Friday, 19 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 4

Only 2 more days left for me to catch up on, so lets crack on with day 4!!

Antonio Berardi


This beautifully elegant collection features a divine mix of soft satin's and floaty chiffons. I particularly like the red asymmetric colouring on the ivory suit.

Mother of Pearl


Such simple cuts but with added embellishments. The blue piping along the hem of that floral checked mini skirt is so very cute.

Roksanda

Vibrant prints with folds of block colour. The black and navy colour combo making an appearance again!

Erdem

Action Man meets Little House on the Prairie with long country dresses in dark forest prints, including one in a feathery camouflage.

Michael van der Ham

This is such a perfect collection, I loved every single piece, it was really hard just picking a few to put up. Layered textures in a variety of patterns nicely combined together without looking too 'all over the shop'. The double patterned long jackets might just be my favourites.

Burberry Prorsum


Ombré chiffon and funked up denim jackets. The tulle tie waists are a nice different touch.

Christopher Kane

Silky satins in sultry tones. I wish I could go back to prom and wear that blue full skirted slightly peplum dress.

Huishan Zhang

More pretty prom style dresses with great little twists - like the twist in the waist line, or the double collars. The washed out colours are fresh and Spring ready.

Peter Pilotto


Fun futuristic prints in bright bolds and shiny metallics. I'm sure we'll be seeing a few of these around when festival fever strikes.

Giles

Cape dresses in light fabrics and pixelated tiger prints. I adore the striped suit in a unique colour combination of cream and dusty pink and matching shoes!

Tom Ford

Glam rockers at the office. The tight trousers with big bell bottoms give a super slim silhouette. The shimmering outfits show they're ready to party once business has been dealt with.

So what did you think of day 4? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Be sure to check out my take on day 1, day 2 and day 3. And don't forget to come back for day 5!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 3 Highlights

So I've fallen a bit behind with my Fashion Week posts. Here are my favourites from day 3!

Preen by Thonrton Bregazzi


Stripes!! This makes me very happy indeed. I'm loving the nautical and tribal mix with a slight sporty vibe. A great twist on the cricket jumper.

Margaret Howell



Simple and chic, with a hint of masculinity. Perfect for those 'dress down Fridays'. Look cool with very little effort.

Richard Nicoll



Light draped fabrics and even a light up dress. It'll come as no surprise that this Spring/Summer show was sponsored by Disney's Tinkerbell!

Marios Schwab


The diagonal cuts to the hemlines add something a little different to the shift dresses and mini skirts. I really like the mix of the tough tribal prints layered with the delicate chiffon.

Matthew Williamson




We've already seen a collection inspired by the psychedelic 70's, but Matthew is showing us another side to the decade's fashion with the wide leg trousers and deep v-necks just screaming disco glamour. He's kept to his signature purple hues and bold prints.

Temperley London

Yet more tribal but this time in pretty pastels. The checked waistcoat is very Annie Hall, and we all know how cool she is!

Topshop Unique

Oh I am very much looking forward to next Spring/Summer what with all these stripes (not that my wardrobe is currently lacking in any...). These pieces have a slightly tighter fit than Preen's, but fabulous nonetheless.

Mary Katrantzou


The Queen of pattern clashing has brought us a collection of mixed textures, with chiffon, sequins, embellishments and embroidery. Inspired by Earth itself, she has balanced it's elements perfectly in the form of these beautifully decorated dress.

Pringle of Scotland


Light knits layered with shimmering tones in easy to wear shapes. Timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched for years to come.

Which were your favourites from day 3? Be sure to check out my picks from day 2 and day 1.

Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk

Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 2 Highlights

Morning!

Day 2 was very exciting for me as 2 of my absolute favourite designers showcased their take on SS15; Orla Kiely and House of Holland. Here are a few of my other favourites from the day.

Barbara Casasola


Barbara has kept it sleek and simple in metallics and pleats.

Orla Kiely


Orla is back with pretty flower prints and perfect pastel colours. This collection has a definite sixties feel to it, much like Paul Costelloe, but these are more of the housewife side with the longer hemlines and looser cuts.

Emilia Wickstead


Neat shapes and delicate stripes on smooth satin. I particularly love the orange swimsuit, another sixties inspired item.

Antipodium



This is very grunge meets mod with the loose shapes and pointed collars. I love the odd colour match of lime green and dusty pink.

Julien Macdonald



Designs made to show off curves or in this case give the illusion there are some. The patterns are exquisite in such elegant silhouettes. Who doesn't love a ruffled swimsuit?!

Markus Lupfer



The Hawaiian backdrop was perfect for these bright colours. Yet more sixties influence with the standout front zips.

Sibling


I do love a bow, the bigger the better in my opinion. We're greeted with more monochrome and filly shapes. I saw someone on Twitter describe that last shot as a toilet roll doll, they got it pretty spot on!

