30 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : The Prints of 2012

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

AW Trend Report 2012 : The Fabrics of AW12


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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

29 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Sport Fushion

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

28 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : New Volume

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

26 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Mix Masters

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

25 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Long Form

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

24 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Layering Up

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

23 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : In Service

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

22 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Hourglass Peplum

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

21 July 2012

20 July 2012

What to wear?!?!?!?!?

   So tomorrow I have a work trial & have to dress all in black, smart but fashionable. I will of course be styling them up with accessories, but which dress do I wear? A) French Connections - Chiffon layered belted dress OR B) Tailored dress with flared skirt (but may be a tad short! What do you think?) OPINIONS PLEASE
THANKS :)

AW Trend Report 2012 : Culture Exchange

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

19 July 2012

AW Trend Report 2012 : Country Squire

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

18 July 2012

Omg OMG - Exciting & Nerve-Racking Newness for AW12

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   SOooooooo - embarrassing much?!? YES! But as I said, a lot of top blogs are doing it (better probably!) so I thought why not, it allows my personality to come out a bit more to all more followers & gives my blog a nice personal touch. Also I just wanted to show off my lovely new glossy Elle Collections magazine <3 Anyway let me know what you think about the videos!
Ooops, was still recording :p
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AW Trend Report 2012 : Boy Toy

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

17 July 2012

Sneak Preview of River Island AW12

   Along with all the trend reports being released in the next few weeks, as will the designer's and high street's lookbooks, and I am proud to introduce to you today the River Island lookbook, along with a video of the team describing next season's pieces. I particularly liked how River Island have really stepped up a level for next season, with the pieces looking much more luxurious and designer than previous seasons.

The River Island AW12 Lookbook Preview

AW Trend Report 2012 : Block Out

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.

16 July 2012

Vintage Burberry Takes On AW12's Fiery Shades

   So today I felt like I was in need of a bit of (vintage) retail therapy, at one of my favourite little vintage stores that is tucked away in my quaint little hometown. Now I see myself as being very privileged, as the area of which I live houses many a wealthy person, so this little vintage shop is always topped up nicely with their past designer pieces, but with cheaper prices (due to being within a small town). So when I visited today I was expecting a nice little find, however I was not expecting to find this 100% silk VINTAGE BURBERRY top hanging lonely and unloved on the sale rail!!! But no fear, I snapped it up very quickly and it now has a loving home in my wardrobe. Another bonus to this blouse is that it also fits in nicely with AW12's upcoming trend of fiery colours - see more on this trend here http://dressme-imyourmannequin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/aw-trend-report-2012-asian-major.html . So win win situation!

AW Trend Report 2012 : Asian Major

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Information origionally sourced from the Fashion Edit 247's AW12 talk I attended, lead by Chris Gilbert.


15 July 2012

13 July 2012

Going Greek

 
   I could either talk about my trip to Kos or I could show you, and as a pictures worth one hundred words . . . Then enjoy my photo diary!!
The pool at Hotel Elga, Kardamena.
Hat - £7 H&M
Sunglasses - Vintage (Grans wardrobe)
Lace red crop top - Vintage (from when I was a child)
Floral Skirt - £5 International
White Heels - £10 originally from New Look, but a bit of DIY later (using house paint) & they now have mint heels
Bracelets & Rings - Selection from Topshop, Dorothy Perkins & Accessorize
And introducing who I went on holiday with - Ruth & Hazel
Crisp blue waters - crisp being the main word! It was freezing (or I'm just a wimp!)
And in the distance you can see the volcanic island that is Nisyros - yes I did my research on Kos before I went - including the geographical & historical.
And they had NEW flavours of Capri-Sun over there :o
Kaftan - from nan's wardrobe again! Vintage ;)
NEON EVENING!!!
Top - £3 M&S
Shorts - £22 Topshop
Dress - £22 H&M
Yet another new addition ...
A trip on a pedaloe ...
Sunglasses - £5 New Look
Bikini - (top) £8 (bottoms) £5 F&F
I got kicked off of pedal duty after the others realised I only offered to pedal the pedaloe as a sneaky way to burn off extra calories ;) mwhahaha - so I went for a sunbathe!
Awwwwwww - almost matching bikinis!!
Our new friend - an incredibly tame magpie . . .
Bikini Top - £16 Topshop
Floral trousers - £12 F&F
Patterned short shorts - £10 River Island
Swimming Costume - £15 H&M
Skirt - £5 Topshop
Black Tasselled Dress - £15 River Island
Got a FREE strawberry that night - yay!!!
The new addition to our Greek venture - Ste
Love, love, LOVE the pattern clash Hazel came up with here - flamingo bikini & pineapple jacket - Oh so tropical!
Trying our hand at cocktail mixing - think I was a born natural :/ BUT seriously if you are going to Kardamena in Kos, you MUST visit The Kings Arms, its by far the best & friendliest bar - you can mix your own drinks & dance on the bar! Also say hi to Ste & Tommy from us if you do go there!
The sunset on the last day - very symbolic, very emotional!