Friday, 20 March 2009

I is for Ink Blue

This is a random one, but I have seen inky blue clothing and accessories everywhere at the moment. I love this colour because it is fresh and exciting, perfect for both work and play. There is something 1980's about inky bloo, it makes me want to watch "Girl's Just Wanna Have fun" or sess out to the tune by Cindy Lauper.

Inky blue is such a bold colour, it speaks for itself. Neutral are best worn with this colour; a stony beige, khaki green, browns or plain white. The only bright colour that I would recommend wearing with this is turquoise or purple, otherwise you run the risk of looking like an 80's reject. Keep it simple, less is more as far as the colour is concerned.

As you know accessories are key, and this includes inky items. Whether a necklace, a bracelet or a stylish fasinator blue is soo now!!! Personally I have my heart set on a pair of inky blue pumps. You have to love a statement piece.

Anyway have a go, experiment with blue??

I'm off to watch gossip girl, you know the rest XoXo

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

H is for Headware

Having recently been to the Anthology of Hats exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum, I have a new found love of Hats. The exhibition is full of a variety of head gear, from conservative pieces to flamboyant head paraphernalia.

I think headwear is a great way to update an outfit; during the day I would go for a snazzy hair band and at night I think a hair piece worn at a jaunty angle is a must. A full on hat is also more of a day wear item unless it is winter in which case whenever and whatever will keep you warm. My hat of choice would be a bowler in a deep purple. I would also love to own Blair Waldorf from GG's head band wardrobe. big chunky bands mixed with antique headpieces.

Anyway, no matter how you wear them or what you wear, hats are always going to be top on my list. I would love to study millnery one day and make my own extravagant pieces. In the mean time the V&A are selling some amazing hat pins, fasinators and hats which are definately worth a look. I have my eye on some sequin bauble pieces.

Look sharp, best wishes,


Sunday, 15 March 2009

G is for Gorgeously green

Fashion and being a friend to the environment etc CAN go hand in hand. More and More eco-friendly fashion brands are popping up in the mainstream. Clothes made from organic cotton or hemp no longer resemble potatoe sacks they can be fun and dare I say it stylish. Another misconception about eco-friendly clothing is that it is quite costly, nah huh!!! Selfridges may be home to MADE or EDEN, but you can also find other labels at highstreet retailers like Topshop and Urban Outfitters. Both retailers also do their bit to recycle clothing as they house their fair share of vintage pieces at affordable prices.

Along with being green, fairtrade is also an option. I felt a great glow of being a do gooder after buying a stylish white fairtrade tunic from Topshop. I will team it with a blazer, bold necklace, chunky belt and pumps for a funky yet casual look!

Whether Eco or Fairtrade its definately something to think about!!

all the best Fashionistas xoxo