Tuesday, 29 September 2015

London Fashion Week 2015 Recap

London Fashion week has come and gone in a whirlwind of young, provocative and unapologetically British styles.  Everyone is talking about Christopher Kane - whose show was a “car crash” of ripped and see-through garments, scribbled-on blouses and brightly coloured cable-ties on every single model.

The Canadian born designer Erdem also garnered a lot of press with his Victorian themed show made entirely from lace left over from his previous collection, organically farmed silk and fibers made from, among other recycled materials, plastic bottles. Think “Sustainable Jane Eyre.”

No London Fashion Week would be complete without collections from Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, the former presented Prada-esque nylon backpacks to its obsessive fans while the latter executed a fashion-show-meets-protest – complete with models carrying placards condemning austerity and climate change. 

As the grande dame of punk style Westwood is no stranger to activism, and several media sources agree that the message was likely targeted at Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, for his adamant support of the practise of fracking. 

But to put aside the ultra-modern crusades and Vicorian motifs, my personal favourite show came from the only high-street brand to make it into the week’s prestigious schedule: Topshop Unique. Topshop’s reception has been mixed, but I found the obvious 70s inspired prints alongside playful work-wear and daring club-wear comprised a well balanced collection that does what fashion is “supposed” to do: show attractive, thoughtful, and modern clothing in innovative, yet wearable ways.

That said, the stary-eyed madness of Gareth Pugh will forever hold a place in my heart.  

Trends to take away from this week:


 Romantic lace

 Talkative Accessories

~ Monica Sommerville

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Amy Song ~ Song of Style, "It" Girl and Style Influencer

While growing up and reading style magazines, Aimee Song of Song Of Style says she never saw anyone who “looked like me”, and had a hard time relating to the fashion industry. After what was initially an interior design blog featured a single outfit post and her popularity exploded, Song knew she had to switch her focus. Now Song is an inspirational entrepreneur who collaborates with brands such as 7 For All Man Kind and Piperlime, while still managing to have a full time interior design business and day job. Millions of women relate to Song’s down-to-earth attitude and honesty about feeling like an outsider, and this woman is anything but cast-out as her popularity continues to grow internationally. 

We love her sophisticated, fun, California style and playful photos.

 (Photo credits: songofstyle.com)

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Street Style from NYFW (S/S 2016)

The colors and trends on the street during NYFW were mostly focused around muted tones, black and menswear inspiration. One year we will go and get to see it all first hand but until then we borrowed some pics from the fabulous Bloglovin.com website so you all can see some of the trends on the street. 

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we will be bringing you full reports on all of the relevant fashion weeks: New York, London, Milan & Paris 

Gothic Lace

Alexa Chung: Casual Chic

70's Vibes


Menswear Inspiration: Blazer Babe


Those boots!!!

Click HERE to see more pics!

XO, Phaedra

Friday, 18 September 2015

International Fashion Influencer and "It" Girl, Gigi Hadid

Besides the obvious fact that she is superhumanly beautiful, Gigi Hadid was born into the intricately connected Beverly Hills family that includes the Jenners and, of course, the Kardashians. Hadid has been modeling for Guess since the age of two, and is helping trail-blaze the modeling industry in all ways social media related. Hadid’s instagram is a perfectly calculated balance between her life and her business, and with almost 6 million followers, it never sleeps. Hadid’s look abandons flirty for full-on, in-your-face, high-end sexy, and she is responsible for influencing trends like cut-outs, crop tops, and skin-tight bodysuits.  

This year Hadid is the new face of Maybelline New York, adding new, ironic value to the phrase: Maybe she’s born with it.

(Photo credits: top: twistedmagazine.com bottom: Hadid with Kendall Jenner from harpersbazaar.com)

~ Monica Sommerville

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Global Fashion Influencer and 'It Girl' - Chiarra Farragni

 Chiarra Farragni @chiaraferragni

No list of fashion “It Girls” would be complete without a big order of The Blonde Salad. Chiara Ferragni started her website in 2009 for $10, and today she is the head of two multi-million dollar businesses. Chiarra’s rise to international fame was so impressive and innovative, that Harvard University ran a study on her blog and brand to analyze the creative “relatability” that is at the core of her successful internet popularity. I’m not sure there’s anyone else on the planet who could make us covet glittery sneakers with cartoonish faces on them, but Chiarra’s own massively successful shoe-line features just that. 

We will no doubt continue to hear from Chiarra in her images, and romantic Italian accent; the only thing silent about this it girl is the “g” in her last name.

(Photo credits: collagevintage.com)

~ Monica Sommerville