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 

         

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Colourful culottes

  

It’s ever so nearly that time of year when there is guaranteed daily sunshine..I wish. But when your not sure what the weather is going to surprise you with, these colourful culottes will take you from day to night but also rain or shine. Teamed with sandals, loafers or heels and a plain white tee and you are sorted for any occasion. 

I’m lusting over topshop’s colourful tropical prints but on my ultimate wish list is Mango’s denim pair. These are unique and quirky and will leave you oozing classy and cool. I’m sure they will become more and more popular but for now, take that step and be your own fashion inspiration.

If your not brave enough to try the culotte, there’s always the summer palazzo pant or maxi skirt that will combat any wardrobe worries.

What’s your favourite pair on the high street?

 

Summer weddings sorted

The dreaded dilemma of what to wear for a summer wedding.

For a start, there’s no guarentee that the wet stuff won’t begin to fall and ruin your short and sleeveless summer tea dress and make you feel utterly ridiculous when your stiletto’s begin to sink into the wet grass. Whats more, is it normal to go more casual or is the prom queen-style dress still the preferential choice. What do you do to combat every situation in order to have a perfect day?

1. Above all, stay classy: A wedding is made up of sitting, walking, eating, drinking and dancing, therefore the number one rule is to be comfortable but try to remain looking effortless all day and night.

2. Shoes: Stiletto’s are just a no no, unless you are wonder woman and can survive 10 hours with your feet stuffed into uncomfortable 6″ heels. Instead, go for a statement chunky sandal to compliment a simple dress or a strappy nude block heel to prevent overpowering your outfit. If you still can’t hack the heels don’t be ashamed to pull out your flats when the dancefloor is calling. However there are some perfect printed courts on the high street recently so it’s worth a look.

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Top Row (left to right): Primark £12. Topshop £59. J.Crew £240. Asos £42.

Bottom Row (left to right): Asos £35. Office £60. Office £65. Asos £40.

3. Hair: a simple up-do will stay in place throughout the day and through a potential long journey to the reception venue. Plus, it will not be affected by any suprise gales that come your way. Whereas hair that is left down may begin to misbehave during the day without any notice leaving you in a sticky situation.

4. Dress: Here’s where it gets tough so I’ve picked out a few of my faves from the highstreet to make the decision a lot easier. Don’t forget to take a simple throw on jacket for the evenings.

5. Accessories: The saying ‘less is more’ is definitely true. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it.

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Left to right: Warehouse £80. Whistles £120. Topshop £55. Topshop £98. Oasis £65. Primark £15.

All white everything

White denim is a must have this summer. From the perfect knee length skirt with button detailing to exaggerated ripped boyfriend jeans, denim is an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe. 

Initially I wasn’t a fan of the almost illuminous, pristine white denim, but worn in the correct way it completes any summer outfit. I particularly love oversized denim jackets. This new take on the everlasting Levi’s denim version is a welcomed arrival. Whether you are wishing for a casual day look with platform sandals or prefer an evening option with colourful pointed courts, white denim is the new staple piece for this summer. 

Hot on the high street: Urban outfitters have some great girlfriend jeans in store right now. New Look have a mini denim skirt which is a perfect throw on piece. Zara have frayed denim in all shades of beautiful garments. 

denim_edited-1 Top Tips for Denim:

  • Don’t buy too cheap; true denim is worth paying for (it will last a lifetime).
  • Look out for details; denim details add intricate finishing touches to what appears to be a standard garment.
  • DIY; don’t be afraid to add rips/embellishment to your garments to make a statement.
  • Double Denim; try it and don’t regret it.

Payday wish list


I’ve had a weekend lusting over these new items from high street and high end (in my dreams). Loving the muted tones with pops of vibrant limes and corals, especially this H&M skirt which has a designer feel about it but is only £40! Perfect to glam up any existing drab winter wardrobe. Whilst the weather is still deciding whether it is winter or summer, these staple classics will combat any outfit dilemmas.

From left to right: Sleeveless dust coat, Topshop £42. Grey asymmetrical tee, Whistles £45. Black D ring tapered trousers, Topshop £42. Statement necklace, Lipsy £22. Perspex sunglasses, Valentino £246. Silver clutch, Lulu Guinness £95. White sandals, Office £25. Lime skirt, H&M £40.

Balmain X H&M

Due to launch in stores and online worldwide on 5th November 2015, the collaborative collection is already eagerly awaited.

The excitment arises due to Balmain being infamous for high end couture designs that are directed towards a specific customer audience. When bringing this to the mass market, everything changes. This allows everyone to have instant access to a luxury branded garment, at a H&M price point (well, there abouts). As with H&M’s previous collaborations with the likes of Karl Largerfield and Alexander Wang, these pieces of affordable luxury have continually been a huge success.

The one risk of a collaboration like this is the possibility that Balmain as a brand would lose its exclusivity and couture detailing when attempting to apply this to high street concepts. On the other hand you could also say it may attract new fans and followers to the already well established ‘Balmain Army’. Rousteing has already made a huge impact on Instagram and has a huge fan base, clevery communicating to the social media audience. He believes this is a unique opportunity to introduce not only his fans, but a wider audience to the world of Balmain.

With Women’s and Men’s collections due to be releasesd, there will no doubt be queues outside shops and a scramble to the pieces when they finally arrive in stores. Until then, the speculation of what’s to come will be the question everyone is asking.

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.

Into the Unknown…

It has been an extremely busy month with lots of collaborations!
My latest with photographer Vicky Chambers was set in an abandoned swimming pool venue.
This shoot combined reality with a sense of disillusion with an eerie nature. I love the unusually unique perspective shown and believe it created an extremely exceptional shoot.

Model: Phoebe Reuben.

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