If you were to ask my brothers opinion of how I dress you would be guaranteed the response of ‘too manly’ or ‘grandma’. So you can only imagine my determination to ensure these bad boys made it to my wardrobe pronto.
I’m not gonna lie to you, this duster was an absolute STEAL! Generally speaking I hate colour, I just don’t feel like it suits me at all however, there’s something about the pastel/sky blue that really struck me. The best part is something I wasn’t aware happened but apparently Primark do this thing called a sale?! I thought it was universally impossible for Primark to go much cheaper than it already is. So I ummed and aaahed about weather I should take a gamble and add some colour to my wardrobe and would I wear it often enough to justify the price tag. I mean at £3.00 that’s pretty much the price of a coffee! Was I willing to give up my daily dose of starbucks for this!? DUUUUUH…. I truly truly love it.
Muriel Maxwell on the cover of American Vogue July 1, 1939
Picture credit: Condé Nast Horst Estate
On the wall at the opening of this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum is one word in bare, three-dimensional lettering: H O R S T
This incredible exhibition was a must see for artists, fashionistas, bloggers, makeup artists and photographers. The exhibition looks back at 60 years of art which instantly captivates you through Horsts meticulous obsession with the perfect blend of light and shadow, that were used to startling effect in his work. In 1943 his editor at Vogue cited his subtle manipulation of lighting as one his key strengths.
He was a master of atmospheric illusion, composition and light who created an image of sensual sophistication. Horsts images overcome fashion and time. His photographs graced the pages of House and Garden and Vogue under the photographic title ‘Horst’.
The huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints in the archives of Condé Nast, bear witness to his distinguished talent.
Curator Susanna Brown captures the man and his work with clarity and style.
‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’
Is it such a crime that I want my wardrobe to be overflowing with denim pieces right now? I don’t know what’s come over me but I’m infatuated with the vast variety of shades, the perfectly formed structure of the way the fabric hangs, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead for me and denim. Roll on black Friday, my basket is overflowing.
Asos product codes:
Denim Skirt 439036, Denim Tshirt Dress 536211, High Weighst Wide leg Jeans 521434, Longline Denim Jacket 544664
I was scrolling through my phone the other day and came across these photos from a day trip to Brighton, Freddie’s first trip to the seaside! I know it may be a pretty mental statement to make as I know it’s not the Bahamas however, sometimes nothing quite beats the good old English seaside. We had such a chilled day mooching through the lanes, relaxing on the beach and had a late lunch at Food For Friends which is Brighton’s original vegetarian restaurant.
(Topshop crop & earrings, Zara shorts, Asos men’s jacket, Office sandals, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Vintage bag.)
I cannot believe how quick this week has gone! Im so happy to have had the opportunity to spend a week in New Looks head office, it’s been a real pleasure. I feel like I’ve learned a lot in a small space of time which makes it a shame that I couldn’t stay for the whole two weeks. Amsterdam is calling! Me and my sister are flying on Monday which couldn’t have come around at a better time. I’m in much need of a break and can’t wait. Also… Sorry for the poor quality photos recently. Unfortunately it’s the best my faithful iPhone can provide!
Day three half way to the finish point. I had another good day but found it quite a struggle to remember where everything is in the different departments ( I’ll get there!! ). In a brief summary I sorted through post, steamed a load of dresses, took minutes in the buyers meeting to type up the report and a bunch of admin on the computer in between running dresses to the different departments. I’m really enjoying absorbing in the office atmosphere and learning new things.
Today was quite different I spent most of the day at my desk re-instating and re-approving PO’s, maintaining orders and doing the desk amends which is a sloooow process but a learning one all the same. The mood board pictured above I was asked to put together for a summary of what dresses are trending this week in the other high street brands. I’m thoroughly enjoying this weeks experience and am tickled every day by how incredibly serious the army troops of the London commuters are!