Wednesday, 29 July 2015

"FASHION FADES, STYLE IS ETERNAL"- YVES SAINT LAURENT

Yves Saint Laurent

                                                 
I was recently set the task from the people over at Farfetch to create a look based around the the iconic Saint Laurent Le Smoking Tuxedo jacket. The task was all about creating a look from the french designer, Yves Saint Laurent, which is timeless in style and can can be re-invented to be worn for eternity.

With the french designers famous words, "Fashion fades, style is eternal" in mind, I picked items from Farfetch's collection that would be cherished in my wardrobe forever.

Saint Laurent is known for it's impeccably flawless tailoring, therefore I wanted to accentuate the structured tux by matching it with some tailored shorts. I feel a tux combo is an empowering item for all women to have and hold on to. Nothing shouts #girlboss like a woman in a suit.

Oh how I yearn for these black and white loafers. These, with the combination of the striped shirt, reflects the chic french background of the designer. Stripes also never age and EVERYONE and ANYONE looks fantastic in this pattern *briefly thinks about tall bearded men wearing striped shirts...*.

I think you could be wearing this outfit as a young, thriving 20 year old fashionista, about to head to your first Parisian fashion show or a 60 year old chic-on-fleek-even-if-your-hips-don't-meet fashion icon and still be envied from onlookers in the same way.

Final note: My rules for investing in timeless wear:

  1. Keep it monochrome
  2. Tailored to fit
  3. Aim for simple but still a statement.

Check out: Farfetch Yves Saint Laurent collection and the Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition at The Bowes Museum

          
                                                 

                                    

Monday, 20 July 2015

KNIT CULOTTES


CULOTTES zara (similar here)// TOP topshop// TRAINERS adidas// NECKLACE* never go naked

JOSEPH PRE SS AND AW COLLECTION

PRE SS16


AW 15


EEEP. 

The new Joseph AW 15 and Pre SS 16 collection gets me all hot and giddy like a child thinking about Christmas at the peak of Summer.

The Summer collection is made up of stoney hues and bold textures such as suede and nylon (just look at that suede jumpsuit!). I love the exaggerated sports feel of the collection with the use of oversized windbreakers juxtaposing against the floaty, pleated skirts.

The creme de la creme however for me, is the knitwear that features in the AW 15 collection. It's frumpy layering at it's finest yet sexy due to the splits that line the seam of the skirts.

Joseph Fashion nails "androgynous femininity" like no other designer. Now all I need is that spare coupla' hundred squid...

Check out the rest of the collection here.


Sunday, 19 July 2015

90'S DUNGAREES


DUNGAREES episode vintage (similar here)// TOP zara// TRAINERS stan smiths// SUNGLASSES ray ban

If there is one thing I can never say no to, it's good food. Even if it takes 2 hours of covering pretty much all of Amsterdam by bike...

Location

This is pretty much what happened to my friends and I yesterday when we ventured off to find Trek Food Festival in Amstel park. With nothing but hungover hungriness to keep us motivated, none of us wanted to back down at the thought of the different types of food that could await us in the depths of Amstel Park.

The festival offers delicious food and an attractive 50's southern style aesthetic. There was even a Barbers offering haircuts! SO cool and so worth going to if you're located in Holland (the festival is traveling to eight different locations in Holland).

Outfit

Ahhhh these dungarees! I feel like a member of of Kriss Kross and that brings me much joy. It's safe to say, I will not be taking them off anytime soon.





PINSTRIPE


TROUSERS zara (similar here)// TOP river island (similar here)// SANDALS h&m// SUNGLASSES ray ban

Photos by Melissa Fernie

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend María Clè Leal's first ever fashion show in the Netherlands as part of Amsterdam Fashion Week. For her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Fragile, María Clè Leal presented a delicate, ephemeral and feminine collection. Focussing on the silhouette of the dress and the skirt, it played heavily with volume and proportion. The collection was beautifully ethereal, which was mirrored in atmosphere from a stunning opening ballet performance. Above are some of my favourite pieces from her collection!