Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Luxe Models on Kendall Jenner at NY Fashion Week

Luxe Models discuss Kendall Jenner Modelling for Marc Jacobs

Kendall Jenner got to live out her dream at New York Fashion week, shimmying down the catwalk for Marc Jacobs. She also got to sit next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the Topshop show at London Fashion Week. There certainly aren’t many other 18-year-olds who can say they’ve done that.

Kendall reportedly said that the experience was completely exhilarating. Apparently she’s completely dazed by the whole thing and finds it all hard to believe. LuxeModels aren’t surprised! Taking to the catwalk in a see-through V-neck sweater and no bra, she certainly managed to raise a few eyebrows! She talked about how nervous she was to do the show, claiming that she was standing backstage worrying that she might throw up, but thankfully she managed to hold it together.

She was given the news that she’d be modelling for Marc Jacob by her modelling agency, who tried to trick her into believing that it wasn’t actually going to happen! Those naughty old agents trying to fool the young Kardashian! Luckily, she’s not a fool, contrary to popular belief.

After the London show, Kendall headed out to All Saints in Shoreditch to stock up on some raggedy leather numbers. Surprisingly she didn’t go to Topshop, despite having seen what was on offer during the show.

An interesting point to note is the fact that Kendall Jenner decided to keep her coat on rather than taking if off as most of the FROW inhabitants tend to do, preferring to drape it over their shoulders like a cape. Kendall obviously thinks for herself though and won’t let convention dictate how she should wear her coat. What a pioneer!

K-Jen will be creating her own line of shoes for Steve Madden, and will collaborate with her younger sister Kylie. (Lol, isn’t is fun how all their names begin with a ‘K’?) The shoes will launch in Glendale on Saturday.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Luxe Models discuss Fashion Week

Luxe Models have been tracking New York Fashion Week and we reckon young designer Alexander Wang is really coming up roses. His pulling power was strong enough to draw New York’s fashionistas across town to Brooklyn where he was displaying his AW14 collection in his new show space.

The show opened with a series of 1960s-style utility tunics. They all feature a number of pockets deigned for carrying all your essentials. This shows that Wang has tapped into the modern woman’s desire for clothing that is practical as well as stylish.

His outerwear styles were clearly created to deal with extreme weather conditions. His printed parka jackets were sublime and we loved the laser-cut leather jackets! There were also temperature-sensitive outfits on show that changed colour as the models sashayed across a number of carefully placed heating vents.

Tommy Hilfiger’s American Explorer collection was also focussed on extreme weather wear. There was everything from mixed plaids to sheepskin-lined hiking boots – perfect for high-flyers heading off on a winter ski trip or amidst the New York streets, where there is still a thick layer of snow on the ground.

Derek Lam created a great collection, centred on simplicity. He offered up a perfectly cut masculine coat, a great fluted hem skirt and a sharply tailored pair of trousers that women will love.

Bowling shirts and jackets with embroidery details on the breast look set to be hugely popular and really capture the feel on the 1950s with a modern spin.

Stuart Vevers showed his first collection for Coach since leaving Loewe and we were worried he may not live up to the challenge of creating a fresh look. However, he certainly didn’t disappoint. The collection really spoke to the younger audience with denim jackets and detachable collars, bomber jackets and striking Houndstooth outerwear.

Phillip Lim was showing pastel printed shirts and teddy bear jackets with an overriding autumnal colour scheme.

Finally, Victoria Beckham continued the looser silhouette she’s been championing but has dropped the masculine feel that was prevalent last year. Her show closed with a display of very feminine gowns to keep her loyal fans satiated.
Hot Tips for AW14: Colours, chiffon, bomber jackets, tunics, 1950s styles. 

Luxe Models are really enjoying Fashion Week so far and we'd love to hear your thoughts on it too! You can follow us on Twitter for regular updates. 

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Season of Co-ords

Luxe Models look at coordinating fashions

Coordinating tops and bottoms might call to mind the frumpy twin sets of the past that were only ever worn by old ladies strung with pearl necklaces. But that is the case no longer! Luxe Models are pleased to report that this season doubling up on prints and patterns is the new hot look this season. 

Known in the fashion world as co-ords, coordinating patterns are a simple way of putting together a fresh look. This top-to-toe ensemble look will work wonders on streamlining your silhouette. And it's not just a hot look on the runways. Celebrities everywhere are donning an all over pattern to step out on the town. 

There is always a danger of looking frumpy or out of date with co-ords, but Luxe Models reckon the key to success is in choosing modern cuts and accessorizing the heck out of your threads! Sexy shoes and modern bags are an absolute must, and big earrings can offset to look perfectly. 

To stay chic, maybe a floral blazer and matching shorts with a plain blouse or t-shirt? Or how about a crop top and neat thigh-length skirt? It's really up to you. Choose cuts that flatter your figure and patterns that won't draw attention to any areas you'd rather remain discreet. 

There are no rules when it comes to coordination, so long as both top and bottom match. So you could go for block colours or floral patterns, even paisley if you're feeling wild!

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