Saturday, 21 September 2013

NYFW: Highlights

So as much as I would love to sit and review every single collection showcased at fashion week, its just not very realistic, so here our my personal favourite highlights!

Alexander Wang
Dual soundtracks, corrugated ceiling, towering white scaffolding, and an audience split into conflicting sides - the idea being that Wang wanted to discover how differently his collection would be conveyed to each side listening to different soundtracks, one playing calming tones and the other playing 'down and dirty beats'. A colour palette of no more than black, white and cool grey with just hints of baby blue and pale pink. Everything had a crisp masculine edge, with cropped boxy shirts and swinging pleated skirts, to laser-cut leather branded with the designer's logo the duality of masculinity combined with a savvy feminine finish made Alexander Wang's collection a catwalk favourite.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
Despite the transition from one designer to the next, Marc Jacobs pulled out all the stops with his latest collection. Starting with a strong swinging sixties influence moving into a definitive nineties feel, op art prints on slinky jersey fabric were combined with boyish tailoring, pyjama suits and ponyskin hi-tops, finishing with sporty jumpsuits and skater dresses that appeared to have a contradicting hint of Eastern European influence.
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Peter Pilotto
Sticking to their signature peplum and ruffle designs, this pair created a collection that oozed bold silhouettes and colour choices taken from volcanic inspiration. Layer upon layer or orchid lace created full flared skirts as part of separates as well as the addition of matching jackets, all created with digitally printed fabric and exquisite embellishments. Once again, a truly beautiful collection described as having 'cinematic perspective'. The show also came with the announcement of a collaboration with the American retailer Target, a line that will be launched in February to include womenswear, swimwear and accessories.
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Friday, 20 September 2013

Busy Bee.

After a busy couple of weeks moving back to Liverpool and and settling back into university, I have finally had the chance to sit down and catch up on my blogging! 
As I've started my second year at university studying fashion communication I will try and post regular updates of my work and any interesting projects. But for now, I will shortly be posting my highlights of all fashion weeks (better late than never) so keep an eye out!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

An Outfit Worth Celebrating.

This weekend I attended a friends 21st birthday party and had my outfit planned for ages beforehand! (Which might I add, is VERY unusual for me to stick to!!). Due to having my second year of university looming and, therefore, being a student on a budget, I'd picked a dress out of my wardrobe that I'd worn just once before on holiday and thought it looked great! I'd bought the dress online at for about £11 in the sale, bargain! Plus, it's the perfect LBD that will last a fair few outings. So I teamed this with my black heeled sandals with a gold plate across the front that I'd purchased from New Look for just £19.99, a fantastic copy of the much higher priced Zara versions. I also recently picked up a great piece of statement jewellery in the sale at, an antique gold style necklace with engraved patterns added the finishing touches alongside my black and gold envelope clutch, which I bought from New Look again for just £7.99! My makeup I kept simple with just a little mascara and a nude glossy lip, along with sleek hair swept to one side. A truly classy and sophisticated look. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

90's Chick.

Yesterday was my little brothers 18th birthday, so crazy!! Long gone are the days when I was actually bigger than him! To celebrate, we went out for a very lovely meal and I decided to embrace my inner 90's girl with the look I went for. I love my new polka dot off the shoulder top from Boohoo, which was an absolute bargain at just £4 in the sale! I teamed this with my denim skirt from New Look and also wore my ASOS polka dot flatform sandals that I had tucked away in my wardrobe.