If bold colours and pretty pastels don’t do it for you then why not enjoy this summer’s simplistic and hot style – White! It’s a great way to detox from the bright graphic prints and colour overload. Simple, stylish and chic, white is...
For spring/summer 2013 pop superstar Rihanna is launching her second collection with highstreet favourite River Island. Now RiRi fans can pick up some summer style courtesy of Rihanna with plenty of different styles to choose from there is...
Not only does Coachella kick of the festival season, it’s also the best place to pick up the biggest summer trends, so if you’re looking for summer style inspiration check out Official Missguided Beginning of Summer Lookbook! It was...
If bold colours and pretty pastels don’t do it for you then why not enjoy this summer’s simplistic and hot style – White! It’s a great way to detox from the bright graphic prints and colour overload. Simple, stylish and chic, white is the perfect option for a cool summer look.
Fabric is key to the white trend, from romantic lace and broderie to soft and sheer materials, to seduce and add a sexy touch. On the catwalks Chloe, Acne, Maison Martin Margiela and Fendi added some calm and tranquillity to the spring summer shows, showcasing beautiful white collections. There are plenty of pieces to find on the high street from H&M and many more.
So move your LBD to the back of your wardrobe and invest in a little white dress (LWD), change your suits to white, soft tailored trousers and crop jackets add a cool look to your summer work wardrobe and for your holidays look for soft flowing skirts and loose kaftans in white for holiday chic.
For spring/summer 2013 pop superstar Rihanna is launching her second collection with highstreet favourite River Island. Now RiRi fans can pick up some summer style courtesy of Rihanna with plenty of different styles to choose from there is something for everyone’s taste. The last collection she created with River Island was a huge success and sold out quickly, hopefully this collection will follow suit.
Talking about her latest fabulous collection she said:
“I just wanted stuff that I wanted to wear because at the end of the day that’s what got me into designing – seeing things on the rack that were great, but that could have been a little more me. Maybe they could have been a little longer or shorter, or have a little more sex appeal or a little less. I wanted to make clothes for fat days; stuff that I want to wear. I was being selfish. Hopefully, my friends and people who shop at River Island will have the same taste.”
If you watch the video below, you can hear what she was trying to create with this collection and her inspiration.
Some pieces from the collection.
When thinking about a career in fashion you have to know exactly what you want to do, as there are many different fashion opportunities out there to take. Many careers will follow on from a university education, but just because you go down one path doesn’t mean you can’t change course. That’s the great thing with fashion the possibilities and opportunities are endless.
Many people opt for art and design courses which have aspects of fashion in them such as clothing engineering, communication, imagery and design promotion to name but a few. Coursework is a major part of much of your studies at university. Fashion is a creative subject; however there will be time where you have to produce essay examples to go towards your final grades. This is to show that you have the knowledge of the subject you’re studying, not just the creative side.
As you progress through your degree course there will be the opportunity to study extra sandwich courses alongside what you’re doing and take part in placements within the fashion industry. It’s a chance to gain experience of the field you’re interested in as well as learning valuable contacts and adding to your CV.
There are opportunities in fashion, even if you don’t go to university. Some of the choices you can get into in the fashion industry without a degree. But getting in at first can be hard; you will be up against people with degrees, which could put you at a disadvantage. Starting off on the lowliest rung of the ladder is where a lot of people start. Think shop assistants or interns. Working your way up can be hard work but you do pick up a lot of experience along the way which future employers may think is more reliable than someone with a degree and no experience. Night school along this kind of work can be another great choice as you will have qualifications to back up your skills.
One thing for sure a career in fashion is never dull and you can really leave your mark on it.
Not only does Coachella kick of the festival season, it’s also the best place to pick up the biggest summer trends, so if you’re looking for summer style inspiration check out Official Missguided Beginning of Summer Lookbook! It was inspired by the brands sponsorship presence at the Coachella festival this year.
Their SS13 Campaign ‘She’s so California’ is perfect for summer inspiration. Many looks were taken from Coachella festival with hedonistic styles, relaxed LA looks and a mixture of grunge all rolled into one.
Oversized tees, studs and wedge trainers add a nice hint of grunge. This rock n roll look is perfect for those rock heavy festivals and if you like an edge to your look.
Two trends in one, slogan tees and cropped tops, get your toned stomachs out for this sexy summer look.
