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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween my Lilac Mannequin followers, especially my American followers!!  Being the way I am, I must make every occasion fashionable, even Halloween.. So when in doubt, enlist the very best.. Rachel Zoe of course!  Hope you like the little pumpkin with the Rachel Zoe 'RZ' logo!

November 2010 Editorials: Abbey Lee Kershaw and Alexa Chung

It seems as though this month all the hype in the magazine world revolved around the November issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia, which featured the dual Kelsey and Amanda Australia's Next Top Model Cover.  Whilst I did purchase one of the covers, I also couldn't go past this months Vogue Australia issue featuring model Abbey Lee Kershaw on the cover complemented by an amazing spread.  The editorial is a gorgeous 1970's disco retro inspired shoot titled 'Last Days of the Disco'. The shoot features Abbey in exqusite pieces by Miu Miu, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Scanlan & Theodore and that's just the start!  
On the other side of the magazine world, Elle UK has featured Alexa Chung on their cover, complemented by a completely opposite editorial to Abbey's.  The editorial titled 'The Accidental Stylist' is simple, yet elegant and classic Alexa Chung, wearing pieces including Philip Lim and Stella McCartney.

Fashion Week's Best Dressed: Olivia Palermo and Rachel Bilson

One of the most important parts of fashion week, besides the shows of course, is who sat front row and what were they wearing!  After searching through my S/S 2011 fashion week images, there is one person who never disappoints... yes Olivia Palermo!  Olivia appeared at not only New York Fashion Week, but London and Paris Fashion Week.. yeah I know, I wish I was her too!  Olivia was in attendance at shows including Valentino, Mulberry, Monique Lhuiller, Emilio De La Morena and Marchesa (just naming a few!).  Here are a few outfits!
Olivia at Valentino - This has to be my favourite outfit!
Olivia in a DVF skirt, a Frank Tell jacket and Charlotte Olympia Eve heels
Olivia in DVF jacket, Topshop by Marios skirt, Charlotte Olympia Minerva pumps and carrying a Hermes Birkin Bag of course!
Olivia wearing her signature Charlotte Olympia Eve shoes and carrying her Hermes.

Olivia in a Marchesa Fall 2008 dress and Proenza Schoulder booties
Olivia in a Tibi dress carry a Mulberry bag
Olivia in Charlotte Olympia Minerva pumps
Wearing Charlotte Olympia Eve heels

Olivia in Elizabeth and James booties
Olivia's Charlotte Olympia Eve 'I die' heels!
Olivia Palermo wasn't the only person I had my eye on during fashion week though.. Rachel Bilson appeared out of no where!  Thought I'd share a few of her outfits.
Rachel in complete Dior..dress and heels
Rachel in Etro Floral dress, DVF jacket and Brian Atwood pumps
Rachel wearing a DVF dress and carrying a DVF clutch
Rachel in a Dior dress, Vanessa Bruno cardigan, carrying a Matthew Williamson for Bulgari bag and wearing Brian Atwood nude pumps

Lauren Conrad is back!

Lauren Conrad is back.. back to reality tv that is!  The end of one chapter and the beginning of another.. as Lauren Conrad left The Hills, she opened the door to a more mature part of her life.  Goodbye drama, hello fashion world domination!  Lauren Conrad has been working everyday towards her fashion career since she was 17 years old and now finally she has made it.. and we get to along for the ride!   The new reality show features the amazing Lauren Conrad empire!  According to Lauren Conrad "This time the focus is going to be on my job, and while that's still personal to me, I will also have a part of my life that can be mine."  In other words the show will focus on her professional life, rather than her personal life like we saw on 'The Hills'.  This means we probably won't see her current long term boyfriend Kyle Howard, but we will see the commotions of her best selling book launches, as well as the process and launch of her new label Paper Crown.  Lauren has come a long way from her life on Laguna Beach and I can't wait to see her new fashionista business life!  And where did Lauren's fashion career begin?...At Teen Vogue, Interning like we all do assisting on photo shoots and events as well as working in the fashion department!  And now she's actually in attendance at Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party! (which she worked at on one of the first episodes of The Hills)  Not forgetting to mention that in fact Teen Vogue decided to commemorate this moment by placing Lauren Conrad on the cover of Teen Vogue's November issue.  Here is a glimpse of her pretty little editorial spread! 
(Images courtesy of Teen Vogue)

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 - Sass and Bide

Australian home grown talent Sass and Bide, recently featured their new spring/summer 2011 collection at London Fashion Week.  I admit, not since their 'Rainbows for Kate' collection have I bought one of their pieces.  I've always been a Sass and Bide follower but this was the first time in a while, I was excited to see their new collection titled 'Papa Sucre'!  It was a little less edgy and predictable and a little more feminine, soft, flattering and pastel.  However, it still did incorporate signature Sass and that's the type of collection I like to see!  Apparently the girls have gone a little 'Zen' which lead them into a new direction for their collection.  Whatever the reason I like it!
I have to mention how amazing the hair for the collection was... An Aussie creation by hairstylist Renya Xydis of course!  The best way to explain it?.... A messy up-style, with two reverse up braids ending in a messy up-knot, bun.  Amazing!!