Burberry’s Inner Animal

Hello Everyone! I’m back with another post about the iconic brand that is Burberry!

A major feature of the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection is animal print! Used on clothes, shoes, bags the prints give Burberry a new look & new sophistication! Below you can find a collage I’ve made of my favourite male & female accessories from the collection.

Burberry's Inner Animal

(Copyright of the photos in the above collage belong to Burberry)

The chocolate & toffee colours of the ‘Animal Print Calfskin Sandals’ enable you to wear them at work (without being told they’re inappropriate), wear them when out, wear them whenever you want to! The 4.5 inch heels add to the shoes’ sassiness! If you would like to know more about the shoes, please click here.

There are eight different variations of ‘The Little Crush’ to choose from & the one we can see (below the peep toes) is my personal favourite out of them. This particular ‘Little Crush’ is studded with animal print & the signature ‘Burberry Check’. The bag adds a fierce touch to any outfit it is teamed with & will draw in lots of attention! If you would like to know more about this wonderful accessory, please click here.

Golden glamour & print power are what make the ‘Animal Print Calfskin Cuff’ a fabulous accessory! I love the fact this cuff has a snap-hinge meaning it isn’t difficult to put on or take off! The white & black add to the cuff’s versatility enabling you to wear it with the majority of outfits! Looking to find out more about it? If you are, please click here.

The next two accessories are from men’s part of the Prorsum print collection. Continuing with our clockwise flow, let’s discuss ‘The Boston’. Available in four different variations, I have chosen to show to you ‘The Boston In Spotted Animal Print’. With the detachable shoulder strap, the bag can be worn in two different ways. The bag’s design was inspired by vintage luggage & has hand painted edges that give a finish to the bag. If this bag has caught your eye & you would like to know more, please click here.

Last but by no means least, we have the ‘Animal Print Calfskin Gloves’. Made of super-soft leather, these gloves have a comfy cashmere lining. A metal press stud (to fasten the gloves) tops the design off perfectly! Want to know more? Please click here.

If this post has left you wanting to see even more of the Burberry A/W 13 collection, you can click here for the women’s accessories & here for the men’s. Below you can also find the campaign video for the A/W 13 collection starring Sienna Miller & Tom Sturridge!

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Burberry’s Summertime Sale

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:

Burberry Embroided Lace Shirt Burberry Metallic Undercollar Trench Coat

(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!

If you would like to see more of the pieces in the sale feel free to follow the link —> http://uk.burberry.com/store/sale/

London Collections: Men (Day 3)

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:

  • Shaun Samson
  • Paul Smith
  • Pringle of Scotland
  • Fashion East Menswear Installations
  • James Long
  • Baartmans and Siegel
  • Christopher Raeburn
  • Christopher Shannon
  • Burberry Prorsum
  • Nicole Farhi
  • Chester Barrie
  • E. Tautz
  • Matthew Miller
  • Xander Zhou
  • Nasir Mazhar

LCM - Day 3 Pt 1 LCM Day 3 - Pt 2

(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!

I’ll be back soon, but for now, bye!

The Magic of Metallics

Metallics. A style that has been around for years. Designers often create metallic pieces for their collections & they look great!

The look stands out & can add edge to any outfit! I have created the below collage to show some of the metallic pieces that have been created by designers.

Burberry Metallics

 

Yes, I have only used one brand, however I have reason for this.

In their most recent collections, Burberry have been taking their well known trench coats & giving them edge by making them with a metallic colour. Currently Burberry is known for creating trench coats with a twist spicing up runways with them.

Often, you’ll find that metallic pieces are usually shoes & accessories but there is always an exception.

So for now, I’m off!

An Afternoon in London

Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with Tasha (http://itsonlytasha.blogspot.co.uk/). We finished our drama rehearsal did a 40 minute walk to the train station, hopped on the train & headed for London. Luckily, the rain had seized for a while!

After looking in the Platform 9 3/4 shop like the big kids we are, we headed for the underground – The next journey was from King’s Cross to Piccadilly Circus.

After getting out of the underground, we walked up to Costa in order for Tasha to get a drink (a red berry thing if anyone was wondering). From Costa we made our way to the SuperDry & whilst browsing the brilliant pieces, we noticed the following outfit:

SuperDry Outfit

This outfit altogether costs around the £100 mark, but is stylish, simple & is great for Summer (provided we have good weather).

After SuperDry, Tasha & I carried on up Regent’s Street to Burberry (Ahh love it so much!)

We were greeted by the lovely security guard & then began looking at the magnificent items. We scaled the grand staircase to be greeted by one of the lovely shop assistants, whom told us the layout of the store & asked us whether we knew about the “magic mirrors”. I did, however Tasha didn’t so they explained to her that when you walk into the changing rooms & the item is close enough to the mirror, it detects what the item is & then shows a picture of a model wearing it. Despite already knowing what would happen, it was pretty awesome to see the “magic mirrors” work face-to-erm… mirrored face? Either way it was so so cool!

Also, the room where you can wait in is beautiful! It is like an actual living room! (Picture of exterior & interior below)

BurberryBurberry 2

I, like the designer lover/dweeb/nerd I am, had to take a photo of the sign for Burberry (below).

Burberry 3

We began making our way even further along Regent’s Street when we saw another Burberry shop literally a few doors down (GET IN)! The window displays oozed the class & sophistication of Burberry (window displays are below).

Burberry Window Burberry Window 2

Admittedly, the photo on the right (black backdrop) is of a worse quality compared to the photo on the left. I love the way that it isn’t only the outfits that are displaying the trends of black & white by using black & white props & backdrops. Despite the fact it is simple but, the different shapes give the display a fresh look.

We then proceeded up the road & into Juicy Couture. There, we were greeted with friendly staff, a regal looking shop (due to the classic tiled floor & the chandelier) & the bright pink here, there & everywhere. Below is a photo of the interior from one floor up.

Juicy Couture

Tasha & I then plodded up to Carnaby Street – Looked in the boutiques before making a stop at Jack Wills. In there we noticed just how lovely the interior is. Courtesy of Tasha, the below photos are examples of the Jack Wills décor.

Jack Wills 2 Jack Wills

The vintage bedroom look is very effective as it keeps the idea of the brand’s ‘British image’, yet has a fun, contemporary look elsewhere in the shop with the neon lights.

On our way back from Jack Wills, we passed a bright, eye-catching boutique called Aqua (photo below).

Aqua

The boutique draws attention to itself with the bold colour on the exterior & compliments it with the outfits on display, overall creating a complimentary look.

If you would like to see what Aqua sell, please follow the link –> http://www.aquabyaqua.com/

The final shop we paid a visit to, before heading home, was Harvey Nichols. I was fascinated by the wonderful window displays & this made me even more eager to go inside (once again, photos are below).

Harvey Nichols Harvey Nichols 2

When initially laid eyes upon this display I felt that it was suggesting what different people may value in the world: Nature (the flowers), fashion (the mannequin), technology & its advances (the cogs, tank & what seems to be a metal arm). What I feel about this display may not be how you feel, so please let me know what you think of the display!

And that was our day!