What did Coco do?

Let’s forget Karl for just a second and reminisce about the original, insanely intuitive Gabrielle Chanel or if you prefer – Coco Chanel. Now we all understand that this inspirational designer went beyond others of her time, making women’s fashion that radiated femininity opposing against the strong demand of the common uncomfortable attire, a frequent being that of tight corsets. But how did she do this? What were the specific elements that combined to give Gabrielle such a prodigious reputation in fashion?

Using Jersey

This fabric was viewed as the main for men’s underwear and nothing else. Coco decided that jersey would be suitable for her creations due to its low cost compared to alternative substances that had suddenly risen in price after the war. Daringly, Chanel was the first designer to involve jersey in her creations stating that it had a quality finish and an exceptional drapery. In addition, the fabric suited Chanel’s influence of straightforward and convenient menswear making it a perfect match for her ideas.

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Inventing the Little Black Dress

Everyone has one, it’s that noted classic yet do you know that Chanel is the women to thank? Previously, black was the dull, unnoticeable shade viewed as a principle look for only funerals and the grief of widows. Gabrielle discovered the hues secretive aspect and came with the ever valued belief of it being a major contribution for fashion. To be honest, I cannot imagine a world without it. Dominant reds, greens and sharp blues were referenced to making Coco “feel ill” later on she quoted “these Women, I’m bloody well going to dress them in black!” Noticed by Vogue, they first introduced Gabrielle’s time-honoured black masterpiece in a 1926 issue spreading word of the commodity to a larger amount of fashion enthusiasts which is still growing today.

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Labelling Perfume

Back then, scents were a mixture of completely natural aspects focused on floral aromas unlike the artificial perks involved nowadays. 1921 was the year Coco released her favoured perfume, possibly the most acknowledged of scents today, Chanel No.5 after the instance of it being the 5th perfume tested. Yes, Paul Poiret recently launched his own scent earlier in the year however there was an absence of his name. Gabrielle was of course intelligent enough to be the first of brands to officially have their name placed on the bottle. By doing this, people recognised the scent and knew it was Chanel no.5. Famously a particular lover was Marilyn Monroe repeatedly noting the scent during interviews “I said Chanel No 5 because it’s the truth.”

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Releasing Extravagant Jewellery

Chanel is all about the elegance and high-class of the wearers so it is no surprise that Gabrielle was one of the first to produce costume jewellery in her collections. Likewise to before, Paul Poiret was the first nevertheless Coco’s range constituted of flamboyant white pearls placed besides each other, the reason why you have that treasured pearl necklace in your jewellery box. She adored the idea of exaggerated gems contrasting with her minimalistic and sophisticated apparel. Moreover, the combination of speculating both fake and legitimate in one look.

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Having Tanned Skin

Surely, Gabrielle wasn’t the original copy of those orange faced stags you see on a night out; she was the opener of healthy, sun-kissed skin. This greatly rebelled against the standard appearance of pale faced complexions resembling porcelain dolls by the adding of bright blusher and rouge lips. She caught hold of the present man’s thoughts of an idealistic women being as alike to paintings as possible. Coincidently, Coco caught a beautiful tan amid her cruise holiday along the French Riviera. After arriving home, her peers exceedingly desired for the same coloured skin furthermore passing the fascination to other members of public enough to make it a trend all around the world as well as an ongoing accessory for years to come.  Even though the expression is generally viewed as being cheap when by the use of fake tan, formerly it gave out a reputation of prosperity and refinement.

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Females Wearing Trousers 

Especially amongst the time of war, women working in factories would usually custom that of a pair of trousers for efficiency and health and safety reasons though not prior to Coco did the forms of attire become a general clothing item to females. It was when Gabrielle became anxious about displaying her figure to men precedent to having to wear a swimsuit that she refused and instead astounded people with walking out in a pair of sailors pants, this occurred at the society beach resort in Deauville (been there, just saying). Similar to how those of us in the Alexa Chung fandom attempt (and tremendously fail) to manipulate her style, Gabrielle’s fans did the same. Despite the women’s wearing of the clothing, she ensued to proclaim “I came up with them by modesty. From this usage to it becoming fashion, having 70% of women wearing trousers at evening dinner is quite sad.” I thoroughly disagree with her.

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The Fashion-Changing Chanel Suit

The Chanel suit was the pinnacle of Coco’s clothing creations; it was the first of its kind. Recommended by major fashion icons consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy (worn on the day of her husband’s assassination) and Grace Kelly, the garment was trimmed with braid, had fitted sleeves, no collar and metallic embellished buttons. Additionally, the boxer jacket was combined with a sophisticated slim-line skirt emphasising that typical aristocratic Chanel women.

