Friday, 19 December 2014

The Hottest Campaigns for SS15

It’s less than a week until Christmas, but right now, all that is on our minds is the trickling in of those Spring/Summer campaigns. Next season is already set to be a scorcher with some super-hot famous faces for our favourite brands. From Madonna for Versace to Julia Roberts for Givenchy, Calvin Harris for Emporio Armani to Nicki Minaj for Roberto Cavalli – these designer/celebrity combinations have definitely got us feeling the heat. 

Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Isabeli Fontana, Crista Cober for Balmain

Anja Rubik for Marc Jacobs

Calvin Harris for Armani

Julia Roberts for Givenchy

Karlie Kloss for Jason Wu

Madonna for Versace 

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn for Burberry

Naomi Cambell for Agent Provocateur

Nicki Minaj for Roberto Cavalli

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


So, fashion week is officially over for another season, and so far we’ve shared our favourite shows from London, New York and Milan – now for the crème de la crème of Paris fashion.

It has been described as being ‘arguably the show of the season’ by Vogue; Louis Vuitton pulled off yet another incredible collection. A continuation from his last collection, Nicolas Ghesquiére built on his preppy-go-seventies vibe with the A-line silhouette made up of striped eel skin in a combination of navy and red, yellow and black. Following on from this we saw cropped velvet flared trousers, leather biker jackets, white woven dresses with buttoned up bibs and printed leather trousers; all accessorised with the classic bag now sporting the new LV logo.

In true enfant terrible style, Jean-Paul Gaultier put on a spectacle of a show as he took his bow on stage after his final ready-to-wear collection. Known for some of fashion’s most outrageous and provocative designs, this collection was bound to be all of that and more. Themed as a beauty pageant with categories of models representing various stages in his life, his inspirations and comments, it was a truly special insight into the designer’s career. Superhero wrestlers, WAGs, Grace Coddington, Suzy Menkes and eighties Madonnas, to name a few, donned the catwalk as well as some of the designer’s most famous designs. It was a lavish celebration and an extravagant send-off perfectly fitting for JPG.

It was the most glamorous fashion protest if ever we have seen one. Models strutted down ‘Boulevard Chanel’ in ones, twos, threes or even gangs, chatting away in their heritage style Chanel attire. Tweed suits, box-pleated skirts, painterly floral prints over silk and mosaic cocktail dresses made up of plastic pewter blocks were the essence of this inspirational collection. Karl Lagerfeld planned an impressive finale of a mock protest with models marching down the replica street, complete with banners stating “Free Freedom”, “Tweed is better than tweet”, “Make fashion not war”, “Be your own stylist” and “Ladies first”, whilst Cara and Gisele screamed on quilted Chanel megaphones “What do we want? When do we want it?” - Fashion bloggers everywhere would have been dreaming of snapping this street style.

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Gucci brought a flare of the seventies back onto the fashion scene at this season’s Milan catwalk. With button up denim jackets and matching skirts, suede coat dresses and floaty boho blouses worn underneath gilets made of Mongolian goat hair and crafted patchwork snakeskin, this collection felt like a time capsule uncovered four decades later. The colour palette consisted of an array of autumn shades; rustic reds, burnt oranges, clean whites and not to forget the stereotypical seventies toffee brown.

Blue was the colour at the Emporio Armani show last week. Cornflower, navy and metallic were the designer’s preferential shades throughout his collection, teamed up with crisp bright whites and subtle greys. There was a prominent essence of young and sporty combined with a relaxed yet partially tailored silhouette. Trousers were loose fitting with tapered ankles, puffball skirts looked somewhat deflated, and his footwear of choice was, of course, skate shoes and hi-tops.

After last season’s unforgettable collection centred on a carton of McDonald’s fries, how could designer, Jeremy Scott, maintain the wildness at Moschino? By creating a collection inspired by Barbie of course! His plastic-fantastic themed show was consistent down to the boxed Barbie dolls and mirror-turned-iPhone cases on every seat. Whilst Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ played in the background, a real life version of the boxed Barbie opened the show in her bubble-gum pink attire and curled blonde wig. From Business Woman Barbie to Cowgirl Barbie, a collection of life-size dolls strutted (or skated in the case of Roller-skater Barbie) down the catwalk. We also saw sequin covered jeans, metallic gold outfits, and ensembles that replicated blow-up pool toys – this collection was truly genius.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Straight from New York to London, here are my favourite collections from our country’s very own fashion week.

One of my favourite designers over the recent seasons is the amazing David Koma. Recently appointed as artistic director at Thierry Mugler, the designer once again showed off his many talents within his own collection, giving us a glimpse at what we could expect for his debut mainline collection for Mugler. Stepping slightly outside of his usual comfort zone, Koma’s latest designs consisted of soft silhouettes with fluidity in the designs, yet kept to his signature style of adding angular cuts and bodycon fits. The combination of black and white mixed with lemon yellow and shades of blue created an eye-catching palette. Asymmetric necklines, sheer panelling, cut-outs and tailoring; there is nothing we don’t adore about this collection.

