Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The dress- floral prints

Image from Topshop.com Rose keyhole dress
I recently told myself that I should stick to classic styles i.e. plain block coloured dresses and tops, however I am increasingly becoming distracted by prints - especially prints on flowy dresses and silk shirts.

This caught my eye when the Topshop newsletter/promotion email came into my inbox, alas I had told myself to ignore these emails as I was working (freelance so allowed to browse!) but actually I have no regrets - this dress seems perfect, it was marketed as a transitional dress- I feel this can be a good staple for many years to come and isn't a throwaway fashion item.

A dark and romantic feminine dress  perfect for layering in Autumn & Winter and also for wearing in other seasons- Thank you Topshop! I'm sure this is a piece to treasure.

I recently have been going through my wardrobe which had clothing going back nearly 12 years and giving good items to my local Cancer Research shop, going forwards I only want to buy items as investments, i.e items that are of good quality and style that I can wear for many years and even pass down or gift to special persons in my life. I am finding that a lot of fast fashion pieces are unsustainable for the planet, are of poorer quality and simply do not last after a few washes.

I'm doing some freelance work while job hunting, not having a good regular income has made me really think about a lot of my bad and impulsive spending (stressing over eBay and worrying about Xmas outfits) I was into over the past decade, how much can you save by buying good quality , beautiful pieces that you can wear again and again in a versatile way while saving/creating time to do things that feed your soul and happiness?

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Frida Kahlo

*photographer unknown
This woman never ceases to amaze me. Frida Kahlo inspires me with her art, style and how she lived her life so creatively despite personal suffering from an accident and her turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera.

I visited an exhibition of her work in Paris in 2014 - you can't compare her art work in a book or prints to the viewing, where you can see the true colours and lustre which are key components of most of her work.

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”- Rumi

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Rodarte x & Other Stories colab

Rodarte Lace-Trimmed Lurex Dress

This dress from the Rodarte x & Other Stories colab makes me think of a starry night, science fiction meets femininity. 

Image from vogue.com :link to article

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Petra, Jordan - February 2014

I travelled to Petra in Jordan in February 2014. I like this photo for its sense of mystery, design and graduated colours.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Jonathan Saunders SS16

Image from Vogue online
This dress is perfect, Jonathan Saunders SS16 is fresh and fabulous in every possible way colours, patterns and cuts.

New York

I travelled to New York for just under a week in May 2015.  New York is certainly a place with its individual areas, think cultural and ethnic focused areas and a melting pot of ambition and activity.

Everyone there seems to walk a lot everywhere so if you have never been I recommend you travel there with at least a pair of comfortable flat shoes.  And yes honestly you will gaze in awe in midst of Manhattan at the skyscrapers.

I'll take Manhattan! May, 2015

New York Rain, May 2015