"I'm a great believer in vulgarity - if it's got vitality. A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste - it's hearty it's healthy, it's physical. I think we could use more of it. NO taste is what I'm against"
- Diana Vreeland

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My favourite trends this season

There are so many different ways you can incorporate your own unique style into this seasons trends. From tartan to PVC, vampy reds to neon colours. Here are some of my favourite trends that I'm just falling head over heels for.
First and foremost, my favourite, checks. I love all checked prints, tartan, plaid, dogtooth you name it. These prints take you from office chic to grunge freak. Any checked print you go for team with leather to emphasize the pattern and stand out more.

This trend is particularly interesting to me as you can grab anything feminine and chuck on some leather, fur, biker boots, dark lippy and it would create a mysterious, dark and dangerous grunge look. I love it because it is for everyone. Raid your nan's wardrobe and change it up with some modern pieces to get that edge, you'll be the envy of all when you strut your stuff down the street. 
PVC is a new one for me. I first saw it in TOPSHOP, a baby pink poodle skirt and couldn't stop thinking about it when I left the store (unfortunately it was days before payday). It's a twist to any outfit, that umph to any wardrobe. Designers like Burberry, Kenzo and Jonathan Saunders are portraying it in their collections with long parkas and macs and tailored dresses. PVC looks great in any colour so add a piece to your wardrobe and make a statement.
This is a crazy trend, rebelling against the mainstream. Geometric patterns, neon colours, studs, fur, leather, PVC. Its an amazing trend to go out your comfort zone and try mixing and matching, express your inner punk because no matter what you put together you can never go wrong. Think David Bowie, he knows how to rock it. Go wild with electric blues or pinks, golds and silvers. Punk swept the nation in the 80s influenced by bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Crash and the Ramones. So start your own punk movement and see what amazing outfits you come up with.
Inspiration and ideas from Cosmopolitan's no 1 issue of Fashion. Images collected from Google. 

Saturday, 10 November 2012


This week has been a hectic week for me. I have been working overnight from Sunday to Thursday helping refurbish and re-merchandise New Look in Marble Arch. It has been tough and tiring as we had loads to do in such little time. Before the refurbishment this particular store looked very run-down, old and didn't really fit the area it was based in. So it really is amazing seeing the transformation as the store now is so much more visually attractive and fits the brand more. Overall I had a wicked time meeting the VM team and helping with merchandising the store. It has been loads of fun. So here are a few pictures I took of the end result!

Sunday, 14 October 2012


This season's London Fashion Week was by the far the best, loads of prints and patterns caught my eye. My favourite was the design label Tata-Naka created by Tamara and Natasha Surguladze. Its a modern take on the 1950s pool party scene with the big hair, warm colours and structured silhouettes.


Sunday, 24 June 2012


A few weeks ago me and a friend decided to drive down to lakeside for a bit of retail theraphy. I have been after a suit (shorts and matching blazer) for ages aftering seeing Caroline Flack in her navy blue one at the Brits earlier this year. I looked everywhere and couldnt seem to find one, at least ones that matched. So when I walked into Primark I found one just hanging there on the wall! It also came with long trousers and a black version aswell. I love everything about this combo, the style, the colour, the patterns it is definitley my favourite buy this year!