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!

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.

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.

River Island’s Rivalling Prices

Ok! I apologise for the big break between the sales posts! I’ll get straight on with it!

Part five of the sales mini series is on the sale currently on at River Island! It works out that the sale is around 50% for the majority of the items (bargain)! Below, you can find some items that I have picked out:

River Island Green Camo Print Crew Neck Sweatshirt River Island Pink Belted Skater Skirt

(Copyright of the above photos belong to River Island)

The camo print sweatshirt is a brilliant item as the camo print is currently being used in many different items such as jackets, tops & shoes. The sweatshirt is versatile (one thing that I absolutely LOVE about items of clothing)! This particular item was reduced from £28.00 to £15.00!

The skater skirt looks great, catches eyes with the bright colour & again is versatile! The item looks young & fun without looking garish. Originally £25.00, the price has been cut down to £10.00!

And with that, this concludes the sales mini series! If you would like to see more of the items in the sale, please click here for the women’s section & here!

Clearing out with Next

Part four is here! This time we’re focused on Next’s clearance sale (as suggested with the title). Most items in the sale are half price if not less! So without further ado, let’s take a look at the two items that I have picked out:

Next Black Split Sleeve Top Next Denim Shirt

(Copyright of the above photos belong to Next)

The female’s tunic is brilliant for various reasons. It looks delicate & elegant & can be dressed up or dressed down (gotta love versatility)! The sale has brought this item down from £55.00 to £25.00!

The male’s shirt is again brilliant for various reasons. The brown on the collar means that you can brown as well as blue into your outfit (if you wanted to colour co-ordinate)! Originally £38.00 this shirt now costs only £11.00!

If you do want to check out the sale (I would really recommend it) please click here (so happy to have figured out how to put links in like that).

Sales – The McQueen Way

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:

Alexander McQueen Hidden Skull Polka-Dot ShirtAlexander McQueen Honeycomb Mesh Corset Top

(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:

Menswear Sale —> http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/gb/alexandermcqueen/men/gallery/sale_gid23971

Womenswear Sale —> http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/gb/alexandermcqueen/women/gallery/sale_gid24022

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/