I’m loving this mid-season weather in London – just like Spring ! I always think boots with skirts and dresses look odd in Winter – either it’s boot weather or it’s dress weather, right ?! – but today I’m making the most of the last days of sun to break my own rule. Studded leather boots and a mini-skirt, yes sir ! Mini-dress by IKKS Top by Warehouse Bag vintage Shoes by Zara xx – – – – – –Lookbook : It’s Spring again
Out with the Sales, in with the new trends ! I haven’t been able to keep my eyes off the Autumn Winter collections that are already starting to creep up on us ! Here’s my (just about affordable) Top 10 wishlist so far… J’en ai déjà marre des Soldes et envie de nouveautés ! Voici ma liste d’envies pour AW12… xx – – – – – –Trendspotting : Top 10 wishlist for AW12
Today I am attending a conference at the University of the Arts, London, named From Awareness to Action. The talks will be on the subject of sustainable fashion and I’m looking forward to lots of learning and hopefully some networking. Responsable Fashion is a tricky subject, especially as we seem to be seeing things go in the opposite direction : Zara’s 14 collections a year definitely don’t encourage sustainability ! Practicing DIY and being creative with fashion is definitely a good start to becoming fashionably responsible and I hope this blog helps those of you who are interested in sustainable fashion to find alternatives to constant retail therapy whilst feeding your love for clothes ! Seeing how quickly H&M sold out of most of their new Conscious Collection, it seems people are more and more interested in shopping green. Good news : ) I know this isn’t the kind of thing I usually talk about on here but for those of you who are interested, this is a great video produced by EJF – one of the speakers taking part in today’s conference. The true cost of cotton If you are in London and are interested in this conference, it is today at 6:30. Click here for more info. xxEvent : London’s Sustainable Fashion Conference
Creative fashion is not only about DIYing but also about having fun with your style wherever your clothes were purchased. Fashion is about expressing yourself through what you wear and playing with clothes and accessories to fit your mood, an event or even your general personality. When looking for inspiration, the high-street can become a little hypnotizing and you may find it difficult thinking about the clothes you have at home to mix and match with your potential purchase or even find you end up buying things you wouldn’t normally dream of wearing. Of course shops have a million ways of making this happen, starting with the brain washing lights and music and the abundance of clothes in the depth of their shop. So, sometimes it’s nice to shop in new places, places that will inspire you to create yourself rather than beg someone helplessly to take your money and tell you what to wear ; ) A great place to go for a bit of something different is your local charity shop. The charity could be for cancer, it could be for the homeless it could be for the RSPCA like mine is. Whatever the cause it’s definitely a good one : retail therapy for next to nothing ! Take a look at what I found in my local RSPCA shop this month, for a total of UNDER £20 ! Necklace : I like this as it is so I will probably wear it a couple of times before it sees some serious DIYing – I have plans for you my precious ! Leotard : I once fell head over heels for a Manoush poncho with fringes all over but unfortunately couldn’t afford it. It will always be in my ♥… But now this leotard will be on my back ! Cuff : Spot on this season with multiple chains ! Love it ! Wedges : Originally bought in Zara, these wooden wedge pumps are still in great condition. I wouldn’t really buy shoes in a second hand shop but these look almost new, cost me £5 and fit perfectly… Belt : A metallic soft leather belt from Topshop – bargain baby ! Have you recently had any successful charity shopping sprees ? xx – – – – – –Shopping : Charity Choice April 2012
Have you ever wanted to wear something but not “had the guts” ? Have you ever wondered what other people would think if you did ? Have you ever looked at someone with admiration and a pinch of jealousy ? Was it because they were wearing something you would love to wear ? Or was it because they were daring something you would love to dare ? Have you ever thought you can’t pull it off ? Have you ever secretly thought it would suit you too ? Have you ever wished you had more style ? Have you ever cringed when a friend wants the same top or bag ? Then why do you shop in the same place as them ? Have you tried anything different ? I repeat. Have you EVER EVEN TRIED something different ? If your answer to this last question is no, then read my blog. If your answer to this is yes, then please keep it up and read my blog. I hope that this blog will INSPIRE you.Clones and Clowns and Blogs, oh my !