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Warby Parker’s Limited Edition Corner Capsuel Collection makes Contacts a thing of the Past

Now Warby Parker is a brand whose concept, those of us with an average person’s budget can all thank. They saw the growing possibilities of the sunglasses industry and having experienced a college student budget, created Warby Parker. Both sunglasses and optical wear are available in store and they now have concessions in major American locations such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, their success is expanding by the day. Their other focus is charity work, they have partnerships with non-profit organisations, one being Vision-Spring, which assures them that a less fortunate person in need of optical eye wear will receive a free pair of optical glasses for every pair of Warby Parker glasses that are purchased.

Amidst their limited edition Corner Capsuel Collection, there are 5 new styles for both eyeglasses and sunglasses fitting any wearer’s preference. Uncover your inner Hepburn with the seductive leopard print cat-eyes or reminisce about the seventies with some transparent box lens eyeglasses. What’s more, the label has successfully added two contemporary hues, Rhubarb and Quartz. Incorporated with Parker’s professionally polished eye-wear, the distinctive shades provide sparking up of your standard plain pair of glasses.

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I myself was immediately won over by the Teddy 285 Topdown Suns. An Emerald Lens rimmed with exotic leopard print upon quite an obscure style. Yet the elements combined together make a peculiar masterpiece, it isn’t like your typical pair of sunglasses where a designer takes them, uses one fixed colour then adds just one differentiating pattern or shade so they can place the word ‘exciting’ throughout its description. Alternatively, this model goes where others fear and I can assuredly affirm that risk as being an ultimate triumph.

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Another positive feature is the collection’s reoccurring theme of British styles. To start with, some have that mahogany look; a style one would most commonly associate with a man carrying a satchel in chinos. It’s that business sense, moreover sophistication. You are able to wear these to work without appearing as overdone however they still act as a stylish accessory. Forget those only-child-with-glasses days and finally be satisfied with that identification. Who needs contact lenses when we have Warby Parker? There is no doubt that the attire will be noticed amongst a crowd.

Forwarding on to pairings, cat eyes look great with suits because you’re mixing both the masculinity of a blazer and trousers with the femininity of the all-important point upon the glasses. Never the less, use modernistic colours such as solid blues, blacks, whites and silvers to amplify the contrast between Hollywood vintage and the 21st century, for this look use the Warby Parker Goodney 100 Angel Suns. Secondly, let’s discuss the Hutton Topdowns for men. Appearing as a narrower though protracted form, these are suited for those with oval shaped faces who desire for them to look a meagre amount larger. By the small, square shaped rims, this style will sharpen the eyes whilst elongating the face providing a more muscular presence which is a goal most men strive for.

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Alternatively to the Hutton Topdowns, the collection includes a quirky pair called Topper Topdowns. This has a combination of the classic almond brown with sparks of white that emphasise the glass’ tremendous glow. These glasses correspond to that of Ray Ban’s tortoise shell acetate products however they are a lot cheaper, giving out that they look remarkably prodigious over other models without a lack of sensibility.

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‘The Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. This time around, we’re experimenting with traditional shapes; think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping brow lines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.’

The New Corner Capsuel Collection matches Warby Parker’s creation process combining the unique inspiration of global features with hand designed quality pair of glasses. In addition, their material is always the best quality ranging from premium Japanese titanium to custom single-sheet cellulose acetate all manufactured its own family-run factory.

Overall this Corner Capsule Collection bravely explores like no other brand. It captures new trends, combining patterns and shades in a group of exclusive eye-wear that is the answer to all our prayers. Their limited edition collection would make the perfect photo base for Instagram, they are the styles you see on a popular fashion blogger’s feed, and thus they are a clear portrayal of futuristic trends with a touch of the trendy vintage past.

Be sure to comment your favourite pair from the collection.

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What did Coco do?

Let’s forget Karl for just a second and reminisce about the original, insanely intuitive Gabrielle Chanel or if you prefer – Coco Chanel. Now we all understand that this inspirational designer went beyond others of her time, making women’s fashion that radiated femininity opposing against the strong demand of the common uncomfortable attire, a frequent being that of tight corsets. But how did she do this? What were the specific elements that combined to give Gabrielle such a prodigious reputation in fashion?

Using Jersey

This fabric was viewed as the main for men’s underwear and nothing else. Coco decided that jersey would be suitable for her creations due to its low cost compared to alternative substances that had suddenly risen in price after the war. Daringly, Chanel was the first designer to involve jersey in her creations stating that it had a quality finish and an exceptional drapery. In addition, the fabric suited Chanel’s influence of straightforward and convenient menswear making it a perfect match for her ideas.

