Thursday, 29 July 2010

1960s as Inspiration: Prada, MiuMiu and AW 2010

Despite calling myself a fashion blogger, I don't think I've ever posted about runway trends. Personally, I always prefer reading blogs about street style/personal/vintage style than trend reports, and that's why I tend not to focus my own blog too much on specific designers. However, whilst on holiday, I was flicking though a magazine when I came across the most beautiful Autumn/Winter collection, which I just had to write about here.

Looking like it's straight out of the 1960s, Prada's AW 2010 show was just my cup of tea. My attention was mainly drawn by the stunning tan coloured coat above, complete with an oversized collar. I can easily imagine Twiggy striding through Carnaby Street clad in a similar piece. It has re-ignited my love of coats - the only problem being that I have to wait until autumn until I'll need to wear one! Hopefully the highstreet will take note: I'm really looking forward to seeing some more affordable versions on the rails in my usual shopping haunts.

Aside from the clothes, another notable feature was the hair: check out those beehives :D. The one disadvantage of having a bob is that I can't try out one for myself :( boooo.
In my naivity I hadn't realised that Prada and MiuMiu are infact designed by the same person - Miuccia Prada. How someone can design two whole collections is beyond me, especially when they're both so immaculate! MiuMiu seems to be the more daring, 'teenage' version of Prada - perhaps more wearable for the younger fashionista? Anyway, some of my top picks from MiuMiu would be this mustard yellow dress (especially because of the sleeves and the length) - and I'm also really liking the idea of bows tied around turtle necks.
Seeing these beautifully made clothes has inspired me to get back to work with my sewing machine! I recently acquired a real 60s dress at a carboot for just £2, so once I've re-hemmed it (yep, even 60s hemlines are too long... I blame being short!) expect to see another 60s themed post heading your way!

But in the meantime, I'm keen to know - what is your opinion on blog content? Do you prefer to read about personal style, or about runway collections? Or a mixture of both? Does it become a bit boring when you see the same collections plastered all over the blogosphere?

Sadie x

P.S. All photo credits go to Style.com

13 comments:

NikkiSunshine said...

I think your blog is the ideal of a blog I like to read, the DIYs are inspiring, the real life fashion on an ordinary girl who is naturally pretty. Personal style is more achievable by readers, and I think the main reason so many people read blogs is for style inspiration.
I love your blog. Keep up the good work :]
xo

Looby said...

I completely agree with Nikki (above)...

I prefer to read more personal style blogs - about clothes that you can actually afford rather than just lust after (and feel very depressed that you can't ever have them!)

I do love the DIYs that you do and I think taking interesting photos, in locations (rather than infront of your bed etc) is much more inspiring too.

Looby xx

Elegant Insignificance said...

I love the mixture of posts you do on your blog from personal style, to tales of your adventures but I especially like seeing what you've made as you're a very talented seamstress! xxx

張志亦劉美玲 said...

每日都有新日光,每日都有新希望。..................................................

Carolyn said...

You have a really fabulous style all of your own, and I like seeing your own interpretations. But this is your blog and you can post here any pictures you like! If these inspire you, then sure.

Kat said...

i prefer more personal blogs about the bloggers style and their inspiration. i find street style very interesting :) though i do like to be the first to see the latest catwalk trends.

Victoria said...

I like to see the more personal style, I get bored of looking at pisture after picture of catwalk designs. I get much more inspired by other 'real people' outfit photographs.

Kim said...

Personal style all the way! I love seeing your latest creations :)

CLAUDIA KITTEN said...

There is a big blog sale going on tomorrow from 11am lots of bloggers are taking part and lots of mine and my sisters clothes are being sold on my mums sale. Quite a bit is brand new or hardly worn. A great way to pick up a bargain without the hassle of ebay. For more information check out the post at http://www.lookingfabinyourforties.blogspot.com where you will find a link to information if you wish to take part. Our sale will be on at http://www.shopwithfab.blogspot.com Please let everybody know and if your commenters could take a look and pass on, that would be great. There will be designer and high st in a range of sizes from all those taking part xx

家唐銘 said...

不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。.......................................................

Style Goddesses said...

I love personal style/street style especially but it's nice to mix in a little high fashion stuff too I think! Good to have variety!!! Millie xxx

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natalie said...

I love both personal style and high fashion. Great collections!

Anonymous said...

sadie i love reading about your personal style