Wednesday, 25 February 2009

F is for Forever pieces

Forever pieces are the new must-haves. A forever piece can be anything from a well cut pair of trousers to a timeless item of jewellery. A good quality fashion product that will last for many years to come is always worth spending a bit more money on. I do not have a large monthly clothing budget, but I have begun buying less items and spending a bit more on those classic pieces which I know will see me through to the next season. When I say classic, I don't mean a white t-shirt or other synonymous items of clothing, I mean looking ahead to the following season and seeing what trends will continue/develop further. For example, I will be investing in some tribal/ graphic print tops and dresses because that trend is set to continue. (See image left from Marc by Marc Jacobs AW09/10 show). In the summer I will do the look with bare legs or shorts and come winter it will be all about black tights, and a tailored jacket.

I think investing in jewellery is always a safe bet, because the changes tend to be more subtle, you can get away with the same ring for a couple of seasons. But on the flip side jewellery can aso be very directional and so it is worth spending less and making that black t-shirt on trend with a big chunky tribal necklace.

It can be tricky to know what to buy when it comes to forever pieces but you have to ask yourself, am I going to wear it to death, and will it see me thought the next couple of seasons!!!

Well there's my advice, fashionistas. Keep it glamourous!!!

Love, L x

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

E is for Economize

With the credit crunch hitting the nation and world at large, economising is something that every fashionista is going to have to deal with. I think it is a great opportunity to put your stylising skills to good use.

Rather than shopping on the highstreet, try shopping in your wardrobe. Mixing it up is really fun, putting things together that you would not normally think about is often a great way to express your self and find out your true style.

At the moment I have been playing with dresses and cardigans/ layering tops. Mixing printed cardies and patterned tea dresses together is fab, and ties in with the tribal/ one world trend that is soooo hot for S/S 2009. Add a hairband from a scrap of material and you are fashion a go go.

Even Celebs are recycling their wardrobes.

If you are going to buy fashion items, I think accessories are the way to go, it is suprising to see how a pair of earrings or a necklace can update a look. Coral and royal blue are so now, so those are the colours to go for.

Economy footwear can only mean two things ballet pumps or plimpsols. Black, white and gray plimpsols are budget and versatile. Ballet pumps should be in animal prints; leopard, tiger,snakeskin from Newlook, Primark and Dotty P's.

Have fun with it, find the real you. Punk is definately having a revival, only this time its more refined.

Once more with feeling... you know you love fashion, right!!!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

So what's G'wan!

It's been a while since my last post, mainly because I forgot my password!!! I would like to say that since my last blog I have got my dream job, but alas I have not. With the current economic climate I am lucky to have a job I guess. However this hasn't stopped me coveting the new S/S 2009 trends and bitterly cursing my lack of funds.

I have decided that I am going to do everything in my power to earn some extra money, so i have turned to ebay. I am currently selling a small hot pink Miu Miu clutch purse that I have had for almost a year and never worn. I brought it in New York, as my first designer purchase from Bloomingdales. Although I love the purse I am hoping to upscale to something more sizeable. Fingers crossed, this could be the beginning of a great business.

In the meantime I will continue to lust over the new beautiful Louis Vuitton tassel sandles!!! They are truly beautiful.

I'll be back soon, with the next letter in the alphabet.

You know you love me, right! PS is anyone watching the new series of Gossip Girl (S2) I am hooked. The fashion quota has reached a whole new level, Alexander McQueen, Philip Lim, D&G... the list goes on.