Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Louis Vuitton - L’ame Du Voyage 2012

Louis Vuitton
I’ve recently been invited to attend a private viewing of Louis Vuitton latest creation in London and (sadly) as much as I want to go, I couldn’t make it. So folks, I am going to share the exciting Louis Vuitton 2012 through the beautiful pages of L’ame Du Voyage (I have my eyes on few!) and hope you’ll enjoy it.

Eric Lartigau on set in Mexico while shooting for Louis Vuitton creations

That was quite a scene!

I have to say, I love Eric Lartigau’s work in this new Louis Vuitton brochure, such an inspiration! He has travelled across the world capturing“The Big Picture” (his film) mixing different cultures, emotions and movement. When we flipped through the pages, I was amazed to see the diversity of scenes, angles and places in Mexico to illustrate the world of Louis Vuitton from his perspective.

Louis Vuitton wool embroidered dress, the price is to die for!

Look at that Alma Epi leather and the Lumineuse Empreinte

iPad case & iPhone case in Monogram Empreinte leather

To all LV fans out there who has seen the latest brochure must be excited with the stunning collection, and we take the liberty here to share few of our favourite pages. (P/S: Wise thing to do if you have old LV catalogues, don’t throw or give it away – collect and you can SELL them, they are valuable collectibles!)

The supple calf leather Lumineuse Monogram Empreinte caught our eye, an intricate details of versatility and the colours are impeccable. It has a timeless shape, generous interior and all-time favourite – the removable shoulder straps. Apart from the Lumineuse beauty, the Alma bag in Epi leather has been by far loved by most fashionista, most classic and well-received designs by LV over all time.

Monogram Lumineuse Empreinte ‘Flamme’ & vibrant colour Alma Epi leather in spicy ‘Piment’


One of our favourite, silk animal print scarf & customised monogram bag on the left hand side of the page.

Snap shot of the official price list L’ame Du Voyage 2012 Winking smile

We chose these pages as we were head over heels in the artsy animal print silk scarf and the wool embroidered dress (£5,600 eeks!). The whole collection is so chic, loving the delicate and glamorous fabrics. I should say, the ready-to-wear collection was made for all shapes and sizes (not for runway models only), more laid back vibes not fussed and most importantly trendy for everyone.

Have a great week folks! Smile

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Get creative with your dresses

There are many ways you can get creative with your dresses i.e. wedding, parties or even formal functions in a fun memorable way. I normally give my clothes a second glance and my wardrobe a second chance with easy creative alterations – by adding and tweaking them with my quirky way to make them look into a brand new design.

Midi dress
Fall in love with your favourites again and tweak them creatively with your accessories

The key to looking fabulous is in the fit!

Get creative with your little black dress, spice it up with blings

Small design details and minor tailoring tweaks can transform pieces from the past into modern masterpieces and give you a fashion-forward edge. It can be fun to fall in love with your favourites again and save the splurge you haven't worn in ages.

Transform pieces from the past into modern fashion-forward edge

Vintage look – get your ‘old’ dress and pair it with sassy a belt


Trends come and go, and you certainly can’t buy a new wardrobe for every fickle fashion moment. As any sophisticated and stylish woman knows, the key to looking fabulous is in the FIT! We found easy-to-update dresses in few of our favourite labels and stores here, and you can always jazz them up with different belts, hair accessories, jewelleries and even scarves.
“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady" - Edith Head

This beautiful tribal necklace will totally change and transform your old outfit

Everyone has a go-to garment, the one item you find yourself buying over and over again (I do have mine too, donated some to make some space!) despite the stack already in your closet. If you’re a little-black-dressaholic, you may want to consider revising one! Think outside the box, and add ruffles, pockets (or the illusion of pockets with carefully placed, angled fabric), or change the neckline.