The Queen of print herself, Mary Katrantzou, wowed us more than ever this season with an exquisite collection; possibly named as her best yet. As she began to move away from her stereotypical printed designs last year, the designer once again continued with this and produced a collection of immaculately embellished designs. With the inspiration of a prehistoric land, this was apparent throughout all of her latest work, with extremely intricate detailing representing broken up islands of the world, revealing a background of sheer nude; highly worked beading and embroidery to create prehistoric creatures upon her designs; layers upon layers of luxurious fabrics; this collection was sure to be the envy of fashion world.

The most British of all brands, and the epitome of London Fashion Week, Burberry once again stole the limelight. It’s the show that attracts the crème de la crème of the fashion world, both on and off of the catwalk, with Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Mario Testino sat front row, model Malaika Firth opened the show in a wasp-waisted denim jacket in indigo blue, lined with white sheepskin. Denim jackets seemed to be the key aspect of Christopher Bailey’s designs for the brand this season; all lined and cut in alternate versions. Worn beneath the jackets were delicate and light tulle dresses in jewelled tones with variances of pleats and twists added to the designs. Statement prints of slogans and insects and trainers worn with these immaculate garments gave this typically British brand an exciting modern twist.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

NYFW: Alexander Wang SS15

As New York Fashion Week is in full swing, Alexander Wang once again takes centre stage with not only an amazing collection, but an after party featuring a half naked Miley Cyrus. His collection consisted of a mix of sporty and tailored styles, including foam-injected leather dresses, in an array of bright colours to grunge palettes. The shoe of the moment was none other than the highly fashionable trainers, set to once again be a big trend of the season. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014


As New York fashion week ends and London takes off, here is our roundup of our favourite shows so far.

Alexander Wang put on a spectacle not only on, but also off the catwalk. This Spring/Summer 15 collection comprised of a mix of sporty and tailored designs with key pieces including foam injected leather dresses and sneaker influenced garments. His array of bright colours was contrasting next to a grunge palette for his sleek designs. The amazing show didn’t stop there; the designer crashed an underground rave as a post-catwalk celebration with a semi-naked Miley Cyrus in attendance (if this was any other celebrity, then you may be shocked; but Miley wearing nothing on her top half other than a pair of ice cream cone pasties is what one would now describe as ‘normal’ for this singer).

Muted tones, oxblood red, and pink florals were the essence of Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. This collection consisted of a uniform style of dress with sharp silhouettes yet still remained to have a feminine edge. Military inspired jackets were fastened with contrasting leather belts. Ribbed knitted dresses and sweaters were another key element to VB’s latest collection, as well as matching sets consisting of tailored shirts and trousers/skirts combinations. After yet another glorious spectacle of designs, we are even more excited for the opening of her debut store on London’s Dover Street.

Oscar de la Renta conformed to all of his signature styles; the femininity, the polished finish, and the delicate colour palettes. Karlie Kloss’ recent statement perfectly sums up this talented designer; ‘There is no one on earth who makes a woman feel more beautiful than Oscar de la Renta’. His latest collection had a youthful feel with gingham designs in pastels and monochrome, midriff bearing tops teamed with full skirts, exquisite lace and fringe detailing, and stunningly intricate floral prints. This display of amazing designs was complimented by a white catwalk and a flower-covered backdrop, giving us the feeling of living within a fairy-tale.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Our Hits and Misses of the VMA 2014 Red Carpet

We all know that when it comes to the red carpet at the VMA’s, no rules apply.

Although there was no gyrating Miley this year - who in fact opted out of a speech to allow a friend to take the stage and raise awareness for homeless people in America – we still saw a lot of questionable sights.

Amber Rose caused a state of shock amongst spectators when she paid homage to the infamous chain dress, first worn by Rose McGowan in 1998. The newly wed star left very little to the imagination, sparking controversial debates everywhere - would you dare to bare on the red carpet?

However, Amber was not the only star paying homage at this red carpet event. Katy Perry and rapper Riff Raff brought humour to the awards by wearing a Britney and Justin style double denim disaster. Hilarious? Yes. Stylish? No.
We couldn’t believe it either when we saw Miley Cyrus wearing a rather normal outfit – considering her PVC pants and bra combination last year. Her all black leather look was definitely a hit on this years red carpet.

Iggy Azalea looked super fancy in her sparkling silver Atelier Versace gown, showing off her amazing curves and wowing everyone with her performances; this Aussie rapper is definitely high up on our list of favourites.

In typical Kardashian style, Kim, Kendall and Kylie all attended the event in outfits that showed all three of their amazing figures. Kim’s signature plunging neckline, Kendall’s sheer black top, and Kylie’s thigh high split definitely grabbed them their usual attention.

Model, Jourdan Dunn, matched her chic new hairstyle to her simple yet elegant outfit. With her looking this effortlessly gorgeous, who can be surprised that she is one of this year’s top earning models?

We couldn’t forget the Queen herself; Beyoncé ticked all of our boxes at the VMA’s. Glamourous dress? Check. Flawless (and emotional) performance? Check. All round perfection? Check.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Cara Delevingne for Topshop

Could there be a more fitting face for a top British High street brand, than the British Queen of modelling herself? No, would be my answer to that. Vogue's cover girl Cara will be the first solo face to front the company's Autumn/Winter 14 global campaign, nothing the model isn't used to after previously fronting other British labels such as Mulberry (including a collection of her own bags) and Burberry, not to mention her international campaigns. Here's a little peak at some of the amazing campaign photos.

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