20/01/2014

Menswear: Saint Laurent AW14





I don't know what exactly it is about this collection (maybe the sunglasses indoors?) but it gives me this definite kind of vintage, American, "cool-guy" vibe. It seems somewhat exaggerated and absolutely cinematic.
Similarly to the Alexander McQueen show I posted about here, there's a lot of attention to detail (just look at that studded jacket!) and print, with recurring hints of tartan and leopard.
It all makes a bit more sense when you discover that New York legend Raymond Pettibon apparently worked with Hedi Slimane to give some extra artistic vision, and produced an invitation booklet for the audience. (The collection definitely reminds me of the infamous Sonic Youth 'Goo' album cover.)

Shot once again by the fantastic fashion photographer Lea Colombo who really captures the essence of these shows (see Alexander McQueen AW14 here, and Lea's Tumblr here for more and backstage shots).

(Photographs by Lea Colombo collated from Dazed & Confused here)

16/01/2014

A New Moss

Say hello to Lottie Moss, Kate Moss' 16 year old half-sister, starring in her first editorial shoot for none other than (my old favourite) Dazed & Confused magazine. 

Even without the infamous relation she's got all the makings of a potential super model. 
What do you think? Is she the next big thing?! 

Check out some of the photos from the shoot below:



(Photo credits: Dazed & Confused, Sean and Seng)

15/01/2014

SS14: Mad for Mandarin


Everywhere I look this season I see mandarin orange! 

I've brought together a few easy ideas for how you can wear this amazing colour, and later on in the year I promise it'll be the perfect natural tan enhancer too. :-)

Clockwise from L-R: 
L.K.Bennett 'Kelly' handbag in saffiano leather with zip detailing (shop here), 
Supra matte-leather mix sneakers for a more casual look (shop here), 
L.K Bennett 'Lima' textured fabric cigarette trousers (shop here), 
Kurt Geiger 'Saff' handbag (shop here), 
forever covetable Saint Laurent 'Ligne Classique Y leather tote' dressed down with black (shop here), 
Jila and Jale orange ponte skirt from Asos (on sale, shop here
and MAC Morange nail polish (shop here).

(I do not own these images, all from linked sources)

14/01/2014

Instagram ♡'s: L.K. Bennett, Peter Pilotto & A Rainbow Rolex

What I'm enjoying on my Instagram feed today!

Frankies Bikinis: beautiful, Malibu-made, bikinis (modelled by beautiful girls like Gigi and Bella Hadid above) make me wish it was summer...or at least not raining.
L.K. Bennett launched the second phase of their SS14 collection last Wednesday, and announced today that lovely British model Sam Rollinson is the face of the new collection!
Marc Jacobs SS14 shoes...sneakers and sandals - casual and stripey (I want them all)!
Peter Pilotto has designed a line for American retailer Target, mostly priced below $60...I love these chaotic, bold prints. The line will also be available on Net-A-Porter.com to U.K shoppers on the 9th of February...!
Last but not least...fashion blogger Bryanboys outrageously bling rainbow Rolex...
(I do not own any of these images)

08/01/2014

Menswear: Alexander McQueen AW14

Today I came across some lovely, moody backstage photos from Alexander McQueen's AW14 menswear show on the Dazed & Confused website, shot by Lea Colombo (click through to check out more fantastic photos). 



The collection's stand out styles: "The three-piece suits – jacket, trousers, kilt – in monochrome tartan; villain leather trenches and sheepskin lined coats; the gold zips which intersected charcoal kilts and cardigans."



I love the enlarged geometric patterns, the heavy, luxe, and classic materials used, and the attention to detail that can be seen, for example, in a contrasting metallic collar.
What do you think?


(I do not own these images. Source of quote & images: Dazed & Confused)

07/01/2014

Valley Eyewear








It may not exactly be sunnies weather here in England at the moment but there's one thing that I've been spotting all over the internet (especially Instagram) recently...Valley Eyewear sunglasses.


Super cool, seriously edgy, beautifully hand-crafted, thick plastic frames in a variety of colours and finishes, including limited edition LEATHER frames (yes, leather!).

Check out the current collection, 'Into The Void', promotional video below.

These peach frames are definitely going on my summer wish list! 



(I do not own these images. Source: http://www.valleyeyewear.com)