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Turn your pyjama jacket and maxi vintage dress into a swanky new outfit

Coast pink perfection 

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Warehouse UK midi sheer dress (left) and ruched wrap dress (right)

Try to experiment your creativity on a dress and add an empire waist by weaving a ribbon belt around it. This small adjustment created a whole new silhouette and added interest to your new swanky dress. Ok, final way of getting creative is to go VINTAGE! And when I say ‘go vintage’ I mean, raid your everything – you might find your mum’s twiggy dress which could be pretty valuable findings. You get something unique, that has a story and that vintage feel and perfect for creating beautiful outfits.
Enjoy folks, hope you will be inspired and you can always email us if you need a swanky, unique, trendy dresses and outfits at diva@diva-darling.com.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 2012–Stylist Picks

June Stylist Picks
We have lots of street parties going on this month and celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last weekend – indeed a historical event, largest flotilla seen in Thames, coronation mass everything really was a royal spectacle for a foreigner like me staying abroad.

I think what we have seen is the best of Britain coming together with community and spirit to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. We’ve witnessed creative twist of dressing up on the streets too for the Jubilee,  the fashion-savvy girls wearing dainty blue, red and white outfits. Anyway, we have picked our favourite outfits for the month of June – animal and floral prints, monochrome styling, pleat details, famous stripes and funky polka dots.

We hope you like them, have a lovely month of June! Stay tuned with us for more dresses fit for a Queen.
Winking smileSmiles, hugs and smootchessss xoxo

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Give your look an extra cute boost of girlish charm in this sassy maxi butterfly print. Great for adding extra impact to a style-savvy look time and time again. Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”7.

Colour: Multi
Available size: UK12 & 14
Material: Polyester

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Jazz up your casual tops with this monochrome soft piece. Finishing on your shoulders and with a silver zip fastening at the back, you'll be sure to look simply stylish! Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”8.

Colours: Bright Blue & Cream
Available size: UK6 - UK16
Material: Polyester

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Perfect for working show-stopping style, this eye-catching frock is the key for your wardrobe with just the right amount of sophistication thrown in too! Model is wearing size UK10, height 5”8.

Colours: Black, Blue & Red
Available size: UK8 - UK12
Material: Polyester & Viscose

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A stylish statement colour block pleated skirt and loose fit sheer top with lining, this dress is one staple to see you right through this season and beyond! Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”9.

Colours: Blue/Black & Red/Yellow
Available size: UK6 - UK14
Material: Polyester

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Smart and elegant long-sleeved blouse with double cuff and cufflinks, high neck collar with tear drop closure and gentle pintuck detailing, with concealed side zip fastening. Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”9.

Colours: Black, Nude Pink Blush & Cream
Available size: UK6 - UK14
Material: Polyester

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A flattering print maxi, perfect for your casual and summer holiday – creates floaty statement and a must-have for this season. Model is wearing size UK10, height 5”8.

Colour: Multi
Available size: UK8 - UK12
Material: Polyester & Viscose

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This sheer peter pan collar top is a perfect piece to dress up or down to match whatever trends you are rocking this season. Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”7.

Colours: Black, Mink and Rust
Available size: S/M & M/L
Material: Polyester & Cotton

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Perfect for this season the coloured slim fit stretch trousers features a bold colour finish with a ultra skinny style and two front and back pockets.

Colours: White, Pink, Blue, Orange, Green & Black
Available size: UK6 - UK20
Material: 97% Cotton, 3% Elastane

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Be bold in this butterfly print dress, featuring a deep square-cut back and capped sleeves with a piped high-waisted band to the waist. Model is wearing size UK8, height 5”8.

Colour: Multi
Available size: UK6 - UK16
Material: 97% Cotton, 3% Elastane

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This speckle print maxi skirt is constructed in a lightweight fabric with a half jersey lining. It features an exposed back zip fastening with an elasticated section on the waistband for enhanced fit. The thigh high splits each side makes it the perfect summer skirt.

Colour: Multi
Available size: UK6 - UK16
Material: Polyester

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Get summery with this ombre maxi dress featuring a multi coloured striking pattern. Add extra edge by pilling on your favourite jewellery.

Colour: Multi
Available size: UK6 - UK16
Material: 95% Viscose & 5% Elastane

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This simple top with chiffon sleeves, with twist back detail makes a great wardrobe staple whether you pair with colour block jeans or dress up with a pencil skirt for work.

Colour: Purple & Black
Available size: UK6 - UK16
Material:  Viscose