Naromode AW14 Collection / Photography by Cameron Henderson
Glasgow based duo Anna Thorn & Iain MacDonald are the brains behind Naromode, launched in 2013 & roughly translating as ‘narrative fashion’ they focus on weaving a rich story through their collections, often inspired by old fairytales & folklore. Their latest offering takes The Brothers Grim dark tale of ‘Little Snow White’ as it’s main influence, drawing on the poison apples, dense forests & burning embers. Beautiful, illustrative prints paired with simple silhouettes & luxurious fabrics make the pieces both super wearable & completely standout all at once.
Honestly, I am not usually the greatest fan of prints myself, but these are a different story. Thanks to being designed in house exclusively for the collection these are unusually unique & eye catching, plus with that sumptuous dark & moody palette they fit perfectly into the kind of aesthetic I love. I could see myself happily wearing most of these pieces, but I’m especially smitten with the first dress ‘feather & frame’ & the ‘black raven’ dress in the third photo.
Pieces will be available to buy come September, but until then you can shop their current selection of printed tees & scarves at their store & at Godiva Boutique.
Catarzi Fedora / Pussycat Shirt Dress * / Dynasty Jewellery Monarch Studs * / Nica ‘Pheobe’ Bag * / Vivienne Westwood Animal Toe Shoes
You may have seen me moaning on Twitter about my poorly ankle, I’ve torn some ligaments in it after falling down a step funny when playing with Nico, so I’ve been house bound for the past week or so unable to walk properly on it. That won’t be much of a surprise if you’ve ever met me, as you’ve probably witnessed my clumsyness first hand, I swear I could trip over an eyelash! I finally hobbled out yesterday in my comfiest shoes & spent the whole time doing even more moaning about how much it hurt! The hospital told me 4-6 weeks for it to be back to normal, but hopefully it’ll be feeling better soon, as I have a really busy few days towards the end of the week.
I was obsessing over the Nica bags at their press day earlier this year because the little curled up fox hardware reminded me so much of Nico, he even sleeps curled up in a ball like that too. The lovely girls there very kindly sent me my own in black a little while ago & made me a very happy dog lady! It’s the perfect size for when you don’t need to carry much. I wore it a few days ago when I was walking Nico & another lady with a Bull Terrier pointed it out & told me she couldn’t resist buying things that reminded me of her dog either! At least I’m not the only one!
FAIIINT Cropped Leather Jacket / Helmut Lang Tee * / River Island Asymmetric Skirt / Kasun Vampire Heart Necklace * /
Kasun Vampire Claw Ring * / Skin by Finsk Laced Wedges / Balenciaga City
Sorry for being MIA over the last week, things have been a little busy & with Ollie away shooting festivals for most of the summer it’s been kinda awkward to get any outfit photos taken. I’m considering getting myself a smaller DSLR for times like this, so I can still get things up, especially now I’m starting to get to grips with the super old one I was leant to learn with & actually started to quite enjoy using!
The weather currently can’t make up it’s mind about whether it’s summer or not, I went out in the morning wearing this with tights & the jacket, and was actually cold, but come mid-afternoon it was so warm I had to take them both off! I’m not complaining though, it’s nice to be able to finally get a little wear out of this new version of my cropped jacket, as I was too scared to wear it out until we’d shot the product images of it for the store – I’m the clumsiest person in the world, so I knew it had to stay in storage until I’d done everything I needed it for first! This new version has been tweaked a little from the older one that you’ve seen here before, with softer more slouchy leather, a refined collar shape & super soft viscose lining.
A while ago I mentioned Kasun & their latest ‘God Loves Fangs’ collection in one of my coveted brand posts, I finally got to see the pieces up close at the Thor & Wistle store party a few weeks ago & I can honestly say the pieces are even more stunning in person. The vampire heart necklace was my favourite piece from the lookbook, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The little dagger set with onyx is removable & can be worn dangling down or pierced through the heart, I love pieces which can be worn multiple ways & of course, I’m a huge vampire fan and there’s a real appeal to subtly wearing these little nods to your interests for other to pick up on.
Miista Perspex Heel Ankle Boots / French Connection Sheer Panelled Dress / Oasis Chiffon Sleeveless Shirt /
Allsaints Double Belt / J.W Anderson Asymmetric Skirt / Beksondergaard Leather Bag / French Connection Silver Snake Trousers /
Carmina Campus ‘Slave’ Tire Bracelet / Topshop Elastic Strap Heels / Daisy Knights Feather Ring
I’ve been trying hard to avoid the sales this last week. I still have saving up to do & I’m trying to be less impulsive with my buys too, no matter how cheap they are. I always find sale season & the urgency of it all makes me pounce on things which then sit in my wardrobe unworn, tags still attached, never to be touched again. Trying to dodge those coercive emails is another story though & a little window shopping never hurt anyone! These are a few of the things that have caught my eye, I’m telling myself that if I still want them after a week or so, and they’re still available, then I’m allowed to treat myself to a few.
Those perspex heel boots from Miista are at the top of the list at the moment, you guys know I have a thing for black ankle boots & I love how they’ve managed to make the perspex heel look elegant & luxe, instead of just a bit cheap like you’d usually expect. Plus, no one could tell me ‘they look just like all your other pairs!’ with these! The chiffon shirt is high up there too, though I don’t really like having my stomach on show, so I’m thinking of styling options to justify getting it. Maybe a high-waisted skirt layered underneath, with a sliver of skin peeking though?
One of my favourite ways to add a bit of ‘colour’ to my usual all black is subtly with a really great metallic piece, I love that they blend in but add a real punch at the same time too. These silver snake print trousers have already been ordered, they were just too cheap to pass up! I love snake print, I love metallics & I love that it looks like the kind of foil print that will gradually wear off & look even better. I’m just hoping they fit well when they arrive though, you know how tricky jeans can be & there’s nothing worse than a badly fitting pair.
Barneys Originals Leather Jacket / OnePiece ‘Stroll’ Hoodie * / Helmut Lang Tee * / Topshop Coated Jeans / Kurt Geiger Wedges / Balenciaga City
After the manic week leading up to the launch of my store last Friday (shameless plug, 20% off everything ends Sunday!) this week I’ve taken it a little slower, working my way through emails, running errands & generally getting things back in order. Times like this always make me want to dress much more casually, I reach for cosy things like favourite hoodies, soft stretch jeans & comfy boots. Luxury basics like this perfect Helmut Lang tee & my fail safe draped leather jacket help keep it from feeling slobbish, or scruffy.
This OnePiece hoodie is a new addition to the collection, but it has already surpassed every single one of the others to become my favourite & it’s all down to the beautiful fabric. It’s the softest blend of rayon & cotton, it’s thin, slouchy and so comfy I never want to take it off, plus it has thumb-holes! I don’t know why, but that makes me extremely happy, thumb-holes somehow make everything seem a little snugglier. My only complaint is that I wish it were a true black, though now I’m looking back at these I do like the way the faded charcoal works with the rest of the outfit. It’s the same colour as my Nike Free Run’s too, so now I look all matching when I wear them both for a run!
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