Mach and Mach

So besides New York, Paris, London and Milan Fashion Week there are actually so many other fashion weeks including Russia and there was one show in particular that really caught my eye and that is Mach and Mach.

This collection is for the fearless for sure, now please don’t forget what I am always saying try not to focus on the wildness of it all zoom in on the pieces because they are exactly what you long for in your wardrobe. 

 
This collection is for the empowered woman who fears nothing and has no boundaries or limits and it shows in all that she does or wears in this case.

If this duo keeps this momentum up with their designs this is a label who we will see at the bigger fashion weeks!

With Love Couture Warrior x

Katy Perry shoe collection

Katy Perry decided that she wanted to be more than a singer and thought she might try her hand at designing shoes. This seems to be an ongoing trend with celebrities that doesn’t normally signify the start of a life long career and Katy’s collection is no different. This was not an overnight whim in fact Katy have been working on this for a couple of years so we can expect that she thought everything through.


Katy has always been know for her kooky style and her collection is just that. With cigar heels and bunny tails this collection will be easily recognised. In an interview Katy said “You are what you wear, right? It’s one of those things where I really love the line and I’m excited by it.” Although she did say that you will still see her walking around in Ugg’s.

With a vast array of styles to choose from her fans will be spoils for choice.

Katy wanted some way of connecting with her fans and when interviewed Katy said “Here’s the thing, when I’m working or promoting music, or onstage, I don’t get the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation or meet everybody individually, so the way I present myself can set the tone. It could be a conversation opener, just by my shoes or by the way I wear my nails — it could be my form of hello.”

 
With Love Couture Warrior x

Victoria Beckham AW ’17

It was a pleasure to watch the next step in the evaluation of this label. The matured tailoring and sophisticated lines made this one of her best collections.

This collection is redefining the signature pieces for this winter with a masculine oversized overhaul but with the feminine well placed touches whether it be the sheer blouses and cut out panels.

Her use of colour in this collection is sublime and executed very well.

This was Victoria strongest accessories collection, this to is part of the evaluation. I’ve always been a huge fan of the long leather glove so I can’t wait to wear them this winter especially pairing them an oversized woolly jumper. Of course we have the statement bag that we see the models carrying at their hips, which has become trademark way for the label. I haven’t forgotten the footwear namely the boots, there is definitely a 70’s vibe from these round toe slouchy boots which always go incredible with hemlines that hit your shin. 

We can all rest easy this winter knowing that everything is oversized with plenary of layering.

All in all a very strong collection.
With Love Couture Warrior x

Victoria Beckham the person

I know you often hear me talk about Victoria Beckhams collections and New York fashion week is days away so you will for sure read my thoughts on her next collection but tonight I just wanted to draw attention to her look this season. Now obviously she is wearing her new collection, I actually don’t care I just adore how her style and sense of “self” if you will, has developed and matured. Brand VB had never been stronger and she makes you not only envy her life but envy her attitude towards life!

This first look has me longing for oversized woolly jumpers and that oxblood clutch 🙌🏽 what else can I say.

But then out of nowhere BAM 💥 colour and not just any kind of colour, we are talking bold, vibrant block colour, and as for the supposed “rules” of colour, well they were thrown out the window thank god!! 


You often hear the saying “you have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé”, well I’m now going to start the expression “you have the same amount of hours in a day as Victoria Beckham” because don’t forget she has a herd of children to look after 😂

With Love Couture Warrior x

Valentines gift for him

Valentines is not just for her it’s also for him and if he is going to buy to Chloe Faye bag I suggested on Monday you better make sure his gift is equally as good. So I have pulled together some suggestions that most certainly will put a smile on his face.

I kick it off with a drone, these are so much fun, I bought one for my brother for Christmas. You can pick one up for €60 or you can spend anything up to €1000.


Staying with tech I chose an iwatch, these are pretty cool and maybe not something he would buy for himself.

€449


If he is more into his trainer collection these new Adidas Orignals will be a nice addition to his well thought out collection.

€100


Looking to absolutely splurge on your man then this Saint Laurent backpack, I’d love it for myself!!

€750

 

I hope you have a lovely valentines regardless of any gift.
With Love Couture Warrior x

Valentines gift ideas for her 💕

Now that we are in February it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded Valentine’s Day but let’s not panic I have pulled 6 items that any lady would be more than happy to receive, and on Wednesday I will be pulling gift ideas for him too.
My first gift is this adorable Anya Hindmarch pouch, these are so useful I have a gold one that I keep my valuables in when I’m carrying an oversized bag or it’s perfect to pop in a lipstick and your credit card if your heading out for dinner.

 €185

These only work if you know her shoe size which is not too hard to find out just look at her shoes when she’s in the shower. Any who these Valentino Garavani stud court shoes are the most recognisable shoes over the last 2 years.

€720


If you are thinking something smaller, I highly recommend a bottle of Jo Malone her fragrances are just delicious. My favourite one is Pomegranate Noir.

€109

For the fashionista in your life why not get her a Chloe Faye shoulder bag this is the must have bag of the season and is the epitome of elegance.

€1,450


I adrore this double breasted “frock” coat and the amazing thing is the price tag €69.95!! You can always rely on Zara for beautiful pieces.

And lastly the good folks at Charlotte Tilbury have put together gifts sets that you can buy on Brownthomas.com. This is a well loved brand with a host of celebrity fans.

€185


I hope this inspires you.

With Love Couture Warrior x

Chanel Haute Couture ’17

Paris was alive this morning as the ultimate couture label show cased their latest collection. Chanel is Couture when it is not even trying, so it comes as no surprise when Karl puts together this dreamy collection of ostrich feather, belts and sequins who knew such a combination would be so in sync. 

With major side partings and simple makeup this was a real nod to the 20’s.


It was all kinds of fresh and crisp with the bright mirrored back drop that only enhances the collection which is always so meticulously thought out that the surroundings themselves are a how in itself.


And what would a Chanel show be without the classic Chanel tweed suit this will and can be remade time and time again and we would still be in love with it.



Of course the grand finale is what everyone talks about because Karl appears out to greet his Muse of the moment and it is lovely to see that his old Muse Vanessa Paradis daughter has now taken over that title Lily Rose Depp. 
He took great pride in parading the young beauty around in the extravagant pink gown.

With Love Couture Warrior x

Louis Vuitton X Supreme 

So this has to be the worst kept secret in fashion but of course we’re not complaining as the Louis Vuitton X Supreme collection was revealed at Paris Fashion Week.
Let me just give a brief history lesson on why this has to be the funniest collaboration not because it didn’t work (because it did) no its funny because 17 years ago Supreme launched a collection with the LV logo all over the product!! Long story short Louis Vuitton did what any brand would do and took legal action. 
Ok so fast forward to 2017 and the two companies have joined together to create this high end meets street wear which has to be some of the best men’s luggage and bag collection I have seen in a really long time.


The apparel is very cool as well extremely 90’s vibe coming from it.


Who would have guessed that something like this combination would be some of the best we have seen over Mens Fashion Week.
With Love Couture Warrior x