Sunday, 26 October 2014

Feather Fashion - Evening Outfit Ideas

With the nights drawing in, party season will soon be upon us! I have put together 6 sophisticated party outfits using some of my favourite key pieces currently available from Net-a-Porter. The starting point for each outfit was to select a garment with feathers. My wardrobe largely consists of black clothing and for eveningwear it is my favourite colour, so I have stuck with that theme for these outfits.
Outfit 1
Outfit 2 
Outfit 3
Outfit 4
Outfit 5
Outfit 6
Which is your favourite outfit?
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Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Next Big Thing - 'Shrimps'

One of the most hotly anticipated presentations to take place at LFW last month was by up and coming faux fur fashion label 'Shrimps'. Rapidly gaining a loyal fan base, this London based brand was established in 2013 by former London College of Fashion student Hannah Weiland. Shrimps has grown quickly in a short space of time, branching out by using different faux skins and expanding the range of accessories and colours. For Shrimps SS15 collection, Weiland also teamed up with Poplin to create cute pyjamas emblazoned with the fun Shrimps logo.
Shrimps SS15  
Whilst you may only be hearing about Shrimps for the first time, those in the know have been lusting over this uber fun brand for the past year. Model Laura Bailey has been supporting this brand since last year, and Net-a-Porter founder and head of the British Fashion Council Natalie Massenet wore her favourite Shimps coat to New York Fashion Week back in February. Other fans include Alexa Chung and stylist Kate Foley.
Adwoa Aboah stars in the A/W14 Campaign. All styles are available now.
If you like what you see and can't wait any longer to own one of these fab pieces, then stockists of Shrimps include: Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, Selfridges, Colette, Holt Renfrew and Opening Ceremony. The Agnes brushed-felt biker jacket is top of my wish list! Follow Shrimps on Twitter @Shrimps_
I have more garments and accessories from Shrimps on my Pinterest page so be sure to check it out
Phillippa x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Paris Fashion Week SS15 - Top 10

Today the final PFW shows took place. The SS15 runway shows have drawn to a close meaning the hectic 'fashion month' is over for another 6 months. I adored so many collections shown in Paris, more so than in any other city, so I found it hard to select my top 10 shows.
Primary colours made for a dramatic Balmain collection, structured caged leather dresses and midriff baring crop tops are sure to keep Rousteing's #BalmainArmy happy. One of my favourite prints I have seen this season was the pixelated sarasa seen at Dries Van Noten, offset perfectly against wide stripes in rich jewel tones. Sacai delivered my favourite paisley print of the season. The collection was a wonderful juxtaposition of mixed fabric, colour and print.  The past couple of seasons we've seen a lot of blurred floral prints, so the vibrant inky florals seen at Chanel seemed like a refreshing updated take on this. Alexander Wang can do no wrong, his collection at Balenciaga was simply beautiful. The cocktail dresses had a distinct sporty twist with the mesh fabrics. The prints at Isabel Marant reminded me of Matisse cut outs but the overall collection had a, dare I say, gladiator feel to it with cinched in leather waist belts and an earthy colour palette. Dress shapes at Valentino were as expected but as always the collection was breath-taking. The ice cream colours and sophisticated nautical prints: starfish, anchors and shells were simply divine. More summer leather dresses at Maxime Simeons in maximum effect shocking colours.
Dries Van Noten
Isabel Marant
Maxime Simeons
Roland Mouret
Alexander McQueen
Be sure to head over to my Pinterest page and check out my 'Runway Favourites' board for more PFW collections. Other highlights include: Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, John Galliano, Leonard, Andrew GN, Viktor and Rolf and Giambattista Valli.
Phillippa x