As fashion trends come and go, quicker than… erm, let me think.. That time when Scoobies were the “IT” item at primary school. I never got the swing of them, until the trend had slowly dissolved. That’s how I feel about Mom Jeans. Anyone that knows me will always know my struggle of finding the “perfect pair” and I’m sure many other woman who is pear shaped will share this struggle as well. Why do retailers assume people with a larger bottom half, are going to have a waist to match? When this definitely is not the case!
On a positive note, I FOUND THE PAIR *woop woo*.
A week has passed, a week has passed since my post man was nowhere to be seen with my mass amounts of invitations to LFW.
Non existent invitations more like!
Having said that I have had my time to soak up the glossies and surf the blog-sphere in the venture of finding my favourite trends. I have chosen my three favourite trends from the catwalk and I have picked a few pieces from the high street ready to get your prepped for S/S’17.. Talk about planning ahead!
So ruffles, huge puffy sleeves
Image- The upcoming
Christopher Bailey started the ball rolling for Burberry with ruffled over-sized shirts, they were seen on both the men and the women; looking to the past as an ode to Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (with a copy of the novel left on each guest’s seat). Bailey introduced the collection as “a love letter to the past and to English history and a kind of dressing up box to visit and revisit.”
Inspired the silhouettes created on the catwalk my most recent #ootd on my Instagram shows a chunky belt to cinch in at the waist and creates a more masculine texture with the clash the feminine silhouette. In the winter it would follow with a long line coat (video to come soon!) which would add androgynous vibes this is iconic in reflecting British style for Burberry.
In the regular formation of a new blog post the standard procedure would be an introduction or a facts about me. Let’s face the facts, this would not interest you guys straight away because you don’t know me just yet. Quite frankly I also don’t want a judgement on my bizarre habits that will gradually unfold. We will save that later, a few posts down the line and when you grow to a fond attraction to me you cannot bare to live without.
Over my break from university this summer my days and nights estranged from my 39 hour weeks at work have been filled with binge watching Netflix and finding myself trying to grasps the personas of numerous characters with admiration or finding a tragic similarity.
WARNING!!! “Yaaaas queen” will become apart of your vocabulary.
Nothing is more relatable than the relationship shared between Abbi and Allana, you can find aspects of their friendship in your best ones, let’s face it they are US.
One of the reasons the show is such a success is that it’s a modern day representation. The days are long gone since tracing up and down the streets of Manhattan in louboutons and chasing after their “Big”. Women protagonists are often shown often dawdling over their lost loves they are obsessed with each other. Their obsession isn’t entirely an “obsession” it reflects the traits of a real friendship today.
Abbi and Allana discuss the latest failings of their lives from job hunting, finances and tragic moments like when Abbi got high and went on a massive rampage in Whole Foods to soften the munchies.
Only downside is that it just needs to be longer than 20 minutes
Any show that shows a young girl I can idolise on her way to reaching a career in fashion I am hooked!
This is a total throwback from my teenage years. This was the show that helped me try to attempt to “mature” my style . I was in love with LC everything… and oh my oh my the Speidi drama, and that powerful line when Lauren says ” I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you” I have always wanted to master that line in an argument but unfortunately never grasped the courage to do so.
Nostalgic style inspirations are still the master reason to why I would hunt down my box sets. Now looking back I don’t know what I was thinking … Low waist skinny jeans and a tank top would not do justice for my figure. Even if LC did look great, unfortunately I will never be LC.. so for now I will stick with the black chunky headband and dream about owning a Chanel 1.55 one day.
(Don’t bother watching it after season 5- Not a fan of Kristin Cavallari)
2 Broke Girls
Poor.. and struggling to find ends meet financially?.. and in life generally. Another show that shows twenty something struggling to make it Brooklyn which reflects on an aspect of many people’s reality in a comedic way… My only thought is why are there neither any female duo comedies similar in London?
This show was in it’s prime during season 1 and 2 but it hard to not relate to any “dynamic duo” as any tragic incident they have it may console the incident you and your friend had last weekend.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt
If your a fan of Parks & Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock you will find yourself howling at this.
Not your typical single girl in New York, Tina Fey has created such a form in a parody through Kimmy Schimdt. The majority of tv shows showing a girl attempt to break the city often shows them admitting defeat, but the positives reflected throughout this show is from Kimmy’s hilarious determination to never give up.
I am someone that doesn’t always abide by the rules; and by that I don’t mean any ground-breaking criminal activity. One being trying to take a photo when it says “no photography allowed.” For once I understood the rule. Why ruin this exhibition for anyone? Why should I ruin the hard work of six years curating the exhibition and the 100 years of Vogue itself?
All I can do is simply recommend to high heavens for you to see this exhibit.
Enough about my guilt ridden tendencies…
This exhibition should be devoured by all. Whether you think fashion is somewhat a mimsy subjective thing and you are oblivious to the fact fashion and filters an element of your day. Otherwise, you may be like myself grace the floors that fashion provides us with daily. You will leave there feeling inspired, enlightened and awakened.
One thought I had when I left the exhibition was…What potential does Vogue have over the next 100 years? It is truly remarkable how they have set the standard and influenced cultural trends and lets face it they set the bar for the “cover girl”. Continue reading