“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems”. Karl Lagerfeld.
Ah, we love a good Karlism, especially seeing that the famously outspoken Chanel designer often contradicts himself the next day. Floral pattern featured in many Chanel collections, proving that the Kaiser does approve of florals now and then.
He would definitely condone my beautiful millefleurs scarf from Lily and Lionel. Thousands of small lavender bloom prints keep me warm & stylish in the chilly British “summer” weather.
I’m not called Romantique for nothing, the cream broderie anglaise coat is one of my spring essentials. To avoid the goody goody two shoes look, I love to accessorize with a scarf and juxtapose denim for a casual flair.
I am wearing:
- Silk scarf “Blossom Lavender” by Lily and Lionel
- Broderie Anglaise coat by Max and Co
- Handbag by Bally
- Kitten heels from Logan
Miranda Kerr’s butter-wouldn’t-melt sugary laser cut skirt reminds me of decorative paper doilies and 3 o’clock coffee and cake time! One of the most playful trends for next summer 2013. I can’t wait for the temperatures to rise! Miranda teams her white skirt with black pointy Mary Janes, white shirt and white Prada bag. Cute enough to eat. Just the icing is missing!
White lasercut beach dress
White doily pattern are a great style for the beach in the shape of a casual beach dress. I’m wearing a white laser dress in Sardinia.
White pencil skirt with lace lasercut detail from Max & Co, summer 2013.
White doily inspired lasercut dress. Aah!
Rockmantique : Lasercut leather pencil skirt from Carven.
The cute kitsch doilies are also great for home decoration: Mini doilies in tea lights.
…is the white dress, also known as LWD. White is an ideal choice for every skin tone as you can wear the individual shade to flatter your skin tone from cold crisp white to warm off-white and champagne. It looks best to show off a light tan!
You can’t go wrong with a classic white shift dress as seen at Blumarine SS 2012. White is like a canvas so you can add accessories in your favourite colour.
This gorgeous, embroidered shift dress with black contrasting belt is from Max Mara SS 2012.
White embroidered dress from Max & Co. I added a splash of colour with yellow Pretty Ballerinas. Nothing is more feminine than a dress in broderie anglaise and this year is the season to buy it. Invest in a quality one to add a classic piece to your wardrobe that only gets better with time.
Laetitia Casta in a white dress at a film premiere.
White Broderie Anglais dress “Tiffany” from LK Bennett SS 2012 in a classic, simple shape and a relaxed rope belt for a summary feel.
Today has been a stunning sunny day at buzzing Bondi beach. And after a great day out in the sunshine, there’s nothing better than a nice cocktail sundowner.
After a quick shower, I changed into a broderie anglaise dress by Max & Co, accompanied by sunny yellow Pretty Ballerinas and a brown bow belt from GAP’s current season.
For everyone who is not as lucky as me to escape the wintery cold, book your summer holidays soon and window shop the new summer collections that are launching in stores now to brush off the winter blues. We will see a lot more of broderie anglaise during summer 2012, following Mark Jacobs feminine dresses shown at his spring/summer 2012 fashion show.
Bring it on!
I can’t get enough of Broderie Anglaise, the next big trend for next spring /summer 2012 as shown at last month fashion shows. The feminine, eyelet-embroidered fabric in white and light gelato colours such as lemon and pistachio is just too sweet to resist.
Check out this Peter Pan collared blouse from Whistles (current season) who have already picked up the trend. To shake-up the good-girl appeal of this blouse, break this style with a short denim skirt or with a leather jacket as shown by Spanish actress Carla Niento who paired her feminine broderie anglaise dress with a quilted leather jacket and blue Pretty Ballerinas.
Louis Vuitton’s dreamy Spring / Summer 2012 pret a porter show saw models dressed like dolls in pastel coloured girlish dresses emerging from horse carousels.