Holly Fulton


Mad Men may have finished for good (boo!) but the sixties are definitely still swinging in the fashion world. I love the mix of bold monochrome straight edged patterns with the charmingly graceful flowers.

J.W.Anderson

A strong nautical touch here with the white piping and button details.

House of Holland



I always get so excited to see what Henry has to offer and he never disappoints, until now...I KID! I totally LOVE this collection!! Inspired by groupies from the psychedelic 70's, there were coloured suedes, clashing bright florals and fringing. I really like the darker tones, something a bit different for spring/summer from the usual pastels. Congrats Henry, you've brought the fun to Fashion Week yet again!

Marchesa



Like Bora Aksu from Day 1, this collection has a firm gypsy influence with the heavy flower detailing and ruffled lace.

Which were your favourites from day 2? Be sure to check out day 1.

Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 1 Highlights

It's here, it's finally here! Fashion Week has hit London and the city is buzzing with excitement. I'm going to try my best and post my highlights from each day. So here are my personal favourites from day 1.

J. JS Lee



Adding a playful tone to smart dresses with high-low hemlines. Also didn't I tell you the navy and black combo was the way forward.

Bora Aksu


Some amazing textures coming from this collection with a slight gypsy feel.

Daks


Dusky purples and feminine shapes. Also featuring delicate feathers.

Trager Delaney



I love the frill detail of the black trousers and the bold colours with white finishing.

Jean-Pierre Braganza



Monochrome in geometrical shapes and featuring more feathers.

Amanda Wakeley



Fresh whites in clean cuts and more geometric patterns.

Shrimps



Snuggly fluffy jackets in pretty hues. Wouldn't really call these Spring/Summer, but still very cute.

Felder Felder





This collection just screams Woodstock in the seventies with the floaty skirts and psychedelic patterns. Who else will be swapping their wellies for colourful cowboy boots for next years festivals?

Paul Costelloe





For me, Paul Costelloe was a big favourite of mine. He's taken us back to the sixties with the big hair and short hemlines. It looks like blue is going to be the colour of summer. I love the dainty floral prints and the swinging skirts. I think I'd pretty much wear everything!

Which were your favourites from day 1? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Now you've seen day 1, be sure to check out day 2!

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk 

Monday, 8 September 2014

#BloggersFestival

Evening!

This weekend was very exciting as I had the chance to attend Bloggers Festival; my first ever bloggers event! It was all organised by the wonderful Sarlett Dixon who runs her own blog Scarlett London, and some how I had managed to bag myself an invite (I say some how, I may have badgered her on Twitter...). I was sooooo excited but even more nervous as I'd never really hung out with or even met any other bloggers. I needn't have worried, everyone was so lovely and I even made a few friends who I'll hopefully get to see again.

Before I talk a bit more about the event, here's what I wore (after A LOT of deliberating!).


 I finally got the chance to wear my Orla Kiely dress! She is one of my favourite designers, so when I found this on sale for a fraction of the price, I just had to buy it. The cut is just perfect for me, and the black daisies around the collar give it a sailor feel (ahoy!). Such a timeless piece with beautiful details.



As it was a little cooler outside, and looked like it might rain, I decided (last minute) to wear my Scampy Carvela Kurt Geiger boots. They're so comfy (I can dance all night in them) and I love the silver corner pieces, they're so simple, yet make the boots seem a bit more unique.

My sparkly anchor ring was a present from my parents last Christmas. The red ring was actually from a Christmas cracker, paired with my red polka dot nails, which are wraps by Myleene Klass. And not forgetting my glittery satchel from Paperchase (back in stock!).

Last but not least, my hair. I got this pretty vintage clip from Rokit. The black velvet and pearls matched with my dress so perfectly.

Now, back to the main event! We were welcomed with strawberries in champagne and the most amazing views of London, 31 floors high from Paramount in Centre Point. There were loads of brands, including Lee Stafford, Urban Outfitters, Quiz Clothing, Bee Good, Ecco, Minimum Fashion, Want Her Dress, Very, Search Labs, and my favourite, Sweet Pizzas (who brought along their own eye candy to hand out their sweet treats - say hello to Jonny below ;) )! They were all there to chat to us bloggers, tell us what their brand is all about, give us the chance to win prizes through Twitter, and hand out lots of goodies!













I'd like to thank Scarlett for putting on such an amazing event and for giving me the opportunity to attend. I'd also like to mention a few lovely ladies that I met on the day and hope to meet again in the not too distant future; Candy @ Owl-Girl, Angelica @ One Little Vice, Cassy Fry, Natalie @ The Tofu Diaries, Miss Sue Flay and Amanda @ Rhyme and Ribbons.

Be sure to keep a watch over me on Twitter and Instagram, there may be a #BloggersFestival giveaway or two...

Thanks for reading!