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.
For me London Fashion Week doesn’t officially kick off until I’ve seen my friend Faustine’s presentation. She never fails to amaze me with her collection, this time held at Tate Britain. Handmade and handwoven in her studio in North London, the Parisian born designer had models in boxes with only a peep hole for a view. That didn’t stop me poking my iPhone in and taking shots. The fabrics reminded me of carpet, a good carpet, a fashionista carpet. The collection also had three dimensional pieces which looked like they could damage anyone that came too close, they also doubled up as tops. Faustine has pushed things forward and the hard work was apparent.