Archive | November 2011

Emilia Wickstead style

Before last September, the name Emilia Wickstead was one of those slightly privileged pieces of information passed around amongst the chic set—including Samantha Cameron—in Belgravia, Chelsea and other tony London nabes. But during this past London fashion week, the 28 year-old Central Saint Martins grad went from quietly doing made-to-measure in her three floor atelier on Cadogan Place to a ready-to-wear debut in a full runway show.

“It was one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done,” said Wickstead last week over a breakfast of eggs and soldiers at Café Cluny. And this is from a girl who recently not only designed her own gown for her Tuscan wedding—photographed by British Vogue for its November issue—but also custom-designed ten different dresses for her ten bridesmaids. Stress aside, with an exclusive at Matches for her Spring collection, and a late of meetings with stores in New York to lay the groundwork for next Fall, things chez Wickstead are off to a promising start.

Now that edgy London’s much more of a lady’s town (see Erdem, Saunders, Ilincic, Katrantzou), Wickstead’s unadorned brand of elegance fits right in. Still, her clean-lined pieces like sharply pleated skirts and dresses and lantern-sleeved tops and crisp tailored pants aren’t stuffy. Rather they have a delicate but cool romance that recalls Chloé. You can also detect a hint of American and Italian sportswear that’s evidence of Wickstead’s transcontinental resume which includes stints at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, and Giorgio Armani. Fittingly, Wickstead reports that more than half of her client base is made up of New Yorkers, among them ex-pats Elizabeth Saltzman and Lillian von Stauffenberg. For them, she’ll still be running up custom dresses made by her in-house machinists and patternmakers. The ready-to-wear, however, will impressively be made in Italy. “I use Prada’s pleaters,” says Wickstead. Consider our ears perked.


—Meenal Mistry

Haute Holidays

What do you give the girl (or guy) who has everything? That’s what’s senior market editor Marina Larroude set out to discover when she polled style setters and tastemakers about what they’d get their equally stylish pals for the holidays. It wasn’t always easy to find that special something—how do you get noted bibliophile Karl Lagerfeld a book he doesn’t have?—but the likes of Miranda Kerr, Jen Brill, Lily and Ruby Aldridge, Scott Schuman and Garance Doré, and more managed nicely. (And in the case of the Kaiser? Brill found a book she’s almost sure isn’t on his shelves: Bunny Yeager’s Camera in Jamaica.) Read on to find out what fashion’s royalty is getting this year.

Emo Hairstyles for Girls and Choppy Hairstyles

Most people today want to make an argument with their looks and while some achieve this with tattoos or piercing, still others choose stylish yet shocking hairstyles and also the latest rage amongst these different types of haircuts are getting an emo hairstyle. The word emo, which is an abbreviation for emotional is dependant on the music of the 1980’s referred to as emcore. Emo music was a cross between punk rock music and melodic tunes that included lyrics with strong emotions. Most emo artists and followers were recognized for their black colored clothing and chic hairstyles. Emo hairstyles really are a huge part of the emo culture that has developed over the years and is then a lot of people today to make a fashion statement. For those who have short hair and want to create a statement, then emo hairstyles for short hair are a good choice. Let us find out more about emo hairstyles for females with short hair.

Long Hairstyle

Long haircut styles make a woman look feminine and attractive. At the same time, they present the maximum scope for trying out various hair dos. You may tie a bun, get long curls, keep your hair straight as well as get good French plaits. In short, the options for long hair are plenty. However, the problem with long hair is that they are hard to maintain and need lot of time and attention on your part. The best way to avoid this is to find a good and trendy long hair cut, which can help you to style up your tresses quickly.

There are lots of factors that should be considered before selecting long haircut styles. You have so many styles to choose from, but this does not mean that all of them would be ideal for your specific facial shape and character. The style that you choose needs to be based on which style best flatters your facial characteristics, your personality, and the amount of time you have available to maintain the style. In most cases, those with heart-shaped faces or oval faces have the highest number of choices in the long haircut that is flattering. The long, wavy tresses focus the facial area and add more to the overall styles.