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Friday, 9 January 2015

Bright Old Things

I'm definitely down for celebrating beauty through age. Women who inspire fabulous individuals for a series of decades, not just a series of seasons. Women who provide soundtracks and mindsets that remain the foundation for a person's creative endeavors via the brands we love. Women who embrace their age by developing their identity, rather than changing it.

These campaigns have inspired me to listen to all of my old favorite music, and to learn more about the literature of a time already gone by. Its a clever marketing move from both fashion houses - but its one that actually does make total sense (providing you appreciate both the woman and the brand respectively). Hopefully we'll see more campaigns which suggest an alternative to the everyday beauty we've become accustomed to: I'm certainly more moved by these incredible and accomplished women - and that's what its all about, right?

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Here's to 2015

New Year is a fabulous excuse for resolutions - but I think it's important to realise that new starts can happen whenever you choose. Either way, here's to 2015 - let it be another fascinating year full of new challenges, places and people.

That 70s thang

Take your pick ladies - although the choices are pretty simple .Stay current in full-tone looks channeling that 70s style that's sure to come around in early 2015 as it has done time and time again. It's pretty bold, but I'm sure you can find a way to give it a cool and chic modern edge - a la Gucci or Marc Jacobs. Like I said, take your pick...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Typography by Faith Robinson

After having been complemented on my hand writing my whole life, I thought I'd put it to use this Christmas to produce some framed, mounted typography graphics, which are now available to purchase.

There is currently a small collection of limited edition A4 prints available - either as the print alone or framed and mounted. I am also available for freelance/commission based projects, including personalised quotations. Hit me up!

Pre-Fall '15: Calvin Klein Collection

Obsessed with this look. Boxy, stiff, future-thinking leather. Lots of lines - 'futuristic' - but with a contemporary edge. It's kind of what Shania Twain would have worn in that video if she was born 20 years later. Don't even get me started on the pants... big up Francisco Costa.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Youth Code

In the last few seasons, fashion's tribes have become more and more succinct - and what Marques’Almeida presents in this context has continued to capture my imagination and my respect. They're confident, relaxed and striking; they push the normal paradigms of what it is to be feminine, and they're a little bit weird. Its a very clean grunge that loves line and texture, which plays that tomboy silhouette whilst managing to maintain an incredibly sexy edge. Model Malaika Firth plays this role beautifully for i-D, styled by Sarr-Jamois alongside a brilliant article about Marques’Almeida's effect on the fashion industry. I think what does it for me is how the Portugese pair of designers behind the brand manage to find the right (and very subtle) balance between funny serious. And being the right part of that balance seems like a wonderful sartorial goal for someone like me.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Is it spring yet?

Short days and long nights have already got me dreaming of spring 2015 - despite having this week packed away all of my summer clothes for good. Its a sorry state, however, I've got Rosetta Getty to thank for spurring on these uncompromising ideas about long, light dressing. Elegant, tonal, and beautifully tailored, these images from the stunning S/S15 lookbook have been on my mind for days. Like the images in my previous post, the dynamic perspective of these photographs really highlight a modern, clean and decided style that I can't quite put my finger on. It's a kind of aware, empowered woman, whose dreamy ideas for dressing are trapped in the rush of a post-modern life. Wherever the Rosetta Getty lady is off to, I wanna go too.