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Inventing the Little Black Dress

Everyone has one, it’s that noted classic yet do you know that Chanel is the women to thank? Previously, black was the dull, unnoticeable shade viewed as a principle look for only funerals and the grief of widows. Gabrielle discovered the hues secretive aspect and came with the ever valued belief of it being a major contribution for fashion. To be honest, I cannot imagine a world without it. Dominant reds, greens and sharp blues were referenced to making Coco “feel ill” later on she quoted “these Women, I’m bloody well going to dress them in black!” Noticed by Vogue, they first introduced Gabrielle’s time-honoured black masterpiece in a 1926 issue spreading word of the commodity to a larger amount of fashion enthusiasts which is still growing today.

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Labelling Perfume

Back then, scents were a mixture of completely natural aspects focused on floral aromas unlike the artificial perks involved nowadays. 1921 was the year Coco released her favoured perfume, possibly the most acknowledged of scents today, Chanel No.5 after the instance of it being the 5th perfume tested. Yes, Paul Poiret recently launched his own scent earlier in the year however there was an absence of his name. Gabrielle was of course intelligent enough to be the first of brands to officially have their name placed on the bottle. By doing this, people recognised the scent and knew it was Chanel no.5. Famously a particular lover was Marilyn Monroe repeatedly noting the scent during interviews “I said Chanel No 5 because it’s the truth.”

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Releasing Extravagant Jewellery

Chanel is all about the elegance and high-class of the wearers so it is no surprise that Gabrielle was one of the first to produce costume jewellery in her collections. Likewise to before, Paul Poiret was the first nevertheless Coco’s range constituted of flamboyant white pearls placed besides each other, the reason why you have that treasured pearl necklace in your jewellery box. She adored the idea of exaggerated gems contrasting with her minimalistic and sophisticated apparel. Moreover, the combination of speculating both fake and legitimate in one look.

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Having Tanned Skin

Surely, Gabrielle wasn’t the original copy of those orange faced stags you see on a night out; she was the opener of healthy, sun-kissed skin. This greatly rebelled against the standard appearance of pale faced complexions resembling porcelain dolls by the adding of bright blusher and rouge lips. She caught hold of the present man’s thoughts of an idealistic women being as alike to paintings as possible. Coincidently, Coco caught a beautiful tan amid her cruise holiday along the French Riviera. After arriving home, her peers exceedingly desired for the same coloured skin furthermore passing the fascination to other members of public enough to make it a trend all around the world as well as an ongoing accessory for years to come.  Even though the expression is generally viewed as being cheap when by the use of fake tan, formerly it gave out a reputation of prosperity and refinement.

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Females Wearing Trousers 

Especially amongst the time of war, women working in factories would usually custom that of a pair of trousers for efficiency and health and safety reasons though not prior to Coco did the forms of attire become a general clothing item to females. It was when Gabrielle became anxious about displaying her figure to men precedent to having to wear a swimsuit that she refused and instead astounded people with walking out in a pair of sailors pants, this occurred at the society beach resort in Deauville (been there, just saying). Similar to how those of us in the Alexa Chung fandom attempt (and tremendously fail) to manipulate her style, Gabrielle’s fans did the same. Despite the women’s wearing of the clothing, she ensued to proclaim “I came up with them by modesty. From this usage to it becoming fashion, having 70% of women wearing trousers at evening dinner is quite sad.” I thoroughly disagree with her.

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Creating the Chanel Suit

The Chanel suit was the pinnacle of Coco’s clothing creations; it was the first of its kind. Recommended by major fashion icons consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy (worn on the day of her husband’s assassination) and Grace Kelly, the garment was trimmed with braid, had fitted sleeves, no collar and metallic embellished buttons. Additionally, the boxer jacket was combined with a sophisticated slim-line skirt emphasising that typical aristocratic Chanel women.

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Gown; an essential

Everyone needs that one special gown that was a complete one off, a garment that they hesitantly “umed” and “ahed” about thoroughly previous to finally giving in and handing over the ‘one off’ sum of change. It’s that piece that provides such a depth of satisfaction when you delicately place it on. The apparel that makes you constantly glance over at your reflection whenever a mirror is passed or a shop window is seen. Despite an evening dress’ overwhelming elegance only some designers dare to include it in their collections, particularly during this season it included that of Emilia Wickstead, Oscar De La Renta and Christopher Kane. But of whom ended in a success and of who ended in the idea that it should not be taken any further? Amidst this post, I will pick out my most favoured attempts yet also the ones I greatly oppose.

