Something for the weekend

Tabitha

Well that’s Sunday sorted!

Dressing for fashion week

I consciously abstained from posting about fashion week and all its goings-ons. In saying that, now that the dust has settled on the SS13 shows, there is one observation to be made from the whole thing. Fashion Week, no matter the city, just sends ‘fashion’ people into absolute overdrive! Into a colossal tailspin whereby outfits are planned months in advance (!) and the main objective, judging by street style blogs and such, is to feature on said street style blogs. As is obvious, to feature on a street style blog is not the main objective of fashion week, however nice a perk it may be.

Think of fashion week as the opportunity to go all out, but in your (“your” addressing people who are actually lucky enough to make their way to fashion week) own way, in a manner that is not so clearly choreographed and attuned to the preferred stylings of certain street style photographers.

For example, Bryan Boy at NYFW feigning nonchalance and/or ignoring the lens pointed in his general direction – impractical, not to mention kinda ugly, this futuristic Alexander McQueen visor just adds to the Bryan-Boy-blogger-cliché. And my beloved Miroslava Duma, who generally gets it SO right – see here – falls prey to the vices of Fashion Week dressing too. And as to street style for Fashion Week in general, as Rosemary Mac Cabe of Fash Mob so eloquently put it, “Is it time to rename ‘street style’? My suggestion: ‘Thin people looking photogenic in expensive clothes'”.

//Stockholm Streetstyle // Jak & Jill // Le 21eme //

Quite the quandary

The search for the perfect winter coat(s) is ongoing. This season, I had said to myself I was going to do the sensible thing (in fashion terms, that is) and sort myself out with a veritable selection of sturdy and reliable – yet thoroughly trendy and guaranteed to inspire fash-envy in others – winter coats. However… On coming across Elin Kling‘s latest addition to her wardrobe, perhaps I could do away with the idea of owing a nice selection and instead pour every penny I have into Stine Goya’s Consequence leather jacket? Oversized, slouchy, worn in, gold zips…The list goes on – I  seriously NEED. See here for a snapshot of Anywho bloggers in the sellout Consequence.

//All images are linked//

Some love for Love Aesthetics

Latest blogger crush just happens to be on Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics. Another Dutch blogger (I’m obsessed, see here), she’s an aspiring journalist, mama (!!), general all-rounder and all-empowered female. She’s my utterly contemporary, minimalistic yet futuristic, oh-so-cool inspiration at the moment, what with her gorgeous photography, focusing on her pared-back aesthetic, DIY endeavours and most importantly of all, her beautiful daughter, Lois.

Farrell & Anderson

I have been such a bad blogger lately! Between interning and my part-time job, it’s hectic. Nonetheless, there are obvious perks. Perks such as being invited to preview menswear label Farrell’s AW12 collection in Brown Thomas ahead of its debut launch on Irish shores on Friday. An intimate gathering of some of the Irish fashion industry’s biggest movers and shakers, it was chaired by Lorraine Keane, with PR by Caroline Kennedy and Glenda Gilson grabbing a piece for Xposé.

Why the fuss over another menswear brand to be housed in Brown Thomas? The reason being that reformed hell raiser and Take That ‘manbander’ Robbie Williams is behind the label. I won’t go into too much detail as I will post a more in-depth piece on the collection itself in the coming days. But I will say this – Robbie, unsurprisingly, is a serious charmer, but also down-to-earth and clearly devoted to the label. Speaking exuberantly and with pride of the label founded as an homage to his beloved grandfather, Jack Farrell, Robbie has high hopes for the brand and its future endeavours.

Alongside his Head of Design, Ben Dickens (formerly Head of Menswear for Burberry, no less), Robbie sees Farrell as a line “for the working class peacock. It’s somebody that wants to make a statement, without making a statement. I think a lot of people do a lot of stuff that becomes more ‘costumey’ than it does actual day-to-day wear. Farrell is still very much dapper but, like I said, Saville Row quality at high-street prices!”

In other events from Friday, I popped into Topshop to catch a glimpse of JW Anderson X Topshop. Unfortunately, there was a slight mishap with the order and a good portion of the stock has been ‘misplaced’.  I was more than happy with what I did get my hands on though, mainly the above puffa-style paisley pencil skirt. While I haven’t purchased it as of yet – I’m still mulling over it – the skirt is gorgeous, and a total investment. I also tried on the matching shell top, but as is obvious, the bulky shape doesn’t do much for me.

En route to Topshop to check out the collection, I was stopped by two lovely girls from missguided.co.uk for a street style snap. It should be online in a few days or so and I’ll post it then. In the meantime, will anybody be shopping JW Anderson X Topshop? Or Farrell’s AW12 for that matter?