The Only Way Is Blogging : What I Wore

Hat and t-shirt, H&M. Leather jacket, Henleys. Skirt, Alexander Wang.
Bag, Mulberry. Boots, Topshop. Necklace, my sister's creation.
Nailpolish, Chanel Rouge Noir. Lipstick, MAC Media.

Here is what I wore toThe Only Way Is Blogging last week. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to wear until the very morning of the event, but eventually opted for my trusty Alexander Wang skirt, that I paired with my new glittery shoes and my favourite hat. As for jewellery, I kept it pretty simple, and only wore my Moschino watch, and one of my skull necklaces. My sister actually makes these, and I absolutely love them. They're probably my most worn pieces of jewellery at the moment! This is the gold version, but you can see me wearing the rose gold one over here.

I also wanted to let you know that I finally moved into my new place, so expect a lot more posts on this blog from now on. I have so many exciting things that I cannot wait to share with you all!

- Elodie x


The Only Way Is Blogging

Like many other beauty and fashion bloggers, I headed over to Mayfair on Saturday to attend The Only Way Is Blogging. It was a great opportunity for bloggers to get together, have a few drinks, share some tips and tricks, and to get to know the people behind the blogs. It was really nice to meet some of the girls whose blogs I have been reading for months, like the lovely Jessica from Sparks & Fireworks, or Rachel with whom I could have literally spent hours talking about France. I even got to meet one of my followers, which I really did not expect! 

The event itself was a real success! The day was filled with things for us to do ; makeup demonstrations from FashionistA and VIVO, an HTLM and a photography workshop, and finally, a Q&A session with Lily, Kate and Hayley. A few of us nipped to Green Park after the event to enjoy the beautiful weather and shoot some more photos...Obviously! What else did you expect from fashion bloggers after all?

Please excuse the poor quality of some of these photos. The venue was so dark - a photographer's worst nightmare!

Also, you may have already noticed but www.elle-yeah.blogspot.com is now www.elle-yeah.com! Woohoo!

- Elodie x


MFW S/S12 Highlights

D & G
There was no sign of sadness as the models walked their last ever D&G catwalk. Instead, from the very moment the music started, we knew we were onto a good one. The looks were bright, fun and feminine and surprisingly enough, felt a lot more sophisticated than the brand's previous collections, which had probably something to do with D&G merging with its big sister, Dolce & Gabana. Scarves in bright hues and bold patterns were wrapped around the body, creating an array of ruched mini dresses, tops, skirts and shoes. As often when working with foulards, one cannot not mention Herm├Ęs as an undeniable source inspiration, but in this case, there was also a little bit of vintage Versace's extravagance thrown in for good measure. This is what I call going out with a bang! 

Max Mara
Sophisticated tailoring and lean, athletic silhouettes have always been Italian brand, Max Mara's signature, and this season is no exception. The pieces were easy to wear, perfect to go shopping on Via Montenapoleone on a not-so-hot summer day. Indeed, minimalist outerwear was the main focus of this Spring/Summer collection, with narrow three-quarter length coats, tailored blazers and motocross jackets with ribbed cuffs for a sporty twist on this classical piece. As for the colour palette, it was all pretty neutral with the exception of a bright aqua shade, reminding us that it is spring after all.

Sweet with a sexy, sassy twist would be the perfect way to discribe Miuccia Prada's latest collection. The  silhouette was very much 50s inspired, with pieces such as capes, pin-up swimsuits, cat-eye sunglasses and knee-length skirts in ice-cream shades. Still, Prada's woman was far from being all sweet. Her hair was greasy, and the feminine pleating often paired with leather, longer skirts with tight bandeau tops, the delicate blouses covered in little cars, and her shoes flaming hot - literally! 

Pictures courtesy of Vogue.fr.

I have to say I found the collections showcased at MFW a bit disappointing this year, hence why there are so few of them featured on here. What did you think?

- Elodie x


LFW S/S12 Highlights

Matthew Williamson
Bold, colourful, fresh and sexy. These are the first things that come to mind when looking at Williamson's latest collection. Not only is it the first time in history the Tate's Turbine Hall opens its door to a fashion show, it is also Williamson's first collaboration with shoe designer Charlotte Olympia. As for the clothes, there were beautiful tailored trousers, shorts, and blazers in every colour, paired with soft chiffon blouses. Embroidered with ostrich feathers and beads, the dresses were magnificent, perfect for the numerous A-listers that were, once again, gracing the front row.

Antonio Berardi
Italian sophistication mixed with British edginess? This is exactly what the Italian designer has to offer this season. Patent leather, sequins and beads were matched with softer materials, such as chiffon, for a much appreciated twist on his typical structured look. Some more tailored pieces were introduced throughout the show, including shorter dresses and structured blazers, but overall, this remains a really refreshing collection from the designer who got us used to a stricter silhouette. Don't be fooled by the delicate fabrics though, Berardi's woman is still strong and empowered, and I personally love it!

Burberry Prorsum
Get ready for a rainy English summer with Burberry's S/S 12 collection. Indeed, the show opened on a series of coats, all in rich shades of dark plum, bronze, and forest green that seemed more appropriate for a winter in the countryside than a summer on the seaside. Instead, Christopher Bailey is paying homage to all things natural. Not only was the catwalk in the middle of Hyde Park, the clothes themselves incorporated some various natural elements such as crocheted wooden beads, or even raffia which was notably used on clutches and hoods. Being green and stylish had never been that easy!

Paul Smith
Menswear cut for girls in unexpected colour combinations was all over the catwalk at Paul Smith. Boundaries were blurring between men and women, as the models walked the runaway rocking leopard print loafers and boots, echoing the leopard print boots from the designer's menswear collection. Men's formal pieces were mixed with more feminine blouses and accessories for an effortlessly chic look. With messy bed hair and her boyfriend's clothes on, Smith's woman is ready to stay cool in the summer heat. 

Pictures courtesy of Vogue.fr.

Here are my personal favourites from LFW, but what are yours?
- Elodie x