Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wheels & Dollbaby X Ellen Von Unwerth

The glamorous Australian label Wheels & Dollbaby's most recent collaboration with internationally renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth has culminated in a fantastically evocative and striking set of images that perfectly fuses the brand's aesthetic with Von Unwerth's famously glamour charged glossy signature style.

The instantly recognisable Wheels & Dollbaby glamour and edge is evident throughout the sophisticated new season pieces -  constructed variously from sleekly tailored leather, diaphanous Silk, French lace and an arresting floral print with a chinoiserie feel. 

Key pieces include a chic leather corset dress boned and designed to envelope the curves completely with the addition of Italian Ponti Knit panels, the highly structured French Lace Cocktail "Gigi" dress lined with silk and reams of gathered English tulle and a sassy story of "Le Pirate Girl" inspired styles, incorporating vintage hand dyed lace, gold button trimmings and swashbuckling details.

Another highlight is the exquisitely elegant "Jolie Bow" picnic dress, a delicate confection of bow embroidered tulle with a full skirt, puffed sleeves and complete with a matching scarf and slim velvet belt to complete the look.

The charm of the labels signature pencil skirts, elegant knitwear and glamourous figure hugging cocktail dresses are further amplified by the surrounds of the antique Theatre Dejazet, located in one of the oldest historical neighbourhoods in Paris. 

Featuring two ravishing Parisian beauties - unknown faces that personified the coquettish insouciance of the collection, and working with world famous stylist Sascha Lilic, whose vast portfolio of work has included assisting the late Helmut Newton.