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Philip Lim Pre-fall 2012 anyone?

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I spy – Fall 2012 Trends at Topshop NOW

Fancy yourself a smart shopper? OMB! have been raiding through all the pre-fall collections 2012 and low an behold it seems Topshop were a little ahead of themselves. Check out these bargain beauties that should prove to be keepers for Fall 2012!

Poppies
Gucci pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £18

Burgundy
The Row pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £15

Lace
Valentino pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £15 

Leather 
Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2012 / Topshop NOW £25

Top tips – Red and burgundy are tipped to be the big colours of the season. Wintery florals by day and baroque detailing by night. Leather and lace are still going strong, as are the boxy shapes and simple lines seen last season.


Today I’m Wearing “Black and Blue”

“Black and Blue”

Silk dress, Full Circle | Jacket, Forever 21 | Leather Boots, Dune | Bag, Vintage Chloe

 Oksana OMB!


The melody still lingers. Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2012, a tribute to Amy Winehouse

This spring, the infamous beehive walked the catwalk. The collection took inspiration from the late singer’s signature 50s style and included pencil skirts and corset dresses.

Why the new muse? “Amy Winehouse was a true style icon,” Gaultier told reporters backstage. “What she stands for above all, is uniqueness. Both in music and the way she dressed, she mixed a great many influences.”  Amy Winehouse has certainly left her mark, and only the future will tell how widespread and lasting her legacy is on the fashion world.


It starts with an idea – MIC star Caggie Dunlop releases preview of new clothing line

This teaser was released yesterday on ISWAI’s Facebook page. The brand promises to keep fashion fun, exciting and ‘give people an opportunity for some exposure in what is a very competitive industry’ – over here at OMB! we are suckers for new talent and those that shine a light on them, so we are 100% loving Ms Dunlop’s idea.

500 T-Shirts will be going on sale preliminarily… on your marks…


“You are my favourite you” – Dallas Clayton

Happy poetry for children that resounds with adults, there is certainly something special about Dallas Clayton. A less controversial Banksy for the masses, Clayton’s mission seems to be to spread love, happiness and rainbow coloured messages around the world – go him! He writes books for children, casually hangs signs around metropolitan areas and has even left out  lottery tickets in super friendly envelopes.

Message for Dallas – we would LOVE to see these designs on clothing. Yes OMB!’s ed. Oksana will put her hands up and admit she’ll be the first to sport a t-shirt saying “you are my favourite you”.

Check out Mr. Clayton’s blog here.


T-Shirt Tea Break

Oui T-Shirt 
French Connection £27 


All rise, for Aldo Rise.

It’s all about new and exciting talent (mega bucks not required) and that’s why Aldo Rise deserves a standing ovation.

On the eve of Versace for H&M’s Spring/Summer Collection release, Aldo Rise is the high street and designer collaboration that everyone’s talking about. Why? US brand Aldo has created an affordable but impressive collection by putting heads together with the hottest names of fashion future-land: J.W.Anderson, Mark Fast and Preen masterminds, Justin Thornton and Thea Bragazzi (learn all these names!).

Prices range between £125-£135, and the designs will be available at Selfridges only for the next month and at ASOS from February 22.

Mark Fast Cregger cut–out courts £125

Mark Fast Cregger cut–out courts £125

Preen Paider open–front sandals £125

JW Anderson Weatherbee eyelet courts £125

P.S. Take a look at Preen’s SS12 Ready-to-wear collection here. Classic looks we’ll be seeing filtering down through to the high street this season (our earlier post on Primark is a good example!)


Guilty pleasure – Hi-top Wedges

As seen on Beyonce, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Anne Hathaway.

Isabel Marant £430

Ash £189

Aldo £80 (also available in black)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Fishtails and Feathers at the Golden Globes 2012

Well, we always knew Spring/Summer 2012 was going to be a fishy one! But in all seriousness, last night’s Golden Globes showcased two of the big trends for the coming season: Feathers and Mermaid Silhouettes.

Feathers were seen on the catwalk at Louis Vuitton, Jason Wu and Ralph Lauren. Will you be ruffling some feathers this season? Or is this trend a no-go outside of the red carpet?

Michael Kors / Gucci / Vera Wang

Nina Ricci / Roberto Cavalli / Monique Lhuillier

Louis Vuitton, Paris Fashion Week