This season there’s a big focus on sixties fashion. The decade has inspired a number of key AW14 collections – from Valentino to Gucci – and naturally the high street is following suit with a host of retro designs. I’m obsessed with Valentino’s statement midi skirt, but at £2,595 it’s far out of my reach; so instead I’ll be strutting around town in Boden’s more affordable option. Pair it with a tight rollneck sweater in burgundy or black and bow-detail flats to fully look the part.
No matter what the season, I’m always excited about the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was presented yesterday lunchtime, and I’m happy to report it lived up to my high expectations. If you missed the livestream, or somehow managed to avoid the Instagram-mania that surrounded the show, here are the main talking points…
When I studied fashion journalism at university we were taught how to describe catwalk collections in short, snappy phrases. And if I was going to summarise this look for you I’d say it’s “Michael Jackson in Paris”. The Zadig and Voltaire sequin jacket reminds me of MJ’s Balmain phase – especially when paired with J Brand’s zip-detail cargo jeans – but I’ve feminized the look with a DIY Chanel necklace (which I made by pining one of the camellias from Chanel shopping bags to a string of fake pearls).
In the USA, the most dominant styles originate from opposite ends of the country: the East Coast and the West Coast. It is easy to tell whether a gal is from the East Coast or West Coast just by simple attributes of her style.
One thing that is is synonymous with the east coast lifestyle is preppy clothes. I happen to love preppy clothes for their clean lines and classic style. I know that the “Prep ” look sometimes gets a bad rap and many people complain that preppy clothes are dowdy, boring, elitist or even (I apologize for the language but there is not equivalent) douchey.
Last month I revealed I would be co-hosting the #wearmanijeans London event this Autumn with Fashion Foie Gras, and now I’m able to share all the details with you. On September 27th we’ll be stationed at the Armani Jeans Store in Westfield Stratford City, between 4-6pm, to celebrate a fun night of style and shopping. A photographer will be capturing all the action whilst looking out for the best dressed guests, so come dressed in your finest and you could end up on the We Armani Jeans website.
Checkout why Chantay, owner of Orchids & Spice, an online resale and new fashions haven ♡’s these sweet Denims.