GUESS ASAP ROCKY COLLABORATION

“PASTELS, PINSTRIPES & LOGO TEES REIGN SUPREME”

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When it comes to collaborations within fashion, I’m honestly not usually the biggest fan as I tend to find them somewhat disappointing however the new Guess and ASAP Rocky collection is a pleasant surprise! (Saying that I do like the Fenty Puma & Rihanna Collections, the trainers in particular!)

Anyway, back to Guess and ASAP Rocky! I think the designers have mixed the two essences of both the brand and rapper well, so you can clearly see each of their vibes in the pieces. Moreover in past collections sometimes they tend to lead more to one side of the collab then the other, whereas with these pieces I think they have got the balance perfectly right.

I love the colour palette they have gone for, its mostly white with hints of blue and red, giving it a very retro, 70s Tumblr feel, which is a style which is very in at the moment.

I like the way the photos have been edited too, it is almost as if they have added a faded effect onto the photos, so they look more natural and as if they have been faded from being in the sun.

There are an awful lot of props and groups photos which I think sometimes have the danger of making campaigns look tacky, however they have done a great job of avoiding this and instead it looks more like a group of young friends with great style, aha. I like the casting of the models too as it is nice to see different ethnicities and beautiful curves as apposed to 6ft stick thin models. (Not that there is anything wrong with looking like that, it is just nice to see diversity. Everyone is beautiful in their own way and so it’s nice to see more and more people with different looks represented within fashion.)

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I also love the fact that ASAP Rocky is featured in the pictures too, just because why not? And it allows the consumer to see the images and think “Ah, I recognise him!” as some people might be familiar with what he looks like but not with his name.

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So overall I think this is an awesome collaboration which I am very impressed by!

Here are some of my favourite picks from it!

https://www.guess.eu/en/catalog/view/asap-rocky/women/aap-rocky-denim-jacket/w71n91dr902

https://www.guess.eu/en/catalog/view/asap-rocky/women/maxi-logo-t-shirt-aap-rocky/w71p78r1300

https://www.guess.eu/en/catalog/view/asap-rocky/women/maxi-logo-t-shirt-aap-rocky/w71p59r1300

https://www.guess.eu/en/catalog/view/asap-rocky/women/aap-rocky-flared-jeans/w71a268402z

 

Shop the collection here:

http://www.guess.com/guessoriginals/

 

 

 

 

Manchester.

I assume that you will be aware of what happened in Manchester recently. I just wanted to post a few words from Russel Brand’s Instagram that resonate with me well and also a clip from The 1975’s concert featuring Matty Healy speaking about the atrocity In a way of which I can relate to.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/the-1975-manchester-attacks-speech?bffbuk&utm_term=4ldqphz#4ldqphz

 

 

 

 

SNAP PANTS TREND

Here are some images showing various ways to style them to help give you some inspiration if you are unsure as to what to pair them with!
And of course, Kim Kardashian has already tried out this trend! As seen in the picture below.

NEW TRENDS- SNAP PANTS

I have seen recently a influx of a few new trends as well as ones which have seen before which seem to be coming back round again (Ugh, that makes me sound so old!) aha.

The first one is snap pants, which are basically a slight adaptation of the whole wearing joggers but in a more smart manner, for example with heels and crop tops. Moreover, snap pants tend to be wide legged joggers but with press studs going up each side, so you can literally undo them to your desired height, which in a way turns them into flares with splits at the side. I think these look really cool with fine strappy high heels and a designer bag to make the look more dressy.

Here are some links to some if you are interested in giving them a go!

http://www.nastygal.com/gb/snap-out-of-it-tear-away-pants/AGG98784.html?gclid=CMa9srahiNQCFRK3Gwod5XkL0w&istCompanyId=69261cc4-7f46-4829-8f09-f866ae5fee40&istBid=t&istItemId=xrripxqlwi

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/trouve-side-snap-track-pants/4469167

 

FISHNETS TREND

NEW TREND- FISH NETS

So it’s no lie that fish net tights have been around for a very long time, however the way in which they can be worn and styled is changing. For example, you probably used to associate them with goths or dare I say stripper type people (lol) but now they are worn on an everyday basis by lots of different people, so woohoo they have lost their stereotype!
Fishnets can be worn say underneath denim shorts for a casual look or in the evening with bodycon dresses. A new way I have seen people styling them, particularly on Instagram and Pinterest is to have them underneath ripped jeans and then with a crop top and the band of the tights pulled up high so you can see your stomach with the tights on show. I really like this look as I think it’s quite edgy and unique and can make a real statement. Another adaptation of the original trend is fishnet tights with diamontes on, which look really nice more so in the evening I would say and can make a rather plain outfit really stand out! And finally you can now get fishnet socks too!
I would advise on wearing these with trainers and ankle length moms jeans or loose trousers for a very Urban Outfitters style look. Again this has more of a day time vibe I would say but go ahead and experiment and even try them out with heels for the night time too!
And here are some links to buy them from.

