Sunday, 1 February 2015

Weekly Fashion Trend - The Big 5

In this week's fashion trend I'm introducing you to my Big 5...these are my top 5 designers. From each designer I have selected one stand out piece that is deemed classic and an absolute lifetime investment. These are the pieces you hand down from generation to generation and if you are lucky enough to have just one of these pieces in your closet consider yourself not only very fortunate but one of the select few to own a piece of fashion history...

The absolute piece de la resistance for me is the Chanel 2.55, named after the month it was created February 1955. Inspired by the straps on soldier's bags, Coco Chanel was tired of carrying a bag in her hand as she was always loosing them, and wanted something to carry over her shoulders. The quilted material was thought to be inspired by her love of riding and the maroon coloured lining on the inside was the colour of her school uniform at Catholic school. And the hidden pouch in the was to carry secret love letters...
Today its considered an absolute luxury and a major assets to any closet!

Next up is definitely a Dior dress...Christian Dior was a master at creating shapes and silhouettes, bustier-style bodices and wasp-waisted corsets, giving woman a very curvaceous form. Today Dior is considered one of only 2 high end Haute Couture houses in the world! So...owning a Dior dress is definitely a major investment and a piece of history!


Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw's electric blue Manolo Blahnik's at her infamous wedding??? The ones Big proposed with and the ones that ultimately brought them back together...Gosh, they are gorgeous and what a piece of TV history you have right there to pass down to your daughter along with your SATC box set! In 1970 Monolo had a chance meeting with the editor-in-chief of US Vogue who admired his shoe sketches and advised him to become a shoe designer.


The Cartier Tank was created in 1917 and inspired by the tanks found in the First World War battlefields. The defining features include its bold roman numeral dial, sword shaped blue steel hands and a sapphire cabochon surmounted crown. The tank has become the most highly coveted wristwatch of all time and has graced the wrists of Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana and Yves Saint Laurent...


Last but not least are the Gucci Ballet Flats. With beginnings at the end of the 19th century the company used cotton canvas rather than leather during World War 2 due to material shortages. The canvas was distinguished by the signature double G symbol still synonymous with the brand today and considered an item of immense luxury and craftsmanship. Owning a pair of these ballet flats will most certainly last a lifetime...


 And there you have it...a little bit of fashion history this week. If you own any of these items consider yourself a very lucky girl...I know I am so fortunate to own a Chanel 2.55 and a Cartier Tank...I'm still working on the rest...

2 comments:

  1. In another life I would totally be a Dior / Chanel kinda gal. Not so much this time around!! I am too much of a practical mumma to be fussing with fash at this stage in my life. I need shoes that run and skirts that wash. x

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    1. I am a mommy too, but a girl can dream right...

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