All posts tagged: style

Gucci & Its Ever-Growing Relevance in 2017

If I could crown a fashion house for being able to embrace change, whilst still remaining relevant and true to itself, then I would happily crown Gucci as the winner. It’s increasingly become hard it seems, to take over a brand, revamp its image and receive positive appraisal. Or at least the last few years say so as many Creative Directors fail to stay longer than 3 years as sales and show response have been nothing short of mediocre. I won’t be naming any names in that category but I will say that Gucci have been going anywhere but down. Sure. The Gucci woman today is different to previous generations but somehow it just works. Sexy woman becomes eclectic geek chic because…why can’t a sexy woman be smart anyways? And dress well? Here, I’m dissecting the brand’s continuing success if you will – in snapshots of what makes Gucci so talked about and coveted, even amongst the youth; especially amongst the youth. The ‘GG’ Logo Makes For A Great Design If there is something to own by Gucci, then it is the belt. …

January Monthly Favourites ft. Eucerin, Kipling and Tommy Hilfiger

New year and a new month! What’s that all about? How did we even get here?  It’s strange to even think it was Christmas last month. It always passes by so insanely fast. The Winter weather has really started to kick in this month with colder temperatures and more need to snuggle up with a blanket and a hot drink in our hands. No white Christmas…and in fact, it was one of the warmest Christmases I’ve had but now? It’s cold! Some parts of the UK even had to deal with snow but over where I’m at, we’ve been just fine. This month’s favourites is a little bit of everything and much different to my previous favourites posts. We’re taking it back to some basics and self-loving!   Featured in this post:  Eucerin Intensive Lotion 10% w/w Cutaneous Emulsion The Cure Green Tea Collagen Essence Masks Notebook Organiser Kipling ‘Clas Seoul’ Large Backpack in Purple Gap Wavy Cable Knit Sweater Tommy Hilfiger Alexia Colour Block Sweater Zara Small Crossbody Bag I am aware that fashion pieces don’t stay long on …

Tumblr Taught Me: All The Ways to Wear a Sweater

I love a good sweater, do you? Okay, that wasn’t a very bright question because I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t love a good sweater! The only time you might not like one is if it’s not a good sweater at all (very dependent on fit and feel for me) or if you’re not quite wearing it right and making the most of it! I am a large hoarder of pretty things. On the internet. (See what I did there? Albeit, in real life I hoard what I can because…limitations.) And my recent platform for that is Tumblr. (Yes, I’m very late to the game.) These are just a snippet of pins that I’ve reblogged on my Tumblr over time that I think are full of sweater-envy and style-envy. Are you ready? Broken is Beautiful Your sweater has a large hole in it? Don’t throw it away just yet! I know. It’s disheartening when your favourite piece of knitwear gets caught on a piece of jewellery or some other device and gets ruined. But it’s still not a …

How to Travel Comfortably in Style

Traveling: (my definition) – Going from place to place and generally being outdoors and on-foot most of the time, which calls for long days out (12 hours+) in unfamiliar settings away from home. Let’s be real: There is no other place quite like home when it comes to being comfortable. But as it happens, you cannot carry everything with you. So what exactly do you pack that’s practical, without eliminating your style? I have traveled many times, and learned from my mistakes growing up. Now as a fully-grown adult, I still make some mistakes, but I like to think that I have improved immensely, and can get from A to B without looking too crazy when miles away from home. This is my fool-proof guide to comfort in style. Appropriate Footwear But who is going to look at your feet/footwear right? Possibly no one. Possibly not many people. Possibly everyone if you choose the right footwear…or the wrong footwear. The difference being only you will feel what’s on your feet, and if it’s not right, blisters will take over …

Play: How I Use #Colour in My #Wardrobe (and some hand-picked options!)

Colour is absolutely fundamental to my fashion wardrobe, my design mentality and visual inspirations. It is the first thing I notice when I go shopping, very shortly followed by texture and feel. I always think about colour/fabric palettes, and how well one goes with the other even when unconsciously dressing oneself in the morning. My mind is able to make an instinctive decision somehow, when it comes to wear. There is always at least one pop of colour and so below are ways to incorporate different quantities of colour in as little as a lipstick or as much as a coat. Dare to try I say, you only live once. (L-R) Yellow Knit: H&M, Red Bucket Bag: TK Maxx, Long Yellow Purse: Kate Spade, Patchwork Jeans: Pull&Bear (L-R) DIOR Lip Glow in Pink, MAC Lipsticks in ‘Brave’ and ‘Patisserie’, Essie Nail Colours in ‘Ballet Slippers’, ‘Spin the Bottle’ and ‘Mint Candy Apple’ (L-R) Gray-blue Toned Stretch Skinny Jean: H&M, Gray Stretch Skinny Jean: H&M, Distressed MOM Jean: Hollister, Patchwork Jean: Pull&Bear, Black High-Waist Skinny Jean: Miss Selfridge Tip: If …