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Miss Petaluma On…Lauryn Rocking Jil Sander

Posted in Fashion on April 16, 2011 by Mums That Slay

Now, I’m sure the people at Jil Sander HQ love customers who know confidence in fashion, but I don’t think they expected this from one of the hottest SS11 runway offerings.

Jil Sander – bold, nautical, stripes, minimal, sophisticated, billowing
Lauryn Hill – Coachelle festival, stripes, wild, layers, rock, colour blocking, what’s with the double hats?

Miss Petaluma On: Nigerians to Hit NY Fashion Week

Posted in Fashion on March 22, 2011 by Mums That Slay

I haven’t written on this blog for a long time.  Mainly because I haven’t had much to say, but this pricked my ears.  Hoorah for progress!!

Click this link for the full article:

Winners of Lagos fashion week will go to New York Fashion Week – Telegraph.

Miss Petaluma On…Iman for Harpers Bazaar

Posted in Fashion on November 14, 2010 by Mums That Slay

Now here’s something to aspire to! 




Miss Petaluma On…Here Comes the Sun SS11 Fashion Weeks

Posted in Fashion on September 28, 2010 by Mums That Slay

Ok, so going by what i’ve seen of the SS11 shows – next season’s going to be mighty satisfactory…. What’s interesting is the clear divide between two style camps.  1. continues the minimalism trend of AW and warps into futuristic pop brights and silhouettes 2. harks back to my favourite era, the late 70s early 80s, what i’ll in true Petaluma-style coin Soul Sister chic (this is the one i’m supporting).

Biscuit layers at Alexander Wang

Summer leathers at Altuzarra

Futuristic monochrome at Antonio Beradi

What he does best Calvin Klein

A touch of Windrush chic at Christopher Kane

Flasher chic D Squared 2

Floral mania at Erdem

Painterly prints at Felder Felder

Slick styling at Halston

Art Deco a la Miss Baker at Holly Fulton

Textured brights at House of Holland

Ladylike at Jason Wu

The return of Jordan Dunn (hurrah!) at Burberry

Breezy Julien Macdonald

My favourite show - Marc Jacobs

Ye hah at Moschino

Modern pastels at Phillip Lim

Funky sensations at Richard Nicoll

Sculptural hues at William Tempest

Miss Petaluma On…Vogue Africa? Er No

Posted in Fashion on July 20, 2010 by Mums That Slay

Just when I thought Africa was finally and deservedly being seen as the hottest influence in the fashion industry, Conde Nast (the official style power-broker) put it in its place.

Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya took on the challenge of showing Africa in the stylish light it deserves.  Creating a campaign to impress publisher Conde Nast, he created fictional covers with gorgeous imagery and believable messaging.  Unfortunately, it seems Conde Nast are content with stealing the African aesthetic for its shoots, but unwilling to represent the wealth of designers and models it comes from.

Vogue is published in 18 countries world-wide and famously criticised for its poor use of ethnic models, only Vogue Italia seek to redress this with regular specials and a new website dedicated to black fashion Vogue Black.   Africa’s a huge continent, with a fast-growing fashion industry – it saw its first Fashion Week this spring – and its traditional prints and artisan prints are the key look for Autumn Winter.  There are women there who really care about what they wear, their hairstyles, make-up and have money to spend.  Look at the success of Arise Magazine.  I say shame on you Conde Nast, you missed a trick here.   Let’s enjoy what could have been.

Miss Petaluma On…Knots Landing

Posted in Fashion on July 9, 2010 by Mums That Slay

Here’s a new version of the Croydon top knot.  All you need is a jar of gel and some creative headwrapping skills.  Jean Paul Gaultier presented his Autumn 2010 couture show in Paris this week.  The look was fierce, part Dallas – part Betty Davis, with dramatic headdresses and padded bums and cone-shaped busts.  Sensual and rich colour palettes, extravagant tailoring – Joan Smalls and Sesillee Lopez represented the sisters in these looks.  Yes, it didn’t have all the fireworks you’d normally expect from the eccentric designer, but elegance is an art of itself.

Miss Petaluma On…Zoe Saldana for Calvin Klein

Posted in Fashion on July 8, 2010 by Mums That Slay

Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has just been announced as the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear and CK Envy fragrance.