My aunty provided me with this suede jacket a couple of years ago and for no apparent reason, I haven't worn it until now. Seeming as the Aviator trend is big this winter, I thought it would be a great time for it to come out of hibernation. I know it is not quite "Aviator" with it being suede as well as it not having the shearling lining, however I have grown to be quite fond of it especially seeming as it is something different.
Suede Jacket - Zara
As it was two of my good friends 18th birthday this week (Faye - 25/11/10 & Safi - 26/11/10), this weekend we went on a late night drinking session in town. I opted for a more simplistic and casual look (very simplistic/casual look may I add) wearing a pair of skinny jeans that I altered from a pair of ridiculously long boot leg cut jeans, a baggy t-shirt, my wooden clogs, a tan coloured belt and my Burberry bag. Oh and of course I took my "Aviator" style jacket out too!
Baggy T-Shirt - Topshop
Altered Skinny Jeans - Zara
Tan Leather Belt - H&M
Black Wooden Clogs - Topshop
Happy 18th Birthday guys! xx
P.S. more photo's will be up of me wearing the "Aviator" style jacket soon, I just thought I should post this up now seeming as I haven't blogged for a good few days - many apologies!
To finally have these shoes as part of my wardrobe is such a relief. It has been a bit of a slow process from ordering them in the store (due to the only pair in my size being faulty) to actually having them delivered to my front door.
I personally think there is a smart element to them in addition to the fact that they are perfect for this season. The contrasting colours of the browns from light to dark is interesting especially because in some areas, the leather has been distressed giving off the vintage feel.
The leather also has different textures where the central area has more of a "suede" type feel and towards the toe and heel, it has been polished making it shinier. Although it may sound really wrong, I can reassure you that it is so right and the two finishes of the leather actually works well together even if the pictures say otherwise!
Oh, and how can I forget to mention the embellishment of the studs?!
Greek-born designer Mary Katrantzou who graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA and MA has grabbed the attention of many fashion critics within the industry. Not long after her graduation in 2009, she had already caught the eye of tastemakers from Paris wanting to stock her pieces in their boutiques, and not long after that, she had been offered to produce a new collection for one of high streets major retailers: Topshop.
Original, chic and mesmerising is how I would describe Katrantzou's first collection which was launched during Autumn/Winter 2009. Her concept for the collection was to use perfume bottle inspired prints. As simple as this may sound, it is exceptionally clear that Mary has put a lot of time and thought into her work to bring her vision to life. This can be seen through the illusion of a cinched in waist that she creates in her pieces as seen below.
I find her latest collection for Spring/Summer 2011 even more fascinating than her previous collections as it consists of surrealist prints with heavily structured silhouettes which are based around household rooms. If you study her designs closely, you are able to make out the different rooms within a house ranging from the average living room to bedrooms and even a balconies (not to mention a lampshade for a skirt)!
I admire Mary for her pure talent and the sheer complexity of her designs through optical illusions.
Mary Katrantzou's work cannot just be classified as fashion, it is a modern form of art.
I bought this faux fur trapper from H&M yesterday whilst I was out in town shopping. I think it's cute and it is also ideal for the British weather as it's pretty cold out there these days. At least it'll keep my ears nice and warm!
Known for his chic and ultramodern designs, Marjan Pejoski is an extremely talented Macedonian fashion designer who has created a stir within the fashion industry with some claiming him to be the next Alexander McQueen. His designs are appreciated by many celebrities including Amber Rose, 2NE1's Park Bom and Yang Seung Ho.
Pejoski is also known for designing clothes for those who are extremely bold in their expression. He designed Björk's infamous swan dress which I personally thought was a clever concept, however, I am not particularly fond of it as I thought it looked more like a fancy dress costume.
Nonetheless, I am still a major fan of him and his clothes.
For this winter, we're going back to the great British countryside meaning a mixture of classic chunky knits, tartan shirts and thick tweed/woolen coats.
I bought this thick knitted oversized jumper a couple of weeks ago from Ralph Lauren and I can already see it becoming a staple item in my winter wardrobe.
Not only is it perfect for this season, but it is also warm and cosy to wear!
Knitted jumper - Ralph Lauren
Chunky Knit Scarf - Topshop, £16
Here are some of my favourite picks for this trend: