Now I know bits and bobs of the Lanvin collection have been wafting about t'interweb for a wee while but the proper pictures came out today post press day and, lordy, I'm excited! I only hope it looks as good in real life as it does in the pictures. I think Alber Elbaz is a bit of a lege' anyway and I almost always love something if not lots of things in his collections - it's something to do with his bold colour palettes, out and out glamour and the unabashed use of frills and general poufy bits. Not that I ever thought anything he did was likely to be within my paltry budget! Here are my favourite things from the H&M collection.
Hells yeah I'll take you in red or black or both baby! Lady in red, Back to Black, I'm digging it all. I'm a complete and utter sucker for a nipped waist and full skirt so this dress is
whispering screaming my name. I love the sweetheart neck with the discreet sheer decollete and the amazing fullness of the net skirt. Plus, check the gorgeous styling in the pics. I love the red chick - all that curvage and film noir hair. Mwah! I'll wear it all through the festive season and beyond. Hecks, I'll basically wear it anywhere that isn't bed or the gym. Please let it not be too expensive!
Up next is this cute little t-shirt dress. There's something a little ridiculous about it - the net and bow neck detail and the bows and studs on the shoes - and I love it! I only hope it's long enough to cover my foof! If so, it's getting snapped up. I think I might pouf the neck right up and work the Pierot look. Oh yes - 80's harlequin-tastic-ness. In seriousness though, the details that make this t-shirt awesome could so easily have made it tacky. I like a bit of tacky though and this works!
Leopard print shoes. Why? Cos it's me, that's why. Actually, I really dislike these shoes! I think they look a bit cheap and naff, I'm not feeling pointy toes (back in fashion or not!), I think the ankle ties look clumpy and unflattering and the crystals on the heels look tres chav. There you have it. I don't like just anything you care to fire leopard print on. Just most things...