Thursday, August 4, 2011

Forties Glamour

This is a full-glamour trend, revolving around the pencil skirt

THIS autumn/winter 2011-12, designers including Frida Giannini at Gucci, Miuccia Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Donna Karan
have ushered in a season of sheer Forties glamour, complete with furs, pearls, gloves and shrugs - all revolving around the pencil skirt.  

Donna Karan runway 2011

Hemlines have dipped to a strict - yet feminine - on-the-knee length that is at once conservative and very alluring. "This collection was about the empowerment of women," says Donna Karan in the August 2011 issue of Vogue. "Their words of wisdom and their ability to be strong and take a stand without giving up their femininity."

Jean Paul Gaultier runway fall/winter 2011

Gaultier kept it sexy by adding a revealing thigh-high slit to pencil skirts, while Jonathan Saunders steered away from a predictable interpretation through the use of unexpected colour combinations.

Jonathan Saunders runway fall/winter 2011

While Giannini, at Gucci, distilled all the glamour of the decade into her show with fedoras and pussy bow blouses thrown into the mix, 

Gucci runway fall/winter 2011

it was at Miu Miu and Marni that i found what we'll be wearing in our downtime - pretty tea dresses. 

Miu Miu runway fall/winter 2011

Miu Miu runway fall/winter 2011

Miu Miu runway fall/winter 2011

Marni runway fall/winter 2011

Marni runway fall/winter 2011

Marc Jacob runway fall/winter 2011

If you need for the forties chic some key pieces.. here is my list... be inspired

modcloth tea time dress $65

modcloth $150

Gleam Lover Bra and Short Set

 Modcloth Pistachio Sundae Heel $73

ASOS dress $25

ASOS fake fur jacket $28
ASOS pillbox hat $23
JEAGER  fall/winter 2011
Jeager pencil skirt
Jeager silk blouse


  1. Loving hair-dos at Donna Karan! :)

  2. My favorite got to be the third photo. It looks so neat and chic on the same time.

  3. Well, I have to say if these are the styles that are going to be trickling down the fashion ladder in the coming months I'm pretty set for a back to school Teachers wardrobe!!

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway, check it out!

  4. Love skirts ... esp. the pencil variety, what a classic look!

    Oh, and can I just say for the record, I will never be over the Mui Mui bird prints!

    ❤ Cat brideblu

  5. LOVE the complete look of the first collection. The makeup is beautiful and fits the collection story wonderfully. =]

    Kimberly, FWB

  6. This makes me SO excited for the Fall! I love Gaultier's looks :) Especially the first pic. It's so sexy and yet very classy.

  7. Perfect post!!!I am voting for Gucci and Marni!!!! I mean look at this red dress.....
    Kisses and hugs
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark