Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cara Delevingne for Topshop A/W 2014

 Cara Delevingne is definitely the campaign girl this season, she has been featured in campaigns for Mulberry. Pepe Jeans, Balmain, Mulberry, Chanel and now Topshop. Topshop's collection is a reflection of Cara's personal style, with a focus on modern tailoring. It's sophisticated and effortlessly cool. The campaign video is like a London girl's Alice and Wonderland which basically describes Cara life

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sleep The Clock Around


pink paisley blazer - urban outfitters
yellow top - river island
necklace - topshop
shorts - vintage
wedges - debenhams

I felt like wearing this cute paisley blazer because I got it about two years ago in urban outfitters and it just doesn't get enough wear. I watched Lana Del Ray's performance at Glastonbury today :) I really liked it and I thought she looked amazing (as always). I might get her newest album Ultraviolence and give it a listen. I did a little diy yesterday and made a patch from an old Beatles tshirt for the back of a denim jacket. The patch and jacket are now for sale on my etsy shop...
I also went to this amazing beach last week, so dreamy (◡‿◡✿)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A/W Couture Faves

I was on my holidays during the couture shows so Ive decided to write a post about my favourite pieces
My favorite piece is Giambattista Valli's pyjama top dress with the enormous dip dyed feathered skirts. I love the fifties inspired styling and the play between casual and couture. The floral pieces are so beautiful and a lot more feminine than I expected from this collection
Dior's collection is modern meets historical, the 18th century design of the panniered dress is restructured to create a more modern silhouette that gives the design a lighter feel. The neckline, zip detailing and length of the gown accentuate the feeling of modernity. Raf Simons explains that "the challenge was to bring this attitude of a contemporary reality to something historical bringing easiness to something that could be perceived as theatrical."
Chanel was also inspired by the 18th century by contrasting elaborate embroidery with urchin girl chopped haircuts. The tweed blazers and boyish shorts gives the collection a tougher edge. I read that some of the pieces were even decorated with mini concrete tiles. I think the flip flops are a nice play on last seasons couture trainers. 
It was difficult to pick a favourite dress from Elie Saab's collection because each is elaborate as the next but I couldn't pass on the jewel encrusted princess gown/wedding dress
I love the sheer structured beauty of Ralph and Russo's collection. The slick backed hair and black lipstick gives the traditional couture dress an element of modernity
The silhouettes and structured bodices of Ulyana Sergeenko remind me of WonderWoman's bodysuit which is very very cool
Giorgio Armani Prive dress that reminds me of something Strawberry Switchblade would wear
Who knew biker jackets looked so cool over floor length silk dresses?... Azzaro I guess
Return of the Maison Martin Margiela mask now featuring beautiful silks and an amazing mesh maxi skirt that reminds me of something I had in the nineties
Vionnet's re-imagining of structure, design and the very idea of the couture dress

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Nylon


white lace panel top - topshop
feather clip - topshop
shorts - pull and bear
heels - the collection at debenhams

My summer festival inspired outfit complete with feathers and ribbons. I got these wedges in Debanhams on Friday. I also got this really cool bag from River Island for my birthday, its not till another month but I get to use it now :P I also bought Nylon magazine. It is a music issue with interviews from Haim, Lily Allen, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Lykke Li, The Kills and The Horrors
black cross body bag from River Island
Diesel Green eau de toilette, it smells like nature and came with a cotton plant that you can grow yourself but sadly mine didnt make it :( It has a little pin in it like a grenade which isn't very peace and love hmm...
 July's issue of Nylon
 perfect hair and style by eric and lani, check out their lookbook its so pretty
 sunglasses by Karen Walker and jewels by Mawi
 Bardot illustration by Malin Bergstrom
 hair appreciation
 Valentino dress
 interview with Alison Mosshart of the Kills
summer culture guide

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala


sunglasses - river island
dress - little mistress london at yellow moon
gold bracelet - vintage
bangles - primark
shoes - vintage

Sometimes I like being tacky and wear too many bangles, gold hoop earrings and glittery shoes. I got my dress in a shop in Derry called Yellow Moon, its one of my favs and I wore it when I went to see The Who last summer. I rarely go without tights because I'm unbelievably pale even in summer. I'm getting my haircut tomorrow into a bob again yay :) I've spent today reading and playing my jukebox, its getting me in a summery mood

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Blackpool

pictures from my trip to Blackpool last week...
Blackpool beach
 cutie being cute at the pier
Dr Pepper :) hehe
 the beach in the evening
a giant disco ball
bowling :)
view from Blackpool tower
Pleasure Beach amusement park
amazing clouds from my airplane window

I had an amazing time in Blackpool and I miss it so much. I went to the Tower, Pleasure Beach, the waterpark, Ripleys, the piers and a lot of arcades. I bought a disposable camera and took some pictures at the pier and pleasure beach...