Alexander McQueen: Savage beauty

31/03/2015

Karen Elson wearing Tahitian pearl & silver neckpiece by Shaun Lean for Alexander McQueen "Voss" Spring/Summer 2001 collection photographed by Anthea Simms / Savage Beauty exhibition review / via fashioned by love British fashion blog
Back in 2000 Colin McDowell wrote that "if it were possible to create the tune of a dress, the

On my wish list

30/03/2015

Winser London Spring/Summer 2015 collection via winserlondon.com (photography: Roger Rich, styling: Kimi O'Neill, model: Yulia Saparniiazova)
I have been meaning to talk about Winser London for ages, because this British brand founded

It's all good

Erin Wasson wearing Ralph Lauren  in It's going to be hot / Harper's Bazaar Russia April 2015 (photography: Andrew Yee, styling: Oxana Korsun) via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Last night I realised it's going to be a very short week and my extensive to-do list would have to be squeezed into four days. Luckily, it's beautiful, it's sunny and it definitely smells like spring, which makes everything much better. 

Erin Wasson wearing Ralph Lauren  in It's going to be hot / Harper's Bazaar Russia April 2015 (photography: Andrew Yee, styling: Oxana Korsun) via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
So I woke up this morning, finished my Easter shopping (groceries, early supplies of fresh sleepy daffodils, all the simple things), and, while having breakfast, chose this editorial - absolutely loved the suede Ralph Lauren dress, the styling and the rest of the looks, almost as if both Ralph Lauren and Harper's team knew my weaknesses when it comes to the ultimate Spring/Summer 2015 wish list... 

Erin Wasson wearing Ralph Lauren  in It's going to be hot / Harper's Bazaar Russia April 2015 (photography: Andrew Yee, styling: Oxana Korsun) via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Photo source: Erin Wasson in It's going to be hot / Harper's Bazaar Russia April 2015 (photography: Andrew Yee, styling: Oxana Korsun)

Detox: dirty secrets & how to do it right

28/03/2015

Swayed by suede

26/03/2015

suede trend spring/summer ss 2015 / best suede buys 2015 / suede dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets and trenches to buy in 2015 / fashioned by love
Suede is one of the Spring/Summer 2015 trends I am grateful for and could send

Stylish quote

25/03/2015

Giorgio Armani clutch bag in Amica Italy October 2010 (photography: Philippe Lacombe, styling: Vanessa Giudici)
"These days there is a lot of confusion between luxury and exhibitionism. For me, the concept of luxury is more traditional, more exclusive, more sophisticated than luxury for the masses."

Giorgio Armani

Photo source: Giorgio Armani clutch bag in Amica Italy October 2010 (photography: Philippe Lacombe, styling: Vanessa Giudici)

The making of Chloe

24/03/2015

Close knit

23/03/2015

Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith) via fashioned by love
Balancing between the seasons right now with my mind firmly set on spring, but the body still demanding the comfort of cashmere. It is a little bit frustrating because the welcoming mellow air of the warm season is so close and yet constantly pushed away by the wintery wind and clouds. 

On a positive side, I can share this gorgeous editorial without feeling out of place. Love the purity of it very much. And those oversized cardigans and soft sweaters... Mmmm... I want them all.

Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith) via fashioned by love
Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith) via fashioned by love
Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith) via fashioned by love
Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith) via fashioned by love
Photo source: Louise Mikkelsen in Close knit | Elle Australia February 2015 (photography: Stephen Ward, styling: Sara Smith)

The Italian job

22/03/2015

Not that this was a huge surprise, but last week Peter Dundas was appointed as the creative director at Roberto Cavalli, the brand he previously worked from 2002 to 2005 before moving to Emilio Pucci. For Dundas it was "the home coming" and for Cavalli - "the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation."

Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli
His position at Pucci was swiftly filled by hiring Massimo Giorgetti, one of the Italy's most talented young designers, founder and creative force of MSGM, the 4-year-old brand known for its prints and colours. He will be combining his two roles and reveal the first Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2016 collection in during September fashion week.

