Here we are again – just getting our feet sunk into Autumn and along rolls in the Spring catwalks. Confusing? Off putting? Or a non-thought? The fact that next summer’s designs are hitting...Read More →
Here we are again – just getting our feet sunk into Autumn and along rolls in the Spring catwalks. Confusing? Off putting? Or a non-thought? The fact that next summer’s designs are hitting the runways just as this summer is drawing to a close most likely doesn’t cross the average person’s mind. But, if you’re a fashion junkie you can’t help but keep your eyes glued to your computer screen as up to the minute shows are uploaded across the web. Who relies on fashion magazines for the latest designer looks when they are an unavoidable six months behind? It can all be a bit overwhelming to get your head around if you are trying to keep up with what’s what. But, fret not my little lovelies because what they say is true: what goes around comes around – and next (next?) season is looking reassuringly familiar.
Derek Lam, for example, incorporated a whole host of my current favourite looks into his most recent collection that was recently shown in New York. Double denim, longer length shorts, and a new extended minimalism are all trends I’m just starting to sink my teeth into. Thank God they aren’t being totally shoved out the door in favour of their dire opposites. The simplicity of a classic white shirt feels strangely modern. I’ve had the idea of the perfect version (one part modestly sheer and one part flatteringly drapey) floating around in my head for quite a while but I just haven’t found one that fits the bill. But seeing them pop up all over NYFW has only further spurred my search. I’m tired of throw away fashion and pieces I wear once (if lucky) then shove under the bed only to be ebayed or oxfam’d off. The return of simple classic shapes is highly welcomed here. Just wear it with a bit of a twist – Lam favoured futuristic cuts and sci-fi ethereal Monet-on-acid prints (one of my favourite looks from the collection). The simple update managed to make a long sleeve loose fitting dress insanely covetable. Surely this isn’t a revolutionary idea? But, nevertheless it has won top marks with me.
trying to soak up the last few breaths of summer. see you back in the UK later this week for London Fashion Week.
Wearing: neon scuba inspired swimsuit from Target.
Although I’m currently in scorching heat in the mid-west, on Thursday I’m going to be shot back over to London. That means the shorts and flip flops will have to make the bi-yearly move up to the attic and be replaced with coats and boots. I’ve made a few preemptive purchases to kick start my Autumn-Winter wardrobe… including a pair of faux-houlihans which I’m dying to wear. The colours are going to be predominantly neutral (shades of khaki and black please), legs will be lean (despite what Chloe may recommend), and skirts will stop mid calf. It will all be topped off with a black bowler hat (I’ve yet to find it), sky high wedges, and faux-fur. So when Next asked me if I’d like to host a little pop-up shop on their site and I noticed that a few of my key items were available on their site I thought it would be the perfect way to get back in the mentality of the season that lies ahead. Take a little peak at my top choices from their site…
Photography becomes a pretty massive part of your life when you start up a blog. Especially if you try to keep the photos you post your own. I was lucky enough to have a Canon 350d given to me back in April by my uncle and I have toted it around with me everywhere since the day I received it. I just got given an upgrade by my family as a graduation gift though and I am crazy excited about it. My new shiny Canon 550d is my favourite toy… you wont spot me anywhere now without it.
Wearing: J.Crew denim shirt, Gap shorts, Rainbow flip flops and (the ultimate accessory) my new Canon 550d.
Am currently on a family holiday in the mid-west and am spending my days doing such things as picking apples, playing twin-dress-up with my niece (think the world can handle a side ponytail revival?) and stuffing my face with unhealthily sized gigantor American food portions.
Wearing: Jigsaw junior cardigan, Jigsaw white t-shirt, Gap shorts, Banana Republic bag, and Rainbow flip flops.