Saturday, August 13, 2011

Heavy Metal

Gareth Pugh gold dress

As we approach the tail end of Winter, I find myself obsessing over all things sparkly and shiny, particularly marveling at the heavy metal & industrial styles that seems to be cropping up all over the place. I think it started with that gorgeous Gareth Pugh gold number in Beyonce's 'Run the World' video:

From Beyonce, J.Lo and Gaga's continual love affair with formidable metal couture and accouterments, to little Miley Cyrus'es fabulous metallic wardrobe in her recent Maire Clare shoot, it seems metal and the hard edge industrial look is all go. Juxtaposed with a feminine edge like flowing loose hair or softer makeup, it creates a striking look.

Miley for Marie Claire in Balmain studded jacket
In A.F Vandervost dressIn Gareth Pugh mirror dress
In Cavalli corset dress

I love Gaga's studded jackets, and the heavy metal look in her and Beyonce's 'Telephone' video (check it out HERE).
Gaga shocks in spiked Thierry Mugler g.string at the CFDA Awards
Custom made chains & cigarette sunnies by Victor and Rolf
Gaga in studded jacket by Search and Destroy
Gaga in studs at MTV Music Aid Japan
Me & The Fox's new rings from Smoove in Auckland
Emanuelle Alt in Balmain

Naturally, I also love Fergie's studded rock-chick look whilst promoting her & Slash's Beautiful Dangerous.

More studs..
Kate Moss for Burberry
Kate Bosworth in Burberry
Burberry heels
Taylor Momsen in Burberry jacket
Kate in studded leathers at Lady Gaga concert

Back to Gareth Pugh, as well as being a firm fave of Beyonce and Gaga, his Spring/Summer 2011 range with it's glossy mirror dresses is popping up everywhere. Daphne Guinness is the perfect foil (excuse the pun) for Gareth's space age, show-stopping looks.
Daphne Guinness in Gareth Pugh metallics
Beyonce in Gucci

Herve Leger's 1980's bandage dress has had a resurgence of late, with Maz Azaria taking over the brand in 2007 resulting in the style becoming ubiquitously rolled out on almost every celeb over the past few years, I do adore his latest metal-embellished line - as does J.Lo!

Herve Leger's metal inspired collection 2011


  1. Awesome post! Beyonce is fierce, I always love what she wears. Glad I've held onto my sequin miniskirt now :)

  2. Thanks! Ooh yes, love some sequins. Esp gold!


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