Thursday, 30 July 2015

Fed up of the same high-street shops?

As much as I love Topshop, Zara and H&M. I am bit bored of how mainstream they are. Occasional I purchasing from ASOS thinking I am being a bit more adventures only to find my friends had the same idea.

Self Portrait is the best in-between brand for affordable fashion that still contains unique designs and fabrications. The company designs occasional wear using lots of lace and embroidery creating beautiful detailed clothing. The use of panelling and flashes of skin gives the feminine lace clothing a modern and edgy feel.

1. Unknown 2. Arabella Lace Midi Dress £250 
3. Panelled lace midi dress £320.00 

4. Liliana Sheer Panelled Shirt Dress £320

Prices are on average £260 ranging between £100-£300. Which isn't too bad for a special occasion, especially since theses dresses look £1000s!

Han Chong the design behind the brand and Central Saint Martian graduates has tried starting several clothing companies however they failed as it was too expensive or just didn't work out. 

Self Portrait feels a gap in market for luxury occasional wear at a contemporary and affordable price point. As a result Self Portrait is now being stock in all the major retails including: Selfridge, Net-a-porter and Matches.   

 Self Portrait has also gained a large A-list following:

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Armer, Lace and Game of Thrones

I am so sorry. It's almost been a year since I posted anything. I been so busy with my last year of university that I didn't realised I haven't posted in so long. 

I'm loving Altuzarra latests collections. His collections are super wearable yet still so original and well thought out.  The leather latticework was apparently meant to be inspired by Renaissance architecture. I personally don't see it. Instead it kind of reminds me of armer similar to the what one would expect to see in Game of Thrones.  

 Spring/Summer 2015:

Pre Fall 2015: Joseph Altuzarra seamed to have carried on developing the same trend in his next collection making it even more commercial for the least daring to wear.  

Game of Thrones:

The lace trend seems to appear on the high-street as well. Yet I couldn't find this trend in the top end of high-street such as Reiss and Whistles it a shame as I would like to see what them make of it. I actually bought the H&M dress below I love how there ribbon weaved in-between the cut-outs, on of my favourite buys.