Friday, 26 August 2011

Jump into Autumn

This autumn is going XL, with knitwear of course. Oversized jumpers are going to be next season’s wish-list wonder and the chunkier and slouchier the better!
The catwalk has already set the trend with Stella McCartney fashioning voluminous jumpers that are big enough to smuggle a midget in. While ALC keep it tight but add retro elbow pads that are going to be huge next season on not only jumpers but cardigans too.
I must admit I bought an oversized jumper last winter and absolutely loved it. It’s the easiest thing to just throw on and being so short I was able to wear it with just tights. I am definitely looking forward to pulling it out again this year, though that looks like it will be sooner rather than later with this weather.
One style that I do want to add to my wardrobe this season is the Fair Isle pattern. I think on both men and women it’s a great look, although my boyfriend doesn’t agree and won’t go near one. And when I purchase one of those bad boys I’m sure he’s going to pretend he doesn’t know me, but that’s the price I’m willing to pay for a beautiful jumper!
Cable knit have to be my favourite kind of heavy knit, even if they are like the ones your Nan wears! I just think they’re the most classic kind and look smarter. But frumpy jumpers are in so if they tickle your pickle then copy the catwalk with shapeless fuzzy textures, it’s that easier to be a fashionista this winter.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

I want some leather shorts!!!! I don't know if that's a fashion faux pau or a genious edition to my wardrobe to be honest?

Friday, 19 August 2011

Louboutin Vs YSL

As soon as you see a red sole on a well-designed heel you automatically think Louboutin, right? Well that may not be the case anymore. YSL has breached its copyright by copying the red soles that Louboutin are so well known for and are therefore being sued.
"Mr. Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women's shoes," the lawsuit said. "The defendants' use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to the plaintiffs' Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public."
Louboutin’s red sole is its trademark and apparently asked YSL to not use the red soles back in January, but YSL did not respond and are now being asked to halt all production of the iconic soles.
However, this isnt the first time Mr Louboutin has had to take legal action against copyrights as in 2007 Oh Deer! were sued for using the famous soles. You think YSL would have done their homework and thought twice about copying the company.
Although, YSL bit back by saying: "Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz. As an industry leader who has devoted his entire professional life to women's footwear, Mr Louboutin either knew or should have known about some or all of the dozens of footwear models that rendered his sworn statement false."
This leads it to be unlikely that Louboutin will win the case. However both sides are offering as much evidence as possible and is still ongoing. I myself think that Louboutin should win, I know they don’t have “the monopoly on the colour” as YSL claimed but the red sole is an iconic gem within the fashion industry and I thought fashion was about not only expressing yourself but individuality? So why copy someone else’s design?

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Put on my Nude Suede Shoes.

I think I am in love! And I’m not talking about my boyfriend here, but a pair of beautiful shoes!
Every website I have been on lately has been showing off an array of suede and velvet wedges, heels, and pumps you name it. And although when I actually get some money together I am aiming to invest in a pair of orange suede wedges; I can’t help but think that I’d rather save up a few extra chip shop shifts to buy these, Topshop luxury velvet platform sandals.

They tick every box for me, they’re nude- so go with everything. Platform- let’s face it I need it at 5ft3. And last of all they are bang on trend with the velvet texture that can be worn summer and winter. And after all, Topshop shoes are of great quality!
It’s so tempting to press ‘Add to bag’…

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Quality or Quantity?

That is the question! As you all know I have recently had to take a job in a chip shop for the funds of my crazy wild lifestyle... But having to pay rent has really taken it out of my weekly wages. I have to save 80 big ones a week for rent which leaves me with a measly £32 to go crazy with! Which you can hardly go crazy with, am I right?
This leads me to say, I have now had to invest in quantity rather than quality, even though it goes against all my buying beliefs. You see, I would much rather save up the money and buy something I know I will love to its last use, than three little things I don’t mind. There’s nothing more satisfying than buying something you are truly happy with, as sad as it sounds it puts me in a good mood all day!
However, times are hard, and the other day I needed a new outfit and instead of heading to Topshop like usual, I had to go to Primark! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with primark, I can often find some bits in there that are great but it’s just not my thing when I’m looking for a new, unique outfit.
But it gets worse. A lot worse! Not only have I had to make sacrifices with my wardrobe… but my makeup bag has bared the brunt of it too. Why is it that all your makeup decides to run out at the same time? My eyeliner is running out, I had to resort to cutting my foundation in half to get what was left on the inside and my bronzer decided to smash at the same time! So instead of wondering down the max factor isle in Boots, I opted for a cheaper option: collection 2000. Two items for a fiver sound so appealing when you need countless pieces of makeup and have a tenner to your name. But seriously, don’t do it to yourself! Go that little bit longer having a cheeky squirt of your mum’s foundation until you can afford your usual brand. I wish I never wasted that fiver to be honest! The foundation is rubbish, wipes any other makeup you have on completely off and clumps to your skin. And the mascara, broke before I even got a chance to swipe my eyelashes with it.
Moral of the story; quality is always best if you don’t want to go around with a patchy face and shorts that everyone has!