London Fashion Weekend – 21.02.2013

Hello, my peeps! What is up? (Yes, I know the sky, the ceiling or the stars)

Yesterday, I went to London Fashion Weekend and it was really awesome, I even met an upcoming designer – Zoë Jordan (she opened London Fashion Week).

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Me with Zoë Jordan 🙂

Zoë Jordan’s new collection is amazing – just have a look for yourself. (0r look on the website -http://www.zoe-jordan.com/collections/ss13.aspx )

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After the show, there was a small interview with Zoë Jordan (in the Vodafone lounge), where she reveals her secret, her nervousness about opening London Fashion Week and her ways to get inspiration.

She said that she had nightmares before opening LFW (London Fashion Week), she dreamed that a seam would come undone or a model would not show up but she was very excited to open LFW – “it was like a dream come true”.  LFW is becoming the BEST place for finding and showcasing new talent. She said that to become some-what successful, you need to have some knowledge in business or have a business background, having a business attitude helps you control your company in its early stages and shows you that fashion isn’t just about being creative and different.You are never taught how to create and sustain a fashion label, so don’t become restricted  by the label. To make your label successful you need to be brave and ask more experienced people what is needed to make your label/business go to the next step. You also need that organic flow from one season to another season.

Zoë Jordan’s S/S 13 collection (as she herself says) is a relaxed, tomboy, athletic collection. Zoë Jordan says she focusses on making clothes wearable and something that can be worn season after season not just for that particular season – ” If it doesn’t look good or feel good on the body, you don’t put it in the collection”. Jordan also stated that the woman wearing the clothing needs to be a confident, powerful woman – ” I don’t want the clothes wearing the woman, the woman should be wearing the clothes”. In the brand new collection – A/W 13 – Jordan describes the collection to be quite 60s, sharper, tailored, mono chromic, angler and graphic.  She revealed some key pieces needed by every women from her A/W 13 collection – fishtail sequin skirt, cashmere and lots of tailoring. It has a tomboyish elegance feel to it because of the colours, fabrics and shapes used.

Zoë Jordan also gave advice for budding designers in the interview:

  • Get samples together
  • Make a few pieces from you collection
  • Start playing or being creative
  • Start showing people your collection – on paper or on fabric
  • Knock on a few doors, SHOW your work
  • Team up with a friend who is handy with a sewing machine or pattern cutter
  • Have an interest in fashion
  • Learn from other industries to help your own fashion label
  • Be resourceful
  • Don’t be too whimsical
  • Don’t be too terrified about industry
  • An internship can help you learn more about industry
  • Work hard, people will pick up on your work

Jordan’s final thoughts were on about how to get inspired when having the designer’s version of writers block – go to art galleries, go to the top of a double decker bus and always keep your eye open.

 

Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble & We Are Never Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift’s new song is sooooo fricking awesome! It’s so catchy, I cannot stop singing it. Anyways, the outfits in the video are actually really cool and completely different to what she normally wears.

Now, in this video, Taylor Swift express her sort of wild side with short shorts, skinny jeans and biker boots. Her hair is also cut shorter and dip-dyed pink – now that is awesome. This is a complete difference to ‘We Are Never Gettin’ Back Together’.

Get The Look 

If you want to achieve the ‘Trouble’ look, you will need :

  •  a black hat 
  • short shorts
  • fringe waistcoats
  • biker boots
  • oversized tank tops
  • dark green sort of black jeans
  • top with basic design – like the top with the massive black spot on it
  • leather jackets
  • anything with gold studs on
  • checked shirts
  • Ray- Ban’s
  • fringe jackets
  • long pendant necklaces
  • lots of bracelets which are all completely different to each other#
  • an edgy hairstyle
  • black or dark coloured nail varnish
  • a guitar (optional)

This is the perfect summer outfit, good for Glastonbury as well.

To achieve the ‘Never Getting Back Together’ look you will need :

  • down to the knee or just above the knee floral tea party dresses 
  • safe hairstyle – sort of boring but pretty
  • ballet flats
  • black hat
  • Ray – Ban’s
  • spotty oversized tops
  • short shorts
  • geeky glasses
  • brogues
  • a small watch
  • clear, white, cream, light pink or anyother light coloured nail varnish
  • one bracelet

This is the perfect spring outfit or cold summer outfit.

Peace Out uckers – Cuz’ We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Like Ever .

“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”
— Alexander McQueen

My TrY aT d.I.y !!!!! :) – Feather Headband

While sitting at home bored, I don’t actually know what to do so I thought that I would have a try at D.I.Y. As I had an old headband lying around at home in which I didn’t use, I thought that I would upcycle it and make a whole new headband.

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To create a feather headband you need :

  • an old plain headband
  • some ribbon (cut according to size)
  • needle
  • some thread the same sort of colour as the ribbon
  • 6 or 7 feathers

1) Wrap the ribbon around the headband tightly and using the needle and thread secure the ribbon on the headband

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Love Is In The Air …

Yes, it’s that lovely time of the year again, when couples young and old celebrate their love. Unfortunately, it leaves the rest of us depressed and desperate as we don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day. But there are other ways to express or feel love:

1. Send a Valentine’s Day card to friends and family to show them how much you care

2. Complement someone and expect to be complemented back

3. Write a secret admirer note to one of your friends, just to give them false hope

4. Go to a bar/club (if old enough) and find someone to be with on Valentine’s Day

5. Or create some D.I.Y things based on Valentine’s Day, for example :

a)  D.I.Y Heart Elbow – http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-elbow-patch/

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b) Sequinned Love Pillow – http://www.dressingken.com/2013/01/try-this-sequined-pillow.html?showComment=1359912123427

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  c)  Valentine’s Day Love shoes D.I.Y with Glitter Hearts –   http://matterofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/valentines-day-love-shoes-diy-with.html

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  Hope You have a fantastic Valentine’s Day single or not !!          

Romance Was Born

‘Romance Was Born’, yes, its sounds like a movie, book or song name but no, it actually is a lovely little shop in Australia. It is a boutique and currently holds (what I think) are one of the worlds craziest clothes. They are all inspired by different things including Captain America, Iron Man, Acid, Bridges, Staffordshire and Lollipops. Some of the clothes are AWESOME and maybe some of the best things on this planet. Please enjoy some of my favourite pieces of artwork:

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If you want to see more, please go to http://www.romancewasborn.com/ 🙂  __-!

London Fashion Week & London Fashion Weekend

It’s getting close to that time of the year, London Fashion Week & Weekend.

London Fashion Week – Friday 15th of February – Tuesday 19th of February – by invitation only

London Fashion Weekend (sponsored by Vodaphone) – Thursday 21st of February – Sunday 24th of February – tickets avalible

Please do not get confused with the two, I did and then didn’t get invited. Yep, its sad, I know!

But I did get tickets for London Fashion Weekend even though the tickets are for a Thursday, since when is Thursday the weekend, from what I learnt at school Thursday is a week day. Anyways the tickets arrived like yesterday, so happy, yes it was a happy day!!!!

Now when preparing my outfit for London Fashion Weekend, I realised that I might not have everything that is now in fashion but as a keen fashion person, I will probably have to think up some sort of dress and make it or just go to swishing.co.uk and get a 50p dress.

I live in London so getting to the arena will be pretty easy, transport isn’t that bad as I weirdly love going on the train, (yes I get excited when I go on the train).

Anyways, keep calm and be fashionable!!!!