London’s Very Own Merge

Merge LDN. Producing British Tailored Street wear (otherwise known as BTS), this brand was founded by former ‘TOWIE’ star Tom Kilbey. With a vision to make “multifaced artistic illustration” the brand uses the creativity of both musicians & photographers to personally produce their items of clothing. Below you I have taken a screenshot of what Merge means to founder Tom Kilbey:

Merge LDN TK Quote

(Copyright of the above screenshot belongs to Merge LDN)

When Merge LDN was launched, the idea in mind was to provide men’s wear that has individuality & that tells a story. The brand’s first collection was designed & created in their London offices after personally selecting & sourcing the fabrics that are used in their pieces. Merge produces a variety of items such as jackets, t-shirts, tops & shorts. Below you can find two of the brand’s items that I love!
MLDN Alfred Sweater MLDN Tuntill Jacket
(Copyright of the above images belongs to Merge LDN)

I love the class & sophisticated looks that are projected by Merge’s items of clothing so so much! The ‘Alfred’ sweater is a stylish piece that has a subtle quirkiness to it. My favourite part of this jumper is the unique touch made by adding the Merge LDN not only to the chest but also all over the sleeves. The colour scheme of the jumper adds to its versatility making it an even better item to add to your wardrobe! Costing only £79.00 this item is a bargain! If you would like to find out more about this item, please click here.

The ‘Tunthill’ jacket is simple yet stylish. Its versatility & timeless look make it even more appealing! Using the navy colour adds to that the sophisticated style of the jacket, which has worked really well! The price of this jacket is £210.00 & if you’d like to find out more about this piece, please click here.
Before I leave you to admire these fab pieces, please click here if you would like to see more of Merge LDN’s clothing!

Holy Hotttshit!

If any of you reading this are accessory lovers, please keep reading! I have come across a website that is a jewellery gold mine! It goes by the name of ‘Hotttshit.com’ & the title definitely doesn’t lie! Before we look at the products, I’ll give you a brief background on the site.

Hotttshit.com was created out of experience, expertise & a passion for creating a business by Justin & Willie in 2012. Willie runs a product design company & Justin studied art & architecture. The two bonded over their business experiences & their interest in starting a new venture together.

Without further ado, I present to you my favourite pieces of jewellery from the pair’s site:

HOTTTSHIT.COM Fox Bangle HOTTTSHIT.COM Evil Eye Ring

(Copyright of the above photos belong to Hotttshit.com)

The reason the fox bangle is one of my favourites is because it isn’t in your face, but has subtle charm. It is a delicate looking piece but could add a great touch to most outfits both casual & formal! The bangle is a bargain costing only $17.00! It can be bought from the site by clicking here.

A slightly more quirky item, this ring is funky & stands out in comparison to other pieces of jewellery! Again, I feel that this accessory is something that could be worn with both a casual & formal outfit! You’d be wrong to pass up on this item as it only costs $9.00! If you would like to purchase this wonder, please click here.

I absolute love the items that are on the site & the above accessories provide us with a taste of how unique the products really are! If reading this post has given you an interest in the site, please click here.

For now, that’s all from me!

A Fashion Filled Friday

Long time no posting strangers! This post is very overdue, but luckily my fashion filled Friday on the 19th July inspired my next post! So without further ado, let’s begin.

Arriving at the V&A Museum at 10:30 in the morning meant that I could look at the fashion section & also relax in the gardens. When looking at the fashion part of the museum, many of the items on display caught my eye, but in particular these two drew me in from the moment I laid my eyes on them:

V&A Dior Necklace V&A McQueen Dress

I apologise for the quality of the photos, they were taken on my phone. The intricate details & elegance of the Christian Dior necklace were captivating & the glamour & unique qualities of the Alexander McQueen dress were mesmerising!

At 12:30 I began queuing up for the catwalk show (I think at this point I should mention that the reason I went down to the museum was to see the Fashion in Motion: Jenny Packham show). I should also mention that this wasn’t just any Jenny Packham catwalk, this one celebrates 25 years of Packham’s designs!

Jenny Packham Catwalk

More apologies for the quality of the photo, it is another phone one. Once we were inside & had taken our seats, it all felt surreal. Shortly after, the house lights went off, spotlights flooded the models’ path & the show begun.

