Welcome to part three of five on the current sales going on! As you can see from the title, this post is on Topman’s sale. It is most definitely one that shouldn’t be missed as you will be getting 70% off (bargain right)!! Below you can find an outfit I’ve made after looking through the items in the items:
(Copyright of the above photos belong to Topman)
The stripe pattern on the t-shirt is simple & fun but looks stylish at the same time. The geek print on the t-shirt also adds to the t-shirt’s appeal. The 70% sale reduces this gem from £18.00 to £5.00!
I couldn’t pick any other trousers than denim jeans of course (major denim lover over here)! The light wash gives them an aged look which adds another trend into the outfit making it even more stylish! Originally £38.00, these jeans now cost £12.00!
I thought two things when picking the shoes. The first was that the shoes should be suitable for the season. The second consideration was that the colours of the shoes tied in with the other items in the outfit (good ol’ colour coordination). When I saw these espadrilles I knew instantly that they were perfect for the ensemble as not only do they have the same colour scheme as the other items, but also the same patterns! Also, they are perfect for summer! This pair of espadrilles have gone from £12.00 to £6.00!
This is part two of the five part sale posts. This time I will be writing about Alexander McQueen’s sale. The reductions in this sale are anything up to 60% off! Below, you will find some items I have selected from the sale:
(Copyright of the above images belong to Alexander McQueen)
The male’s shirt is a fab neutral colour giving it versatility in your wardrobe. It has a skull polka-dot pattern which gives it that authentic McQueen look suggests “young professional” & would look great when pieced together in either a formal or casual look. The 60% sale has brought the price of this item down from £315.00 to £129.00!
The female’s top has a formal & seductive look due to the honeycomb mesh corset. This piece has appeal for all types of people & can work with a range of looks. The top was originally priced at £1,120.00 & is now priced £449.00!
If you would like to see the other items in the sale please click the following links:
That’s right! There are numerous amounts of sales going on currently & I have picked out five that I would HIGHLY recommend checking out!
First of all, is Burberry. There are pieces from all the different collections that have been significantly reduced. Such as the items below:
(Copyright of the above photos belong to Burberry)
The embroidered lace shirt is stylish, sexy & sophisticated. The green lace gives a slight illusion that whoever wears it, looks as if they are wearing ivy which makes the shirt more intriguing & appealing. Originally this shirt cost £895.00 but the sale means it now costs £275.00!
The trench coat looks stylish, classy & unique. The nice neutral tone allows the coat to go with almost every outfit you may choose to wear. The unique quality the coat possesses is that when you turn the collar up it is a metallic yellowy gold. Since being put in the sale the coat it has gone from £1,495.00 to £450.00!
It’s that time of year again… GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL!! Thousands & thousands of people make their way to the various festivals year after year with the hope that their day/weekend spent there will include good weather. Even though I myself am not attending the events, I didn’t see the harm in putting together outfits that could be worn during them.
(Copyright of the photos used in the collage belong to Next)
I decided to go with the statement “Less is more” for both the outfits & seeing as the festivals are based on music, I didn’t feel it necessary to put together outfits that would make those wearing them look overdressed. Yes it is definitely risky to wear whites to an event renowned for mud but there is method behind my madness. If for example it was sunny for the whole of the festival (wishful thinking I know) wearing white won’t take in as much of the sun’s rays, meaning you won’t overheat during the activities. Below are the links to each item in the collages in case any caught your eye.
Tuesday 18th June 2013. The third & final day of the June 2013 London Collections: Men event. The last of the collections gave the event a great ending. The designers showing their collections on day 3 were the following:
Pringle of Scotland
Fashion East Menswear Installations
Baartmans and Siegel
(Copyright of the photos used in the above collages belong to London Collections)
As you can see from the past three days, is that the smart casual look is going nowhere (Woop woop)!
Shaun Samson impressed not only the ladies, but everybody, with their newest collection. Paul Smith’s new suits gave us a hunger for formal wear. Pringle of Scotland made a tartan triumph. Fashion East Menswear Installations a great colour combo. James Long used a range of different fabrics & materials to make black magic. Baartmans and Siegel created formal wear that looks great for any occasion. Christopher Raeburn mixed neutral colours with a bright blue to give a fresh look. The wet look of the Christopher Shannon’s new collection gives a new flair to everyday wear. Burberry’s latest Prorsum collection looked classy, colourful & smart while at the same time casual. The collection went down a treat with the audience & I personally love every look from the show. With the frequent use of white in their collection, Nicole Farhi created a clean & fresh look. The S/S 14 Chester Barrie collection was made up of colours complimenting each other. The newest E. Tautz collection looked great with its fitted formal wear. Matthew Miller went back to black by colour co-ordinating some of the pieces in their collection. Xander Zhou mixed genders by using a suit (with shorts) & a garter like band. Nasir Mazhar used a soft shade of pink to give a simple yet stylish touch to their newest collection.
And with that, we await the next of the London Collection events!
Another day, another load of collections exhibited! Day 2 of LC:M proved another wonderful one, full of current trends, new trends, big designers & more up & coming ones!
