Here’s this week’s edit. Personally I’m trying to stick to more ethical and sustainable brands and this (sort of) commitment has really influenced this week’s list. Pretty much all the clothes are from small or ethical brands.
So this week’s edit is pretty eclectic again; it doesn’t really have a theme but all the items have a kind of feminine feel.
This bag is from sustainable brand Vaska; their pieces are unbelievably chic and one day, when I have money, I will buy one.
It was my birthday this week so I’ll probably be doing a post about my presents at some point…
Also now I feel old.
So here’s my weekly edit; it’s pretty eclectic this week. I really like this clutch, it’s available from Moda Operandi and is really expensive (€1,420). Don’t worry the list also includes some more affordable pieces.
I’ve also scouted Etsy to find some cool fashion in and amongst the homemade kitsch. You can see my picks here.
Ever get the feeling that you look better in black and white than in colour?
So I’m still trying to do this modelling thing. Judging from many of the pictures on this blog, I must seem a little delusional but as a freelance writer (read: unemployed) I could really do with the cash. To further my delusional ambitions last week I did a test shoot with a photographer in Leeds called Liam Oakes. His work is actually very good so I don’t know how I managed to persuade him to shoot me. You can check out his website here.
Anyway I had to do quite a lot of prep for this shoot, due to may current lack of finances. I altered both the denim jacket and the skirt, re-hemmed a jumpsuit and made the glittery collar; I beginning to think I spend too much time on Pinterest…
If you are looking for a model then get in touch; I am actually signed and you can find me on the new faces board of this agency.
I’ve completed my second weekly edit. I’ve managed to do a little better with the prices this time; I’ve actually included stuff that people could afford. Well apart from this gorgeous Jonathan Saunders bomber which costs an awful lot (£1495!!!). This jacket got a lot of press, it’s one of SS14’s key pieces, so if you do have £1500 and want one I suggest you act fast, I have a feeling it might sell out.
Anyway the rest of my pins cost a reasonable amount; you can view the board here.
I’ve also done a board of my AW14 highlights that brings together all my favourite looks. It’s much, much smaller than my fashion week pinning-frenzy boards.
As promised here’s my first weekly edit. I don’t want to jinx it but it seems that spring is just about to arrive so this edit is full of spring-y items. I tried to include items from all price ranges and failed miserably; most of pieces are pretty expensive.
I had to include this J.W. Anderson skirt; is it possible to be in love with a skirt? Yeah, I really like this skirt. It’s available from Avenue 32 for £495 and the price has done nothing to quell my ardour.
Here’s a quick run down of my favourite brands/collections from the recent fashion weeks. Sorry it’s not very in-depth, I will try to be more descriptive and intellectual in the future.
Brands/Labels mentioned include:
Stella Jean: http://www.stellajean.it/
The book I’m holding is ‘A Guide to Elegance’ by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, (I should have held it closer to the camera, sorry). It’s both an entertaining and useful read; hilariously old-fashioned and even a little bitchy in places but also full of good advice.
I’ve created a Pinterest Board for each fashion week you can find them here:
All pictures in this video come from Style.com. No infringement is intended.
Well NYFW is in full swing and like many a fashion geek I’ve being pinning images like crazy and wishing I was in New York. London Fashion Week starts soon so then I’ll be wishing I’m in London…
Anyway you can check out my NYFW picks here, this board has grown to an unwieldy size but there’s just so many cool looks! The one above is from Tibi and it really looks like something I’d wear.
Also I’ve been very busy writing for several blogs/magazines; Zero Magazine is one of my favourites, it’s quite cool and independent. I should also have a piece in Avenir Magazine, this publication is a bit more thoughtful which means I have to actually put a little effort in to my articles. If you’re looking for a new/indie magazine to read you could do a lot worse than either of these…
P.S. I will be doing a video round up soon, I promise!
Well a new year and I’m still not posting enough; I should have made a resolution or something but I only would have broken it. I will come up with a new video soon I promise…
Anyway at least I’m still pinning like crazy, my Drop Dead Gorgeous Gowns board is now infeasibly long; it’s a good thing I’m skint if I actually had enough cash to buy some of these dresses my wardrobe would have exploded by now. Here’s one of my favourite pins, it’s by Lanvin and comes from their Resort 2014 collection. I now get most of my pins from Style.com, they have so many images it’s insane!
So due to my non-existent career and depressing bank balance I’ve had to get creative with this year’s Christmas gifts. As you can see from the mediocre pictures above I’ve managed to turn about £25 into 5 soap and perfume sets for my family.
Yes, that tiny bottle is perfume, homemade perfume no less. It is actually quite straight forward and not at all expensive to make your own perfume; I used this tutorial. The problem is, however, that I have a poor sense of smell at the best of times and when I cooked up this little beauty I had a blocked nose. It’s very citrus, that’s all I’m saying.
Anyway this is probably proof that I’m spending too long on Pinterest; I used to do a lot of crafty stuff as a kid and Pinterest is just feeding my inner craft maniac. Next Christmas I’ll probably be giving homemade do-it-yourself baking kits and hand sewn cushion covers…
It’s the thought that counts right?
p.s. despite my constant nagging none of my family actually read my blog so the chances of them seeing this before Wednesday are minimal.