You were my best friend for more than 10 years I tried running away but somehow always found a way back to you And with the thought of leaving you…oh the tears! What am I gonna do without you?
Need to stay strong and not think of you When all I can think about is everything we’ve been through You were there for the good times and the bad, the laughter and the tears But with you out of my life it’s time to change gears
Zalando recently gifted me a £35 voucher to pick whatever I liked from the website. I ordered these buffalobrogue shoes, they were £60 down to £35, so a massive bargain to be had. I have only ever had one pair of brogue that I wore to death last spring. I took them to Las Vegas with me and unfortunately only one of them decided to make the journey back with me.
I am strongly anti-fur, I don’t want animal rights to take over this blog, but I will feature elements every now and then, if it relates to fashion. When I was at London Fashion Week I saw far too many real-fur coats, throw-overs and hats. It seems to becoming more and more in fashion again.
Italian superstar Elisabetta Canalis bares all for PETA’s iconic anti-fur campaign and proudly declares that she’d rather go naked than wear fur.
These poor animals are electrocuted, skinned alive, drowned, and bludgeoned just for the sake of fashion.
I was thrilled when Reverse contacted me and asked if I would like some items from their collection, I was even more excited when I opened the package and it contained this faux leather busted pleated dress.
After I viewed the catwalk presentation for Tiffany Amber yesterday, I decided to walk up to Somerset House and have a quick look at the designer exhibition.
The walk from Charing Cross to Somerset House was a treacherous one, I had decided it was a good idea to wear a pair of 5″ heeled taxi shoes. I made a quick detour into Topshop to relieve my poor feet of their agony and purchased a pair of ballet pumps. Even then my feet couldn’t handle the sudden shock of being high, to being flat.
I didn’t have an exhibition pass, so I had to queue at the registration desk and hope for the best. It was a bizarre experience standing in front of a desk, while the lady inspected my blog, discussing recent posts. All went well and I was issued my very first LFW pass, hopefully it will be an easier process for me in February.
At this point I was still wearing my flats, usually (even wearing flats) I am one of the tallest girls in the room. I now found myself looking up at people, even being pushed around a bit. I didn’t like it, so the 5″ heels went back on and I made my way to exhibition happy and tall and my feet, not so happy.
The first exhibit to catch my eye was a collection of fascinators by Piers Atkinson. If you read my blog regularly you will know I have a sudden obsession for hats and fascinators. This was a person who hated hats and didn’t think they suited her. I used to be so obsessed with my hair, I thought it was my best feature and I didn’t want to wear it up, or hide any part of it. Something happened somewhere along the line that changed that. Bring on ladies day next summer.
The designer ‘Folake Folaring-Coker’ launched the label Tiffany Amber in 1998 and after much success in Africa and then New York, today she made her London Fashion Week début at the Charing Cross Hotel. Celebrity guests included Preeya Kalidas and Keisha Buchanan.
After attending Africa Fashion Week London, I was very inspired by the vibrant African prints and designs. So I was very pleased to have been invited to this catwalk presentation. With Pamela Love, Michael Kors and Suno featuring African-inspired collections for NYFW. Word is, ‘African-Inspired’ is in the fashion forecast for SS12.
Press Release: Africa was stunned by Tiffany Amber’s eclectic designs inspired by her nostalgia from Europe, her exploration of diverse cultures and appreciation for her African heritage which instantly transformed Tiffany Amber into an iconic fashion brand.
To view the collection you can watch the slideshow or click on an image within the gallery to enlarge it.
LFW kicked of its SS12 schedule with Paul Costelloe at 9.00am, well 9.30am. We rushed into the BFC Catwalk Show Space just as the show was about to start and managed to weave our way through to the front of the Catwalk. I was seated 3 rows up and for about 5 minutes I took the most appalling photos with backs of heads being the main feature (I really need to invest in a longer zoom lens). There was a lovely space right next to the seated area, so I went and stood there.
There was not a midi or a maxi to be seen with Costelloe’s collection. Styles were very classic and elegant, with a flattering feminine shape. The runway was filled with Puffball dresses, 60s inspired shifts, babydolls and micro mini’s. Colours were soft and lots of white, and there was also baroque inspired feel to some of the designs.
All photo’s taken by me, happy for them to be used on other sites, but please give me link credit.
I am so pleased to have attended this show, it really was a delight to view this beautiful collection.
Every month Matalan contact 4 bloggers to take part in a themed style challenge. Last month they got in touch with me to join in on the autumnal theme. We each had £50 to spend on an outfit that had to be head to toe from Matalan (of course) and I decided to go for in store vouchers, rather than online.
I had spotted a red midi skirt online that I wanted, but unfortunately I couldn’t find it in store. So I went for a pair of tan suede effect shorts, red velvet peeptoe heels and a cream satin kimono blouse. My inspiration was the many colours of a dying leaf. I am trying not to use smiley or winking faces now, but a winky face would have gone here.
One of my recent obsessions is ASOS Fashion Finder. Every so often they set theme challenges, and the best 3 outfits (as judged by the ASOS fashion finder team) win ASOS voucher codes. I posted about Fashion finder back in May when they first started up the community site and run a similar challenge. They liked one of my outfits enough they posted it on their 1 million strong facebook page – see here but unfortunately I didn’t win one of the prizes.
The recent challenge is ‘what would you wear to NY, London, Paris or Milan Fashion Week’. I am not holding my breath to be picked for this either as there are some fantastic entries. Some people really have an eye for putting outfits together. I am more of a ‘try lots of items on until they look right’ kinda gal, which is why I could never be a stylist. It is great fun though, whether I win or not!
Anyway, here is a couple of my fantasy outfits. The first one I have gone for a Heritage/lady like style and the second is the ‘perfect blogger look’ for fashion week, with a mix of blogger favourites.
If you want to see what each item is, just click through on the image.
Giveaway time. In Love With Fashion got in contact to sponsor a competition on Memoir Mode. They let me pick an item for myself and I thought this silk shirt dress was stunning. As soon as it really starts getting chilly, I can pull on a pair of woolly tights and a coat and I am all set to brave the outdoors.
The winner will be able to pick anything they like from the Love website.