Thursday, 24 July 2014

Steal Her Style: Kendall Jenner

In the past year, 18 year old Kendall Jenner has grown from "Kim K's younger sister" to a successful model with numerous catwalk shows under her (Hermes) belt, not to mention a fall Givenchy campaign and most recently, a LOVE cover. It seems as though we should all be "Keeping Up With Kendall" from now on. 

In honour of her new found success, I have chosen some of my favourite "model off-duty" looks of Kendall's, and found similar pieces for a fraction of the price, to help you achieve the perfect Kendall-inspired outfit, using two of my favourite apps; Style Thief, and Pic Collage. 

1) On a recent trip to Paris, where she walked in the Chanel Haute Couture AW14/15 show, Kendall aced the perfect "model off-duty" look with this Barbara Bui python jacket and blue, suede shoes. 

•Metallic Jacquard Bomber: Mango 
•Moto "Joni" Black Jeans: Topshop
•White Short Jersey Top: H&M
•Mini Citybag: Zara
•Klara Snaffle Loafers: Topshop

2) At this year's Coachella festival, in April, Kendall mastered "festival fashion", by rocking a fab pair of bellbottom leggings from Novella Royale, which she paired with a cute white, 'off the shoulder' peasant top. If you're heading to any music festivals this summer, be sure to take inspiration from Kendall's look, below. 

•Flare Pants: La Hearts
•Off-Shoulder Peasant Top: Soulmates

3) While travelling home from Paris Fashion Week, Kendall once again managed to create the perfect balance between comfort and style, with a Topshop sweater, baggy trousers and metal toed sneakers. Her incredible Miu Miu sneakers are quite unique, and so it was difficult to find a similar pair, although  the black ponyskin sneakers below are considerably cheaper and equally as chic.

•Space Dye Jumper: Topshop
•Rib Side Stripe Joggers: Topshop
•Black Ponyhair Sneakers: Steve Madden
•Gussetted Shopper Bag: Zara

4) Kendall was unusually on the other side of the camera, as she spent the day as a tourist in the Louvre, in March. To keep herself warm, Kendall cleverly wore a heavy, black coat and scarf, which she paired with black, coated jeans and a mini Céline bag. Her Topshop boots added the perfect pop of colour to her chic, black ensemble, winning Kendall yet another gold medal in model dressing. 

•Wool-Blend Oversize Coat: Mango 
•Moto Black Coated "Leigh" Jeans: Topshop
•Text T-Shirt: Zara
•Square Tassel Scarf: Topshop
•ABA Pointed Ankle Boots: Topshop

These are four of my favourite looks inspired by Kendall's style. Let me know in the comments below what you think of the Kardashian-half-sister-turned-supermodel's style. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Who? What? Where? - The Glastonbury Edition

Today marks the beginning of my new monthly "Who? What? Where?" article, in which I will show you the best dressed attendees of the month's biggest events! Last week saw one of the world's biggest music festivals, with Ed Sheeran, Kodaline, Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding as just a few of this year's performers . Keep reading if you want to see the best dressed festival goers of Glastonbury 2014! 

1) At the top of the list is, of course, Alexa Chung. She and her pals Mary Charteris and Jaime Winstone mastered festival fashion with the perfect mix of fringe, colour and animal print. The three fashionistas were ready for all kinds of weather with their leopard print and fringed coats, and chic shades. 

2) Bip and Evangeline Ling brought a lot of colour to the muddy fields of Glastonbury this year. The girls' looks were bright and fun, yet remained practical, with their multicoloured jackets, hats and wellies. 

3) Cressida Bonas took the simpler route to festival fashion by wearing a classic slogan tee, fun shades and a trusty pair of denim shorts. Though simple, this look was in no way plain amd is well deserving of it's slot on the Glastonbury "best dressed" list. 

4) Rita Ora wore a festival classic; a pair of fringed boots which she paired with dungarees in a cool cowprint. Her red lips and statement sunglasses took the look from farm to festival! 

5) Sienna Miller looked super stylish in a colourful jumpsuit. Her look steered clear of "over the top" due to her denim jacket and shades, making it one of the festival's best outifits. 

6) Alexa Chung makes the list again with her silver playsuit. The romper showed off her slender figure and her short Hunter boots allowed her long legs to be let loose!

7) Rita Ora also made the "best dressed" list again with a different take on festival fashion. She opted for a black crop top and shorts, multicoloured fur cover up and matching head band, which created a funky outfit worthy of this list. 

