How to wear: Sports Luxe

I love the idea of being able to add a subtle sporty twist to my looks this Spring, and what’s great about this trend is that you don’t necessarily need to invest in a whole new wardrobe to nail it. Instead you’ll find that investing in a few sports inspired pieces can be easily mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe, but what are the best items to invest in?

Here are a few I’m hoping to buy this SS14…

Oversized Jersey Tees

 

 

These look amazing in bold, vibrant hues (especially blues, reds, yellows and greens) giving a not so subtle nod towards the likes of American Football. I personally love this look teamed with a pair of high sandals, as it gives it a more feminine edge, but it would also look great paired with a pair of skater shoes or high tops for more of a tomboy edge!

 

 

 

Mesh

 

From a casual tee with slight mesh detailing (try tucking into a feminine pleated skirt for a great contrast), sheer paneling on a skirt or a mesh racer-back bra peeking out from under a dress, this trend is another, more subtle, nod towards traditional sportswear, if not sexier.

 

 

 

Skater Shoes

 

Okay, so let’s be honest, those Celine skater shoes are the reason skater shoes are even back on the fashion agenda, but luckily for my bank account the high street are full of Celine inspired skate shoes.. Phew!! Make sure you nail it by getting them with thick white soles, and then pick any colour (or pattern) you like- skater shoes go with almost everything. I think I’ll be opting for classic black, wearing them with some ripped boyfriend jeans!

 

 

Runner Shorts

With a slightly looser fit these shorts are a great take on ‘sports luxe’, although they are short, and not necessarily for everyday wear they are so versatile- any colour and material looks great, not forgetting you can wear them with heels or flats. For an edgier look go for black leather or a dark metallic satin pair, or for a softer touch, pastels are a perfect alternative! Another great way to wear your runner shorts is to buy a matching cropped tee or vest- co-ords always add a youthful glow to a look and will definitely sweeten up the sporty vibe.

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Charlotte Olympia RTW Fall 2014 Accessories

I love how quirky Charlotte Olympia accessories are!!

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Rebel8- SS14 Collection

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Known for their graphic heavy streetwear designs, Rebel8’s newest Lookbook for Spring 2014, which showcases a wide range of clothing, headwear and accessories, is aptly shot against a back drop of hand illustrated designs from Mike Giant. As well as logo emblazoned wardrobe staples, the newest collection gives us the usual unique twists, this time in the form of vintage motorcycle inspired denim jackets and a practical pair of reversible shorts. With a heavy influence from street art, it comes as no surprise that the newest collection boasts lots of bold, graphic designs, including an updated version of the brand’s signature ‘Zeus’ print that can be seen on button down shirts, belts and snapback caps. Find the full collection online at http://rebel8.com/.
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Surrealism: Now and Then

So, I know we were all wooed by those McDonald’s inspired Moschino pieces, and then later, by those supermarket inspired handbags (lait de coco, anyone?), but after doing my research I found that maybe such quirky pieces aren’t so original after all…
In the 1940’s designers, like Anne Marie de Paris, took the surrealist movement to the next level by creating witty and playful items inspired by unusual objects that had never been seen before. Sometimes we can get so stuck in the future when it comes to fashion, but it’s always good to know about the history of trends,too. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of these true vintage pieces with you guys, I know I was inspired, so enjoy!

Anne Marie de Paris: Surreal Handbags
(Champagne Bucket, Cocktail Bar, Carousel, Sugar Bowl, Telephone, Playing Cards) 

          

 

 

Ontisuka Tiger- New Releases

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Ontisuka Tiger have showcased their newest collection of sneakers, accessories and apparel in a series of online films and photographs named ‘My town, my tracks’. Not only does this series show the versatility of the collection, but it also shows the progressive style of the brand, as they create a mix of Japanese heritage with contemporary designs that focuses upon performance, comfort and urban style. There are three key silhouettes of sneakers that the brand are showcasing this season; the Shaw Runner, the Sherborne Runner and the new Herandia for women. With new gel technology for lightweight cushioning, and a great aesthetic that includes accent tiger patterns, mesh detailing and plenty of new colourways to choose from, the newest sneaker collections offer something for everyone from the classic runner to the busy, everyday street wearer. The newest collection, inspired by street style and sportswear, also includes an updated apparel collection…

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Goodbye Hearts, Hello Polka Dots!!

