13 Sep 2009

Patterned Princesses Unite!

Hi everyone great to see you again! Summer may be leaving us, but this Autumn/Winter, patterns more than make up for gloomier days! A candy store full of colour, extravagant patterns and a playful approache to wearing this seasons hottest patterned pieces like these Missoni inspired high tops, are what makes Winter 2009 the best season of all to be experimenting with your Style. 
I have picked out my hot favourites for you, some of these patterns are old friends we have seen before that have been reworked to create a more contempory feel, like this sweet skinny lepard print dress from Warehouse or their grey lepard pencil skirt. Red and fuschia are both strong colours this A/W and I love the way red pattern has been used in this pillar box red two piece above, vintage with a modern and strident feel to it.
Gallianos three pieces are decadent, mysterious and romantic at the same time, a paricularly masterful and sophisticated look to achieve, his textured and patterned Russian inspired couture sent sparks flying of the runway! 
Warehouse are real genuises in my opinion when it comes to high street accessories that make you feel really special, but without the sting of a high price tag. I adore their red jaquard tights, which would rescue the plainest dress or skirt and their paisley tights if you wanting to create a romantic look. This gorgeous Aztec sequined belt in black and red will I predict fly off their shelves, its not hard to see why its so Art Deco and oozes opulance!Then there is their take on this years popular tartan jacket in maroon and grey  with a bib style collar and nipped in waist, soft but Stylish.I looove tartan, its huge this A/W as punk gets a revival and the flattering ever popular 50s lady like chic makes a return but tartan is not an easy pattern to work with or wear, if you get the colour combinations wrong or the balance in putting an outfit together, it can easily look brash and trashy. 
Finally we started with a pop of colour so we are ending with a pop of colour and pattern in this fleur de lys yellow and black dress and matching shoes, so sharp you could cut your finger and this gorgeous off the shoulder candy stripe evening dress! I love the elegance and the boldness of the designer in using  yellow and contrasting it with black.Bumblee chic!Sx 
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Rose said...

I love patterened tights at the moment!
Thankyou for your comment, that was such a sweet way to describe my blog :)


Itch2stitch.com said...

Another creative and enjoyable post. Thanks! I have just sent for some patterns, I can't wait! It's ages since I have sewed (clothes, that is!) I think you have inspired me!
Suzie. xxx

Sher said...

Like Rose, I love patterned tights too! Especially floral ones:)

Tartan is my favourite print, I have a skirt with that print. But I must admit it is quite difficult finding something to pair it with. Maybe you could give me some suggestions:P

Maria Confer said...

Oh, I love the plaid jacket and diamond print tights!

Like Sher, I adore tartan!


koralee said...

Yahoo for Pattern....I do love the tights and the lovely jacket. Another thoughtful post my dear.Have a great week my friend!

Em x said...

I love the leopard skirt and the skirts. So funky for AW x

The Girl of Make Believe said...

Oh I'm in love with that red hat in the first pic!

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, what a choice of tights here. I wouldnt know which to pick!

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