Persephone Silk and Mint Green

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ShirtHobbs

TrousersZalando, Zara and Asos (Original were from a charity shop)

CoatZara

Similar Brogue shoesNewlook

I was waiting outside the Topshop in Oxford Circus for a friend and noticed this girl and her great style. Sometimes the outfits that people wear look to have been thrown together by mistake as though that person had just woken up and picked what to wear with their eyes still glued shut as they reminisced about their dreams. This ensemble was definitely not from that criteria.

Seeing the lapelled coat and silk printed shirt paired with the skin tight white trousers and tan brogue shoes literally brought a smile to my face. I especially liked that her Mint green headphones (Amazon) corresponded with her outfit. Only the truly fashion savvy are able to tweak their accessories to flow with their garb.

She was also really sweet and even complimented me on the necklace I had been wearing. The surprise that registers on people’s faces when I ask to photograph them for this blog really does make my day because I know that it, in a way, makes theirs 🙂

Hope everyone has a lovely week! Bjs **

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Plaid and Leather

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Similar Black Leather BraletMissguided 1, Missguided 2, Asos and my own personal favourite Urban Outfitters

Alternative Beige TrousersAsos (All you have to do to recreate the look in the photo is roll up the pant legs!)

Plaid Long Shirt Dress – I managed to find an almost exact match at YesStyle! A shorter version is however available at UNIQLO if that’s more preferable

Boots – Also found these beautiful boots on Ebay!  Definitely grabbing myself a pair as soon as I can!

 

I shot this couples photo at the Fashionstyleologer fashion book launch and just came across it now. Absolutely loved this woman’s style so decided to make it my next post as it is still technically street style fashion.

I’m not a big fan of wearing leather bralet’s during the day but I liked how it was considerably tamed down by the beige trousers and plaid dress shirt. A very casual and cool look 🙂

 

Sofisticados Chique

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ScarfMatalan – A bargain at £6!

ShirtZara

BlazerNewlook

TrouserAllSaints

Black Patent Croc Toe CapNewlook

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Similar Statement Necklace Ebay , Asos and Topshop

 

I thought this look was effortlessly chic. The exclusion of pattern and print on the garments was made up for by the intricate floral design statement necklace and striped headscarf. This look just exudes an air of sophistication. Over all, very well put together.

 

Flores do Brazil

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Black Leather Look Pocket T-shirt – TOPMAN

Similar Floral Printed Trousers (Original were a brazilian brand that he couldn’t recall) can be gotten at – AliExpress (which takes about two weeks to deliver) and Ebay. The latter link expires in 25 days so make sure you grab these beautiful floral printed pants whilst you still can!

Grey knit BeanieRiver Island

Pineapple Necklace/PendantEtsy

Boots Dr Martens

 

I love, love, loved the floral printed trousers! The baggy pants paired with the well fitting black t-shirt with the leather pocket and the grey beanie + the gold pineapple necklace was a marvellous mix and match. I wish more men would embrace the floral hues and prints that the spring/summer seasons throw at us every year.

There’s a reason as to why many people (not just I) find Brazilian people so attractive, its not only their charming disposition or the fact that they speak one my favourite languages, it’s also due to their exotic style and manner in which they carry themselves.

And this Brasileiro carried it off perfectly!

This look whispers one word to me, a genteel, whimsical word that reached its peak popularity in France in the early 19th century; Bohemian.

 

Fashionstyleology Illustration Exhibition

On Saturday the 14th of September, the renowned Gallery Different played host to FASHIONSTYLEOLOGY’s fashion illustration exhibition titled “Illustrating Dreams”. On showcase was the work of five incredibly talented London based artists helping to bring together their diverse backgrounds and illustrating styles for the public to see.  In short it was an evening that inspired many through the work of the celebrated artists.

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The ever so lovely Dorotea  Posphihajl’s illustration’s was one of the first I noticed on the gallery wall. Second to what makes her one to look out for apart from her vibrant personality is her sense of style. She was sporting one of her own designs from her new Kaftan collection and is set to launch her newly established brand Dorotea P London soon which focuses on eclectic traditional Middle Eastern garments with a European twist.

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To be a Fashionstyleologer is to be one who utilizes a variation of skill sets when it comes to fashion. Be it photography, styling, blogging and/or writing. The philosophy of Fashionstyleology is embodied in Dorotea’s fashion illustration above as different elements such as paintbrushes, pencils and scissors etc. represent the figures Edward scissorhand-esque ‘fingers’.

Katarina Voloder who first caught my eye because of her enviously long legs got her name cemented in my mind when I saw her artwork. The bold graphics she told me took her a few hours to draw and were perfected through her experimentation with signature prints that usually find themselves on accessories. The end result is an eye-catching illustration whose edgy dynamism does not overshadow the feminine detail.