Alberta Feretti produces quite bohemian style pieces in nature related colour for instance: camel beige, subtle nudes and patent whites. Overall, its gowns are exceedingly angelic and in my opinion, would make the perfect prom dress catalogue. Specifically, I adore her undertaking of lace which being saintly itself is embroidered to create ethereal attire that when developing a-line skirts can sneakily cause a 1 foot increase in any ones height. Throughout presenting lace clothes, the label uses dominantly ginger haired models further emphasising the sense of outdoor environment as well as an indication to religion due to the fact that Eve herself (stated in the bible to be one of the first people God placed on planet earth along with Adam) had red hair. Moreover, we can all continue to note infinite connotations of spirituality but if I did we would be here all day. Anyway, I love the patterns symmetry upon the dress, Victorian style floral mixed with the sudden full block of white located at the bottom hem. Unlike other designers output of the lace material, Alberta Feretti makes sure that the piece isn’t overwhelming (dissimilar to approaches by designers such as Valentino and Roberto Cavalli), instead it can be worn by everyday people without looking out of place.

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On the other hand I am not a fan of Prada’s new collection of gowns exhibited at Milan Fashion Week mainly due to the thorough overuse of pattern and colour. Although the shades involved in each gown tend to be paired with each other often, at this specific occurrence, the concept has clearly not worked. Furthermore, I believe that this point has caused the dresses to appear behind time. Yes, vintage is the new contemporary but this example is grandma vintage which only grandmas can wear. However, if you disagree with my opinion which is possible since everyone has a different taste, you’d best be placing an intensely patterned gown with that of some plain garments. In this case, ditch the socks and wear flat gladiator sandals as well as a sun-hat because it is extremely rare to see one in a single layer during winter.

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Next, as well as discovering a new collection of dresses, I discovered a new designer called Matthew Williamson. Some may be wondering where I’ve been all my life but it turns out that he is a big label. For instance, he has had models such as Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne speculate his creations which include a fascinating group of gowns. In particular, I chose a kind of hallucination style of dress with the dominance of a black rose bunch as a belt. To be honest, I am not completely sure about the material types however I suspect it to be tweed. Tweed is an incredible material due to the versatility as well as the texture it provides to apparel, not only to the fabric but the colours it placed with. As a result, I believe that this dress wouldn’t be as enhancing to the eye without its focus on the material. To pair this piece or something similar comes as a remarkably simple task; just add heels, a clutch and your good to go.

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Another dress I absolutely loved however found 2 years ago and have remembered well was the dress Emma Stone wore to the Met Gala in 2012. Covered infinite, what look to be plastic transparent poppies, this is possibly my favourite red-carpet outfit in history and being honest, I was never a fan of red until this came up on my We Heart It feed. She looks so beautiful and dainty; I would do anything to be in the ownership of that gown. By Lanvin, the dresses opulence came as no surprise also I am in total guilt for staying up till 3am by endlessly browsing the Lanvin web-store. Unfortunately, this dress is so uniquely magnificent that I was unable to find similar high-street attire. Anyway, I am forever dreaming.

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Returning back to my dislikes, the Funlayo Deri Celestine Evening Gown is a definite no-no. Firstly, the placement of the satin ribbon puts me off considering it being under the bust which possibly can disfigure body shapes making them look less appealing than in reality. Secondly, I personally believe that the satin segments of the skirt resemble that of the curtain in your living room and I originally hated thigh cut outs being what this style corresponds to (just replacing the thigh outline with the material). Overall, the gown is tremendously random and clashes greatly. Moreover, it has the capability of highlighting the places most women try to avoid signifying throughout all their attire. I was unable to place a picture of this dress so if you wish to view it here’s the link – https://www.wolfandbadger.com/celestine-evening-gown/?mid=36620&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-DzJhhvUMgAUlvPJ67ixO9w .

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How a Desolate Island Invented one of the most Valuable Materials in Fashion

Recently, the archival country of Scotland has taken over headlines since announcing there debate upon whether or not to turn independent from the United Kingdom. Almost by coincidence, I experienced a family holiday during part of this period in the Outer Hebrides, a set of relatively desolate islands along the blustery west-coast of Scotland, specifically the meagre isle of Barra. Notwithstanding the island’s tremendously exclusive yet somewhat apparent life-style, there was a specific part of this Island that was a greater distinction than the other archipelago features – Harris Tweed. A tensely coarse but still pleasantly complacent material generated from pure virgin oil dyed by the authentic human inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides. Protected by Law as part of the Harris Tweed Act of Parliament 1993, the instructions on how this cloth is made are thoroughly explicit contributing to the brands considerably unique and exceedingly cultural reputation.

