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The Medwinds denim dress

21 Aug

I’m starting to think that fashion can be unnecessarily complicated just for the sake of being complex. A quick glance to my wardrobe and it’s a complete mish mash of florals, brights, sheer, sequins, stripes, metallic, lace all side by side like a little jumble sale. Nice pieces, but they can all be described as focal points for an outfit which isn’t good as they all fight for your attention! I do have lots of nice basic tees and vests but that’s as far as I go with simple pieces. I was really excited to receive a plain, simple denim dress from Medwinds, who specialise in great quality basic pieces. Being simple, it’s such a versatile piece – I’ve worn it dressed down with flats, a little more dressed up for work and could imagine it with some killer heels for a night out.

This is how I wore it to work a couple of days ago. Sadly it’s a little chilly to go tight-less so I paired it with some lace tights and one of my favourite pair of shoes. They’re actually about four years old from New Look, another old-is-gold wardrobe piece. I’ve worn them to death which proves that low prices don’t always mean low quality. The colour is great but what really drew me to them was the heel, in the four years since I’ve bought them I’ve never found a similar pair on the high street. The finishing touch for the outfit is a silk scarf from Argentina, a lovely gift from my dear friend Mariana who writes for Sketchbook magazine. I’m warming to the idea of scarves, especially when I’ve got a really simple outfit like this on they really add personality and a quirky little touch. 

Thanks again to Susie from Take Out In Couture who patiently took these pictures for me. 

Dress – Courtesy of Medwinds
Tights – New Look
Shoes – New Look
Scarf – gift
Bag – Michael Kors

The rad jumpsuit

17 Jul

I’m not from the place where people say words like ‘rad’, but it’s the only word that comes to mind when describing this jumpsuit, courtesy of Motel Rocks. It’s rather rad, non? The details like the roll up sleeves, pockets and collar really appealed to me but what really makes this jumpsuit a winner is the fit. The fit is absolutely perfect, even at the waist. No need for a belt or many accessories, just the usual smattering of jewels and some brown sandals, courtesy of Medwinds. Rad. 

Wednesday Wish List

13 Jul
Desa Pony in Layers

My handbag habit is getting pretty serious these days. Apart for the Alexander Wang, they’re all pretty subtle though, aside from the soft leather and a few hardware details they look pretty ordinary and under the radar, exactly how handbags should look I think. Which is why I adore the bags by luxury brand Desa. This ruffled leather beauty is £435 and available at their stores in St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden and Hamstead high street or online
Mellow Yellow Jenvy

I had my eye on these colourful Jenvy platforms a while ago and I’m finding it really hard to resist them, especially now that they have a massive 60% off in the Sarenza sale. I already have a pair of crazy high Mellow Yellow platforms and can attest to their comfort, I even wore them to drive in! These babies are just £60.40 in the sale from £151, get them while you can. 

Medwinds Marsella tote

Back in February, I fell in lust with the Marsella tote when I went to the Medwinds showroom in Barcelona. The leather was unbelievably soft and the size was absolutely perfect for carrying a laptop or iPad. When I saw it again at the UK press launch, it was incredibly difficult to leave without casually slinging the sample over my shoulder and pretending it was mine! The tote is available on the website for £109.

Rare pleated chiffon midi skirt

I’ve been enamoured with midi length pleated chiffon skirts since I first clapped eyes on the elusive Whistles Carrie skirt. This version from Rare hasn’t caused a stampeed just yet, but it’s sassy on the knee length and deep purple colour make it a great buy for colour blocking this season and pairing with warmer, Autumnal tones next season. Best of all, it’s just £35 and available on the Rare website

Bitching & Junkfood Remade bitchy stud shorts.

These Bitching & Junkfood Remade shorts are all sorts of rad in one teeny pair of reworked vintage shorts. They took a pair of high-waisted Levis 501s, distressed them by hand for custom rips and shredded and added some killer spike studs down the side. Available at Bitching & Junkfood for £75. 

Aqua Fleetwood maxi dress

Aqua are one of my newest favourite labels, their structural and futuristic designs feature strong lines and striking silhouettes. This maxi dress is a little different from their usual slashed and cut out dresses, but I adore the structured shoulders and bold print which is a little Christopher Kane. Available at Asos for £140. 

Medwinds UK launch

28 Jun

Last week, Spanish-based basics label Medwinds hit the UK and they kindly invited me to Cube PR’s gorgeous gallery space for their press launch. You may remember I attended the Spanish launch a couple of months ago which I blogged about here. It’s hard to believe the company is brand new. In case you missed my previous posts, they’re a Spanish online-only retailer offering great quality basics and accessories. The website is so easy to use and they offer fashion clothing with free delivery and returns across Europe which is fantastic service.

Anyway, back to the launch party! Again, I was impressed by the quality and lovely soft cottons and leather. Everything was just so soft and stroke-able. The accessories were really the highlight, I’m sure the range of shoes is larger now as I’ve discovered some new gems – the loafers look deliciously squishy and comfy.

Thank you to the Medwinds team and Cube PR for a lovely evening. 

Medwinds press day in Barcelona

6 Mar

You may remember my post about Medwinds a few weeks ago, they’re a brand new company who have just launched their online fashion store and they kindly invited a few London bloggers over to sunny Barcelona to visit the Medwinds pop-up showroom. It was great to see everything up close. The collection is small but perfectly formed, the pieces are mainly wardrobe staples with beautiful cuts and gorgeous, stroke-able fabrics. It’s very Mediterranean – easy, comfortable and wearable. The accessories really stood out though, the leather was super soft. There were lots of different types of heels, all of them felt really comfortable whether they were the cute lace ups or platform strappy sandals. The bags were the highlight, huge and made out of buttersoft leather with gorgeous metallic accents. 

I had such a lovely time, huge thanks to the Medwinds team. I can’t wait to see what’s next and having spoken to the designer the next couple of collections sound really exciting. 

Medwinds launch

16 Feb

Medwinds, the Barcelona-based fashion company, launched their website a couple of days ago. They’re pretty much the polar opposite of the last website I wrote about, beautifully tailored wardrobe staples rather than sculptural statement pieces from Stud and Stud. The company itself is incredibly honest and humble, simply offering Mediterranean style wardrobe essentials at good prices, no fuss no muss. The collection has three mini collections – Week, Weekend and Night – to make it mega easy to find what you’re looking for.

Week – simple, contemporary basics
For women:shirts, t-shirts, woollen jackets, tricot, shorts, dresses and
For men: shirts, t-shirts, jerseys and shoes.
Weekend – Basic staples in figure flattering cuts

For women: T-shirts, casual shirts, shorts, bikinis and shoes.
For men: T-shirts, casual shirts, jeans, short trousers, swimming trunks
and shoes.
Going out – Sophisticated fabrics and more fashion-led pieces

For women: Shirts and dresses
For men: Shirts and jeans