Barneys Originals Draped Leather Jacket / Boohoo Striped Dress * / ASOS Wrap Belt / Topshop Studded Belt / Angie Gooderham Bangle / Topshop Boots
The lovely Rosie from Boohoo got in touch a little while ago asking if I’d like to be part of their blogger campaign for the #Globalstyler competition. I never usually enter competitions, or promote them on here, but the prize for this one is too amazing not to give it a shot & I urge all of you to have a go too!
I picked out this beautiful striped shirt dress to wear & honestly haven’t been able to stop wearing it since it arrived. I used to wear stripes a lot (I blame my Warhol obsession!) so as soon as I saw this I knew it was the perfect excuse to rekindle my love for them. The stripes look as though they’ve been painted on, with wobbly edges instead of being very harsh & graphic, which I love, it makes it feel just a little softer. The asymmetric hem & layers are what really drew me to it though, I’m always a sucker for both, but I think here they work so perfectly with the stripes & make it look much more expensive than the tiny £18 it costs.
Anyway, onto the competition! The prize is an incredible trip of a lifetime to any destination of your choice for you and a friend + spending money too! Anyone from the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA can enter & all you need to do is take a photo of yourself wearing Boohoo, with the speech bubble & upload it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Globalstyler.
Click here for all the info, T&C’S & to download the speech bubble. Good luck guys!
Francis Leon Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook
Lately I cannot get enough of Aussie designers, everything they produce just seems to ooze this laid back, effortless kind of charm & elegance, clothes that although intricately detailed & in super fine fabrics feel as though you can just throw them on.
Francis Leon is the latest Aussie designer crush to add to that list. The label produces the kind of clothes I image superheroines wear on their days off, a mixture of futuristic, graphic paneling, tight silhouettes & functional sportwear detailing, it’s laid back luxe at it’s best.
The SS13 lookbook has me hooked even further, it has this infectious sci-fi rock’n'roll kind of attitude about it, it makes me want to be that girl & want to own every piece, especially the jackets. My favourite is without a doubt the first jacket, it’s the perfect biker & the little flash of oxblood on the inner arms make it really special. It’s these little details that really make the collection stand out, the small ribbed inserts, the masterful mixing of textures & fabrics, subtle paneling & the beautiful fitted cuts, they’re the type of pieces that you’ll always find something new to love & wear to death because they make you feel so kick-ass.
In : Covet Also tagged 2013, Biker, Black, Collection, Francis Leon, Jacket, Jersey, Lookbook, Oxblood, Panelling, Quilted, Rock, Sporty, Spring Summer, SS13, Texture
Rut&Circle Ribbed Sweater / Bracher Emden Belt * / River Island Asymmetric Skirt / ASOS Leather Cuff / Topshop Boutique Boots
This whole outfit pretty much consists of pieces I just can’t stop wearing, so sorry if it’s a little repetitive! Since this River Island skirt arrived a few weeks ago I’ve worn it to death. It’s one of those pieces that’s so easy, yet the asymmetric cut & the slight draping give it that little something extra, meaning every time I’ve put on another skirt this last week I’ve ended up changing into this again because it just looks so much better.
The same goes for my Bracher Emden belt, it transforms any outfit, even the most boring one, into something special with it’s statement shape & sharp angles. Sometimes this can be a problem though, as I have been finding myself getting dressed & feeling as though something is missing from my outfits, then realizing it’s the belt, that impact it has, the way it magically pulls everything together, it’s a little addictive. Before you know it, I’ve been adding it to every outfit & wearing it all week! I don’t want it to loose that wow factor it has though, so I’m forcing myself to only wear it now & again from now on.
This sweater from Rut&Circle is another recent addition I’ve been wearing an awful lot, I never like to buy or wear plain, boring sweaters, they’re such a focal point of an outfit when you’re wearing one, so I always think they should be kind of special. The little details like the longer back & subtle diagonal ribbing to the chest have made this one a real staple in my wardrobe. Plus it’s so chunky & snuggly, perfect for this freezing weather.
In : Outfit Also tagged Asymmetric, Bangle, Belt, Black, blogger, Boots, Boutique, Bracher Emden, Chunky, Cuff, FAIIINT, Fashion, Grey, Jean Pierre Braganza, Jumper, Outfit, Ribbed, River Island, Rut M.fl, Skirt, Street Style, Sweater, Topshop
Topshop Wool Trench Coat / Nelly Pom Pom Beanie * / Marc B Bag * / StylistPick Velvet Boots * / Eksempel Leather Look Leggings
Sorry for this rather boring outfit, but it’s just far too cold to even think about going out in anything less! The best think about a big coat like this Topshop one is that no one can see all the ugly, mismatched layers I’ve piled on underneath to keep myself warm! When it’s this cold, all I care about it staying warm, I’m talking hoodies & sweaters that are so old (but so snuggly!) I only ever wear them around the house & thermal tights underneath my leggings. All anyone else sees is this smart black coat though, it’s the perfect disguise!
