I can’t think of a past moment in time where the lines between fashion and functionality were so blurred. I didn’t think it got more practical than Ashish’s SS14 take on the plastic bag, a Marks and Spencer plastic carrier bag to be precise; apparently I was wrong. Step forward (in a very comfortable trainer) please Chanel – who else could send all 64 Spring 2014 Couture looks down the Couture catwalk in trainers?! It wasn’t just trainers either, there were bum-bags, knee pads and one of my favourite accessories of the last few years, the rucksack; all with a couture esk make over, Amazing! SS14 here we come in our sensible and extremely comfy trainers with our Birkinstock’s reserved for the sun, our knee length skirts barley showing our knees and a cheeky boiler suit for nights out. Practicality here we come and we look good…
It’s official….Phillip Lim can do no wrong!
After becoming strangely obsessed with this years Strictly Come Dancing I was Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec’s biggest fan! Week after week, as well as dancing amazingly; Abbey looked incredible (Aljaz didn’t look bad either!) so I thought it only right to celebrate the show and one of the best things about it - those amazing dresses…secretly everyone wants one!!!!
Kate Moss has been awarded one of the most recognised accolades in British fashion. This December, during the British Fashion Awards, Moss will collect a Special Recognition award for her contribution to British fashion over the last 25 years! I’m not exactly her number one fan, but even I have to admit; from the early images of her bare faced beauty to her most recent shoot that sees her donning the Playboy uniform, she takes one amazing photograph. Congratulations Kate, 25 years in the industry and still top of your game……
Recently launched jewellery brand Ruifier is bringing a new aesthetic to the luxury market ‘technology and design together in an innovative harmony’ and I am in love! Combining structured shapes and precious stones, Ruifier is chic yet understated; the ideal combination. Most pieces come in either Sterling Silver or 18ct gold plated vermeil, often featuring precious stones such as black diamonds and emeralds! Each piece is as visually pleasing as the price tag……and if that wasn’t enough, Ruifier are currently running a competition on twitter to win my favourite piece; the Icon Ring as featured on vogue.co.uk in November’s #WeWantThis! Add Ruifier on twitter @Ruifier for your chance to win!
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Always one step ahead, Miuccia Prada has done it again! The hottest new talent around has been scouted in French actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos; for the Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Hot from playing lesbian lovers in french indie flick ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’, the two actresses certainly know how to take a good picture! Showcasing the amazing, vibrant new resort collection the pair appear to be made for each other, smouldering into the camera. The collection looks incredible, as do the girls…..resort heaven!!
The time has come, Thursday 14th November is nearly upon us and why am I excited? If you had asked me two months ago I wouldn’t have had a clue; however after seeing numerous images plus the catwalk preview as well as reading various interviews with the woman herself; I am now eagerly anticipating the arrival of Isabel Marant for H&M!! Despite the designer’s RTW line not being one of my favourites, Marant has come up with the most wearable, design lead, awesome collaboration with H&M; perhaps because Marant’s clothes are in essence a high end designer version of H&M - laid back chic! This is by far the best looking collaboration H&M has done to date - heaven on the high street; the best bits….?
The weather has finally decided it’s winter and I am so confused! I didn’t think it was warm enough for my prized Burberry shearling but it probably is; however I also want a new oversized coat yet I have also seen an amazingly cute Zara duffle which must be mine!!! As trend of the season, this years coat is especially important hence the choice – there’s dream world where Stella’s check wonder and outsized grey catwalk coats would have been draped across my shoulders months ago and Victoria Beckham’s navy check over sized has also been on my mind since first sight in February….whether I’m dreaming or not it’s such a hard life!! Decisions, decisions…….
Wow!! Nicole Kidman stars in her second campaign shot by Camilla Akrans for legendary shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Obvious similarities have been made between 1960′s legendary French actress, singer and iconic model Brigitte Bardot and the swimsuit wearing, beehived Kidman who looks AMazing as usual!!
Recently it seems every new piece of news from the industry brings news of a big departure. Emma Hill at Mulberry started the trend, closely followed by Marc Jacobs’s dramatic departure from Louis Vuitton, after which Angela Ahrendts decided to up and leave the fashion world behind; moving from Burberry to Apple and to top it off, this weekend the news that Jill Sander has yet again left the position as Creative Director of her own name brand, after having only returned just over a year ago! Great losses on each part, however also exciting to see what they all go on to do and more importantly who becomes the lucky one to take over each of these four fashion power houses….watch this space!