Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Spring Style x

Here are some great looks from the streets perfect for Spring! Much Love Laura x x

Monday, 26 April 2010

♥ Coachella 2010‏

Coachella is the annual three day music festival in America that always draws a crowd of celebs and some amazing fashion trendsetters...I realllllly wish I could have been there this year :( Instead I am checkin out some pics of the people that did make it!

The key trends I've spotted are; vintage Levi denim shorts, lot's of vintage dresses and skirts, espadrilles, cat-eye sunglasses, ankle boots, over sized vintage rock T-shirts, sunhats, Romper suits and Ray-Ban's are still tres popular!

♥ Amy x

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Street Style Inspiration ♥

If your ever stuck for outfit idea's there's nothing better than having a look at other people's outfit's for inspiration :) Street Style books and blogs are a good place to start or just have a wander round the shop's and do some spying on other stylish people out and about.

Here's some cool examples I have found recently. ♥ Amy x

Cute D.I.Y tips ♥

                           Here's some cool D.I.Y tip's for customising clothes.
                           I love the first pic with the 60's floral skirt mixed
                           with spots and stripes.
                           ♥ Amy x

Friday, 9 April 2010

Long live Punk!!!

The founder of Punk Malcolm McLaren has died……
He was one of the pivotal and most divisive influences on the styles and sounds of late 20th-century popular culture. He was always a rebel, he attended several Art colleges throughout the 60s including Central St Martin's and Harrow which is where he met and fell in love with Vivienne Westwood. He began to design clothing and in 1971, McLaren and his girlfriend Vivienne Westwood, opened a London clothing shop called 'Let It Rock' on the Kings Road. They popularised looks from punk to fetish, which still dominate the fashion world today. His aim was to "rescue fashion from commodification by the establishment".

McLaren travelled to New York in 1972 and happened upon the group 'The New York Dolls', he became their manager and renamed the shop on Kings Road 'Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die' in their honour. He also supplied the group with all their amazing stagewear. In 1975, McLaren returned to Britain and renamed the store 'SEX' (later Seditionaries) and began selling S&M style clothing. By 1976, McLaren had started to manage a band who would later become the 'Sex Pistols' whose punk-rock music swept through the UK in the 70's. Their uniform was safety-pinned Westwood gear and bondage trousers and their anti-establishment force changed the youth of Britain.


Today you can see McLaren's provocative influence in everything from Damien Hirst's art and bands such as the Libertines through to punk style clothes in the high street. He was likened to Andy Warhol for his change of culture and some say he changed the world. His legacy still lives on as McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's son Joseph Ferdinand Corré founded the amazing Agent Provocateur lingerie brand. He lived his life influenced by what an art teacher had once told him: "We will all be failures. But at least be a magnificent, noble failure. Anyone can be a benign success." Amy xx

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren in their shop

Malcolm outside the SEX store

Vivienne Westwood still going strong!


Thursday, 1 April 2010

British Designer Collection x

This season Bicester Village in association with the British Fashion Council is delighted to launch it’s first ever Pop up Boutique, showcasing a collective of Britain’s hottest design talent. You will be able to shop from an inspirational collection of key fashion pieces by designers such as

Atalanta Weller
Bora Aksu
Emma Cook
Felder Felde
Fiona Paxton
Georgina Goodman
Graeme Black
Hannah Marshall
House of Holland
Jean-Pierre Braganza
Julien MacDonald
Louise Armstrup
Mark Fast
Maria Francesca Pepe
Markus Lupfer
Todd Lynn

With price reductions of up to 50%. The boutique will be open for six weeks only from 31st March, and will offer the exclusive opportunity to invest in some of the most sought-after designs from London’s catwalks.

31st March - 16th May; Mon - Weds & Sun, 10 - 6pm; Thurs - Sat, 10 - 7pm

Venue: Bicester Village, 50 Pringle Drive, OX26

Much Love

Laura x

American Apparel

American Apparel is bringing its international rummage sale tour to London!

"We're bringing in tens of thousands of your favorite garments to choose from, with prices starting at £1, and everything at up to 85% off. Inventory will be constantly replenished throughout the weekend. Don't worry about crowds, we've rented over 22,000 square feet of space!"
RSVP on this event on Facebook to receive further information adn even submit your requests!

Here's where to find it:
81 Brick Lane
E1 6QN London
(Closest tube station: Liverpool Street)

Free Admission
Friday April 2 1pm - 8pm
Saturday April 3 10am to 8pm
Sunday, April 4 10am to 8pm


Much Love

Laura x