COLLECTION / PHILIP LIM FALL 17 – NEW ROMANTICISM

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When browsing Business of Fashion earlier today, this collection instantly caught my eye. The bold red catwalk contrasting with the on-trend fuchsia pink backdrop made the more minimalistic garments stand out beautifully.

When looking through the looks, the use of fabrics was something I found particularly interesting. Puffer jackets, honeycomb mesh garments and pink satin sock boots all collided together to create beautiful wearable outfits.

However, I was not a huge fan of the last half of the collections and felt the leather bustiers and orange shearing coats had no place next to the electric blue accents and tech fabrics.

Full the full collection here via BoF

WEARING / CROP CROCHET

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Summer is quickly approaching and in Nottingham it’s perfect non-jacket weather. This cute crochet jacket/top I bought from ASOS (by Monki) is perfect as it suits as both an over top and jacket in one.

 

All images taken by Faaria

PLACES /MVRDV X CHANEL

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Innovative contemporary architectural company MVRDV have collaborated with Chanel to redesign their flagship Amsterdam store and the outcome is truly beautiful.

They have used pioneering glass technology to combine modernism and tradition to recreate the city’s traditional architectural style in a fresh and interesting way. The glass used is said to be ‘in many ways, stronger than concrete’  according to MVRDV.

The design fades from a traditional terracotta brick townhouse into a clear full glass design, combining style and history in one and it will be top of my visiting list next time I’m in Amsterdam.

All images from MVRDV

WEARING / THE ‘PERFECT’ COAT

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DSC_0705collage-17For a while now, I’ve been searching for the ‘perfect’ winter coat ready for when autumn hits, but I’ve really struggled. However, last week I was browsing in some thrift shops near where I live and absolutely feel in love with this dark grey longline one. It’s a few sizes larger than I would normally wear, but I feel that gives it character, making it perfect for layering or throwing over my shoulders.
And for £10, it was an absolute steal.

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BEAUTY / SILVER CHECK NAILS

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I’ve had my blog nearly a year now, and weirdly this is my very first beauty post. A few weeks ago, I posted this nail art design using silver tinsel on my instagram inspired by some of Love Aesthetics old nail art posts. Since I’ve recently had eye surgery, I’ve been pretty bed bound and bored and this repeating design has been enough to keep me occupied for a while without straining my eye too much. Here’s how I did it:

1/ Paint all your nails with a base coat.

2/ Apply a few layers of white polish to four of your nails, leaving one on each hand bare.

3/ Add a coat of clear polish to your bare nail, whilst it’s still wet carefully place three strips of tinsel on your nail in one direction.

4/ Once that’s dry, apply another coat of clear polish and repeat set 3 but place the tinsel in the opposite direction to create a check.

5/ Apply top coat to all your nails.

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WEARING / BOXY

collage-13collage-13 copycollage-15collage-13 copy 2I‘ve been meaning to do another wearing post for a while, but I haven’t really been in a creative mood lately, until today. I recently got this white split midi skirt from Fashion Bunker and it pairs perfectly with my boxy crop shirt from House of Sunny along with this box bag from Marks and Spencer’s. I also really love the contract of my roots and matte black nails against the all white boxy pieces. Fiona

Shirt / House of Sunny Skirt / Keepsake at Fashion Bunker Bag / Marks and Spencer

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NOVELTY / HOUSE OF SUNNY X MINIMAL PHILOSOPHY


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Last week, the lovely people at House of Sunny invited me down to their studio in London to view some of their current pieces as well as their upcoming Autumn/Winter collection and try on some of their garments.
It was an amazing experience which allowed me to get an inside view on how their beautiful garments are designed and made.

I tried on two outfits whilst I was there, one being their never seen before striped silk outdoor pyjama set which is part of their upcoming A/W15 collection which I am so in love with! The detail put into their garments is just amazing along with the fact all their patterns and garments are made by hand in their studio.

After leaving the studio, I did some shopping around London and went to the Oxford Circus Topshop which stocks some of their garments. I picked a few for myself; the ultra shirt and the ribbed crop top which I worn non stop since I bought them and I will be featuring them in many future blog posts.

Thank you once again to Sunny and everyone at HoS for inviting me down to their studio! If you haven’t already, make sure you check out House of Sunny for beautiful clean aesthetic pieces which can easily become staples in any wardrobe.

Fiona

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All photos courtesy of House of Sunny