Tag Archives: high street

Garance Doré for Zara

17 Nov

The New York Times called her ‘the guardian of all style’, she is a photographer, an illustrator, blogger, genius and an idol of mine. In 2011 she illustrated a special edition cover of Elle magazine and I won a copy, I was in love.

IMG_1978.JPG One of my other fashion loves is Zara, I’m constantly getting carried away when presented with such a focused, stylish, sleek store on the high street. So many outfits, so little time!
Put Garance Doré and Zara in the same sentence and you’ve already got my avid attention before I even see the photographs.
I was shopping in Zara Liverpool (buying gold shoes and grey knitwear) when I saw the lovely, fun, ever so stylish pictures of Garance blown up to epic proportions on a wall sized screen.

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Go and check out what I’m all a fussing about at the constant source of inspiration that is GaranceDoré.fr and if you want to buy something gorgeous to wear don’t forget zara.com.
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OOTD Denim & Knit

15 Nov

I felt like giving my mid-week work attire a bit of a casual twist with a bit of denim this week. I teamed my Primark knitted navy v-neck jumper with a H&M faded denim shirt and black bandage skirt (also H&M).
The outfit felt neat enough for the office, which is quite relaxed on clothing anyway and a little bit preppy which I love.

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Natural makeup and nails in a dark maroon Topshop varnish and I was ready to go!
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Treasures New & Old

27 Oct

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A Saturday spent in the countryside in a small town called Ironbridge meant a trip to a second hand book shop. I adore whiling away the time searching for old treasures and this time came home with a couple of great ones.

I can’t wait to start reading Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek and Hotel Berlin by Vicki Baum.

After returning to Liverpool I had a short look around the shops on Sunday and picked up this lovely, oversized, envelope clutch from Primark for just £3!

With the opening of the newly improved Zara Liverpool I was able to buy a replacement handbag perfume after using one bottle up entirely, this is Zara Rose and costs £7.99 for 50ml. Using this as one of my daily scents means I can save my special fragrances for memorable occasions.

The pencil was a gift from my lovely best friend and has the Sex and the City quote ‘this love stuff is a motherfucker’. My best friend knows that I have the ability to pluck a Sex and the City quote from my mind to fit almost any situation and this is certainly one I see myself using a lot!

Finally I’ve included a bottle of Topshop nail varnish in ‘Middle Child’, my sister gave me this in my birthday. I am the middle of three girls so it’s perfect and I just love the amazing colour!

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Alexander Wang performs for H&M

23 Oct

H&M do designer collaborations well, the first by Karl Lagerfeld back in 2004 set the bar high with sleek black tailored pieces and egotistical white tees adorned with the face of Mr. Lagerfeld himself. Amaze.

Another highlight for me was the Maison Martin Margiela collection in 2012 which featured oversized casuals (my fave) and a fabulous pair of mirror ball leggings, who wouldn’t want them?!

Due for release into H&M stores on 6th November 2014 Alexander Wang’s hotly anticipated performance/fashion collection is set to be a hit in and out of the gym. Relaxed shapes and a neutral colour palette make the pieces accessible to a wide audience and with a broad range of price tags there will be something for almost everyone.

Outfit Illustration of items from the collection.

Outfit Illustration of items from the collection by me.

Speaking about the collection Mr Wang said ‘it doesn’t matter If you’re a luxury customer or an H&M customer- if you need gym clothes, if you work out, if you’re active, there’s a piece for everyone’ and isn’t that just what designer/high street collaborations should be all about?

Here are my key pieces…

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This neon trim top would look fierce for a workout but could look great as part of a sports-luxe outfit layered over a figure fitting black sheath dress, an easy wardrobe addition at £27.99.

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I’m in love with these leather trousers, the shape is perfect but I must admit, with their £179.99 price tag I’m probably going to have to live without them (sobs).

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These Freja boots from Wangs own label 2010 spring/summer collection have had a rework in scuba fabric and are definitely not a pair of shoes to pop on for spinning class! I’m imagining these with a full ladylike skirt and loose knit jumper for a bit of a tough edge. Boots £149.99.

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If you want everyone to know you’re wearing Wang then I’d make this my purchase of the collection, in soft grey marl with a slightly cropped shape I am a little in love with this and think it would look just perfect with a slouchy pair of vintage 501’s.

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The last item on my Wang wish list is this gorgeous yoga mat. I am after all a self confessed yogi and at £34.99 how could I resist. Namaste.

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