Although I find that trends are a bit shallow, I put down my morals this season. I must admit that I am very into some of this season's crazes. The reason being, is that I can use the 'I liked that before it was cool' saying. I felt pretty proud when I saw that loads of the trends of the season that were things that I had been into way before it was cool.
Scroll through at your pleasure:
I've seen it coming: the increase in the fluffy angora-type jumpers on sale in Topshop and asos, the baby pink, then the whole tartan pleated kilts. It's something that pains me to think about: The fashion of the (early-ish) noughties.
When I think noughties fashion, asides from Christina Aguilera's shameful fashion mishaps, I think of this kind of Lindsay Lohan chick flick fashion a la Mean Girls. It's pink, it's mini and it's regrettable.
What springs to mind when you think of the fashion of the noughties? Do you think this is a worthy comeback or a regrettable trend?
* After-note- it's actually growing on me. Should I be concerned?
I can't believe it's already September. Although it's always sad when Summer ends, (shorter days- dark walks home from school *sighs*) Autumn is definitely an exciting season and a chance to start a new school year and wrap up warm. Here are a few things to look forward to this September:
'IT' By Alexa Chung - Have you ever found yourself in serious sartorial muddle and asked yourself, 'What would Alexa do?' Fear not because Alexa's first ever book writing endeavour should answer just that. The new book, out on the 5th, is a combination of her writings, doodles and photographs, explaining everything to how to get dressed in the morning to her style inspirations. A perfect book to sit on one's coffee table along with the latest issue of Vogue.
IOS 7 - September 10th marks Apple's day of exciting announcements. Although it is all but rumours, I am particularly excited about news of the release of a cheaper iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5C. From various websites, it appears that the cheaper iPhone will still be very expensive. While some sites speculate £300 to £400, others claim it comes at a more affordable £100 with a contract ( which may result to about £400 anyway).
I am curious to see what they have cut down on in order to sell it cheaper without shifting attention and demand from the new, full-blown iPhone. My hopes are that is is on the cheaper end, has a good camera and runs on the new IOS 7.
London Fashion Week - Yes, it is that time of the year. The likes of Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Unique and Sophia Webster will be showcasing their Spring/ Summer looks starting from the 13th.
Aila Wang - Alexander Wang's niece Aila is giving Suri Cruise and Harper Beckham a run for their money. She is by far the best dressed toddler I have ever seen. She's been seen to wear mini versions of his creations, such as that famous minimalist, floaty, black dress and a mini rocco bag. I am so extremely jealous.
The return of Shelly's of London - Although it was before my time, apparently Shelly's was all the rage twenty odd years ago. Helping define mod in the swinging sixties and then grunge in the nineties. Well, it's back! It's apparently been scooped up by Aldo who has brought it back to life. It is possible that this brand may be reincarnated and continue to define decades to come ( or maybe it will flop! We'll see!).
As I am a die-hard fast food fan, going to America definitely is a treat. During my visit, I chowed down on all things unhealthy. From burritos to burgers and pulled pork to pies, I thoroughly enjoyed stuffing my face.
set made on polyvore,images courtesy of pinterest
I just knew Cara would be on the cover. And here you have it: Vogue has released the an image of cover of the upcoming first edition of Miss Vogue out on Monday 6th.
Pictures from http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/bibby-sowray/TMG10029729/British-Vogue-unveils-Miss-Vogue.html
There's not a huge amount of information known about the new publication, but it can be bought with it's 'mother,' regular Vogue. It's quite fitting to see Cara, personifying the teen mag with Mossy gracing the mama mag. After all, she has been named the new Kate Moss (apparently, much to Kate's annoyance) lol.
pictures from http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/bibby-sowray/TMG10029729/British-Vogue-unveils-Miss-Vogue.html
Up - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer
IT'S OOUUTTT!!! Yes, I am one of those weird people who like Hunger Games. That is all.
Down - Generic male hairdresser fashion.
Think Danny O' Donoghue. The components of this look include a low v neck t shirt, a waistcoat and combat boots. So JLS and One Direction circa 2010. Not a good look then, not a good look now.
It is fitting to say we are now in Spring. March was an Arctic blast, meaning Winter dragged out for longer than usual. April boasts temperatures over 5 degrees, (score) which is pretty much a heat wave here. Here are my 4 things to look forward to this Spring:
1. The Great Gatsby - Possibly the most prolonged cinema release in history, but it's out on the 18th of May. (hopefully). Baz is sure to make it suitably (and possibly unnecessarily) epic and the fashion world is awaiting the Prada costumes. Gasp.
2. Miss Vogue UK - I am thrilled they are releasing a British 'Teen Vogue' called Miss Vogue. I have been dreaming about this for ages. I do like Teen Vogue and all, but I am really longing a home-grown version with all the Brit kids and all the current London-ness. Out 6th May with regular Vogue.
3. The British Spring Time - April showers and what not. Get your brolly out.
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Musical - After the success of Matilda, Roald Dahl's classic tale is too becoming a west end must-see. This upcoming musical uses the songs from the 1971 film (the best one in my opinion) along with some newly written ones. This is out sometime in May.
During an outing to the fabulously hipster Brick lane, I bagged myself an old gem. Probably sitting in some dusty attic for years, (that would explain the smell...) this vintage Barbour proves to be one of my best purchases. Not only does she fit snug but she is also pure wool and was crafted with TLC somewhere deep in the Scottish highlands. Isn't she fine?
and there are elbow patches...