|Vintage Sequin Collection - Plenty of Colour|
Ooooh, I'm such a magpie! I love all things shiny, sparkly, metallic! Which is why I'm LOVING one of this coming year's big trends: sequins! Sequin embellishment has fallen in and out of fashion-favour since... Well, since sequins were invented. I learned in an anthropology class that many aboriginal peoples in North America used sturgeon and pike scales to decorate their clothing and possessions, and this usage was likely common around the world. There are a few fashion-fabricators that still use fish scales as sequins. Just look how pretty this trout is! Yes, yes, trout don't have proper scales, but they're amazingly iridescent and clearly illustrate the potential beauty of sequins.
|Trout caught by my boyfriend's father last winter. It was stuffed with lemon-pepper rice and baked.|
|Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011 Ad Campaign - art8amby|
|Dolce & Gabbana - look 52 (detail photo 61) - Style.com|
*DROOL* The handbags are encrusted with sequins and gems!!! And seriously: a sequin smoking jacket!!! How about a more traditionally cut tuxedo jacket?
|Dolce & Gabbana FW 2011 - look 46 - Style.com|
|Givenchy SS2012 - look 28 - Style.com|
|Givenchy SS2012 - look 28 (detail photo 37) - Style.com|
I am impressed by the work of Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci. This gown in particular is gooooorgeous! I love the lines, the assymetry, the fact that it got a gut reaction from me the first time I saw it. Stunning, classic, and yet, unexpected!
|Emilio Pucci FW2011 - look 46 - Style.com|
|Louis Vuitton FW 2011 - look 47 - Style.com|
|Prada FW 2011 - look 40 - Style.com|