Fabulous Photography

Latest inspiration: beautiful vintage inspired photographs of adoring couples. Why? Because I wish I had taken them myself. Yes, I’m jealous!

Note to self: take camera everywhere I go and don’t be afraid to capture strangers.

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Summer Brights from Zara

Summer is here, and this season is all about brights brights brights!

Without a doubt the best high street shop supporting the bright trend is Zara, their shop is full of it.

Will you take this seasons trend seriously? Wear it and enjoy the sunshine!

The Stylebin Shop

The Stylebin shop is now open!

The handmade cards are inspired by style, upcycling and of course, fashion. Each card is unique, none are ever the same. Using found papers and stitch, the cards are lovingly made. You can have as much or as little input to the cards as you like, as they’re all made to order!

Make sure you take a look!

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Inspiring Fashion Sites

What do you look for in a website?

What makes you stay and look, and what makes you leave immediately?

Here are a few that I love…

Jonathan Saunders
Matthew Williamson

Antonio Berardi

Alexander McQueen

Vivenne Westwood

David Koma

Issa London

Temperley London

The Stella Boutique

Mark Fast

Lucy In Disguise

People Tree’s Fairtrade Summer Staples

After commenting on Bora Aksu’s dull fashion on the People Tree website, I wanted to find out whether People Tree could offer exciting clothes and be Fairtrade. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have some great staple pieces for the summer. Excellent! I would still love to see them be more trend focused; pushing boundaries with cut and offering exciting embroideries and prints. However they have some great names affiliated to them such as Emma Watson and Laura Ashley.

Here are some Summer Staples from People Tree: (Can you guess which is my favourite?…)people tree summer staples

(…The cropped crochet knit cardigan of course, mmm)

Kate Moss for Longchamp – Faraway

Kate Moss is no longer designing for Topshop and but is still designing for Longchamp and has recently released a range of handbags for Spring Summer 2011.

They have created a beautiful boho-chic movie ‘Faraway’ showcasing the latest designs with Kate, clearly inspired and driven by the 70s trends this season. Kate is wearing a delight of outfits; long bell-sleeved dresses, over-sized shirts and crochet trimmed dresses. All very Biba! The tambourine scenes are a little over-the -top-70s for me, but you’ve got to love it anyway. I especially love the soundtrack by Nancy Sinatra, it fits wonderfully with the misty shots of Kate.kate_moss_longchamp_nhude

Here are a few of the Longchamp handbags from this collection: Do you think they fit the style of the movie?kate_moss_longchamp_nhude

Which is you favourite? Mine’s got to be number 1. A great bright beach bag for a summer holiday!

 

This weekend: More Homemade Cards

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So… which is your favourite? Please comment..

Want some for you to send to friends? Email me..

This weekend: Homemade Cards

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Bora Aksu.. Over The Top with Textiles or Textile Fabulous?

Bora Aksu is a London-based Turkish designer. He is best known for, based on a balance between differing textures and fabric weights, knitting techniques and embellishment.

Here are a few pieces from his Autumn Winter 2011 collection:

There were a lot of textiles in this collection, perhaps a little too much? I am very impressed that he is going out there for knit and stitch but was it a little too crafty? I’d love to know your thoughts! Did he bring a good balance of fashion and textiles to this collection or did the fact that he is ‘known for textiles’ result in it appearing slightly like a school project?

Is Bora Aksu over the top or textile fabulous?

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Bora also designs a Fairtrade capsule collection for People Tree… A little plain and dull but Fairtrade all the same. Isn’t it about time Fairtrade became fashionable and fun? Obviously if there are already companies out there doing it already I’d love to know who and where they are!?

Images from Vogue and LFW

Vogue’s London Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

Part 2…

  • An obsession with straps and bandaging gives dramatic tension.
  • Colour: between Burberry’s Crayola brights and Louise Gray’s foil-dotted plaid mohair, there is a resplendent feast of colour. Jonathan Saunders’ William Morris-inspired prints in turquoise, coral and leaf green were a real standout.

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  • Great new looks for modernists included the long tunic over flaring trousers in plays of sheer and print.
  • Silhouettes have simplified and purified. This is a season of evening trousers matched with fancy blouses, of demure sheath-like dresses with high necks and long sleeves.

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Some interesting trends coming this Autumn from London; over the next few weeks I will be exploring my favourite designers in more depth..