Jessica Chastain in Erdem Resort 2013 at 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon
With the Oscars just around the corner on February 24 and the competition to dress the leading ladies no doubt heating up, there’s one designer in particular we’re really rooting for this year: Erdem Moralioglu. The Canadian-born, London-based purveyor of ladylike, floral-print dresses has been a surprise favourite so far this awards season, and we’re absolutely delighted for him.
From the gorgeous floral print gown donned by Marion Cotillard to the 2013 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party to the lovely embroidered shift dress with lace sleeves that Jessica Chastain wore to the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon, Erdem has been on a winning streak this month that we’re really, really hoping culminates in an Oscars red carpet appearance. Wouldn’t you agree, Rachel Zoe? Kate Young? Fingers crossed!
Which Erdem look has been your favourite so far this awards season?
Marion Cotillard in Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 at 2013 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party
Sienna Miller in custom Erdem at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards
Anne Hathaway in Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 at 2013 Producer’s Guild of America Awards
Nicole Kidman in Erdem Spring 2013 at 2013 AACTA Awards
xx, T & S
Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
On the morning this photo was taken, I was being hurried out the door by the Mister (a daily occurrence, actually) and had little time to think about what to wear. I threw on a floral printed blouse, the tweed pants I’ve been wearing embarrassingly often of late and my favourite velvet cat pumps, pondered for a split second whether flowers and cats go together, and then decided I was in too much of a rush to care.
It is, of course, on this day that George Pimentel decided he wanted to take my picture (a rare occurrence), with the resulting image ending up being included in FASHION Magazine‘s coverage of Ann Taylor’s launch event. There’s an important style lesson in that story there…I just haven’t figured out what it is yet. I’ll get back to you. In the meantime, hey look! I wore cat pumps and florals.
Erdem blouse / Theory pants / Charlotte Olympia shoes / Balenciaga bag / Banana Republic necklace / YSL ring / MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup
Image Credit: George Pimentel
Alexa Chung in Moschino
Fashion industry insiders and fans around the world celebrated the fourth edition of Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, and a few of our favourite celebrities joined in on the sartorial fun. In New York, Alexa Chung donned Moschino to host and DJ the brand’s FNO festivities, while Jennifer Hudson attended QVC’s event in whimsical Charlotte Olympia pumps and a little red dress from her line for the television shopping network.
On the other side of the pond, Cheryl Cole chose a lace and velvet peplum number for a FNO date with Giuseppe Zanotti, and actress Amber Anderson wore a white Jonathan Saunders frock to the Mulberry bash. Miranda Kerr took part in FNO festivities too, sporting a printed Erdem dress to a party for her skincare line in Australia. All around the globe, fashion was indeed enjoying a fabulous night out.
Jennifer Hudson in Charlotte Olympia
Miranda Kerr in Erdem
Cheryl Cole in Giuseppe Zanotti
Amber Anderson in Jonathan Saunders
Images via Just Jared, Mulberry
Leather shorts in 25 degree weather? Only a leather addict like yours truly. I know you’ve got one burning question for me: wasn’t your posterior uncomfortably sweaty? Indeed it was not. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
This Erdem blouse, by the way, is one of my most beloved items in my closet. It was a permanent fixture in my wardrobe rotation last summer, and I’m so happy to welcome it back. I’ll be wearing this blouse until it’s threadbare. Same goes for the
sweaty leather shorts by Pink Tartan.
Erdem blouse / Pink Tartan leather shorts / Cole Haan shoes / Chanel bag / LeiVanKash ring / Prada sunglasses / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
I want in on this floral trend. Since I’m unlikely to succumb to printed denim though, I’m turning to closet favourites Nicholas Kirkwood and Erdem for some floral in my life. The designers’ Spring 2012 runway shoe collaboration more than does the trick. Coming in a variety of florals and a range of heel heights, I’ll be wearing these lovely ankle strap pumps long after the trend is deemed over by the powers-that-be.
Available at The Room at the Bay and Holt Renfrew in Canada, and at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom in the US and online.
Images via tooklookbook
Earlier this summer, I posted 15 pairs of Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2011 platform pumps that I was coveting. Today, I’d like to add one more pair to the list – a pair so beautiful they deserved their very own feature.
