Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop Collection!

I’ve been super, super excited ever since Meadham Kirchhoff announced that they were collaborating with Topshop at the beginning of this month and yesterday I took a look at the extended preview of the Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop collection online on British Vogue!

I am blown away by this collaboration, it doesn’t top their S/S 14 collection in any way, not at all, of course not! (I still have dreams about that wonderful victoriana avec gothica twist collection). However the individual ensemble pieces truly do represent Meadham Kirchhoff at their best for high street, they certainly didn’t tone it down for the masses! The pieces that I’ve seen so far have been a play of rainbow love; lots of pastels, very, very few dark colours, LOTS of plush fleece, mosaic prints, neon and pentagrams! I do think that this collection has taken stems from the S/S 14 troupe, the inclusion of the feminine lace trimmings at the end of dresses as well as the flow and hemlines/cuts of the dresses/blouses are similar to it at the least.

The inspiration for the amazing Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s collection for Topshop is an imaginary girl band called “The Cherry’s” and there will be four mini-ranges within the collection, each inspired by a different lady in the fictional band – Cherry Cherie, Cherry Satanica, Cherry Blossom and Cherry Pikka. Edward has said ‘It’s a bit Spice Girls, a bit Marylin Manson, and a bit Jem and the Holograms with a large dose of Kembra Pfhaler’ (Woah)

Well, are you excited yet?

To get you all more into the mood, here are a few of my favourite pieces from the collection preview so far!

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(And of course the ever present cherry motif)

The only thing I’m not too sure about are the shoes designed by the amazing duo, there is definitely a lot of harajuku influenced styles involved. I can appreciate the concept and it does grab my attention… just not in a good way. I would definitely buy a pair as a collectible or artwork piece but never to adorn my feet with. Take a look for yourself –

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(I think these are cute though)

The Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop collection releases in stores tomorrow on the 21rst of November! And I for one am definitely going to be swinging by the nearest Topshop to check it out for myself 🙂

Bjs Nailah **

Minimalist Mondays

Minimalist Mondays

Heart glasses
shopzerouv.com

Pamela love ring
otteny.com

King Baby Studio ring
couture.zappos.com

Aldo ring
aldoshoes.com

White jewelry
farfetch.com

Coast short black dress
$285 – coast-stores.com

A P C black leather jacket
$735 – net-a-porter.com

Lacy socks
sockdreams.com

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Minimalist color schemes, I feel are perfect for these dreary English Monday’s and I’d love nothing more than to drag myself out of bed at 6 a.m. and put on this entire ensemble before heading to work with a Starbucks in my hand. Definitely the ideal work outfit for my dream job working as a fashion journalist/editor for a well known fashion magazine. (One day, one day.)
The lace detail on the otherwise simple black halter neck dress as well as the white over the knee lace stockings were inspired by Japanese Harajuku style fashion. Now not many people apart from those closest to me know this but I’m crazy about about Japanese culture; the food, the religious traditions, the cultural festivals, the social conventions, manga (one of my favourite things in the whole world) and most especially, the fashion!
There are different categories within the Harajuku sense of style and the one I picked on for this look was a mix of kei visual/kawai. Overall I wanted to integrate those elements with a very urban street style look hence the lush bomber jacket. Another vision of inspiration for me was the Meidham Kirchhoff S/S 14 collection. Now I have gushed to friends and sometimes strangers about this particular collection, it is quintessential and I want nothing more than to own a piece of it.
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(For those that wish to fulfill this wide-eyed desire of mine, my birthday’s on Wednesday – email for my postcode ;))
I didn’t notice it up till now but the ensemble I composed is very similar to the top right Meidham Kirchhoff collection piece isn’t it? This has all been done subconsciously I swear! How absolutely breathtaking is the collection though? (I feel incomplete without it)
I’m definitely going to buy all the jewelry I chose to complement the outfit, they’re all statement pieces and I chose to focus on rings more so than anything else because well, I have a thing for them. A real heady, intoxicating appeal for them. The ear cuff and necklace although sold by different labels look like a aesthetic set which is part of the reason I chose to pair them together however with this outfit it may be better to leave the choker out as it could understate the lace detail of the dress. I really want all of these items for myself. Really do.
Now on to the beauty products, the Tom Ford Black Orchid lipstick looks to be a deep purple shade but is actually a dark red and is surprisingly wearable in at least 4 different ways – as a stain, as a class lipstick, as blush, and with a gloss over. Very durable and very chic. The Rimmel Scandalous Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner is another favourite of mine. Last week I searched four different department stores on both Oxford Street and Bond Street to find it and lucked out at the Boots in the West One shopping Center in Bond Street Station. These babies are selling out fast and I definitely know why. This eyeliner is the best I have come across in years, being not only smooth but also long lasting, waterproof and easily applicable!
As for the glasses… they’re just really cool.
Here’s to hoping the weather gets better! Bjs **