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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OOTD feat. Gypsy Warrior & Hello Margaret


'Kylie' faux fur leopard-print coat* - Missguided | 'Wild & Free' sweater* - Gypsy Warrior | Vintage Misfits tee* - We Are Cow | Velvet zip shorts* - Hello Margaret | Antler necklace* - Bloody Mary Metal | 'Slingin' boots - Jeffrey Campbell | Hat* - River Island


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

OOTD feat. Missguided Active


Sports bra* - Missguided Active | Panelled leggings* - Missguided Active | Cut-out grey hoodie* - Missguided Active | Long-sleeve jersey top* - Missguided | Motif high-waist briefs (just seen)* - Missguided Active | PU black scrunchie* - Missguided | Air Max trainers* - Nike 


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

OOTD feat. Regal Rose & American Apparel


Burgundy beanie* - STAG Clothing | Camo jacket* - Corinna Christina | T-shirt - Cheap Monday | Riding pants - American Apparel | 'Road Rage' boots* - ASOS | Sunglasses* - Parfois | 
'Volt' gunmetal crystal choker necklace* - Regal Rose | 'Naida' snake wrap ring* - Regal Rose | 'Alexa' skull leather bag* - Paul's Boutique


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Monday, January 19, 2015

OOTD feat. Alexa Chung x AG Jeans & Topshop


Tartan shirt - Topshop | Grey sweater - Alexa Chung x AG Jeans | Vintage shorts - Levi's | 'Laurie' brogues* - Kurt Geiger | 90's sunglasses* - ASOS | Beanie* - Stag Clothing | Belt* - H&M


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Saturday, January 17, 2015

OOTD feat. Lacoste & ASOS


Beanie - ASOS | Vintage denim jacket - Levi's | Lacoste sweater* - Get The Label | 'Ridley' jeans* - ASOS | Lacoste 'Vauban Off 2' trainers* - Get The Label | Wayfarer sunglasses* - Ray-Ban


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 | The Collection of Dreams

Every few years or so, a collection comes around that literally takes my breath away. I've been stuck in a Saint Laurent bubble ever since Hedi Slimane took the reigns - that ain't changing anytime soon - but I felt compelled to share this absolute gem of a collection with you all from Valentino for Pre-Fall. The last time a collection nearly brought me to the brink of tears (yes, really) was Dolce & Gabbana's baroque-heaven for Autumn-Winter 2012. I thought I had never seen such a beautiful sight in my fashion life, until this..

Celia Birtwell, a British textile designer and Giosetta Fiorini, an Italian pop artist, collaborated with the brains behind Valentino (Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli) for these wonders. To say there's something there for everyone, would be an understatement. Leopard-print? Check. Bohemian dresses? Check. Knee-high boots covered in planets and stars? Check. Wednesday Addams' worthy dresses? Check. (Very important.)

It's a brilliant balance of retro nostalgia and modernity and it's by far one of the greatest collections I have seen in years. It'll be interesting to see the high streets' take on it, especially the galactic prints for Autumn-Winter. All I know now is that a wizard-worthy cape is on my wishlist..
(Photos - Style.com)

Monday, January 12, 2015

GET THE LOOK | PATTI SMITH


Patti Smith is by far the queen of androgynous dressing - and always will be. She's one of the greatest musicians, poets and writers of our time. 'Just Kids', her memoir (and one of my favourite books), reveals how Patti's style developed and changed during her 20's and how she transformed and made an array of quirky outfits from charity shop and vintage finds.

The two styles that stand out for the 1970's are predominantly boho and punk; Patti didn't slide into either category clothing-wise, she took inspiration from both and ran with her own look completely. I personally think she was undoubtably grunge, 15+ years prior to its existence.

Patti Smith is a through-and-through tomboy and her style has always been something I can relate to. Her style in the 1970's in particular was groundbreaking and fresh, it set her apart from her "rivals" and ultimately it became her trademark. Her album cover for 'Horses' (pictured below on the left), shot by Robert Mapplethorpe, is her most iconic look; the white shirt, black ribbon and choppy bob have been replicated time and time again since its release in 1975.


Between her shaggy hair, Wayfarers, boyfriend blazers and her love of denim and chunky boots, Patti's style is timeless and achievable for everyone. Even at the great age of 68, she still manages to dress like a total badass. The pieces below are fantastic for anyone who isn't the girliest of girls but still wants to look edgy and bang on trend - the 70's are huge for Spring/ Summer 2015 and Patti is an ideal person to draw inspiration from.






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