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Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009

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Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009

Who doesn’t  absolutely love the two dresses above? They have the short and harsh cut designs of a modern dress, and the lines and colours combined with the cut give it an almost futuristic sense, but Azria’s use of the lines around the waist i genius giving it that feminine touch as it accentuates the females naturally smaller waist and therefore helping to produce  curves! How marvelous!

the dress below is an older dress by Azria, but I’m totally diggin’ on how cute it is! Ashlee Simpson wore it ti the Mtv Video Awards in 2007 and I think she looks stunning. Her beach swept locks also suit the dress (probably more so than the carefree style of the model from the Azria catwalk). Although the model does have the waist looking smaller and as such accentuates the dress more lets face it.

Ashlee Simpson Max Azria

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Written by Petite Mystere

July 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Ruth Tarvydas Autumn Winter Collection 2009

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Ruth Tarvydas Autumn Winter 2009  - #3434

I’m loving these two dresses (above and below) by Ruth Tarvydas. They’re both part of the new Autumn Winter Collection of 2009. I’m loving the fabric choice of the top dress and the details around the strap and neck line. I am positively in love with the back of the dress below as well. I true Tarvydas style the beading and chain work in the detailing would most likely be extremely heavy and weighty, but it looks so marvelous, so who cares right?  After all, us females suffer for fashion all the time.

Tarvydas Autumn Winter 2009 - #3342

Ruth Tarvydas Autumn Winter 2009

This dress here is another favourite from the collection. Generally speaking I don’t like the whole metallic thing or completely beaded and shiny dress sort of thing, but this along with very few other things has become an exception to my usual disliking. I’m also loving the loose hanging material at the bottom of the extremely low cut backing of the dress. I’m not a big fan of the new craze about the low cut backings… but that’s mainly because I personally can’t pull it off. The style is actually really sexy though.

Ruth Tarvydas Autumn Winter 2009 #3402

Written by Petite Mystere

July 13, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

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These are just a couple of the dresses from the Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection – my favourite ones of course.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

The photography for these dresses, both above and below, is the style I love to see for the maxi dresses with lots of fabric. It looks awesome and you get to see just how big the skirt is.I love the pattern and colour of the dress below in particular. As much as I like the backing of that dress as well, I adore the above dress’s neck and waist line – the tucks, folds, draping, and to top it off, the added patterning. They both remind me of the versions that I have seen produced by Kookai in the 2009 Summer Collection.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

The use of colours in the dress below are beautiful. I usually absolutely hate brown and blue being mixed together, but this looks exquisite – especially with the soft fabric and draping. It’s beautifully emphasised with the lines of the folds at the top of the dress and the knot tie over.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

Generally, I hate both metallic dresses and sequined dresses. However this seasons rise in use of sequins for party dresses has made me begin to appreciate the more classier styles of it. This dress below by Zuhair Murad, is beautifully done and manages to looks classy and sophisticated without the usual tackiness that I usually relate to shiny over the top pieces.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection 4

Written by Petite Mystere

July 11, 2009 at 4:20 am