T-Shirt – Pimkie
Trousers – Zara
Sliders – Fila
Eyewear – HM
I don’t often shop at Zara but they have done well by me on the last shopping excursion I had (R.I.P Overdraft). These pants are probably my favourite thing in the world at the moment, they give me so much life with the socket buttons at the bottom half that can be fastened to show a sexy bit of leg (and give you a bit of the breeze in warm climates) or kept shut to give a more demure kind of look. They remind me a bit of speed racer (and I just googled the cartoon to see if that made sense) with the colour scheme and I can totally see him rocking these if he were a bit more fashion orientated – I mean the red scarf is still a look and who know, maybe I’ll incorporate that staple into a look with these beauties at some point.
The shirt is a simple little statement that I rock to the core, after all – FUCK THE PATRIARCHY! is definitely one of my favourite phrases (and genuinely, fuck it to hell and beyond). There has been a rivulet of pro feminist protest T-shirts this year, with Marc Jacobs (amongst many other designers) including them within their brands and I have wanted one for quite a while now, so when I saw this simple little number at Pimkie, I thought, why not? I want one, it’s super cheap, let’s get one! So I got it. I think style is an incredibly personal expression of one’s self and I’m with the idea of having my clothes express my thoughts, what I stand for and believe in, as well as what I don’t.
Now I wasn’t partial to sliders for a very long, long time but a good friend of mine (S/O to Princess Fabia) swore by the comfort of hers and I gave it a go with the FILA sliders. I’ve got to admit that she was right, they are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever had and they’re pretty cute too (and they match the colour scheme of the trousers!). I went pretty bare on the accessories with this one, my fashion shades from H&M were the only thing I had on. And they kind of paint the world in sunlight when they’re on your face – something I appreciated very much in London (Lisbon, not so much)
Overall, I’m just really excited to make the most of my cute ass pants. Look out for more on ModainLondres soon!
Top – H&M
Trousers – PrettyLittleThing (Sold Out)/Alternative – ASOS
Shoes – Topshop
Knotwrap – Vintage
Olaaa from sunny Lisboa!
So, I’ve been a bit slow with the blog recently but this dizzying Portuguese heatwave has had me avoiding any sort of manual/not so manual labour. It sort of sucked the energy out of me for the last week or so but I’ve decided not to let it get to me anymore (also it’s letting up so I don’t really have any excuse to)
This outfit was one of the three I actually wore that day, this heat has got me changing outfits more so than I ever have but it was definitely my favourite. The wide leg vertical stripes are so flattering on one’s figure and have a really slimming effect asides from elongating the length of the leg. Pairing it with a simple ribbed high neck vest then created a sort of effortlessly chic look that I jazzed up with my fish skeleton (moons and suns?) earrings and headband. The latter was a lucky find in a Parisian vintage store earlier this year and only cost me a Euro (vintage stores in Paris are the one people)
The silver accents on the boot buckles with the earrings then gave this look more of a colour coolness that alternatively fit right into the vibe I was feeling at that point. I was feeling very cool ngl – the shade from the tree helped too.
I’ve been having a lovely time in Lisbon so far, it really is a city that captured my heart almost instantly. Although, I won’t lie, I hated it as a child. Having to spend a month or two in another country away from friends and the like wasn’t something I appreciated but it’s grown on me over the years. My mama’s family here definitely helps (they’re all crazy and I love them to bits!)
I’ll have another post up very, very soon.
Until then, ate ja xxx
Top – New Look (Sold Out)/ Missguided Alternative
Peg Trousers – ASOS
Ankle Boots – Office
Monki Drawstring Bag – ASOS
So I’ve decided against writing posts that focus primarily on talking about what I’m wearing and why I chose to do so because I’ve come to realise that sometimes, I just throw things on and my outfits come through for me (I love those kind of days). More importantly, I got bored with blogging because I was trying to fit this niche of a fashion blogger that posts about just that and that’s not who I inherently am, and it’s why I guess I stayed away for so long.
