Monthly Archives: April 2013

AX Paris Circus

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On Wednesday we were invited down to Circus in London’s Covent Garden for AX Paris‘s blogger party to celebrate their first ever TV advert, which we got a sneaky preview screening of & to get up close with their new SS13 collection too. The brand has become somewhat known for their beautiful, yet affordable party dresses & this was the perfect place to show them off, I had my eye on a few of the black ones.

We were spoilt with cocktails, canapes & goody bags stuffed to the brim with lovely things, but the highlight of the night for me were the performances. I had never been to Circus before, so I had no idea what to expect, but I’d heard good things from others who had been & we definitely were not disappointed! The girls performed a cheeky dance routine dressed in gorgeous lingerie & little cat ears, then made way for a solo fire dancing & eating performance from the lead girl, all whilst she was en pointe in her ballet shoes! I had a seriously huge girl crush on her afterwards, and how beautiful are her sleeves too?

There were 3 other performances throughout the night, and all were just as brilliant, it was easily the best entertainment I’ve ever seen at an event like this. There was more of the same from the girls, this time in different outfits & we were also treated to some arial acrobatics from the male dancer. I think it’s safe to say we were all quite mesmerized by his performances with the hoop & silk scarves!

The rest of the night was spent mingling with the other girls. I always love going to blogger events & getting the chance to meet other people who’s blogs I read on a regular basis, and meeting new people too. Although I’m extremely shy & find it hard to start talking to people, and sometimes people mistake this for me being ignorant or stuck up (I promise I’m not, I’m just socially awkward!), I think I’m starting to find it easier & spoke to lots of lovely girls this time. Shout out to Tara, Kelly, Lara, Andrea, Ngoni & of course Kim who did a brilliant job of organizing the whole thing, it was so lovely to meet you all!

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Spring

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After what feels like an eternity of winter, over the weekend we finally got our first taste of spring! I’m not the type of person who likes to be out in the sun excessively & actually, you’ll usually find me hiding from it in the shade. I guess that’s pretty obvious by my milky complexion, but I have to admit it was amazing to finally be able to go out without a coat or jacket & feel the warmth on your skin.

I’ve had this tee from MeeMee for a little while now & have been wearing it a lot. The wet look finish is great on it’s own, perfect for texture mixing, but the geometric mesh cut outs are what made me choose it & the weekend was the perfect excuse to show the awesome shoulder detail off. I’m a bit off a tee collector, and this is a dream one for me – slouchy fit, interesting texture, mesh, cut outs, all of my favourite little details all rolled into one.

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Xeno

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Ever since I heard Georgia Hardinge would be creating a collection for River Island’s Design Forum I’ve been desperate to get my hands on a few pieces. I then saw the short film released during London Fashion Week & learned that the capsule collection of 14 pieces was inspired by H.R. Gigers paintings & sculptures. I don’t usually do print, but being the huge sci-fi nerd that you all know I am & the fact the prints reminded me of the Xenomorphs from the Alien series (one of Gigers creations) had me sold immediately!

I finally bagged these leggings & also the t-shirt dress in the same print, I wanted to get the pale grey pleated neoprene dress too, but talked myself out of it, knowing I wouldn’t get much wear from it with it being so pristinely pale & me being so messy! Practicality is a huge aspect of why I wear mostly black.

I kept the rest of the look simple, pairing them with my favourite, worn to death Todd Lynn for Topshop tux & my handmade skirt. I’m wearing this skirt more & more recently, the little details like the notches make all the difference to an otherwise plain skirt & the stretch twill I made it from is the most lovely fabric, I really need to buy some more & make a few more things with it!

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Minimal Oriental

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It’ll come as no surprise that I’m excited about all of the oriental influences that seemed to show up everywhere on the Spring/Summer catwalks, being a bit of a Japanophile myself. I’ve taken inspiration from traditional oriental dress, particularly from China & Japan, many times for my own projects at college & university. I always preferred the mens garments though, they still have those lovely crisp, distinctive silhouettes, but without the fussiness of all the prints & decoration that you usually associate with this kind of dress.

It’s a more relaxed, minimal take & it’s great to see so much of it about for Spring. There are so many pieces I’ve got bookmarked to buy, but these are just a few of my favourites. I like that most pieces just hint at the inspiration with their high mandarin collars, wrapped fronts & origami inspired folding, it’s so subtle. There’s nothing worse than looking like you’ve dressed head to toe in the new seasons trend, but these pieces are timeless & would slot effortlessly into my current wardrobe.

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