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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A Review of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2015 Show – Chanel Boulevard, Grand Palais, Paris

So Karl Largerfeld isn’t a stranger to conveying real life society in his fascinating Chanel catwalks and the recent s/s 15 show was no exception. Take a look at the major feminist protests on the news, now convert the women into models and place a complacent black and white figure in the lead under the name of Karl Otto Largerfeld. Only he could be the designer to take on such a contradictory topic. Fortunately, there was no police involved just the enthusiastic appraise of a style filled crowd including Alexa Chung (yes I always mention her) and Poppy Delevigne.

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Despite the usual chaotic atmosphere of a protest, Chanel consisted of a much greater elegance. Models consisting of Cara Delevigne, Kendall Jenner, Gisele Bundchen, Edie Campbell and Georgia May Jagger partly sauntered along the Chanel Boulevard in the Grand Palais, backs as far back as possible and faces as expressionless as possible, then for the finale, followed Karl along the catwalk carrying cardboard signs reading ‘Make fashion not war’, ‘Sans femmes plus d’hommes’ (Without women more men), ‘Tweed is better than Tweet’, ‘Be your own stylist’, ‘Free freedom’ and ‘Ladies First’ meanwhile Karl had Cara Delevigne and Gisele Bundchen shouting “What do we want? When do we want it” through the most trendy megaphones around (they were quilted underneath the Chanel logo). But let us not forget the advantage of receiving Alexa’s views on feminism after Grazia Magazine raised the question, her response being ‘a no-brainier that every women is a feminist and men should be them too’, she says this whilst two women appear behind looking star struck as hell to see her in reality (forever jealous). Moreover, Karl was also filmed capturing a selfie however the mouth stayed shut and the glasses remained covering the eyes. Not even a French tourist repeating “tout le fait” could give him the slightest bit of remark. 

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Focusing on the important features, the collection started off with vibrant colours including the themes of art deco and floral however the garments turned to the classic Chanel look; monochrome and gold through lace, metallic leather and delicate silk. Each look fit the specific model perfectly as some convincingly strode on in pairs or threes chatting to each other on a street that if real, would be an exceedingly opulent location in the world. Besides the fabrics mentioned, tweed made a continual presence throughout attire from the rim of maxi-coats to the sleeves of crop tops, as well as this, two looks deemed to be very hipster based depicting the finale of protest. One was made up of a khaki shoulder bag with the double Cs placed right in the middle of it, as if the Chanel logo is the new peace sign (I am so for this). Whereas the alternative hipster reference combined a distressed shirt dress with a bag bursting with rouge and rose embroidery yet what was most unique was the handle being leather and resembling that of the random school craft box material segment you use to stick on your collage back in primary school (elementary school). 

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What appealed the most were the accessories. I would die for every single one of them; chunky gold belts, petite bags reading ‘females first’ and those 70’s square glasses only nerds would wear… but in white. And let’s not forget the fact that Chanel can now be associated with maths after presenting a bag reading ‘5 x 5 = *Chanel Logo*. This leads me on to my next point, In the midst of the show there was quite a school vibe (i must say that if Chanel was a school it would get an ‘outstanding’ report from Ofsted as well as be private without a doubt). I believe this because of the white blouses and frilly collars likewise to the school girls in an anime film. Moreover, there was an exceeding amount of stripes both vertically and horizontally also demonstrating a sailor vibe, nonetheless the unimaginably expensive diamond Chanel logos, glossy brogues and childish buttons turned it into a kind of Gabrielle Chanel style mass. 

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Overall, my favourite look was Marie Antoinette pale white dress complimented by a chin cross-body bag, thick gold belt, what looks to be shiny brogues combined with sandals, some gold jewellery but most of all, glittery tights. Now I’m not usually taken by coloured tights, blacks as far as I’ll get but these look beautiful. Similarly futuristic due to their astronomical aesthetic, plus the skin colour of the leg is not completely coloured, there is neither too much nor too little of that sparkle of Chanel. What’s more, you would usually expect gold tights to appear as rather tacky and reasonably cheap though this form doesn’t relate to not either of the two mentioned points, it just has Chanel written all over it.

