Plaid and Leather



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 🙂


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.


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.


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.


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.


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’.


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.


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!


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.


The women above ( and below ( are fashion bloggers that were also included in the book.


Loved the see-through lace jumpsuit paired with the green Jeffrey Campbell Lita ankle boots!_SAM6481_SAM6490_SAM6495-001

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!


(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

Black, Brown and Checkered.


Vintage checkered Sports JacketPierre Balmain – I found an almost exact match on this website but there’s only one available in a certain size! (Ships worldwide)

The black shirt and jeans are both from Primark and the leather boots – very wild western cowboy – were from a Vintage shop that closed down.

Similar boots can be found at James&James and Country Outfitter (This site is amazing but pricey!)

I adore this outfit. The minimalist colour scheme with the base colours of Brown and Black + the checkered jacket and cowboy boots were a pleasant sight in Leicester Square amongst the sea of loud colours yesterday afternoon.

A very sophisticated and fashion savvy look.

Tonight is also the exclusive fashion book launch of ‘Fashionstyleologer – London Street  Fashion’. An event I am excited to be attending! Photos and a short article on the event will be up in a few days.

Until then, ate ja 🙂



Similar sweaterZara

Printed leggingsAsos 1  or Asos 2


BeanieRiver Island

I asked to photograph this woman on a whim when a friend and I were in Starbucks because I loved how laid-back and casual her outfit was, as well as being very fashion conscious. Imagine my surprise when she told me that she was a fashion designer called Dorotea Pospihalj. The stars must have shown in my favour that day as I got invited to the exclusive fashion book launch of ‘Fashionstyleologer: London Street Fashion’  on the 12th of September by her associate.

The book is the collaborative work of 200 street fashionistas covering over a 100 streets with 50 exclusive photographers from 25 nationalities.

I for one am thankful for the opportunity as well as excited to attend the event. I hope to write about it, so there should hopefully be a short article and pictures up by this weekend!

Other than that, I hope everyone’s having a good week! 🙂


Nailah **