Archive for April, 2011

Caught Royal Wedding Fever

So I admit that lately I’ve not been entirely overwhelmed or interested in the Royal Wedding… but I appear to have finally caught on to what all the fuss is about – mostly because I am so excited to see what the latest iconic royal wedding gown will look like. Here at TellusFashion, we have been listing the endless possibilites of what Kate Middleton will be wearing tomorrow (I feel strongly in my heart that it has to be and probably will be McQueen). However, I began to think about the true meaning behind the Royal Wedding dress…

To those who may not consider Fashion to be something of a major significance in their lives, they might not realise why the fashion crowd are making such a fuss over this dress but I am here to tell you that there is a lot more to it than just looking like a beautiful princess on the day… its about defining an era.

In general we define specific eras in time by historic events, music and fashion. If you look at specific garments in particular, most people would generally relate them to an era in time – flares (70s) mini skirts (60s) shoulder pads (late 80s). We might not like them now but they are definitely part of our history and help you to associate with everything that was surrounding them at the time.

So its here that I reitirate, just how significant this dress will be tomorrow. This is a dress that will stand the test of time and will be something that won’t be looked upon as “timeless” but will be representative of how we are today. I am extremely curious as to how this unknown and no doubt extremely nervous designer (Sarah Burton, I know its you!) has translated this modern era into this iconic dress. I think there will be a lot of Kate’s personality in the dress, but I hope it will be something a little unexpected. I see Kate Middleton as a classic, elegant person, however I kind of hope that the dress rebels against the traditional a little and truely marks the change in the Royal Succession.

My alarm is set, and I am definitely gearing myself up for something amazing! I can’t wait!

For now, take a look at some of the most Iconic Royal Wedding dresses to date…

Heather

Queen Victoria

Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Margaret

Princess Diana

Princess Catherine?!


StreetStyle London- The Gents

To Cool For School

Now these two young lads…where do I begin….I LOVE THE LOOKS! For me, they are the definition of #COOL. Their outfits are a little complicated yet so sleek. There are no single words to describe their looks, to me, it’s a combination of prep/skater with a fifties touch…I think this is a stylistic evolution. So much has been integrated into these two outfits, it’s almost like no care was taken whilst they were getting dressed, however it works. I think the fact that they’ve selected light washed denim jeans is what has brought all the elements of the outfits together, if they had chosen a dark denim it would have been a fashion #FAIL!


White Gallery Wedding Fair.

Keeping with the bridal theme, White Gallery, a London Bridal show, is set to take place from the 22nd to the 24 of May. Each year it aims to bring us the next best designers in the wedding field, and this year is no exception.

Tobi Hannah is one of this years new talented designers set to make an appearance at the show. The London based designer launched her first bridal collection in 2009. Her short-length, tea dress bridal gowns are unique in the industry, giving her designs a funky, young distinction.

Tobi Hannah is also dressed TV presenter Angelica Bell in her wedding celebrations last month in Mayfair.

The three day White Gallery event is held in Battersea Park and is only in its second year but is already a huge hit with bridal magazines.

Tellusfashion advise bridal fans to keep an eye out for other up and coming wedding designers such as Terry Fox, The Vintage Wedding Dress Company and Sanyukta Shrestha at this event.

Images courtesy of Bow Occasions.

Would you wear a short wedding dress?


Who Will Design Kate’s Dress?

With the Royal Wedding getting closer and closer, the question in all fashionista’s minds is: “Just who is designing Kate Middleton’s dress?”

Well the answer to that question is far from being revealed, leaving the anticipation for Friday even greater. So who are the potential labels in the running to be the royal wedding dress designer of the decade?

Sophie Cranston.

Image courtesy of thedailymail.co.uk

A major contender for the role, Sophie Cranston is the brains behind Libelula. She has previously won the 1999 Designer of the Year Award and went on to work with the likes of Alexander McQueen. Libelula, meaning dragonfly in Spanish, was created in 2002 and uses bold colours and prints on well cut, flattering clothes.

Bruce Oldfield.

 

Image courtesy of  Bruce Oldfield.

Bruce Oldfield is a famous British designer best known for his bridal designs. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 1973. In the past he designed many outfits for Princess Diana, making him a strong nominee for the wedding designer. In 1990 he was a awarded an OBE for his contribution to the British fashion industry.

Jasper Conran

 

Image courtesy of  thedailymail.co.uk

Jasper Conran was also awarded an OBE for his contribution to the British fashion industry. Over his 20-years in the business he has successfully designed a popular Debenhams range, many women’s and menswear lines, as well as china and crystal for big brands. His signature designs revolve around the cut and silhouette of the clothing line. He also designed Princess Margaret’s daughters wedding dress in 1994.

Sarah Burton

 

Image courtesy of thedailymail.co.uk

A popular choice for the princess’s designer. Sarah Burton took on the role of Creative Director for Alexander McQueen after his death in 2010. She managed to produce a great first collection and has been rumoured to have designed the royal dress for the past few months.

 

Daniella Helayel

 

Image courtesy of Issa London

Designer of the label Issa, Daniella Helayel is said to be Kate’s favourite designer. She has also bagged herself an invite to the wedding, could this mean she is the one? Her signature style is bright and feminine.

Alice Temperley

 

Image courtesy of Temperley London

Kate’s sister was seen in this Alice Temperley’s shop recently, arousing suspicion that this could be the royal designer. Her label launched in 2000 for London Fashion Week and has since become more and more prestigious. The label specialises in wedding gowns for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and guests.

Philipa Lepley

 

Image courtesy of bridesmagazine.co.uk

Philipa Lepley is one of the bookies faves. Her bridal business began in 1988 in South Kensington and business has been booming ever since. Her designs often appear in top bridal magazines.

 

Let Tellusfashion know who you think it will be.


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StreetStyle London: The Gents

The New Age Formal

I adore this whole attire. The colour scheme is amazing throughout; this gent has adapted his look to this seasons “sock” and “bold colours” trends with his bright orange woollen socks, making this look that extra bit edgy. Besides the socks, the trousers, blazer jacket, tie and shoes give the look neutralness with the pastel like creams and browns. The crisp white shirt adds simplicity bringing together all the other elements of the outfit. Did you notice how he has tucked his tie into his shirt? Smart idea right! I also like the fact that he rolled up the sleeves on his blazer allowing his tattooed sleeve on his right arm to show adding another element to this look.