As soon as For Love & Lemons debuted its swimwear line back in December, we immediately longed for the summer to be able to wear those skimpy, sensual designs, and now that we can eventually see the For Love & Lemons summer 2016 swimwear collection, we couldn’t be happier. When Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall, the creative minds behind the Los Angeles-based label, revealed they were getting ready to sell a unique swimwear line all over the world, we were sure the result was going to be something extraordinary and overly enticing. With a strong lingerie-allure and a delicate feminine Californian touch, the For Love & Lemons 2016 swimsuits are all about ruffles and lace appliqués, and are finally available online.
Famous for their lingerie and knitwear creations, Kern and Hall decided it was about time to explore the world and literally navigate through new oceans, combining their hallmark style with cozy fabrics that could be worn all year round on the beach (depending on where you live!). To top it all off, they even custom-designed most of the details, such as the lace scallop edges you are about to see, as well as the dreamlike crochet embroideries that are just too cute to handle.
To hit it big, Kern and Hall asked for Dutch model Marloes Horst to pose for the camera lens of Zoey Grossman, whose romantic artistic touch just perfectly goes along with the collection’s overall romantic twist.
With a color palette that focuses on dusty, dark-toned reds and blues, as well as pastel colors such as blush pink and lilac, the For Love & Lemons 2016 swimwear line-up will just help enhance any kind of skin tone, from the darkest to the fairest. Although the majority of the proposals are monochrome, leaving it all up to the crochet and lace detailing to spice things up, some ensembles got adorned with equally flirty botanical prints, just to satisfy those who want something in between lingerie-inspired pieces and traditional swimsuits.
Geometric lace floral embroideries, lace-up detailing and high-waist slips will just make you wish for more FLL proposals, whether they are bikinis or one-pieces. Unlike bikinis, the latter could be described more as retro-inspired than lingerie-influenced, mainly thanks to the use of ruffles and Forties silhouettes. To top it all off, FLL also opted for a few sheer white bikinis that will take anyone back to the Sixties, and are basically just to die for.
In addition, the collection brings in stylish cover-ups to match with your favorite swimsuit and walk off the beach in style too. If there’s anything better than designing swimsuits, testing them out at the world’s most beautiful beaches might be close to perfection.
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It’s early days yet before Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2016 Mens collection is upon us, but a sneak peek never hurt anyone, right? And because I’ve been the studying the press kit intently for everyone’s sake here, here’s what I know.
As far as bags and SLGs go, there are 3 main pillars for the season, Monogram Illusion(shown above), Monogram Eclipse (which you’ll see later in the post) and Camouflagepieces,.
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Then there are all the accessories, and there are many, from thin neck scarves to stoles to other bits and bobs from key holders to necklaces and sunglasses. The Volez,Voguex, Voyagez brooches are love, that Trousse Toilette in Monogram Eclipse is functional and that signet ring is something that’s definitely on my own wish list.
And like I mentioned earlier, this is just a quick sneak peek, so there will definitely be more updates in the weeks to come. In case you’re wondering though, that ‘trunk’ you see in the first image is actually a tool box. More specifically, a mini tool box that comes with a shoulder sling as well. Kim Jones’ take on the Petite Malle for the guys? #mindblown
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As promised, here’s a peek at a new bag from the F/W16 collection, the Monogram Eclipse Backpack Explorer that’s part-backpack, part-tote and all butch. Butch because well, it’s definitely for the more manly amongst you, the 44 cm by 30 cm by 16 cm backpack that’s big enough for you to lug around the kitchen sink and then some. No word on the price yet, but if you prefer something ‘cleaner’, the Backpack Explorer will also come in Taiga Mat, a new take on the traditional Taiga leather that’s touted to be lighter and more matte. Haven’t seen either yet in person, so expect more updates to come.
As Prada is bringing more serious styles out for the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection, Miu Miu is keeping it young and energetic. Though the Collection is colored in many darker colors, it’s still blend with exciting colors like red and black, white and red, black and orange, baby blue and black.
Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2015 handbags are innovative, different and never-seen-before, and that mixed with great quality for your investment. It’s the best way to start-off your designer handbag journey (and belief me, it’s not too difficult to get obsessive).
Practical handbags, like the new leather tote with three compartments, in large and small size. Duffle bags for the weekends, Miu Miu got the style you want and love. So what do you think?
The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag has survived through rain and storm; it has existed since 1930’s and has become one of the house’s iconic, next to the Speedy and Noe Bags.
The Alma Bag reinterpreted, released in the Fall Winter 2014 Collection, we’ve already reviewed this bag extensively, but we want to show you more colors and more options.
The refined style is innovated from the crisscross pattern that lined the Maison’s trunks; it’s named the Malletage leather and is beyond chic. Lithe and soft, the Alma has been reinvented; the timeless style blends a rich heritage and modernization.
Choose red to make a statement, it’s very notable when carried down town. Pick blue as a neutral color and combine it with the best casual outfit in your wardrobe.
Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma BB Bag
Size: 9.1′ x 6.7′ x 4.3′
Price: $3950 USD, €2600 euro, £2230 GBP
Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma PM Bag
Size: 12.2′ x 9.1′ x 5.9′
Price: $4700 USD, €3100 euro, £2660 GBP
Remember the Boy Brick Bag? The flagrantly expensive shoulder bag, inspired by Lego and worn by the most famous celebrities?
Well, the bag is back.
For those that have missed the opportunity, now it is the chance to get one for your wardrobe. The Chanel Boy Brick Bag is a rare design – unique and timeless.
Let’s brag more about it…
The size is comparable to the mini bag. The beauty about the Chanel Boy Brick Bag is in the design. You see, on the front there are six bricks (now you know why its called the boy brick) decorated and beautified with an extremely large vintage CC logo on the front.
The chains are large enough to wear on your shoulder or cross body. For this season, Chanel has added a new print – the seamless Greek Print, which is the black pattern in the center of the bag.
The nice texture and the combination color of black and gold makes this accessory an everyday item and easy to wear from day to night, even from Spring to the Winter season. Measuring 4.7’ x 5.9’ x 2.4’ inches, priced at 3250 euro (and expected price of around $4300 USD), available via Chanel boutique.