Soft materials flowed as the models walked, trains billowing out behind them. The majority of the dresses had delicate colours such as light pinks & neutral tones. There were a few exceptions for example, bolder reds & greens. Teamed with the varied colours were lots of crystals! These made the dresses look even more like they were taken from fairytales! I would summarise the pieces in the show as sophisticated, feminine, delicate, princess-like & glamorous! If you would like to head to the Jenny Packham website please click here.
Once the show had finished, I made my way to Harrods & admired all of the fabulous items! Upon leaving fashion wonderland, I was joined in the lift by the one & only Kate Moss!
Kate Moss Harrods Lift
Only joking! Well sort of… One of Moss’ most recent campaigns were on the doors of the lift (I wish I had shared the lift with her)! I then ventured to Mulberry, to oogle over yet more beautiful items, before heading home after a day in the sweltering heat (definitely not complaining even after getting sunburn).
Mulberry Logo Sunburn
Those white lines on my wrist are from wearing bracelets & yes I still have them.

For now, that’s all from me! I don’t plan on leaving it so long next time!

Kitsy Lane’s Uptown Angel

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well!

Thanks to twitter, I recently found out about the wonderful ‘Uptown Angel Boutique’! Powered by ‘Kitsy Lane’, the lovely Nellie Corean is able to run her own online boutique selling jewellery & various other fashion accessories. If at this point, you are still wondering what Kitsy Lane is, this should help:

“Kitsy Lane is made up of a community of Boutique Owners (from stay-at-home moms to professional stylists and even celebrities) who customize their own online storefronts, curating jewelry and accessories from on-trend and up-and-coming designers to sell in weekly flash sales. We simply provide the platform (by the way, our innovative marketing platform is first-of-its-kind), pay the commissions, and securely handle all the orders.”

– Uptown Angel Boutique

“Kitsy Lane empowers Boutique Owners to run their own online jewelry and accessories boutique on their own time – and make money while they’re at it. Thanks to an easy-to-use, innovative marketing platform, Boutique Owners get to customize their own online storefront, choose the pieces they want to sell, give personal shopping advice, and promote fabulous finds across their social networks. And anyone can do it, creating their own online storefront without the usual risks and headaches of running a business. There’s no starter kit to buy, no website to build, no inventory to manage, and no trunk shows to host. And we’re thrilled to offer it completely free.

– Uptown Angel Boutique

Each week, Nellie sends out an email, to all those who have signed up to the website, letting you know about sales that are being held on the site & to give you a taste of what can be found on Uptown Angel Boutique, I have picked out some items that are my favourites:

Uptown Angel Boutique Martina NecklaceUptown Angel Boutique Livi Scarlet Bangle

(Copyright of the above photos belong to Uptown Angel Boutique)

I love the simplicity of the necklace as it isn’t in your face & would add a dainty touch to most looks. Purely because of the ship related charms on the necklace, I would team this accessory with a blue & white outfit to give a sailor-esque look. This item was originally priced $58 but now costs only $52! If you would like to find out more about this item, please click here.

I love the subtlety of the bangle despite the its bold, red colour. Like with the necklace, this bangle adds a dainty touch to most looks & would be best teamed with a blue & white outfit. This accessory was formerly $28 & now only costs $22! If you would like to find out more about this item, please click here.

With that, this concludes the post, but if you like what you see & would like to see more of what is in the ‘Flash Sale’, please click here.

Are you a Friend Or Faux?

Hello again everyone! In this post, I am going to be writing about the fab brand ‘Friend Or Faux’ & as always, if you haven’t heard of them you are missing out!

The brand hails from the United Kingdom & focusses on “fashion ideals and cutting edge creativity”. I absolutely love their use of prints whether they are photographs or illustrated!

I would now like to show you some of my favourite items that I feel give a true sense of the brand’s originality:

FOF White Furs T-ShirtFOF Feline Sweater

(Copyright of the above images belongs to Friend Or Faux)

 As you can see, both are unique & creative items of clothing with eye-catching prints on them. The t-shirt is clever as it is subliminally saying “Faux fur” by printing the faux over the leopard fur print. I think this subtlety is part of what makes the brand one of a kind! To top off the brilliance of this t-shirt, it is in the sale currently on over at Friend Or Faux’s website! Regardless of whether it is in the sale or not, this item is a versatile gem costing only £15.00! If you would like to find out more about the t-shirt, please click here.
Looking at the sweatshirt’s print, you can almost feel the sensuality & the sexual chemistry these women share! The photograph also suggests that the two women are embracing their inner feline predator (the leopard skin covering them). This sweatshirt is stylish, attention grabbing & versatile! It too is one of the items in the sale & can be bought for only £25.00! If you would like find out more about this sweatshirt, please click here.
I’m hoping that this post is tempting you to buy some brilliant items of clothing over at www.friendorfaux.co.uk & if you would like to see the items in the sale, please click here.

