Apple and Hermès collaboration is on sale now!

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I love my Apple watch and, as the editor of my own high-end fashion website, Compellier, I also love luxury products. That’s why I’m very excited by Apple’s partnership with French lifestyle brand Hermès.

For those who don’t know, Hermès specialise in leather accessories and they must be doing something right as they’ve been trading for close to 200 years.

Now though, they’ve partnered with Apple to bring a bit of extra style to the Apple Watch, with a range of straps and new watch faces available for the discerning buyer.

There’s a price to pay for combining Apple’s cutting edge tech with the quality of a venerable Parisian accessory house of course, with the double tour strap edition of the Apple Watch costing a cool £808 ($1,250 USD).

It’s a bold move but a totally understandable one on the tech giant’s part, as the new collaboration sees Hermès steering the Apple’s wearable tech away from being a gadget and closer to being a luxury watch and style item.

I certainly can’t say I wouldn’t have been tempted if I didn’t already own an Apple watch!

Compellier Vintage Black Edition

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Well we’ve certainly been busy at the Compellier HQ over the last few months. Our fashion-packed Autumn issue is almost ready for release, and will be available online at www.compellier.com from Saturday, September 6.

In this vintage-inspired issue, Compellier takes a trip down memory lane, looking at world fashions from over the last three decades, and how the technological revolution has impacted fashion and beauty trends and consumptions.

The theme pays homage to the 30th anniversary of London Fashion week, which was celebrated this year.

Compellier will be attending LFW to bring you first hand insights from the catwalk shows as they emerge. Be sure to visit the site to read up on the major catwalk reports during the week.

Not only that, Compellier will be bringing you live updates throughout LFW to ensure you are continuously up to date with trends and collections.

The Compellier team has been working around the clock to produce an abundance of compelling fresh, current content, but with a vintage twist. So I would like to say a special thanks to the team, your hard work is appreciated, and certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.

I can’t wait for the release – it’s going to be a great issue!

Couture Round-Up 2014

Paris Couture Week is among my favourite events in the fashion Calendar. It’s like being transported into another world; a beautiful peek inside a designers mind. 2014 has been one of my favourites, and this year’s collections are certainly going to take some beating!

Chanel
Lagerfeld’s show was an array of Bouclé, A-line skirts, Mohicans and glitter in a 30’s style apartment set, decorated with contemporary exposed concrete and gilt logo emblazoned mirrors.

While Cara Delevingne wasn’t model of the moment, Kendall Jenner floated down the runway looking stunning. The shoes featured were all Chanel flip-flops- when did they become so versatile and elegant?
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The talking point of the show was Ashley Good, donning the Chanel wedding dress with her very large bump. That is one very well dressed baby!

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I adored this show and it really paid tribute and homage to Coco Chanel. I also loved the ombré eyeliner that went from silver to gold- a very wearable trend.

Dior
This show was an enchanting wall of white orchards, which complemented the show of silk frock coats and sweeping ball skirts. Mules were the shoe of the show, which are very popular at the moment so I’m definitely keeping hold of mine!

I adore the fairy tale style at the moment and Dior definitely optimised the trend.
Raf Simmons really focuses on future trends but he split this show into eight sections all focusing on different eras. Sweeping long line coats from the Edwardian period were stunning and really could be incorporated into many outfits, not just couture.

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This was such an elegant collection and I loved how relaxed the hair was. Just a simple tumbled curl- very easy to do yourself. It really continued the natural look featured in London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter this year.

Elie Saab
This was my favourite collection by far! It was simply stunning. The gowns and wedding dresses were an absolute dream. At his Couture show, Saab was focused exclusively on after-dark. He made his point by lining the back of the runway with chandeliers, which were illuminated just moments before the first model made her grand entrance.

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The gowns were embroidered with beads and feathers, taking the flapper dress to a whole new level. I adored both the location and setting of the show. The chandeliers made the ambience of the room truly beautiful, and set off the detail on the dress perfectly.20140722-122621 pm-44781236.jpg

I loved the watercolour print designs on this dress, it really shows this trend in all of its beauty.

I would say this has been one of my favourite Couture Weeks yet- I’m definitely looking forward to many more.

Dressing the Monarch

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The Queen recently received a BAFTA award at a ceremony in Windsor in recognition of her contribution to British film & TV.  To celebrate, Vogue magazine have compiled a fascinating gallery of images depicting the changing styles of our staunch monarch.

Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II has seen varying styles and trends come and go. From the formal attire and ribbon adorned garments of the thirties and forties, to the floral prints and bold colours of the sixties and seventies.

Her adapting style even…[Read More]