Thursday, June 6, 2013

SUPER MODERN GLAMOUR. ACNE, HELMUT LANG, MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA..........Get the look for less!




The look is contemporary, innovative, understated, sensual.



The tones are in muted palettes, with pops of colour and black. 



The clothes are effortlessly wearable, refined, relaxed, and refreshingly cool.



This is Super Modern Glamour..........




Acne : Spring/Summer 2013












This cult Swedish label was founded in 1996.  Acne's clothes are desirable, wearable, beautiful and simplistic.

Cool subtle luxury at its best. 



Helmut Lang : Spring/Summer 2013









In 1977 after not finding a tee shirt he liked Helmut Lang left business school, and started designing clothes.

The clothes have an urban modernity to them.

This is street chic at its best.


"I don't set out to be mysterious and perverse.... I love people who have rules but also have the courage to break them when they no longer make sense."  Helmut Lang.



    Maison Martin Margiela : S/S 2013












Maison Martin Margiela, is the epitome of super modern glamour. 

Conceptual, sculptural, thought provoking, refined.




Get the look for less.........







Dream Motif Tee Shirt £14 Dorothy Perkins

Take your cue from Acne, team your tee with a chiffon maxi........







Minimal jewellery in just there perspex.









This scene stealing skirt will take you through all seasons, a wardrobe must have.........



Perspex Beach Bag




This bag is a hot buy at the price of your latte!




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Statement shoes, for an added impact.



Aviator sunglasses



Shades of cool........







High street hottie......




Black Leather Pencil Skirt





Bored with your mini? Go hell for leather in this skirt........



Faux leather tote bag




Arm style candy.







This bracelets contemporary constuction is from London designer Madelaine Moxham. 




Two Tone Cream and Orange Tunic






Flaunt your pins, in this pared down tunic.............




Black (Black) Black Metal Cuff Sandals | 279571101 | New Look





Heavy metal cuff sandal looks cool and contemporary.




Hobo bag



Must have bag!





Get a shot of metallic with this amazingly priced bangle!




Nude Pleated Maxi Dress





I want this dress NOW!



Cat-eye sunglasses



"Purr"...... to your hearts delight in classic cats eye retro specs.



Image 1 of Miista Shona Gold Heeled Gladiators Sandals




Beauty at your feet from London based designers Miista.






All zipped up minimalist clutch.



Live, Love, Dance, Sing Stackable Ring Set



Sing a song of six pounds, a pocket full of change!




Draped Nude Chiffon Dress




Check out this collection by two former Central St Martin's graduates Kate and Vicky.


Paisie was set up in 2010 to fill the gap in the market for design led but affordable clothing.  View all Paisie here 











Wear with everything nude heels.......




Engraved Spike Tunnel Earrings




Raw elegance, spiked textured earrings look so designer.


And finally...............




Dear Matalan,

Please, please, can you make your stores a better shopping experience.  Can you fix your displays, general layout , and improve the horrible  lighting, (It feels like you are inside an aircraft carrier.)

Also please up your staffing levels........I know times are tough for stores right now and whilst the staff you have in my local store are lovely, there is just not enough of them on the shop floor to help customers.

Surely these are the basics of what good retailing is all about?

You have some great products at amazing price levels, that I frequently mention on my blog, but I always feel let down by a visit to your store. Shopping should be an uplifting, experience, instead of one that leaves you feeling slightly flat and disappointed!

Thank you,

Helen at NET-A-DRESSER.




And for a final touch of Glamour, how about learning to drive in this?..........!





Glamour Training Car

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59 comments

  1. Great post dear!


    http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it/

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  2. very inspirational post! lots to see and check out.

    I've read your comment on my post , I always thought that you were so trendy ...now I understand ...!!! Here in Italy Just in case is absolutely new ......very few shops know this brand , in my area is not possible to find it.I've first see it in Brussels some years ago ....I like this style.

    This afternoon I've read about you ....wishlist and lifestyle .......Tomorrow I'll try to make your risotto with asparagus and mint.
    Have a nice evening

    ave

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    1. Oh I do hope the risotto works out ok.....who am I to post a risotto recipe to an Italian!! xx

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  3. You are putting lots of temptation my way!...I love that chiffon maxi and those gladiators are to die for:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. So sorry....nice to look and dream though! xx

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  4. Great designs, and the high-street alternatives that you found are just fab!

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    1. Thanks, so glad you liked the alternatives! xx

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  5. Gorgeous outfits! Amazing pieces!

    http://www.fashionnarcissism.com/

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  6. Great post Ms. Helen! I love every collections of outfits! :)

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  7. the maxi skirt and dress are amazing!

    Aga
    http://shadesofvoguish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Think they are pretty gorgeous too! xx

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  8. i enjoyed that post very much:)
    as my gfc does not work for the last few days I am gonna follow u on bloglovin :) x
    follow back to stay updated :D

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  9. A gorgeous collection. The car is so funny!

    I am a new follower.

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

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  10. very nice post!

    http://thedaydreamings.blogspot.de/

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  11. love the looks with tops ;) nice pics!!

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  12. Helmet Lang and Mason Martin Margiela are amazing brands! Nice round up of the runway looks and the affordable alternatives :)

    LATEST POST http://sapphire-brushstrokes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/lbd-and-dessert.html

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    1. So pleased you liked the alternatives! xx

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Loved looking through all these outfits :)

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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  14. great post, love all the collections! =)

    tnx so much for stopping by at my spot, leaving me sweet comment! =)
    http://mancinasspot.blogspot.com/

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  15. More great picks!! I am loving the nude heels and the black ankle boots and the long nude color dress is so beautiful!
    Ps. that "glamour" car is so funny :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  17. I love the perspex bag and twisted cuff! Also really like your blog name :) I've followed you :) x

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  18. Really cool revew! Loving the perspex bangle!

    xoxo

    Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

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    1. The bangle is pretty cool for the price I think! xx

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  19. Thanks so much for your comment today dear! :) This post is really nice, as I love all the looks and the simplicity they bring and how effortless they are! That last photo is hilarious! I can't imagine driving that car! LOL! Have a great day, dear! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

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  20. Acne's collection is just amazing, I fell in love with maxi skirts and dresses. So feminine and casual at the same time - great for summer :)
    And thanks for your comment :)

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    1. Acne, is just such a cool collection! xx

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  21. Love these collections. The first with all the stripes is my favorite.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post.

    www.fashboulevard.com

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    1. Thank you so much for you really sweet comments....love your posts too! xx

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  22. love the post! ^^

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. Cool collections. I love the maxi nude dress you found on pretaportobello.com!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog!

    http://thestyle-o-meter.blogspot.ro/

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  24. Amazing Post ,great Work! Love the Bags <3

    kisses

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  25. WOWOWO!!! WHat a post! I love the Acne collection soo much! And the Margiela is amazzzing! That twisted top they did is ACE! So cool how you posted how to get the look for less! U sooo fab!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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    1. Thanks girls...love your blog too! xxx

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  26. I love everything, especially that second dress by Helmut Lang! I had no idea that it was a tee shirt that inspired him to become a designer either!

    x Paris

    cocoaandlace.blogspot.com

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    1. I love the stories behind the designers....thank you! xx

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  27. That purple ombre skirt in the first image...blew my mind!

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  28. Oh, i'm in love with that Mango Hobo Bag :-) Greetings, Silvi♥

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