Saturday, 31 January 2015

Pinstriping













 Shirt: New Look | Jeans: River Island | Bag: Mango (similar here) | Shoes: Primark


The white jeans are out! I know it's still Winter but I can't wait to wear all white again! A striped shirt breaks up a white-on-white look and hits the spot for the stripe trend which is set to be big for Spring/Summer. This shirt is soft and relaxed, perfect to switch between smart and casual and it is sure to be a firm favourite in my SS15 wardrobe! Another versatile piece are court shoes. Where have they been in my life up until now?! Who knows, but I can say I want a pair in every colour. 

Have you purchased any great transitional items for Spring?



Sunday, 18 January 2015

AN UNREALISTIC WISHLIST

We all have those items we want desperately but cannot afford. These are a few of mine.

UN UNREALISTIC WISHLIST

A scent made from just one molecule which adapts differently to individuals, highlighting your alluring scent.

The ultimate over the knee boots in luxurious suede and the perfect fit.

Who doesn't want a Chanel bag? This is my favourite of the lot, chic and the ideal size.

A Spring staple for those easy breezy days where a coat is too much. Just right for any smart casual events!

I first saw one of these over Summer and was attracted by its delicacy. Sapphire also happens to be my favourite gem.

First spotted on Two Shoes One Pair's Instagram feed, I fell in love with the minimalistic prints, especially this little saying I need to remember more often.

As a fan of art, I like to look out for interesting prints and this blue Indian ink caught my eye. 

I've wanted this for a while, and could be waiting a while longer as it is a likely 21st birthday present (in December). I love the chainmail strap and large face, simple and fuss free.

The sports-luxe vibe is one that is appealing to me and these Marant sneakers would pair perfectly with cigarette trousers and a longline coat. For now, I will have to make do with my H&M dupes.






Saturday, 17 January 2015

Into the Woods











My outfit: Top: Missguided | Skirt: My Bandage Dress | Coat: Zara | Shoes: Topshop | Clutch: Whistles 
Rees' outfit: Coat: River Island | Snood: H&M | Jumper: M&S | Jeans: Primark | Shoes: River Island


As the photographer for a lot of my posts, and my boyfriend, I thought I'd give Rees a little feature. He's rocking the all black errything look and keeping cosy in an H&M snood. Rees is studying photography, so if you fancy looking at some of his portfolio check it out at reesthompson.co.uk! (I also wanted to let you know that posts might not be super regular but more likely every two weeks because I want to maintain a higher photo quality which means only shooting when I see Rees)

Since buying this My Bandage Dress skirt I've been trying to find any reason possible to wear it. I have never found such a flattering fit from any clothes, it sucks it in my tummy and gives you curves in all the right places. I went for the grey as I love the versatility, but to tell the truth I want it in every colour! At £29.99, and with lots of discount codes floating about, it is definitely worth the price and I feel like I'm going to be wearing it a lot. The quality is also amazing and I would absolutely recommend it if you're looking for the perfect night out skirt. I wore it for my 20th birthday with this Missguided crop top. I love the knot detail and the pleated silky feel differentiates it from the same old black crop top and it's in the sale now! Go, go, go! To compliment the grey and black, I wore these sparkly heels- majorly uncomfortable but so gorgeous. 

And the fur, oh the fur! I have not taken this coat off since Christmas day, the colour is so warm and I haven't seen another coat this same colour around. Of course it is super warm too, perfect for those chilly Winter nights out. Unbelievably, it's also in the sale for £29.99 so don't miss out!

What is your go-to club outfit?

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Micro Trends for AW15/16

As part of my current assignment I must forecast a macro trend and develop it into a micro product trend for Autumn/Winter 2015/16. Here, I will consider the influence of the catwalk mainly taking inspiration from SS15 runways. The macro trend considered the 'Ageless Greys' in our ageing population, looking in depth at the way in which the boundaries between the young and old are blurring. We now look at the older generation with respect and see their value and this leads on to my micro trend. With age comes beauty. This is applicable to both the human race and to nature and product trends will be developed with evolving aspects of nature in mind. Below are my inspirations for colour, fabrics, prints, shapes and textures. From here, I will apply this micro trend to my chosen brand which is Prada and create a new line of intimates to aid their expansion.


Looking at SS15 for directional colours, I found earthy tones were popular. This includes both the soft, icey blues and translucent greens alongside the rich and vibrant rusts, berries and browns. There were more neutral stoney shades of beige and sand contrasted with metallic golds and deep reds. The combination of colours cohesively represent Autumn leaves and Winter snow whilst offering up a selection of refreshing and unusual tones, such as the natural yellow greens and forest hues. Rocky caves, frozen lakes and falling leaves spring to mind with subtle colours being core to collections and rouges and emeralds complimenting these.
Key fabrics on the SS15 catwalks were silky, both matte and shiny. This created a luxury feel and premium appearance, as well as reflecting nature's dewiness. Another directional material was sheer and translucent, often pleated or overplayed with embellishment and appliqué. This creates greater depth and dimension much like layers seen in glaciers and sedimentary rock. It also offers more flirtatious opportunities for intimate brands to reveal flesh. I also noticed several designers using a cut out effect with fabrics and underlaying with sheer mesh in order to create prints and 3 dimensional shapes. Fabrics were fluid and draped artistically, mimicking waves and wet sand.

In terms of prints, I spotted a few different designers taking inspiration from a water ripple to create prints for their designs. This shows that the micro trend was beginning to show through in SS15 but it likely to become much more popular for AW15, with a larger variety of natural terrains finding their place on garments. Colours again were very earthy and reflective of their subject. There was also evidence of marble effect prints and hints of animal skin.


The shapes that I will create my develop my final Intimates range for will be primarily inspired by catwalk in addition to the fluid shapes found within nature. SS15 catwalks showcased another season of the popular triangle shaped bra and it looks like it will be here to stay for AW15 but with added twists, such as, unusual strap placement or materials. The longline balconette bra also appeared on several runways and would translate well into an AW15 collection, however, with no underwiring and a softer structure. In terms of teddies and playsuits, deep V necks looked to be popular with short shorts and wide straps halter necks. Collections showed high waisted briefs worn under sheer skirts and dresses and covered midriffs. Silk dresses were made in luxe silk and sat below the knee, some even maxi length, implying that a slip may be longline for AW15/16.

An interesting array of textures were displayed from soft pleats to multiple layers of ruffles creating a feminine aesthetic. Layers of various fabrics were combined creating scallop edges and offering peeks at the model's skin. Sheer fabrics were adorned with appliqué and  bead embellishment in addition to unusual methods of embroidery. It seemed designers were becoming more adventurous with their textures, leading the way for AW115.



Thursday, 1 January 2015

Black Wool













 Coat: ASOS | T-Shirt: ASOS | Bralet: Topshop | Trousers: Primark | Shoes: Nike | Clutch: Whistles

It's been a while! I'm currently a week away from a uni deadline and have been super busy working on assignments, but I wanted to get out and get a few blog posts ready. My boyfriend also got a new camera lense so it was the perfect chance to give that a go. 
I spotted this coat in the ASOS sale a few days before christmas and realised I don't actually own a good quality black coat. It has a high percentage of wool so will keep me warm and it satisfies all maxi coat needs. I realise I'm probably a tad too short to pull it off but practicality outweighs this! For a smart-casual/minimalistic combination I wore a loose tee, joggers and nike free 5.0, the perfect contrast to a tailored coat. I love everyday outfits like this that maximise comfort and warmth!

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year and 2015 is a good one! And thank you for all the support for my blog this year!!


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