Monday, 24 September 2012

Lookbook: The Violet Hour

Dress - Topshop
Sunglasses - ASOS (just seen)
Wedges - New Look
Bracelets - Various

I wore this look on holiday and again over the summer when we had a mini bout of good weather. We really have lacked sunshine and heat this summer over in the UK and i almost feel like I've been living in my jeans, which for me in the summer is rare. My dress was a treat to myself back in April for my birthday. It was certainly a venture for me to wear white normally I'd manage to spill something down it or sit on a wet park bench and destroy said garment, I'm a klutz like that.

Emmie xo

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Catwalk Report 3 : LFW SS13

Last one and then I promise I will get back to normal posting, though it may be less frequent than usual as i have just taken on a college course in addition to my normal job! Busy busy busy. So please bear with me. Parts One and Two of the SS13 LFW collections can be found here and here 


Meadham Kirchhoff

Moschino Cheap and Chic


Paul Smith


Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Roksanda Ilincic

Simone Rocha

Photos sourced Via the official London Fashion Week website which i would recommend checking out as they have now uploaded their video highlights which are always a good watch.

What trends are you looking forward to for SS13?

Emmie xo

Other posts you might enjoy
Autumn/Winter Hair Trends
Fall into Winter - Trends Part 1
Fall into Winter - Trends Part 2
Catwalk Report : AW12
Catwalk Report : AW12 Part 2

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Catwalk Report 2 : LFW SS13


Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Kane


J. JS Lee

Johnathan Saunders

Mary Katrantzou

Michael Van der Ham

Antonio Berardi

Peter Pilotto

Temperley London

Only a few more shows after this report. My previous report can be found here. Photos sourced here. I did not take these photos myself and therefore do not own them.

Which looks do you like?

Emmie xo

Monday, 17 September 2012

Catwalk Report: LFW SS13

Hello everyone! Well LFW is nearly over, it seems to stop almost as soon as it begins but heres a few of my picks from the designers VIA the London Fashion Week Website.

Antoni & Alison

Felder Felder

House of Holland

Issa London

Jasper Conran

Maria Grachvogel

Matthew Williamson

Sass & Bide

Topshop Unique

Marios Schwab

Zoe Jordan

So far I am quite impressed with LFW and the designs being pulled out of the bag. My favorite so far is probably the quilted maxi at Jasper Conran, such a cool idea. Find all the photos here

Which shows have you been impressed by?

Emmie xo

Friday, 14 September 2012

LFW Spring-Summer 13 Begins!

Its that time of year again! The Fash-Pack are descending on Somerset house for London Fashion Week, how exciting! This time the Spring-Summer collections will be adding the last bit of light, colour and inspiration before the leaves start turning and we all go running for our boots and jackets. 

Burberry Prorsum AW12

Today the first shows went on and already I'm feeling inspired, impressed and have found myself drawn to names I had never heard of before. I'll post some hi-lights like I did for the LFW AW12 catwalks back in February (which can be found here and here), however to have a good look at the photos and videos where I will get my imagery from please go to the Official site for London Fashion Week. Make sure you check out the show schedule to see what shows are on when and which shows you can see live from Somerset House.

Mc Q by Alexander McQueen AW12

Which designers collections are you looking forward to for Spring-Summer 2013?

Emmie xo

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Lookbook: Falling for Fall

Denim Jacket - Topshop
2-in-1 Jumper Dress - Asos
Shoes - Topshop

I wont lie, I love autumn. Its my favourite time of year. The skies tend to stay clearer, the air drops cooler but the sun is still out. The leaves start to turn all wonderful shades of yellow, red and auburn. You have so much to look forward to as well! Halloween, Bonfire night and Feste in my hometown. Snuggling up in your scarf, hat and gloves, lighting candles in the home just for the glorious glow and inviting scents. It really is perfect to me. 

