Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Isolated Heroes: Kickstarters and Kick Ass Designs

A hedonistic party girl collection filled with sequins and inspired by female empowerment is basically like ticking off a checklist of everything I didn't know I wanted.  Isolated Heroes latest Autumn Winter collection is an intergalatic sparkle filled dream inspired by all their fave bad ass bitches from Winona Ryder to Tyra Banks. It's a shameless throw back to 90s party girls (get your CK1 at the ready bitches) with the perfect pieces to take you in to party season. Bonus points? Their latest sass inspired collection has landed just in time for their biggest project to date, a kickstarter to help them grow like never before.


Monday, 5 October 2015

5 Beauty Products that are worth the hype

When everyone unaminously goes crazy for a product my first reaction is to call bullshit. They say that many people can't be wrong, but hell, "People like Coldplay and and voted for Hitler. You can't trust people."  Except, when you can.

I tend to wait till the hype calms down before I try a product, but even if it's acheived a comfortable cult like status,  getting me to buy in to something so universally beloved it like trying to draw blood from a stone. In short, it better be good. Hell, better than good. If you hype something up that much it better be nothing short of miraculous. And you know what? Some of these products are.  And so here it is, my Top 5 Beauty Products that are actually worth the hype.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

LFW: Jamie Wei Huang SS16

Rebirth, afterlife and demonology may not seem like the most obvious thematic choice for a sports luxe collection, but for Jamie Wei Huang's SS16, the ideology blends seemlessly.  Inspired by a Buddhist sence of the afterlife - Nibbana - Wei Huang blends old world mythology with contemporary cuts and lines for a truly striking runway show. 


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

LFW: Clio Peppiatt SS16

With a mission statement of making clothes that make women feel happy, bold and fearless, 24 year old Clio Peppiat's deigns are at their very core fun. Her latest collection "Kiss The Future" is a send up of the lack of strong female role models in computer games, which she's resolved by designing her own. Sassy, strong and confident - her sci-fi inspired collection is retro futurisim meets Barbie for the ultimate millenial mash up.


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

On counter-intuitive dressing

Big boxy shapes are the last thing I should wear, at least if you go by "how to dress for your body shape" guides.  I'm a size 10 and uber busty, so the last thing I should do is wear loose fitting clothes less I look matronly. Seems like I didn't get the memo because loose, boxy pieces are my utter favourite. Wearing loose boxy items together? Even better.  At this point I've all but got the "how to dress" guide and set alight to it. In short, telling women how to dress for their body is bullshit, but you already knew that didn't you?


Monday, 28 September 2015

LFW: Gemma Roe SS16

For someone who lives in trainers, I'm a helpless shoe addict. Against my better judgement I buy heels season after season. There is just something about them that plugs right in to my lizard brain before directing straight to the pleasure cortex. What I'm saying guys, is that I really like shoes. And what I really like is the work of emerging shoe designer Gemma Roe.

Tropical Disco is exactly what you expect it to be, a mix of shiny mettalics with bright tropical hues, and it's none the less delightful. It's 70's disco meets your favourite beach holiday and added glamour. Her SS16 collection cherry picks from fanning plants and florals to bitter limes and lemons to create a super fun, sexy and playful collection, ripe for holiday season.


Sunday, 27 September 2015


Do any models look like they are having as much fun as those walking for Ashish? If there are, I'm yet to find them.  Dancing, skateboarding and, as always, heavy use of sequins, were the main takeaways from this seasons show that borrowed heavily from 90s skate culture.

Everything about Ashish is effortlessly super-cool. Grunge with sparkles doesn't seem like the most obvious of mixes but here it works. White floaty joggers with light detailing, sheer cropped glittering applique tops are contrasted by bleached out denims and illustrated slips that manage to be both wry and playful in the same breath. Ashish is fun, but this show managed to do this while mixing in some subversive gender politics with 90s counter culture.

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