Christopher Bailey nails it again for Burberry. Impeccably cut biker jackets bristling with studs look to be next summer's 'must have' piece.
You might want to pass on the shoes though, as a few of the models seem to be having problems with the super high heels. There were a few wobbles, a full on tumble and a couple of models even taking their shoes off completely!
Rodarte SS11 @ New York Fashion Week, September 2010
The more I look at this collection, the more I love it. The Mulleavy sisters have struck gold again with their collection for SS11 inspired by their native homeland of Northern California. The collection was awash with colours straight from 'seventies suburbia'; various shades of brown, gold and chartreuse and a wood grain pattern was printed on blouses, dresses and skirts throughout the collection calling to mind 70's wood panelling.
There were more retro inspired touches still the form collared blouses, high waisted trousers and skirts and vintage looking plaids. Even the model's hair had been given the seventies touch- deeply parted to one side and secured with old-school barrettes. But by no means was this collection stuck in a time warp; peek-a-boo cut outs were seen on shoulders and torsos, and blouses were cropped short above high waisted skirts, giving us fleeting glimpses of skin.
J.Mendel SS11 @ New York Fashion Week, September 2010
Bright pops of colour in the form of orange wedge Louboutins with grossgrain ribbons that wrapped around the ankles, ballerina style and bright Coral lips that cut through the neutral palette of delicately draped and pleated gowns at J Mendel.
Australia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Contestants, from top to bottom: Cassi, Clare, Madison
I'm a sucker for reality programmes; they are my guilty pleasure. And any one that combines high fashion is a winner with me, so naturally I have been a fan of America's Next Top Model since it's humble beginnings.
This was the first time however, I had watched the Oz version. Do they put something in the water in Down Under? Because nearly every single one of those girls was ridiculously beautiful. Much more so than the contestants on the British or US versions. My personal fave is Cassi. She is just amazing. She should have won.
Clare is another of my favourites. I think she has an ethereal kind of beauty. I also love Madison's freckles and wild blonde hair. Another amazing beauty was Mikarla but I couldn't many still shots of her that really showed her at her best. Watch the episodes with her in if you get a chance for her flawless complexion.