Today I'll take a stroll down the fashion memory lane of 2012 and look at four standout moments in fashion from the last few months.
-First up we have Enhiko Minhalik looking breathtaking in Vogue Italia's July Issue. This editorial was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth & styled by Leith Clark (Editor in Chief of Lula Magazine). This is one of my favourite editorials of the year thus far. It seems so ethereal & fairy-like, much like Lula itself. The clothes are all stunning Chanel pieces as well. See the entire shoot here.
Next we have the gorgeous wardrobe of Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson's latest masterpiece. The costumes were designed by Kasia Walicka-Maimone & are stunning as the stills reflect. Expect to see knee high socks with brogues making another comeback. Suzy's pink coat with a constructed cape will no doubt influence designers in upcoming seasons too. Keep an eye out. Moonrise Kingdom is released in New Zealand on the 30th of August, but if you're in a city the Film Festival's playing in you can get yourself along to one of those sessions.
As always, Elie Saab's Fall 2012 Couture collection was a visual masterpiece. Nicole Phelps of Style.com writes; "This was one of his prettiest shows to date, focused, as is his custom at Couture, almost entirely on cocktail dresses and evening gowns, and remarkably light despite the resplendence of all its thousands of beads, sequins, and crystals. It helped that he chose such delicate fabrics—Chantilly lace, silk jacquards that looked gold leafed, and a mosaic-print georgette—and that he used such soft shades of pink and blue". These pieces looked as though they'd come straight off the set of the upcoming film The Great Gatsby. I also think these gowns would be amazing on some of the English Roses like Florence Welch or Keira Knightley. What do you think?
Last but not least we have the wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe, as portrayed by Michelle Williams in the recent biopic My Week With Marilyn. This look is probably the most easiest for us to replicate and is incredibly iconic too. I wish more ladies wore pencil skirts with white shirts. Marilyn's daywear seems so effortless, when in reality her persona was far from that. My Week With Marilyn is out on DVD now so if you haven't seen it already, get yourself to a DVD store & watch it. You'll be inspired.
-This post was guest written by Nana Wintour of Nana Wintour blog. Nana Wintour is a second year University student. She loves Fashion & Musical Theatre & is never without a notebook, pen & camera by her side.