Monday, 27 February 2012

Burberry Prorsum LFW show

I know the show was a while ago, but I was doing this for uni so spent a good bit of time editing it first.

 




Guests to the Burberry Prorsum show arrived to the show space in Hyde Park to find a large Greenhouse, which gave the sense of being in the middle of the country, while in fact being in the centre of London, and this highlighted the recurring theme of the entire show. Clothes which seem office appropriate were teamed with coats which wouldn’t be out of place in the countryside, and Flat caps.
Not only does it have country chic written all over it, the collection and the show seemed quintessentially British, just like the brand itself. The entire setting gave the event the feel of a garden party and the celebrities on the front row were extremely British, from Alexa Chung to Samantha Cameron, and Will young to Rosie-Huntington Whiteley.

The Grey and Beige were the colours of the key pieces, but everything was truly brightened up by accents in mustard and deep purple, including belts and handbags as well as the stripes on the bottom of dresses and coats. This meant that usually dull colours were left looking anything but dull!

The collection was entirely feminine with gorgeous silhouettes, and cinched in waistlines. There were lace pencil skirts with peplums hitting three trends all at once. These were teamed with cute t-shirts featuring cartoon animals on the front which paired professional looks with playful looks.

The accessories of the collection were playful as well, from the Bow belts to the floral prints, the collection is the height of femininity. The studded leather gloves and heeled shoe boots were a constant feature throughout the show and highlighted how versatile they were as they went with everything on show.

As the show ended something it suddenly started raining heavily outside, but only on the Burberry showspace, and inside the marquee fake snow started falling, the models came out carrying striped umbrellas in coordinating colours, that matched the stripes featured on some of the clothes.

The show and the clothes- brilliantly British even down to the weather.

Photos Courtesy of Style.com

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

McQ lfw show 2012

McQueen has long been known for spectacular fashion shows, not just in terms of the clothes on display, but also in the amazing drama involved in the show itself. from a holographic Kate Moss in 2006, to the Spray painted white dress in 1998, This seasons London Fashion Week show is up there with the rest of them.

With Autumn Leaves scattered along the catwalk, There certainly was an autumnal feel to the show all around. There was a military feel to the clothes, and a colour scheme of Deep reds, greens, and blacks.

the show started out mild as McQueen shows go, the finale was truly something else....
A model walks down the catwalk dressed as a bride, when the lights go down, and she wanders into a forest, full of falling leaves, and then ends up in a shed. it's bonkers, it's spectacular and it's genius all at once.
McQ Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
The Finale in which the bride disappears into a shed in the forest!

The finale aside, there are many of the clothes which were outstanding, with their full Skirts and massive net underlays, and belted jackets keeping silouhettes tailored and structured.

one dress which largely stood out for me was the dresses which appeared to be made of Flowers. Stunningly beautiful, and completely feminine, they are exactly what a girl needs in the winter to brighten up their day.
McQ Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Sarah Burton takes feminine florals to a new level. 
This collection has Sarah Burton written all over it, while still holding true to the McQueen asthetic, and, as she explained, the way to make McQ work is to start with the assumption that clothes should be beautiful, at any price. I think, the way she has managed to make it work, is that she has taken the key areas of the McQ aesthetic, but put her own twist on them, and I think that this makes it a stunning collection! 


McQ Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Sarah Burton has kept the Gothic feel of McQ while
adding her own touches to the collection
Photos: Style.com

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Marni for H&M excitement!

So high street/designer collaborations are a massive hype recently it seems, from Topshop and Mary Katrantzou to Versace for H&M, and now, H&M are collaborating again, this time with italian based design house, Marni.
I for one, was extremely excited when I heard about this a while ago, and then this morning when I checked my facebook, vogue had released the pictures of the collection, and I am now more excited than ever!

I love the bold, colourful prints, the gorgeously embellished Collars and the Chunky heeled shoes. I NEED one of these collars in my Wardrobe, like seriously!

White Or Black? Just cant Decide! Sequinned collars- £19.99 each
Pink and Yellow Bow top and Brown and White Bow Top- £39.99 each

Striped Wool Cardigan- £49.99 and Green Patterned silk Dress- £69.99

Black Chunky Heel sandals, and White Chunky Heel Shoes -£69.99 each

The Collection Hits H&M stores on March 8th and Newcastle is one of the stores stocking it so I may just have to queue! To find out if your local store will be stocking the collection click here.

Photos from Vogue.co.uk

Monday, 13 February 2012

Topshop Makeup Shopping Spree.




Lipstick in 'Innocent'-Lipstick and eyeliner- Bag- Swatches- Cute box.

Took a little trip into Newcastle on Sunday with Melody for a days shopping, and then a cheeky little Nando's of course!
While browsing in Topshop I had a look at the makeup stand, after having heard very good reviews of it from lots of people. I wanted some new Lipstick and Some brown Eyeliner, and bought an eyeliner Kohl in 'Saddle', and a lipstick in 'Innocent'.
I find Topshop to be overpriced a lot of the time, so naturally was expecting the makeup to follow suit, however, was pleasantly surprised to find that they are all extremely reasonably priced, with the Lipstick costing  £8.00 and the Eyeliner costing £4.00
I love this lipstick. I was a bit unsure of the colour at first, and felt it was a bit bright as it comes out very pink when its on, and slightly reminded me of a Barbie, but I warmed to it and now I absolutely love it. Its very moisturising, and doesn't dry out your lips, and the pigmentation is good.
The eyeliner I also love, its not as brown as I was hoping for, but more of a bronze colour, but I still like the colour, it applies nicely, and smudges really well.
The packaging of Topshop makeup is so cute, and I love how simple it is, yet it still manages to look quirky. it does mark really easily though, just had the lipstick in bag at uni for two hours and already marks on it. Oh well, I am just clumsy like that!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Candy coloured fashion

Pastels and candy colours are all over the high street this season, and my favourite collection featuring this colour palette is Louis Vuitton. 


Some of the pictures from Louis Vuitton's spring/summer campaign

One feature of this collection I especially love is the adorable collar which is featured on most of the Items. I have also seen it being worn by Alexa Chung on the cover of this months ELLE magazine.

I am personally a massive fan of Peter pan collars, and the girlier they are, the better! This one is adorable, and I am hoping to see similar styles on the high street this season. 
One thing that the high street are already emulating is the pastel colours, and they are everywhere. This Mint Sundress from topshop is the first item I'll be getting for Spring/Summer. The perfect pastel shade to pair with sandals for a daytime look or heels for a nighttime look. so easy to dress up or down.
Mint Sundress - £29.00 Topshop



Thursday, 2 February 2012

Soap & Glory "thick & fast" mascara: Review




























I am a massive fan of Soap & Glory Products and I have been using their Products for a long time, I swear by their body scrubs and they make my all-time favourite Lip-gloss. Therefore, when my March issue of ELLE came through my letterbox and it contained a free soap and glory mascara I was very excited to try it out.

First major thing I love about it is the brush. I really dislike the rubber brushes on most new mascaras, and I tend to stay well clear of them, so when I realised this was one of the mascara brushes I love using I got a bit over excited (Lame, I know!)

I love the consistency of the mascara, it is runny enough that you are able to apply several coats easily, but yet, It doesnt cause my eyelashes to clump together. It is a lovely deep black and I have no negative points about the mascara itself.

However, I did find the packaging disappointing as I love looking at soap & glory packaging because I find it quirky and nice to look at, but this is a small packaging so not much room for any of the usual stuff on it I suppose.

Usually retails at £10 but free with March issue of Elle. I would definitely pay £10 for this though!