Fashion East Spring & Summer 2019

Charlotte Knowles

With too much colour and print and not enough design aesthetic, the collection of Charlotte Knowles left all of us wanting more – and not in a good way. There was something very undone and messy about the pieces showcased and the styling, with its inconsistency, did not help the brand’s case at all. While very few pieces like the pastel green coat and accompanying dress made for a memorable look, unless a better collection is presented next season, this brand is heading toward an assured downward spiral for sure.

Overall Impression – 5.5/10

 

Yuhan Wang

With the key highlight of this collection being the beautiful drapes across all the fabrics used, the Yuhan Wang Collection is easy, breezy, summer-like and very commercial – though not the most astounding, design wise. All this, is without losing the point of view of the designer. Made better by neat accessories and decent styling, the collection showcased floral and plain dresses alike. The harmony in the individual pieces and the overall collection is beautiful and noticeably so. For a lot of young women and women young at heart, there is a lot to look forward to from Yuhan Wang, this spring and summer.

Overall Impression – 7.5/10

 

Asai

From metallic to rock chic, the Asai Collection attempts to make black come back to spring summer. Even when the accessories and some elements of styling are a little more eccentric than we are willing to admit, the collection also showcased some very covetable pieces and overall looks – such as the white and dark beige ensemble. That said, however, there are also a lot of tacky pieces and some too ‘Plain Jane’ to be worn in 2018. So honestly, we are not sure where we stand as far as the overall opinion on this showcase is – we are on the fence, so we’ll just let you decide.

Overall Impression – 6/10

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

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Jenny Packham Spring & Summer 2019

After a seventeen season hiatus from fashion week, when Jenny Packham showcased this season, the collection was not special for this reason alone. The company, which celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year, set up this special showcase at their flagship store in London.

 

The collection, inspired by Jean Harlow (yes – the Hollywood icon from the 1930s who is also known for making the ‘Platinum Blond’ an iconic hair trend), is not literal in its inspiration but the elements used are evident enough. There are fun, flirty dresses as well as chic, sophisticated ones in the range and without fail, there seems to be a vintage Hollywood inspired dresses for every occasion.

 

In essence, the collection is iconic in its own right and the outfits are not only easy to carry off, but also easy to style. The dresses, the styling and the accessories are feminine, delicate and undoubtedly beautiful – without seeming like something a damsel in distress would wear. A lot of the people who viewed the collection also commended how easy the pieces are to style and yet, have enough character to be left on their own too – a fact we wholeheartedly second.

 

So this season, if you are looking to be trendy in a classic sort of way, you will need to look no further from Jenny Packham. In this comeback – and what a brilliant comeback it Is, indeed! – we are so happy await the next collection of the brand, which will also hopefully be at a fashion week next season.

 

Overall Impression – 8/10

Favourite Pieces – White petal detailed gown; Silver Party Gown; Smoke themed gown.

 

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

 Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Mary Katrantzou Spring & Summer 2019

The pieces showcased at the Mary Katrantzou collection this year were quite a refreshing surprise. With bold prints in a range of fabrics – from flowy to stiff – the collection made quite the statement at the week.

 

While some designs were fun and easy going, with a dash of dare, others were clean, sophisticated and classy. It is no doubt that a lot of these pieces have the potential to make it to Cannes, the Oscars and all such contemporary events and galas, this upcoming season.

 

The best part about the showcase has to be the styling which was not too overbearing so as to make the clothes look inferior, but kept noticeable enough to draw our attention away from each look – even if for just a second. Even for the slightly cringe-worthy pieces, there was nothing we could complain about with the styling.

 

Some of the most spoken about pieces from the collection were the nude and beige shaded dresses, not to mention the sheers that were showcased. However, something a lot of people did not seem to like were the plastic, rain coat like designs that stuck out like a sore thumb in an otherwise polished showcase.

 

Concluding thoughts we have on the collection is that this season, Mary Katrantzou is definitely going to make as many fashion lovers happy as they will upset. While everyone may not like everything from this collection, there is at least one piece in there.. for everyone!

 

Overall Impression – 7.5/10

Favourite Pieces – Floor length black gown with multiple coloured vertical panels, cinched at the waist.

