Splurge v Steal Sophia Webster

I have just spotted these and had to share them with you.

If you haven’t heard of Sophia Webster, she designs absolutely beautiful shoes that you wouldn’t dare leave the house in. She also has amazing bags and accessories for every occasion!

However I have just seen an ASOS copycat version of her conversational speech bubble shoes. They aren’t as fabulous as the real deal but for a fraction of the price I would definitely purchase the ASOS ones.

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ASOS £16

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Sophia Webster £295

Grab them before they’re gone!

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AW15 Self Portrait

You may have heard of this incredible brand but if you haven’t, you have now!

Full of interesting lace and macrame, this designer brand really knows how to bring elegance and quirkiness to simple silhouettes. I love the uniqueness of the designs and the transparent sections that create illusions. The colours are vibrant and exciting and offer something unique to the market. The price points aren’t cheap but it really is worth those hard earned pennies.
My all time favourite piece is the Liliana Dress. With a cute collar and see through sections, this midi dress with little lace sleeves is a must have that you can’t find anywhere else, not even a knock off copycat version!image

The new AW15 collection is already online to preorder so get your name on the list before it’s too late. Here the cream of the crop, find them at http://www.self-portrait-studio.com

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Which will you be saving up for?

Vivienne Westwood X Cambridge Satchel

imageWhen I thought my love for Cambridge Satchels couldn’t become any greater I came across the collaboration with the world renound satchel company and top designer Vivienne Westwood. The simplicity of the print beautifully compliments the three available sizes and three bold colour combinations, everyone will have their own favourite. Available online or in Vivienne Westwood boutiques, I would grab your fave before they sell out. Prices start from £115, almost justifiable!
If your not tempted by the prints, here are my favourite statement satchels from the collection.

WARNING: There is currently a 50% off sale so it may leave you with empty pockets.

Feeling daring: Go for the fluoro satchel which will turn heads and surely brighten your wardrobe.image

Feeling different: Go for the new magnetic closures or zipped satchels which have easier accessibility and are a subtle twist on the classic.imageFeeling simple: instead of the classic satchel, the company also make cute over the shoulder bags with a simple clasp closure; perfect for a more formal look. My fave is the new cloud bag which has a scalloped edge.

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Which satchel would you choose?

Summer style

  

If you thought fruity fashion was so last year then think again. This year it’s back and it’s bigger than ever. From watermelons to lemons, high street to high end, sunglasses to skirts, printed fruit is everywhere you look so grab a must have whilst it’s hot. 

If your still not sure, there are plenty of low cost bargains to be found so grab a cheap and cheerful fashion find whilst they are still in stock.

Grunge ‘n’ Art feature

Finally it’s here!

Grunge ‘n’ Art magazine issue 3- Vision.

After a long and anticipated wait I have finally received my copy of the magazine which features my collection. It’s great to see my work in print and be featured with other new designers.  I love the feature and the images are great, many thanks to all that contributed behind the scenes.

Order it for yourselves at http://www.grungeandart.com 

         

Graduate fashion week, Day one

Graduate fashion week 2015. The newest generation of young design graduates are given an amazing opportunity for their garments to take centre stage. 

Saturday 30th May.

I travelled to London hoping to see new and exciting ideas on the catwalk. It was a beautiful sunny day and the Truman Brewery venue was a hub of fashion fans. Inside the event were tonnes of university stands, showing portfolios, garments and showcasing student’s work. Along with this, there was a live photography studio, 3D printing room and talks with designers and bloggers throughout the day to give advice and inspiration to the audience. To top this all off, upstairs, and a new addition this year, was the bar. A chance for gatherings to take place and prosecco to be drank, a cool and quirky spot for all. 

 I managed to go and see the Rochester and Birmingham City university shows. 

On the whole, I found many garments unique and interesting from both shows. Prints were a vibrant feature with some beautifully illustrated designs, teamed with heavy bass music it proved an exciting show. However many were very wearable and simple; In my eyes a catwalk is for over the top, exaggerated fashion that could be filtered down to the high street and to gain inspiration for trends. So I will admit that I was a little underwhelmed with some collections. I love to see inspiring pieces that are unique, eye catching and push the boundaries but I believe this year collections have been dramatically toned down.

Below are some of my favourites from the shows I managed to go to. 

1. Love the print scales and layering of this collection. It’s a classic girly dream with glitter and sequins on pretty silhouettes.   

  2. I really like the colour palette of this collection and particularly the masculine and oversized garments. The placement prints also added interest to the garments and gave them depth.   3. Inspiration of maybe America or Las Vegas, this collection seemed literal but had lots of impact. The models were turned into human signs with colourful slogans and wording. It was unique and humorous.   4. One of my favourite garments so far, the interesting mixture of textures saw a simple silhouette but amazing skill. I love the colours and matching shoes!  5. Embroidered mustard leather featured intricate work and skill. Again, a simple silhouette which left all the attention on the detail.   6. I really love this piece, a fine line between wearable and wonderful but the exaggerated pleating works really well. The floral print also compliments the fluid design.

 7. Stripes and spots? No, stripes and flowers! Love this collection. The prints were beautifully placed and the vibrant colours left this being my Number one lasting impression collection. 

 

Stay tuned for my round up of the best of the best over the complete four days of the shows. 

Who do you think should get an Award this year?

Be Exposed Issue 7

   

I had the pleasure of being involved with the 7th issue of Be Exposed Magazine. With the theme revolving around water my collection fitted perfectly. I had not seen the images before the release of the magazine so I was waiting in suspense for a very long time. 

  

Each time my garment is featured whether be a magazine or blog it really overwhelms me. This shoot shows effortless beauty and is powerful and subtle at the same time. Being featured with other designers is also a real pleasure.

   

 

The ‘meet the designers’ section included a double page spread about myself and an example of my work. Again, extremely amazing to see my name and work in print.  

Completed by a beautiful illustration of my work along with the other designers in the magazine. 

Big thank you to everyone involved with the magazine issue, I can’t thank you enough.   

To see the complete magazine, visit http://www.beexposed.co.uk.

Equilibrium 

After a long and exciting wait I can finally reveal my latest collaboration with Stylist Liv Davis is featured in Homework Magazine, Melbourne, Australlia. It sees photographer Adam Jones’ incredible talent of manipulating imagery and creating it into something more beautiful. 

See the full editorial at http://www.homeworkmagazine.com

   

             

Photographer: Adam Jones

Graphics: Max Richardson

Styling: Liv Davies

Makeup: Jocelyn Miller

Model: Amelia @ J’adore

London Photoshoot

I was asked to be part of a collaborative photoshoot in Camden Lock, London.

It was really great to be asked after being spotted at graduate fashion week and it was a lovely, fast paced day.

Sleek styling and a subtle setting was used to create a laid back but almost clashing outcome.

My garments were combined with high street pieces to give them a different aesthetic. It was interesting to see the stylist combine different textures with my pieces, making them look more wearable and high-street esque.

Stylist – Yanina Nikitina

Photographer – Rhian Cox
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