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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spring 2013 Couture Shows...


We love Paris at this time of year... It is time for the most spectacular show of the season... Here is our review of our top three favourite Couture shows.

Chanel...

No big deal, Karl Lagerfeld only created an actual forest in the Grand Palais for the Chanel 2013 Spring/Summer Couture Show. Yes, that's right. Tree by tree. Guests of the show wandered until they found a classical amphitheater. Karl Lagerfeld was "dreaming of Weimar, sylvan hub of German Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, home to Goethe and Schiller." This romance infused itself into the couture collection through glitter and shine, with looks varying from armour like to fichu-like. There were sparkling daytime tweeds and the silhouette, as described by Lagerfeld, was decided by a feature called "frame shoulders." We love.

Christian Dior...




Delicate beading, embroidered and appliqu├ęd blooms, a reference to Audrey Hepburn, sleek construction and a wearability to couture that isn't always seen. This is a collection you want in your wardrobe. Now. With inspiration taken from Christian Dior's love of the countryside and the garden he would retreat to. Raf Simons has definitely portrayed the rebirth we all love about Spring, fresh colours, floral features and new beginnings.

Valentino...

Usually when you think of Couture, you think of how much it costs. But in the case of Valentino's Couture Collection Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli made sure that each person viewing the show understood the human cost. With notes on each seat detailing just how much time went in to creating the beautiful couture that walked down the runway. Apparently it took 500 hours of hand-rolling to produce the piping - for one outfit. And it was told that a roller developed carpal tunnel syndrome during the production. There is also an organza jacket and skirt that took 850 hours to embroider. A labour of love is an understatement. But what it is nice to show is that with every piece of clothing, no matter couture or not, someone has worked hard to produce it.


Love, Pink Ink X






Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ich liebe dich... Berlin Fashion Week.


The temperature might be freezing, but the fashion sure is not. Berlin is fast becoming THE fashion hot spot for its arty, edgy and grungy scene. We love that this city doesn’t walk around with a big smile on its face. It is ‘Berliner chic’ with honesty. Like that ruthless friend you love to have. Right now, fashions who’s who are walking the streets – Here for one important reason... Fashion Week.
While the designs on the catwalk are grabbing international attention, so are the styles on the street. We share some of our favourite street style moments, as shot by photographer Maxime Ballesteros...







Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Australian Penthouse...


When we think of Summer we often think of glorious holiday escapes to somewhere where the sun is shining, the waves are crashing and the cocktails are flowing. A place where we can wear fabulous frocks and spend our evenings watching the sunset from an amazing balcony with a stunning view. Usually this is when our alarm rings and we realise it’s time to go to work. Although, this isn’t the case for ‘fashion’s fairy godmother’, who has made all of our daydreams her fabulous reality. Diane von Furstenberg has opened the new DVF penthouse at Hayman Island Resort. The style icon has collaborated with the hotel to create a penthouse that’s luxurious, spacious and a world to make all your own. It boasts views over Hayman Beach to the crystal waters of the Coral Sea. The interior showcases the designer’s signature prints and patterns, which are used in the rugs, accessories and textiles and the walls feature the designer’s personal photographic art.

We have already mentally packed our bags........










Love, Pink Ink X

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Time for the NEW…………………


It’s official, another year has passed and a new one has begun. And with it brings the thought of endless possibility. A new season is approaching – Which means exciting changes in wardrobe. What will we be wearing in a few months time? We wonder who we will meet? Could we meet another amazing friend to help us laugh on our journey? And will we visit new places and take exciting adventures? While we can’t answer any of these questions for you, Pink does promise to give you another year full of wonderful fashion and all things covetable... We do hope you’ll join us on our journey... Because no one wants to walk alone.



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