Monday, 14 August 2017

Resort 18 Moodboard - Goddess

Ethereal goddess collections were widely seen for Resort 18. Sheer fabrics were loosely draped and pleated, resulting in feminine yet all be it powerful looks. Sometimes fabrics had gold threads running through them, for the ultimate luxe feel. The key to this trend is embracing the theme head-to-toe. From hair pieces, to gold jewellery and the all important gladiator sandals - your outfit needs to encapsulate the full spirit of Greek and Roman goddesses. Notable Designers: Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Fausto Puglisi, Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli, J.Mendel.
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Fashion Tag

How would you describe your style?
Kate Moss X Francoise Hardy

What are your wardrobe staples?
Polo neck jumper, a-line mini skirt, leather jacket, ankle boots

Most expensive item you own?
Mulberry handbag

Most wanted item?
Burberry trench coat, Balenciaga cut-out biker boots, Phillip Lim 'Pashli' bag

Most prized possession in your wardrobe?
A beautiful hot pink coat, gifted to me from the New York fashion brand Milly after I completed an internship there.

Last fashion item your purchased?
Rockins 'Lip Paisley' bandana

Favourite designer brands?
Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Magda Butrym, Milly, Matthew Williamson, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, J.W.Anderson, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler

Go to highstreet stores?
Zara, Stradivarius, Whistles

Favourite Accessories Brand?
Rockins, Elizabeth and James (especially for sunglasses!)

Top emerging fashion brands?
Realisation Par, Rockins, Rixo, Monse, Sies Marjan, Wynn Hamlyn

How much do you spend on clothes?
I never go on big shopping spree's instead opting to gradually build up my wardrobe. I also mainly shop during the sales for a great bargain.

Wardrobe you would like to raid?
Rosie Huntington Whiteley, the Olsens, Olivia Palermo

One fashion trend you hope will never return?
Velour tracksuits

Favourite decade for fashion?
1970's

You will never see me wear...
Boyfriend jeans

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

On Trend Now - Micro Tote's

Practical? No, Stylish? Yes - I'm talking about this seasons must have accessories trend: The Micro Tote. I'm pretty sure I had a mini handbag, not too dissimilar to the below, back in the 90's when I no doubt begged my parents for a handbag to make me feel 'grown up'. Well fast forward to 2017 and the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid are well and truly bringing this trend back... most likely with a PA or security guard trailing a few steps behind with their actual handbag because lets be honest these micro totes are completely unpractical. But alas this is fashion, and as we all know trends need not be entirely realistic. For styling think, Cher from Clueless mixed with modern street style...yes really.
Designer brands often introduce smaller versions of their best selling styles, as a more accessible way for consumers to buy into the brand. So, if you are looking to shop this trend the luxury market has many great options. Be prepared to only carry your essentials with you, phone and maybe a small make up case. Happy Shopping!
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Resort 18 Moodboard - Lime Love

Acidic shades of lime were widely seen for Resort 18. Often considered a difficult colour to wear, designers did not hold back when it came to using this colour this season. Largely used on complete head-to-toe looks, shades ranged from neon brights to chartreuse. Lime is not an understated colour - it makes a sartorial bold statement and styling should reflect this. Opt for off-beat cuts, slashed hemlines, ruffles and interesting textures. Key Designers: Delpozo, Versus, MSGM, House of Holland and Ellery.
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Outfit of The Month - August

Pretty standard 'me' attire for my August outfit of the month. Growing up I never wore red, it was the one colour which I always shied away from. However, as of late, I have been loving wearing deep red shades with burgundy undertones. Contrasted with black, the colour combo seems to work perfectly for me. This dress from Philosophy is super flattering, with a ditsy print and a Victoriana inspired lace collar. Adding some structure to the look, I've teamed it with a military style jacket from Red Valentino. I love how a boxy jacket can really elevate a look and make the outfit appear more 'put together'. Accessories come courtesy of Proenza Schouler and Neous.


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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Brand To Know - Ellery


Established in September 2007 by Kym Ellery, Australian based brand Ellery has become synonymous with architectural silhouettes and a clean-cut aesthetic. Developing innovative fabrics with textile mills in both Switzerland and Italy, all garments are then made in the Sydney atelier. Over the course of the past couple of years Ellery has really been propelled to the forefront of international fashion, with a growing presence on the red carpet and a prestigious list of stockists. Bringing the laid back bohemian vibes of Australia to the runway, mixed with unconventional tailoring, has resulted in countless collections featuring standout pieces. Oversized bell-sleeves, extreme flares, latex dresses, micro-ruching, and 70's inspired prints are all recurring design features. Ellery collections also have a somewhat androgynous feel to them, with zippers and metal pulls being used to toughen up the looks.
If you are looking to shop the latest Ellery collection, then note that these pieces do come at a premium price point - but if money were no object I'd buy one of everything! Here are my top picks of the new season pieces...
1. Trousers £570 / 2. Dress £1130 / 3. Jacket £1510
4. Jacket £1935 / 5. Earrings £325 / 6. Top £590
7. Skirt £2330 / 8. Dress £2290 / 9. Dress £1220

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