A Printastic Purchase!

Sharing is caring right? Well I feel I should share with you a gem I bought yesterday:

TOPMAN Grey Leopard Print T-Shirt

(Copyright of the above photo belongs to Topman)

This t-shirt is from Topman & costs only £18.00 (bargain)! I love the dark grey colour with the leopard print as I feel it gives the look a new edge. I also love the fact that men wear leopard print as well as women nowadays! The t-shirt looks even edgier due to the denim wash exposing the different tones in the print.

In terms of what to wear with the t-shirt, you could try off white skinny jeans & a pair of grey boots? Also, if you would like to find out more about the t-shirt, please click here.

I was planning to keep this post short & sweet, so shall leave you to check out the links!

Ciao for now! 🙂

Welcome to the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ok, so I’d like to introduce you all to a brilliant clothing brand called “Cuckoo’s Nest”. If you haven’t heard of them before, you are missing out big time! Cuckoo’s Nest makes the following products: T-Shirts, sweatshirts, shirts, jeans vests, skinny cords, jackets, hoodies, polos, woman’s tees, shorts & accessories which all look great!

The company gives a fresh, fun & bright look to clothing & I personally love all the items made by them! Without further ado, I would like to show you examples of the fab products created by Cuckoo’s Nest:

Cuckoo's Nest Birds of Paradise Cuckoo's Nest Buisness Man

(Copyright of the above photos belongs to Cuckoo’s Nest)

Even though I did just say that I love all of Cuckoo’s Nest products, the two above are my favourites! I LOVE the burst of colour on the t-shirt as it is so fun & interesting to look at! On the site, it informs you that the t-shirt has “Personally-illustrated graphic detailing all over” which I think makes it unique & even more appealing! The intricate detail of the illustrated graphics captures the true beauty of nature & shows the item’s high level of quality! The t-shirt costs £29.99 & if you wanted to know even more about it, please click here.

I picked the sweatshirt because I love the eye-catching hand illustrated graphic that is on the front of it. The fact that the sweatshirt doesn’t look too busy is one of the other reasons that I love it. As with the first product written about above, my favourite part of the products are the fine details on the illustrated graphics. The sweatshirt costs £55.00 & if you wanted to know more about it, please click here.

For now this is all from me, but if you would like to see more of the products made by Cuckoo’s Nest, please click here

Victoria: Women of the Decade

Ok, so if you couldn’t guess from the title who I will be writing about, I’ll give you some hints: She is a mum of four, married to one of the best footballers in the world, a fashion icon & one fifth of the Spice Girls! If you still can’t guess who I’m talking about, I am deeply shocked!

Just in case there are any of you out there who can’t figure it out, I’m writing about the one & only Victoria Beckham! Seeing as yesterday was Harper Seven’s birthday, I thought that this would be one of the best times to write about Victoria’s brand.

VB & Family

VB & HB

(Copyright of the above photos belong to Yahoo & the Mirror)

Victoria has achieved so much in the fashion industry that it is no wonder that she wonder British Glamour Magazine’s ‘Woman of the Decade’ award! To summarise some of her achievements, would look like this:

  • Victoria Beckham made her debut as a model on the catwalk for Maria Grachvogel during London Fashion Week. (2000)
  •  Victoria has been a British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana & was briefly the face of Rocawear. (2003)
  • VB’s fashion designing career started with her designing a limited-edition fashion line for Rock & Republic called ‘VB Rocks’ in 2004. The line mainly consisted of jeans for the high end market.
  • On 16 January 2006, during Milan Fashion Week, Beckham walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli.
  • 2006 marked the time in which Victoria turned her hand to fashion editing during the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
  • Victoria, being a self confessed lover of sunglasses, released her own line of them (dvb Eyewear).
  • In September of 2006, Victoria left Rock & Republic & went on to launch her own range of denim in which she was the creative director of. The denim line was given the name ‘dvb Style’.
  • In September 2006, Victoria also launched ‘Intimately Beckham’ (a his & her fragrance line). VB has also gone on to produce a range of handbags & jewellery in association with Japanese shop ‘Samantha Thavasa’.
  • On 5 June 2007, Beckham won two British Glamour Magazine Awards, one for “Woman of the Year” and another for “Entrepreneur of the Year,” which celebrated her fashion achievements.
  • On 14 June 2007 Beckham launched her dvb Denim collection in New York at the high-end Saks Fifth Avenue, along with unveiling her eye-wear range in the United States for the first time.
  • In the same month, Beckham made her first appearance at London’s annual Graduate Fashion Week as a judge to choose the winner of the River Island Gold Award, worth £20,000.
  • In August 2007, Intimately Beckham perfume hit US stores for the first time.
  • In September 2007, Beckham released Intimately Beckham Night a new range of his & her fragrances,and her debut cosmetics line V-Sculpt was unveiled and launched in Tokyo.
  • Beckham was the face of Marc Jacobs for his Spring 2008 collection.
  • Beckham’s own fashion collection debuted during the 2008 New York Fashion Week.
  • Beckham sealed her status as a fashion icon by appearing on the cover of different editions of Vogue Magazine three times in the space of a year.Beckham’s first appearance was on the April 2008 cover of British Vogue, then in November she appeared on Indian Vogue, and in February 2009 she made the cover of Russian Vogue.
  • In November 2011, Beckham was awarded the “Designer of the Year” gong at the annual British Fashion Awards.

