Tribal, animal and Aztec influences are awash over everything from suit jackets to bangles. Organic browns, deep reds and earth tones are the most popular colours, although brights have their place too.
River island. Rhianna jacket, £55.
Washed-out palettes tone down all-over prints on jeans and tailored trousers.
Placement prints in bold colours command slouchy t-shirts in neutral base colours. Textured fabrics such as chiffon and crepe manipulate the reflection of light in different forms on surface pattern, and prints come in a range of scales to suit all body shapes.
The Mahogany Bridal Fashion Show, Europe’s longest established show for African Caribbean brides, grooms and family members will be taking place on Sunday 1st April at the luxurious Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London.
The show is now in its 15th year and continues to grow from strength to strength. The exhibition attracts hundreds of guests from across Europe who attended to view displays from exhibitors that include everything a bride requires for that all important day; from decorative features such as chocolate fountains and champagne fountains to photography, cake decorators, wedding planners and menswear to name but a few.
This is not the type of bridal show where you come, to see lots of traditional white wedding and bridesmaids dresses but if you are looking for something different, bright, colourful and original than the Mahogany Bridal Fashion Show is the place to come too as it brings you some of the best alternative bridal designers that the UK, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa has to offer.
Mahogany will endeavour to cater to all the things a bride and groom requires for their wedding day, all under one roof.
Black and white is the most classic combination of colours for formal clothing, but rather than drab school and police officer uniform styles, the S/S2012 monochrome look added style and fun to the runway. From polka-dot to print, stripes and even kaleidoscope!
Dress Up with:
Silver Sequin Bust Strapped Dress, £29.99 from Pilot
Beaded Clutch, £22 from Next
Monochrome Swirl Heels, £40 from Very.co.uk
Keep the same Monochrome Swirl shoes and Dress Down with:
Make-up Artist Lisa Eldridge, creative director of the Boots No.7 range has had her work appear in magazines such as Vogue, The Face and Allure.
She has worked on campaigns with Prada, DKNY, Moschino and Chloe.
Lisa has used her signature fresh look on celebrities such as Cameron Diaz , Liz Hurley, Kate Moss, Demi Moore, Heidi Klum and now our very own Ugandan born, UK model Sheila Atim, with whom she took a retro 80’s slant.
Lisa says; “This video is a bit of retro 80’s make-up fun, a time that was all about bright, stripy blusher and garish eye colours. I’ve worked on a few 80’s inspired shoots recently which had me thinking about and researching all things 80’s beauty related. I loved doing the make-up and hope you enjoy watching this x”
See exclusive fashion shoot with Sheila Atim for ProStyle in next month’s Profyle Magazine
As all of the Fashion Weeks have now come to a close in New York City, London, Milan, and Paris. We review some of our favourite Autumn/Winter 2012 Collections.
Ashley Isham, London Fashion Week: In London we enjoyed the offerings of Ashley Isham even though the electricity did cut out momentarily the show went on, well done Ashley!!
Ashley Isham’s pieces are individually loved and crafted with the AW12 collection representing the signature look of draped liquid jersey in frost grey, deep teal violet and grape with a mix of hexagon floral, digital and python prints.
The luxurious tailoring is created through the use of fabrics including stretch velvet, French lace and leather in bronze and caviar black which differs from the SS12 collection where the main focus was silks.
Inspired by the city girl with a passion for clean line, contemporary statement dresses and tailoring.
Graduating with a degree from Middlesex University, the Ashley Isham brand began in 2000 and has been seen each season at London Fashion Week since.
Deyn has been the face of Dr. Martens for Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012 ad campaigns, but Agyness will no longer just be the pretty face fronting the campaign and will team up with Dr. Martens to create a new clothing, footwear and accessories line.
Deyn commented “The brand is a great fit for me, as it stands for strong character and being able to shape your own personal identity”
The Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens limited edition collection will launch globally in Autumn.
Profyle Magazine invite you to our Launch Party where the FASHION and ENTERTAINMENT pages come to life with a CATWALK SHOW and LIVE MUSIC performance at The Jewel, Piccadilly Circus on April 16th 2012.
FREE Drinks Reception from 6pm FREE Entry for you and guest just RSVP by clicking this link
The hottest way to stay cool this summer? By investing in a pair of brightly hued trousers. Chinos have officially invaded the high street. Ride the rainbow wave in an array of washed blues, pinks and reds. And it doesn’t stop at the ankle. Oh, no. Crank it up a notch in above-the-knee shorts in eye-popping shades. Who loves short shorts? This season, it seems you have no choice, my friends…
New Look. Straw hat £8.99, white shirt £14.99, orange slim tie £5.99, green chino shorts £14.99, grey shoes £24.99.
These canary yellow chinos by House of Fraser are another option. Eye-catching they may be, but they are not as difficult to wear as they look. Just keep the rest of your outfit toned down (tan loafers, dark blue shirt)