Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Daks SS15


Daks was the only show I saw at Fashion Week this season that didn't take place at Somerset House. Instead, the collection showed at the very extravagant setting of The Royal Opera House. The beautiful show space reflected the elegance of the designs, and the overall atmosphere of the show was very feminine and sophisticated. 

The muted colour palette of greys and dusty lavender gave the collection a very luxurious and elegant vibe. A few silver feathers in the midst of classic silk and cashmere added a fun quirk to the refined collection, with my favourite piece being a pair of trousers made entirely from the shimmery feathers. 

The Daks show was definitely a highlight of Fashion Week for me and I could see myself wearing everything from the collection! 


Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Bora Aksu SS15

Bora Aksu saw my day at fashion week off to a great start with his fairy tale inspired collection. To begin with the collection featured delicate and romantic shapes and embroidered textures with a feminine colour palette of white, nude and soft blue. The sheer fabrics on fresh faced models created a dreamy innocent vibe that shifted dramatically as the show progressed.

The second half of the show ventured into much darker territory and the embroidered lace took on a slightly more gothic aesthetic. Featuring rich shades of purple, navy and black, with very structured silhouettes, the looks were filled with drama. The standout piece was the bridal inspired gown complete with bright purple veil. The colour was stunning and it was definitely a show stopper.

Overall, the collection was very pretty and delicate, with a dramatic twist towards the end. It was one of my favourite shows and a fantastic start to the day. 

Stay tuned for more show reviews!



Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Alexander Wang Spring 2015

I feel like I've been working non stop recently and I've barely had any time to check out the live streams of New York Fashion Week, so I've been relying on my favourite American bloggers to keep me updated via Instagram! Luckily I was able to make an exception and catch the Alexander Wang show, which is always a favourite in my books.

The collection was heavily sports inspired, with particular attention on the iconic sneaker. Wang played on what he believes is most recognisable about the sports shoe, the colouring and the patterning, and deconstructed that into his designs. Stand out pieces include the Nike Flyknit-inspired neon dresses, the white tennis outfits in homage to Adidas Stan Smiths, and of course the statement leather clutch bags.

The models all wore sleek ponytails with glowing skin and bleached brows for that sporty-but-feminine look that Alexander Wang girls are famous for. The nails were natural with a high shine top coat to mimic the slicked back hair. Overall impression - absolutely gorgeous.

What did you think of the Alexander Wang show? What's been your favourite collection of NYFW so far?


Image sources: 1, 2, 3 


Friday, 5 September 2014

Seasonal Staples

H&M trench coat
TOPSHOP pleather shorts
F&F sandals*
ASOS sunglasses

It's safe to say these Topshop shorts have been a staple in my summer wardrobe this year. Sadly this may be the last time they feature on the blog for a while before they're packed away in favour of more autumn appropriate attire. I think the reason I've loved them so much over the past couple of months is because they're so versatile. I do like shorts in the summer time and this simple black pleather pair are a good alternative to denim to make an outfit that little bit more interesting.

This time I paired my summer shorts with my new season staple - a navy trench coat from H&M. I snapped it up in my local store after seeing several blogger babes rocking the beige one and it's definitely a new favourite in my wardrobe. I think it's going to be the perfect transitional jacket to take me through September and into the cooler months.  

I wore this outfit to the theatre a couple of nights ago where I saw The Lion King with my Mum for her Birthday. It was absolutely incredible, and by far the most amazing show I've ever seen! I 100% recommend going to see it if you ever get the chance. The creativity and the talent that goes into making the show are just mind blowing. I've been singing the soundtrack ever since!


PS. Will any of you lovely lot be at London Fashion Week next Friday? If so it would be great to meet some of you!


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

AW14 Trend Alert: Updated Seventies

If there's one trend this Autumn Winter that I am fully on board with it's the updated seventies. Every season designers pull inspiration from previous decades, but it seems to be the nineties and the sixties that pop up the most frequently. However, for the first time in a long while the new season is all about the seventies. This time it's less 'vintage bohemian' which is often what we associate with the decade, and instead it's focusing on the flared jeans, floppy hats, and retro colour palettes - but with a 2014 update.

Seventies style meets modern tailoring in the form of boyfriend cut camel coats and wide leg palazzo trews. Combine that with shades of rusty burnt orange and mustard yellow and you've hit the nail on the head. Another take on the trend is to pair your dark wash flared jeans with your favourite leather jacket for that seventies look but with an edgy twist. 

So, what do you think of the updated seventies trend? Will you be shunning your skinny jeans in favour of flares this season? Let me know!


(Images all found on Pinterest)
Shop the trend!


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Workwear 101

ZARA shirt & necklace
H&M trousers & bag
NEW LOOK shoes & cuff
ASOS sunglasses

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I'm currently doing some work experience in the marketing department at my old college. Having worked in retail for the past four years (alongside studying for my degree) I'm no stranger to the work place, but what I am a stranger to is the big wide world of "business attire".

Being a fan of masculine styles I luckily already had a few pieces in my wardrobe suitable for the office. For my first day I followed the lovely Megan's fashion equation of 2 masculine pieces + 1 feminine piece to create a chic workwear look. I opted for my tapered pinstripe trousers with a boyfriend shirt tucked in and added some pretty strappy sandals to finish off the look.

So, what do you think? Would you hire me to work in your office?


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Scandinavia | Travel Snaps

A little glimpse at my adventures in Scandinavia! In case you didn't know, I recently spent 10 days traveling with my brother starting in Copenhagen and then hopping over the bridge to Sweden where we traveled Malmo, Lund and finally Gothenburg. 

We stayed in hostels half the time and Airbnb apartments for the rest. It was definitely an experience and we met a lot of really interesting people from all over the world from fellow Brits, to Australians, Canadians and Italians. Overall, I had a great time. Copenhagen was by far my favourite city and I would love to go back again one day as we only had a couple of days there and there's definitely a lot more to see!

I didn't take a 'real' camera with me as we were backpacking and I didn't want to take anything too heavy or that would be likely to get stolen. All these pictures were shot on my humble iPhone, but I think they turned out pretty well! I hope you liked this little peak at my travels. Have any of you been to Scandinavia?