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Push PR SS11 press day

6 Nov

I’m sure you guys must know about Push PR by now, I only wrote about their Christmas press day last month. They have a great portfolio of small, independent brands such as Kandee shoes, Jasper Garvida, Upper Street, Nyla and Eastern Mystic so of course I wanted a sneak peek into what they had in store for us for next season. Here are my favourite pieces and things that have shot to the top of my lust list: 

Joomi Lim at Nyla Boutique

These gorgeous, badass studded pieces by new jewellery brand Joomi Lim caught my eye straight away. I loved the studded bracelets and also the pearl and stud necklaces for the contrast between prim pearls and kickass studs. These pieces will be available via Nyla, which is a new online boutique specialising in eclectic brands from New York and LA…hence Nyla! 

Upper Street

Upper Street was founded by sisters who basically got tired of trying to find the perfect shoe. Who hasn’t been there?! They wanted to bring their own shoe designs to life, and Upper Street was born. It’s not just an outlet for their own designs, anyone can log on and create their own beautiful, handmade shoes. They also collaborated with Jasper Garvida to create some stunning snakeskin gladiator sandals. They’re on the far right-hand side, samples of Upper Street designs are displayed. 

Kandee shoes

I’m a big Kandee fan. It’s quite amazing to think that the founder of the company is just 21 years old, I think Kandee shoes are really coming into their own and carving out a niche in the market. If anyone wants to get me the red sparkly pair, I’d love you forever! 

EC One

EC One is a jewellery boutique which started in Exmouth Market, hence the name. They have since opened a second boutique in Notting Hill and count the likes of Alexis Bittar and Alex Monroe among the brands stocked at this super little independent jewellery store. 

Jasper Garvida

I’m a pretty big Jasper fan, I covered his Spring/Summer 2011 collection in this post, so I won’t write too much about it here. I took lots of detailed pictures to show the quality of the fabrics and those amazing gold disc sequins. 

Fall 08 black leggings

6 Sep
Last year, I used to live in tshirt dresses/oversize tees/anything and black cotton leggings. They were perfect, went with anything, versatile and very, very comfy. They are definately a sensible ‘keeper’ trend, a classic. But every year, classics get a twist, an update to make them relevant for this year or at least a season. I’m covetting black leggings with texture – latex, wool, lace, wet look. I’ve already got some wool ones which I used to wear last year, but I want new ones to add to my collection. Namely Kova & T latex leggings and Sass & Bide black rats leggings. The Boy is not impressed with Kova & T’s offering, warning me not to wear them in his presense and informing me that latex is the hooker’s fabric of choice. He’s a boy though, and we all know that they know nothing!!

Sass & Bide Black Rats Leggings

Kova & T Black Latex Leggings

Fashion Espanol

1 Sep

Ok, finally getting down to my Barcelona/Spanish fashion post. Talk about fashionably late 😉 So, Barcelona was overrun by tourists so it was pretty hard to find a genuine Barcelonian (is that a word?!). Eventually, I figured who was from Barcelona and who was just visiting the beautiful city. From what I saw, Barcelonian women were in one of two camps – elegant and casual in soft cotton jersey or in loud prints, a la Custo Barcelona. I’m not much of a print girl, but I visually devoured the cotton jersey basics. They tended to be in muted tones, blacks, greys, browns, purples. Oh and the popular item were harem pants, I don’t think the UK is quite ready for them but they’re normal fare in Barcelona. Here’s what I bought….

As an aside, I normally hate wearing black, but months after viewing the Fall 08 collections, I’m finally coming around to it’s appeal. It’s so versatile, chic, gorgeous! So expect loooads more black but a mix of textures, not that you can tell by my photos. The black leggings are actually wool and the shoes are velvet…I’ve seen the most perfect lace jacket which was literally calling my name. Anywhoo, here are my gorgeous shoes, bought years ago before an interview at a shoe shop, needless to say, I got the job!