I have just returned home from a holiday to Fuerteventura (more on this lovely Island in a later post). I thought I would share my favourite outfit of the holiday; which wasn’t many to be honest as I spent the majority of the time in vintage cut-offs and a t-shirt. We hired a car and went on a mini road trip so I thought I would make some sort of effort and put an outfit together.
So I have recently started working for Free People as a freelance street style photographer. You can check out the photos I have done for their blog already. I went on the look at London Fashion week for tomboy/vintage/bohemian inspired looks that the brand represents. As I walked around the cobbles at Somerset House a sparkle of gold caught my eye and I spotted this very stylish lady in the photo below.
I wrapped up warm in my wool sailor slacks from Tara Starlet and blouse from Hedonia prepared to battle the freak blizzard we had on Monday night. Thankfully the German Gymnasium where the Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke bottle design launch party would be held, was only a 30 second walk from Kings Cross station.
Colour is not something I have been wearing very often lately and I love bright and cheery hues. I received this chunky cable knit jumper in a golden mustard colour from Love Stuck a few weeks ago. Its just cosy, warm, easy to wear and adds that touch of colour. I have worn it SO Much!
I think I have jumped on two of the biggest trends of this season here… monochrome and 60s inspired. I know turtlenecks are a bit more 70s, but the way I have worn the dress more as a pinafore and the accessories feel very mod 60s. Although my nan who I visited today wearing this suggested that tights would have been a no go! bare legs all the way back in the days.
I have so many LFW photographs that I really could go on for a couple of weeks. I thought it would be easier to edit down to my final LFW favourites and put them in this one post. All completely different styles of designers, but I think they reflect my eclectic tastes and you will see something in there you like.
I know a lot of people are more interested in what they can wear in the here and now, but I an genuinely interested in fashion on the whole. Clothes from the past, what I can wear now, whats coming in the future and ideas.
I always say that I like contrast. I like contrasting shapes, I like contrasting fabrics and textures. Its great to mix up trends to create your own look. What I have found myself doing lately is wearing really masculine pieces like a baggy boyfriend shirt and then adding something really feminine like this short sequin mini skirt.
Just to warn you there is nudity in this post. I wouldn’t want for you to be at work and your boss walks past you as you have a very naked lady on the screen. It was erotic, it was crazy, it was theatrical, it was Pam Hogg!
Theatrical it was in more way than one. The English National Ballet joined the models wearing Pam Hogg latex numbers, dancing their way up the catwalk. There was a huge applause after each dancer had finished their routine; the movements and the dark music made it all very bewitching.
On Day 2 of LFW I made my way out of the Fashion Week arena of Somerset House; to the Elms Lester Gallery near Tottenham Court Road. As someone who is very snap happy at events and presentations, judging from Orla Kiely’s previous presentations, I was excited to see what was in store for us.
As much as I love watching clothes going up and down the catwalk. A themed presentation is what I really like to watch. I don’t think it detracts from the clothing either, but more adds to it as you can get a picture of the inspiration behind it.
KTZ AW13 was crazy, kooky, cool! It was one of the other shows I went to photograph on Friday. I actually had a seated ticket for this one, but I always like to go and squeeze in with the photographers. Not sure if anyone in the seated area would appreciate my big ass lens in their face.
I love this photo directly below, I like where the model has positioned her hand, with the long wavy hair behind her and the zombie like expression on her face! Love the skirt and the hat. Not sure if I would be brave enough for gold boots though.