Harnessing the biker vibes

Picked up this leather waistcoat recently which resembles a bit of a harness. Didn’t quite know what to team it with at first though but decided to keep it simple with a white tee to accentuate the details. The rest of the outfit is a mish- mash of Zara , HM, Topshop & more vintage…

 

 

The Top Ten You Gotta Own…

Emily Current and Merrit Elliott – better known as stylists and the designer duo behind cult denim brand Current Elliot have compiled a list of ten items of jewellery that every girl needs to own.

The article featured on WhoWhatWear.com looks at essential pieces ranging from the ubiquitous manly watch to a piece that I love; the turquoise necklace.

When I have a little more time I’ll show you what my top ten look like but in the meantime here’s what you need to know… Or should that be own?!

- Ayzma -

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OH, hi Topshop.

Wow – has it really been that long since we last posted? Life is long these days. Anyway I don’t want to dwell too much on why the hiatus right now because I have better things to share. Like my latest finds from Topshop. London temperatures are sizzling and so is their Jewellery. You need to check out the latest collection which comprise Shorouk inspired earrings, Pamela Love-esque rings and Erickson Beamonn style cuffs.  They are the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe.

I am tempted to spend a significant portion of this months disposable income on it. I think you should too. 

Pair them with your maxis or your summer tops and go enjoy the sun (when the thunder stops)!

All pictures courtesy of Topshop.com

London Fashion Week Jewellery Coverage

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London was in full force during fashion week with buyers, bloggers, journalists and the other all important bods in the business flocking to Somerset House in search for the hottest trends for next season. Interested to see what was going on, I headed out with the Canon in one hand and Smythson in the other to speak with designers on their collections and inspiration for the season ahead.

Here are the highlights…

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Wanting to create a collection that embodied the attitude and sexiness of his homeland Brazil, Fernando Jorge explained he often explores different stones and shapes to create tactile, fluid collections. Using various shades of green for A/W, the collection is fresh and organic which is largely due to the inspiration the designer takes from nature.

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Showcasing an array of irregular, interesting pieces, the Imogen Belfield collection immediately caught my eye. The bronzed, gilted, and silvered toned jewellery is all hand crafted meaning no two pieces are the same.

Inspired by surroundings and architecture, the designer explained the collection resembles rock formations and an array of shooting stars which was inspired by the Natural History Museum.

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Although Shourouk Rhaiem was not available to speak with, Valery Demure showcased nothing less than a beautiful collection by the designer. Remaining true to her signature rainbow bright use of colour, Shourouk used Swarovski crystals and neon enamel stones combined with PVC and rope to create an intricate and contrasting collection.

The colour palette was muted compared to what we have seen over the past seasons with more use of creamier pastels interspersed with vivid emerald and sapphire toned stones.

Here’s the best of the rest…

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London Fashion Week Street Style

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I love street style and especially love it during the Fashion week season so this week, I headed on down to LFW at the Somerset House and saw London at it’s very finest.

Having spoken to designers on their new collections (post on its way soon!) I hung out and took in the crazy atmosphere whilst snapping away my favourite looks of the week. A well turned out bunch overall but here are a handful of what I think are the winning looks for this week…

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SS13 Trend – See Through

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Who: Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Chloe, Michael Kors
What: Transparent, Clear, Perspex
Wear: H&M, New Look, Blu Bijoux, Ted Baker

Having studied the SS13 runway shows, there was a clear emergence of all things transparent. From jewel like box clutches at Stella McCartney and spiked kitten heels at Valentino, transparent accessories were everywhere leaving me to wonder how this trend will translate into jewellery.

There are already a few high street designers who have taken to the trend however none that have managed to pull it off in a high fashion kinda way. Cuffs are probably the easiest piece of jewellery to work with so I expect to see a lot of these in the coming months but am interested to see how the high street will bring transparent-ness to other jewellery with this emerging trend.

- Ayzma -

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Alex Monroe & Evans Collaboration

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With designers choosing mainstream retailers like Topshop, H&M and Uniqlo to collaborate with, I was as interested as I was excited to learn about the Alex Monroe collaboration with plus sized retailer Evans.

An unusual pairing at first thought however it made perfect sense having learned that Monroe wanted to work with brand where he could cater to an inclusive market. Wanting to keep to his ‘egalitarian’ way of working, this is probably a perfect collaboration for the two brands since the Evans ethos is to dress women of all shapes and sizes.

Inspired by 1950’s glamour, the collection entitled Alouette keeps in line with the designers nature inspired designs and comprises of gold intertwining leaves and pearls in an 8 piece collection which is accessible and desirable for all.

Alouette is available to buy in stores and online now.

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SS13 Trend – Heavy Metal

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Who: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy, Ballenciaga
What: Heavy duty, Metal, Amour like jewellery
Wear: Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham and Kim K

Bold, oversized and making a statement is exactly how I like my jewellery and SS13 will bring exactly this in a trend which will see jewellery go all bad-ass!

From knuckle duster rings, thick chain necklaces and hi-shine cuffs – jewellery is set to go solid and industrial for next season and looks particularly amazing when worn with an all black or all white ensemble as per the ladies below…

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Lanvin (1) Lanvin (2)BalenciagaGivenchySaint Laurent Saint Laurent  (2) La Modella Mafia (2) La Modella Mafia (1) Olivia PalermoKim Kardashian (2)Victoria BeckhamKim Kardashian

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