Continuing his partnership with Erdem, Nicholas Kirkwood created for the brand’s Fall collection the loveliest pair of velvet platform pumps in a signature Erdem abstract print. Aside from being intrigued by the thought of my very first pair of velvet shoes since the age of 5, I’m also madly in love with the colour palette. The design comes in a few different colours, but it’s this navy/pink/purple version, aptly titled “navy jungle” according to Saks.com, that made me gasp out loud at my computer screen.
The price made me gasp too, unfortunately. At $1,050, this pair of shoes may never make the leap from my wish list to my closet, but I’m OK with that. For now, I’m still learning how to walk in my first and only pair of Kirkwoods!
Image Credit: Saks.com
I’ve been obsessed with Erdem all season, so when I spied this shot of Alexa Chung in a white lace frock from the Spring 2011 collection, my heart nearly stopped. Model Constance Jablonski looked positively angelic on the runway in the same dress, but Chung’s styling took the lace number to a whole other level.
She belted the lovely dress, topped it off with a fierce Burberry black leather jacket, and threw on some fantastic flats and not one but two designer bags (Chanel and Longchamp, of course) for good measure. I love the contrast of the tough biker jacket against the dainty lace dress; no one mixes feminine and masculine pieces quite like Chung.
In fact, I’m feeling rather inspired. I have a Manoush white lace dress sitting in my closet that has yet to see the light of day. I’m thinking I might just have to give it some airtime this weekend, thanks to Miss Chung.
Images via Glamour UK, Vogue UK, Style.com
The Bay announced back in March that Canadian-born, London-based womenswear designer Erdem would be designing a capsule collection for The Room in time for Fall 2011. Today, we get a first look at the nine-piece collection, and it’s looking rather covetable!
Inspired by jungle orchids, Erdem’s exclusive print for The Room is an unexpectedly joyous fusion of wild florals and bright colours. The print will be available on dresses, skirts, blouses and scarves this September in The Room’s Toronto and Vancouver locations. With nine pieces to choose from, it’s going to be incredibly challenging to choose just one…or two!
This capsule collection isn’t Erdem’s first for a retailer; pieces from his exclusive collection for UK-based Matches are still currently available, but the print is much less vibrant than what’s he’s created for the Bay. I can’t wait to see the full collection at The Room this Fall!
Images via b-insider.com, Flare.com, fashionmagazine.com
Mention the word ‘prom’ and I automatically pull a face - and it’s not just the horribly tacky dresses associated with the high school tradition. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, I now know that my first go at prom was rather tragic – the dress was nothing to write home about, the accessories were too matchy-matchy, the hair and makeup I’d rather not discuss, and the guy whose arm I was on was just plain wrong. Well, this Saturday, March 26, 2011, at PROM: Into the Wild, presented by BCBGMAXAZRIA, at the Royal Ontario Museum, I finally get another chance at prom. This time, I daresay, I’m going to get it right!
“Discover the wild side of the ROM at PROM: Into the Wild, presented by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Experience an exciting and entertaining night inspired by the beauty of life on Earth and the Museum’s breathtaking natural history collections. Hundreds of…guests will flock to the ROM for a wild night of live entertainment, dancing, exotic cocktails and a fabulous feast for the senses. Prowl your way through the Museum and see it transformed into a glorious oasis of lush lounges, tempting territories and hidden hideaways. Mingle with friends at the watering hole or dance the night away with party guests camouflaged in feathered masks, faux fur and bold prints.”
Care to join me? Tickets are available here. As for what to wear to such an affair, guests are encouraged to “ignite (their) imagination with inspiration from the natural world.” My imagination has indeed been ignited; in fact, it’s running wild because I’m now daydreaming about gorgeous gowns with 4-digit price tags.
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Last Friday, after the God Save the Queen gala the night before, The Room at the Bay hosted a panel discussion led by author/broadcaster Bronwyn Cosgrave with the visiting British designers, including Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Giles Deacon, Mark Fast, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab and Nicholas Kirkwood, as well as Lula Editor-in-Chief Leith Clark. Witnessing the chat in person was well worth the lunch hour I sacrificed. The designers, with their British humour, obvious sense of camaraderie and willingness to chat with Cosgrave, endeared themselves to the audience of Toronto fashion enthusiasts.
Some of my favourite sound bites from the discussion after the jump!
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