This blog will now be an open space for anything and everything that inspires or interests me and with this change, my posts will definitely be more regular and well, more me. I’ll be putting my poetry up as well as little travel stories/rants/anything that comes to mind really and I hope you’ll all be accepting of that change. It’s definitely going to change ModainLondres’s layout and overall appeal – maybe – who knows really? (Social media Gods do)
That being said, I am still very passionate about personal style and honing/expressing your own identity through the clothes that you choose to adorn yourself with. Like, hey peg trousers where have you been for the majority of my life? I’m way too much of a committment-phobe to commit to wearing skinny jeans 5/7 days a week and I never quite understood the aesthetic of loose-fitting clothes until quite recently – okay major lie*
I understood, I just didn’t think it was for me – until I rediscovered these trousers in my wardrobe, like damn, I think I might have worn them all week if I wasn’t so regimented with my denim. The khaki top was a birthday present from my sister – thanks again xx and it is so comfortable and the right level of cropped, it’s short but not short enough to feel outed by the cold and that just makes me happy (and warm)
Plus its a great summer colour *prays for sunshine tomorrow*
I’m also going to attempt to trangress the boundaries within which I feel comfortable and so there will be also be a few beauty and (LUSH) hauls on here fairly soon!
And I solemnly promise not to disappear for another 8 months
White Crop Top (Originally from Bershka) – Alternatives
Black Maxi Skirt – New Look
Khaki Green Cropped Jacket – Zara
Assorted Bangles: Almari.co.uk
Almari Gold Bangle
Almari Rose Gold Bangle
Almari Antique Thread Bangle
My outfit for the second day in Dubai was considerably more chilled than the first and I couldn’t help but feel extremely giddy at being able to wear a maxi skirt. What I’d give to live in a country with a warmer climate… sometimes I almost forget I did for sixteen years of my life (Shout out to Kenya!)
The green Zara jacket is one of my favourite pieces for the upcoming summer 2k14 (thought I’d say it like that because I find it hilarious) and the khaki threads reminds me of the colour theme present throughout Balmain’s A/W 14 collection, of the latter which I was and still am a great fan of. Pairing it together with the rest of the elements proved no great feat and the ensemble overall is one that’s very pleasant for a day during which you wish to do nothing but take in sights or relax in the warmth of the loveable suns rays.
Which is pretty much what I did.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Black Sheer Kaftan – H&M
Lace Top – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
High Waisted Jeans – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
Two Toned Chunky Camden Boots – ASOS – New Look
Similar Eagle Necklace – Boohoo Outlet- Ebay
Pork Pie Hat – Topshop
Lace Headband – Similar – Luulla
Floral Swing Dress – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
Similar Cut Out Wedges – Ebay1 and Ebay2 (Practically identical to the ones above!)
Say heyyy Ms Carterrr *waits for response*
I’ve been awful these last few weeks, disappearing without a word and practically abandoning my blog but I needed the break from reality and I’m well and truly back now! Today I thought I’d share two outfits I put together – seeing as I owe you this much at the least- Bank Fashion (love them) sent me a few samples earlier last week and now I get to share them with you all 🙂
The lace top is the cutest thing and as I have a bit of an obsession with the fabric and its texture, I adored it almost instantly. The high waisted jeans are super comfy and fit just right although not as tight as I would have liked around the ankles but that’s mainly because I have really skinny ankles compared to the rest of well, you get it. Don’t you just adore and covet my two toned boots? I’d been looking for a monochrome pair to go with my seemingly all black wardrobe (shout out to BEGS XO) and they are just perfect in every single way, be it the fit, the length and width of the heel, the laces, the zip details – EVERYTHING! Also how adorable is the sheer kaftan? Can you believe it’s only £6?! I couldn’t at all. I think it works perfectly as throw over for most outfits and love that I found it when I did – thank you H&M<3
I can’t really tell what was going through my head when I put together the second outfit. I just sort of threw things on and had a general direction of what kind of look I was aiming for. I have to say, it worked out pretty well. I’ve never really owned a swing styled dress in such a bold print before and was a bit unsure of how it would look on me but I’m kind of crazy about this piece now. The material is like imitation silk and the asymmetrical hemming of the dress as well as it’s fit – the way it flows and drapes ones form – is different to most that I have seen worn by people and for that reason it has captured my heart all the more. The accessories I paired it with gave off a slightly dark yet earthy vibe which I feel enveloped a lot of different styles – sort of a mess of the hippie 70’s and grunge 80’s, sixties’s vie de boheme with slight 1920’s flapper tendencies (never could say no to a lace headband – one of my weaknesses shh)
Hope everyone’s had a good start to the week!