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As the Industrial revolution arrived in the UK bringing impacts that were slightly more beneficial than others, manufactures working on the mainland converted from the amenity of mechanism however upon the Hebridiean Isles, Islanders continued to advance whilst still using the favourable traditional method of creating deeply satisfying and immensely quality garments. Not until the intermediate of the 19th century was Lewis’ and Harris’ (two Hebridiean Islands) prodigious cloth popularised upon the mainland after years of being fabricated just for the result of home use or the local market. Tweed was a vastly pertinent material to attire by people in residence of the isles because being of a boisterous and bitter atmosphere, the Outer Hebrides is a location for covering up with the broadest of coats and the most protracted of scarves. To be completely the honest, the Isles seem to be in the midst of a perpetual winter. Obscurely, it was not a surprise towards Islanders for rent to be paid with heavy blankets and patterned segments of drapery, this textile is a definite delicacy concerning the Outer Hebrides. 

The predominance of the industry became greatly extensive by the end of the 18th century when local crofters exported there handmade cloth to the main-land for an extended audience to emerge. Originally, Tweed was recalled to as ‘tweel’ being the Scot’s name for twill however a London merchant was sent a letter from a Hawick firm regarding some tweels, although the letter precisely stated the word ‘tweels’, this London Merchant misinterpreted the lettering causing a belief that the material was called ‘tweed’ after the highly rough River Tweed, principally located across the English and Scottish boarder. Due to this fortuitous circumstance, the merchant continued to sell the garments as tweed thus supplying the brand ‘Harris Tweed’ to this day. Amongst the extended previous year of 1836, Alexandra the 6th Earl of Dunmore rooted the North of the Isle of Harris after his formerly passed father in a time where all production of tweed was completed manually. Part of this routine was being impressively hand-woven by the Islanders themselves in their own personal cottages. In particular, I find this point the fundamental essence of the fabric, it was created by the people with neither the professionalism of a substantial factory or the appliances of legitimate tools yet the islanders had the competency to initiate garments without the aid of education. Regarding colour, the vibrant ticks of intensity were developed through the use of vegetable dyes, one being a lichen dye stated under the name of ‘crottle’. This substance leaves a monumental scent upon the earlier attire of tweed which the islanders have no problem in acknowledging this aroma to be that of the material. 

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Unfortunately, The Earl of Dunmore came to an adverse death in 1843 passing on the North of the Isle of Harris to his wife, Lady Catherine. Lady Catherine was the first to take tweed into an ample amount of consideration believing that it had a potential of genuinely profitable marketing. This impacting discovery was caused by two sisters called the Paisley sisters whom of which produced the textile at a notably superior condition when compared to that of untrained crofters. Immediately, Lady Catherine requested the Paisley sisters to produce the fabric in the genuine Scottish pattern of tartan, at a mammoth rate of demand. Once completed, Lady Catherine would deliver the robust garments to be developed into assiduously reliable and meticulously thorough forms of jackets, categorically for the gamekeepers and ghillies on her estate. By virtue of the jackets conspicuous attributes of being extremely hard-wearing as well as appropriately water-resistant, it was not a lengthy amount of time until Lady Catherine came to the realisation that the attire would be comprehensively susceptible amongst alternative conditions of harshly brisk weather and climates (including country sports which was of an utterly relative activity to her closest friends).

From then on, the fabric was exceptionally promoted becoming a material that was popularly worn by Queen Elizabeth in addition to other aristocracy of this period in time. Harris Tweed became immeasurably fashionable rather than its preceding reputation of being worn for the single involvement of feeling conveniently pleasant. Furthermore, the establishment of the brand ‘Harris Tweed’ grew of greater size as Lady Catherine consigned more hefty numbers of girls to the active mainland to improve their weaving ability therefore generate more workers for ‘Harris Tweed’ and increase the demand of the fabricated goods. Unsurprisingly, numerous fashion brands have used the material of ‘Harris Tweed’ in their products: Topman, Nordstrom and Hugo Boss to name a few. Not only clothing but shoe brands such as: Nike and Doc Martens. 