When you look at that list, I think it’s fair to say that VB has done well since the start of her fashion career don’t you? Why don’t we now take a look at some of the items available to purchase online:

VB icon Polo fitted dress V VB Zip front collage dress

(Copyright of the above photos belong to Victoria Beckham)

I have chosen these two items specifically in order to give you a taste of the variation among the different collections.
A personal favourite of Victoria’s from the ‘ready to wear: icon’ collection, the fitted polo dress (dress one of two) pulls off a professional & sexy look. I say this because overall the dress has class & sophistication about it while the red colour of it is eye-catching, interesting & compliments a range of skin tones! The dress hugs the figure of whomever wears it, giving that sexy edge to it! It is recommended on Victoria’s site that you purchase the dress a size larger than what you actually are due the fit of the dress. In terms of the price, the dress costs £1650.00. If you would like to go to the dress’ page please click here.
The zip front collage dress (dress two) is has quirkier look & the intricate detail makes the dress intriguing, interesting & very appealing! This dress is another that suggests professionalism however it has an outgoing touch. The shades of black used compliment the navy & those who wear it. The dress’ geometric patterns draw attention from all over & give a nice depth. Unlike the first dress, you do not need to buy this item in the next size up. The cost of this dress is £785.00 & if you would like to go to the dress’ page, please click here.
If you would like to take a look at other items available, please click here.

Sweat & Shine

Raise your hand if you are sweating, tired & feeling reluctant to do much right now. I’m hoping right now that I’m not the only one haha!

While working, I decided to write about a trend that absolutely anybody could try as it is so so simple & so so cheap! And with that, I give to you this:

The golden ankle cuff. Commonly seen among many celebrities right now as of recent. Stars such as Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez & Kim Kardashian have been spotted sporting the trend! As simple as it looks, the cuffs addd a fabulous touch to whatever it is teamed with! With prices as low as £1 it is an absolute bargain! Below you can find pictures of the mentioned celebrities rocking the cuffs:

(Copyright of the above photographs belong to FashionBombDaily & ShoeWawa)

As you can see they really are a great accessory!
And with that, I leave you to think about how great the cuff looks! If you would like to buy the cuff please click here.

Introducing Mallzee

Hello to all those reading this! I’d like to introduce you a great website! Readers meet Mallzee. Mallzee meet readers.

If you haven’t heard of Mallzee before, it is a website that is great for finding clothes for different styles! Upon your initial log in you will be shown various pieces of clothing, giving you the option to “like” or “dislike” them. Once you have completed this process, Mallzee will present the brands that they think you’ll like.

You then have the freedom to look through the different products supplied by the brands & once you decide to buy a product, Mallzee will redirect to the brand’s site in order for you to make your purchase! It is like having your own personal shopper without even having to leave your home!

Another fab feature of the site is that you can shop with your friends! You can recommend items for each other, help each other know which items work & which don’t. Also, the more shop on Mallzee, the more THEY PAY YOU!! How brilliant is that?!?! The way this works is that: As you buy items using Mallzee, they give you “Mallzee dollars” which go towards the items you buy in the future. Below you can find a screenshot of the homepage:

Mallzee Homepage

As you can see from the screenshot the homepage has a professional look to it & doesn’t have too much going on that could put you off. The signing up process is simple & quick. I just generally think that the site is brilliant!

If you would like to sign up to the site, please click here! I would love to hear your thoughts on it so please do get in contact! 🙂