Monday, 27 April 2009

Denim Dilemmas?

I've quickly put some looks together all revolving around this summers key piece - the frayed acid wash denim hotpants!
Look 1
Blazer, Eifel Tower Crop top, multirow gold necklace, platform heels, gold wing belt
The high waist from the hotpants and the crop top shows enough stomach without being distasteful and for those who aren't one for flashing! The blazer gives the outfit smarter definitions whilst the skyscraper heels will give you legs like elevens!
Add gold accessories which will compliment the blue tones to the outfit, and not to mention tone UP the bling bling.

Look 2
Straw hat, bustier corset top, turquoise platform, white studded belt
The fitted floral top will show off your figure perfectly with the shorts, wear tucked in with waist belt around waistband for a night time look with killer heels!!
Add floppy beach hat to accessorise for pool-side chic!

Look 3
The baggy vest in 80s fluro style goes perfectly with this holiday staple piece. Add the Green and Gold belt to ultimise the clashing colours!!
The heart shaped glasses adds more retro to this look and statement fringed sandals create an overall 80s outfit your mothers would be proud of.

(all items available at topshop)

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Friendly Feline Faces...

We all know the 80s is back in a big way but enter the return of the NOVELTY SWEATSHIRTS!!

The animal sweater has made a comeback for autumn/winter and roared the runway with graphic patterns at Eley Kishimoto, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Furry with Miss sixty, Paul+Joe, Zero +Maria Cornejo and my personal favourite Sparkly sequined version via Manish Arora....

For more than 20 years Mariuccia Mandelli designed for Krizia. Each year she featured a different animal in her collection and 1981 was the year of the cat!

Will you adopt the face on shirt look?

Nike and Nylon Collaboration...

Nylon Magazine and Nike Sportswear have collaborated together to make a collection of 'kicks'. They come in a selection of Day-Glo colours and feature the nylon magazine logo on the nylon tongue of the trainers!

In the Nylon Magazine May 2009 issue they are showcasing the collaboration with a photoshoot involving Peaches Geldof, Goldierocks and more of the nylon family!!!

Take a look at the making of the photoshoot here...

Friday, 24 April 2009

Through the Looking Glass...

All things holiday continue to inspire me as i find an amazing editorial called 'Through the looking glass' by lula magazine. Showcasing many different designer sunglasses, all decorated with the fab illustrations from Jo Ratcliffe.

Barbara Hulanicki...

Barbara Hulanicki began her career as a freelance fashion illustrator. She submitted work to the BIG publications of her time including Women's Wear Daily and British Vogue.

In 1964 with the help from her husband she opened the kensington store BIBA. For those of you who don't know BIBA was an emporium of clothing and the coolest hang out for the rock and roll generation! Biba's popularity throughout the 60's and 70's changed the face of british fashion!

Biba shut down in 1976, but barbara continued to work in design and illustration before she moved on to interior design.

Now Hulanicki has been asked to bring back the biba heyday by designing a range for Topshop. Although Barbara was asked to make it not look like Biba, she admitted she 'picked quite Biba-looking things in the end'

The collection includes puff-shouldered dresses, wide trousers and grey suede jacket and short shorts and body-con off-shoulder dresses.

Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop on sale in stores nationwide and online on Tuesday 28th April.

The One Piece...

So with all the excitement that my holiday is nearly upon me i've decided to dedicate my return to blogging with a post about SWIMWEAR...

...This season's swimwear is all about accessorising, belts, bags, hats, sunglasses jewellery - and the bigger the better!

I've selected a few of my favourite designer swimsuits, the one piece this year is looking very chic with cut out sections. Jackets and oversized t-shirts make appearances from blazers to cropped trenches.

So grab your gold chains, floppy sun hat and wayferers and i'll meet you by the pool-side!!