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Predominantly, I adore that of Vivienne Westwood’s markedly valuable undergoing focusing on tweed, generating plentiful apparel from the fabric that all individually present Westwood’s obscure yet inventive contribution towards the industry. In my opinion, the Vivienne Westwood Faded Tartan Gaia Cape is a gives me a unequivocal desire to own in behalf of its entirely dimensional print of Tartan in addition to the visualisation of the product’s totally sufficient capability of covering up thus preserving warmth which is often a substantial dilemma in reference to myself. Despite being evidently unlikely to be in the possession of myself, if this bothersome indication was of the opposition, the cape would definitely be paired with bottoms of imperative black skinny jeans along with some presently prominent matching black Chelsea boots.

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Although tartan was already a print famously belonging to that of the Scots, I believe that this prevalent pattern would have never reached the handling of Burburry nor Vivienne Westwood without the altogether expertise of the tweed textile. It is a precious gem of the Outer Hebrides and individually, I have an utter thought that something so significant could never be reinvented. Unlike a Chanel coat that is in affinity to the members of Chanel’s team, i.e. professionally taught people. This fabric is in possession of the Hebrides people and I have a strong faith that this proprietor will never leave.

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The Liebster Award

Recently 4 utterly delightful spectators of Largerfeld Enthusiast provided me with the considerably gratifying surprise of nominations regarding the liebster award. Considering that I have secretly been lingering optimistically for just one to designate my participation with this prevalent award, it was inconceivable to resist:

First to give me a nomination was Sophia at http://thesoapybubbles.wordpress.com/ :

What is currently the number one thing on your beauty wish-list?

Talking conscientiously, my enthusiasm for fashion indubitably over-rules that of my enthusiasm for beauty therefore I am not as cognizant in the beauty field. Undeterred by this, I considerably cherish my Burt’s Bees Lip Balm scented with acai providing me with a further desire for alternative products by Burt’s Bees. Specifically the greatly pigmented lip-gloss in all foliage comes to mind as a result of the product’s tremendously intensive phosphoresce as well as its commendable durability.

If you could interview any designer who would it be and why?

Possibly the most significantly conventional answer to this question but it is unequivocal that I would choose the vast prodigiousness of Karl Largerfeld because of his sui-generis achievements that have brought a colossal amount of prosperity to his life. It would not only be the privilege of a fascinating experience but I would feel abundant appreciation to hear of his

Who, in your opinion, is the most stylish woman to have walked the earth (can be dead or alive)? 

I find this exceedingly difficult to answer. I have no response, sorry.  

What is one trend that you love right now? 

Despite the clothing items accustom focusing on extensive functionality rather than the intense pulchritude of style, cotton yoga pants are my currant ardour since I purchased a black h and m pair to use during school sport sessions.

What are your pet peeves in regards to fashion? 

Conspicuously, I have found myself repeating antecedent points at a what-I-feel considerably bedevilling rate yet, one being the answer to this catechize. Anyway, my greatest pet peeve in regards to fashion is the occurrence of a designer brand being worn just on the account of it being a designer garment. I constantly repeat this sentence: THE OUTFIT HAS TO LOOK GOOD. Thus designer pieces should only be attired amidst the presentation of an appropriately well-favoured set rather than the utter aversion of a considerably fortuitous combination of attire.

If you could attend one fashion show, which one would it be? 

Valentino period

How many pairs of shoes do you have? 

25

What is your favourite scent/perfume? 

Subsequent to copious sniffs amongst the Boots sample counter, I highly favour that of Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe right now? 

My Vero-Moda navy shift dress recently purchased surprisingly for a comic convention in the dainty ensemble of Kiki from the anime Studio Ghibli film ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’.

How would you describe your personal style?

I thoroughly adore the vast alleviation of cable knit sweaters as well as the deeply sophisticated flannel or boyfriend shirt. Portraying quite a preppy outlook of which I possess the single belief of having a predicable affect upon my character.

Who is your biggest style inspiration? 

Above all, Twiggy’s whimsical and audacious outlook towards fashion plays a major part when I decide what my attire will be for the day. As well as myself, I consider that Twiggy will have also concerned that of the clothing as she caused such a substantial impact upon clothing designers.

Secondly, I was nominated by Lizelle at http://lipseyescheecks.wordpress.com/ :

1) What do you enjoy most about blogging

As stated during my about tab, the exclusive scheme of having the capability of writing with no instructions or requirements unlike the restrictions of school pieces.

2) What is your favourite make-up or beauty item?

Collection Super-Size Mascara

3) Your best fashion advice?

When in doubt, turn to black.

4) What inspires you?

Characters in 80’s and 90’s movies.

5) What is your favourite part of the day?

When 5th period ends after a remarkably repetitive school day.

6) What has been the best advice you have been giving about blogging?