This year autumn also signalled a new chapter for me as I have gone back to college to do a new course similar to a teaching assistant role. Its wonderful to be doing something different with the idea it'll lead into a new career for me, which would be amazing as i have done the same thing for the last 10 years now and feel like I've been going through the motions a bit.

So I put this outfit together as the weather while it has been glorious and I've even been able to do some light sunbathing has dropped a little, which meant while i didn't want to wear jeans it wasn't quite warm enough to wear just a dress even if the top half is made to be a jumper. My denim jacket is actually over 10 years old, I found it out when i was having a clear out but it works perfectly with this outfit so I'm really happy. 

What will you be wearing for the transition?

Emmie xo

Friday, 7 September 2012

Autumn/Winter 12 - Hair Trends

So here we go with the hair trends, I figured it would break up the last of the AW12 trends with some hair trends for you to start thinking of trying some out to wear with your new seasons outfits.

Trend - Waves
L-R Burberry Prorsum, Balmain, Burberry Prorsum, Proenza Schouler

Waves are still rocking the catwalks from last season however for AW12 we are looking at a more natural texture than the Vintage Vixen style seen at SS12. Think bed-head, windy day hair and naturally dried and your halfway there. Loose tonging on the ends for a flick and uneven texture is key and investing in a good sea-salt spray (or DIY-ing your own) will end up being your best friends.
Personally I adore a natural texture to waves as it is how I wear my hair 80% of the time. Mix in a bit of the new seasons parting trends and you are set to go!

Trend - Partings
L-R Dior, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Rag & Bone

Partings will always be something to have but for AW we are losing the soft blown out ideal and going for a neat straight part slicked to perfection, no fly-aways here! So whether you will wear yours centred or to one side, make sure it’s neat. If you are wearing a side part exaggeration seems to be key. So don’t just go half-hearted most seem to be pushed as far as where your eyebrow starts to bend down again, just make sure your face shape can handle it.

Trend - Ponytails

L-R Anna Sui, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Chanel

Ponytails dominated the catwalks this season but all had one thing in common, the hair was straight and sleek. Worn either with or without a parting sleekness seemed to be the theme, with hair being pulled onto the head rather than the wispy romance of the Spring catwalks, although the occasional catwalk did allow for some height to the crown. Ponytails were wrapped with either strands of hair out of the tail or leather ribboning.

Trend - Twists
L-R Gucci, Fendi, Valentino,Rick Owens

While braids were all the rage at the SS12 catwalks twists have taken over this season, with everything from a simple twist to keep the hair out of your face to halos and buns. It is the easiest (and simplest) way to update your style for the season.

Trend - Accessories
L-R Rochas, Rodarte, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta

Barrettes, Hair jewels and Head bands adorned the hair and heads of the models for AW12 and is the easiest way into the Opulence trend if brocade and patterned silks are not really your style. Make a head band with a silk scarf and antique broach, turn the same broach into a hair pin to clip some locks off your face or into a barrette for your own bespoke look. 

Hope you like the trends. Show me how you wear them!

Emmie xo

Monday, 3 September 2012

Lookbook: Summer in September

Scalloped Vest - Topshop
High Waisted Shorts - Topshop
Cat Eye Sunglasses - Oasis

Today has been an amazingly beautiful day. The weather in the UK has finally turned summery, granted its taken long enough to get around to it. So i've pretty much been walking around shoeless all day and getting to enjoy one of my favorite sensations of grass on bare feet. I was supposed to have a really busy day and when things changed I decided to sit in the sun and catch up on some reading. Perfect.

What did you do today?

Emmie xo

Saturday, 1 September 2012

August Nails

Topshop - Bees Knees

Blue - OPI - Dating a Royal
Red - OPI - Thanks So Muchness
These were to celebrate the USA topping the Olympic Medal Table! Well Done!

China Glaze - Hook and Line
Topshop 'Sisters of the New Moon' Nail Tattoos

OPI - Suzy Says Feng Shui

Emmie xo
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