Prabal Gurung S/S 2013 – Bird of Paradise

Prabal Gurung is one of the New York based designers that I always look forward to seeing at New York Fashion week. His ultra feminine designs are always a feast for the eyes, and I found much to savour from his new collection, not least the sumptuous use of colour and frill details.

There were many style motifs running through the collection. Floaty cape effects were one which I thought were very successful, in the sheerest of chiffon fabrics, these additions to tops and dresses looked great and totally wearable. I especially loved this effect when added to a swirl effect shift dress.

The use of red and white was another motif that I thought was just stunning. Sleek, elegant silk mixed with bright red cigarette pants were just a fabulous look that called to mind independent icons like Bianca Jagger and Lauren Hutton. But there were dresses too, floaty digital printed designs with the lightest of Spanish ruffles.

There are elements of layering too, something I think is less successful. I adore this powder blue/grey chiffon dress, but would love to see it without trousers underneath.

And, of course, there were dresses. Beautiful gowns with ruffles and frills, feathers and brocade. A feast of fabrics, colours and textures, bringing to mind exquisite birds of paradise. I can’t wait to see these gowns on the red carpet, am hoping to see Prabal fan Sarah Jessica Parker in the white sparkle dress, would love to see Dakota Fanning rocking the red strapless gown, and just imagine Emma Stone in the dove grey dress – sheer perfection.

Loving Kirsten Dunst at Wimbledon!

Cover of "Wimbledon"

Cover of Wimbledon

Well I sat sipping Pimms yesterday in honour of my favourite sporting occasion Wimbledon. And who knew that the legendary event could this year be one that hits the fashion radar too.

But yesterday, one of my favourite Hollywood stars appeared at centre court and set my fashion eye a fluttering. Step forward Kirsten Dunst, who recently looked absolutely amazing at Cannes, and definitely seems to be having a real fashion moment.

With her friend,  stylist Leith Clark alongside, Kirsten had come up with the perfect fashion moment for what looks like a rain-soaked summer. Pretty floral tea style dress, teamed with a mannish, throw-over-everything blazer.

Pretty, vintage style gold sandals and blues brothers shades complete the look.

This is just such a pretty look, the sort Kirsten does effortlessly. No daft mini dresses for her – I am talking to you Dakota Fanning – this is Wimbledon after all, the home of the All-England Tennis association. Kirsten – I salute you!