Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pay Day Picks: Urban Outfitters

Pay day is finally here, so make the most of it and shop your must have items now. Urban Outfitters have a great range of items that are so on trend right now and I have had my eye on them for quite a while now. Monochrome is a huge trend so layer white and black accordingly and show off your new clothes. Urban Outfitters isn't just a clothing brand so join in the whole lifestyle by buying a new iphone cover or maybe some headphones? The item I have to have in my life asap is the chunky heeled boots from Vagabond, what do you think?

Hasan Hejazi Autumn/Winter 2013

During London Fashion Week I was invited to view Hasan Hejazi's Autumn/Winter '13 collection at the prestigious W Hotel, London. Since interviewing Hasan for Third Floor Publication last year I have been a huge fan of his work and have followed his moves. I knew when I met Hasan that his passion and abundance of talent would see him do well and his Autumn/Winter '13 collection has confirmed this. Full of elegance and lavishness this collection is perfect for that powerful women who is looking for clothing with that added extra. I really believe with the exquisit craftsmanship and attention to detail Hasan's Autumn/Winter '13 clothes will make any women feel $1 million dollars!

Featuring a colour palette of pale pinks, rich burgundy and vamp black the collection is given a luxurious feeling with sophisticated glitter. Frills, flattering peplums and shimmering fabrics gives the evening wear a modern edge. Hasan has really stepped up his game with this collection and has created a collection that is entirely flattering for the female form. Inspired by the formidable female icons from the 21st century Hasan sticks to his design style with dramatic necklines and full length evening gowns. 

The pale pinks are perfect for those looking for a bit of glamour in their wardrobe but don't want to seem too 'out there'. The collection offers so much versatilely with dresses, trousers, and accessories and really shows a maturity within his designs. A brilliant collection Hasan, you should be very proud!


Mocks Spring/Summer 2013

I know it may not seem like it with this cold spell we are having but Spring is just around the corner (I promise), so brighten up your wardrobe in advance with a pair of colourful Mocks. A distant relative of the moccasin (don't worry I had to google them aswell), the Mocks bring the traditional concept straight to the 21st century with a collection filled with vibrant colours that are going to be so in this Spring/Summer. Whether you are off to the park for a picnic or for a dog walk these Mocks are great!

As much as us girls love to say 'no pain no gain' when it comes to our choice of shoes Spring/Summer is all about getting outside and having fun, so keep your heels in your wardrobes please. You can finally ditch that pair of shoes that you only keep because they are comfortable and replace them with a pair that are comfy but also mega stylish! Mocks are made from an innovative new material adding a new sense of comfort to every day use. They are also washable, so whatever you get up to this Spring/Summer, the only reason you'll need to buy a new pair is to add another colour to your wardrobe.

Mocks are available in a wide range of 16 colours, my personal favourite are the neon pink colour but looking through, I really do feel spoilt for choice.

'Classic but casual, sophisticated but fun-break the mould with Mocks'.

Monday, 18 February 2013

The Catwalk Queen: Cara Delevigne

Cara Delenigne hasn't stopped since she was named 'Model of 2012' last year and has appeared on the front of Love and more recently British Vogue. Despite her success I don't think anyone could have predicted just how popular she would have been for the London Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter '13 catwalk collections. Since London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday, Cara literally hasn't stopped. Not only has she covered 7 shows in the first 4 days of London Fashion Week but she has also been spotted out with singer, Rihanna after her collaboration with River Island. I am now naming Cara Delevingne 'The Catwalk Queen'. 

OOTD, LFW: Day 4

Day 4 was a very sunny but cold day at Somerset House, I started off the day walking by the Thames trying to find the Pringle of Scotland presentation, which I was very excited about! I have been thinking more recently about starting to do OOTD posts. I bought a new blazer, it's London Fashion Week so I thought why not?! Seeing as this is my first EVER OOTD I would love to know your thoughts....


Floral blazer: Monacco
Silver top: Miss Selfridge
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Deena & Ozzy (Urban Outfitters)
Bag: Vivienne Westwood
Watch: Michael Kors

London Fashion Week A/W '13. Pringle of Scotland

When I found out I was covering Pringle of Scotland, Autumn/Winter 2013 show for Who's Jack Magazine I couldn't wait. It was a presentation and not a catwalk show, but this isn't always a bad thing. There may not be the same type of buzz that you get at catwalk shows, trying to snap your pictures quickly and get a glimpse of the FROW. Saying that presentations are obviously more resilient in our economic climate, and so much more informal. Arriving an hour after the presentation begun it was peak time as the gallery was very busy. The Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was beautiful, and the great thing about a presentation is you have the time to appreciate each garment and of course take some great pictures. I wanted to share with you some of my photos from the Pringle of Scotland collection  let me know what you think.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

London Fashion Week. A/W '13 Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 was another busy day at London Fashion Week, with British designers brimming with talent and imagination once again. Mary Katrantzou was the show I had personally been waiting for after her amazing Spring/Summer 2013 collection, filled with stirking prints and bold colours. I can gladly say she didn't dissapoint with her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection either with lots of what she does best, dresses and mesmerising prints. The collection inspired by landscapes would probably suit a Parisian Autumn/Winter than a British one, but even so I can't get enough of Mary Katrantzou. 