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Next, a tweed red and blue twin set over a thin polyester pink shirt. What instantly comes to mind is an utterly negative clash, still the wonders of Chanel managed to pull it off as one would expect. An exceptional example of the idea that each model wore the outfit that fit them was through this Scottish attire and tie-dye blouse (complete opposites) considering this already existing clash added to the bleached long hair of a model, this was beyond clashing. Beyond Clashing so much that it worked. This set fits your school P.E teacher (sports teacher) perfectly having a mature, non-movement outfit withal a quirky little silver whistle to justify their occupation. And when you thought that Chanel actually exhibited an outfit without some high-class bling, there was the essential Chanel Logo upon the key-ring of the set’s clutch (but no chain?). 

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 Everything in the show screamed glamour and delicacy which was extraordinarily emphasised by the idealistic street setting. It was corresponding to that of a street style location covered in Chanel. Karl risked some new looks for instance: grunge, school girl preppy and tie-dye (not generally seen on the designer catwalks) while he also stuck with the same standard Chanel sense of sophistication and a major amount of feminist intensity in the manner Gabrielle Chanel did back after World War I when she revolutionised women’s fashion from the influence of men.

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 Thanks for reading,

Poppy x

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Shrimps – My Favourite Supplier of the Furry Line Coat

Subsequent to purchasing British Vogue in February, I took a read only to come to the considerable discovery of a new clothing brand featured called ‘Shrimps’. Now one may have noticed the consistency of faux fur coats renovated with the essence of two horizontal lines in a disparate colour, but this was the first situation in which I witnessed the quirky form of jacket. At first, I found the line terribly obscure and as if I had seen that of a fancy dress costume. As if the jacket was another one of those experimental fashion trends that had hit a major crisis. However the days went on and so did my speculating of fashion blogs and magazine articles. Anna Wintour, Laura Bailey, the coat was a constant feature in the media so much so that I have come to thoroughly adore the once negatively but now positively eccentric outerwear.

Firstly let us discuss faux fur, it’s similar to Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Me personally, I’m a self-confessed convert, when I disagreed with the material, it was extremely tacky and appeared cheap whereas now, being a lover, I believe that since the popularity of ugly wedged sandals have been proven to provide edge to an exceedingly pretty outfit, faux can do the same. It’s the texture. Who wants the meagre width of a straight forward maxi-skirt and crop combo when you can amp-it-up with a fuzzy overthrow, faux fur gives you the opportunity of attiring a reassuring blanket but out of bed. In addition, the frizzier, the better! Not your hair, the fur meaning that despite the many uses you get out of the garment, no bother is included when it begins to develop, this material is beyond robust!

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Regarding catwalk labels, Fendi has recently launched a new line consisting of non-other than a set of charms named ‘Bag Bugs’. Spruced with fox, mink and rabbit fur, dainty eyes and a leather tag, the pieces are undeniably a newcomer to fashion. And who knows? Maybe a larger amount of successful designers will release similar products. Though, there is evidently an adverse disadvantage that using real animal fur brings which alternatively creates extra customers for the faux-fur clothing and accessories Shrimps holds. Being one on the higher-end of the scale, a shrimps coat typically costs £595, this may sound practically unaffordable but it doesn’t reach the mammoth Moncler Gamme Rouge type at £1000. One of the most appealing features of this label is the fact that it is one of those shops that offers couture-like clothing to the public at relatively half the price. 

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Shrimps are another aid of founding incredible new designers to come out of there shell and develop into well-known names. In this case, the label’s designer is Hannah Weiland, set in London; she attended the well-renowned London College of Fashion leaving with a diploma in textile design. Furthermore Hannah became intrigued by 60’s fashion and wanted to in-corporate this into her creations, quoting that the clothing aimed to be “sweet, fun and welcoming.” This was clearly achieved by the loud statement colours used within the collection. Moreover inspiration is said to have mainly come from contemporary art and childish shades, textures and prints. Explaining the peculiar outlook my fascination for Shrimps began with. 

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These coats use lively colours that emphasise primary school days, shades that are an endless enjoyment juxtaposing that of the usual British brand’s uses of bright reds, dull navy and basic white, practically an ocean of assortment suited to fit every personality and character. Forwarding on, Shrimp’s offers a line of plush key-rings similar to that of Fendi’s set but with the superior advantage of being animal friendly. So could shabby be the new pricey? With numerous loads of long-haired apparel expecting to be included in couture shows, this idea is at a high possibility. On top of this, we too have the current New York, Paris, Milan, Berlin and London fashion weeks occurring carrying assumptions of the immediately prior winter trends that must contain the feature of observing warmth. 

