Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:33

Ranan Noman Pakistan FWL 2012

Photo Credit: Trevor Griffiths iDeLick Media
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iROCK Tribes of Africa Celebrates African Fashion and New Generation in Style.
Published in News
Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:02

power dressing in 2012

Hello again finest readers,

Well who's predicting what the weather is going to do these days. One minute it shines, the next it rains. And there was me, wondering what to wear in these variable climes. Taking the imaginary crystal ball to hand, I had a little moment and thought about what was coming your way this autumn. Looking towards hot autumn trends, I saw Mui Mui at the forefront showing us how to dress for these cooler climes in a heavy mix of Edwardian come 1970s styling celebrating that staple classic, the trouser suit.

This years' trouser suit fascination has been making itself known for a quite a while now. Think back to how Ferragamo got us excited by his interplay of silk and mismatched prints in that stunning raspberry and fuchsia pink silk jungle print trouser suit.
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Salvatore Feragamo spring summer 2012 Mui Mui Autumn 2012 (Source Vogue.Com)

Now, Look around at how many retailers are selling high waist silky seventies trousers and matching blazers in jungle, graphic and seventies graphic wall paper print. Well readers, it is time to sit up and take notice and follow this well- trousered hint. Trouser suits are here to stay with us and are the right investment will take you through summer, autumn and possibly even into winter.

And of course, because we are inspirers rather than followers here at finest, we are going to have some fun, by embracing the patterns and combinations available to us in the shops now. So, think Brights' and seventies prints and mix them up with patterned shirts. Hunt down kipper ties and paisley scarfs from eBay and charity shops. Then, keeping with the mismatched patterning theme; work your base colour through, mesmerizing admiring eyes with high impact drama and contrast.
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(Source Vogue.com)

Take one mui mui blue suit for inspiration... Then get down to H and M and pick this blazer up for £17.99 or maybe this trouser suit from Benetton...

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Then add one of these shirts (Hawes and Curtis£ 69.99) or these shoes (River Island £55.00), a vintage tie (eBay 12.99) or this necklace( £11.99 www.bronprix.co.uk) for ultimate seventies groove.

Serious fashion geeks wishing to follow Mui Mui to a tee, should wear bold silky shades of cornflower blue, emerald green, orange and brown. Look out for suits featuring seventies wallpaper print themes in patterns not dissimilar to the velvet crush featured on bus seating and clash, clash clash!

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(Source, Vogue.com)

This look takes the sharp masculine tailoring out of Saville row, powers it down to the office then sashays it back up- town, discotec chic style. We are talking the bold, brave and sexy. Take your influences from Charlie's Angels, Farrah Fawcett, even Abba but remix your styling from the wide varieties of print and colour available now.

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£10.00 Primark £39.99 Hawes and Curtis £10.00 Primark

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Origional pierre cardin kipper tie Bumper bundle of vintage £12.99 ebay kipper ties £12.99 ebay

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Hobbs £189.00 £10.00 Primark £69.99 Hawes and Curtis

And of course, on the back of every wise woman who means business this year, rather than her boss, is her trusty mac. You will find these everywhere right now in all the right shades to protect you whenever the clouds choose to rain down upon you. Finish your look off with these lovely examples I have found for you below.

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La redoute £69.00 Traffic People 54.00 Vera Mona £ 54.00
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Fashions Finest Announces The Launch Of Their Online Fashion Boutique.
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 22:49

Fashion Mist 2012

FashionMist's aim is to showcase on one platform emerging young designers of African origin who reflect the continent's creativity.
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:45

Splash Styling SS12 Trends

By Tasha Leslie of Splash Styling.

Tasha Leslie, founder, creative director and fashion stylist for Splash Styling gives us her perspective on the latest SS12 trends. Showcasing a mix of up and coming and established brands.

With Splash Styling named after the movie Splash and mermaidesque gowns ruling the runway in Armani and Alexander McQueen collections, Splash Styling adds an aquatic twist on a vintage inspired concept. As well as the oceanic influence in SS12 trends Splash Styling also depicts 1920s and 1960s style. Reproducing runway trends 21st century Gatsby, sports luxe, pretty pastels, colour blocking and print clashing.

