Trends for Autumn Winter 2014-15 Part 5

Disco Sequins

This is the next post in the series for Autumn Winter 2014-15 Trends and it is a follow on from my recent Do It Yourself GLAMCORE post. A good way to make yourself feel special is to add a bit of glamour to your day outfit by wearing sequins. Plus I also am a big advocate of wearing nice clothes out all the time. There is no point buying something lovely for a special event and then never wearing that item again. It wasn't bought to sit gathering dust in your closet!

The Autumn Winter 2014-15 runways were teaming with disco ball looks and the theme was certainly more is more. This trend marks the extravagant return to demo-couture. I really love the colourful sequin bomber dress at Phillip Lim and whole sequin looks on the Delpozo runway (see below). There is really no better way to put together your own affordable look than studying the trends that walk down the runway.

Check out the Do It Yourself! mostly sequin look I have put together at the end of the post! Would you be brave enough to wear it? Comment at the end of the post!

Disco Sequins on the Autumn Winter 2014-14 Runway

Phillip Lim Autumn Winter 2014-15

Phillip Lim Autumn Winter 2014-15

Wes Gordon Autumn Winter 2014-15

Wes Gordon Autumn Winter 2014-15

Delpozo Autumn Winter 2014-15

Delpozo Autumn Winter 2014-15

Delpozo Autumn Winter 2014-15

Delpozo Autumn Winter 2014-15

Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2014-15

Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2014-15

Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2014-15

Marc Jacobs Autumn Winter 2014-15

Disco Sequins on the Street

I love looking at street style for inspiration. It seems the disco items of choice on the street are sequin skirts and jackets. I was happy that I could dust off my Dolce & Gabbana black sequin skirt and wear it to Mercedes-Banz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney a few short weeks ago.

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Disco Sequin Street Style

Jessica Amento Disco Sequin Street Style

Jessica Amento Disco Sequin Street Style

Miroslava Duma Disco Sequin Street Style

Miroslava Duma Disco Sequin Street Style

MBFWA Disco Sequin Street Style

MBFWA Disco Sequin Street Style

Style Scrapbook Disco Sequin Street Style

Style Scrapbook Disco Sequin Street Style

Do It Yourself! Disco Sequins

DKNY Sequin Top, YOOX, ON SALE Approx $152.00AUD

DKNY Sequin Top, YOOX, ON SALE Approx $152.00AUD

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Filles A Papa Sequinned Skirt, Farfetch, Approx $334.45AUD

Filles A Papa Sequinned Skirt, Farfetch, Approx $334.45AUD

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Moschino Cheap & Chic Bag, YOOX, Approx $395AUD

Moschino Cheap & Chic Bag, YOOX, Approx $395AUD

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Sam Edelman Nude Heels, ASOS Australia, Approx $278.10AUD

Sam Edelman Nude Heels, ASOS Australia, Approx $278.10AUD

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Artistic Scenes in The Sky

Thomas Lamadieu Draws into Negative Space

Well here I am in Shanghai - typing this very early in the morning since the slight time difference means I am wide awake! I have met some lovely people so far and will be sharing lots of lovely things with you over the coming days so please add my social media accounts to your radar! Since I will have my phone with me all the time - this is the easiest way to stay in touch with you all.

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I always love finding clever artwork - these illustrations of whimsical characters and quirky scenes cleverly fitting into the cloudy expanse by French artist Thomas Lamadieu are pretty cool! Lamadieu has illustrated a series of scenes in the negative space created by the sky directly onto photographs of urban landscapes.

Fitting heads between roofs, bodies inside buildings and limbs between structural shaft ways, the illustrations play off the architecture in clever and quirky ways. They make the 2D photographs appear even more 3D and remind me of M C Escher's mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. I think my favourite is shown in photo number 3 - I love the three artists hard at work and I especially love the cheesy grin on the cat!

My artistic aim is to show a different perception of urban architecture and the everyday environment around us, what we can construct with a boundless imagination’ Lamadieu explains.

Have a look at the series below - which piece is your favourite work? Do the artworks remind you of anything? I love to hear from you - comment at the end of the post!

Photos courtesy of the artist.

A Street Scene in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Street Scene in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Grafitti Artist Paints in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Grafitti Artist Paints in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

Artists Paint in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

Artists Paint in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Fisherman takes a Journey in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Fisherman takes a Journey in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Man Crouches in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Man Crouches in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Tourist in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

A Tourist in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

Another Character in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

Another Character in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

An Artist Shows off his Work in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

An Artist Shows off his Work in the Sky, Thomas Lamadieu

An Illustration in the Sky by Thomas Lamadieu

An Illustration in the Sky by Thomas Lamadieu

An Illustration in the Sky by Thomas Lamadieu

An Illustration in the Sky by Thomas Lamadieu

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Blending Sports Luxe

WOW - what a great long weekend! I hope you all had a good Easter? I was busy but did a great deal of relaxing too - I totally needed it after the crazy week I had a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Do you remember my post A Spot of Sports Luxe? After being inspired by all the great street style taken of sports luxe outfits I put the below outfit together to wear to Day 1 of MBFWA. I was comfortable, shaded from the sun and I could keep my hands free because of this great 3.1 Phillip Lim backpack. This outfit drew quite a crowd of street style photographers too. I was snapped walking around trying to get to and from each show I attended that day.

This look is a mix of luxury items and cheaper pieces. The blue leather cap was a great find on eBay and the you've seen the ASOS Australia neoprene skirt before in All For the Ruffle. The statement jumper is DKNY and my trusty spiked sneakers are PRADA. The sneakers are super comfortable and have been to Japan, New York, San Francisco and now MBFWA with me!

I am SUPER busy next week. I am on my way overseas. So watch this space!

What do you think of my sports luxe outfit? Do you wear sneakers much now that they are trending? And do you dress for comfort for a big event or go glam? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you!

Photos by Wesley Taylor.

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Prada Sneakers

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Prada Sneakers

DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt

DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, Prada Sneakers

ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, Prada Sneakers

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

DKNY Statement Sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

DKNY Statement Sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Prada Sneakers

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Prada Sneakers

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

Blue Leather Cap, DKNY Statement Sweater, ASOS Australia Neoprene Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack

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