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When topic is on British designers, Vivienne Westwood can occasionally come as a bore to teenagers my age and Burberry only uses quite tedious colours that give out an impression of Britain being stationed around country-life. Withal, when I identified Shrimp, my entire view on British fashion came to a halt. Above all, the colours are unlike other British labels, not revolved around the national flag alike to that of Cath Kidston or not joker-style certain to Alexandra Mcqueen. The lines specifics of vintage pastel pink colours, the muggy combination of orange and black, the ambiguous placement of shapes, it all comes down to an extensive diversity of perspectives meaning that no matter what the person, Shrimps has a coat for them.

Visit Shrimp’s online store at – http://www.shrimps.co.uk/shop

(I am in no way being paid to write this, everything is my own personal opinion.)

New York Fashion Week Commences (5th September – 11th September)

 Roll up, roll up as New York’s dominant annual fashion gala has commenced! Expect the considerable contemporariness of budding designers such as Kye as well as the classic favoured brands that continue to influence all designers today, one being that of the preppy old-school attire of Lacoste. Not only the tremendous extent of catwalks but also numerous releasing of New York street style as attendants swarm towards the Bryant Park venue to witness spectacles of garments and the astounding expertise of various professionals in the exceedingly creative fashion industry. Besides the extensive potency of Paris, London, Berlin and Milan, New York fashion week is of compelling significance hosting the presentation of a multitude of Autumn/Winter collections of which have each left an immense number of people in vast anticipation for the best. Not only does this pivotal event showcase fascinating yet surprising forms of fashion trends but it initiates the start of fashion tendencies worn by everyday people likewise to ourselves.

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Having your own label included in this particular fashion show can open up staggeringly prodigious opportunities considering that perched amongst the spectators are acclaimed names of Anna Wintour from Vogue, Robbie Myers from Elle and Glenda Bailey from Harpeer’s Bazaar, all of which are curious of the next substantial craze. These lucrative journalists can convert your local clothes store into a chain brand phenomenon just from one mention in their immensely prosperous and widely-read magazines. Additionally, New York fashion week is a primary occasion for aspiring models due to the fact that casting sessions raise in demand as a result of the recent plentiful of garments the show accustomed. In particular, the models want to be in the higher-end designers attire, i.e. Marc Jacobs and Chanel so, similar to the incipient designers, they can be perceived more competently establishing more prominent modelling opportunities. T Magazine recently published an article presenting 7 models that of which are expected to become prosperous this upcoming season after walking the New York Fashion Week. The names were: Vanessa Moody (Women Management), Max Esken (Tomorrow is Another Day), Mona Matsuoka (IMG), Luca Stascheit (VNY Model Management), Alewya Demmisse (Women Management), Robbie McKinnon (Fusion) and Clarence Charrondiere (The Lions). 

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The Spring 2015 Collections will include: NICHOLAS K, CUTECIRCUIT, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RAOUL, RICHARD CHAI, SUPIMA, JAY GODFREY, TADASHI SHOJI, DESIGUAL, TOME, MARISSA WEBB, TODD SNYDER, MESKITA, GRUNGY GENTLEMAN, FASHION LAW INSTITUTE, STELLA NOLASCO, PROJECT RUNWAY, MARK AND ESTEL, ZIMMERMANN, CARMEN MARC VALVO, TRINA TURK, REBECCA MINKOFF, SAUNDER, NICOLE MILLER, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, CHARLOTTE RONSON, AUGUST GETTY, CROWN BY COLIN KING, RUFFIAN, LACOSTE, LIE SANGBONG, SON JUNG WAN, ALON LIVNÉ, MARA HOFFMAN, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, LUIS ANTONIO, MALAN BRETON, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, ANYA CALIENDO, VENEXIANA, FASHION SHENZHEN, DAVID TLALE, CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO, KATYA ZOL, DKNY, CUSTO BARCELONA, ETXEBERRIA, VIVIENNE TAM, FASHION SHENZHEN EXHIBIT, NANETTE LEPORE, NANETTE LEPORE PRESENTED BY MARIST COLLEGE, PARKCHOONMOO, LELA ROSE, CAROLINA HERRERA, TAORAY WANG, TOMMY HILFIGER, ANGEL SANCHEZ, DENNIS BASSO, FRANCESCA LIBERATORE, GEORGINE, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, REEM ACRA, LIBERTINE, OUDIFU, TORY BURCH, J.CREW, VIVIENNE HU, BADGLEY MISCHKA, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, NOON BY NOOR, CONCEPT KOREA, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, JENNY PACKHAM, NAEEM KHAN, PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID, PAMELLA ROLAND, SKINGRAFT, ZANG TOI, THE ART INSTITUTES, MICHAEL COSTELLO, FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, BOSS, BETSEY JOHNSON, CLOVER CANYON, ANNA SUI, RICARDO SECO, ERIN FETHERSTON, B. MICHAEL AMERICA, RALPH LAUREN, J. MENDEL 