With her creative mind and innate sense of style, Tasha has selected fashion forward and bespoke designers to collaborate with. The success of Splash Styling attributed to her creative team and the relationship she has with her clients. Tasha says 'Splash Styling is a family and all my clients are considered friends not business partners'

Agi and Sam –Having worked for designers such as Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld Agi and Sam put their stamp on menswear fashion with a new and exciting menswear brand. With a strong emphasis on entirely bespoke print and humour Agi and Sam designs show fearlessness as they push the boundaries with their bold, vibrant contemporary SS12 collection recently showcased at London fashion week.

Mrs J- One of Britain's most creative designers famed for her unique pop star creations for Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Madonna to name just a few. Her highly desirable high end street wear designs boost a new commercial collection which is extravagant, unique and about to hit the mainstream.

Vicky Martin –Vicky Martin designs are for the young, confident and stylish woman. Her Designs offer an alternative to mainstream fashion and bespoke service on request. You get a real sense of quality, personal style and elegance with each garment. Her designs worn by our very own UK celebrities, Kym Marsh, Michelle Heaton and TOWIE cast.

American Apparel – Established high street brand. If you're a conscious fashionista who likes to have fun with fashion and want to look on trend, this is your one stop shop. The new SS12 collection offers a great range for both men and women with bold colours, retro prints, chiffon's, pretty pastels and dance wear.

Bl^nk – A widely stocked luxe brand with delicately crafted accessories, exquisite evening wear and crafted complementary day wear pieces. Its base inspiration being drawn from 1920's Hollywood with a contemporary twist meant it was the perfect marriage for Splash Styling vintage concept.

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Shirt: American Apparel £65
Trousers: American Apparel £57
Bow tie: American Apparel £16
Belt: Vintage £35
Socks: Vintage £28

Dress:Vicky Martin £85

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Dress: Vicky Martin £175

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Shirt: American Apparel £65
Trousers: American Apparel £57
Bow tie: American Apparel £16
Belt: Vintage £35
Socks: Vintage £28

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Necklace: Kleshna £84.95
Skirt: American Apparel £40

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Blazer: Agi & Sam £575
Shorts: Agi & Sam £320
Shoes: Agi & Sam £320
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs £180
Socks: Vintage

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Hat: Bellapacella £130
Shirt: Vicky Martin £95
Skirt: American Apparel £51
Shoes: Sam Edelman Kate Kuba £125
Socks: H&M £3.99
Handbag: Juicy Couture Kate Kuba £130

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Dress: Bl^nk £240
Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo £527
Necklace: Bl^nk £402
Headband: Bellapacella £30

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Jacket: Mrs J £85
Skirt: American Apparel £68
Shoes: Chloe Kate Kuba £285
Socks: H&M £3.99
Bikini: Bl^nk £81
Necklaces: Broken Fab £165
Cuff bracelet: Bl^nk: £221

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Headpiece: Culietta £280
Bodysuit: American Apparel £40
Collar Clip: Culietta £125
Trousers: Mrs J £125
Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo £493
Published in Blog
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:04

FFR Fashion & Entertainment Evening

Fashions Finest Renaissance Fashion Show took place on the 22nd April at the beautiful and luxurious Jewel Bar Piccadilly.
Published in News
Monday, 23 April 2012 22:50

Iconicity @ Fashions Finest Renaissance

Iconicity showcased their very first collection at Fashions Finest Renaissance evening of fashion and entertainment.

Photo Credit: Trevor Griffiths iDeLick Media
Published in Fashion Shows
Monday, 23 April 2012 18:16

The house of Adjeiwaah @ FFR

The house of Adjeiwaah intends on promoting and preserving the empowerment of the most beautiful creature that ever lived, a women.
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Diet Coke has now unveiled his limited collection of bottles themed 'Night & Day'.
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