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Monday, 26 September 2011

versus spring/summer 2012

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Oops, take it back. I promised next time I posted about Fashion Week it'd be something a little bit less predictable, but oh lol, would you look at this... Christopher Kane sends cheerleader-inspired looks down a Versus runway painted as an ice cream-coloured basketball court? Yeah, my pastel-loving heart just went into overdrive. This collection isn't quite as saccharine sweet though, with plenty of chunky zips and sportswear influences... Apparently the pleats are supposed to be flapper-esque but all I can think of is tennis skirts. But really, sheer + pleats + milkshake colours. No further comment necessary.

P.S. If for some reason you happen to be interested in reading more of my talking rubbish about fashion, I did a little Q&A over at Become.co.uk's Shopaholic blog which you should check out. I rambled a bit, succinctness tends not to be my strong point.

photos from style.com and vogue.com

Thursday, 22 September 2011

autumn wishlist

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Clockwise from top left: 1. Dress, Topshop, £85. 2. Dress, Whistles, £165. 3. Jumper, Reiss, £120. 4. Ring, Reiss, £49. 5. Coat, Whistles, £225. 6. Shirt, Equipment, £155. 7. Shorts, Topshop, £55. 8. Bag, The Row, £3210. 9. Shoes, Deena & Ozzy at Urban Outfitters, £95.

So despite my strategic autumn purchases, I'm still having serious retail cravings, QUELLE SURPRISE. I'm most definitely still on the hunt for a winter coat -- a new coat for winter is totes justifiable expenditure, you guys. It's practical. This parka style from Whistles is my latest fancy, although the price tag ain't so attractive. In fact, pretty much everything I'm eyeing up at the moment happens to be, er.... varying degrees of out of my price range (HIYA doctor's bag by The Row, I see you over there costing three grand and being sold out, omg.) Lately I seem to be getting fashion ideas decidedly beyond my station.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

kris atomic @ lfw

Blah blah, okay, I know it doesn't really need saying by now, but Kris Atomic's London Fashion Week coverage is pretty amazing. I'm a great lover of a good backstage photo and hers are outstanding. I'm particularly enjoying these shots; the colours are unreal, and the DETAILS on that dress. Wow. Hook me up with one of those.

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1 & 2: blow presents..., 3 & 4: ziad ghanem, 5-8: vauxhall fashion scouts one to watch.

All photos by Kris Atomic

Saturday, 17 September 2011

back to school.

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coat, boots & dress, topshop; snood & bag, h&m; necklace, après ski.


I woke up on Monday morning with a fairly epic back-to-school dread feeling; four university-free months will do that to you I guess. Thankfully by the end of the week I'm feeling a little bit more positive, but my new autumn accessories were pretty much all that got me through. Boots, necklace, snood and bag. Back to school outfits, sorted.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

nyfw round up so far.

Okay, controversial comment in the world of fashion blogs: I really like spring/summer fashion. I mean, I think I might even prefer it to autumn/winter. Mostly this applies to my own wardrobe because quite honestly, I just don't enjoy dressing for Glaswegian autumn/winter weather in any way. In theory, all those layers and chunky knits are great but in reality, I'm pretty much just wet and bedraggled-looking as soon as I step out of the house. Summer, with its possibilities (and they really are possibilities only) of not having to carefully choose footwear to avoid trench-foot is a much more pleasant prospect. And bare legs! Don't even get me started, or I'll start rocking back and forth, crazily pining for the life of year-round bare legs that will never be mine. Honestly though, I also REALLY LIKE spring/summer collections. I like stripes. I like pastels and florals. I like denim and I LOVE hot pants.* It might not be ground-breaking but it looks good. Why all the hate, oh fashion bloggers? Anyway, with that short disclaimer here are a few of my faves from Spring/Summer 2012 thus far...

*All of which will quickly become evident...

Charlotte Ronson

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Ditsy florals and crochet abounded, plus plenty of sheer fabrics. Never mind the denim, the mustard velvet, the stripes and the many, many patterns. A mish-mash basically, but for me it worked.

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In my neverending quest to look like an effortless Scandinavian goddess, draping features heavily. So do neutrals, and the odd flash of muted neon (oxymoron?) complements them perfectly here. Also: FRINGING. A+.

United Bamboo

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Neutrals again, this time with relaxed tailoring and dresses, graphic prints and my personal favourite, contrast collars.

Jill Stuart

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I love it I love it I love it. Okay, it's relentlessly sugary and twee, but so am I at heart. The candy colours and cutesy suiting are reminiscent of the best of Luella and I will always love a flapper-style drop waist.

Jason Wu

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Yeah, yeah, I've never seen a pastel I didn't like... You get the picture. Plus, more shorts, more interesting collars, this time in the form of heavy embellishment (I LOVE THEM). The make up is also right up my street, red-orange lips and nails all the way.

And on that gloriously predictable note, I shall leave you and promise to update next time with something altogether different. BYE!

all photos from style.com, click to enlarge!