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Black is the New Black

For many of us, when looking at the clothes rails, we prefer to be safely hugged by a garment that is the colour black. It appeals to us for various reasons; sure, it is non offensive, figure flattering and is the true match to any other colour. Looking back over the history of this, we … Continue reading

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London Fashion Week: Into the Wild

Friends and family know that I am always partial to animal accessories and prints (various animal pendants as birthday/christmas gifts provides evidence for this). I have to say, I am impressed with London Fashion Week embracing the wild. Here are the shows that did it best: Burberry There is no surprise that Burberry went into … Continue reading

Karlie Kloss US Vogue

It’s Cold Outside… A Summer Playlist

With the belated chills hitting us recently I have subconsciously been listening to summer-vibe songs in an attempt to beat the freeze. Interestingly all with sun-sea-sand motifs, here are my recommended artists from across the pond to help brighten up these cold days: Neon Indian Deadbeat Summer Polish Girl Beat Connection  In the Water Sunburn … Continue reading

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A Heritage Case Study: Burberry est 1856

I admit that I’m no marketing expert, but it seems to me that the one thing brands cling onto and evidently sell is their own heritage. We see it everywhere, established *insert date here* and boom there you have an instant connection to the past, leading towards a sense of trust and reliability with your … Continue reading

Roberto Cavalli

Fashioning the past: Spring/Summer 2012 Trends

There can be no doubt that the fashion world takes its design inspiration from the past, and the Spring/Summer collections of 2012 are no exception. Two particular periods of history have taken over the catwalk trends, with the motif of exuberance making its mark this year: the Baroque period of early modern Europe, and the … Continue reading

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Songs of 2011: 10-1

10. Cut Copy- Take Me Over That bassline cannot be ignored, and we need more synth solos like this one 9. Little Dragon- Ritual Union The experimental sounds are easily digestible and the great vocal makes this track both subtle and powerful 8. Foster the People- Pumped Up Kicks Although now reminds me of a … Continue reading

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Songs of 2011: 20-11

2011 has seen new acts, comebacks and second albums. And yes, ironically Adele has made it to the list.  20. Adele- Rolling In the Deep (Jamie xx Reshuffle) Probably the least offensive Adele song (i.e. won’t make people cry). The real focus of the song is the transformation by Jamie xx 19. Florence & The … Continue reading

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Sound of 2012: Mmoths

So as we anticipate 2012, and those lists for upcoming sounds crop up, I thought I would like to add my own… Feeding my love for instrumental music, with the marriage of a kicking bass and ethereal-like murmurs, Mmoths has really captured the light. At only 18 years old and already creating these kinds of … Continue reading

AW11 Louis Vuitton, Temperley London, DKNY, Topshop Unique

Peter Pan: Under the Collar

Walt Disney’s 1953 depiction of Peter Pan is by no means a fashion inspiration. From the clashing greens to the jagged hem lines, Disney has drastically altered J.M.Barrie’s 20th century character. The ever powerful Disney may have a knack for transforming charming fictions, however the fashion world have ignored their tunic and leggings combo and … Continue reading

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