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September 20, 2009

In Conversation At: Falguni and Shane Peacock

Naomi: So what did you think of the show?

Nic: I thought it was really good. I really loved the graphic prints and the embellished shoulders

Naomi: I loved the shoulders. My only problem was that at times with the graphic prints, cut outs and then the huge shoulders, it all seemed a bit fussy and a bit much.

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June 15, 2009

Who Wore It Best: Balmain's Padded Shoulders

June 11, 2009

Frassy's Twist On Trends: '80s Padded Shoulders

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 09
Balmain A/W 09/10
When the going get tough, go big - while this might not necessarily be a motto applicable to the real world, it can definetely be asserted in the sartorial sphere. When your fashion pennies are dwindling, its important to get every cent of fashion power from each garment you purchase. Spruce up any outfit with the '80s-inspired shoulder pad: They instantly pump up every ensemble with a blast from the past, one that transforms into a contemporary "wow factor". Forget designer and always thrift your shoulder pads instead - search through vintage heap piles for your own padded perfection. They sit nicely with pretty much any outfit and can be easily transformed from a day to a night look. Here, Frassy chooses a palette of pastel spring colours: pairing a quirky mint-green blazer (Vintage, London: Seven Pounds) with conventional Topshop finds. If your pockets can't plush out your style, surely a cheap pair of pads will...

June 09, 2009

Rate or Slate: Beyonce Hearts Balmain

Beyonce continues to show love for Balmain's padded shouldered jackets. She was spotted wearing a black one as she exited the back door of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London this week.

Are you still loving this look as much as I am or are you getting bored?



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