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Burberry Spring & Summer 2019

With their new designer showcasing their personal first collection for Burberry this year, the Spring Summer Collection of the brand showcased at the London Fashion Week shows significant progress for the brand in terms of both – style and styling. Though there were some very “un-Burberry” like pieces in the collection, the contribution of the fresh perspectives in the company seems to fuse well with the legacy of the brand and thereby, deliver a cohesive collection, given the circumstances.

 

While all the beige pieces in the women’s collection were to die for, the hints of metallic shades were an unforeseen surprise that caught spectators off-guard. Polka dots and fringes seemed to earn a slight frown with the older audience who usually rely on Burberry for a more “Classique” approach to things.

 

That said, the collection had very good variety (albeit some are of the opinion that there were too many coats for a spring summer collection) but we would have liked to see more were their accessories. With some highly functional pieces for both men and women, the collection struck a great balance between casual and formal garments. However, in a lot of pieces, they were a hit or miss – they have no pieces that are in-betweeners.

 

In all, with checks and graphics, polka dots and camouflage, pastels and fringe, panels and stripes – not to mention the basics, Burberry this year has shown us that even a more traditional brand can sometimes have fun. The changes in the company and their collection thereby are bold new moves for the brand – and only time will tell if it will work in their favour.

 

Overall Impression – 7.5/10

Favourite Pieces – Beige Women Workwear; Horizontally buttoned Men’s blazer; the Burberry twist to the LBD; ALL the new bags

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

London Fashion Week September 2018 Reviews

A GLIMPSE INTO THE SHOWCASES PRESENTED AT THE SEPTEMBER 2018 – LONDON FASHION WEEK, FOR SPRING SUMMER 2019

 

Hey there! All the global fashion weeks for the next season just got over and we decided to make your lives a little easier by giving you an honest glimpse into the collections showcased at the London Fashion Week that took place this September (2018). The collections showcased at the week ranged from formals to couture and all of these are for the upcoming season of Spring-Summer, 2019. We’ve tried to be as concise and precise as we can while being as clear for you as possible; and therefore, attached the videos to the various collections too! If we’ve missed out on any of the good/major shows or you’d like for us to talk about something particular, let us know and we’ll do that too. Pinky swear. Have fun – and don’t hesitate to let us know if you agree, disagree or would like to contribute in any way.

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YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

The Maybelline Super Stay 24

With the festive (and wedding) season in full swing around us, a lot us want to rock bold looks that can go well with any of our outfits. And what better than a classic red lipstick to add that classy yet vixen-like edge?

Hence, here’s a REALLY quick review on one of my personal favourites – the Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour lipstick – in shade Keep Up The Flame. Of course, they have plenty of other shades to choose from, but this post is about their red – quite possibly the best shade in their range.

Packaging – The packaging of the lippy is quite nice, its easy to carry around and fits quite well into your average makeup or emergency pouch. Since it’s also clutch friendly, the packaging gets an 8.5/10

Consistency – The liquid of the lip stain itself is super smooth and glides on quite well, even on un-moisturized lips. Not that you should, ideally, but sometimes – in a hurry, all of us are guilty of just swiping the stain on without any prep. Being versatile enough to get you through such times too, the consistency gets 8/10.

Longevity – This lipstain is made from the Blood of the Gods. True to its name of “Super Stay” and the claim to last 24 hours, I know that my trial lasted for about 18 hours and the entire time, it stayed on. I had to reapply it once after my meal though – but that is because I eat like a toddler (not your fault, Maybelline!). What stayed, though was impeccably smooth and did not smear the least. 9/10 for longevity.

Finesse – The lipstain in itself is matte and for those who want a glossy finish, there’s an additional lip gloss stick at the other end of the cleverly made packaging that you can apply and reapply as often as you need to – to maintain your gloss. Overall, 8.8/10 for finesse.

Bird’s Eye View – In all, if you’re someone who doesn’t want to or cannot understand all the details given above; and are looking for the gist of what this reviewer thinks (pardon me, but I’m also guilty of speed-reading through most articles and therefore, feel ya buddy!), here it is:

Summing up, this is a great cosmetic to have in your collection. Reliable, beautiful anf easy to use; this is quite an easy choice, even for gifting. Make-up junkies will love it as much as amateurs and so will the gifter. Priced at Rs. 650 and readily available online (I bought mine from Nykaa). And thus, it’s a neat 9/10 red lipstain.

Until next time, folks!

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YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