Victoria Beckham….the Love of my Life

Victoria Beckham at her Autumn/ Winter 2014 Show

 

Yet again this woman makes me crumble at her feet. 

Victoria Beckham is an absolute genius and her recent New York Show cements this fact to the absolute core. She has really adapted from the original figure hugging, waist clenching power dresses, which first brought her onto the scene 5 years ago. 

 

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This season sees sleeveless coats, tailored mannish trousers under long floaty skirts and, of course, her signature structured handbags.  I am loving these side chained coats, especially the sleeveless white one (See above) As always, we see a lot of colour blocking in this range, but unlike most autumn/winter collections, this collection is brighter. 

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It’s so refreshing to see her throwing away the waist clenching dresses, and go for more fun, drop waisted, oversized shapes. I am also loving this blue injection; When thinking of autumn, you automatically think purples, greens, browns etc.  It’s amazing seeing royal blue standing out so prominently with such a respected and influential designer.  

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Another notable detail of the range are the beautiful midi skirts. This trend has really taken off over the last year and VB steps it up a notch with the visible slits towards the front of hers. This gives a nod towards the Cullottes trend thats coming on strong. 

I love everything about this collection, this woman and what she’s doing. I am forever in awe of how far she has come and how much she’s achieved herself. My inspiration forever..

Amz x

A Key Autumn 2013 Essential..

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“Fashion is a kind of communication. It’s a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself.”

On getting dressed this morning, I looked in the mirror and thought “A good hat would 100% complete this outfit” 

 

 

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Coral Jumper – (Selected Femme) , Skirt – Vintage (Sorry!)

 

 

I’ve always loved fedoras and a good trilby but never actually invested in one. More so because I never properly took the time to do a bit of research to find a good reasonably priced one. I did come to the conclusion that it is something that is going to serve a long time so I wouldn’t mind spend a bit of cash on it.

So I have compiled a shortlist of hats that i think would add a bit of oomph to any Autumn outfit.

 

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Barbour Dalton Fedora £50 | House of Fraser

 

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Burgundy Felt Fedora Hat £25 | Miss Selfridge

 

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Black Ribbon Trim Fedora Hat £22 | River Island

 

Enjoy, Amz x

H&M’s new baby… & Other Stories..

Recently, I’ve had to bury my head in a mountain of books and papers, and knuckle down to complete an exam. We all know that this simply not true…endless days were spent procrastinating online and in magazines. One good thing that came out of it was my ever growing love for the new brand launched under the H&M group – & Other Stories.

Primarily based in Europe…(well they have a store in London..) they have created a brand that’s slightly more expensive than H&M, but provides exquisite shapes and colours that will suit just about everyone.

They have a great range of products from shirts, shoes and bags to underwear, makeup and swimwear. I love that they have stuck to their european style with a lot of delicate materials in subdued tones but have also created a lot of timeless bold prints and key pieces. They’re definitely a brand to dable in to keep your look fresh and perfect for the subtle on-trend accessory. They are going to be a brand that I will be investing in…Here are a few pieces i adore!

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(this is the picture that stole my heart…I’ve always been a great fan of the printed pants and blazer and when I seen this in Grazia it was genuinely inspiring..)

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(I’m going through a bit of an Emerald green obsession at the minute so when I saw this I immediately knew this brand was the one..)

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(These are ticking those metallic box and two-tone boxes whilst encouraging my need to stray away from the ballet pump rut and stick to brogues and more structured shoes…)

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(There’s no better way to brighten up your outfit than a good colour pop with your handbag, be it a clutch or a good daytime tote… I love the neon trimming!)

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(I love the simplicity of their underwear too….I’m a sucker for a good matching set and when I seen the price for these beauties I was so happy! )

Have a look at their Tumblr and give them a like on Facebook…they’re great for uploading pictures of what they’re getting up to!

http://and-other-stories.tumblr.com

https://www.facebook.com/andotherstories

https://twitter.com/andotherstories

Enjoy! Amz x

Vlieger and Vandam

I stumbled across this brand by chance and fell in love immediately with their quirky idea. They are a danish duo that emboss items such as handguns and handcuffs onto their beautiful bags. I love them because they will add a little fun to an outfit with their great range of colours and styles, from totes to clutches (And it also says, yeah I’m a badass and don’t care that it looks like I’m promoting gun crime )

Go on….have a wee look for yourself!! Their new crucifix collection is amazing.

http://www.vliegervandam.com