Toppo/Topperz/Topshop is clearly the nation's favourite shopping go-to. Whatever your budget may be, I think you'll struggle to find anyone who can't count on Topshop for a good gem. Hence, why I found myself purchasing open-toe sandals in February. As soon as the sun hits, whack on a slip dress, jacket (probably leather?) and you are good to go with these bad-ass python sandals, amigos.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Backstage Marques Almeida - AW/14
Right from the tips of the fur stoles to the ends of the pointed-toe pumps, for AW/14 this collection, again, yelled a very loud C O O L. What else can be expected of the design duo who base their aesthetic on the nineties and noughties? Drawing inspiration from the heyday of the Chelsea Hotel, this season it was all about colour colour colour, pairing denim with slabs of shaggy fur and low slung hipster jeans. The trouser suit was also introduced in either a choice of acid-washed looking velvet or silk. I headed down to the depths of the Turbine Hall at the crack of dawn (6am on the dot) Tuesday 18th Feb to take some very candid looking photos. Enjoy!
Monday, 3 February 2014
Photos I snapped a while back - My sister on the beach in Corsica and various other locations.
With January finally behind us (wow, wasn't that a long, heavy slog?) is anybody else ready to ditch the jumpers pretty soon? Whilst sweaters with slip dresses or skirts -you decide- (ref. Christopher Kane, Burberry, Dior -SS14) are a personal favourite of mine to wear, I'm getting the itch to plan some fun things on the horizon. Locations on my hit list are ideally outside of a city living in one, (though I would never say no to a trip to New York City) Mexico, Indonesia, the Caribbean anybody? Regarding options a little closer to home, I think festivals are the way forward. Unluckily, for the second year running I have been unable to get my hands on that golden ticket to Glastonbury however, word goes round that Bestival is an equally as good option.
Sunday, 5 January 2014
'A'la Wang,' how many times have you heard that being said before? Or wait, what about 'off-duty style?' Both are phrases commonly thrown around by the media/clients and fans alike to describe the aesthetic of a designer who needs little introduction, Alexander Wang. From debuting his first women's ready to wear collection in only '07 to now household name, season after season Alexander Wang delights shoppers with current, cool and quite importantly wearable clothing. There's hand's down no denying that everyone wants a piece of Wang on their backs.
Purchasing this paticular piece from The Outnet, something tells me that this little red goodie may just last a lifetime.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
As a self confessed Marques Almeida addict, getting my hands on a ticket to attend the showing of their SS/14 collection felt something along the lines of 'pretty damn good.' The Portuguese dream team (Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida) have that inexplicable talent to create clothes which ooze effortless cool, which is why I had no doubt that this show would be another total must-see.
Known for giving a nod towards the Nineties in previous collections, this season the duo took it back to the year 2000. As an eclectic remix of Basement Jaxx and The Chemical Brothers (party anyone?) ripped through the speakers, a variety of sheer spaghetti strap slips and obi detailed jackets fled down the runway. The Marques Almeida silhouette was still in tact but this time baring just that extra little flesh. Boob tubes were in tow and cowhide was made cool, heavily clad onto a denim dress and boots ending just below the knee. 'Garish' and 'J-Lo' might be words used to describe the millennia but not anymore, certainly not under Marques Almeida's watch.
If you'd like to see images of the full collection accompanied with a dazzling review by Jessica Bumpus just click here. Alternatively, you can visit my Instagram to see images of the models actually facing the correct way. Personally, these images featured on The Pop.com are some of my favourite yet.