I flipping love the new Agyness Deyn collection for Dr Martens. Equally, I have loved all her past collections but I think maybe this one a tiny bit more. Mainly because of the lookbook. But the clothes are nice too. With old school badges sewn onto boots, I'm tempted to jazz up my old, plain, Dr Martens. Inspired by the whole Los Angeles surf culture, there's some (seriously awesome) sandals, baseball tops and camera satchels- funky, but still with the whole traditional Dr Martens feel. Deep navy, mustard yellow, oxblood with bright palm tree prints.
Here's a load of items that I've been looking at for ages and could probably afford if I didn't spend all my money in Greggs. Sad, but true. I have been after a proper 'sophisticated' coat for ages, and one that's warm too, I don't seem to actually own a warm coat. There was that one in Topshop ages ago that I kept on looking at but never bought so now there's a giant big coat shaped hole in my life. I saw this one in COS which is beautiful but expensive, but not as nice as this one from Whistles. Excuse me whilst I die from lack-of-having-beautiful-coat in my life. This bag I keep on looking at too, I need a big bag that holds everything- and as bags go it isn't too expensive either. Black Converse because all my shoes are ballet pumps which look weird with socks meaning I always have flippin freezing toes. Denim dress because pretty. Jeans because you can never have enough jeans. Hello Kitty + Instax, must have in my life. Floral black top because I like flowers and I like black.
There you go, I have just justified to you (or myself) why I need all these items.
Ay University saving ain't going well.
now playing: this (guess who I went to see last night??)
Florals because it's spring yaaaaaaaaaaa. TOO MUCH IMAGINATION! I collected these pictures recently from Pinterest and thought I'd shove them into blog post form. I feel like this summer I need to invest in a new floral-y dress so this is some inspiration, so I can get unrealistic expectations of an imagined dress that I'll never be able to find IRL. Happens to me every time. Or while I'm at it, I can also get upset about the fact that I'll never be able to find a flowery umbrella (or what's the word for a summery umbrella? for sun instead of rain? the word has totally escaped me) as intense/awesome as the first image, to wear with my flowery socks, flowery dress and flowery shoes (also imagined). Definitely think this is still an obsession triggered from my trip to Kew Gardens, Big botanical/tropical prints are on my mind. In other news, really wanna start pressing flowers.
Let's see how many plant related words I managed to squeeze into the space of a paragraph.
Love me some Lomography every now and then. This funky camera's from Surfdome and I absolutely love it, well, it's not very often you get a camera with 9 LENSES. Casual. Everything looks better when you can see it 9 times anyway. Like most Lomography camera's, it takes 35mm film (which you can get really cheap from Poundland, by the way!) and like every time I use an analogue camera, I forget to either turn the flash on, meaning the picture will never appear! Or what's better, taking photos with the lens cover still on. I'll never learn. Anyway, here are a couple of the prints from a day out to Ikea and stuff. Such a cool camera, especially for close ups.
Basically I lost my camera remote so I had to do the whole 10 second time thing running backwards and forewards which was loads of fun, so if the photos are half out of focus/a bit blurry I do apologise. Anyway, this beautiful smock dress (nope, still not over them) I picked up from TK Maxx last Thursday. It's a lovely fit, with a statement zip down the back and I think the daisy print has a kind of retro feel to it. I attended the grand opening of their brand new store in Nottingham last week, it's by IKEA that way (if you're from Nottingham you'll know where I mean) and it is MASSIVE. I'm not gonna lie, TK Maxx is the place I head to in town when I'm waiting for the bus and go to have a nosy around, and I'm always surprised by the amount of wicked designer brands in there for super cheap. My favourite finds included a Marshmallow fluff, an epic paddington bear style waterproof mac and a lovely grey cardigan from United Colours of Benetton.
Unit 14 Giltbrook Retail Park NG16 2RP, worth checking out!
Not a Prada, food more like. I was so surprised by how many people bought the things that I put online a couple of weeks ago, so I've dug out another bunch of items if any of you wanted to give them a better home! There's some American Apparel in there as well as Urban Outfitters...check it out check it out (and all the details are at the top!)
There's being fashionably late (lol geddit?), and then there's being so late that you're just taking the mick. I am the second of the two with this London Fashion Week post. I wouldn't say I'm a dedicated fashion follower, I catch the odd show here and there but tend to live it through instagram. Although I do like the catwalk shows, I much prefer all the behind the scenes photos with all the mood boards, clothes rails and polaroids. I've put together a couple of my favourite shows from London Fashion Week, I think these were my favourite, but to be honest I've left it so late now that I can't remember what I have and haven't watched.
Meadham Kirchoff because how many catwalks do you watch that look like a scene from blind date/a fancy dress box? With night gowns, two piece skirt suits, exaggerated shapes and lace, the latest collection terrifies me and reminds me one of those horror films with the freaky dolls, but equally c'est tres eighties and funky. Eighties meets gothic. Nice combo. Can you tell that I have no idea what I'm talking about or do you think I'm handling it quite well? Note to self, must buy myself a veil, for reals......outfit post........coming soon (I iz sO AW14)
Paul Smith because ever since going to his exhibition at the Design Museum I've been really interested in his whole kind of beginnings, thought process and things. His collection reminded me of when you can't find your pyjama bottoms so you have to wear an odd top, but more 70's and traditional. And not the kind of pyjama top you'd wear to bed but instead a posh dinner or something. Also need a cool navy polo neck.
Ashish because I think Chloe Norgaard is queen, prom queen more like. Quite literally in this whole Prom inspired collection. Tulle skirts with matching chiffon jumpers are cool as well as denim with frills and frays. If you see me walking around with a massive bow sewn to my jumper any time soon, you'll know why. Whilst wearing sequins, of course.
Orla Kiely every season because her collections are always beautiful. Set in London, there were cobbled streets, newspapers and umbrellas with beautiful t-bar shoes to match. Lovely pastels jumpers along with the most sophisticated coats with oversized buttons and collars. Must grab myself a pair of white tights.