White Shirt: Boohoo, Pumps: BCBG, Trousers: Lipsy, Bag: Chanel, Cuffs and Earrings: H&M, Vest/Cape: Vintage, Ring: Lulu Frost
Images by Maheen
I love mixing and clashing, juxtapositioning and surprising. This outfit may seem complicated at first, but when you deconstruct this look, you come to the shocking conclusion – it’s a white shirt, skinny trousers and a throw on top. It could have been a leather jacket, it could have been a trench, a parka or a coat, but instead it’s something much more theatrical, traditional and unexpected. This look doesn’t change the rules, it abides by them completely.
This is how I see East x West outfits: Glamorous, functional and unapologetic. I am often told that I need to be brave to wear the styles I wear, but really I disagree. What is so controversial in wearing clothes that are not like everyone else’s? Why do I even need to explain myself to those who “don’t get it” and insist that I need courage and confidence to pull those off? I have never realised that having fun required bravery. I am happy to be the swan in a flock of pigeons. I know that this will always mean that I am looked at, but as long as I know that I am also looked up to by a mere few, it is all worth it.
So to all fellow bloggers who have been whistled at from passing cars, made to feel uncomfortable or given unnecessary attention for wearing what you genuinely love, just remember who’s the pigeon and who’s the swan.
Ahoy there matey! House of Fraser has kindly welcomed me at the Good Ship Benefit where the two announced the launch of Benefit’s Cheekathon palette, which is on sale exclusively at House of Fraser.
This palette is a bit of a titan. It includes all 5 of the brand’s most popular bronzers and blushes (Dandelion, Hoola, Rockateur, Dallas and CORALista) in full size at a fraction of the price you’d pay if you got them separately. Understandably, whacking five products into one makes the kit rather massive and definitely not travel-sized. Despite that, I can guarantee that it will become a great addition to your vanity cabinet. Once you own one, you will most likely leave the house without it all the time, but never without wearing it. Hello, my new favourite palette, let’s get those cheeks on fleek.
Thank you Benefit and House of Fraser for having me over, it was a hoot!
Denim: Levis, Coat: Vinted, Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith, Rucksack: Moschino
Images by Maheen
My idea of casual is pretty simple: A pair of Levis, a fluffy coat, a throw-anything-in backpack and white sports shoes. Luckily for me this is on trend at the moment. A few years back I’d probably be very disappointed with this outfit of mine. Leopard print, blonde hair – I am pretty sure the past me would slap the current me. Equally, I often want to shake the past me and ask why so serious?
Fashion International has been a special show for me for many seasons. I got to know some of the designers and a few became wonderful friends who are close to my heart.
Let’s start at the beginning. Newcomer Sasmitha Dellawa displayed a wonderful offering for her first ever LFW presentation at age only 19. Feminine, minimal and delicate, almost with an air of Disney, the collection was just heartwarming.
Where there are warm tones, there will inevitably be colder ones. Metallics such as pewter and silver dominated Omar Mansoor’s collection, and it was a beaut: sophisticated cuts, great fabrics and truly fabulous shoes from Lucy Choi London. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of his creations and style it for the blog. I feel my pink hair is destined to make a comeback matched with a metallic evening gown.
I’d like to give a final mention to Cube Estonia, I love the brand’s futuristic-Grace-Kelly aesthetic. It’s fun, it’s clever and it’s very wearable. Plus the influence of cubism is pretty evident, I kept thinking of Picasso’s Girl with a Mandolin piece during the showcase. It just genuinely made me happy.
Thanks so much Fashion International for having me for the fourth season in a row.