Never forget that you have a blog, i.e. post at an appropriately consistence of proportion to preserve your primary audience.

7) What do you hope to achieve with your blog?

I aim to cause an increase in my own English and Fashion capability in addition to erudition, moreover, a developed contact with those who apportion the aforementioned interests.

8) What is your best quality?

Unknown.

9) What fashion or beauty item would you spend the most money on?

Anything Valentino, except for anything in the new fringe collection, I deem the garments as appearing quite cheap and ghastly.

 10) Why did you start blogging?

To maintain a lack of the annoyingly habitual boredom of the summer holidays whilst substantially aid my English and journalism skills.

11) Fill in the blank…. “love is ……

Exceedingly needless to say that love is Alexa Chung and Alex Turner together.

Next I was also nominated by http://coffeeanddaria.wordpress.com/ :

1) What one sentence would you use to describe your blog?

This blog is an intensely prevalent teen that poorly makes out to be classy.

2) What differentiates your blog from any other?

Ever found a 14 year old blogger who describes jackets as imperturbable and uses the word ‘sui generis’ on a regular basis?

3) What’s your favourite fashion find of all time? (currently in your closet)

My River Island Gold Drop Lion Earrings.

4) What inspires you to blog?

My dominant yet improbable-to-occur desire of becoming a fashion journalist of a Parisian inhabitancy.

5) …and what/who inspires your personal style?

80’s/90’s female film characters.

6) Simpsons, Family Guy, or “Cartoons aren’t my thing…”??

The Simpsons

7) Who is your favourite fashion icon? (Fictional, real, famous, not, whoever)

Yet to decide

8) On a Saturday night, would you rather bar hop in the city, attend a dinner party at a friend’s, or order take out and stay in in your jammies?

Order take-out and stay in jammies

9) Chicken or the Egg. What comes first? The shoes, the outfit, or the accessories? (When you get dressed every day.)

The outfit

10) And last, but not least, what do you want to be when you grow up? (and it doesn’t matter how old you are!!) What’s your dream job?

Fashion Journalist

Finally, I had a nomination from https://sarahspreppycloset.wordpress.com/ :

1) Why did you start blogging?

Previously answered.

2) What is your dream job?

Previously answered

3) What are you most terrified of (failing, bugs)?

Shock in general, taking part in anything that can cause even the slightest bit of shock upon my-self. 

4) What’s your go-to outfit on days where your running errands?

Skinny Jeans with a sweater (tucked in of-course) along with the convenience of some trainers (converse, new balance).

5) Health nut or not?

Undeniably, mostly food-wise.

6) Are you a perfectionist or a neat freak, or neither?

People say that I apply to both

7) What’s your favourite store and do you shop there often?

Due to living in a desolate area of England, chain high-street shops are a vast distance so I attend my favourite store at a what-I-feel too little rate, the shop being under the title of H and M.

8) Do you like Walmart or Target?

I am neither included in the residence of the USA or visitors of the USA therefore have never experienced the attendance of either store.

11) Fill in the blank- I can’t live without my _______, and why

Hair Mousse, no one wants to even envision my instinctive hair without the adequate appliance of commodity.

10) Where is your dream vacation and why?

Bora Bora since it screams warmth and exotic allure.

11) If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Justin Bieber because have a considerable fascination and love for him and that will never relinquish. 

I wish an immense thank you to all 4 bloggers who gave me a nomination.

I nominate:

1) http://vittoriaanna.wordpress.com/

2)  http://lolxfe.com/

3) http://celam491975.wordpress.com/

4) http://styleandlipstick.wordpress.com/

5) http://fashionwidget.wordpress.com/

6) http://fashionlovealex.wordpress.com/

7) http://flamingomediapr.com/

8) http://hideorgochic.wordpress.com/

9) http://stylemechicny.com/

10) http://hometownheroine.com/

11) justlikewonderland.wordpress.com

My 11 Questions to the blogs nominated:

1) How did you find an interest in the topic of your blog?

2) Do you prefer DVD’s or CD’s?

3) What is your favourite magazine/newspaper?

4) Do you prefer black or white?

5) Would you like to move out of your current country? (If so where?)

6) Have any pets?

7) Best place you have ever travelled to?

8) Who is your favourite blogger?

9) What is your guilty pleasure?

10) What is the most obscure thing you have ever tasted?

11) Is their any fashion decisions you have made which you now regret?

Liebster Award Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you for a Liebster Award and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you.
Nominate 11 bloggers who have 200 followers or fewer for the award.
Ask 11 questions to your nominees.
Let your nominees know you nominated them once you’ve posted about your Liebster Award.
Add the Liebster Award badge to your blog!

