Alexa Chung’s debut on the London Fashion Week runway was everything we’ve come to expect. was just her obvious next step after launching her own brand.
Inspired by airport lounge-wear, her 2019 spring/summer collection titled ‘Arrivals and Departures’ showed off her simple yet elegant signature style, ranging from cute 70s floral dresses, to smart casual wear with double breasted blazers and cute camisoles, to bucket hats and aviator jumpsuits (which seem to be the must-have garment on your wardrobe this season, seen them in almost every high street shop!) and vinyl coats, can’t forget them (still so in love with my vinyl ‘Brigatte’ trench coat from her M&S collection)
Also, scarves as tops, who would have thought? She’s even brought back jelly shoes with a JuJu footwear collaboration with JuJu… I had my own pair of JuJus a few years back and sold them on eBay after thinking they were never gonna come back into fashion… typical!
But as I have said before, I am a massive Chung fan so probably am a bit biased when I say that I want every look in my wardrobe. But we have to admit that the collection is beautiful.
Here are a few of my favourite looks from the runway:
Stockholm fashion week’s street style was to die for this year.
I eagerly waited for insta stories from my favourite Swedish bloggers/influencers when fashion week kicked off last Tuesday. I was desperate to know what designers and styles would be rocking the streets of Stockholm, and I was blown away. Dresses on trousers, buckets hats complementing elegant skirts and heels, vintage suitcases as bags… just amazing.
These are the must haves this coming season.
- A LOT of layers– There is nothing more fun than to layer up different types of clothing on top of each other – my most favourite being a cord long button dress over jeans. Some might call it crazy, I call it original.
2. The 80s are back(though let’s but lets face it, it has been back for a while) but I have just fallen in love with the puffy sleeves I’ve seen on Emma Fridsell (@emmafridsell), these paired with cycling shorts ❤ just pure perfection.
3. Eytys Angels are back again– I was obsessed when I saw these chunky trainers last year, and was so happy to see that they are still a must have. They go with literally every kind of outfit; casual, formal you name it. Eytys – one day I will have you Eytys Angels (Just gotta figure out a way to save 280.00EUR from the little money I get every month. But nothing is impossible).
4. Mixing casual with fancy– dresses on top of hoodies, elegant suits with ugly sneakers, floral dresses with festival buckets hats – these are just a few of the mix and match that I’ve seen from street fashion from last week, and I am digging it.
In celebration of Mata Hari’s birthday this week, I made a little collage 🙂
I have recently become obsessed with illustrator. I don’t know how we were never shown this programme at university.
Since starting my masters here is Barcelona, illustrator has become a vital tool for every presentation as we have to create so many mood boards for every idea we have. So I have been practicing, I am still not a pro but I am enjoying cutting out different pictures and putting them all together to create something new. Like this one. I recently watched one of my favourite film for the tenth time, The Party (1968) with Peter Sellers, so I grabbed a still image of the film and made this collage, a collage that represents most weekends here in Spain.
Two months ago I became part of the Miista Barcelona team and it’s been amazing. This brand has been an obsession of mine for over two years, but sadly I have always been too skint or just too bad at managing my finances to purchase a pair. But now that I am a part of it, you can imagine how excited I was when I got given my very own pair of Miista mules. I was over the moon. But anyhow, this is an appreciation post for the new autumn/winter collection. I got to take a peek at the collection really early on, and my god was I excited. The designs are to die for. Inspired by French artist Henri de Touluse-Lautrec, the shoes have a real victorian/circus/surrealist-esque touch to them.
“Silhouettes and materials come inside-out and back-to-front as the crossroads of humour and artistic representation are met with a practical sensibility. In a balancing act between now and then, AW18 draws parallels to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s unapologetic portrayal of the female form, naked or adorned, in a raw, barefaced celebration of difference, pleasure and sexual freedom.”
and a few snaps of my favourite designs:
The Mireille Black Glossed heel
(Left) The Bernadette Red Croc, (middle) The Constance Dark Green Crocs, (right) The Scarlett purple metallic shoe
The Edith boots in every colour (Mustard ones are my personal favourite, they are a definitely a fashion statement).
Check out the collection’s look book:
Photos by Verónica Vasquez
If you are ever wondering around Shoreditch, London then make sure you head to Redchurch Street to check out Miista shoes; a Hackney based brand made with love in sunny España. Their designs are absolutely divine. Some are so simple and yet so chic and elegant. There is definitely a 60s/70s vibe to them, and the shades of mustard yellow are just to die for.
I visited their shop on Friday night as they were showcasing their collaboration with Giuseppe Palmisano, an Italian artist who has previously worked with known brands such as Ikea and Calzedonia. The exhibition featured an installation of a lot of legs, chairs and lights… and of course the lovely Miista shoes. I fell in love with every single pair, especially with the Carlota yellow suede boots. Check out their Instagram and web page for more!!
Enter Room 707
Photo taken from Giuseppe’s Instagram account:@iosonopipo
Images taken from Giuseppe’s Instagram account: @iosonopipo
Summer 2017 has officially put its hat on and gone. As yesterday was such a nice day compared to the rest of the week, I took the chance to film a short clip wearing some of the staple items of this season.
Top – ZARA
Wide Leg Jeans – ZARA
White heels – ZARA
Earrings – Mum’s wardrobe
Plastic shopper – Vintage
Outfit: Wearing Amitié, an amazing clothing brand I found at El Corte Inglés (the most well known department store in Spain).
Net bag – ebay
Sandals – Kurt Geiger