I absolutely LOVED Giles' first show in Paris….The colours and shapes were amazing!! Neons, metallics and dinosaur-influenced cartoon elements were combined with Giles' prom style dresses to make the kooky almost elegant. A tarantula motif was a recurring print as well as the fabric laser cut-outs that decorated the black sheer dresses. Accessories like the cuddly dino satchels and sunglasses produced for the first time with Linda Farrow, also made the pretty frocks more offbeat. All in all I heart Giles!!
♥ Amy x
I am loving the ASOS AFRICA Collection, some amazing prints for Summer! They have taken design inspiration from the vibrant continent and this is also part of the support for Fair Trade in Africa so your getting cool pieces and helping a good cause :) My fave's are the printed jumpsuit and the blue print high waisted skirt.
Here's some of the red carpet looks from the ELLE Style Awards...I'm loving Ashley Olsen wearing a vintage Christian Lacroix dress, worn back to front Also loving her Fendi shoes and of course Mary-Kate's Lanvin dress was amaaazing. They were well deserved of the 'Style Icon' award they recieved. My other faves were Alexa Chung wearing head to toe Chanel. Very jealous!!
Those who know me, know im not a tatoo lover, the thought of having something permantly inked on my body makes me queasy! Call me a wuss!! So trust Chanel to come along and add some Tat chic into our lives with temporary transfers! For a look you dont have to regret at a bargain price of £49 for 55, availble now at Selfridges!
Tatoo transfers are set to be a huge trend this summer, so get your in now before they sell out!
This spring, H&M is catering to those that are especially environmentally conscious with a new line called The Garden Collection. According to the press release, the romantic garden collection is made using organic and recycled materials. All the garments have been produced using sustainable materials or using recycled PET bottles or textile waste. Sustainable materials include: Organic cotton, cotton that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals; Organic linen, linen that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals; Recycled polyester, polyester made from PET-bottles or textile waste; and Tencel silky, renewable material produced with minimal environmental impact.
The collection’s floral looks are inspired by chlorophyll-green gardens, sundrenched landscapes and even 70s hippie chic flower-power. The collection includes a feminine chiffon dress made from recycled polyester with a colourful garden print, a pinafore dress in organic cotton with romantic roses and a smock dress in organic cotton with an ethnic floral pattern. An organic cotton top in a small floral design or a frilly chiffon top made from recycled polyester can be combined with cropped trousers or shorts in organic cotton and/or linen. A beige anorak can be worn over a floral jumpsuit, both of which come in tencel.
I am pleased to say this desirable skirt is coming into River Island stores in the next two weeks! After the success of the Black studded skirt I had designed for River Island, this is a version I have done suitable for summer! I Love it! Its also cheaper than the last one at a bargain price of £49.99 ( That's a lot of studs for your money!)
Glamour Magazine " Skirt of the Season"
This is by far one of my favourite designs, and I think a key staple peice for your wardrobe this summer! Get it before it sells out!!
Just thought I'd post some pics of some of the looks and designers I loved at this years London Fashion Week. Let me know what you think.......Amy x
Craig Lawrence for Another magazine
MFP - Maria Francesca
And lastly, I loved David Koma's S/S 10 collection during London Fashion Week. Koma is rapidly becoming a fashion industry darling. Vogue, Elle and Dazed and Confused are just a few of the fashion bibles who have dedicated column inches to his work. He has also had a huge celeb following including Beyonce, Lady Gaga and of course Cheryl Cole who wore 'that dress' on the X Factor live show.
His S/S 10 collection was eagerly anticipated, and it didn’t disappoint. The body-con element was still present, but this time the metal tubing made way for 60s swirly shapes and neon blocked colours, though there were still embellishments a-plenty.
So who does he design for, exactly? “It would be strong, sexual and confident woman. My collection always based on strong and sexual silhouette. I love to work with shapes, trying to unite female spirit with contemporary art. Exaggerating, but I never cross the line.”
Together Laura and Amy are a combined force. We aim to bring you a juxtaposed view on the world of style and design and invite you to follow our creative path. Feel free to leave your opinions! Love Laura and Amy