"Missing someone gets easier each day because even though you're one day further from the last time you saw them, you're one day closer to seeing them again."
Ok so I might be being slightly dramatic about all of this,
So after four years, I have left London. Due to financial reasons (or rather, a lack of finances) I have returned to south Wales as a 22 year-old graduate and am currently living with my parents again.
£30+ for a pair of bleached shorts?! No thank you high street shops!
Here's my £8 Primark skinny jeans (women's size 10 ) that I cut, ripped, folded and bleached myself! Not rocket science, I know, just thought I'd share it with you guys.
I've just read the latest issue of Dazed & Confused which included some features on artists, designers, directors and other creative minds who reside and/or work in east London and their views on the future of the creative hub and talent breeding ground. It was interesting to read their concerns about east London becoming more and more commercialised, many of them reminiscing about the early Shoreditch/Stepney scene which has since moved further east to Dalston and parts of Hackney. Their main concern it seems is - if east London is dead - where do they go from here?
I've been really feeling colour this season (a rarity for me) but have been somewhat let down by the collections as most of the colour that has been seen have been in bold prints and patterns when I was hoping for plain, stark, colour blocking. Someone at Acne heard my prayers.
Chic, sophisticated with very subtle (yet still impactful) statements, Lim's latest offering effortlessly bridges together the smart and the casual to create a very editorial aesthetic, which in this context means, to look like an editor
Layering, belting, knitwear and a monochromatic palette - yes, yes, yes and yes!
Patterned seems to be the way forward next winter and these pants are no exception! Bordering on pyjama but with the right amount of edge to be pulled off - Yum!
This coat/scarf/cardigan/cape/slanket/picnic blanket/snood/robe/cloak/whatever is to. die. for. I just want to jump in and wrap it around myself.
Yves Saint Laurent
Sleeveless belted-collar jacket teamed with a seamless leather T-shirt? Yes please!
A chunky opulent black and white sweatshirt with razor blade details? Oh go on then.
Pictures from catwalking.com
Ok, so we need to talk about
Kevin Thom Brints that featured dogs, ducks, anchors and safety pins the collection also showcased rs and tailored trousers which offered a unique and austere view on preppy dressing (teamed with a gimp mask? Why not!)
Cropped shirts, knee high boots and rough, torn hems were paired with fitted dinner jackets, preppy scarves and bow ties - an unusual marriage of hot sex and high society. The overall theme that came to my mind was "Post-apocalyptic boarding school" - and I want in!
I adored these details on the trousers, whether it be studs, spikes, anchors or all of the above, they all elegantly yet ominously adorned Browne's signature ankle-swinging-length trousers and teased the top of the leather boots. It's interesting to me to see studs and spikes (which stereotypically make clothes heavy and rather shapeless) being used in a light, structured and almost delicate way.
Pictures from catwalking.com