Showing posts with label Marc Jacobs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marc Jacobs. Show all posts
Wasn't the weather at the weekend lovely? I'm really enjoying this last late burst of summer, particularly as it's the perfect excuse to enjoy copious amounts of iced tea in the garden! Given that it's been so warm, I've found the perfect excuse to dig out some of my holiday favourites, and my outfit on Saturday featured one of my favourite warm weather pieces:

Dress- c/o Clothing at Tesco
Bag- Zara
Shoes- Topshop
Necklace- Marc Jacobs
Bangle- New Look
Rings- Topshop & c/o Wonsuponatime

You might remember this dress from a holiday outfit post, where I mentioned that I couldn't wait to wear it again. Well, on Saturday I had the perfect opportunity! I went along to Shakespeare's Globe to see The Taming of the Shrew (which was fantastic!), and I also popped to Borough Market beforehand. I love spending time on Bankside and around London Bridge as there's such a variety of things to do, and at the weekend it was packed as people made the most of the sunshine and enjoyed the Thames Festival. Not only was this frock perfect for keeping cool in, but it's also really easy to wear, and ideal for teaming with a few new accessories in the shape of my Zara bag, Marc Jacobs necklace (a bargain Fashion's Night Out purchase!) and the Wonsuponatime ring which was in my goodie bag from their launch event. So cute and quintessentially English, don't you think? Completed with my comfy pumps from Topshop (I'm still nursing blisters from Thursday!) and a recently chopped barnet, this was a perfect late summer look.

How did you spend the weekend? And are you enjoying the sunshine?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

11.09.2012- What I Wore Today #52

On Friday evening I went along to a talk at the V&A, which centred on the evolving role of digital media in the fashion industry. Chaired by Hywel Davies from Central Saint Martins and featuring a panel of guests from companies including Karla Otto, Purple Magazine, Dazed, and Hearst Group, it was a really informative discussion about the changing face if the fashion industry, new ways of engaging audiences on a digital level and the influence of blogging. It was also a great chance to catch up with some blogging buddies, including Sarah, Hannah, Jazmine, Michelle and Lily. It was lovely to say a quick hello to Rebecca too- her blog is amazing and one of my recently discovered favourites! And, shocking as it might seem, the outfit I wore was an entirely denim free zone:

 Tee- Marc Jacobs
Skirt- c/o Clothing at Tesco
Belt- Vintage (Rokit)

After receiving £30 of gift credit to redeem at Clothing at Tesco when I went along to their SS12 press event (the video of which you can see here!), I was determined to pick up something which pushed me out of my clothing comfort zone. I've been tempted by maxi skirts in the past, but struggled to find on which suited me. I'd pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was destined never to embrace the maxi trend, but when I spied this on the Clothing at Tesco website, I bit the bullet and ordered it (nothing ventured, nothing gained after all!) When I first tried it on, I was a bit sceptical about how it looked, purely because it's so unlike anything I have hanging in my wardrobe. However, after trying it with a few different tops (and after some confidence boosting from my mum!), I threw caution to the wind and kept hold of it. I finally plucked up the courage to wear it on Friday (well if you can't go all 'trendy' at a fashion talk then when can you?!), teaming it with a casual Marc Jacobs tee which I picked up for £20 at Fashion's Night Out last September. This is a look which is the polar opposite of the floral, girly styles which I'm usually such a fan of, but I think it's good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. I've certainly found a whole new outfit which I love in doing so!

Do you ever wear things which you don't think fit in with your signature style? And are there any pieces which you've bought on a whim but been surprised by?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

15.04.2012- What I Wore Today #19

Last night in NYC, Marc Jacobs showcased his Spring/Summer 2011 collection:


I'm going to share all of my New York favourites once all the shows have taken place, but couldn't resist posting these early as the collection was so beautiful, I adore the embellishment and the way the models have been styled. 

What do you think of Marc's latest creations?

(Image credit: style.com.)

14.09.2010- Marc takes Manhattan

Here are the high quality photos from the Marc Jacobs' BANG advert that my friend Liz and I starred in on Fashion's Night Out here in London:


SO.MUCH.FUN!

(Image credit: BRING INTO BEING.)

12.09.2010- Bang tidy!

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.
One of my best friends and I were traipsing around Oxford Street's enormous branch of TOPSHOP at the start of the week, trying to pick up some autumn inspiration. The conversation steered to the midi- next season's most desirable skirt length, which I think will be pretty tricky to pull off without looking like you've raided your mum's wardrobe. The midi is causing such a revolution at the moment because for the first time in what feels like ages, high fashion (and, thanks to Mad Men, television) is embracing the fuller figure. Indeed, the designer behind 'midi mania', Marc Jacobs, recently announced plans to produce his designs in plus sizes, making him the first contemporary designer to cater for, rather than shun the fuller figured customer. Jacobs' most recent collection for Louis Vuitton was a celebration of curvaceous proportions, cinched in waists and the 1950's silhouette:

'And God created Woman', Louis Vuitton Fall 2010.

For me, the key to the midi will be how to wear it and still keep it youthful. Although I love the shape, it does create a very mature look, which will be tricky to master without looking like you've been caught playing dress-up. With this in mind, we turn again to Marc Jacobs and his own Fall 2010 collection:

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010.

Jacobs here keeps the midi feeling young by styling with ankle socks, basic tops, and unkempt hair, in contrast to the chic, swept back ponytails at Louis Vuitton. Bright young things Kirsten Dunst and Alexa Chung also demonstrated how to wear the midi at the opening of the Louis Vuitton Maison in London back in May:


Alexa's ankle tie espadrilles and sequin blouse keep her ensemble looking fresh, and Kirsten's hair really pops against the dark blue of her dress. If like me you are a bit reluctant to embrace the midi, the best thing to do is, as always, try before you buy. You never know, you might just find the perfect shape for you. I've just spotted this one over at MANGO which I'll be looking for when I'm next shopping:


What do you think of the midi? Will you be investing in one? How will you wear it? Or will you be avoiding it at all costs?

11.08.2010- Tricky Trend: The Midi

Here are my favourites from the 2011 Resort Collections so far (excluding Chanel, who I blogged about back in May here.)

Christian Dior

 An ultra-feminine collection from Galliano, with a distinct 60's flavour; bold lips, baby-doll dresses and beehives. 

Zac Posen

 Adore the simple pale colours and elegant lines.

Erin Fetherstone

 Simple monochrome styling, perfection.

Louis Vuitton

 A continuation of Fall's experimentation with feminine shapes.

Marc Jacobs

 Another really feminine, wearable collection; the dresses are so so cute in muted summer hues. Love the styling with the sun hats as well. 

Which resort collections are your favourites so far? 

(Image credit: style.com.)

14.06.2010- Resort Shows

Devised by Grace Coddington and photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the December issue of US Vogue features a stunning editorial inspired by New York's Metropolitan Opera and their interpretation of Hansel and Gretel. Starring Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield and Lady Gaga, the editorial showcases designs by Marc Jacobs, Dior and Balenciaga to name but three. I love narrative editorials, and the theatrical aesthetic of this shoot demonstrates perfectly the creative symbiosis which exists between fashion and the arts.


The affinity between fashion and the arts is celebrated in the latest issue of US Vogue, entitled The Arts Issue, featuring the stunning Cate Blanchett on the cover. To watch a behind the scenes video of the Hansel and Gretel shoot and to hear Annie and Grace's thoughts on the issue, go here.

(Image credit: US Vogue, Annie Leibovitz.)

22.11.2009- Fairy Tale Vogue.