On Portobello Road this week I came across some WOW factor trousers… The fabric immediately reminded me of the lace dresses from Prozena Schouler’s SS11 collection, so I had to get them. They’re a pretty horrific shape so you’re just getting a zoomed close up of the fabric.. so let’s see what they can be transformed into: Watch this space!
Prozena Schouler SS11:
Close up of Proenza’s lace:
Wacky but fun fabric from Portobello:
Simplicity and femininity, my favourite combination in Spring collections.
Borne by Elise Berger. I love that the only detailing in this collection is ruffles. They are placed within the clothes such that they don’t in any way overcrowd the outfit, but add give them a beautiful feminine edge. If this collection was without the ruffles, it would be nothing to write home about at all. Elise Berger has excellently balanced her first collection with simple colour and fabric manipulation. Love!
‘On the journey from idea through production each of our pieces is nurtured with love and passion. Borne clothes are very personal items that you feel innately comfortable in and can be worn anytime, anywhere. We want to pass our garments on to people who value quality and attention to detail and will care for them like we do.’
Every garment is lovingly made and sent with this necklace/bracelet, how cute!
Visit Bourne’s website here
I finally managed to go and see the much anticipated (by me!) Japanese fashion exhibition at the Barbican. It was a huge exhibition with the most inspiring designers from Japan, including; Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo. The exhibition ends on the 6th Feb so get along asap if you wanna catch it! To inspire you:
Issey Miyake is clearly using a decent steam iron (haha – get it?):
The red knits below were my absolute favourite of the exhibition. Both pieces were made from one length of knit.. (you can see the roll of fabric behind each mannequin where it continues!) Something to aspire to:
Images from the Barbican website. Go visit!
The latest trend boards from Pull and Bear have really caught my eye. I visited the shop with Mark yesterday and loved their new collections (especially the duck egg dresses and camel shoes!) Their website is definitely worth a visit, even though you can’t buy anything from the looks of it (shame), but it has great moodboards and photography. I’ve picked out my favourite pieces from these moodboards:
And a few of the best photos from their autumn campaign:
I love the massive bear! Hehe.
There is one thing I truly love about my husband, Mark. Apart from the fact he leaves the toilet seat down, will get me a drink whenever I’m thirsty (day or night), is great at washing up AND puts up with my mood swings… He will come with me to any fashion/textile/shopping related expedition I want to go on. He won’t even moan; but be supportive and encourage me to buy things! What a perfect man.
So today we went to Portobello Road to hunt out some quirky things. Found some great lace stalls and masses of vintage, some cheap as chips but others very pricey! I love it when expensive items are mixed with deals, it makes it that much more fun when you find something you love that’s the cheapest item on the stall.
We love the fact that the southern end of the road makes us feel like we’re back in Brighton with its brightly coloured houses. (I have a miniture obsession with that place – in fact going for a few days with my mum [girls shopping trip] at the end of Feb..!)
Forget neon brights at Christopher Kane’s Spring 2011 collection, I was particularly impressed with his beading… Beautiful!
Images from style.com
A close up of the beading for the textile lovers (myself included):
Image from stylebubble.co.uk
can’t remember where I found these…which is a shame! But I love them!
Absolutely gorgeous detailing at Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2011 show.
My highlights include: