Saturday, 27 February 2016
Our London Fashion Week season started with a bang, with our (and by our I mean Sophie from The Fashion Rubiks and I) first show of Day 1 being the amazing J. JS Lee.
If you haven't already heard of this lady, Jackie Lee is a South Korean design genius and graduate of 'The Minimalist Year' from CSM, with other alumni of said year being the likes of the one and only Simone Rocha - so you know Jackie Lee is in the pool of fashion house royalty.
Bringing classic tailoring with raw cuts and edges, with an element of Victorian inspiration (and with this, it's all in the details), the collection was everything a modern day woman could have asked for. What would usually be deemed as brave colouring for A/W was translated into beautiful, wearable colours through the choice of tough but feminine textures. Jackie Lee reminds us that being a woman isn't about a shorter hemline and a lower neckline, but the power behind the clothing. Layering skirts and dresses over trousers, J. JS Lee provides chic, tailored pieces for the girl with that 'little more'. The former designer in me has never been more inspired.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Day 1 of London Fashion Week was a busy one and actually working it this year meant a blanket of black and comfort being key. I was definitely thankful for a lower heel to kick off the season and a wrap coat to keep away the frost! My favourite part of the outfit though? My ultimate go-to fur bag from Whistles final Limited collection last year (insert heart-eyed emoji here).
Monday, 22 February 2016
Day 2 of London Fashion Week saw the Georgia Hardinge presentation just a short walk away from LFW's new home at Brewer Street - and it was worth the short walk! 'Hidden' featured tones varying from deep fuchsia hues to blueberry blues, with a touch of holographic reveals 'hidden' between pleats. Sticking to her signature sculptural, pleated pieces, 'Hidden' is more wearable than ever before, with classic cuts combined with brave details and a strong colour palette.
Friday, 19 February 2016
I'm quite newly accustomed to stripes having hated the whole Sailor look in previous seasons, but give them a contrasting re-work steered away from any nautical vibes and i'm ready to jump aboard.
With Spring just around the corner, i'm ready to be out with the old (the big chunky knits) and in with the new (shorter length and thinner fabrics!). This one's from In The Style and as soon as I saw the tie-waist, I knew it had to be mine.
Stripes are the biggest fashion misconception for most women, with so many women thinking stripes will make them look wider - so always opt for a vertical stripe for extra slimming potential!
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Monday is approaching and you've spent most of your day watching chick flicks like Legally Blonde and eating everything in sight (I mean, it is Valentine's day after all and pizza is bae...). Naturally, that late Sunday depression kicks in, and what better way to cure it than with a bit of a splurge? Be it some practical vibes from Joules or that beauty product you've had your eye on for the past month from ASOS, i've rounded up my top feel-good purchases to brighten up your Sunday (or Valentine's Day) blues...
L-R: Nude lingerie set - Missguided, 'Girl Boss' by Sophia Amoruso, Lace Up Heels - Public Desire, Weekend Cross Body Bag - Joules, 'Fuck Off' Eye Mask - Urban Outfitters, Bust Fix Plumping Treatment - Nip + Fab via ASOS
L-R: Decadence Perfume - Marc Jacobs, Scented Candle - H&M, Ellipse Wand - Mark Hill, Blogger Journal - Cocochic, Quilted Bomber - Topshop, Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Set - Love The Sales
Friday, 12 February 2016
You've completed Tinder, dated every fuckboy in a two mile radius of you, eaten your body weight in pizza and finally, adopted a cat - and now it's time to face the impending sickly soppy Facebook statuses about how amazing everybody else's boyfriends/girlfriends are while you shovel Ben and Jerry's in by the bucket load. How exciting.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
SS16 is so close I can taste it, and i've already ditched those tones that are as black as my soul for a brighter and lighter palette. High necks are seemingly always on the fashion radar, and i've been absolutely loving these cut out styles on the high street lately. This one's from In The Style (my latest obsession) and i'm absolutely in love with the colour and quality of it - not to mention it makes a great pairing for my new fave boots (which I have in every colour now oops)...
Nudes and vidid tones such as teal are going to take over next season and I cannot wait to be rid of these harsh Manchester winds and rocking my two favourite shades! Who else is eagerly anticipating Spring? I for one will be happy to not have to shoot in torrential weather conditions anymore...
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