Mimco approached me back in the Summer about collaborating with them for their Autumn/Winter campaign. The theme: an Unpredictable Revolution. I had never heard of the Australian company and their offer couldn’t have...Read More →
Mimco approached me back in the Summer about collaborating with them for their Autumn/Winter campaign. The theme: an Unpredictable Revolution. I had never heard of the Australian company and their offer couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time. Exams, my dissertation, holidays, and fashion week all got in the way and turned my entry into more of a flagging revolution. Poor excuses, no doubt, and ever since receiving their carefully constructed package months ago I’ve noticed their collection popping up all over the place. I’ve been itching to put together this post for weeks and when I woke up yesterday morning to a heavy fog it seemed the perfect backdrop to the eerie nature of their campaign. Inspired by the mystery and secret handshakes of past uprisings, the ancient and elusive Oxford colleges could have easily been the location for such antics…
Last month I got the chance to meet Storm for the first time. The brand wasn’t one I was familiar with or had come across before so I was interested to see what it was all about. Their press day featured a large and varied sprawl of watches, jewelry, and handbags in a variety of shapes and colours. Described as the sort of pieces you can mix and match with your wardrobe, they’ve surely got something for everyone. Personally, unless it comes in the form of real diamonds, I’d rather not have any daft bling attached to my wrist so I’d steer clear of the glitzy encrusted numbers on offer. My favourites were the sci-fi sports inspired pieces that looked as if they could have fallen straight out of a 007 movie. The monochromatic oversized mens watches were straight up my alley. Additionally, I was pleasantly surprised by their line of handbags and, more specifically, a certain sweet little teal bucket bag that had just the right amount of vintage quality about it.
View the entire Storm collection here.
Thanks Catherine and Chase PR for inviting me down. Also, thanks to Jill for modeling her gorgeous pink watch in the first image.
There is something refreshing about taking something old in your closet and giving it a little revival. Although the appeal to run around town picking up new goodies definitely can get the better of me, it’s always nice to pull out a forgotten treasure and find it still has serious street appeal. I bought this snood and jumper about four years ago, pulled them out last winter and didn’t wear either once, and then yesterday randomly grabbed for them. Both proved to be so perfectly useful and cozy in the dire London weather. The little reminder of how sweet they are will definitely get me reaching for them both more often. Is there anything long forgotten in your wardrobe that has recently gotten a little revival?
It seems to be that time of year… the baubles are adorning shop windows. fairy lights illuminate the streets, and if you listen closely there are faint sounds of reindeers and snow men ooozing from store speakers. Too early? Probably. Impossible to resist? Of course. That special little magical holiday buzz has officially been ignited. It might have been the arrival of Starbucks’ red cups and that all consuming power of their gingerbread syrup. Or it could be that flights are finally being confirmed and booked to visit family at Christmas. Or was it the endless stream of emails between me and ‘Santa’ outlining my ever growing wish list that sparked the excitement? Whatever it was, it’s here… and hopefully will be sticking around for the next, what is it, six weeks.
Regardless of whether your tummy churns at the sight of all this holiday cheer or you lap it right up, it’s impossible to deny the firm presence of winter. While I tend to reach for the dark knits and black coats, there is something refreshingly right about winter white. Today Shini and Kit were both wearing shades of cream with hoods pulled up right over their heads. They looked like little snuggly eskimos all wrapped up and made me want to run out and find a hoodie just like theirs to keep me warm on blistery days like this one.
Hand cut silk butterflies adorn much of Aminaka Wilmont’s Spring 2011 collection. The effect is utterly charming and completely ethereal.