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Elie Saab Couture aw/14

On 28/07/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

As all of you fashion fanatics know, Elie Saab’s enchanting Couture Autumn/Winter collection graced the beautiful blue themed catwalk at Paris Couture Fashion Week on the 9th of July. The floor sweeping, crowd pleasing dresses pleased everyone, even the biggest critics.

Saab seems to have adopted a certain style of dress shape which entails a high neckline, no sleeves, a small waistline and a huge skirt! I, amongst many others won’t question Elie’s choice of design for his latest Couture Collection as I feel it is what we needed to cheer up our ever advancing Summer! So I say, ‘bring on Autumn!’ so we can see more of these beautiful designs!

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Eli Saab at Paris Fashion Week

There were no two dresses amongst the amazing 50 that were similar, they ranged from pearl smothered rose pink to beige with black dip dye to stunning shades of dusky blue finished with layers of fray edged lace and embroidered mesh.

One of my favourite dresses from the fascinating, fairytale collection is this floor sweeping, floral to blue ombre dress finished with a plunging neckline and a belt to pull the stunning model’s waistline in, even further. When I first saw this dress, I instantly had a ‘WOW’ moment! Elie Saab’s aim was to squeeze many vital trends in to one dress with this beauty and what a great job he did!

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Now, here is THE dress that everyone is talking about! This is a classic example of the design I mentioned earlier that Elie has recently fallen for. With it’s beautifully embroidered satin, swept over waist line and ombre skirt, this rose and deep pink ball gown would even stand out at the BAFTA’s. The shape of this dress is timeless and appears to live on as every year goes by, especially where Elie Saab is concerned.

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Although most of the dresses shimmering their way down the catwalk were classy and not lacking in material, this risky gown was an exception with its high, leg revealing split. I thought this dress divided the Collection very nicely and it showed how versatile Saab’s Couture creations are.

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Thrown in to the mix, was an array of mini skater and knee skimming dresses. Usually when a dress is shorter in length, it automatically loses its class and elegance however, Elie kept a hold of this by layering up material to create a thicker skirt. By doing this, it gives the illusion of a fuller and more decent skirt which is more pleasing to the eye than a skimpy number. Below, the models show how to style the dresses with an elegant pair of court heels, nude lips and a smokey eye.

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Elie Saab

After so many brightly coloured ensembles, it was refreshing to encounter a few nude pieces half way through. This one really caught my eye as the unusual neck line reminded me of the famous shape that Vivienne Westwood pursues in her inspirational designs. The use of the ‘U’ shaped neck line appears to have been used to make the waist of the wearer seem smaller which gives a more dramatic finish…and also showcases the models best assets!

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Last, but definitely not least is this incredible wedding dress. This stunning creation adorned the catwalk, leaving the audience in absolute awe and it’s magical presence left an atmosphere that cannot be described. From the photograph below, you can see how taken the critics were with this piece as camera flashes and mobile phones dominate the scene. I love the fairytale shape of this gown and how elegantly the detailed veil falls on to it, the huge skirt and slight train also makes the upper half of the beautiful model appear even smaller which is what every bride wants on her big day! Who agrees with me ladies?

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After all, a woman simply cannot watch Elie Saab’s creations dreamily gracing the catwalk, without imagining her own wedding day.

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We Heart Paul’s Boutique

On 25/07/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

Recently Paul’s Boutique London have had an insanely good re-brand, if I’m honest I was not a fan of Paul’s Boutique in school and I have never owned anything from Paul’s Boutique until now. The brand has recently updated their look, it’s super chic, a little more simplistic and as always still very high quality.

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I’m currently lusting over the new collection. I was lucky enough to have the team send me this bag to review.

We ladies carry handbags everyday, they go through a lot with us, from work and play so it’s important to have a bag that adds to your outfit, goes with pretty much everything, and most importantly is really good quality, as it’s got to stay in shape, come rain or shine.

My advice when buying handbags is to ditch the over shopping and invest in a few key pieces. You will get more value for your money if you spend a little more, it won’t make sense to keep buying cheap handbags, if you have to keep re-buying them.

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My bag is called Natasha Neutral Neon Yellow, in blue and you can purchase one at http://www.pauls-boutique.com/ for £70.

This statement tote has been revamped for HS14, with powder blue tones and hint of neon yellow making it the ultimate piece of arm candy for the summer season. It looks really expensive and I often get admiring glances, followed by “I love your bag!” compliments, whenever I wear it.

I styled my bag with:

ASOS pastel blue coat £70
Warehouse Fluro Jacquard Dress £85
Boohoo Silver Pointed Heels £25

Thanks to Paul’s Boutique for my bag – I adore it!
Thanks to Boohoo for my heels
Photography by Hannah Lemon
All views expressed are my own

Designer shoe hire… at your service!

On 24/07/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

At Bonafide we have just started an new exciting venture, with an upcoming designer shoe hire store – Cindy’s Choos.

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On Thursday the official launch will kick off, so stay posted for our updates on Twitter – @bonasupernova and Instagram @bonafidesupernova, we will also be trialling the service very soon, so keep an eye out for our review!
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TOWIE megababe Lauren Pope will be kick starting the celebrations in style, to mark the launch of hot new designer shoe hire boutique, Cindys Choos, at Westfields in Stratford.

On Thursday, July 31st Cindy Choos will officially open their pop up shop as well as going live with an online boutique hiring out shoes from the likes of Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Gina, Charlotte Olympia and Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Lauren Pope will be Djing and meeting and greeting to celebrate the launch of the Cindys Choos which is sure to be a hit with those who want A -Lister style but don’t have the budget to match.

Whether it’s a party, a prom, a wedding or just a fancy day at the office, with Cindys Choos, women can make a killer entrance in some killer heels from as little as £65 for the weekend and £85.99 for the week.

The designer shoe hire service will also be available online at www.CindysChoos.com from 31st July. All the styles are from current seasons, they’re brand new and delivery is made via private courier. In addition to the fashion focused range, they will also have a special Bridal collection. Each pair is hired out for a maximum of four times before then being sold on in a private sale with clients.

The pop up store promises to be a perfect slice of pampering heaven. As well as renting designer shoes , Cindys Choos will offer a beauty bar which will be managed by Buster Knight and Joel Benjamin who are both celebrity hair and makeup artists.

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You can then buy an outfit from your fave shop, head to Cindys Choos, pick a pair of shoes to match your dress, use their changing rooms and get the ultimate makeover by the celebrity make- up artists.

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And if that wasn’t enough to get your glamo-metre off the scale; a concierge can book you an Uber taxi to take you to your event; and if you don’t have any plans they will recommend events, restaurants and other activities taking place in London that night!

The shoe hire service is the brainchild of, 24-year-old Cindy?? (add surname), a former city financier. As a self-confessed designer shoe addict, Cindy initially rented shoes to celebrities such as Kelly Rowland while she was a judge on the X Factor. She also rented shoes for photoshoots and for countless stars.
Cindy said: “I’ve always wanted to make fashion affordable for every day women like me.”

Looks like it’s going to be fun!

Avenue 32 Up & Coming Designers

On 24/07/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

Up and coming designers brought to you by Avenue 32

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