http://m.asos.com/asos/asos-oversized-fishnet-ankle-socks/prd/3297635?=&affid=14179&channelref=product%20search&mk=abc&currencyid=1&ppcadref=761030380%7C39786621723%7Cpla-303404866474&gclid=CMHElt6piNQCFQMo0wod6dMBZA

http://dressedinlucy.com/over-sized-fishnet-ankle-socks/?utm_medium=googleshopping&utm_source=bc&gclid=CLfe4IWqiNQCFVAQ0wod3KILNQ

http://m.newlook.com/shop/womens/accessories/black-fishnet-tights-_530276301?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_5302802_CR_153555276131_DV_m_PPI_265662364698_TID_pla-265662364698&tmcampid=155&tmad=c&tmplaceref=UK_PPC_PLA_5302802_CR_153555276131_DV_m_PPI_265662364698&gclid=CJ-p5Z2qiNQCFe8V0wodfpIIug

http://m.newlook.com/shop/womens/accessories/black-diamante-fishnet-tights_534438401?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_5344411_CR_153555276131_DV_m_PPI_265662364698_TID_aud-276379132779:pla-265662364698&tmcampid=155&tmad=c&tmplaceref=UK_PPC_PLA_5344411_CR_153555276131_DV_m_PPI_265662364698&gclid=CNy7-sCqiNQCFYYV0wodb0IAOg

 

 

LANA DEL REY- DAZED MAGAZINE COVER

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Anyone who knows me knows how much of a fan I am of Lana Del Rey, so when she released a new song earlier this year titled “Love” and then another single recently “Lust for Life” with The Weeknd (another artist who I admire and saw on his tour last month which was amazing, he is a very talented guy who kept everyone excited and engaged throughout his whole set, even without any backing dancers or a band which I think just shows how great he is at what he does) anyway, lets just say I was more than excited!

Seen as she hadn’t released any music for a while I am very happy now to have two new beautiful songs to listen too! Moreover, when I saw her on the cover of DAZED magazine I just had to get it and it is now featuring in my bedroom along side to my I-D magazine with the one and only Justin Bieber on the front :))))))))

The photographs are great quality and I really love the way she has been styled as I think it fits perfectly with her image. Furthermore, for example, her earrings remind me of old Hollywood glamour as does the fur coat, but it is given a Lana Del Rey touch with the fur being purple and the size of the earrings being so OTT.

I think the use of faded lavender tones on the cover image itself is very pretty and even goes well with the white DAZED font and would make an amazing poster image or could be put onto merchandise and would look great. I would definitely wear it anyway, aha.

The first image of the spread itself I think has been composed well, I like how it is different to a standard page and the black background with the inverted white writing and image in the middle make it look like an album cover and has a very Tumblr-esque feel to it I would say, which I love and don’t understand why I don’t see a lot more people doing this.

On the image after that I like how they have put a quote over the top of the photo as it adds variety to the collection of images, but doesn’t overpower or detract from the photo itself.

I have noticed a theme of different textures which I think is nice what with the fur and the kind of frayed effect on the pink dress and in addition I think the images have been chosen well as they aren’t too samey but at the same time are clearly linked and go together well as a collection. The poses and facial expressions are different too in each image which I think shows good attention to detail and the smaller things which can often be overlooked.

Overall, I absolutely love this magazine spread and if I had been the stylist or photographer it is exactly what I would have envisioned doing myself which is unusual and I think the whole thing has been executed with perfection!

 

 

ASPIRATIONAL INTERIORS

So today I thought I would post about interior design as being a fashion student, I naturally have an interest in it, as personally I see it as fashion for your home! 

If I had to describe my own style when it comes to what kind of homeware I like, I would say that it is very outdoors based, with lots of different textures and materials and with a predominately neutral colour palette with the addition of green plants, to basically make the indoors feel like it’s outside!

I think even if a room is predominantly one colour, you can add variety to it by including different textures, like marble and wood which are two of my favourites! 

If you want to make a space feel bigger than it actually is, then paint the walls, ceiling and floor white and it will instantly brighten and widen the room. 

I honestly think that less is actually more, so I try to avoid as much clutter as possible and ornaments or paintings that are unnecessary as this can makes rooms look messy and overdone. 

I have attached some inspirational images found on Pinterest showing some of my favourite ideas. 

