My Two Pence into London Fashion Week

:: Victoria Victoria Beckham ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
 
The first collection which definitely caught my eye and I would say was a highlight for me, after scrolling the 'net through many of LFW's great exhibitions was the Victoria Victoria Beckham collection. I have to say, her collections are always something to lust after; I'm forever scrolling her website, dreaming of clutching one of her bags or rocking the patterned a-lines; though never have I the bank balance to fund anything by her (well I do have The Spice Girls greatest hits CD, does that count?!)  At first look, her collection seems trademark to her style; crisp and formal, though with bold colours that draw together the eye-catching patterns. The style of the collection was drawn from Moroccan influences (according to Vogue, who's going to argue with them, eh?!) and with the look of the loose fits, this seems evident. On the whole, as I say to myself, if its a collection of pieces I would be comfortable and love wearing, then its a love of mine - this collection is just that.. Posh Spice you didn't disappoint!!!
  
:: Burberry Prorsum SS16 ~ Ready-to-Wear
 
Next is the epitome of British design - Burberry; now this traditional line has always been a bit up and down in terms of me love for it. The traditional check has always seem to be a little (do I dare say) common. Though over the last few years the traditional check, as well as its extended 'Prorsum' label seemed to have been reinvented, now seeming to be elegant with a Brit-chic feel. This collection seemed sophisticated, with a high influences of black and nude shades - a big difference to the VVB's feel of bright bolds. On the whole, the collection drew comparisons to All Saints trademark feel of dark shades in my mind, though plenty of shape and fitted to bring shape and enhance the body - the dress on the left being drawn in at the waist to enhance the female shape.
 
:: Chloe - Pre ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear
 
With Chloe, I have to say, I haven't invested a lot of my time in the same way I scour the likes of Victoria Beckham's designs. Though, I have seen the latest lust of the Chloe Drew bag across social media platforms. Whilst looking through the latest fashion collections of the week, this one stood out prominently. I have to say, its the simplicity of the pieces that draws me in, with muted colours and loose fits - the use of nudes being very evident throughout. Though, some strips of animal print seemed to used, this showing signs of leopard or zebra making a more distinguished comeback this SS16 (though has it ever left?!) Overall, this collection seems to define (in my book) breezy, the laid back feel makes me sense relaxed - and who doesn't love relaxed, right?
 
:: Palmer//Harding ~ SS16 Ready-to-Wear

Finally, is brand new to me; though from this collection I will definitely do more homework in learning what's to do with this brand. On the surface, the airy designs are very pastel based, with a formal feel. Most noticeable of the styling of these pieces are the high necklines, I feel sometimes this type of neckline can seem unflattering, though Palmer//Harding seem to pull it off in a formal way, making a statement of the bold shape. On the whole, this collection drew a lot of interest to me, with the colours and shapes being pieces I would buy if it was a something on the shelves of a high street chain.

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The Book List #1

 

Not That Kind of Girl // Lena Dunham

 For the first time on this blog of mine I'm going to review a book (no harm in changing things up a bit, eh?) I'm not going to lie, I'm not the biggest book worm; you won't catch me reading for hours on end or come to me on advice on a good read for a winter. I'm more of a  person that goes through fazes, I could go months with out picking up even a single chapter then suddenly have a pile I want to read; I'm more the on and off book worm (if such a thing!)
Whilst in the airport on the way to Cyprus a few weeks back, I quickly pick this up in WHSmith after realising I had no book to read by the pool (prime reading time) I basically picked it up because it was pink and looked the kind of light-hearted girly book (kinda judged this book by its cover - don't kill me)
On the whole it was just that - a light hearted take on life by a women named Lena Denham. It's kind of a self help book in a way that she tells stories and scenarios of things that have happened in her life, telling her audience that 'this happened to me, so if it happens to you, don't feel bad about it' - well that's the narrative I got! She splits the book into five sections -  'Love & Sex', 'Body', 'Friendship', 'Work' & 'Big Picture' and talks through each section (as the cover reads) about what's she's learnt. As parts of the book are talked about 'to the point' and in raw detail which gives it a really truthful edge. Through the swearing and graphic scenarios Lena has got hear self in, it makes you smile and gives you spirit that its ok to be reckless and make mistakes. The cover had a little sticker that read 'creator and star of HBO's GIRLS' - and after reading this I series feel I need to watch Girls, because if the humour from this book is half as much as it is in Girls, then I feel I will have found a new series to guide me through life.

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All Them Stripes & Denim

So, its seems as if the second September has struck I'm back in the woollen tights, well to be honest I'd probably would have been wearing them all summer, bar a few days, though thick tights in mid-August doesn't seem acceptable.. but now. Now, its officially Autumn, which in a sense, makes me a bit sad. Because everything seems to happen so fast in the colder months and before you know it, its New Years Eve and you're having a serious 'wtf?' moment about time and how fast it goes.
Don't get me wrong, I love the novelties of the autumn months, especially since its someone's birthday come the 18th of this month wink wink! You know, the darker evenings, the cosy nights on the sofa etc etc etc. But, still it's just so much nicer when the sun is shining, at the end of the day.. Anyway, not to sound too British and lark on about the weather too much, here's an outfit I wore this week that is simple, yet has enough colour to not be fade into the background too much (oh we couldn't be having that; everyday a fashion show after all)
 
To not sound too much like a broken record, this outfit is all Zara, well bar the grey tights.. I actually stepped foot in somewhere other than Zara and ventured into Forever 21 (I know, I surprised myself too!)
The denim skirt has made an appearance before in one of my #ootd posts, but yano when an item of clothing is this beautiful, how can you not wear it more than once. I actually feel it has quite a autumnal vibe to it, as its quite thick denim (though it did look fine with a summer blouse before!) As for the striped blouse, its supposed to be a work blouse for when I start my office job, but that's
not beginning for another 3 weeks so I gave it a trial run this week! (note; its comfy and will do for work!) As for the boots, I mentioned them in my previous post, the camel colour (as I said) does in fact bring a little life to an outfit and gave it a little preppy-ish vibe...yay for camel suede!