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

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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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WEARING / CAMPUS TOUR

Today I went to view a local University with my family. I’m interested in doing a degree in Fashion Promotion and the way this one was run sounded amaze to me (plus there’s chances to go abroad to China, Paris and many other places so how could I say no to that)! I also liked the fact they incorporated some photography into the course which I’ve found a lot of other universities do not do.

Anyway, this is the outfit I chose to wear for the day!

IMG_5862IMG_5860IMG_5859I based my whole outfit around this beautiful grey turtleneck which I managed to pick up from a charity shop for 99p. Yes! This beauty was less than £1! I love it so so much and it is one of my favourite buys from this fall. Along with this black woolen jacket with a faux fur collar, which I also managed to get from a charity shop for £5. I’ve worn this every single day since I got it – it’s just the perfect size and I can wear it when it’s really cold as well as when it’s a little warmer like today. Which is perfect with the always changing British weather! Yet again I am wearing my bargain white ripped mom jeans from Zara along with my black Dr. Marten sandals.

IMG_5863I then chose to wear my black round sunglasses from Urban Outfitters which I got in the summer. Whilst we were out, I also bought a new necklace from New look (which I don’t have on here as I put it on after I took these pictures) but you can find it here and it’s an absolute bargain for £3.99!

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love Fiona
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WEARING / ART GALLERY ATTIRE

So, yesterday I went into town to buy some hair dye as I’ve decided that I’d like to dye my hair a silvery white! (which I might do a post on). Whilst I was there I bought a black pleated skirt from Forever 21 as I desperately needed one. I also visited the Liverpool Tate art gallery as I’ve never been and I absolutely looove art galleries.

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Here’s my outfit! I’m wearing a grey ribbed halterneck with my new black pleated chiffon skirt which are both from Forever 21. I decided to pair it with tights to keep myself a little warmer as it’s pretty cold and windy at the Albert Dock. On my feet I’m wearing my trusty pair of Dr Martens which I got about 2 years ago now but I still absolutely love them and they’re extremely comfy! For accessories, I’m using my favourite faux leather bag which I got from a charity shop along with my mum’s old black leather belt (which I cut so it would fit me hehe).

I also decided to wear my vintage Levi’s jacket to keep myself warm as well as breaking the dull black and grey colours yet still keeping my outfit casual and comfy enough for shopping.

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This was also my favourite art piece from the gallery, it’s called Circular Relief by Naum Gabo. It’s made from plastic and wood and was designed to embody his theory that mass was not needed in order to represent space. Which I thought was very creative and clever but I also just liked how pretty it looked 🙂

Anyway, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Fiona x