Bathrooms are one of my favourite rooms, and I think going for a minimal but classy look is easily doable, by sticking to a colour like white, you could have a white floor and furnishings and then add interest by having an accent wall made of marble. You can also get some incredibly interesting and fancy looking taps, baths and sinks nowadays so just changing say the taps for example can really improve and change the look of your bathroom without having to do much work or spend a fortune at all! 

Another thing I like to do is add plants to each room as they remind me of being on holiday in a more tropical country and I find them very soothing and relaxing so I would definitely recommend trying this if this appeals to you.

If you don’t have babies running around which it may be hazardous to, the use of glass can really open up a space a lot and let more light in, which can instantly improve mood and is great in the summer to light a room up.

If you are just looking for odd bits of bobs to give your rooms a new zest of life, then I would say that Urban Outfitters is quite a good place to look at for more quirky and unique items.

And if you like great quality bedding and want a complete overhaul, then Kelly Hoppen do some beautiful neutral and sophisticated bedding with extremely high thread counts! 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! Thank you for reading! 

ANYA HINDMARSH

In a recent seminar at University, we were allocated a brand, mine which was Anya Hindmarsh, along with an item, mine being a handbag, and then we had to research into them and create a series of moodboards on Pinterest showing different images which represented corresponding themes to do with the target consumer, so what would the girl wearing an Anya Hindmarsh bag  look like? Where would she go on holiday and what type of makeup does she wear, etc.

So I thought would put some of my images on here and explain my choices.

Here is a summary of the brand I found on their website:

“Anya founded her business in London in 1987 and has since grown into a global brand that has over 50 stores – including flagships in New York, London, Tokyo and LA – and is stocked in many of the world’s best retail stores, from Barney’s in New York to BoonTheShop in Korea.

The first accessories designer to hold an on-schedule London Fashion Week show, Anya Hindmarch shows have become renowned for their production and creativity. Recent highlights include models floating weightlessly over the catwalk, a 120-strong male choir, models walking within an artful, moving Rubik’s cube and emerging from within a giant space-age Amphitheatre.

In addition, the collections are showcased in seasonal pop-ups that have included a ‘Mini Mart’ on London’s Mount Street, global sticker-shops and an Anya Hindmarch ‘Service Station’, the first retail installation to be housed in the Selfridges London car park, which then travelled to Korea, Tokyo and LA.

There are also six Anya Hindmarch Bespoke stores, where customers can have drawings or messages in their own handwriting embossed by in-store craftsmen. Part of an on-going commitment to reconnect the craftsman and the customer, each bespoke piece is – as Anya says – about ‘having your name on something, rather than mine’.

A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya is also a UK Trade Ambassador, a Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and a trustee of both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Design Museum. In 2016 Anya Hindmarch was awarded a CBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry and has recently received three prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year awards; a British Fashion Award, an Elle Style Award and a Glamour Women of the Year award.”

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MODEL: I think that the perfect model, who would fit in well with the brand’s image would be Lindsay Wixson, as she has an ethereal almost alien like look to her with her bee stung lips and big round eyes. She is very natural looking and has a traditional English rose look but with a futuristic more edgy side. Moreover, her look is unique, but would not take away emphasis on the handbags and other clothes.  I also think her colouring goes well with the Anya Hindmarsh, pale and pastel colour palette.

HAIR & MAKEUP:

Lindsay Wixson Love her alien looking face and bee stung lips! I'll be big enough soon to shoot her:-)

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The hair would be very minimalistic and light blonde/ light brown in colour. She would have it in a sophisticated style, to show off her face and clothes, For example, it could be in a slick pony tail or with just the fringe part slicked back in order to show off the face. She would be wearing a no-makeup makeup look focused on flawless glowy, dewy skin, with a strong iridescent highlight and thick, healthy brow.

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LOCATION: These images represent the type of place the consumer would go on holiday. They would stay in a private villa ( not a hotel as they like to keep themselves to themselves and have peace and quiet as well as take Instagram photos!) Visiting places like Sicily and Mykonos, they are fond of a warm sunny climate, where they can wear brown Jesus sandals and espadrilles, but make sure to take care of their skin and wear a high sun protection factor, large sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat.

Best Catwalk Bags of LFW S/S 2015 | Anya Hindmarchlips tee and wigh waist pants! Fashion and lifestyle blogger. www.myshowroomblog.esBackstage at Anya Hindmarch Spring Summer 2017STYLE: Here are some images from their SS’17 collections, showing off the bags specifically and then also a street style image I found on Pinterest. For the outfit itself, the consumer would keep it rather simple, with no outlandish patterns or prints, just soft, co-ordinated items and then have most of the attention be towards the bag, in a bright colour and adorned with shapes and key rings.