MSGM Massimo Georgette becomes Emilio Pucci creative director
There's no doubt that Dundas will fit into his Cavalli role perfectly, but I am very curious to see how Georgetti will interpret his love of modern shapes when he designs for the iconic brand made incredibly sensual and very couture by its now former creative director. I really, really hope he won't turn Pucci into another "street style in flipflops vision" - it will absolutely break my heart.

Photo source: Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015 backstage via vogue.com, BOFMSGM

Now & Then No. 3

21/03/2015

fashion editorials & campaigns with similar themes / fashion photography plagiarism / Sebastian Maden In the Round editorial Interview magazine vs Christian Dior 1977 vintage ad campaign / via fashioned by love
The moment when inspiration becomes plagiarism... Would you agree?

In the Round / Interview magazine (photography: Sebastian Maden, styling: Jessica Mycock)

In the Round / Interview magazine (photography: Sebastian Maden, styling: Jessica Mycock)

VS
Christian Dior Eyewear 1977 advertising campaign / fashioned by love
Christian Dior Eyewear 1977 advertising campaign

A bucket full of bags

20/03/2015

style report / fashioned by love / bucket bags at Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Tod's, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Gucci & Valentino Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks
Bucket bags are my style delight. Even the very thought brings a wave of nostalgia mixed with an anticipation of fun and freedom. I was pleased to see the return of a bucket last year because the shape is one of the best ever created - it gives enough structure to work as a smart day bag, but also plenty of huggable, delicious softness to hold onto when you need a little palpable comfort.

Admittedly, it was the buckets and drawstrings that I carried as a teenager and during my time at University. I had a wonderful collection of them, from solid classics in tan leather to linen, silk and vinyl coated summer styles I ended up loving so much that we became inseparable until I moved countries and left them behind.

Marielle Manville with her bucket back in Vogue US November 1989 (photography: Tiziano Magni, styling: Elizabeth Salesman & Susi Billingsley)
Later I've realised how wrong I was because my wardrobe feels rather incomplete without a good old drawstring. So, since this bag is on my bucket list and, as it happens, a Spring 2015 trend, the timing and the choice couldn't have been better. In my mind, it's a medium sized softy in brown leather, but I wouldn't mind the black or burgundy one either... 

best bucket and drawstring bags to buy for all budgets / trends spring 2015 / accessories report / best bags for 2015 / via fashioned by love
Shop: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 

Photo source: bucket bags at Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Tod's, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Gucci & Valentino Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks via details via style.com, Marielle Manville with her bucket back in Vogue US November 1989 (photography: Tiziano Magni, styling: Elizabeth Salesman & Susi Billingsley)

PFW collections & after thoughts

19/03/2015

Alaia unveils his Fall 2015 collection

18/03/2015

Azzedine Alaia Fall 2015 collection look book / fashioned by love
What is the very first thought that comes to your mind when you think of Alaia

Stylish quote

Sara Sampaio in Parfum de femme / Elle France February 2015 (photography: Kayt Jones, styling: Friguette Thevenet)
"Without emotion there is no beauty."

Diana Vreeland

Photo source: Sara Sampaio in Parfum de femme / Elle France February 2015 (photography: Kayt Jones, styling: Friguette Thevenet)

Outfit inspiration: St Patricks day

17/03/2015

st patricks day outfit inspiration / woodland walk / fairy tale fashion photography
I recently came across a Victoria Smurfit's quote that read "If you're Irish, it doesn't matter where you go - you'll find family." It had so much warmth and comfort in it, like a cosy blanket that can protect you from elements, fear and doubts. I thought that whoever feels this way is very lucky and then realised that Irish probably know more about luck than anyone else, otherwise we would not have St Patricks day, lucky clover and a few heartfelt jokes to share.

Admittedly, I don't know enough about St Patrick or the holiday to maintain a long intelligent conversation (or bore you with a monologue). What I am aware of, though, is that no celebration is complete without something green and something gold - a perfect little piece of trivia that inspired this outfit idea.