The second day of the major event unveiled collections from the following names:
rag & bone
Savile Row & St James’s
(Copyright of the photos used in the above collages belong to London Collections)
Day 2 of LC:M proved lace, animal prints are among the trends that would appear to be remaining big in the world of fashion.
J.W. Anderson’s androgyny rocked the runway. Jimmy Choo’s animal print looked the image of perfection. Hunter Gather showed us the brilliance of neutral colours. Orlebar Brown showed stylish simplicity of sportswear. Knitwear, denim & prints were the eye-catchers at the Sibling show. KTZ found their way with aged looking map prints. YMC’s spots added a new flair to their newest collection. Christopher Kane’s CGI was picture pixel perfect. RAKE’s looks used fabrics that gave the pieces a fab finish. Richard James unveiled noteworthy neutrals. Marvellous monochromes were the key looks in the rag & bone collection. Katie Eary’s “flamingo massacre” (as named by all) turned heads! What will it be called? Fleopard print? Lemingo pink? Martine Rose restored the aged rocker look using distressed looking materials. McQueen’s vision in white. Using lace & a periodic style suit, Alexander McQueen revived Britain’s history! Savile Row & St James’s soft colours created style & sophistication. Oliver Spencer reinvented the suit by doubling it up as a canvas! The CP Company gave outerwear a new, stylish touch. Hackett London gave “the businessman” a new look by giving a more casual touch (still looking sophisticated!).
Ok, so this is the first of a three part mini post collection based on London Collections: Men. The event spans for three days (this year it is Sunday 16th June – Tuesday 18th June 2013) showing collections from some of the biggest designers & up & coming ones. It is also the place to notice what will be trending soon in the fashion world!
The first day of LC:M kicked off to a great start & saw collections of the following brands:
Gieves & Hawkes
Agi & Sam
(Copyright of the photos used in the above collage belong to London Collections)
As we can see, some of the trends used in the collections are ones that are already big currently. Trends such as monochrome colour, pastel colours, gold & the smart casual look are staying firmly where currently are!
Lou Dalton’s dry, distressed look had intriguing prints. John Smedley had sporty turtle-necks. Kay Kwok caught eyes by mixing sandals with reinvented formal wear. Dominic Jones opted for the less is more look with his fantastic new jewellery. Topman revamped the cowboy look. Hardy Amies’ mixed patterns at the top of the Gherkin. Astrid Andersen’s mix of fabrics & shapes interested all. Jonathan Saunders gave classic items a new edge with two-tones, prints, patterns & fabrics. Mr Start’s classy looking collection comprised of formal & casual wear. Lee Roach’s jackets & coats gave the “tied round the waist” look a new flair. Hetsch Man’s “cool men” sported the aging rocker look by chatting & drinking beer in the funky S/S14 collection & their mass of head & facial hair. Richard Nicholl used shades of colour, transparency, prints & wet look materials to create a stylish collection. Gieves & Hawkes delivered a collection stylish suits. Agi & Sam used soft colours giving their collection a fun look. Spencer Hart made used monochrome to make formal magic. He added pastel colours to give fun & variation to their S/S14 collection.
One of my favourite footwear designers is most definitely Christian Louboutin! He has been creating works of footwear art over the years & have given a new life to different styles of shoe & different trends that have been in & out of fashion over the years! Ranging from platform to flat to wedge to trainer to boot, e.t.c. Louboutin has become a household name stemming from his dream to “create something that broke rules” & make “women feel confident and empowered”.
With the signature red sole, Louboutin’s shoes have a minimum heel length of 85mm in order to give women a more dominant, sophisticated & sexy look.
The designs are innovative, eye-catching & quirky that will definitely set you apart from everybody else & with the average price of £395.00 & up, you are guaranteed a fantastic, beautiful product!
Before I continue, if you are a fan of Sex and the City this is news you’ll love!
Sarah Jessica Parker is channelling her inner Carrie Bradshaw (not that difficult for her) & creating a shoe line that will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom. She has named the shoe & bag line ‘SJP’ & in true Carrie Bradshaw style, teamed up with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus in order to create the line.
When speaking to Footwear News, SJP mentioned what was considered before beginning the line “We thought [about the metropolitan New York woman]. A beautiful coat, bag and pair of shoes — they all kind of go together. It seemed tight. It didn’t seem like we were trying to sell a bunch of junk to people.”
The lovely SJP then expressed her opinion on shoes “I don’t like a shoe to be too shiny. Sometimes it loses its chicness. That’s why suede is so nice — it takes color so beautifully as opposed to calf.”
(SJP at the 2013 Met Gala Ball. Copyright of this photo belongs to www.instyle.co.uk)
I’ll leave you with one last gem of information about the line. It will be available in 2014 – A while away I know, but at the rate time is disappearing now it’ll soon be the release date for the line!
As you can see from the picture, the shoes are by the brilliant Kurt Geiger & look fierce! They include all three of the themes that are written across the collage (pastels, lace & studs). They are eye-catching due to the mentioned factors & just generally look amazing! The price of these bad boys? £160.00 & they’re all yours! Following this link —> http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/courts/kactus-pink-fabric-41-kg-kurt-geiger-shoe.html can secure you a pair!