We might just be edging our way into summer but seriously this is the first collection I’ve seen that has made me want to burrow my head into the sand until September when...Read More →
We might just be edging our way into summer but seriously this is the first collection I’ve seen that has made me want to burrow my head into the sand until September when the temperature start to drop*. Is it too heady to say I’d be happy if my entire Autumn wardrobe consisted of just T by Alexander Wang?! These styles are so chic, so elegantly mermaid in nature… a melting pot of recreation in the everyday silhouette. Sheer, textured knits, mirrored satins, marled greys (have I mentioned I’m a serious sucker for grey?), and a take on layering that feels decidedly new. Alright Wang, let’s just call it like it is… I love you.
All images sourced from Style.com
*who am I kidding? I can’t deny my so-cal roots… I would never pass up summer
Felix Vallotton, 1865-1925 – ‘Sunset’ 1917
Sometimes being a fashion blogger makes you feel a bit like an alien… why else would you choose to wear cat print trousers, a matrix inspired jumper, bright pink lipstick, and 5 inch wedges around… in the middle of the day on a Thursday? Surely there must be something wrong… surely, I must have accidentally been dropped out of a spaceship with little clue of what is actually acceptable on this planet*?
So, when Mimco contacted me about their new campaign video where an alien-like girl finds herself all dolled up parading around Paris like a nutter in a PVC rain jacket and hiney-skimming shorts I couldn’t resist the temptation to get involved… because after all I do love a pair of short-shorts and a cute girl on a cute bike never goes amiss in my books.
As much as I might be a die-hard fashion lover, I’ve got to admit that techie things really get me excited. It might be because I was raised on Nintendo or because my Dad had a collection of DVDs 500 strong way back in 1996, but I’ve always been able to hold my own when it comes to electronic devices and have sent many a boy home crying because I was, and forever will be, the Donkey Kong champion.
Needless to say, when Samsung contacted me about being involved in the Now Project as part of the launch of their new Wave II phone I was pretty over the moon. The camera on the little device is seriously top notch and the phone has the coolest photo editing software and makes it super easy to upload artsy pictures straight onto facebook (or anywhere else on the web). I absolutely love the thing and have been using it ever since it was first given to me a few months back (a serious step-up as it transported me to the wonderful world of having internet on my phone – I know, sometimes I’m a bit behind on the times).
A couple of weeks ago Samsung hosted an exhibition at the Design Museum in London to showcase all the nifty pictures people had taken with their little Waves. It was such a treat to see the photos I had taken up on display (awwh, shucks). Besides just that, the event took place in a very swanky location and had views overlooking the London Bridge and all the offices in central London (whose lights never seem to go off)… which was all pretty heart warming for a girl who now is a bit of a tourist in the city.
Must send out a very big Thank You to Samsung for hosting the event and sending me the Wave II phone. Also, massive love to Spreading Jam for including me as a participant in the Now Project. Always a pleasure (#tipshat). Other participants in the event included the ever lovely and very talented: Daniella, Kit, Charlie, Frances and Shini (in absentia).
It seems I’m discovering all sorts of new things since moving to Switzerland… that sunshine is good for the soul, a fresh pretzel can heal all wounds, new scenery is refreshingly invigorating… and that Akris should be getting a lot more attention than it currently is. Understated quality pieces are where it’s at in my books. Maybe it’s because I’m finally done being a student or because the thought of buying one more poor quality over priced garment from a British high street store makes me feel nauseated… but labels, trends, and what’s ‘popular’ feels so early noughties. I don’t care what the label says, which celebrity wore it where, or if it fits into Grazia’s* top trends… I just want to like it, have it fit well, and be good quality. History, design, and craftmanship are what I’m looking for… cue Akris.
The Swiss luxury brand that is going to celebrate it’s 90th birthday next year has taken the high road in terms of brand authenticity. You wont find a perfume with their name smeared across it or a full page ad in Vogue with the hottest young starlet modeling its goods. Rather, they simply create beautifully constructed pieces and let their desirability spread by word of mouth. Their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection ticks all the right boxes: bold yellow and red (yesss!), soft shades of grey (my favouuurite), graphic futuristic prints (oh myy), plus the most wearable footwear in a range of sumptuous colours. Word of mouth starts in 5… 4… 3…
*no offense, you are my favourite weekly magazine