Defiantly Clutching On

April 23, 2014

SNAP!! At LFW Siobhan found a fellow rebel with a clutch/cause.  

Everybody loves a rebel. From Happy Days' The Fonz, to Wuthering Height's Heathcliff, if technically not history, then culture at least is littered with well loved characters imbued with a devil may care attitude. Striving to  be like our heroes, but having tried and failed to open lockers with a fist-bump, we are instead directing our rebellious spirits towards fighting normcore. And what could be more diametrically opposed to UGG -- so called for a reason --boots than a day clutch

Impossibly impractical, perhaps, but these pretty handfuls bring us so much more joy than a drab old grey jumper could ever hope to do.

Defiantly Clutching On

Clockwise from top left: 
Cross stitch clutch - ASOS 
Floral gun pouch - Liberty
Large silver pouch -Whistles
Snakeskin print clutch - Zara
Faux fur clutch by Shrimps - Net-a-Porter
Silver panel clutch - ASOS

Easter Bonnets

April 21, 2014

"Jess" SS14

Aside from eating a debilitating amount of chocolate this Easter, I have also been marveling at the magnificent millinery of Piers Atkinson. Jarvis Cocker once sang, "Why live in the world when you can live in your head?" but I for one would much rather live in Piers Atkinson's head. 

Veils, unicorns and dinosaurs featured in his It's My Party SS14 collection - dreamy! 
(Looks 25, 25 and 54 respectively)

#Trending for AW14 has a heady mix of ostrich feathers, golden planes and mini boaters! 
(Looks 13, 23 and 6 respectively)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

April 17, 2014

Like the protagonist of some sort of terrible Science Fiction film, my skin has recently been replaced by that of another being, to be more specific, a scaly alien has taken over entirely. Usually accustomed to having skin resembling a particularly horrific BP disaster, I have had to completely overhaul my skincare regime and now words like "gentle" and "moisturising", which were never part of my vocabulary, are at the top of my requirements list.

Style Substitute: Celine Sandals

April 14, 2014

Topshop Spring 2014 | Celine Spring/Summer 2014 | Miranda Kerr in Vogue UK September 2013

It could be our entrenchment in 90s nostalgia or it could be our aching arches, but it appears that Birkenstock-inspired sandals are gaining in popularity at a break-ankle pace. The influence of Normcore may also be at play here with its the mule sandal silhouette more associated with dads pushing strollers in the park, not a fashionista on the beat. Celine, Givenchy, Isabel Marant showcased their own versions of the Birkenstock shape on their respective collections, but the high street trickle-down is now full effect (as well as the original purveyor standing firmly on the ground). Read more to see our look for less versions of the ugly-pretty shoe!