. Image NET-A-PORTER.COM/CHRIS COLLS

Model: Jessica Chastain
Photographer: Chris Colls
Stylist: Tracy Taylor
Hair: Renato Campora
Makeup: Mary Wiles