Saturday, 15 May 2010

Latest Lusts

...written by Leia

For the past few months, I've been so busy that I've barely had time to eat or sleep, so of course I haven't had time to go shopping! Normally I make up for this by shopping online, but I haven't bought anything to spruce up my wardrobe - online or otherwise - for about six weeks. I'm starting to feel the urge to shop! I would love to fill my cupboard with these pretties...

The following cute necklaces are from Junk Jewels:



Aren't they sweet?

I've also just had a look at Shanghai Tang's A/W 10 press release. The theme of this collection is "Devastating Beauty" and this is the idea behind it: "While others may focus on the devastation of industrialization and urbanization, Shanghai Tang – with its mission as the global ambassador of contemporary Chinese chic, celebrates the optimistic spirit and resilient nature of China’s people, nature and environment that endure as sights of devastating beauty."

The designers have focused on rendering beauty from destruction, using beautiful prints (to translate the dense network of highways) and vivid colors (that liken to satellite views of crowds of people and cities).

My favorite pieces from the collection -


The following dress is known as the "Phoenix" -

This brocade dress, called "Floral Skin" is my absolute favorite. Such a pretty shape!

The collection should be online and in-stores this Autumn/Winter!

Here are my favorites from Net à Porter (if I were to buy all of the following, the total would be just over £10,000. Whoa!)




I won't be spending £10,000, but I think I need to fulfill the shopping urge soon. What's on your Lust List, lovelies?

26 comments:

Rachel said...

All these dresses are so pretty! I REALLY REALLY want to go designer shopping sometime soon...

Crafty Maria said...

Leia, shop handmade jewelery always! It's more beautiful and often one of the kind or limited series. It's cheaper and you pay to support the artist and not the middleman. And it is easier to shop local. Have a look at this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/47064050/joyces-butterflies-black-and-white-cameo or this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46951994/swallow-birdcage-necklace

And I think that this is a really cute dress: Alice & Olivia Georgette mini dress!

Maria

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I absolutely love your dresses picks! All so beautiful!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

That jewelery is so cute. I wished I could own one.

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

I love the Phoneix, Shanghai Tang dress, it's gorgeoues and the others you showed from Net-a-Porter. Nice post! xxxx

Dressing Up For Me said...

Gorgeous jewelry choices! If I had the budget, I´d definitely buy all those rings. lol! Also locing the black brocade dress that you chose.

janettaylor said...

Mhmmmmm...I love them all, especially those Philip Lim's creations! YAY!


Luinae said...

I'm with Crafty Maria! The ideas are so pretty though, especially the one with cork.

Sarah said...

I sooooooo wish I could afford Shanghai Tang. Went into their shop for the 1st time when I was actually in Shanghai and I was blown away. Their clothes are to die for, but way out of my budget! xx
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daisychain said...

what amazing choices, esp the clothes!

Winnie said...

Love everything especially that Cavalli ring...I'm not a fan of Cavalli but his jewellery is alright!

Harriet said...

You're right - the Shanghai Tang clothes are gorgeous! A while back Net-a-Porter did a competition to win a shopping spree on their website and I had so many daydreams about how much money I could spend on there if I had the opportunity! So many lovely things, so little time (and finances!)

It was so lovely at lunch today - thanks so much for inviting me!

kavita@iheartvintagex said...

Those dresses are so beautiful! Argh, I wish I had lots of monies now :( x

Tasha said...

I love that first necklace! And every single dress from ur lust list from Net a Porter are all stunning!

Teresa said...

I love the adorable little vial with the rose inside! Too cute!

invasionista

Meream said...

Not shopping for 6 weeks! I envy you! I cannot do that coz I'm weak :(

Dusk said...

Gorgeous darling Leia!! As you write "...connected yet so far away..." I'm going through your piosts here!!

Dusk said...

That was "posts" :)

I love all these pieces and your choices hon. LOve 'Floral Skin' too!!

6 weeks???? I can't go 6 hours... er, I mean days. :D
Lucky then that I'm more about the thrill of an op-shop bargain! The less spent the better!

Happy shopping when you get around to it darling Leia!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Fantastic post! I really love those necklaces in the beginning; you got it right, so sweet.

Archer said...

These are Gorgeous.......

annabelle said...

*looks at those dresses wistfully* ...if only! i love the rose necklaces too. hope you're both well! elle x

we buy houses said...

They are priceless. Absolutely to die for! Have a wonderful week!

beingdena said...

I want all these dresses, stunning darling.

Dena x

Tanvi said...

I am LUSTING over each one of those pendants! I WANT! ;)

OceanDreams said...

I am loving those skirts and the jewelry is stunning! ;)

Sarah M said...

hey i lvoe the first outfit so much! i would love to wear a pure lace shirt....see through with black bra....but .... would that be appropriate for work? it would be classy of course...hmm tough one.

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