Friday, 1 May 2015

Denim on Denim: MESS MAGAZINE

Hello lovelies,

Issue 6 of Mess Magazine is out now. Purchase it here and check out my latest column on the highly anticipated DENIM SS15 trend.

Friday, 24 April 2015


Since buying into a pair of culottes back in January and seeing them slowly creep into our highstreets stores, I knew the trend is going to be a promising. Obviously with my love of BLACK, and leather (yes every season), I saw this pair in TOPSHOP for £36. ABSOLUTE STEAL.

Getting a pair of culottes is your go-to summer addition. Flattering with those reoccurring birkenstock sandals from last year, or even a pair of small booties for the evening.

Grab a pair HERE

Jardon Dr Martens / £140 / Dr Martens
Tshirt / £12 / Topshop
Kimono / £46 / Topshop 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Fashion is more involved politically than ever

Well, that's what I see. With the AW15 season just finished, gay marriage still being a discussion around the world, #FREETHENIPPLE taking over woman in Iceland and ageism creeping into our catwalks and campaigns, it seems like the whole world of media and fashion is having a political makeover.

We can never forget the year of 2014, which had riots of equality on the catwalk of Chanel, FREETHENIPPLE campaign starting alongside HE FOR SHE. Seems like 2015 is already instore for a bigger impact.

Starting with the AW15 fashion week season. It's been a journey of gothic vibes, to 70's flares jetting back in to our catwalks. However with that, it's been a movement of acceptance and human rights. Looking into the menswear, we have seen a range of gender bending style. From pink shades, to big fur coats and also a small pair of heels, you name it a man has worn it somewhere at some fashion week, or shall I say on some catwalk. Big names such as Saint Laurent allowed men to dress in a transgender fashion, of sassy pink fur coats and pointed leather high heeled shoes.
Raf Simmons was also seen joining the bandwagon of gender fuse alongside brands such as 69 WORLDWIDE and J.W Anderson (although this wasn't his first time going transgender friendly).
With that, Rick Owens also used the form of empowerment in his collection. Exposing men on a whole new level, of exposing the male models anatomy. I couldn't help but think it was a correlation of  the movement of exposing womanly equally, but turned back to the opposite gender.


With gay marriage and gender changes on the rise, it was refreshing to see the movement in society is creeping into what we wear and what we class as a statement trend. It's allowing us to see what is going on and the change of acceptance to be visualized in a artistic way in which we can desire to own ourselves.

However on the side of equality, there is also a side which isn't as uplifiting. The conflict of governments and countries is also trickling down into our fashion spectrum. Gothic vibes, ultility wear are making a statement and is also being seen throughout the season. Its hard to escape, making the way to get a word or emotion out can be used through fashion. Brands such a McQueen with dark toned military wear, of graphic prints stating honour is a clear example of this. We have also seen the 'classic' army gear go down the runway during Astrid Anderson as well. In correlation Thom Browne and Givenchy created a dark and gloomy 'funeral' collection, with a emotion of anything but uplifting.

Is all this talk on current affairs being translated into trends and fashion making a difference in the way we dress, feel and view things this season? I feel fashion is slowly turning into not a way of expressing creativity and waiting for a trend 30 years relive itself but more into another level of expressing movement in the world.

What do you think?

Friday, 20 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Your Spring-Season Needs: #2 SNOOPY X RODNIK

To carry on my spring season needs, I feel the 2014 motif trend needs to be relived. With Nostalgia still on top for being a social trend, carrying on through to AW15 (did you see AGI & SAM menswear collection?) my spring essentials turns to those childhood memories.

Recently, from Urban Outfitters I purchased SNOOPY X RODNIK backpack, reduced to £20 from £75. SNOOPY X RODNIK collection was released end of 2014, filled with Snoopy co-ords, bags, hats and accessories. The label is known for bringing child hood memories and illustrations to the street. With inspirations from Moschino with the throw back to barbie, seems like bringing back childhood toys and tv shows to fashion is trickling down dramatically.

Since getting the backpack on such a good deal, it has literally became my most favourite thing in my wardrobe, turning any simple outfit to a vibrant, individual style. With fitting around the motif and nostalgic vibe, the backpack is ideal for those daytime needs, fitting almost all my essentials in it! Dream!

But with such a statement piece, how do you wear it? 

Snoopy Take #1

Snoopy Take #2

Friday, 13 March 2015

Your Spring-Season Needs: #1

I've been gathering together some big needs for your wardrobe this spring. Starting with my beloved floral headband, it's an absolute steal and is ideal for those grunge floral look and the perfect addition for the festival vibes. 

Reduced from £20 to £5 at TOPSHOP, it has to be one of my best buys yet this year. Made by FREEDOM jewellry, grab yourself one at any TOPSHOP store. (sadly due to sale reductions it's now been taken off online). 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring is around the corner

Its getting close to spring, which means my florals are coming back (I know, ground breaking). I've had the  pleasure to style my outfit today around my new GEMPORIA gift, the Teardrop White Topaz Bracelet.

With silver always being my key choice of jewellery, I was really excited to get my hands on some gold and see what I'm able to work with. I chose to go down the route of a more subtle outfit, with a bit of an explosion of colour for the beginning of spring. Topped with a heavy black jacket, to keep myself warm and comfortable. The bracelets finished the outfit completely. With delicate detail, it was perfect match with the skirts print.

Skirt / Zara / £Unknown
Jumper / Topshop / £28
Boots / Public Desire / £40
Coat / Primark / £25
Clutch / Topshop / £32