Wednesday, 5 November 2008
The only good thing about this cold weather is a chance to give the coat wardrobe a good airing. At the moment I am rotating three coats. A 1960's double breasted blue coat circa 2006 (Topshop) a plum coloured cape, last years from Warehouse, and my delightful violet peacoat with pussy bow from Primark (this years). I particularly love the last coat mentioned, because not only was it a bargain at £21 (I saw a similar versionat French connection for £140) but I have had many a compliment while wearing the coat. I love it dearly.
Scarfs and hats are also becoming a major concern I am mixing and matching at the moment, lots of bright colours on mass. I think this is working at the moment, but I do love the matching look.
I am also very much considering a foray into faux fur, I have seen some great coats at Topshop which are to die for. I think that it is probably a look that is passable in london, but not elsewhere. We shall see though...
'Til next time my fashion lovers, keep it gothic XOXO
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I would really like to get the job, although the pay won't be much better its still another chance to do it right this time, and hopefully get on that ladder.
Anyway, enough about my life. Apart from needing a boyfriend, and a new job, I also need a black lace dress. My wardrobe is over run with black dress for a night out, but I need more. The beauty I am after is from Topshop; priced at £45 I want it, I want it, I want it. Unfortunately I don't believe my bank manager will agree with me that it is an important purchase.
My rant is at an end, but remember guys its all about the black lace and Gossip Girl, I brought the Season 1 box set and I am once again addicted. You know u love me XOXO
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Denim is definitely a way of life; there are people who wear nothing but denim. I am of the latter group, I have yet to find my defining piece. I do have a cute denim pinafore dress, though it is often forced to the back of my wardrobe to make way for other key pieces.
The generation (or two) before us were the forerunners for denim, back when Jeans began to reach cult status. A new and exciting material, quickly adopted for youth rebellion. Who of course can not remember that advert (i heard on the grape vine). Although I was only a new born when that advert was first aired I don't know many people from my genration or older who do not know about the laundry scene.
Jeans are such a key piece in fashion today, and for many seasons now. Many designers have begun dabbling in their own ranges. Largerfield, McQ and Westwood to name but a few. Mr Largerfield is such a firm fan of denim that he did a whole collection in denim back in the day. Although you have to love a designer range, I am a great believer of sticking to what you're best at. If you want a great pair of jeans it has to from a Jeans specialist like Levis, Pepe and Wranglers. Here you'll find good quality, reasonably priced pieces. The only break in this rule would be Topshop who are a great contender for good Jeans.
Although I may wax lyrically about the garment (jeans) I have never been fortunate to find a great pair that fit me. I am on the quest for the holy grail, will I ever find it????
When you think of denim your mind automatically springs to jeans, but there are also some great garments made from denim at the moment. From shirts to dresses they are all available on the buyers market in a range of finishes, and styles for every occasion. Not only for roughing it denim is slowly becoming a work staple as well as for play.
Denim is fun and versatile, whether dressed up or down it gives the wearer effortless style or credibility. Wear it with pride and remember that all over denim is never a good look. Mix and match with other materials and textures.
All the best denim wearers and fashion marvels xoxo
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Arm Candy does not only mean wearing bracelets on your wrists, I think there is nothing hotter than wearing a bracelet somewhere between you wrist and your elbow (it makes your arm look ultra skinny). The second alternative, for you skinny minnies is wearing a piece mid- arm beteen your shoulderand your elbow (very grecian).
Now we have established where to wear the piece of arm Kandy, what to wear is the question. I think anything goes this season large or small, monochrome or brightly coloured. I think gemsare a big theme, and anything that has been handmade (or looks that way). Don't spend a lot of money of these pieces, the cheaper the better. You can customise them andmake it your own.
Being A/W 08 gloves and arm warmers are a key trend. Check out this lovely piece below, its so boho.
No matter what you wear, have fun with it, and make it work for you.
Another one bites that dust, until tomorrow xoxo!
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Not only is the TV great on Tuesday, but today Patricia Fields collection launches at Marks and Spencers. I would love to go, but it doesn't launch until 12am and I need my beauty sleep. Fashion however waits for no one (or just me).
I am a bit dissapointed with the documentary because it is all about men's tailoring and style. Although I love a guy in a well fitted suit ( I have the fortune of seeing them every day on the tube), I am all about women's wear. Check at these beautiful pieces below:
This has a hint of a sari about it, but I think it is a bit more mainstream and wearable. I love the mix of harmonious colours. Like many pieces in S/S09 this piece is about colour blocking. This reminds me of an artist called Rothko who does alot of colour blocking. He is doing an exhibition at the Tate Modern at the moment and is well worth a look.
This outfit is from Richard Nicholl's collection. I love him, not only is her a great fashion design but he looks gorgeous too.
I think starting tomorrow, I am going to do my own A-Z of fashion trends/ style. I will see you then! x
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Lets take a moment to appreciate these sparkling pumps from Miu Miu a snap at £350 (2/3 of my rent).
I'm off to watch SATC, to live vicariously by them, and also get some style ideas. This is one crazy saturday night.
Speaking of SATC, Patricia Field's range of clothing for M&S launches on the 14th October and frankly I can not wait. I have major lust for the blue dress.Okay I'm done! PEACE OUT!
Friday, 10 October 2008
I moved to London just over a month ago, and I have to say I am not only in love with the City, but also the London fashion style. I used to admire it from afar, but now I am fully immersed in it. I guess the mismatch of people, make for a melding pot of creative dressers.
My favourite piece of styling genius is denim leggings. Perfection! Seeing as everybody seems to have taken to wearing leggings instead of trousers (this is wrong I might add) why not make them in denim to hide your modesty. Also unlike skinny jeans which aren't always that skinny, the leggings will give you the shapely legs you deserve and won't leave you with seam marks on the inside of your leg when you take them off. If you buy one thing this AW08, make sure its these bad boys. I would pair them with a funky hippy dress which is soo now and a shaggy waist coat. Who knew the white shag would become cool again.
(image taken from asos.com)
Okay, So i've said my piece, tah tah for now x
I really want my own tag line ala Gossip Girl, "You know you love me xoxo"
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Although I love the new designers coming through like Ricard Nicholls and Christopher Kane its great to see the oldies still producing beautiful pieces. I just wish I had the money to buy them.