Saturday, 27 November 2010

Valentino for Gap

What a crazy morning it has been for me, and even more what a mad week for designer/high-street collaborations. We had Lanvin for H&M earlier this week and today Valentino for Gap showcased their collaboration at their Oxford Street Flagship store.

Of course, as I wasn't able to be at the H&M store for the Lanvin collaboration (sob) due to school commitments, I was certain that I would be present for the opening of the Valentino for Gap one. Not to be missed, they had an in-store DJ blasting songs and a general overall feeling of customer satisfaction. Oxford St is closed for pedestrians this weekend so be sure to get down to Oxford St tomorrow for a relatively stress-free shopping experience without the hassle of overcrowded streets and cars.

I managed to salvage some amazing items. The collection only featured about six items, all in khaki with parka style material bar one grey t-shirt. My favourite items were high-waisted khaki trousers with incredible detailing which is prominent in past Valentino collections and a high collared parka.


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lanvin for H&M

Something that has been long anticipated for and has been highly written and blogged about is the collaboration between Alber Elbaz for Lanvin and H&M. He has designed a capsule range of clothing, accessories and shoes in his signature style for much less than the cost of the high-end collection.

Lanvin is a sought after designer label, often seen on the power-players and classy celebrities of this decade. Spotted frequently on the red carpet, Alber has produced a brand that is highly influential and most dresses spurning hundreds of high-street copies.

Leighton Meester - a poster girl for Lanvin shows how possible it is to take runway dresses from the Lanvin catwalk and with their versatility to use them for evening wear. This is so important for designers because their clothes must be beautiful and elaborate, but also wearable for the everyday consumer.


This collaboration has caused more of a media frenzy than any of H&M's past collaborations between Karl Lagerfeld and Jimmy Choo. This may be because British women often aspire to dress like their French counterparts and see French style as sophisticated and effortless; something that not many English women are able to master. Many of us are hoping that with Alber's help of affordable high-end fashion at low-end prices, we too might be able to carry off that Parisian bon chic look.

The collection arrives in store on Tuesday 23rd November. It arrives online at 7am and when the store opens at 9am. Get ready to sharpen those elbows!

Here are my favourite items:


Friday, 19 November 2010


I have been incredibly absent from my blog for the past few months due to a HUGE workload increase due to AS levels and work commitments. However, I feel I have finally (or so I hope to) have the balance finally right between working and having enough free time to blog regularly.
I feel like I have missed out on sooooo many things that I've wanted to blog about and being highly frustrated wit not having enough time to blog the way I have in the past.
But...I am going to commit to writing more (perhaps not every day) but as much as possible as I've really missed it and can't wait to fill up my blog again with my new inspirations, new season trends, influences and ideas.
Keep you posted x