Fashion on Film

The Future of the Fashion Show

Fashion on film is becoming more & more popular. With the highly publicized Topshop secret star video for their Christmas 2013 collection to their most recent festival inspired video. It’s apparent that films in! But why now? The change in fashion from the 90s super models & now social media stars; bloggers & super models, stars we don’t just want to see still images. Fashion film is a way for a brand to tell a story & most importantly interact with thief customers more. Personally I would prefer to watch a short film that click through lots of still product images. Fashion on film will be the norm in 10 years’ time, or at least that’s what I think 🙂

What do you think? Do you prefer film or are not fussed either way?

This Weeks Must Have……. Friendship Bracelet

Ahh the hours I spent as a kid making my own friendship bracelets, I would sit patiently knotting different coloured threads together so I could wear and give to my friends, I often gave them out at primary school when it was one of my friends birthdays. The brighter the better I always thought and I didn’t really mind what the pattern was, and I find myself still going with this ethos. I am currently the proud owner of 3 friendship bracalets, even though techincally i bought them so theres no friendship involved. I am not the only one bring back the 90’s fashion accessory of choice they are in shops everywhere! So if you don’t have the time/patiences to make your own here are my favs.
1. A lavish treat for your wrist these beautiful bracelets don’t come cheap at £59, but they are very pretty and the packaging is just as stunning as the bracelets themselves.
Ora silk and gold bracelets via
2. At the opposite end of the price spectrum we have a purse friendly £2 friendship bracelet from Topshop, with £1 going directly to Breast Cancer. Amazing cause and beautiful bracelet.
3. For the more mature friendship bracelet this is perfect. The colour is great and I love things that are delciate with my a inital on, it is also only £6, bargain. Availble from Urban Outfitters.
5. If you are wanting to make your own though you can pick up the thread from any habidashery or art store and just start knotting or plaiting. Have fun.

Style Q & A Olympics

So if your lucky enough to be going to the London Olympics this year, your probably rich and powerful and have your own live-in stylist so won’t be needing to know what to wear, however if your a mere mortal, like myself, and have entered a competition to win tickets to the Olympics then here’s what you should be wearing. Sporty fashion is a very big trend this Spring Summer so just try it out anyway! Enjoy.

The New Florals

Two days into Spring and the excitement is already sweeping over the UK, with people donning shorts, sandals and much to our dismay going topless (men only of course). Instead of bearing all let your inner beauty flower with these stunning blossom prints!

Mary Katrantzou
Chirstopher Kane
Paul Smith
River Island
Shirt & Short both Zara

Designer Collaboration

As we are all aware that some of the major names on the UK high street are collaborating with designers, to offer us “affordable” versions of their collections. H&M started the trend collaborating with designers in 2004 such as Karl Lagerfield, Stella McCartney, Victor & Rolf, Versace and most recently Marni.

Marni for H&M
Marni for H&M
Marni for H&M

Topshop released there collaboration with Mary Katrantzou to coincide with London Fashion Week, where they showcased funky printed and structured dresses, tops, shirt, trousers and accessory’s. We, like most people, have to shop on a budget so we get excited about designers, we can’t afford, collaborating with high street chains where we shop, but we expect reasonable prices, £350 for a polyester dress in not affordable.

Mary K for Topshop
Mary K for Topshop

For us designer high street collaborations are starting to loose their appeal. We are looking for quality made, great designed clothing with attention to material, construction and overall detail. When we compare clothes today to vintage pieces, which have already survived years of wear and tear, there really isn’t any comparison to the quality of construction. Buying vintage is not only green but your also getting the best quality and value for money clothing available to us at this moment in time. I am keeping my eye out for the made in UK tags, that sadly, we no longer see in most of our high street garments. A great place to find vintage, with out having to rummage, is ASOS Market Place where there is a wide selection of Menswear and Womenswear. 
Happy Shopping!