A round up of my fave shows at LFW A/W 17. There's a running theme of masculinity vs femininity, oversized silhouettes and playful pastels with gothic details.
This collection holds dear to my heart as I intern here and got to work backstage on this show. I've been in studio since day 1 helping to work on this collection and to see it on the runway is such a warming feeling. Mixing both the mens and women collection together really demonstrates what MH is all about.
She kills it every season and honestly it kills me too. Autumn / Winter shows us beautiful lace, fuzzy velvet, bold red flowers within pink sunsets and modernised victorian silhouettes; my thoughts don't make a lot of sense but who really cares when you're staring at a collection as beautiful as this.
The whole mix of masculine fabrics with contemporary materials really demonstrates Choi's expert knowledge in menswear and tailoring; throw together oversized layering with an attention to detail and this is going to be one hell of a look when autumn comes around.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton took inspiration from 20th century female icons and it's highly evident throughout the whole collection. Gothic florals and empowering shapes juxtapose the cuddly duvet wraps we saw the models strut down the runway. It's acceptable to wear to work now right?!
Seriously warm and bold tones including 'Nicoll blue' (a tribute Roksanda made to friend Richard Nicoll who passed away last year) alongside traditional pieces reinvented through 70's influences and Japanese sculptural ideas made for a collection that was exciting but still reminiscent of Roksanda's style.
I've left this major babe till nearer the end because I don't really need to say much because everyone and their mum's know what Shrimps is about. Hannah stuck to her signature of fun faux fur and long feminine gowns but advancing on pattern and colour to provide a modern pattern clash collection. I'm in love.
I honestly can't put into words sometimes how much I love Molly Goddard's collection. I want to graduate, get married, have children, do the dishes in every single one of her gowns and that's not even an exaggeration. This time we saw a development into her style whilst keeping at it's roots. Give me them all please.
(If you made it this far I apologise for how crap I am at articulating sentences but I love fashion and I love studying fashion design and for once I've actually felt inspired by women's fashion week so sue me for sharing my thoughts!!)
My name is Chloe and welcome to my farm... well maybe not my farm but close enough. I wanted to share this outfit with you as I was feeling this really odd colour combination that really does not work at all.
Firstly I wanna talk about this crazy oversized lilac jumper and how much I bloody love it. Now lilac isn't normally a colour I would go for due to having very pale skin and very light coloured hair. After ASOS did a collab with WAH nails and brought out that lilac Royal jumper, I've felt a longing for something similar. Now I know it's not the exact same, and it's not really very close on the colour spectrum but when I spotted this pastel coloured knit, I knew it had to be mine. Plus for £3.50 I couldn't really pass it up.
Knit : Charity Shop
Selvedge jeans : Topshop sale
Kickers : Depop
Hat : Accessorize
Secondly, there's the jeans and not to mention the wonder that is this dreamy pink knitted hat. The jeans are my only pick up from the Topshop sale and I'm honestly surprised at myself too. After a project at uni that inspired a further love for denim, I can't get enough. After spotting these selvedge denim jeans in the sale with a further 20% off, then another 10% off with student discount, I couldn't hand my debit card over quick enough.
The hat was a very impulse purchase but one I'm very glad I made. I'm going to blame mom on this one, because if she hadn't gone into the shop then I wouldn't have followed and I wouldn't have had a wonder around whilst she bought herself a scarf. Mom this ones all on you!
As weird as this outfit colour combination may be, it's fun to mix things up a bit. I think with working in a very minimalist place with a very limited colour palette it's making me want to be slightly more adventurous outside of work. Does anyone else get this?
I thought the best way to kick this off is to share 20 facts about myself. Which I thought would then flow nicely onto another blog post I have planned in conjunction with me turning 21 soon (dun, dun, dun) but more on that another time!
1. My middle name is Ella
2. I really want a pet snake
3. I'm left handed (the only in my immediate family)
4. I have dyed my hair : blonde, white, brown, pink, purple and orange
5. I am shit scared of the dark
6. Next on my travel list is Berlin (then Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Lisban...)
7. I ring my parents almost every day
8. I still sleep with a teddy (it's Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh fyi)
9. I'm obsessed with Harry Potter but have only read 3 of the books (guilty)(I'm currently re-reading them now!)
10. I'm a big believer in 'Everything happens for a reason'
11. My best friend and I's relationship is currently run on tagging each other in cute animal videos and memes (long distance sucks)
12. Becoming a florist is my plan B
13. I used to do Ballroom dancing as a child
14. Hairspray the musical is my weakness, I know the all the words to the songs
15. I'm extremely grateful for the relationship I have with my sister
16. I passed my driving second time (first time I reversed into a garden hedge)
17. I'm a massive cry baby
18. My first job was serving on tills at Mcdonalds (for almost 2 years)
19. I wore braces for 4 years (an incredibly difficult time for me towards the end of this stint)
20. I'm a huge sucker for vintage clothing (My parents wear vintage clothing a lot and I worked at Cow Vintage)
I hope you'd enjoyed getting to know me a little more and I hope to continue making this blog a bit more personal so that I don't fall out of love with it completely!