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Reid Peppard’s collection for RP/Encore puts a whole new spin on recycled and sustainable fashion. The creatures, who form the inspiration and substance of the line, are found in and around London and have died of natural or unpreventable causes. PARK, the designer’s second collection of taxidermy inspired jewellery, features a grey squirrel, red fox, and carrion crow. At first when I saw the pieces I felt put off. Dark, they represent a sense of destruction; the essence of brute human triumph and an unyielding self gratifying nature. I couldn’t help but be drawn to them though. Their vulnerability and sheer reflection on the transience of life. There is something beautiful and inviting about their nature. A stunning living creature transformed into an everyday and complacent object. The rings, necklaces, and bracelets are cast from actual parts of the animal. Personally, I’d like a fox toe bone ring to wear above the first knuckle on my finger and a fox tooth one to go with it. I’m not sure if this is everyone’s cup of tea though. It certainly isn’t conventional or traditional. Would you wear this designers work or even support her endeavours theoretically? With the large divide and debate over the ethics of wearing fur and leather her collection seems to have the potential to strike a very sensitive nerve…
Thanks Blow PR for the invite to your Spring 2011 press day.
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Halloween is a time of tragic costumes. Especially if you are over the age of 18, it is very rarely done well. If I were dressing up for Halloween this year, and to be honest I sort of wish I was, I’d be going as a Bora girl… as in Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2011. I’d have fake bugs in my hair, spider web tights, have worn out knit pieces pulled along bubbled up details and be, in a nutshell, an oversized killer insect. It would be awesome. View the full collection here.
It’s officially Autumn. The weather is schizophrenic and rain is pretty much a guaranteed. What better way to combat the chilly windy weather and slompy puddles than an oversized hood and plastic boots? This is what I wore tonight to the pub. Felt slightly under-dressed as there was a brigade of Halloweeners wrapped in toilet paper in the attempt to be mummies. At least I was warmer than the poor chicks, whose costumes surely were reduced to nothing by the end of the night… it seemed to be falling off in massive chunks. Poor choice girls.
Wearing: Quiksilver parka, Jigsaw cashmere cardigan, J.Crew shirt, Urban Outfitters skinny jeans, H&M boots, and thrifted bag.
It’s the inclusion of unlikely elements that make a look stand out. Columbine’s Acne dress is quite a simple shape but the blurred water colours and crinkled fabric make it anything but ordinary. The use of contrasting lengths is striking and I love that she has worn simple nude courts and a classic Prada bag. Edgy but with a grown up sophisticated twist. The details near her wrist are what sold this to me and moved her outfit into a whole new realm of perfection. The zips and thumb holes are absolutely divine.