If you can believe it, London Fashion Week is almost at a close, and we're breaking down some of the best looks from the catwalks. While there were plenty of understated looks — Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Matthew Williamson got on board — there were plenty of out-there beauty looks, including gothic face paint, antennae buns, and 3D nail art. Plus, Cara Delevingne made her return to the runway in London, showing off the wet-shine look at Mulberry and dusty rose shadow at Burberry.
On Kirbie: Gypsy top, Rachel Zoe blazer
The Spring 2014 runway show for Mulberry marked the last for creative director Emma Hill, who presented her final collection after six years at the helm of the brand. And with it, she pulled out all the stops. First, there was Cara Delevingne kicking off the show (with her first London Fashion Week walk of the season), and then there was Turbo, the label's British bulldog, wearing a floral overcoat. And, of course, there were the many contenders for It-bag status, namely the reversible clutches, that have made Mulberry a household name. (If you haven't envied the Bayswater or the Alexa, the handbag named for Alexa Chung, then you'd better do a Google Images search, stat.) We already miss Hill's quirky-cool aesthetic — this time with loose-fitting '60s-style shift dresses in fun textured florals — and wish her well on her next adventure.
They say you never really want to know how the sausage gets made, but that adage probably wasn't intended for high-fashion images. In fact, the behind-the-scenes videos from some of Autumn 2013's best ad campaigns are almost as beautiful as looking at the finished images. From Mulberry's owl-filled imagery to the nonmodels in Prada's men's campaign, these short clips are definitely worth a look.
Last week we showed you stills from the latest Mulberry Autumn/Winter campaign, and now the ad video is live for all the world to watch. Set at Shotover House in Oxfordshire, the beautiful Cara Delevigne poses with real owls, luxury handbags and accessories, all whilst she is wearing the iconic brand's lastest clothing collection. Directed by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, this "wild and romantic woodland" re-created inside of the old manor is nothing short of magical. Watch all 36 seconds and leave a comment to let me know what you think!
Oh how we love you Mulberry, let us count the ways. It's exciting to find out that model of the moment, Cara Delevingne is the newest face of the label, starring in the ad campaign for the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Set in Shotover House in Oxfordshire, England, the theme of the shoot was a romantic woodland scene inside of an old manor. Using real owls and trees in the photos, what actually steals the show are the newest versions of the Bayswater Double Zip Tote along with the Willow, the new Primrose design and of course the clothing and other accessories showcased in oxblood, navy, taupe and emerald colours.
Although Mulberry released official images today, the excited 20-year old model, gave us all a little sneak peek on Instagram yesterday. Cara isn't new to the brand, she walked in their February runway show and has said that she's always been a fan. Join the club CD! Emma Hill, Creative Director for Mulberry, who incidentally has just announced that she is leaving the iconic brand said in a press release,
"The A/W 2013 collection was inspired by the English countryside and cosy, familiar rural scenes but with a dark, mysterious and seductive veil. Traditional fables, botanical prints and the earthiness of the countryside by night all played their part, and this sense of dark beauty was beautifully captured by Tim and Ronnie for the campaign. After closing our London Fashion Week show, Cara was the first name in my mind for this season, she’s beautiful, bold and British!"
Holy amazing! Just look at the newly available photos from Mulberry's 2013 Autumn/Winter Willow Tote handbag collection. Named after Mulberry's second home factory in the English countryside, the bags are available in a small tote, large tote and clutch sizes. They are made from supple calf leather and accented with either an ostrich panel or plain with gold or silver hardware. The new colours in the collection include emerald, oxblood mulberry pink, black silk, ginger, taupe and pheasant green and select colours are already available online, whilst the rest of the range will be stocked in August. Take a peek at all of the rich shades and let me know which bag you like best in a comment below.
Yesterday, The Duchess of Cambridge visited her magesty grandmother-in-law for a garden party at Buckinham Palace. At seven (plus) months pregnant wearing a pale yellow coat from bespoke Chelsea designer Emilia Wickstead, Kate glowed with her long hair pulled up halfway and topped with a cream-coloured twisty hat. This is not the first time Kate has worn a dress from Emilia Wickstead, which hopefully means we'll be seeing more from the designer. Over the past couple of months, Kate has also donned pastel creations from Tara Jarmon and Mulberry. Out of these three knee-length coats, which colour and cut do you like best?
I love a good theme, so why not accessorise around the festivities. The Chelsea Flower Show kicks off in London on the 21st - 25th of May and in honour of all of the lovely greens, flowers and fabulous people that we are about to see, I've gathered some of my favourite floral jewels for you to shop. Everyone loves pretty pastel petals in Springtime, so these looks, although on-trend are also quite timeless.