(Taken from – http://newyorkfashionweeklive.com/NYFW-Live/new-york-fashion-week-2015 )

Regarding the audiences outfits, my personal favourite was that of Marie Claire USA’s senior fashion-editor Zanna Roberts Rassi attiring a scarlet Dolce and Gabbana two-piece of a crop top and an a-line skirt featuring a remarkably dainty rose embroidery pattern. Zanna placed this elegant set with the standard black chain cross body bag along with the formidable refinement of some bleach white brogues that thoroughly complimented the silver jewellery of which she wore upon her wrist, fingers and ears. The reason behind my love for this combination was the fact that it is a mix of both a truly present-day style of apparel however there is also quite a vintage aspect placed, this is shown particularly through the white brogues of which brogues tend to be a classical form of attire where as the vacant colour of white is genuinely modern. 

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Another guest’s attire that appealed to me was that of Morgan Saylor. Mum style apparel has recently been a prevailing trend and Morgan presented how effective this style can be with a figure-hugging denim skirt paired with a polka dot see-through blouse. Even-though navy upon navy sounds likewise to that of an inordinately disastrous colour clash, the specific pairing of the colour ended greatly and gave me a large reminiscence of the mum style denim skirt era of the 1970s, more emphasis was placed upon this idea with the polka-dot print which, to be honest, I usually despise polka-dot yet I found this combination totally superlative. 

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Personally, I am hugely looking forward to an imminent month of new models, new designers and new street style but overall, my prospects are set high for the garments designers of which I already have a passion for are going to wonderingly display. These provocative fashion movements don’t stop after the ending of New York Fashion Week, they continue to venture on into London, Milan, Berlin and Paris as internationally fashion enthusiasts get discovered. This event is certainly one of the highly astonishing pin-points of the fashion industry’s calendar furthermore with its other Fashion Week situation during the month of February. Overall, it is an abundantly prevalent desire of mine to be sat within one of the crowds contained in this impacting week of sui-generis design.

 

 

 

 

What’s worn better by Petites?

Recently, I had one of my stupendously precious readers contact me via Twitter placing the astute proposition of writing that of an absorbing post regarding petite fashion. Due to the overwhelming extent of contradiction with reference to body sizes and shapes at this present day, I realised that the fundamental focus point of this form of material is principally on those of us with larger body structures thus those who are petite are often a subject that is at a considerable inadequacy. As a result, this now-commenced post will be an enunciation analysing that of the visually finest yet mentally complacent structure and style of apparel simultaneous to those of us wearing the subordinate magnitudes of apparel.                       

Further regulation cannot be emphasised enough on the idea that whatever scheme or approach of style you decide to attire, this essentially being any clothing/accessory whatsoever, you must feel genuinely adequate and sanguine in the confines of the over-lay, i.e. no introvert should be caught in perception. Furthermore, you are not as remarkably apprehensive that this feeling reflects upon your body’s expression and gestures, moreover this can be a cause an ample deterioration in the exclusive presentation that is of your utterly prodigious style.

Another pivotal admonition is to never focus categorically on the measurement of your instinctive prominence. Why not think about your vastly symptomatic silhouette? As we all are under astounding acknowledgement of: subsisting are several garments of which unequivocally elements a palpable appearance that lacks great overture when placed upon us as individuals. Despite this, these irrefutable pieces may be visualised as utterly ravishing when alternatively worn in the environs of our venerated friends and vies versa. An example of this can be that of obtaining a definitive hourglass embodiment where personally in this situation, I would escalate your wardrobe’s magnitude of peplums for a boundless accentuation of your entrancing curves; nonetheless latitudinal leather belts must be abundantly unmentionable.

