Last weekend I spoke at Britain's Next Top Model Live. The title of my presentation was 'Wear The Trend Your Way' where I spoke about key trends of the season and how to incorporate them into your own wardrobe so as to stay on trend while adapting the looks to your own personal style.
As promised on 'Style Spotter Fashion Blogger' (where I posted a general overview of BNTM Live) I am updating 'The Way To Wear It' with the looks I discussed.
Phew... anyway, for the first look: 'Ladylike'.
This Autumn/Winter fashion took inspiration from the women of the past and we have begun to want to start to look like women again! We stopped burning our bras a long time ago and have realised that sometimes it feels nice to take our jeans off (even if they are very comfortable) and wear soft fabrics and flattering feminine shapes.
With inspiration from so many eras of women there is a look for everyone; you can be an Audrey, a Dita, a Marilyn or a Victoria Beckham; each one of their looks embraces femininity in many different ways!
The Way To Wear It; On The CatwalkVictoria Beckham knows what she as a woman wants to wear; flattering shapes and killer heels. The waiting list for these dresses proves that Victoria's Breakfast At Tiffany's style dresses are what women have been waiting for.
At Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs showed us there is a clearly a vintage inspiration. The gloves, the prints, the dress shapes. This show was aimed for women who are proud of their femininity.
Prada showed how classic shapes can be better for curvier girls. Think clinched waist, think Mad Men.
At Chloe we saw that femininity is not always about wearing a skirt. The right fabrics can make trousers and a sweater become feminine. Opt for silks and cashmere.
The Way To Wear It; For Next Season
Bring the trend forward to next Season. Bright/Pop colours are going to be huge. Miuccia showed us how to make them ladylike at Miu Miu.
Alber loves to dress women. The fabrics, the jewels, the elegance. In Spring 2010, he wanted to show how much he adored a woman with natural elegance and beauty.
At Valentino there were great shapes, soft fabrics and bow details.
The Way To Wear It, Inspiration: female icons both past and present.
The Way To Wear It; The look spotted around BNTM Live
How to make your leather shorts lady like: team with a soft blouse a wide brimmed hat and some lippy. A 70's inspired feminine look.
Pearl Earrings and Glossy Hair = an instantly sophisticated and elegant look.
This Girl shows us how to make the ladylike look young. This dress has got great detailing but teamed with a relaxed bag and ankle boots she makes it less prim and more cute.