Jourdan Dunn gives you a “Well Dunn” Clams Linguini

When considering the contents of the You-Tube channel ‘Jay Z’s Life and Times’, the first palpable interpretation that comes to one’s mind is abbreviated clips of Jay Z, maybe innocently home-recording himself or a documentation of the preparation of his and Beyoncé’s latest sold-out tour ‘On the Run’. Indeed, it is a tremendously satisfying surprise to encounter that of a model cooking show, not some look-like-a-model cooking show, no, an actual one where a model cooks meals involving no dietary requirements whatsoever, forget the devastation of gluten free or the displeasure of turning into a restrictive vegan, model in the notoriety, Jourdan Dunn consumes what she pleases.

Confidently joined by a different celebrity friend or cooking fanatic for each episode, Jourdan is seen in a profound debate regarding whether the greasy butter is salted or not and frying red onions adjacent to the American fashion model, Karlie Kloss. Following on, episodes also include Cara Delevigne, Charlie Bird, 2 Chains and Wale. Despite society’s clear perception of the typical dull character model that’s only two answers are ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Jourdan definitely captures the audience’s engagement with her gregarious and resounding attitude that is presented amongst socialising with her equally-as-approachable celebrity guests. 

karlie kloss

Although the recipes ingredients and methods are questioned regularly, Dunn seems to proceed with a definitive adolescent language using “bangin'” as an adjective describing her distinctive pasta dish, Maccheroni Inferrati. Using expressions alike to “bangin'” unequivocally relates to the youthful audience of You-Tube in addition to the devotees of Jourdan Dunn expanding their interests in cooking. Furthermore, this could also promote the idea that models do eat and dieting at such a young age is evidently an awry idea hence the ample rise in eating disorders throughout young people in the interim of this subversive century hitherto. Also, since the considerable contraction of people watching programmes upon the TV when related with the extent who do the same nevertheless upon a mobile device, i.e. a smart phone, by putting such an informational series of episodes on the internet provides viewers with a discount in absence of acknowledgement of cooking legitimate and convenient meals efficiently for their beloved family and cherished friends.

Personally, the episode that intrigues me the most was undeniably that featuring the prodigious Cara Delevigne, mainly because I can associate their actions with plentiful of the occurrences of my actions. For instance they talk to each-other precisely alike to the way you would talk to your friends. Joking sporadically and denoting out each other’s amusing amateurish moments as if they’ve known each other for their integrated life-span. Referring back to the sentiment of which I stated before, this is one of the components that provide opposition against the prospect that models have a paucity of contentment and enthusiasm in their personality. 

cara delevigne

On the other hand, the only negative and adverse notion that came to my mind was the fact that cooking doesn’t behold as an authentic professionalism for Dunn which doubtlessly must be intended considering that just like everyone of my alternative points, it is justified with the fact that it pertains with that of the a general public’s limited spectrum of ability. Dunn’s first substantial experience in cookery and cuisine is the result of this show and that dovetails with the adolescents of today as they will see Dunn and think “Jourdan has a remarkable body and face so maybe I’ll be the same if I cook and eat that.” Moreover, the dishes are thoroughly healthy meaning that the ones who copy her will have a segment of healthy living introduced into their lives as a substitute for the sabotaging junk consumed by the majority of young people at present. 

Even at a time as insufficient as 5 minutes spent watching of Nigella Lawson’s cooking programs such as ‘Nigellissima’ and ‘Nigella Express’, I already began to witness feelings of intimidation by her advanced dexterity and contemporary equipped kitchen ware. Whereas, when viewing that of Jourdan’s ‘Well Dunn’ the most immense technology she uses is that of a blender causing the audience to feel a more personal attachment of Jourdan. Not only this but the kitchen is extremely mediocre, a deep white sink heaving with unwashed dishes and that of three shelves bombarded with various oriental spices, vibrant flavourings and surprisingly primitive condiments such as salt and pepper, in other words food that can most regularly be found in the bona fide storage held by ourselves. 

Contradicting that of the civilised cooking presentations shown to us constantly by the civility of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, this one decidedly appeals to me the most being a person who is captivated by counter-productive gossip and obtaining people no matter who they are. Well Dunn shows that even the most direct of people in cooking can whip up a master-piece of acute cuisine. Lastly, as it is emphasised around the fact that it is ran by possibly the most authorities people in getting an impeccable body image of today, the show should be advertised immeasurably instead of being hidden in the impediment of You-Tube.