Collette Dinnigan's beautiful ready-to-wear AW'13 show at Paris Fashion Week yesterday was an outstanding success. The sensational collection of sophisticated and figure hugging black leather mixed with antique look lace gave us ladylike glamour with a seriously sexy edge. Christian Louboutin stilettos were the finishing touch adding a provocative edge to even the most delicate dresses. Shop new season Christian Louboutin below along with their classic red sole black stiletto.
An amazing drawer of lingerie should be for life, not just for Valentine's. So, we wanted to quickly update you with a few naughty but nice brands we are loving right now. Firstly, Mimi Holiday. Available at both Net a Porter and ASOS, the colourful and sheer designs are playful, super cute but ultimately oh-so sexy. Elle Macpherson Intimates never fail to impress, always beautiful and comfortable with plenty of sex appeal. Agent Provocateur have ramped up the ooh-la-la factor by following the 'cut out' trend (we don't need to go into detail where) while their collection of 'stripper's knickers' with ribbon bow detail at the sides are totally adorable and not to be missed. Finally don't forget Topshop for affordable and grown-up flirty designs. Happy Valentine's!
Source: CanceSwanepoel Twitter
We love wearing red right now here at ShopStyle HQ. We've been buying burgundy, red wine but our absolute favourite shade of the season has to be lipstick bright, guaranteed-to-turn-heads red. And it seems celebrities are going wild for this trend too. We gasped with excitement when we saw model Karolina Kurkova at the New York City Ballet Gala wearing an incredible red gown and matching cape for maximum dramatic effect. Cat Deeley and Taylor Swift have also been seen working the trend, in gorgeously girly lace dresses with ribbon detail. For daytime power dressing, choose a simple yet striking red peplum silhouette. Whatever you prefer, it's time to get noticed! Shop the look below.
Lana Del Rey performed at another festival this weekend as she took to the stage at Latitude Festival. It's been a busy month for Lana in Blighty as she also performed at the House Festival earlier in the month. For both occasions, she opted to wear a high street bargain from Topshop! On the first occasion she wore this tulle dress-up dress (£70) and then at Latitude she opted for a blue lace dress with a collar (£48). You can shop more lace dresses below!
This season the classic biker jacket is getting a feminine edge as it is being reinvented in lace. This style of jacket is available in several different colours and even in a cropped fit. We love the detail on Sacai's blue broderie anglaise version (£543). The back is delicately pleated which only adds to the feminine look. It is also available in a floral print (£621). You can shop more lace biker jackets below.
Lace. As lovely it as it is, has always had a slightly old-fashioned reputation. A delicate fabric destined to be 'vintage' looking. Until now. Because this season's designers have brought it bang up-to-date by adding an impressive colour palette. At Dior, models sashayed down the catwalks wearing long lace dresses in mouth-watering spearmint, while at Valentino, unashamedly girly pink was the only way to wear it. Essential summer dressing for the day or night, however you choose to wear your lace, wear it now! Shop our favourite colourful lace looks below.
Sometimes it’s just too easy to get in from work and throw on your oldest PJ’s. Why not add some glamour to your cosy bedtime wear with Brora’s gorgeous selection of camisoles, knickers and socks currently available in their fantastic Winter Sale?
We love the Brora Velvet and Lace Trim Camisole (was £35.00, now £25.00) and the matching Velvet and Lace Trim Knickers (was £22.00 now £16.00), available in Indigo, Old Rose or Pigeon.