Saying goodbye to the cold winter months and hello to the warm summer days only means one thing in my book, and that is: bikini season. These are some of the hottest trends that will be making bold statements throughout the whole summer! Have a read and get beach-ready. Tassels While I’m not entirely convinced of the practicality of them, when it comes to swimwear, tassels will … Continue reading What will you be wearing to the beach this summer?
Personal Style can be tricky. It is often hard to create something unique in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the latest trends and the influential voices of prolific social media presences. With the help of sites like Pinterest and Instagram, it isn’t hard to create an idea of the style you want to personify. I for one am guilty of endlessly pinning … Continue reading The journey to Personal Style
London fashion week came to a close last week. We have now seen what high end retailers will be selling in 6 months; high street brands will now rush to put out similar items, or copies of the designs unveiled on the catwalk…but should high street shops be allowed to get away with it? By copying those Gucci shoes from the runway, is Topshop … Continue reading Is Copying Couture Criminal?
“What are we going to do with all this future?” So reads the invite to Gucci’s autumn/winter show of Milan’s 2017 fashion week. The fashion house’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, seems to have entrenched his most recent collection – which unites menswear and womenswear as one for the first time in Gucci history – in this very question. ‘The Alchemist’s Garden’ – or as Michele dubs … Continue reading Gucci AW17: Transcending Time and Dimensions
What does it take to look effortless yet chic? To rock that #IWokeUpLikeThis vibe without actually appearing like you quite literally rolled out of bed? We look to the Queens of this ideal for guidance – Models. From Kendall Jenner’s wide range of denim jeans to Emily Ratjowski’s geekylish (yes I coined a new phrase for it) glasses – I don’t know about you but … Continue reading Model Off Duty: The It Girl’s Guide to a Casual Slay
Alexandra Shulman has edited the highly praised pages of British Vogue for more years than I have been alive. In the past 25 years, she has become as much an icon of modern fashion as the magazine itself has, seeing the publication through digital rebranding, increased diversity and artistic innovation. In honour of the ground-breaking work she has done, I thought it only appropriate to … Continue reading Alexandra Schulman relinquishes the ‘precious cargo’ that is British Vogue
With as little authority as I hold in designating the world’s ‘Fashion Icons’, I still proceed to list the eleven (apparently I am an awful decision maker) people that inspire the many with their style and their lives. Of course, this list isn’t by any means exhaustive – nor is it hegemonic – and thus I can do nothing but apologise for not including the … Continue reading Ten(Eleven) Style Icons You Should Know About…if I do say so myself
As the wild ride of the year 2016 draws to a close, reflection is unavoidable. What has happened? What does this mean? What have we learnt? It seems impossible to surmount the egregious events of a colossally game changing twelve months into just a few paragraphs. Maybe this is because I am yet still baffled by the nuances between right and wrong and good and … Continue reading Where does luxury fashion stand in a culture of abundance?
The December issue of Vogue is out. The window displays are up. The John Lewis advert is on the telly. It’s officially Christmas. We’ve all seen the photos on Instagram, and the printed adverts in magazines that emerge in the run up to the season of gift-giving, advertising products, services and lifestyles. It is felt by some that the fashion film is not lodged into … Continue reading Fashion Film’s Finest
As a torchbearer child of the so-called ‘Generation Z’, I find it hard to imagine a time where Black Friday wasn’t characterised by a news clip of crazed middle-aged folks pounding the glass doors of a store. Boasting the best deals and America’s most hectic shopping day of the year, it’s hardly surprising that Black Friday has such a reputation…and it’s a reputation that is … Continue reading Black Friday: don’t even try and hide