After the Aw13 show from Burberry Prorsum, everybody was talking about, and lusting after, that heart print shirt. We saw numerous, more affordable, heart print blouses introduced across the high street in yummy berry shades, but as we come into Spring there is a new Burberry print in town- in the form of classic polka dots. This simple print shouldn’t be underestimated, though, as it looks great paired with another clashing print (think stripes and florals) or vibrant bold colours. The high street have already come out with some fresh, youthful versions of their own-you can always rely on trusty Topshop, who have lots of brightly coloured polka dot items to choose from!

                           

 

Beaufille at Toronto Fashion Week

With edgy, androgynous details, Beaufille maintained their usual contrast between masculine and feminine dressing during their most recent show at Toronto Fashion Week. With a basic colour palette, we saw fierce reds, (a favourite being that hi-shine, red bomber jacket) grey and lots of black- from cropped sweaters to shiny vinyl skirts-as well as the appearance of a youthful kaleidoscope prints, seen on floaty 70’s style dresses, for example. These softer styles gave a feminine edge to the collection, but tougher styles and accessories meant that masculinity was the overriding inspiration this season, with femininity being challenged by metal pins (adorning sleeves, pockets and collars), studded baseball caps, and statement metal necklaces.

HUF SS14- Second Release

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Following the first installment of their SS14 range HUF have sent out the second part of the collection which includes updated footwear, casual apparel and snapbacks. The collection sees the return of classic HUF sneakers including the HR1 and Sutter designs featuring updated twists, where new Spring colourways, such as salmon pink, shock reds and vibrant blues, create a fresh new vibe. Prints also take centre stage in the second delivery of Spring footwear, providing a selection of popular camouflage and floral styles. The brand also mixes their signature simplistic apparel through oversized football jerseys and plain slogan tees, with more contemporary looks that range from vibrant tropical shirts to a creative play on their HUF logo, as seen on their newest range of snapbacks and tees. The newest installment of the Spring collection is now available online at http://store.hufworldwide.com/ and in selected retailers worldwide.
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A sad day for the fashion industry..

Today, the fashion industry has been rocked with the sad news that L’Wren Scott has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment. As a great model and an inspirational fashion designer I felt it was important to pay respect to her and all of her achievements, especially as the New York Times have referred to her as ‘Mick Jagger’s girlfriend’ when reporting the news. L’Wren Scott has a name, she was not just a rock star’s girlfriend, as I’m sure Jagger himself would agree, she was a beautiful and talented woman who bought inspiration to everyone in the fashion industry.

What did I miss: A Paris fashion week catch up

So, I was lucky enough to get away to Dublin at the beginning of March, but this obviously meant I had less time (and less wifi access) to blog about the goings on at Paris Fashion Week! So, what did I miss?

1. Kenzo grew up.

Gone were the statement sweatshirts and logo emblazoned attire-although they kept their youthful edge via bold prints and bright colours, this season Kenzo brought us a tougher edge in the form of oversized shapes and strong tailoring.

   

2. Phoebe Philo gave us even more coats to lust after.

I’m still not over that pink coat, but the the most recent show from Celine gave us even more coats to desire, and this time we saw so much assortment I’m not even sure I can pick a favorite. The question is which one will bring me most inspiration for next AW? Will it be the camel coat? The double breasted button up? Or maybe the more boyish, oversized kind?

      

3. Chloe remained pretty, as ever.

With nudes, soft pastel hues and the odd pop of bright colour towards the end of the collection, the pallete at the most recent Chloe show did wonders to produce a whimsical, feminine collection. With simple shapes and feminine lines (and gold hardware thrown in for good measure, of course) the Chloe collection was what I imagine every Chloe collection to be -ultra feminine, flirtatious and youthful. We saw beautifully draped blush pink coats, silky, layered slip dresses, chunky knits, and, not forgetting, the appearance of soft culotte pants that seemed to look amazing with absolutely everything. I’ll just take one of everything, please..

                  

4. I will always love Elie Saab.

Always giving us beautiful, elegant collections, I just can’t get enough of the amazing gowns (and everything else, actually) that the designers behind this collection manage to produce. The colours this season (think warming berry tones, blush pink and teal), bold floral print, embroidered detail and glamorous furs all made for a rich and luxurious collection!

 

5. Grocery shopping- Chanel style

I’m sure we all know about this- Karl Lagerfeld turning the Grand Palais into one big Chanel supermarket. We saw sugary sweet tweed suits, metallic jeans, lace up flat boots and some amazing arm candy- but although I loved some of the looks on show, not all of it was that inspiring, even with the super cool supermarket layout.