Wednesday, 20 February 2013

London Fashion Week A/W '13: Bora Aksu

After attempting to leave the house three times I headed out into a cold yet bright and sunny February morning only to get to the train station and realise I had left my oyster card back at home. So after the fourth time of walking back into my bedroom I finally managed to hop onto a train and head over to Somerset House for Day one of London Fashion Week.

Day one of London Fashion Week started a couple of hours later than last season, although I was grateful for the much needed lay in having been out the night before and not getting to bed until after 12. Bora Aksu was on hand though to wake me up and what a wakeup call it was, taking inspiration from the 1920’s Dancehall stars the Dolly Sisters Aksu offered up a modern day twist on the classical era. The ultra-feminine collection started off with a palette of Khaki, Greys, Whites, Navy and cream later ending in more vibrant hues of pinks and purples. For Autumn Winter ’13 the Turkish designer featured a mixture of textures and silhouettes from cinched in corseted waists to modern day flapper style dropped waists. Volume on the shoulders, soft leather, shearling pelts and loose flowing sheer baby dolly dresses layered over stunning scalloped edge beading, and the most stunning and intricate crochet head pieces altogether created strong and captivating looks. 

The models wore their hair pulled back into plaited up dos and for the make-up it was kept simple with a fresh dewy complexion, defined eye brows, mascara and rouged lips.

Photo Credit: ELLE UK and

 The perfect start to my London Fashion Week xoxo

Monday, 4 February 2013

Fashion Radar: JW Anderson for Topshop, round two

So as if his first collection wasn't amazing enough JW Anderson has produced yet another stunning high street designer collaboration, which you can expect to see on just about every blogger come Fashion Week in a few days time. It wouldn't surprise me though I have been following his career for quite a while now I am really please he has taken off so well, he deserves to have everyone know his name. Below are just a few pieces from the collection, what's you fav? I really want the jumper and matching skirt, and the polo shirt...and well just all of it  xoxo

Images were taken from Instyle and, I do not own any of the images

New beginnings, Hello London (or Kent)

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you'll have noticed I have gone all quiet recently. Well it's not because I have decided to give up on social media nor have I given up on my blog, you see after many years of going back and forth, procrastinating and spending hours weighing up the pros and cons I have FINALLY moved to London, well technically it's Kent but anyway I'm a whole lot closer to work now and I have already had a great first week down south. So let me fill you in on my first week in London ( or Kent)

So having said goodbye to my best friend Charly Last Sunday after she very kindly helped me to move
( what are best friends for?) I spent an hour crying / unpacking all my things. But instead of remaining sad about leaving home I decided to go out and explore a little, So I headed to my Favourite place in London Somerset House, home of London Fashion Week and host to some amazing must see exhibitions. I went to Tim Walkers Story Teller exhibition and indulged in his amazing work. Walker has long been one of my Favourite photographers, his images are so wonderful and captivating they're so surreal like dreams.I kind of wish I had I gone more than once but I ended up going on the last day and didn't really get any photos either, major fail I know.

So then onto last Thursday,quite possibly one of the greatest days of my life. I'm sure all of you who are Vogue/Topshop devotees will have heard of the Talk Topshop Hosted with British Vogue's Editor Alexandra Shulman, well I was lucky enough to help at the event as well as attend. To be in a room of fellow aspiring fashion journalists and to hear from Alexandra on writing her first novel 'Can We Still Be Friends', life in Fashion and to hear where she started off and see where she is now was truly amazing and so inspiring. To top it off I got to stand next to Kate Phelan Topshop's Creative Director and  ex Fashion director at British Vogue...AMAZING!

Images from Topshop Talks were taken from Topshop's blog Insideout

So there you have it just a few highlights of my first week, here's to more of the same coming soon Fashion season kicks off any day now so keep an eye out for all my coverage of LFW. Until next time Dolls I'm out xoxo

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Goodbye 2012....Hello 2013

So 2012 is finally over and in all honesty I am quite sad to see the end of it, 2012 brought many highlights in my personal life and it was definitely a year of highlights in the wonderful world of fashion. But here's to a prosperous 2013 to all my readers, followers and those who have liked my fan page. I've listed some of my highlights from 2012 below,what were some of your highlights of last year? xoxo

Best personal moment 
My first freelance article published in Rebel magazine Click here to read.

Favourite collection from London Fashion Week A/W'12 
Mary Katrantzou

Favourite collection from London Fashion Week SS '13
Charlotte Simpson ( Vauxhall Fashion Scout Ones To Watch)

New designers discovered 
Charlotte Simpson, Chloe Jones, Sophia Webster, Emma J Shipley, Hana Cha, Liz Black, Ming Pin Ting, Helen Van Rees, Lulu Liu, Haizhen Wang and well the list in this category just goes on and on and on,but I discovered so many talented young designers last year.

Favourite High street/designer collaboration 

J.W. Anderson for Topshop, I've been following Mr Anderson's career for quite some time now so I was super excited when I heard he was collaborating with Topshop. Plus I am slightly obsessed with Topshop so this was just perfection really.

Most insane SS '13 show attended
Sorapol London, Underground car park on a cold wet Friday night complete with a motor bike, masked models each adopting a different character, a performance from Vince Kidd, free drinks and most importantly amazing clothes.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Like me won't you?

So I have finally done, it only took me a year to getting round to it but you lovely dolls can now like FASHION and everything in between on Facebook, happy days! just click here and like away xoxo

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fashion radar: Jordan Askill for Topshop

When it comes to collaborating with exciting young designers no one does it better than Topshop. Louise Gray and J.W Anderson are just a few of the names that Topshop have spoilt us with this year and now they are offering up yet another treat in the form of Australian born jewellery designer and sculptor Jordan Askill. Askill's stunning jewellery collection features hearts, clouds and panthers.Basically I have fallen in love with it and it is now on my wish list, I mean Xmas is only weeks away and the heart and cloud ring are only £25. If you have fallen in love like me then head over to Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street or shop online here xoxo

All images are from Topshop's website, I do not own any images.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Edited: Tomassa luxury jewellery

I first featured luxury jewellery company Tomassa on the blog back in July on Fashion Radar Click here to read, Tomassa has some truly stunning pieces that will look perfect on any outfit weather it be during the day at work or at  an event at night. So I have decided to pick my favourite pieces from a selection of rings, bracelets and necklaces. If you are looking for inspiration for Christmas presents or you want to add to your Christmas wish list then look no further. Shop the pieces below and more at Tomassa xoxo

All images are from Tomassa's website I do not own any of the images

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