Paz E Amor – Nailah **
Necklace – H&M
Black Turtleneck – Pink Queen (original from American Apparel)
Baseball Top – BANK Fashion – Fenchurch
Black High waisted Skinnies – Topshop
Black Pumps – Newlook
Cat Ear Beanie – Alternative – Ebay
Leaf Print T-Shirt – BANK Fashion – Fenchurch
Bank Fashion Clare Lace Up Boots – Alternative – Newlook
Recently got sent a few items from BANK Fashion’s new Fenchurch womenswear line and I have to say, I am in love! It is street wear at it’s finest and most flattering. The baseball top, I was initially going to pair with a slip dress and pinstripe tights to show how it could be worn as a nightwear look and compare it against a day look but my tights ripped and it ruined the outfit for me. There are a lot of different ways the top could be worn and I adore its versatility in this area. I assembled it with my Topshop Joni high waisted jeans (love, love, love them) and a turtleneck as well as a few Gold accessories and my high heels to give it an air of sophistication – (Just cause it’s street wear, doesn’t mean you have to play it down and be casual!)
The controversial Marijuana leaf print top is one of the coolest items in my wardrobe right now and I’ve already got a friend asking to borrow it (she can get her own to be honest xoxo). I created a laid back look around the top and paired it with a quirky cat ear beanie as well as my favourite boots (also from BANK!). At some point during shooting these pictures I picked up a block of wood lying around and pretended to be a hoodlum for a bit – I don’t really know why… but love my imagination guys!
The FENCHURCH brand recently released its womenswear line and I have been crazy about it since the S/S 14 Bank Press Day when I saw a few of the pieces for the first time. The cuts, patterns and fabric are perfect in my opinion and I can find no fault with any of the three (the material of the items I got sent is so incredibly soft!). I feel like I really need more pieces from the line and whats even more exciting is that they keep putting new stuff up on the site, so I likely will get more soon!
Striped Shirt – H&M – Alternative – Forever 21/DhGate
Cropped black sweater – Asos
Velvet Leggings – Boohoo.com
Brown faux fur Vintage Coat alternatives – ASOS/H&M/Ebay
ASOS shoes – Out of Stock
First off, how striking is this woman? I love the colour of her hair so much, the platinum blonde sheen instantly reminded me of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (I’ve recently started watching the series and it’s safe to say I am completely hooked!)
Most of the pieces she was wearing were vintage and so finding close enough alternatives for some of them was pretty hard but I did my best. Recently I’ve been on Ebay a lot (losing at bidding wars mostly) and have noticed how much great stuff there is on it – especially vintage clothing sold abroad from America! (Fingers crossed I win on my most recent bidding war for an amazing pair of printed palazzo pants from the late 70’s!)
Also I thought I’d share a look that I styled recently for a concert with you all 🙂
Vogue Beanie – Choies
Kikita Greek Print T-shirt Dress – Missguided
Ribbon Long Line Biker Jacket – BANK Fashion (On sale now for £25!!!)
Wet look faux leather leggings – Ebay
Clare Lace Up Boots (my faves!) – BANK Fashion (Out of Stock)
This look was 100% inspired by Abel Tesfaye’s music (The Weeknd<3). I put it together in the hope of standing out from the rest of the crowd and maybe catching his eye when he peered out at the masses of fans at the O2 Arena the Tuesday before last. I’m pretty sure the only reason I failed to do so was because the guy closest to the barriers I was behind was too tall and blocked me from view half of the time. But I’m sure that he did see me and we shared a few smiles and wonderful moments, that Tuesday I also realised I was more of an avid fan girl that I originally thought (oops)
I did love my whole outfit though, it was edgier that most of what I usually wear and I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmingly confident and hood worthy in it all. That day I felt that I had undeniable (dare I say it? Yes I do) ‘swag’.
Hope everyone has a good week