8) Stella McCartney (photographed with Alasdhair Willis) managed to look put together and clean despite her surroundings. A green pair of Hunter wellies left her black skinny jeans mud-free, and a slimming black blazer ensured that Stella kept up her usual stylish appearance. 

9) Lily Allen Looked festival ready with a fun pair of watermelon inspired shorts, which matched the colourful hues in her hair! 

10) Lana Del Rey wore a colourful dress in fiery tones to compliment her fierce performance on the Pyramid Stage. 

Thanks for reading! Please comment your favourite looks and opinions :) 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Style

We are now well into April, and while the weather may still be cold wherever you are, the seasons are beginning to change. I, for one, am certainly ready for a whole new spring wardrobe. Here are some tips on the trends for this Spring/Summer 14.

1) Rainbow

With spring comes colour, and this season it can be easily incorporated into your closet. At Chanel, colour was splashed across the clothes like a paint palette. Coloured stripes were seen on dresses at Emilia Wickstead, styled with matching shoes. Two toned skirts were paired with a simple blouse and coloured shoes at Roksanda Ilincic. Whichever way you chose to wear it, make sure that your spring wardrobe is splashed with plenty of colour.
Emilia Wickstead
Roksanda Ilincic
2) Modern Monochrome
Monochrome has been passed on from season to season, however, at the SS14 shows, it was seen with a more modern twist. Monochrome optical illusions were seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs, while Roksanda Ilincic and Victoria Beckham both showcased monochrome through layering.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Roksanda Ilincic
Victoria Beckham
3) Perfect Pleats
Sharp pleats could be seen across all catwalks during Fashion Month. For a daytime look, channel Alexander Wang's more girly, classic pleats. Take the pleats to night-time, through metallic skirts as seen at Antipodium and Proenza Schouler.
Alexander Wang
Proenza Schouler
4) Heavy Metal

Metallics have remained trendy this season. At Dolce and Gabbana, pure gold looks were showcased, whereas more casual copper and purple tones were seen at Givenchy and Haider Ackermann.
Dolce and Gabbana
Haider Ackermann
5) Bare Midriffs
Hit the gym and tone those abs so you can follow this cool crop top trend. For a casual but cute summer look, wear a matching bralette and high waisted shorts as seen at DSquared 2. For an alternate, dressier look, wear a monochrome crop top and pencil skirt, seen at Kenzo, or a chic, all white look shown at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
DSquared 2
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
6) Sportswear
This season sporty is in, but rather than wearing your tennis whites, why not try a bomber and shorts, mixed at Emilio Pucci, or matching at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Alternatively, channel a girlier look by wearing Tommy Hilfiger's sports-jersey style dress.
Emilio Pucci
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tommy Hilfiger 
7) Tribal
Tribal looks stormed the catwalks this season. Whether it's fringe as seen at Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli, or an Aztec style cape such as Valentino's, make sure you follow the tribal trend this summer.
Emilio Pucci 
Roberto Cavalli
8) Florals
Flowers may be a stereotypical spring/summer pattern, but this season the trend has changed. Christopher Kane's scientific diagrams are a very modern take on the floral trends. Both Dolce and Gabbana and Mary Katrantzou adapted the trend through embellishment.
Christopher Kane
Dolce and Gabbana 
Mary Katrantzou
9) Sheer
The sheer trend is one of my favourites this season. At Burberry Prorsum, the sheer shirt and lace skirt are very feminine, and the pastel tones make the look a touch more summery. The all black look at Saint Laurent is a very powerful, night time option. If you're feeling very confident, try Simone Rocha's totally transparent top.
Burberry Prorsum
Saint Laurent
Simone Rocha
10) Summer Coats
Designers this season were very practical in incorporating coats for the chillier spring/summer nights. Alexander Wang took a new take on the classic trench coat, whereas both Céline and Prada splashed colour on their coats this season.
Alexander Wang
11) Embellishment
Embellishment is key this season. Emilio Pucci's totally embellished dress is a gorgeous night-time look. At Louis Vuitton, embellishment was used to cover up all the right places on a mesh jumpsuit, while Simone Rocha's embellishment added the perfect touch to an all white look.
Emilio Pucci
Louis Vuitton
Simone Rocha
12) Denim
Denim is back. Channel this season's new look in Balmain's boiler suit or DKNY's dungarees.
13) Gingham
No longer a pattern for tablecloths, gingham is a must-have pattern this season. At Balmain and Carven the look was girly in pale pink hues, whereas Moschino took the punk route in black, white and red.
14) Typography
Typography is in this summer, with explicit warnings on Alexander Wang's sheer jumpers, Coca-Cola logos at Ashish and DKNY splattered all over her clothes.
Alexander Wang