D I O R | Indroducing Raf Simmons

It may be destined for autumn but Christian Dior‘s new designer Raf Simons breathed a spring-like breath of fresh air into his first collection for Dior. The former Jil Sander designer’s debut was watched by his contemporaries including Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Riccardo Tisci, Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaïa and Christopher Kane from intimate salons festooned with flowers from floor to ceiling. The Belgian’s signature architectural simplicity was married with Dior’s iconic silhouettes and intricate couture techniques to create a vision that all will adore.

MET Ball 2012 NYC!

Last night, the fashion & entertainment industry arrived in droves to celebrate New York’s Annual MET Ball Gala in honor of this year’s theme, “Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations”. Take a look below at a few of Hollywood’s A-list  talents & fashion industry  favorites as they made their way down the red carpet…

Make-Up by Jeanine Lobell for Cate Blanchett Wearing Alexander McQueen

Hair by Robert Vetica & Manicure by Deborah Lippmann for Marion Cotillard wearing Christian Dior

Hair By Ben Skervin for Diane Kruger Wearing Prada

Make-Up by Mélanie Inglessis for Lea Michele Wearing Diane Von Furstenberg
Make-Up by Wendy Rowe for Jourdan Dunn & Cara Delevingne Wearing Burberry
Make-Up By Jeanine Lobell for Karlie Kloss Wearing Jason Wu

Make-Up By Robin Fredriksz for Brit Marling Wearing Valentino Haute Couture

Make-Up By Jo Strettell for Stella Tennant Wearing Chanel
Make-Up By Mélanie Inglessis & Hair By Rob Talty  for Mia Wasikowska Wearing Prada

Make-Up By Nico Guilis for Dree Hemingway Wearing  TopShop
Make-Up By Nico Guilis for Poppy Delevingne Wearing Chanel
Make-Up By Munemi Imai for Rose Hemingway Wearing Oscar de la Renta
Styling By Aldene Johnson for Florence Welch Wearing  Alexander McQueen

DVF Spills: Top 3 Picks for Spring / Summer 2012

Diane von Furstenberg spring fashion picksDiane von Furstenberg, in an interview with ABC News, discussed her essentials this spring season listing her top three picks for spring. A fan of this big name in the fashion industry. Because business remains business, I´m not surprised to see that the list  shadows the essential features of her DVF Spring 2012 RTW.

So what does DVF wants us all to have in our closets this spring?

1. A white Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 catwalk opened with a gorgeous white wrap dress, and logically we would understand that now. A white dress is the number one on the list, and we couldn’t agree more! It´s dainty and clean, soft under the sun, and quite easy to dress up and down. It´s like styling a clean sheet, you start from scratch and can have fun with the colors and accessories.

white wrap dress

2. Utilitarian Florals

I think we all know by now that  bold floral prints are a primary trend for spring and summer 2012. But according to Diane, its not just any floral dress that does the trick. DVF describes the right florals to be blooming with an overall utilitarian shape. In simpler terms, go for floral prints that are trendy and creatively designed, but remain functional rather than exaggerated.

So there you have it ladies, when shopping for that floral summer dresses , remember what DVF said to look for in a printed dress.

Floral Print Silk Chiffon Dress

3. Unusual Pastels

Power pastel trend is a must for just about all the designers this seasons, and DVF is not an exception. Rest assured, you can most definitely go out in your statement pastel combo!

Diane von Furstenberg, however,  doesn´t go for a typical pastel matching and colorblocking, she aims at unusual pastel combinations. For example, go for pastel orange trousers, a neon green shirt, pulled together with a pastel gray jacket and, well, a slim contrast belt. Or opt for a layered dress with surprising pastel design. Now this woman knows what she is talking about!

pastel_indian_summer_dress

So there we have our top 3 picks for DVF, shall we head off to the mall and start stashing some florals and pastels, after all, we do have DVF’s blessing!

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