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Photo source: Magical woodland (photography:  Siegrid Cain, styling: Kerstin Bischof, dress; Patricia Vincent, model: Tasi Gyongui), Karlie Kloss in Salad days / Vogue US November 2009 (photography: Tim Walker, styling: Phyllis Posnick)

Will you?

16/03/2015

Karen Elson in Tiffany & Co. Spring/Summer 2009 campaign
This morning I was awaken by the furry paws, scarce rays of spring sunlight

Into the light

Louise Pedersen in Glamour Italia September 2014 (photography: Signe Vilstrup, styling: Simone Guidarelli) via fashioned by love
I could not resist the light, beauty, charm and warmth of the Si, sono hippy! story. Just

Nutrition | 10 ways to eat more veggies

15/03/2015

Natalia Vodianova photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 2005
We all know that eating plenty of vegetables and fruit is pretty much essential for

Love story

14/03/2015

Alexander McQueen | The documentary

13/03/2015

Alexander McQueen photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK October 2009 / Savage Beauty /  McQueen & I documentary to watch on line / via fashioned by love
Just a few short hours away from the moment when the much anticipated Alexander McQueen: The Savage Beauty

If you only buy one thing

12/03/2015

Spring shopping trends 2015 / shopping / denim trend spring/summer 2015 / building classic wardrobe must-haves
Think of transitional pieces right now and consider a denim dress. Wear it with suede, turtle-necks (or little neck scarf), floppy hat and knee-high boots to channel the 1970s vibe or add a classic coat and a pair of Mary Janes if you love the 1940s. Use as a light cover-up to layer over cropped cigarette trousers or a skirt (don't button it up - drape, leave the middle part open to show off the said skirt, trousers and top, and secure the entire ensemble with a belt - think Marni circa 2009-2010).

And when the summer is finally here - embrace the beauty of denim by pairing it with the brown or red suede sandals, sweet wedges or pretty ballerinas.

It really is such a fantastic wardrobe addition that I am tempted to refer to this dress as a must-have. Can be yours for less than £40 and available exclusively on-line.

Stylish quote

11/03/2015

Astrid Berges-Frisbey wearing Chanel in About a girl / Marie Claire Australia March 2013 (photography: Nicole Bentley, styling: Jana Pokorny) via fashioned by love
"Luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity."

Coco Chanel

Photo source: Astrid Berges-Frisbey wearing Chanel in About a girl / Marie Claire Australia March 2013 (photography: Nicole Bentley, styling: Jana Pokorny)

Alaia: the body genius

10/03/2015

Outfit inspiration: Paris fashion week

09/03/2015

Embellished purity of Dries van Noten

06/03/2015

Hermes: Flaneur Forever

05/03/2015

Hermes Dans l'oeil du Flaneur Spring/Summer 2015 campaign photographed by Hatty Gruyaert
A beautiful morning calls for a beautiful campaign and the Hermes Spring/Summer 2015

Former Hermes designer partners with Uniqlo

04/03/2015

Christophe Lemaire & Sarah-Linh Tran of Lemaire / Uniqlo collaboration
Hold on to your seats and save some cash because Christopher Lemaire, the former Hermes

Stylish quote

Stylist France October 2013 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Belen Casadevall)
"A lot of brands lost their souls by putting marketing first, but marketing is worthless if there are no good products."

Christophe Lemaire

Photo source: Stylist France October 2013 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Belen Casadevall)

Best looks from Milan fashion week

03/03/2015

Outfit inspiration: Milan fashion week

02/03/2015

Milan fashion week backstage / what to wear to Milan fashion week / via fashioned by love
"What to wear to Milan fashion week?" I asked myself while trying to choose between three completely different looks for my imaginary girl. At the end the vintage Prada clutch won over - it would be a crime not to share this gorgeous bag with you - now on my wish list, just like everything else here.

Milan fashion week backstage / what to wear to Milan fashion week / via fashioned by love

Photo source: style.com

Sportmax perfection

01/03/2015

Sportmax Fall/Winter 2015
I could have written paragraphs about Sportmax Fall 2015 collection. But frankly, I don't