Tag Archives: London

~ match the city with the style ~

24 Mar

Well, ladies,  although the four fashion weeks are over, there is plenty of street style looks to pore over for spring wardrobe inspiration. While doing so, you will realise that each city possesses a distinct essence individual to its location… So, it would be fun to break down what makes each fashion week location unique—and, furthermore, how you can get that look! More, after the jump…!

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The usual suspects

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The backdrop

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Uber if you will, but there's something about the yellow taxi cab we find just so perfect.

The clothes

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Three words: form meets function.

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The usual suspects

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It-Brit Alexa Chung is a regular at all the fashion weeks, but her ultra-stylish presence is particularly noticeable in her homeland.

The backdrop

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It wouldn't be London without a red phone booth!

The clothes

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Classic prints and silhouettes combined with quirky color combinations and subtle nods to mod make London style an approachable art for all.

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The usual suspects

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad makes Milan proud with all those straight-from-the-runway pieces she manages to score before the shows.

The backdrop

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Milan's tram tracks are the perfect makeshift runways for street style stars alike.

The clothes

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Embellishments, embellishments, and more embellishments! Everything from beautifully beaded skirts to feathered dresses to sequinned bags in bright bold colors make this city perhaps the most distinguishable of the four.

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The usual suspects

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Parisian Carine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book is a household name by now. She's the epitome of the French-fashion-editor look.

The backdrop

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Bonjour, Eiffel Tower!

The clothes

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Those French girls and their boyfriend blazers, worn-in T-shirts, and cropped flare jeans!

(Images via here)

~ victoria secret fashion show ~

4 Dec

(Images via here)

~ stick around the streets of London ~

13 Feb

 I’ ve recently discovered Stick around the streets of London and I I have yet to share with you here – some old, some new, some created somewhere in between. Stik never fails to make me smile. Hope he does the same for you.

Old Street (with RUN)

Old Street

 

Redchurch Street 

Turville Street

Portobello Road (indoors)

Sclater Street

Bethnal Green Road

 

Benjamin Close, off Broadway Market

Mare Street

Mare Street

Mare Street

( via here )



~ street chic london ~

22 Oct

Photo: Melanie Galea/The Street Muse

Refresh a pair of denim shorts for fall weather with a printed blouse and leather jacket.

( via here )

~ London vs L.A. ~

14 Oct

Pick a sartorial side and let the battle commence!

London Girls

WORKING: Dynamic prints and avant-garde tailoring

LISTENING TO: The sweet sounds of hot indie duo Slow Club

SWOONING OVER: The entire Jonathan Saunders fall collection

OBSESSED BY: Alexa Chung’s lust-worthy wardrobe

SLIPPING INTO: Mary Katrantzou’s sculptural after hours

L.A. Girls

WORKING: Effortless chic with an edgy undertone

LISTENING TO: The dreamy sub-pop ddebut album by La Sera

SWOONING OVER: Kirsten Dunst’s seemingly endless supply of Rodarte

OBSESSED BY: Owing a James Perse t-shirt in every colour

SLIPPING INTO: Alessandra Rich’s elegant maxi gowns for evening

(via net-a-porter)

~ behind the scenes ~

8 Oct

~ Photo Portfolio: The Spring 2012 RTW Collections ~

Paris
Alexander McQueen

Haider Ackermann

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Sonia Rykiel

Haider Ackermann

Louis Vuitton

Lanvin

Rochas

Balenciaga

Yves Saint Laurent

Rick Owens

New York
Marchesa

Rag & Bone

Jason Wu

Thakoon

Oscar de la Renta

Carolina Herrera

DKNY

Marc Jacobs

Preen

Rodarte

ralph Lauren

 
Suno

BCBG Max Azria

Zac Posen

Calvin Klein

Prabal Gurung

Milan
Roberto Cavalli

Versace

Giorgio Armani

Dolce & Gabbana

Fendi

Gucci

Blumarine

Moschino

London
David Koma

Erdem

Louise Gray

(Photos by vogue.com)

~ cool to be Free ~

30 Sep

I’m in too much of a good mood because this Charlotte Free picture above makes me so happy. It was backstage at Louise Gray’s Spring/Summer 2012 show in London and Charlotte wearing Louise’s colours and textures was even more beautiful than I could’ve imagined.

it’s rare to find a model with hair like this – anything special or different makes it more complicated for shoots and shows – but Vivienne Westwood and her model casting agent took a chance and cast Charlotte Free, (unusual hair like this can cost a model jobs).

PLUS she opened the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show for Autumn/Winter 2011 with this hair AND she’s only 5’7″. (Good news for girls who aren’t the standard 5’11″).

This season she was back again to walk Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label Spring/Summer 2012 show, and Malcolm Edwards from the L’Oréal Professionnel team worked her hair again (still her distinctive pink).

With a streak of purple.

Malcolm covered her head this time with clingfilm and denim after smoothing it and clipping it tight to her head.

Luke Hersheson and his team spent hours wrapping and pinning her hair to get that “I’ve-just-come-home-from -the-best-party look” for the Louise Gray spring/summer 2012 show. It was this style which brought Charlotte’s pink hair to another level.

It took ages for Luke Hersheson and his team to achieve this look conjured up with Louise Gray (I know because I stood mesmerised watching).

And then spent another millenium watching the MAC pro team administer that pink eyeliner swoosh (I’ll post their tricks here shortly).

(via here)