30/09/2014

Let's get Technical (Lust List)

 
So this weeks lust list is a bit of a geeky gadget one! There's so many techy bits that I'm coveting at the moment, I find myself looking up cameras more than clothes these days! Lord knows what's going on. Anyway, I was introduced to the new Olympus PEN E-PL7 Lite at the ME Hotel radio rooftop bar during fashion week, to take part in entering a prize draw to win one. It looks...amazing. It was described as being perfect for fashion week due to it's compact size, and quite a girly gadget (especially in the cream). You can flip the rear monitor down to activate the specially designed 'selfie' mode. There is also a function to link the device to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. It's the perfect 'pop in your handbag' camera, and looks uber stylish. I think it may be a little steep to add to my Christmas list, so I may just have to save up for this one!
Next up is a rather frivolous item that I definitely would love to own, but purely for the prettiness and I really don't need them; the rose gold 'Ella' headphones. I've never really been a big fan of proper headphones that..well..go on your head..mainly because my head's pretty small they usually just fall off! I also don't think I can really pull that look off, hence why I'd opt for the earphones. These are available from Avenue 32.
Next, is the Sony QX100 Lens Style Camera that clips directly onto your smartphone to take more focused and zoomed in images, that you can then view straight away on your phone via the inbuilt Wi-Fi system. Genius, right!? I've had my eye on one of these for a while now, and I think this will definitely be going on the Crimbo list! Much more affordable than a brand new camera, and much smaller and lighter to carry around.
Next on my list, which has been there for years and will probably continue to stay on my list for a few more years, is the iPad Mini. Just because.
The most extravagant item, the Nikon D5300 DSLR with built in WiFi - this I desperately want need, for Instagramming lovely, professional looking photographs straight from my camera straight away! This would be perfect for Fashion Week and press days where I need to upload images of the event instantly. I may have to save up for this, as I feel it would be hugely beneficial and a long lasting piece of equipment.
Another necessity I feel: the Futurocks powerbank 5000 in yellow. I borrowed a blogger friends at Fashion Week, and it really is the most handiest little gadget ever, that be easily be popped in your handbag. I usually find myself searching for a cafe with plug sockets half way through the day if I take a day trip to London, as the battery life on my iPhone is shocking! This would be much, much handier.
Now I am due an upgrade, and am contemplating to go for the iPhone 6...I definitely like the larger screen and how slimline it is, but may just go for the 5s...we shall see.
This Targus 1920's style iPad Mini case is just my cuppa tea, and would be perfect clicked onto the back of the iPad Mini I so desperatly want!
Finally, a Macbook Air. Ok, so this is the most extravagant piece of technology on my lust list. Which really is just a faraway dream to actually purchase right now, but it's good to dream right!? And for once I'm not dreaming about clothes...(ok...I'm always dreaming about clothes..*sigh*...)

I'd love to know if there's any technology you're desperately coveting?

29/09/2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Catwalk Report: Matthew Williamson

Oooh, Mr. Williamson, do you ever get it wrong? The answer to that ridiculous question, is quite clearly, absolutely never. This collection screams high end glamour and is each item is so beautiful, I almost want to cry into my morning cuppa that I will (probably - a girl can still always dream!) never be able to afford such beauty in my life. However, the second best thing is to ogle over the images provided by Vogue and carry on dreaming. This collection saw the designer going back to his roots, to the brand's DNA, and focusing greatly on Seventies styling, using his signature colour palette of yellow, deep ruby reds, hot pinks and azure and exotic neon pops. Silhouettes consisted of flowing maxi dresses and skirts reminiscent of the Studio 54 style, embroidered jackets with a strong shape, anchored skirts mainly consisting of the pencil, and feathers and ruffles adorning the hemline of the mini dresses, with huge shades to accompany the pieces. Just beautiful.


"My muse is right there - Marie Helvin. I was looking at photos of her by David Bailey in the book Chasing Rainbows. I wanted this to be a real, honest collection, going back to our DNA, a celebration of what we do with strength and passion."




  Who else is a big MW fan?

24/09/2014

Citrus Fleur

This outfit seemed to slip through the net from my mini break to Devon last month! I love love love this jumpsuit I picked up in the Primak sale - £7 - amazing or what!? I know it's now Autumn, but I thought for that price it's worth getting as it will still look great next Summer. I'm a big fan of lime and love this wide leg style. I was a bit dubious it wouldn't suit me, being quite petite, but I think with a bit of a lift from a pair of wedges, and a statement necklace to break up the expanse of fabric, it works pretty well! This type of jumpsuit can be glammed up with a pair of killer heels and lots of jewellery for some cocktails on holiday, or dressed down like I've done here by teaming it with a dash of denim. I couldn't help but throw in a couple of pictures of my darling boy enjoying the seaside as well!












What I'm Wearing:

Jumpsuit: Primark, Chambray shirt: Topshop, Necklace: Next, Sunglasses: River Island.

23/09/2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Catwalk Report: Orla Kiely

The Orla Kiely presentation was one of my favourites that I saw this season. It began with ladies dressed in white, paint splattered dresses, painting brightly coloured flowers onto a transparent screen, until the music began and the models started to emerge; each carrying a large plastic flower in their hands. The collection was everything that you would expect from the contemporary brand: kitsch retro prints, prim & proper two pieces and sweet tea dresses. Once again, my personal pictures were not brilliant due to the lighting, however I have selected a few to  show; the singular outfit images are from Vogue.










 
 
 
(Singular outfit images courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)
 

19/09/2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Catwalk Report: Jean-Pierre Braganza

This collection was pure monochrome chic. As many of you will know, my heart lies with colour over black and white, however, I have become rather partial to the minimal look over the past couple of months and I'm also loving tailoring. This collection combined both minimal tailoring with interesting abstract prints and embellishment - what's not to love!? The quality of the designs was extremely apparent, especially with the silk and chiffon pieces. My favourite item has got to the black mini dress encrusted with jewels and the chiffon 'tail'. So elegant but quirky at the same time. I was truly impressed with this collection, and if my bank balance would let me, I'd easily wear most of these pieces! These are my favourite designs from the show - you can view the full collection over on Vogue.com.







What was your favourite piece from this collection? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


(All portrait imagery is courtesy of Vogue.com)

London Fashion Week S/S15 Catwalk Report: Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu was my first show to kick off LFW..and boy did it kick it off well! Oh my...it was simply beautiful and ethereal in every sense. The Arts, especially ballet, were a big influence behind the designer's creative mind for this collection, having previously been busy working on costumes for 'Werther' the opera piece. The clothes were all so light and pretty and the models just seemed to float down the runway. To begin, they all congregated together at the back of the catwalk, some sat on white chairs, some standing, until they were all there and then one by one, drifted down the runway showcasing each design. The collection was full of chiffon, lace, sheer layers and delicately placed crochet detailing, with some pieces such as the nude dress below, depicting a subtle Victoriana vibe, with the high necked collar and lace bib attached. The whole show was effortlessly beautiful, taking on a slightly darker tone with the richer blue and navy pieces emerging, and a dramatic change in the music halfway through. Hats off to Mr.Aksu, I don't think there's been one collection yet that I haven't been in awe of! My catwalk pictures did not come out brilliantly, so I've kept my personal ones really minimal, and supplied professional images to show the clothes in all their glory.

“I wanted to create something so light and weightless but at the same time not too nostalgic. But current in a new Bora way.”
















What did you think about this collection?


(All portrait imagery is courtesy of Vogue.com)

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