I’ve never though of myself as much of a hat person, the only style that really suit me are beanies but even then I don’t wear them unless I need to. I originally got this pom pom one from Nelly for walking Nico in, but since the temperature has plummeted it’s barely left my head & I’m finding myself growing quite attached to it. I think it’s that little tuft of fur on the top, it just makes me smile & reminds me of the ones I used to have as a kid.
In : Outfit Also tagged Autumn, Bag, Beanie, blogger, Boots, Cold, eksempel, Eleonora, FAIIINT, Fashion, Fur, Knit, Leggings, Marc B, Nelly, Nelly.com, Outfit, Pom Pom, Street Style, StylistPick, Topshop, Trench Coat, Velvet, Winter, Wool
#1 : Blurry / Love the colours & the distortion in this, I so wish I knew who it was by though!
#2 : Frank’N'Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show / One of my all time favourite movies & characters, I have no idea why, but I still have such a huge crush on Tim Curry as Frank…
#3 : Sougwen Chung / So much gorgeous detailing in this, I could stare at it forever!
#4 : Texture mix / Although I’d never wear real fur, I love the mixture of textures here, definitely want to re-create this but in faux!
#5 : Leslie Ann O’Dell / I love how this looks almost too real, but it is a photograph! The use of light & shadow is so painterly, giving that hyper real effect, just beautiful.
#6 : Ann Demeulemeester FW12 / I adored this whole collection, but little details like this are why I love Demeulemeester so much…
#7 : Hazy sky / Those smokey clouds, pinkish sky & that little sliver of moon, so pretty!
#8 : Lonely Hearts underwear set / I still can’t get enough of this underwear, such simple perfection, I wish they had a UK stockist!
#9 : Kim Yeong Jun for Singles Korea ‘The Boy’ / I featured Yeong Jun’s work a few posts ago, this is another of my favourites of his. I’ll always be a huge fan of androgynous looks & this whole editorial is killer!
10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…
Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 02.12.12 - 09.12.12 ]
#1 : Palma Violets / Best of Friends
#2 : New York Dolls / Personality Crisis
#3 : Band of Skulls / The Devil Takes Care of His Own
#4 : The Black Keys / Tighten Up
#5 : Kings of Leon / Soft
#6 : The Strokes / Last Night
#7 : Ladyhawke / Girl Like Me
#8 : Massive Attack / Angel
#9 : Throwing Muses / Counting Backwards
#10 : Juliette & The Licks / Got Love To Kill
In : Inspiration, Playlist Also tagged Anatomy, Androgyny, Beige, Black, Feminine, Fur, Grey, Hard, Inspiration, Lingerie, Masculine, Mood Board, Nude, Pink, Rocky Horror, Rose, Soft, Underwear
ASOS Quilted Shoulder Tee / Bracher Emden Belt * / Religion Draped Skirt / Topshop Boutique Boots / Balenciaga City
This was the first time I’ve been out without a coat or jacket in months, it was such a nice day. Yet fast forward a few days to today & we have a thick blanket of snow & it’s back to being freezing again, typical British weather!
This outfit is all about the beautiful, angular Bracher Emden belt, it makes me feel like some sort of futuristic crime fighter & so I couldn’t resist pairing it with my quilted shoulder tee from ASOS for that little extra sci-fi element! It’s such a statement piece that it immediately dominates any outfit, so I like to keep the rest of my look simple so that it can take full center stage. I’ve been wearing it a lot over chunky sweaters too, as it’s one of those pieces that can transform even the most boring & casual outfits into something so striking & dynamic.
The draped skirt from Religion is one of the only sale buys I’ve brought this year, I’ve been so disappointed in the online sales & haven’t even bothered to check out the stores yet as I’ve heard they’re not much better either. I’d had my eye on the skirt for a while though, so of course I had to get it at 50% off. I love how the draping at the sides actually gives me the illusion of having a few curves, instead of my usual boyish silhouette!
In : Outfit Also tagged ASOS, Belt, Black, Black on Black, blogger, Bracher Emden, Draped, FAIIINT, Fashion, Futuristic, Goth, Jean Pierre Braganza, Layering, Outfit, Padded, Quilted, Religion, Sci Fi, Shoulder, Skirt, Street Style, Tee, Top