Saturday, 26 September 2009

Another H&M Collaboration

One thing I would not think of associating H&M with is shoes. Apart from the flagship store in Oxford Street, their shoes are practically non-existent, and if they are around, they're usually hiding in a corner or underneath a pile of cardis somewhere. So you can imagine my surprise and hesitation when I discovered their next designer collaboration is with Jimmy Choo. I'll be honest, at first I thought it was a rumour not thinking much of it but I got over my shock and let the anticipation kick in and I patiently waited to see the end products - remove a Jimmy Choo price tag and count me in!. Well the pictures have finally arrived. The collection consists of shoes, bags and clothing. As Jimmy Choo is predominantly known for their sought-after shoes, greatly thanks to Carrie Bradshaw, I figured that would be a good place to start with some photos.

I'm not going to lie, mixed feelings with some but def love the first and sixth pairs.
The majority of clothes in this collection are decorated with sequins with studding for bags.

Am quite keen to hear other people's thoughts on this collection??
see more pics by clicking here


After my little rant about legwear yesterday, one would think I was done, but I came accross the cutest pic today on garancedore and couldn't resist

Friday, 25 September 2009

It's All About Socks

The rule of thumb was always clear, don't wear socks with heals/sandals. If you do, a cruel onlooker may stare and even point at you. Sadly that's life, there are rules we must live by and accept - like don't steal.
Well ha to that say Burberry and Wang and show us all that socks can be that perfect finish to an already impecible outfit..

Personally, I'm a massive fan of thick thigh high socks. I think this love started when I saw a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a pair last year or the year before for the first Sex and the City movie. American Apparel is definitely the best place to buy a pair.

After coming across this DAY Birger et Mikkelsen ad I immediately had to have a pair of grey thigh highs with a black lining. So quick DIY time popped up and hey presto I have a pair.

Lowe Poses

Daisy Lowe goes from pretty in pearls in her Chanel shoot to sexy edge as the new face of Mango's A/W 2009 catalogue.

The collection she is sporting is, as expected, of a black and grey palette infused with studding, prints and sequins to vamp up the details. Being a major fan of studs myself, the tank with the studded front panel is definitely one i'll be looking out for.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

A Much Appreciated Copy

Miss Selfridge has taken these two ideas from Wang and combined them to one, £22 much loved bucket bag. I guess everyone's going Wang crazy, not just me :-)

Tom Ford's Coming

Word on the street is Tom Ford, that handsome man responsible for smart, tailored and flawless men's clothing not to mention £100 bottles of perfume is looking to raise funds to start a womenswear collection.

Horrah for us ladies! His previous womenswear collections involve those for Gucci and YSL. These YSL pics show us we're in for quite a silky and feminine treat. Me thinks his collection will be one to follow!

Monday, 21 September 2009

pic via fashion-mongers 

A Letter To Headwear

Dearest hat, this is a note in thanks. You selflessly keep warm during winter chills taking the smack of the cold yourself, you cover-up my bad hair days with your beauty and you always know how finish to an outfit when there's just a little something missing. And I shall not forget you dearest headband always giving my hair that bit of accessorizing and oomph it desperately needs. Yours always, fashionfollowed x

Mixing It Up

Mark Fast's decision to use a mixture of both size zero models and size 12+ models has evoked quite a few mixed opinions be it about the fit of the clothing to the notion that Fast is simply trying to conjure up some publicity. An articale in the Daily Telegraph shows a quote from Amanda May (the creative director) stating “We wanted women to know they don’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress- curvier women can look even better in one. We wanted women to know they don’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress- curvier women can look even better in one.” 
The debate over size zero models has been alive for years now with efforts from designers to provide food and nourishment to models backstage of shows. Now that a designer finally uses models that don't conform to the skinny typology of a runway model, he is accused of having selfish and bad intentions. Well to combat this, I think critics and admirers should not talk about his "courageous" choice of models (apparently using a normal sized woman is an act of courage) but we should all talk about his reasoning of being at London Fashion Week, his clothing!

Fast showed a collection of slashes, holes and all-round edgy collection London is all about. The slashed t-shirt design has become greatly popular over the last month, I am currently creating a DIY version myself after having seen a completed one in Zara the other day. I tell you now, it is one lengthy process. 

Once you get over his models, his range of designs is immense. He shows slashes, body-con, tiers/ruffles, dresses, crops, skirts, feathers, deep pinks, and wonderful footwear.
Hats off to this designer for a wonderful collection!
click here to view to full collection