Preen's Autumn/Winter was once again absolutely stunning with every piece as beautiful as the next. Although at a first glance it might not be obvious but Preen are showing that punk is more certainly not dead, showing punk in a more glamourous form. There was lot's of leather and tartan mixed with leopard print (yes we aren't too sure either), but somehow the collection worked so well. Preen showed us once again that embellishment is set to be huge this Autumn/Winter 2013. Everyone got a great view of not only the collection but also of London, did I mention the location was the very high in the sky, Heron Tower?

Topshop Unique show is always a very popular event for stars and fashionistas alike, and for the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection this was no different. With the likes of Olivia Palermo (in my perfect FROW), Pixie Geldof, Kate Bosworth and Daisy Lowe in amongst the well known faces on the FROW it was set to be a great show. With Topshop and Topman catwalk collection there is always so much to choose from, they never push the boundaries too far, but for the high street brand to bring consistency each season works so well. There was a lot of colour, PVC and oversized coats, perfect for your winter wardrobes. It was another very successful show for Topshop Unique.

London Fashion Week. A/W '13 Day 2 Highlights

As part of the NEWGEN sponsorship J.JS Lee's last collection got great reviews making the Autumn/Winter collection a highly anticipated event. With J.JS Lee less is definitely more taking a sharp approach to tailoring for the modern women. The pastel colours of pink and blue stood out diffused by simple all black and white outfits. The collection was inspired by 'the innocence and purity of clouds and shadows from the window view of an airplane', explaining the great choice of pastel colours. The Saint Martin graduate shows that she is taking a consistence approach to her designs but in this instance steering away from O.T.T is a great choice. 

Clashing of colours and lots of prints, from leopard to floral, were huge for Sister by Sibling this season. Chunky neck pieces and headgear were hugely popular for the Sister by Sibling known best for their knitwear pieces. After making a huge name for themselves at London Collections: Men earlier in the year, their designs that push the boundaries for knitwear have everyone talking about them once again. The show opened with the one and only Cara Delevigne, we'd love to know which show she isn't covering this fashion week? Another great collection, you go sister!

‘This season we wanted to explore the idea of Paula Yates’ feminine sexuality,’

House of Holland is always a catwalk favourite of mine, especially spotting Henrys very exclusive friends on the FROW. There were some extraordinary pieces in the Autumn/ Winter collection that was bursting with a seventies vibe. Some outfits looked like they had been fast forwarded straight from the seventies and others that had been updated with a modern edge. My favourite pieces were those embellished with gems and 'H' logos for Henry Holland himself. I personally cannot wait for the pink embellished jumper to be on sale!

Photography by Catwalking.

Friday, 15 February 2013

London Fashion Week A/W '13. Apu Jan

Today is Day 1 of London Fashion Week and each season seems more exciting than the last. Following on from London Collection's I will be covering London Fashion Week for Who's Jack again so make sure to check out the website for updates!! My favourite show of the day was Apu Jan, a Taiwanese designer who studied in London but still uses the East as inspirations for his collections. His Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection entitled 'petroleum' ran veryyyy behind but it was well worth the wait.. I thought I would share with you a couple of pictures.. They were taken on my iphone so sorry about the quality but I still think you can get a feel for the collection, which was showcased for Fashion Scout at Freemason's Hall.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Naomi Campbell for Vogue Italia, February 2013

Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia and Naomi Campbell all under one roof, what's not to love? The shoot, styled by Karl Templer showed Naomi propped up on various sets designed by Mary Howard. It's experimental, different and works so so well! On a first glance I couldn't help but think of a death row flashback from a film or TV series almost as if Naomi was about the receive the lethal injection. However I soon began to appreciate the beautiful lighting, photography and the garments themselves. Featuring outfits from Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein and Chanel this editorial shows that at the age of 42, Naomi Campbell still has what it takes to be a supermodel. 

Photography: Steven Meisel // Styling: Karl Templer // Set Design: Mary Howard

Missoni S/S 2013 Campaign

Despite having deep rooted family issues after Vittorio Missoni (Marketing Director and son) and wife went missing after NYE on Los Roques, the company have still managed to put together a brilliant Spring/Summer Campaign for their 60th Anniversary. Shot by the one and only Alasdair Mclellan the campaign shows that the family run company can do so much more than striped knitwear.

The campaign comes at a sad time as the Missoni family are eagerly awaiting news in regards to their son Vittorio Missoni, who's plane mysteriously disappeared soon after take off on the 4th of January 2012. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Italian brand will be very hard without Vittorio but I wish them all the best in the search for him and his wife. Despite the family issues the Missoni family have to power on through to make the Missoni brand something to be proud of, and this Spring/Summer campaign showcasing works from past and present is just what they need.

Photography: Alasdair McLellan // Make Up Artist: Petros Petrohilos // Set Design: Max Bellhouse

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Valentine's Day Picks- His 'n' hers

There's not much time left until Valentines Day and if you are struggling to find the perfect gift for you other half, take a look at my gifts for him and her. I have taken my favourite picks from Mr Porter for him, and net-a -porter for her. A big sorry to my boyfriend if he is reading this and now expecting some huge gift for Valentines Day (haha). We are stepping into spring so insert a bit of colour into your wardrobe with a neon knit from Kenzo for her or a graphic tee from Katie Eary for him. If like me you cannot afford to do your shopping for Valentines Day from Net-a-porter or Mrporter remember it is the thought that counts. I will be doing a high street post for Valentines Day soon!