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The mammouth ‘what I wore to fashion week’ post

4 Oct

I know this post is slightly delayed but I always think that writing up the shows and being a responsible blogger comes above ‘what I wore’ posts. This year, I wasn’t overly excited about dressing up for London Fashion Week, it’s my fifth season so the novelty and excitement has worn off slightly but it is kind of essential to make an effort. Lots of people do dress up and walking around the courtyard can be so inspiring, but personally, my main MO has been comfort and championing my beloved high street. For me, London’s differentiator is the quality and range of our high street so I always make a point of repping my favourite stores.

The lovely guys at Motel Rocks were kind enough to gift me the black lace Cilla dress which I wore for day one. The lace trend has been around for a while but this sheer, delicate tattoo lace is really striking; especially over the nude slip. It’s a classic skater shape with long sheer sleeves and a low back for some added interest. I continued the nude trend with my semi-sheer tights from New Look. I always rely on New Look for quirky tights and this pair is one of my favourites. The wedged brogues are from Bertie and they are super comfy, the wedge and the platform make them kind to my feet. The perfect shoes for rushing around on the cobbles with. 

Is wearing all black a bit of a fashion cliché? The oversize tshirt cape from 18 & East was actually perfect for LFW, the voluminous shape worked double time to keep me cool during the day but warm when it got chillier in the evening. Personally, I’m a little over dip-dyed hair but the black/grey dip-dye fringing added a little bit of an edge to the cape, not to mention it looked amazing when I walked! I balanced out the volume on top with super skinny jeans from J.Brand and my favourite black wedges from Carvela. The crucifix necklace is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery, I found the actual crucifix in a market in Barcelona and asked super talented jewellery designer and stylist Frankie Murray of Swell Vintage to put it on a chain for me. 

Do not adjust your monitor, your eyes are not deceiving you…I am indeed wearing flats. This is the most casual I’ve been at LFW, I needed a really low key way. The fabulous ankle boots are from Sarenza, my feet deserved a one day haitus from the heels. I love these boots and pretty much lived in them for a week after LFW was over. The jumper is such a lovely colour and an absolute bargain from Boohoo. I hadn’t shopped there before but I was really impressed by the pieces they had on the site. I do love the colour but also the ladder detail at the waist and back. Being a super casual day, I wore the jumper with some Levis cut offs but dressed up the outfit with this stunning necklace, courtesy of Eastern Mystic. Known for their statement pieces and tribal influences, the brand is regularly featured in the likes of Grazia, Cosmopolitan, The Telegraph fashion and Cosmopolitan Bride. 

Friday Fashion Fix

15 Aug

Sorry for a slightly delayed Friday Fashion Fix post, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with other blogger business (namely a gorgeous redesign). Normal 2-a-day service is resuming today though, starting with a sneak peek into what some of my favourite brand have in store for autumn/winter 2011. 

Boux Avenue AW11.

Surely the most successful launch of the year, Boux Avenue‘s range goes from strength to strength next season. With a focus on pretty, girly lingerie and loungewear, the autumn/winter 2011 range has plenty of cute must haves which are way too gorgeous to be kept under covers. 

Agent Provocateur AW11.

Agent Provocateur’s Autumn Winter 2011 collection references a variety of iconic, powerful women, from Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra to Marlene Dietrich as Catherine the Great. The key pieces this season are the sculpting waspies, while colours and prints are dramatic – think hot pink, coral, violet and French blue. 

Motel Rock AW11.

Young fashion brand Motel Rocks steps away from their forte of hot little bodycon dresses next season with a surprising ‘femme fatale’ collection which includes cheer tattoo mesh details and also menswear inspired tailoring and androgynous modern Military pieces. They also have plenty of their signature clolour block and bright bodycon dresses, but the stronger statement pieces have really caught my eye. 

Minna AW11.

The autumn/winter 2011 collection from Minna has a really luxe feel, with pieces made from hand-dyed silks and sumptuously soft wool jersey pieces. Black lace, gothic-inspired dresses are a focal point and I love the tweed outerwear. With each piece being made from sustainable, organic, recyclable and locally produced textiles, Minna is redefining the face of eco-fashion. 

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. 

Motel Rocks sale top picks

10 Jul

When I think of young vintage-inspired brand Motel Rocks, I think of sweet, pretty girly pieces and gorgeously quirky prints. My top picks from their sale feature the cutest pieces and their most distinctive prints. My favourite would have to be the first dress, the print is a colourful version of a recent Prada print but the shape is young and fun. 

Bella dress. Was £39 now £15

Ethel shorts. Was £32 now £19.

Gigi jumpsuit. Was £39 now £25

Helter blouse. Was £42 now £19. 

Zoe dress. Was £32 now £19

Tillie tee. Was £25 now £15