"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

-Gianni Versace 
London Fashion Weekend was simply amazing!! Held at Somerset house; The designer rooms, Beauty Regimes and catwalk runways was every fashionistas dream, not to talk of the free massages, free Kinder Buenos and the free studio photograph taken from a professional photographer! This is the perfect Londoner's weekend. I went on the first day of the "Weekend" (Thursday) and it was beautiful, collections included famous designers like Chloe to Galiano to Radley and Gandys. Last, but not least there's the catwalk... OUTSTANDING! Famous Presenter Rachel Zoe hosted the catwalk which had the summer/spring 2013 collection in mind, the designs were gorgeous, each collection had a theme ; Oriental, which consisted of floral patterns, silk organza, it had a geisha type of affect. They also had an urban Londoner collection, funny enough Boris Johnson's Barclays bike was on the runway! But my favorite collection was simply called "Doll House", the designs were very quirky, playful and very feminine but still quite edgy and that is the type of style that I usually go for. Luckily for those who didn't get a chance to go, you can view the "Doll House" collection from the YouTube upload above. Hope this gives you some inspiration towards spring and summer this year.It may be cold, but spring is just around the corner! 

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 

- Coco Chanel 
Hey Guys! Hope you had an awesome valentines day, be it romantic or otherwise. ;) 
Frills have been appearing on the streets and on the runway. Kate Spade included this feature in her recent fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection. When encouraging the monochrome trend (Black & White), she incorporated a romantic trait by adding frills along the neckline.It appears like the attire that was worn by men during the 1800's, an interesting decade for fashion. On the streets we found someone wearing a creamy-coloured leather jacket with frills also placed on the neckline. A nice modern twist on a vintage trend. 

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"The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration."

- Karl Lagerfeld 
Everyone knows that an accessory can change an entire outfit, the designers at 10 Crosby Derek Lam, A.P.C and By Malene Birger support this theory with their over-sized bags. A reoccurring pattern found from these collections is the boyish charm , 10 Derek Lam has the slouchy, laid-back look, A.P.C. conveys a smart, schoolboy look and By Malene Birger pieces an androgynous look with a classy suit. So, if you're planning on going androgynous this spring 2013 pick up an oversize bag, preferably in a nude colour to add that feminine touch to your outfit. 
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"Fashions fade, style is eternal."

- Yves Saint-Laurent 
Before its departure Winter decided to leave us with one last fashion style: Layers! We were brought up to think that overloading clothes was bad for our silhouette, but as long as you pick the right colours and fabrics, you'll be able to pull off one of the toughest trends of all. You will find Anne Valerie Hash used this look in her Pre-Fall 2013 collection, the models were seen wearing velvet, lace and leather fabric and dark colours such as Navy, black and green dominated the collection, and were of course the clothing was layered over each other. I found a Londoner who wore this trend fantastically. Again her colour palette was simple ; Black, grey and brown. She also decided to mix it up adding a denim jacket, to make the look more casual. 

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"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak"
-Rachel Zoe
A lot of decades have been used to influence the fashion world, lately for women its currently all about the 70's, but on the other side of the world its the 90's. Yes the over-sized, grungy attire was exhibited by Etro for the 2013 Fall collection. But what Etro doesn't realise is that their 90's look is already trending, this guy on the left hand side is one step ahead of Etro , what with the brown long coat lined with an ethnic pattern and grey fur, it seems as if the 90's is slowly regaining its trending crown. Both males appear wearing shoes of similar colour (A dark brown) and underneath coats wears jumper to match the coat. A fascinating  warm look and/or trend for the winter. 
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“Happy, happy fashion - there is not much more to it than that,” 
-Marc Jacobs
The greatest thing about stripes is that its wearable no matter what your body shape is, whether it be curvy, pear-shaped or petite. They also come in different widths, lengths and colours, but as with every fashion choice one design might not go as well with another. The student on the left hand side wears a mocha sweater printed with horizontal black stripes (Yes, horizontal and vertical can make a difference). She dresses safe as she pairs the sweater with black jeans and black leather boots and accessories with  a gold necklace and faded sunglasses. Stripes will forever be a trend, (supported by the reasons listed above) alongside with the idea that fashion repeats itself. On the right hand side, you can see a piece exhibited by a model from the Marc of Marc Jacob 2011 Spring collection. She is wearing a blouse of thicker stripes and darker colours indigo and lilac, fastened with bold, gold buttons with frills on the edge. She wears this with denim jeans with gold zips, a black handbag with gold buckles and, yep you guessed it, black loafers with a gold pattern. Although this was showcased for the spring 2011 collection, the colours used seem more suitable for the winter period rather than summer, the same goes for the student regardless of the nude mocha colour, any colour placed with black, a neutral pigment will go with anything.
The girl on the left has a vivid sense of style. She is wild! In a good way, this outfit has the right combination of leopard print and animal print (When I say "animal", I meant the horses). The leopard print will and forever be a popular trend, people say its tacky but it solely depends on how you wear it. This was appropriately portrayed by Isaac Mizrahi in his pre-fall 2009 collection. I feel that this trend will dominate winter sales, it certainly has done so for the fashion world. 
ASOS Black is now associated with designer Markus Lupfer, just in time for the bitter winds and long nights. The pieces produced are perfect for this season, and with the leather jackets and skater skirts. I ask myself "what teenage tearaway or feisty feline wouldn't claw their way to grab the sexy attire whilst they can?".The clothes would be great for those who wish to achieve that tomboy look with bits of femininity and sophestication here and there. Lucky for us the collection is launched this week. If you're a fashion fanatic, you'd best get there before I do!
Yesterday, girls (Of all ages) went wild s the Kardashian Sisters promote their new kollection (notice there's a 'K' not a 'C') at Westfields shopping center, London. Fashion store ; Dorothy Perkins were lucky enough to own and distribute the clothing collection. Judging by the publicity and the designs I feel that the collection is gonna be Kute, Kharismatic and Kool. 

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On November 2nd ,actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended the opening of the Burberry flagship store in Pacific Place, Hong Kong, which was expected really as she is one of the famous faces of Burberry. She was spotted alongside the chief creative officer of the luxurious design base Christopher Bailey, wearing a burberry white/peach strapless dress which was first sighted at Burberry's Spring 2013 collection (See Burberry S/S 2013) accessorised with a clutch of similar colour and nude- gold tipped stilettos.   
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