I had to share these divine images of Dolce & Gabbana’s backstage beauties. The Alto Moda fashion show took place today and I guess I’m very envious to have not been there, the elegant Italian romance, with its coffee drinking goddesses and scarlet rose bouquets. T O D I E F O R!!
Image credit: Dolce & Gabbana
I took a trip to Old Spitalfields market yesterday and found a little vintage market just opposite on Brushfield Street. I found a lovely leather bag with the letter’f’ for fashion rootle of course, and a gorgeous summer blouse with a round collar by Anne Fontaine. Everyone wants to look French chic and this combo will bring me a step closer. Both items were £35, a bargain indeed.
I had the pleasure of attending the press day of the new Missoni exhibition held at the Fashion and Textile Musuem in Bermondsey street. The family travelled from Italy to present their showcase. Their collection consisted of furnishing fabrics and fashion. The brands distinctive design has a sensational appeal that is instantly recognisable. With the family business running since the mid 50’s you can’t help but love that they have stuck to a quality ethic of producing luxury items from the beginning to the present day.
The exhibition runs til 4th September at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Closed on Mondays.
I have to share this from the Vogue May 2016 edition, it’s the body con trend. Obsessing about under garments is a healthy obsession. Look at this! devine, sophisticated, romantic. The model is wearing JW Anderson, the bra top is £450 and knit trousers are £1,495. Ew just too expensive for my flat purse of 5p’s.
Source: Vogue May Edition 2016.
Everytime I look at this picture I took at the And Other Stories store in Regent Street, I want to decorate my whole flat this way. I’ve been obsessing about cactus plants lately, I’ve been literally dreaming about them, how sad. The award for the best display goes to these guys, they have it down to a tee. Perfection.
I highly recommend getting yourself a backpack this summer. I am hooked on my navy blue longchamp pictured above. Not only is it practical but it’s so chic. I searched for the most appealing backpacks on the high street to give you some inspiration. Living in East London you hardly see anyone without one. It adds a touch of class to your outfit and you forget you have it on your back. The days of lugging a shoulder bag is over, well just for a couple of months anyway.
Top; Longchamp La Pliage backpack £56 ; Bottom left; Whistles Mini Verity In orange £180; Second Left; H&M black backpack £24.99; Second right; New Look Fringe Mini backpack £17.99; Far Right; Asos Mini Suede with Tassels backpack £35.
Everything she does turns to gold, the latest project for Ms Alexa Chung is Archive by Alexa which consists of delving into oh so British High Street Department Store Marks & Spencer’s archives to create a 31 piece womenswear collection for the current period. The rediscovered pieces were hand picked by Alexa who was truly touched to be involved in a such a journey to bring back archived pieces back to life.
Alexa Chung commented;
“I have always had an affection for Marks & Spencer. I am thrilled to be part of this special and unique project. There was something very touching about looking back through the fashion and social history for which M&S is synonymous”
The collection debuts in April 2016 in selected stores and online at http://www.marksandspencer.com it’s definitely worth a peek.
So, I’ve just finished reading an article in Stylist Magazine called ‘The Commuter Beauty Army’ It states it is ok to apply your make up on public transport which I completely whole heartily disagree with.
Applying your make-up is an enjoyable experience. I match my make up with how I am feeling and what I am wearing. Applying it on the tube/train/bus quickly and fiddly seems ludicrous as you have to balance your tools on your lap, apply with one hand whilst holding a mirror in the other. Don’t forget the staring eyes and the snarling, which I am guilty of. The particular part I found interesting in the article was it made it into a feminine issue, this is very far fetched. I’m a female, working mum of one, I have limited time to groom myself, sometimes washing and styling my hair becomes a 2 day process because I have to do it bit by bit. To say you haven’t got time is a lie, everyone has an alarm! to purposely wait to put your make up on the way to work is a loopy notion of efficiency, it’s inefficiency.
I have a very prudish opinion about applying make-up on the tube, just don’t do it, you look like someone who isn’t in control, you have to at least pretend to be in control.