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Next on the wall was the highly reputable Alina Zamanova. Her intricate designs combined with her one of a kind prints caught many people’s eyes that evening. The illustration that she’s standing next to on the left was crafted using the British music scene as a muse whereas the artwork on her right was created as a representation of the well-known blogger, Ivania Carpio (Love aesthetics). The minimalist color scheme of her illustrations makes them appear solid enough yet the elaborate details provide layering to her work, which never fails to excite.

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Then came Orch Eratli paying homage to homegrown British talent. Orch’s illustrations are of a picture book style design and use watercolors as the main material and thus are set apart almost instantly from the rest on the wall. Orch commented that he draws what is in his mind and exaggerates the clothing on his illustrations to put across his vision to others. Below is his favorite illustration that was on display on the night titled ‘The Man in the Scarf’.

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The fifth illustrator whose work was exhibited in the gallery was none other than the self-confessed part time insomniac Nas Abraham.  His artwork combines the resources of digital print alongside others such as oil paints and color pencils. In speaking to him about his artwork, it seems his versatility is key to the reason as to why his illustrations capture ones eye and emanate an almost 3D-like effect. His illustrations were labeled Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3; which is how long it took for him to complete them. Below is Day 1.

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The five illustrators were handpicked from a talent pool by Fashionstyleology having being scouted through various mediums – Alina Zamanova for example was contacted through Instagram.  Artists were then mandated to come up with innovative ideas for the final illustrations over a period of four days. Not only was this a remarkable feat given the timeframe but the end result is almost awe-inspiring as the talent and creativity is nothing short of brilliance. The culmination of these five artists and their illustrations made for an excellent night and one that I will not forget. They are definitely one’s to watch out for!

Fashionstyleology Book Launch

As promised, I’ve made a post exclusively for the photos I took on the night of the book launch. There was so many people there of varied work backgrounds, ethnicities and they all had their own wonderful version of style.

These are just a few photos of those that really caught my eye that night!

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Designer Mahtab Jamali of Katayoon London looked amazing dressed in her own design and as did the designer Dorotea Pospihalj (below) also dressed in Katayoon.

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The women above (http://www.stylebykarro.com/) and below (http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk/) are fashion bloggers that were also included in the book.

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I can honestly say his was one of my favourite looks of the evening!

Some of the people photographed even featured in the Fashionstyleologer London Street Fashion book!

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(Designer Mahtab Jamali of Katayoon unveiling the book)

I honestly do think that every fashion interested being should purchase this book. Not only is it able to encapsulate the habitual street wear trends of fashion at its best but it does so in one of the greatest fashion capitals in the world, London!

You can pre-­‐order a copy of the book ‘Fashionstyleologer: London Street Fashion’ by emailing book@fashionstyleology.com.

Lovely Lace

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Dress – Either Asos if you’d like the dress to be pure white or Hurleys/Fantasia Boutique for the same peach white colouring of the dress in the picture.

Similar white Lace coatYesStyle or AliExpress – The latter coat can double as both a dress and/or a coat.

Shoes – Exact match at Missguided!

I hadn’t ever thought about combining white lace together in one outfit before I saw this woman. She truly was able to pull it off and had such a sweet look about her!

Adore peach white lace dress underneath the coat, a slight throw off from the rest of the pure white colour scheme but it worked beautifully.

Earlier this year there was an influx of white in Spring collections. Broderie , brocade, lacework, you name it.

This trend has seemingly leaked into Autumn/Winter collections and the Moncler Gamme Rouge collection Autumn/Winter 2013 at Paris Fashion Week is a prime example!

Perhaps a little over the top for some people and none can attest that it was beautifully executed.

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The ethereal white colour scheme, the glittering crystals, mirror panels and snowflake detail on the winter gear brings the White Witch Queen of Narnia to mind almost instantly (for those that have either read the books or seen the movie anyway).

Overall it created a grandiose imagery of seductively beautiful, well dressed, icy hearted winter fairies.

White is often thought to be semantically linked with purity, innocence and most of all the season of winter.

What other way would there have been to bring out all of these elements other than to parade statuesque ice maidens down a catwalk dressed in the colour that ties it all together?

I’m going to take my own advice through the apparent ardour I have for this particular collection and invest in a beautiful white winter coat now.

London Fashion Week is also officially over!

It was great, it was good, it was inspiring, it was awe-spiring and we must sadly say goodbye to it until next year.

I wasn’t able to go to any shows this year but definitely will in 2014!

London Fashion Weekend however starts tomorrow and is on until the 22nd *Claps hands excitedly*

If you’re interested in buying tickets to the events which will be held at Somerset house, this link will direct you where to go.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely London Fashion Week and are looking forward to the next as much as I am!

Beijinhos **