Monday, 18 September 2017

Colourboard - Orange/Cobalt/Black

This fiery colour combo was just seen on the Calvin Klein SS18 runway during NYFW...and boy did it make an impact! A deep shade of blood orange packs a major punch when sitting alongside cobalt blue and black. Whilst this colour palette was seen for Spring/Summer and Resort 18 (Valentino) it is also a great transitional colour scheme to work into your wardrobe for Fall. This palette projects strength and power, and for me fashion is all about making you feel confident hence why I am loving this colour combination. You can opt for block coloured separates or go for garments which incorporate all three colours in one, as seen at Versace.
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

September Playlist

I don't know about you, but when i'm procrastinating writing blog posts and struggling to find the motivation to write that first paragraph, I turn to music. I write my best posts when i've got my headphones tuned into my laptop and the music is playing loudly. It's almost like I challenge myself to see how much work I can get done by the time a playlist has finished and right now these are my current go-to tunes...
Friends by Francis and the Lights ft Bon Iver
Morals by Batts
Surround Me by LEON
Song For Zula by Phosphorescent
Smoke by Mosa Wild
Lovers by Anna Of The North
Hypnotic by Zella Day
Time Lapse by Soul to Speak
Open Your Eyes by School Of Seven Bells
Music Is The Answer by Joe Goddard / SLO
Higher Love by James Vincent McMorrow
About Today by The National
Let You Go by London Topaz / JANEVA
The Breach by Dustin Tebbutt
Lights Out, Words Gone by Bombay Bicycle Club
White Noise by Ella Vos (R3hab remix)
Dangerous Days by Zola Jesus
A Moment's Grace by Boy & Bear
Cold by Mating Ritual ft Lizzy Land
Complete by Danglo ft Ivan Franco
Silence for You by Mononoke
Classic by The Knocks ft POWERS
Lion by Kacy Hill
Motionless by Alpines
Warm Blood by Flor
Deadwater by Wet
Say It too by Mark Harding
Undertow by Panama
Always There When I Need You by Salt Cathedral
I Don't Think So by Ben Phipps
Dear, Home by EXES

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Resort 18 Colourboard - Soft Salmon

For Resort 18, we saw beautiful soft salmon emerging from the collections. Gentle shades of salmon, with both coral and pink undertones, were present. These feminine colours were juxtaposed on oversized masculine silhouettes - 2-piece suits being a key look. The key to nailing this trend is to embrace the colour palette throughout your full outfit. This colour trend also follows on nicely from the 'Twee Florals' print trend which we have also seen emerging this season. Designers: Roksanda, Ports, Narcisco Rodriguez
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Outfit of The Month - September

It's finally Autumn! I LOVE the Fall, time to get the knitwear out of the wardrobe and layer up. I adore olive green shades, so this oversized knit from Chloe is perfect for the season and will transition well into the winter.  For me, a leather skirt is always a winner, and this one from Etoile Isabel Marant really caught my eye thanks to its asymmetric hem and wrap detailing. You may know by now that ankle boots are definitely my vice when it comes to fashion, I just love them. This killer pair from Toga Pulla are an absolute dream and come in a beautiful teal suede with cowboy-inspired buckles. Furla is an accessories brand which I have really been loving recently, after attending one of their press events in London. This cute satchel with playful print is the perfect bag to liven up this outfit. Completing the look is a statement star necklace and plaid coat. All pieces are available to shop now.
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Monday, 4 September 2017

Resort 18 Moodboard - Twee Florals

It wouldn't be Spring without a floral print, and for Resort 18 designers honed in on pretty florals and scaled them down to a micro proportions. Rosie Assoulin took inspiration from bouquet wrapping paper. The result was a  somewhat graphic print which also included the slogan 'say it with flowers' and yet the overall look was elegant once printed on a fem bustier dress. Brock Collection and Jill Stuart opted for twee florals with an overall vintage feel to them. Collections remained contemporary thanks to injections of soft lilac and olive green.
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Monday, 28 August 2017

VMA'S 2017 - Red Carpet

Last night the 2017 MTV VMA's took place in LA. Who was your best dressed at this event?
1. Olivia Munn - Nicolas Jebran
2. Hailee Steinfeld - Versace
3. Katy Perry - Stephane Rolland
4. Alessandra Ambrosio - Balmain
5. Hailey Baldwin - Zuhair Murad
6. Lorde - Monique Lhuillier
7. Vanessa Hudgens - Yanina Couture
8. Demi Lovato - Zuhair Murad
9. Paris Jackson - Christian Dior
10. Millie Bobby Brown - Rodarte

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Shop Now - Tassel Earrings

Forget twee, understated jewellery. This season, those in the know are obsessed with tassel earrings. We all know that a statement accessory can make or break an outfit and with the current trend for classic tailoring proving to be a big hit, a bold pop of colour in the form of an earring to contrast the sleek tailored lines can really make the difference to your outfit. Fashion faves including, Megan Ellaby and Pandora Sykes are fully on board with this latest trend...and I for one am loving their looks! See below for inspo...
As this is an accessories trend, the best part is there are so many affordable options out there on the high street. These styles won't break the bank and are the perfect way to spice up a daytime look or elevate an evening look for a more glamorous vibe. If earrings are your jam, then i've also thrown some designer options into this edit in case you are feeling like getting spendy with this trend. *For styling, a colour clash will make your look even more trend driven.

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Phillippa x

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