Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Emmy Awards

It's that time of the year; the time of the year when I sit glued to the tv waiting to see all the fashion hits and misses. Here are this year's biggest trends:


Lea Michele in a Marchesa Gown

Giuliana Rancic wearing Roberto Cavalli

Kate Winslet in Elie Saab

Nina Dobrev wearing Donna Karen

One Shoulder / Asymmetrical Dresses

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Sarah Hyland wearing Christian Siriano

Soft, Pretty and Flowly Dresses

Ariel Winter
Aubrey Plaza in Juan Carlos Obando

Heidi Klum wearing previous Project Runway winner Christian Siriano


Kaley Cuoco- also sporting the red trend- wearing Romona Keveza

Naya Rivera

Glitzy Dresses

Clare Danes wearing Oscar de la Renta

Elisabeth Moss in Marchesa

Cat Deeley wearing gorgeous Monique Lhuillier  

Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

It's so exciting that Spring has finally arrived, so to inspire you here are my favourite looks and trends from the 2012 Spring shows during New York Fashion Week. To see more and get information about all the designers go to .

Betsey Johnson

Carolina Herrera

Diane Von Furstenberg


Micheal Kors

Monique Lhuillier

Tommy Hilfiger Men

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fashion: Final Range

As most people already know for my end of year show (30 November 2011) I am doing a french boudoir and moulin rouge inspired range. Here is my second piece that I am currently sewing.

Board by Bianca van Rooyen (Just Bee)

Wedding Dress Trends 2011/2012

This year we can be sure to see a lot of softness and prettyness. The flower trend is definitely still happening aswell as lace, flowy bottoms and vintage with a mix of contemporary. It seems as if the traditional white wedding dress may be falling by the waistside with more brides opting for softer bridal tones (especially dusty pink and ivory) and even metallic gowns or a mix of black and white. Instead of bling and a lot of beading, detail is created by mixing many different textures (lace, chiffon, satin, mesh) together or adding flowers and bows. Boobtubes, asymmetry, pleats, sashes, ballgowns and feathered bottoms are also in this season. Brides should try remember that the back detailing of their dress is very important because while you are saying your vows the entire time everyone else is staring at your back.

Fascinators, birdcages and flowers are also very trendy and to encourage the softer feel stiff updos with tiarras are no longer in fashion. Once again the traditional white shoe is also not what many brides are chosing to wear; instead they may chose to wear a soft ivory, pink or the colour of their wedding.

This year the two dress trend is definitely huge but just remember that what you to chose to wear is such a gorgeous gown and you only wear it once, why do you want to change into something else-not to mention that this could be pricey? As another option if you want something different for the reception, consider buying a little jacket or wearing a dress with a removeable bottom to reveal another dress.

The most important thing for any bride to remember is to wear something that suits your personality!

Vera Wang

Monique Lhuillier

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Vera Wang

Monique Lhuillier

Vera Wang and David's Bridal

To see wedding dress trends for 2012/2013 go here or for the latest wedding trends go here .

Wedding Expo- Johannesburg

The place for all future brides to be this weekend is definitely the Wedding Expo at the Dome here in Johannesburg! This year they have the very interesting Trends Theatre and if any bride is stuck with something who better to help you then SA's wedding experts. Besides the Trend Theatre, the Fashion shows and all the stands are also brilliant and who could forget all the yummy cakes? For more information go see

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1920s Fashion

My best friend's 21st is around the corner and she has decided to have a 1920s theme. In honour of her I have created this post because I think the 1920s have some of the most elegant outfits I have ever seen.  There were a few popular trends during the 1920s including the more boxy, flat chested look, the Great Gatsby look with the dropped waist and sash, uneven and jaggered hemlines and of course the very popular flapper dresses- don't forget the cloche hat! I can't wait to see all the ladies in their fringe and beaded dresses and all the men in their dashing suits!

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