Sunday, 25 October 2015

His Name Is Quinn

Blazer - Topman
Trousers - c/o Rokit Vintage
Fedora - Topman

House of Quinn is one of those brands that I've been wanting to blog about for ages, but the usual price tag is just that little bit out of reach for my super tight budget. Luckily for me, however, they have decided to have a sample sale, with many prices starting at just £10! House of Quinn is a British based brand aiming to provide effortless and directional style to men's wardrobes. House of Quinn was started in 2012 because the founder couldn't find clothing that he wanted to wear, something that was effortless but also had a sense of understated style. The brand generally specializes in the shortest of shorts, but also has capsule collections featuring T-shirts and Sweatshirts. I decided to treat myself to a couple of pieces I have had my eye on ever since the limited edition collection launched - The hand print T-shirt and matching shorts. Unfortunately, the weather has taken a major turn for the worse, and so wearing the shorts is just not practical right now (even though they look great with the Tee), so instead I focused on styling up the T-shirt in a more wearable outfit for the current climate. The T-shirt itself is made from a gorgeous heavy jersey, and I really love the unusual grid print dotted with tattooed hands - Although I can't justify the original £85 price tag with my bank account, I can totally understand why it costs this much when you feel the quality of the garment. However, at just £10 in the sample sale, I can more than justify the purchase (and so can you!). I wore this outfit to work and had a fair few compliments on the tee. To smarten the the look, I wore the T-shirt with high waisted trousers and a smart deconstructed blazer. My trusty fedora and my absolute favorite River Island shoes right now completed the look. I highly suggest you check out the House of Quinn sample sale by clicking here, and get yourself a bargain!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Review: Louis Vuitton Series 3

Last weekend saw the last days of the Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition situated on Londons Strand, just a few doors down from the famous Somerset House. A modern and unexpected reinterpretation of the Autumn/Winter 2015 show, the exhibition, followed on from Series 1 and Series 2, invited visitors to explore Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations for the collection as the Artistic Director for women’s collections at Louis Vuitton. The fashion house took over 13 rooms and three floors of Brutalist concrete space 180 Strand, in an exhibition that allowed visitors to witness every stage of the creative process – from first inspiration to catwalk show. The bold, experimental exhibition was a fully immersive experience, with exhibits including a massive LED trunk, video installations, 3D-printed mannequins and an on-site atelier. Each room showcased a different aspect of the collection, from the first impactful domed room representing the initial inspiration, to the insightful videos about the creation process, culminating in a glass cased room housing the entirety of the collection, that actually invited you to touch (but not try on) the final collection. Although Vuitton wouldn't be my first choice label - not my usual aesthetic, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and can't wait for Series 4. If you weren't able to see the exhibition before it closed, you can see the few snaps I was able to take below.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

His Name Is Shard

 Shirt - H&M
Fedora - Boohoo
Backpack - c/o Rokit Vintage
Necklace - Urban Outftters
Shoes - Underground

A couple of weeks ago I posted my latest highstreet edit which contained this fantastic longline shirt from H&M. I knew I liked it when I saw it online, but when I saw it in-store I knew I had to have it. I think that's why bricks-and-mortar stores will never be replaced entirely by online shopping, you just can't beat the rush of falling in love with something when you encounter it in real life. The fabric of this shirt is so super soft, and you can't tell online just how long the shirt actually is - and we all know I like my longline LONG. This shirt reminds me of a 3.1 Phillip Lim one I have been obsessing over in work (which, of course, I can't afford), the only differences being that the Phillip Lim one has a build in d-ring belt and is more of a khaki colour. I actually prefer the grey of the H&M one because it's much more wearable, my aversion to colour returns once again haha. The shirt is such a statement piece, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple with small interesting details. My plain black skinny jeans never fail me, and are always a great basis for any outfit. I accessorized with some silver embellishment, pairing my buckled triple sole creepers with my Rokit Recycled backpack - which features beautiful silver tassles. I wanted to wear my septum ring, but I have once again lost it.... so I wore my chunky crystal necklace to give another element of silver. My grey Boohoo fedora was the perfect piece to finish the look. Online shopping is great, but every now and again it's so much more fulfilling to hit the highstreet and stumble on that one thing you feel like you can't live without.