LFW AW15 STYLE STALKING

Posted on Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last week London buzzed with an air of style and excitement as the fashion pack piled into the city to view the latest AW15 collections and with that came the usual fabulously dressed individuals that all of us street style photographers love!

Here's a little recap of some of my favourite snaps..


 

LFW: Gyunel AW15 Show

Posted on Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Gyunel is no doubt one of my favourite shows during London Fashion Week. An emerging designer all the way from Azerbaijan, sets her latest collection under the grand ceilings of Bloomsbury Ballrooms, the perfect location for this mystical show!

February Treat: Sexy Fitness Gear!

Posted on Sunday, 1 March 2015

Last month I told you all about my new years resolution which is to spend more on one or two items for my wardrobe that will really benefit me, rather than something which is on trend and from the high-street that will keep my style attention for all of 2 months!! So I'm doing a year long blog feature on what I'm spending my monthly pay cheque on each month.... 

This month's payday treat has to be something to keep me on the road for my other new years resolution, 'To Get In Shape' !! I've hit that February fitness brick wall, therefore, to get me motivated again I'm buying a new gym and yoga outfit from my favourite brand!!!

February: A Lululemon Outift

LFW Stalk: Alexa Chung

Posted on Monday, 23 February 2015

This has to be one of my favourite stalks so far, the gorgeous Alexa Chung! Stalked at Somerset House  during London Fashion Week, wearing a divine leopard coat print and of course a pair of her high waisted denim trousers, which are from her latest collection.

Stalked: Robin, Fashion With Bangs, Instagrammer.

Posted on Friday, 20 February 2015

Instagram is growing by the second, with some accounts knowing exactly how to market themselves on this social platform. They use it more as an artform rather than a pictorial version of their facebook page, planning carefully each photograph to work with one another so their overall profile looks super sleek as a whole. I recently stumbled across one of these accounts; Fashion With Bangs, is one of the beautiful ones with over 3.5K following her every move!

Prior to all the fashion weeks around the world, I caught up with Robin, a Netherlands based instagramer and visual merchandiser on how she plans and executes her instagram feed and what she loves about fashion week. Also she’s thrown in a few tips on how to up your likes and followers on Instgram!!

What principals do you install when planning your Instagram posts? 

Mix and match is something I always keep in mind. Quotes, inspiration, outfits, flat-lays, you name it. I also really think about the layout and when I post what picture. I try to use as many pictures that are made by myself. If I use someone else's pic, and I know the name, I always give credits by tagging.  

Stalked: Rosh Mahtani, Jewellery Designer, Alighieri Jewellery

Posted on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Preparing for your first exhibition at London Fashion Week can be a rather daunting exercise, especially for a young designer. I recently met with a gorgeous jewellery designer who is doing just this, Rosh Mahtani is the talent behind the brand Alighieri Jewellery. After graduating, she spent two years learning as much as she could about the industry, interning at Harper’s Bazaar, working with Estelle Deve and Avenue32.com, all the while dreaming of her collection and creating it by night.


We strolled around the backstreets of Westminster with a Matcha Latte (Rosh adores these and has subsequently got me addicted!)  chatting about her love for Dante Aligheri and how she’s preparing for this very prestigious exhibition starting this week.

What do you love about being a jewellery designer and how did you get into fashion? 

I love creating pieces with a story, and seeing that story told in different ways on different people.
As for how I got into fashion; it all happened very organically. I studied French and Italian literature at university, and always wanted to do something that was both creative and strategic. Whilst studying Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’ at university, I started making a piece of jewellery for every canto, and that’s how it began! I was never gunning to be in the fashion industry, I just wanted to create a successful business. 

Stalked: Arantxa Morcillo, Emerging Fashion Designer

Posted on Monday, 16 February 2015

Recently I connected with the very interesting up and coming fashion designer Arantxa Morcillo. We chatting over email while she explained she sadly couldn't pop by to see me for a little 'street style' shoot because she was currently overlooking the stunning South America landscapes as she travelled around the continent designing her next collection!! Excitement I thought, as I promptly inquired whether she would be happy to share her primary designs with me and my darling readers?! She agreed, so here is a little glimpse into the next collection!!

Let me first tell you more about this interesting designer.... Arantxa Morcillo was born in Madrid, before she moved to London attracted to the creative metropolitan environment and started her studies in fashion in 2011. Since the beginning of her career she has presented a genuine curiosity to experiment with materials, forms and silhouettes. 

From the beautiful terrane of South America here is a little insight into this emerging designer and her next collection.

Stalked: Polina Charalambous, Emerging Fashion Designer.

Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015

One of my biggest passions when blogging is interviewing todays emerging designers and in the run up to London Fashion Week all eyes are on these guys! I've selected a few of my favourites, starting with the lovely Polina, who graduated this year. Born and raised in Cyprus, Polina Charalambous is a designer that believes inspiration comes in a variety of forms from books, poetry and music, to personal ideas, thoughts and experiences. 

I caught up with her for a stroll along the Embankment and chat about her current work.

What do you love about being a designer and how did you get into fashion?

All disciplines of design act as a form of expression mainly for the designers but also for the people that choose to interact with it by seeing it, using it, reposting it and wearing it. People wearing my garments to express their mood, feelings, opinions, style and anything really.. it can’t get much better than that.


Designer Focus: Tessa Packard And Her Fat Free Gems

Posted on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Recently one of my favourite emerging jewellery designers, Tessa Packard, released her latest SS15 collection, and what a fun one it is! I caught up with her to sneak a peep at her sketch book and find out more about her latest collection, titled 'Fat Free'.

What was your main inspiration?

English penny sweets were the main source of inspiration, along with the Pop Art movement which iconised the mundane or the perishable in a way never seen before, transforming these objects into timeless and much sought after valuables.


Stalked: Sabrina Percy, Artist

Posted on Monday, 9 February 2015

Recently I did a blog post for the yoga brand Lululemon, on the Chelsea born artist Sabrina Percy. This talented and very gorgeous lady was commissioned by Lululemon to produce a piece of work for their new Kings Road store. She was inspired by the quintessentially British aspects of the ‘Royal Borough’ and even included traditional English animals with a comic edge, such as the yoga posing pheasants, foxes, and stags.

I caught up with Sabrina for a coffee next to a log fire at The Builders Arms, a homely pub just off the Kings Road to talk about her home exercise regime, art and why she loves the versatility of her Lululemon wardrobe.

How would you describe you style?

I would say my style is very laid back. It has to be comfortable. If I’m not comfy and don’t feel comfortable wearing it, then I’m probably not leaving the house. I think because of my Height (6”2), I let the height do all the talking and let what I’m wearing take a back seat. If I’m going out I always veer as close to smasual  (smart/casual) as I think I can get away with. Heels aren’t a no no, but I want to be able to walk, dance and run if needs be.

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