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Fashion | Resort 2016 by Christian Dior

Plaid for as far as the eye can gaze, nipped in waists, nostalgic bold prints and iconic ruffles; the Resort 2016 Christian Dior collection feels like we’ve just walked barefoot into a peaceful summer revolution.

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A rebellion against the plain: the celebrated Dior collection – featuring over fifty looks designed by the iconic, Raf Simons – was showcased in full-frontal glory in Le Palais Bulles, a venue brimming with homely enthusiasm and invigorating charm.  While the heat may have been cranked up in the palace, situated between Cannes and Monaco; Dior dashed doubts of their sublime coolness faltering, by presenting their startling, boundary-pushing garments, making up the Resort 2016 Collection.

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The demanding, vivid prints of the Dior collection ruled the runway.  The striking, foiled print dress, modeled by Grace Hartzel (left), and ruffle-plunge mini dress, worn by Katya Ledneva, are two of the most eye-catching pieces of the collection, simultaneously helping Dior to make their nostalgic mark in this season as well as propelling them into the future.

Net and crochet also have an intelligent hand to play when shaping the future of the fashion industry.  In the looks below, it’s clear to see that Dior are not looking for the simplicity, minimalism and maturity dominating fashion at the moment.  Instead, they’re looking towards pretty, preppy, poppy and in-your-face prints: a daunting thought for those of us who crave the satisfaction of being slimmed down by an all-black ensemble.

The name of the game where the Resort 2016 Christian Dior collection is concerned is: making an impactful difference.  A hole has been created and flair, excitement and overall experiment seems to be filling the gap quickly.

You can see the full fifty-three outfit previews on Style.com by clicking here.

Ella Scott
@ell44h

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Fashion | Just Peachy by Figleaves.com

If Taylor Swift and Iggy Azealia were to comment upon Just Peachy‘s lingerie range; the entire collection would be branded The New Classic and would  be pronounced to be so versatile, that the specially-designed-with-Figleaves.com-in-mind pieces will definitely “never go out of style”.

Glamour without the price tag: Just Peachy is the lingerie range which both looks and feels fantastic.  Pair these two solid factors with the reality of being able to fully indulge yourself in reams of different underwear combinations, due to its insanely low prices, and we’re onto a startlingly brilliant combination.

Scraping the barrel with the remains of my Christmas hoard of Figleaves.com vouchers, I managed to snag a trio of pretty pieces from the Just Peachy collection, including two lacy balconette bras and a matching thong.

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The two bras I picked up were from the Just Peachy Lace Non Padded Balconette Bra range, which are available in various colours, including: Jade Green, Navy, Purple/Gold and Red/Bordeaux.  I opted for the Navy (which is currently reduced from £19.00 to £7.50) and Red/Bordeaux (reduced from £19.00 to £13.50) both in a 30E.

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The Red/Bordeaux and Navy balconette bra’s feature a floral lace cup with no padding.  While the Navy edition boasts an all-over colour coverage, the Red/Bordeaux hosts three bows in a soft pink, contrasting with the wine-colour(also featuring on matching thong) which acts as the perfect for enhancing the skin tones of the palest right through to the richest.   A must-have colour for any lingerie enthusiast.

The bra itself, however admiral as its looks are, runs slightly smaller than expected.  When purchasing this particular bra, I would warn to upgrade both your regular cup and band size.  Other than the disappointing sizing issue, the bra’s colour, material and seam work cannot be faulted.

While the matching knickers to the Navy bra may have already been clawed by everyone, I luckily managed to find the matching thong for the Red/Bordeux bra.  Featuring the same floral pattern which is extenuated in a more-sheer affair; the thong fits like a glove and is extremely pleasurable on the eye.

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Upon figuring out the sizing issue, I can definitely say that I will be urging: my mother, my friends, my cat and random strangers I will probably scare in Costa with my enthusiasm this weekend to give the Just Peachy range from Figleaves.com the once-over.

Ella Scott
@ell44h

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Fashion | Missguided Haul

While the summer season draws increasingly nearer and the clock begins its final countdown on the time some of us have left to perfect the ultimate ‘beach body’; it seems like the perfect excuse to pre-meditate the weather of the next few months and shop till you drop.

In need of a whole new summer wardrobe?  Looking for something to wow the crowd on your next night out in the big city?  Looking for a pair of barely-there heels that won’t leave you limping home in a messy puddle at 2AM?  Look no further: Missguided have it all covered.

Missguided, the popular online retailer, is a must for students on a strict I-can’t-afford-this budget who still want high end, extremely great quality clothing items.  With my holiday to Magaluf approaching quicker than I have time to blink, Missguided was my one-stop-shop for vacation basics.  Alongside my holiday wear, inspired by Parks & Recreation’s ‘Treat yo’ Self’ I also decided to opt for some more dressy items.

missguidedOne of the first items in my haul were these neon coral Missguided running shorts.  Part of the new Missguided Activewear range, these shorts double as the perfect, airy exercise shorts for getting your sweat on, as well as casual throw-ons.  The drawstring shorts with embellished Missguided ‘M’ are a complete steal for only £10 – a sure bargain!

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Active running shorts, coral – £10

Sticking to the holiday theme, a pair of simple, high-waisted denim shorts are a must to survive in blazing heat.  These light blue denim shorts come with custom DIY rips and for only £22, it’s impossible to go wrong with this basic essential.  Paired with either the Boyfriend V-Neck T-Shirt, white, or Kimberley plunge bodysuit, black – casual summer days or out-on-the-town styles can effortlessly be achieved.

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Nicole high-waisted ripped detail denim shorts, light blue – £22

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Boyfriend V-neck t-shirt, white – £8

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Kimberley plunge bodysuit, black – £8

With neon being a regular contender for the most exciting (yet intensely difficult) colour to wear, this Pansitta neon orange shift dress from Missguided is the best of both worlds.  The vibrant colour married to the flattering shape makes this dress one of the best items in the Missguided range for turning heads and drawing mass attention.  Your friends will be gushing with envy.

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Pansitta neon orange shift dress – £18

With this season boasting reams and reams of monochrome styles and pairings, it seems that white could possibly be the new black? (Did we speak too soon?)  This show-stopping fishnet / mesh panel bikini, in white, is flirty, fun and not to mention extremely comfortable.  Show off your figure this summer in this flattering triangle bikini, which comes slightly padded for an extra boost.  Missguided’s bikini range is fantastic and this is just one of the many pieces available from the range.

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Mesh panel triangle bikini, white – £25

Moving away from the holiday shop, Missguided’s going out range is tantalisingly beautiful.  Picking up two items in the range which prides itself on the ability to create sexy silhouettes; the pieces are tied together with the addition of the white croc Barely-there strappy heeled sandals.  Versatile is the name of the game where these heels are concerned.  Dress them up with the Black eyelash lace bralet or Sleeveless wrap over bodysuit in black to create a killer night-time look, or pair them with the light blue denim shorts and white Boyfriend V-neck T-shirt to create the ultimate, sophisticated lunch-date outfit.

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Barely-there strappy heeled sandals, white croc – £25
Black eyelash lace bralet – £15

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Sleeveless wrap over bodysuit, black – £15

 

Missguide’s current range is at a phenomenal price and is met with overall pleasure and radiating satisfaction!  I can’t wait to jet away on holiday now.

 

Ella Scott
@ell44h