Swirling and falling to the floor dresses are my latest craze. I love these gorgeous vintage style maxi dresses around at the moment. The designer ones ( I’ve listed below) are my ultimate dream dress but I’m making do with this high street version. Styled it up with a shirt and pretty chiffon neck bow. The little things that you keep you can always bring out years later.Special pieces like this gorgeous neck bow has been in my wardrobe for some time .. it seems the perfect accessory for this year. What with the victorian necklines splattered all ver the recent runway shows. The trend is one of my favourites. The neckline adorned with either flowers, bows or scarfs. Dream state dressing. It’s a really nice direction I’d like to take my style in. Something a little different to my usual. So I’m looking to embrace it and I’m now on the hunt for pretty frilled blouses and lace collars. Have a great week. xx Dawn
A small selection from the Bora Aksu AW16 catwalk show that I got to attend at London Fashion Week. I loved the colour palette, from rich reds and plums to fairy soft pinks. The dramatic surrounds of the church played it’s perfect role in this gothic/victorian inspired collection. The glossy checker board flooring was effective in bringing each piece to life.Although the collection had an influence from the victorian era it was still very modern. With high necks, sheer fabrics, lacy collars and dropped waists. Not to be taken too seriously (the bonnets) but to be inspired by. To take the pieces you love and to work them into your look your way.
I always love his designs. So much thought put into every piece. It’s always an inspiration seeing these catwalk shows. It’s not to create the exact looks but to be inspired – to find a new way when you dress. Taking note of new season colour trends -colour mixing and for putting pieces together in different ways is what it’s about.
The intricate and delicate finishing makes every piece special. There’s always a conflict within the collection with feminine floaty pieces versus a strong bold edge. Ruffles, fur,tailored jackets, laced up boots and so much more… Love love love as always Bora Aksu xx Dawn
The sun was shining for the first day of fashion week. Which meant I could wear my fancy pants. I was in two minds of how to style them. I think I wanted to dress them down with something that fell over the top of them rather then all tucked in. I wanted to make them a little more casual. Thou they look fabulous with a pretty blouse I decided to go with a sweater/ shirt combo. It kind of dresses the trousers up but in a different way, so I’m not sure I actually accomplished what I wanted to.The collar is something I don’t usually go for. It took a bit of getting use to. Wearing something done up is not usually my style. It’s always hard to know what to wear. I don’t think I’m ever truly happy with my outfits. There’s always something I’d change… but I guess thats the beauty of evolving – your style grows to create the looks that suit you best.
Juggling travelling from show to show and keeping warm often means not wearing exactly what I would like. Any way enough moaning from me. The day was a great success which hasn’t always been the case. If I told you some of my fashion week stories you’d probably cry for me. But this time with a little help from my firends and family I got it to run smoothly. I made the shows I wanted and I over come my fear of the London under ground. This was great as amoungst other lovely photographers, magazine editors I got to meet a fascinating women who turned out to be a street style photographer for Barney’s New York. Without her I probably wouldn’t of got on the tube and wouldn’t of made the shows I wanted and on time.
I’ve got lovely shots from the Bora Aksu, Felder Felder & Ryan Lo shows that I’ll share with you on here in the next day. I’d like to get everything up in one day but I’ve got three kids I’ve gotta get back to … so I’ll see you for round two soon. Have a great weekend. xx Dawn
All out with head-to-toe denim.High waisted mom jeans belted with classic denim shirt. I love all the new jean shapes around. These high waisted mom jeansused to be something I ‘d stay away from but I really like the new season cuts. The comfort and the fact they keep everything in. I can tuck a sweater/ shirt in without it constantly coming out like with the lower rise jeans. Jeans play such a huge part of my wardrobe.
I wear them pretty much everyday. It’s always good to have a few different styles. Some are great for day to day and others for the nights outs. I would be lost with out my denims.I love the real feel denim too. Not to thin as they can make your legs look like sausages .. ha ha. The old fashioned denim looks so much more authentic-especially in this 70′s style. I doubled up on denim with influence from the 70′s . Definitely one of my favourite looks for this season.
New season calls for a few new season updates. Simple things such as a scarf and belt can help transform everyday wardobe staples. Our jeans, shirts and jackets can be up-dated instantly with a few key accessories.
I love these skinny scarfs and studded cowboy style belts. Team the pieces together for a assemble the pices together to create a new look. I’ve gone for a little Saint Laurent feel to my look. I love finding high street pieces I can create a runway look with. Talking of runways..it’s fashion season. New york fashion week stats this week and then it’s London !! Can’t wait to see the new looks coming of the runway. It’s also time to start thinking about outfits. Accessorise is a good place to start.
Have a super awesome week xx Dawn