Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn Winter for me is the worst time of the year (no more sun), however my favourite fashion time of the year. Everyone for A/W needs something statement and for me it is my new statement jacket. I was instantly drawn to this jacket when I saw it as it fits in with my usual black an white colour scheme, however it is all about the print. Aztec is a print that always stands out and I particularly like this with the small studs and fringing for intricate details. The boxy fit also creates a more high-end of the market vibe and can be worn dressed down (shown with my OOTD above) or dressed up with leather and sheer blouses. After my recent post about Margiella's cowboy style runway, I feel like I have absorbed this with my new statement jacket.
Charlotte x


So autumn is on its way and the cold air is slowly starting to filter in. The anual winter shop is such a fun time of year for me, we are able to walk out the house in a big chunky and comfy knit without looking like your grandma. Then there's the change from sandals to a more substantial shoe which can make your whole outfit look completely different. On Sunday I decided to go on a winter shop in Birmingham however I was not entirely impressed with the quality of stock within the stores. I did purchase a few items and shopped around for that perfect winter coat, however after Thursday hopefully I will have a bigger haul to show. Here below are the items I brought more to follow after Thursday!
Sarah x

From far left to right: Chunky Knit (MANGO) - £34.99, White Top (ZARA) - £35.99, Pink Trousers (TOPSHOP) - £40.00, Grey Crop (TOPSHOP) - £26.00. 


London fashion week I believe is the only fashion week that allows new/creative and inspirational desingers to flourish, with New York, Milan and Paris showcasing desingers whom already have a name for them selves. Simone Rocha is a fairly new desinger however within her short career she has shown what talent she has. This collection was pretty and elegant with design techniques ranging from aplliquied flowers, scalloped edges, lots of tulle and sheer fabrics. Black, white and pink ruled the coloured scheme apart from the crazy appliqué florals. Below are some of my favourite looks from the collection however the sheer fabrics are beautiful but very daring!!
Sarah x


Thursday, 18 September 2014

I have three words to describe the best of NYFW… Maison Martin Margiela. 
Margiela's New York show in my opinion was by far the best collection shown at NYFW. Cowboy style icons, denim, suede, silky layering and platforms can sum up what the new collection holds and I just love it. When hearing of the two contrasting themes in the collection, I thought no no no, how is that going to work, however how I was proven wrong on sight, I can only applaud Margiela.

Charlotte x


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

With the recent frenzy of LFW, I have noticed a sudden revived interest in certain brand names. My personal favourite is Lulu Guinness (I have dreamt of a lips clutch bag for so long.) Lulu Guinness as all us 'fashionistas' know has been influential in the creation of unique handbags since the 1990's and has been credited with this throughout her designing years.
Over the many years Lulu's handbags and suitcases have been craved by the celebrity world, however I feel the craze was starting to decline, until this years LFW began. My highlight of fashion weeks (apart from the collections,) is seeing what different celebrities decide to wear and this year numerous 'celebrities' such as Millie Mackintosh finished their look with a Lulu Guinness clutch.
Why not go look at Lulu's new collections and see how infectious her quirky designs really are?

Charlotte X


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

So this past week I have been touring around south devon whilst staying at our family holiday home, on one of the days I decided to explore the town of Totnes. The small town is a hippie central with the long high street covering all different kinds of shops from well being to interiors. Although there were a lot of holiday makers about town there was also still the quirky residents which give the town it's hippy vibe. It was interesting to see the a huge variety in style and clothing around the town, from what it looked like many residents wore relaxed laid back clothing made from rich cottons and pure fabrics. Many items of clothing to me looked homemade which made me and my outfit choice stand out a little; I chose to wear dogtooth printed shorts with an embroided blouse, sport style sneakers and a long relaxed blazer. I would definitely travel back to Totnes in the future for the amount of homemade tea shops and individual boutiques. 

Outfit details: Shorts - Matalan, Blouse, Blazer & Shoes - Topshop, Sunglasses - Prada.