Paris fashion week

Yeah I know its a bit late, but better late than never eh! Anyway I have a valid excuse, this year I was very lucky & got to Paris with my latest placement, I was working which was great as I got to meet lots of buyers. Then straight after Paris I zipped up to Morpeth for a family holiday, now I'm home again before I jet back to London to start my new placement :) phew, heres some of my favourite collections for Paris;

First of all, Valentino, ahh I loved this collection, so so girly, and ladylike! a very muted colour palette (apart from the blips of gorgeous coral) in soft, sheer and floaty colours. Hair and make up were kept relatively simple. The shapes were loose yet fitted in a sexy without being tarty kinder way. I love the far left dress, I can definitely see that on a few red carpets, very Marchesa.

From the a very muted palette, to a hugely techno oriental inspired collection from Louis Vuitton. Super bright and super glossy. A very rich colour story, with silks and satins. Loving the cute shorts & yellow shirt combo. Also liking the 1920's slick hair with those lips.

Hermes, yes its a bit of an old lady brand, but they did well with the camel muted colour palette, which isn't going away in 2011. It feels abit like Indiana Jones & the mask of zorros love child, but I kinda like it, very sophisted lady with a bit of sex appeal, especially with the wip! Not much in terms of decoration, but this in turn lets the beautiful tailoring and fabric properties speak for themselves.

Finally Chloe. The show had a lot of hype about it, due to the camel coat thing. They seemed to have moved on a camel has been replaced by a very light taupe/beige, white (lots of it) and black and one lonely red outfit. A beautiful collection, very sexy but understated.

For spring summer, one of the trends of camel is carrying on but developing into taupe's and whites. Fresh, simple colours, that are understated but powerful. Less flesh is definitely more. Classic floor length dresses, with limited accessories and "bling"