Advancing on, I will now thoroughly endeavour into further guidance regarding the subject of what up-scale clothing exceedingly emulates extravagant alacrity when worn upon petites however, in this occasion with a meagre amount of pre-eminent depth as well as interpreting the surpassingly compelling yet still exclusively diversified methods in a more advantageous specialisation:

To begin with we have the enticing ambrosial of the skater dress. What was essentially the most compelling aspect of this feminine composition of mode to me was its profoundly whimsical aura meaning that it brings a perception of increased eccentricity. Being eccentric, the dainty ensemble also provides an indisputable intimation of reiterating youth where being petite obtains an extended superiority in behalf of the fact that subtracting of bodily heights are able to yield the dresses protracted childish ambiance and divinely naive perception. Crucially the indispensable particularity that cannot be asseverated so much for me to be in a satisfactory state of mind is to preserve deep minimalism when undertaking this authentically ethereal state of appearance. Overall, I’d consider placing this garment with that of some tremendously resplendent ballet flats proceeding with the magnificent refinement of a robust bowler bag (just for the convenience), maybe even further on, an elementary pair of wayfarer sunglasses because your integrated well-being is a predominant particular of perceiving style withal anticipating style.

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Paul and Joe Skater Skirt Dress

In conjunction with this supremely accessible point, the audacious feature of vertical stripes also brings a resolutely prodigious height that specifically appears progressively taller then what is in the substantive existence. Culminating from this action will be the overwhelming benefit of expanded charm established by the idiosyncratic scheme of pattern accordingly providing prominence towards the mannerism of your outfit in addition to the anatomy of this piece is greatly exhibited through the configuration of garments.  Likewise, being in the attire of vertical stripes places the fact that people will be constitutionally absorbed into the sailor pattern therefore will situate focus upon the size of the stripes rather than your carcass measurement. Altogether, this will curtail attention towards you however prioritise the focal points of your garments. In all veracity, the same contingency is enforced throughout preponderance of intensely courageous all the same assuredly obscure pieces (as long as the outfit is aesthetically pleasing). Cautiously place vertical stripes underneath the reliable periphery of a markedly tantalising pair of dungarees or a surpassingly play-full comprehensively coloured pinafore dress. Greater alternatives bring me to recommend you to undertake immersed scrolling to antecedent blog posts to eventually locate that of one of my most primitive articles called ‘How I Style Stripes’ which comprises supplementary consultation regarding anthologized suggestions of scheme with reference to this favour-some pattern hence the plenteously austere title.

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Marc Jacobs Stripe Sequin Dress

My responsively-eventual proposal of satisfyingly engaging attire for petite frames is that of the phenomenal imprudence of the cropped jacket. Albeit the fact that plentiful of fashion enthusiasts generally announce a receptive adieu towards this garment, I believe that the incremented maturity yet evident cultivating add on of this style inflates the exaggeration of the wearers leg length bringing a presumably doubtless reputation of positive sensuality. Leading on, the cropped characteristic enhances a lack of burgeoning age (a thriving substitute for the so-called relatively miracle enforcement of contemporary yet inordinately-priced anti-ageing creams!) On the other hand, the jacket has the competence to enhance an utterly imperturbable attitude without feelings of prevalent insecurity apropos to having a redundant rate of skin on display because you are assured with the idea that there is always the obligation to attire an auxiliary garment underneath. Personally, I think that this powerfully epitomizes the idea that you can appear as both an adolescent age and your pragmatic age at explicitly the same period of time. Predetermined as a look for occupational attire, add the simplicity of some dexterously detectable yet emphatically competent jeans, the restrained stipulation of a classic white/black cami top ,onward with a unmistakable glow of a luminous statement necklace.

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Meteo By Yves Salomon Cropped Jacket

In a somehow ongoing intricate brevity, as stated in the inauguration of this certain article, petites are often accessibly overlooked on the grounds that the intermittent susceptible of losing-weight is at a current intensification. Everyone has a sui-generis configuration likewise to that of the constant dynamics of your exclusive fashion preferences and underlying personality. Essentially, this is the literal structure you are presently inhabitancy of; thereupon take into narrative your bodily construction prior to purchasing singular fragments of apparel. To conclude, fashion is a competent technique to embracing the fragile manufacture that is you without extraneous time being concerting wasted.