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Prabal Gurung’s Spring/Summer 2015

My favourite designer, Prabal Gurung just showcased his latest collection. His latest collection is inspired by native Nepal and is playful with texture and silhouette, offering his signature feminine styles mixed with an unexpected dose of androgynous charm.

In his SS15, the designer wanted to continue what he began last season. ″I wanted to continue the journey,″ he said. ″This time it′s more a visual diary of her trek up the mountains.″ We′re back in the Himalayas, only now it′s spring. Instead of deep reds, he used a palette of sunset pastels.

According to Vouge, Prabal Gurung went for a more undressed approach with sassy slashes, slits and keyhole flashes of flesh. Sporty in silhouette with racer-back vest styles and little flirty skirts, his midnight tones and dusky grey-purple palette kept it regal and evening worthy – iridescence incarnating short shifts and T-shirt numbers – while zingy knits continued along this peek-a-boo vein, veering off around the body. And this was very much the theme and silhouette of the collection, drawing on frills and spills of hemlines as it went, the shorter dresses towards the end of which were the prettiest and most covetable.

The collection got lots of positive reviews from fashion editors and fashionistas.

I am in love with  the awesome prints of Himalayas and clouds. Of course, I loved it all but here are my favourites.

Apart from the clothes, I am lusting on those amazing killer heels.

Prabal gurung shoes (1) Prabal gurung shoes (2)

And here is the full collection from SS 2015.

Have you been following NYFW? Who is your favorite designers?

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Prabal Gurung Resort 2015

Inspired by a show of the British artist Matthew Stone’s work at The Hole gallery, Prabal Gurung ( my favourite designer), named his latest Resort collection: Unconditional Love. He said he approached his striking new Resort collection as if it were a “one-stop shop from morning to evening”. The idea, he explained, was prompted by all the traveling he’s been doing to trunk shows in places as far-flung as Singapore and Toronto.

I love everything from this collection, from tees and sweatshirts to floor-length gala dresses with prints or jacquards designed to evoke Stone’s brushstrokes. The prints and jacquards came in vivid shades of red or blue, sometimes mingled together, and they turned the clothes into moving canvases.

Here are some of my favourite from the collections..And looks at those choose, love love love.

View the rest of the collection .

Apart from his latest collection, he is definitely making waves around the world and doing a great job.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Peplum trend

This article was published in +977 (a Nepalese Lifestyle Magazine in Australia) in  June 2014 issue.    

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If you over indulge a little during holiday season, don’t worry a lot but invest in peplum dress/top/skirt/jacket until you get back in shape sa it draws attention away from non-washboard abs.

Peplum is a clever little frill, a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, skirt or dress that extends from your waist to hips making your body look perfect.

From 1800s, peplums were in fashion and it has made a big comeback since few seasons now. From catwalks to celebrities to normal people, everyone is embracing this new tread and you will know why as well if you own a piece.

As everything in fashion, you need to know some simple rules on wearing peplum in the most flattering way. The length, width and volume of the ruffle determine it all, and the drape and choice of fabric make a difference too while choosing what to buy. The key to getting this trend right is keeping it modern.

  • Choose soft materials peplum making sure it stays next to your skin and gives the illusion of a smaller waist.
  • Get a peplum that has slightly higher waist and it can hide a thicker middle.
  • A single colour outfit will also help lengthen your frame so avoid extreme colour-blocking or graphic print-blocking.
  • If you are wearing a peplum top, wear a streamlined pencil skirt or tapered pants.
  • Buy peplum slightly narrower at the front than the back, creating a scooping effect at the waist and hips.
  • Paired with the right belt (read skinny), peplum can be even more flattering.
  • If you are not tall, buy peplum with short width and less volume.
  • If you have straight body, pick a soft yet streamlined flared peplums to add curve to your body.

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Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Prabal Gurung around the world

My favourite designer celebrated his birthday his birthday on 31 March so I would like to start this post wishing him a very happy birthday. I am sure he had a great day  🙂

Happy Birthday Prabal Gurung

While I was busying enjoying my holiday, Prabal Gurung ‘s creation was appearing everywhere around the globe. Every time I am able to read about him or see someone wearing one of his creation, I feels so good. So here is the sample of footprints Prabal Gurung is leaving around the world . Love him so much.

Marie Olympia of Greece wears sky technical tweed bomber and pencil skirt from the Spring 2014 collection for the March issue of Tatler.

Julianne Moore wearing the ivory silk cloque hand draped dress with navy, silver and grey paint-stained printed lurex jacquard asymmetric skirt from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 collection in Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman wears the white silk crepe off the shoulder dress hand-embroidered with swarovski crystals, silk grosgrain and organza ribbons and graphic black mako stripes from the Spring 2014 collection and Casadei for Prabal Gurung shoes for the March Issue of InStyle.

