Prada is definitely my favourite show this year. As a fan of the sixties, I love pastel suits, mary janes and empire dresses. However, Prada presents a modern version of the clean cut mod look. The neoprene-like material, enlarged brooches and almost shoulder length gloves give the prim look a lot more edge. I like the contrast between the pastel palette and the bold greens, yellows and reds. The splashes of colour in the collars, fir trims and embellishment are so striking. I love the unique layering of the empire line top over the sheer blouse. The collection has inspired me to try on my pastel pink suit again, sadly I haven't worn it since this post two years ago. I'm determined to find an occasion to wear it this summer :)
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
I missed all the shows this fashion month so I'm working my way backwards starting with Miu Miu
Miu Miu's Autumn/Winter collection is the perfect wardrobe for the eccentric - where else will you find leopard print, crocodile, patent and tweed in a single outfit. The collection is conceptually difficult to pinpoint. The styles range from pilgrim shoes and over-sized jewellery to fifties tweed coats and glitter Mary Janes. It seems that thrifting and charity shop dressing has influenced this collection. Eras collide and styles clash forming a mismatched collection that flaunts its pecularity
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
I haven't posted in like a month because I had so many assignments due but I'm on midterm break now so yay freedom!
I won a scholarship this year :) my social networking neglect hasn't gone in vain
Me in my robes (wishing I could dress like this irl)
After my awards ceremony I went for a walk around the docklands in Dublin. Even though I've lived in the city for over a year, I still have yet to see so much of it. The area along the Grand Canal is pretty cool, especially this sculpture behind the Bord Gais Energy Theatre
rocking the seventies look like no other
being tourist again - visiting Trinity College
I started a new journal. I have to write one line a day for 5 years. Its like having a twitter account with no followers hehe
I bought The Kills album Midnight Boom in Tower Records. Its soo good. If you haven't listened to it already, do it now!
Friday, 6 February 2015
Sandals, €31 / Backpacks bag, €31 / Nokia tech accessory, €13 / PRE-ORDER BACK TO THE FUTURE SWEATER – INU INU, €26 / Stay Hydrated Tee – INU INU, €22 / Apparel, €17 / PRE-ORDER BLACK CHOKER SET – INU INU, €4,85 / PRE-ORDER ICE CREAM SOCKS – INU INU, €7,41
A few nice things from the current collection at Inu Inu. They sell kawaii apparel, shoes and accessories. They have lots of great graphic tees, tennis skirts and chokers, everything you need to be tumblr famous hehe They also have light up shoes which are very like the Trance light up trainers at Topshop atm. The photographer Laurence Philomene created a lookbook for Inu Inu, you can check it out here.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Chanel Couture's 15/16 show is like a fairy tale, set in a hothouse, set in the Grand Palais. I love the paper jungle installation, it looks like the centerfold of a children's pop up book. The show opened with a fairy tale bride hidden by tulle and followed by a procession of garden boys in straw hats, carrying green quilted watering cans. The collection takes a relaxed look on couture, featuring floral decorated beanie hats and elongated woolen skirts. The cropped suit jackets and low waisted skirts give a fresh take on the crop top. The netting attached to hats and wrapped around the eyes remind me of a bee-keepers mask. Each look is so rich in detail, tiny flowers are sewn onto the seams of jackets and tied to the ends of loose plaits, hats are feathered, sequined and beaded, sea shells and chiffon flowers are sewn into dresses and a honeycombed rim forms the end of a coat. Flowers are used as material forming floral hoods, shoulder pads and pockets. The traditional Chanel suit is frayed and adorned with accessories like long belts and the floral gloves. The black dresses, skin tight boots and tulle hats that partly conceal the face modernise the typical spring floral ensemble