Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chanel Fronts Feminist Fashion for SS15

How many celebs need to join the feminist bandwagon before people start listening? 
A few more it seems... 

Photo credit: Lea Colombo (Dazed Digital)

After the welcome pleas of equality from English rose Emma Watson, who created the He for She campaign aimed at targeting men to support feminism, fashion juggernaut Karl Lagerfeld decided (very wisely) to use the Chanel catwalk as a soapbox for a display of equal rights during Paris Fashion Week. 

Photo credit: Vogue

Making history, Lagerfeld created a street protest on the runway, with his models holding signs such as 'Ladies First', 'Be Your Own Stylist' and 'History is Her Story' as well as 'He for She' in support of the equality campaign. 

Supermodel of the moment Cara Delevingne fronted the march armed with a megaphone as she exclaimed 'What do we want?' and 'When do we want it?' with her fellow models screaming 'NOW'. Other fellow femme supporters came in the form of Kendall Jenner, Edie Campbell, Joan Smalls, Edie Hadid and Georgia May Jagger. 

The collection itself was vibrancy personified, with excited, magnified florals in draped, oversized cuts. Outer prints clashed with spirited linings and models approached the runway in twos and threes as if out for brunch with friends. Classic tweed and tartan was made modern in two-pieces and the iconic double 'C' logo was subtly sprinkled among some of the pieces. 

The manly brogue was given a girly makeover with cut-outs , ankle straps and a gold theme with black caps.  

Photo credit: Lea Colombo (Dazed Digital)

Strong and striking, androgynous suits emanated the motif of a strong, independant woman as chic work attire became a fitting link with the feminist support of the show. 

Friday, 26 September 2014

31 Nights of Horror: Modern Greats

For the past couple of years I have found the perfect way to prolong the Halloween celebrations: just like a gory advent calendar, I will be leading up to the big night by watching 31 horror films for each day in October! This year I thought of making my selection from movies that were released over the last ten years, in the hope that I could find some modern greats, or maybe some massive stinkers. 

Here is my list below, and I will be reviewing them on my blog at the end of each week. I hope I survive! For anyone wanting to get involved, email or tweet me, would love for others to join in (if you dare!)

Day 1. V/H/S (2012)
Day 2. The Skin I Live In (2011)
Day 3. The Devil's Rock (2011) 
Day 4. Tell (2012)
Day 5.Occulus (2013)
Day 6.Absentia (2011)
Day 7.The Loved Ones (2009)
Day 8. Deadgirl (2008) 
Day 9. Dumplings (2004)
Day1 0.Thirst (2009)
Day 11. Dark Touch (2013)
Day 12.Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Day 13. Taxidermia (2006) 
Day 14.Inside (2007)
Day 15. Nurse 3-D (2013)
Day 16. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Day 17. You're Next (2011)
Day 18. The Penny Dreadful picture Show (2013)
Day 19. Dream Home (2010)
Day 20. Victim (2010)
Day 21. Panzer Chocolate (2013)
Day 22. A Tale of Two Sisters (2013)
Day 23. Howl (2013)
Day 24. Pretty Dead (2013) 
Day 25. Last Kind Words (2012) 
Day 26. Requiem (2006)
Day 27. Alone (2007)
Day 28. Babycall (2011)
Day 29. Lights Out (2013) 
Day 30. Sick Nurses (2007)
Day 31. The Human Centipede (2009) 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fk Real Fur This Winter

Reminiscing over 90's fashion is one of my favourite things to do, but seeing elements of it creeping onto the high street excites me even more. From fluffy skirts, to cosy coats to quirky faux crops, the fur look is well and truly back and I'm loving it (fake that is). 

Why settle for one shade of faux fur when you can have two?! Grab this snug ivory and candy blossom coat from Unreal Fur. Team it with a matching fluffy pink clutch from Topshop, splash out on some purple Henry Holland earrings and complete the look in contrast with these cobalt ankle boots from My 1st Wish. Perfection.  

ASOS embraced the trend recently with this gorgeous candy pink bomber jacket that looks perfect with faded jeans and cleated heels. Motel Rocks went monochrome mad with this faux fur striped black and white blend coat with a high fashion collarless finish. 

For a more quirky look, head to Somewhere Nowhere, who pride themselves in their faux fur collection featuring super snug two pieces in oversized glory for a draped slice of coziness! 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Faux Pas Wishlist: Socially Questionable Items I Desperately Want


I know what you are thinking. Bizarre mouth bling that makes your teeth look unattractive or even grimey? You may have thought grillz were firmly placed in the mouths of hip hop moguls, but their recent appearances on the red carpet have left me yearning for some. Some small, silver, as subtle-as-you-can-yet grillz perhaps?! I don't know maybe I'm mad but they are certainly faux pas. 

Fashion Glasses

Remember when you went to school and always said to the speccy girl that you wish you had some cute frames like hers? No? Just me then. I love the way glasses (as well as sunglasses) work as an accessory and can really change your look. Tossing aside the ghastly 'geek' trend and opting for a cat-eye frame, fashion glasses could definitely be a thing and if they are, I'm totally behind it.

Faux Septum Rings

My logic for faux piercing jewellery is pretty simple- its painless and in no way permanent. Before I decided to get any cartilage pierced, I purchased a number of ear cuffs and after loving the look I got several piercings. Wimpy Mc Wimperson over here was very much anticipating the pain of a septum ring incertion so a faux ring seemed like a much better option. Intricate and comfortable enough to wear all day, they are a sure fire way to change a look without permanently changing your face. 

Gold Henna
I adore henna, as a fickle person who has never really been into the idea of tattoos, it's been a go-to material to decorate my skin. Injecting a hint of metallic into a henna look is super fun and with likes of Beyonce covering herself in the stuff while she basks in the sun, who wouldn't want to wear it?! 

Do you have a faux pas wishlist? 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Feminist Fashion

Feminism /fɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/

Definition: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. 

The basic idea that surrounds feminism is simple- that women are to be treated as intellectual and social equals to men. Whether you love or hate the word, no-one can deny the idea of feminism is logical and contrary to belief, it can be on-trend. 

For anyone wanting to bust out their inner feminist, I found some rather tongue-in-cheek pieces that send a subtle message of girl power so forget bra-burning and man-hating, it's all a myth- feminism is here and it's super chic. 

Mermaid Cushion // Picture in frame // Feminist Necklace // No More Page Three Canvas bag// Fries before Guys sweatshirt 

For anyone who loves a good quote, Etsy's dothandmade from Toronto provides a digital art visual for your femme-tastic home. Combining two of my favourite things, Look Human have a wonderful Mermaids for Equality cushion that prove you can be a glamorous sea nymph AND be feminist. 

No More Page Three is a cause close to my heart and just as the name suggests, it's a campaign against newspaper The Sun, hoping to prevent topless women from being on the front of the tabloid. If you aren't prepared to wear the bold lettering on a tee, why not opt for their chic illustrated tote bag, perfect for campaigning flyers, or perhaps just your purse. 

Nothing says feminism more than a statement necklace with the word in bold. Sugar and Vice Designs have an engraved pendant and the best part is that 25% of the money goes to charity Rape Crisis. For those who fancy a laugh, encapsulate the ever-growing harajuku trend with a cheeky 'fries before guys' sweatshirt. Not so much feminist, but it sure makes me hungry.