The pearlescent pink technical bonded satin shirtdress with white sable yoke insert, open back and mesh paneling from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection in the March Issue of Vogue China.

The pearlescent pink, white and abstract rose printed hand-draped silk/cotton duchesse strapless dress layered over double bonded cotton bustier from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection in the March Issue of ELLE Magazine.

Camilla Belle wearing the white windowpane organza 3/4 sleeve off the shoulder shawl sheath dress from Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 collection tonight in West Hollywood.

Magdalena Frackowiak wearing the wearing the lavender, mint and black abstract rose printed napa leather sweatshirt and pencil skirt from the Spring 2014 collection for the March Issue of Vogue Japan.

Maja Salamon wears Prabal Gurung kelly graphic rose screen printed translucent PVC raincoat from the Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of Vogue Russia.

The pearlescent pink technical bonded satin shirtdress with white sable yoke insert from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection with V Magazine.

Prabal Gurung vermillion graphic rose digital printed rayon muscle tee and vermillion technical tweed pencil skirt with disintegrated rose motif from the Spring 2014 Collection with this weekend’s The Telegraph.

Cobie Smulders wears the sky translucent glitter printed laminated tulle pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of InStyle Russia.

The lavender, mint and black abstract rose printed napa leather sweatshirt and the lilac rose sable pant with tonal satin inserts and white mesh overlay from the Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of Elle Vietnam.

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 ivory polarized rose printed silk duchesse a-line pleated colorblock dress and Pre-Fall 2013 bright pink and turquoise graphic lily printed silk / cotton tee for the April Issue of Elle Vietnam.

Kareena Kapoor Khan wears the kelly classic rose printed silk crepe de chine draped back blouse with contrast yolk and sleeve inserts from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the March cover story of Vogue India.

Sonam Kapoor wearing the lavender rose sable deep-v dress with hand-draped bodice, dolman sleeve and white mesh raceback detail from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection.

Martha Hunt wearing the translucent nylon pointelle sweater with hand-embroidered vermillion and black ribbon rose embroidery and vermillion graphic rose printed technical duchesse pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of ELLE Magazine (US).

Sarah Gadon wears the lavender rose bonded technical satin hand-draped dress with cascading back ruffle and exposed double bonded cotton poplin corset from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of InStyle.

Elettra Wiedemann wearing Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 ensemble for the screening of ‘Dom Hemingway’ last night in New York.

Prabal Gurung black and white fil couple silk and cotton pant with graphic black and mesh inserts from the Spring 2014 collection for the May Issue of GLAMOUR UK.

Elettra Wiedemann and Isabel Lucas wears Prabal Gurung.

Rita Ora wears the pearlescent pink, black and white abstract rose printed napa leather pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the May Issue of Elle UK.

Kate Upton’s Prabal Gurung gown from the February Issue of Vogue.

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in Prabal Gurung Resort 2014 .

Bollywood actress Kajol in Prabal Gurung.

Midi Magic

This article was published in +977 (a Nepalese Lifestyle Magazine in Australia) in March 2014 issue.

midi magic

Have you seen your mum’s or grandma’s old picture and noticed that the fashion they used to wear then are repeating and the midi is the must-have piece for 2014. It is feminine, flattering, and when styled in the right way, it is a beautiful modern take on a ’50s silhouette. Midi skirts, with a hemline which falls below the knee has been ignored for some time but women are rediscovering it and it can be worn to work, out at night, and on the weekends too .

Mid-calf hemline can be tricky to master, wear one that’s too short and you look squat, wear one that’s too long and you look like a bag lady. But it’s not impossible, and here are a few things to remember while buying midi and how to wear them.

Height

Height makes a big difference on which midi to buy. If you are short, stick to a skirt that hits just below the knee. If you are tall, any length will do so long as it doesn’t go below your ankles.

Length

 Length is everything. You can totally ruin the midi look if your skirt is just 2 inches too long or too short. Ideally, you want a midi to hit mid shin, where your leg begins to thin out. If a skirt hits at the thicker part of your leg, it will make you look stalky. If required, get it hemmed to an appropriate length.

 Perfect pairings

  • If you wear a bold colour midi, temper it with a neutral blouse.
  • For pleated or fuller options, keep the top simple.
  • Pair midi skirts with a feminine fitted tee or a pretty blouse in the same tone.
  • Pair your midi skirt with a polo tee for casual look.
  • Keep everything basic if you are wearing a statement skirt.
  • If you have a thin waist, add a lovely wide belt to your skirt.
  • Since every midi has a rather full skirt, keep it streamlined above the waist with a cropped jacket or a slim blouse.