Big 90′s style trends denim dungarees, slogan tees and cut out dresses. Popular festival style can be easily adapted for everyday wear.
California Girl and her All American look carefree attitude and effortlessly cool style.
2013 gives women many options when it comes to wearing shoes in general and boots in particular. There are major boots trends that will last a couple of seasons.
Boots make a good addition to your wardrobe. Choose from one of these boots styles and enhance the look of your outfits. You can experiment with bold colours such as orange, burgundy and blue.
Riding boots can be worn with most womenswear. They are both versatile and stylish and come in a range of colours. They go well with leggings, skinny jeans, skirts and dresses. You can opt for traditional colours such as black, brown and beige to wear these boots for a season or two.
Those looking for a comfortable pair of boots should try biker boots. These boots suit younger women and make the outfit look unique and funky. Biker boots can be teamed with jeans, dresses and skirts. They can also be combined with another fashion trend for 2013 – the oversized coat.
These boots have been inspired by military themes. The military style is another fashion trend in the ready-to-wear category. Join the trend by sporting these boots as they will be popular this year. Do not go all out military, but add pompom hats, colour blocking purses or matching colour scarves to the ensemble.
These boots have several colours added to them and they complement most coats and jackets styles. These boots are fashionable and elegant. Colour blocking boots can be worn for more than one season.
In keeping with the retro trend in fashion, you can get a pair of platform knee high boots. This gives an instant 70s vibe to your dressing style.
Looking for more boots styles? Go for other boots styles such as embellished boots, fur boots, boots combining suede and leather, baroque style boots and knee high boots.
Ethical clothing is gaining momentum as we move from a throw away consumer society. People are now looking to purchase, eco, sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing. Not only that but also not throwing away old clothes, so the end upon the land fill instead swapping them, donating them or even selling them.
What’s good about this is that hopefully as a planet we can not only cut down on waste, but also ensure the clothes we wear and accessories we use have been produced in an ethical environment. That means those that make pour products are working in good, safe conditions and are paid a living wage.
How many people have in their wardrobes or storage clothing they no longer wear or in fact have never got round to wearing. If it’s something that was expensive originally, can you re sell it again? EBay is a great place to sell you unwanted clothes; with affordable eBay couriers you can easily sell your unwanted clothes.
How about shwopping your clothes? Marks and Spencer run a shwopping scheme with Oxfam, so when you buy something new, Marks and Spencer encourage you to drop off something old. They are working with Oxfam to resell, reuse or recycle the clothing they receive, to help people in poverty. Marks and Spencer hope to ultimately collect as many clothes as they sell, encouraging people to think about what they buy and have at home.
Other options include swapping and sharing with your friends, especially expensive items, so you can make sure you get value for money through wearing. Charity shops still call out for clothing as well to resell in their stores. You could always try using Freecycle schemes to share your unwanted clothing, helping some people who may not be able to afford new clothes.Read More
2012 was a year for patriotism and celebration. The Diamond Jubilee was a true testament to the singularly British ability to keep calm and carry on with street parties in the face of miserable weather; the Olympics was a roaring success from the opening and closing ceremonies to the haul of gold medals to the tireless volunteers; and the country is enraptured by the news of a royal baby on the way. At the same time, Maggie Smith and co maintained admirably stiff upper lips in Downton Abbey, clad in gorgeous rich fabrics and adorned with fabulous accessories that have made their way onto the catwalk, in a nod to the glorious English past, with a modern twist.
Marc Jacobs, in his new role at Louis Vuitton set the scene of his autumn/winter 2012 runway with a classic steam engine, providing a romantic backdrop for models in elbow length gloves to be accompanied down the runway with railway porters who carried their Gladstone shaped bags. Sumptuous fabrics were used to create a sense of upper-class gravity by Gucci who dressed his models in deep shades of velvet and brocade, while Temperley and Marchesa designed elegant lace and embroidered floor length evening gowns worthy of the Crawleys. What’s more, sartorial references were made to the outdoor pursuits of Edwardian England, with Burberry presenting tweed suits and luscious wool twin sets while Giles’ and Carven’s equestrian collars used show-jumping for show-stopping effect. Long may the gorgeous costumes of period dramas be an inspiration to contemporary fashion designers.Read More