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Are skinny jeans out of fashion? Here’s a few alternative trouser cuts you should consider for 2016

March 20, 2016
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Skinny jeans are great and for years, i’ve put all of my eggs into Topshop Jamie’s basket. However, last weekend, I tried about 20 alternative rotisserie doner huggers on, and left the changing rooms with my middle finger highly flung. Why is it that in any other style of skinny, I have to size up? Jamie’s full of nothing but false hope and elastane.

This realisation was made a little easier with the knowledge that skinnies are kinda finny. We all know there’s plenty of other cuts in the sea, but to me, Jamie equalled safety. Saying that, life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Live laugh love etc. Here’s an example to make this emotionally difficult post a little easier for you.

Picture this. You’re at a hotel buffet *skip 5 minutes into the future* and you’ve eaten everything in fucking sight. The hotel staff have rolled you back to your room and plopped you in the bath; Greenpiece are on route to collect you. I respect you sis. Why have one cuisine when you can have zem all? WHY OWN ONE CUT OF TROUSER, WHEN YOU CAN OWN ZEM ALL.

See 2016’s preferred trouser cuts below, along with my favourite high street options.

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Straight leg/cropped flare/mom jeans/boyfriend jeans (click the arrows below to see more options)


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Wide leg pants/Palazzo pants/Flares

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Cigarette trousers/tapered/peg


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 Style wise, unless you’re happy to adopt the all over, slouchy silhouette – which is hot but can be tricky if you’re blessed with chest boulders – it’s time for role reversal. If the cut of your trourer is loose or baggy, go fitted on top to even out the proportions. Heels will of course lengthen yer, but 2016 was built for backless loafers and stumpy heeled ballet pumps.

Finally, kudos if the hems of your newly profound, wider leg jeans are frayed.

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Style | Women

THREE FLOOR

February 28, 2013
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Another adorable collection from the sweethearts at Three Floor.
 With an abundance of lavish embellishment, silhouette enhancing cut-outs and scalloped necklines, I kinda want it all!? 

I’m love struck by the array of 60’s shapes, cascading ruffles and not to mention the adorable fit and flare skirts.

If you’ve got the balls, stand to attention with the ultimate hat of the season; handmade from 100% wool and finished with a tri-colour feather trim. Pair your new crown jewels with boyfriend jeans, Laurence Decade Boots and an oversized bomber if you fancy being a street style Queen for a day (or two, you dirty stop out, you!)
I’m drawn to For The Frill with it’s zesty satsuma colourway and shoulder ruffle detail; sounds good enough to eat, right? 

Oh summer, hurry!

Images:Three Floor Fashion

Style | Women

BOHO

January 17, 2013
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I’d like to introduce you all to one of my all time favourite brands, For Love & Lemmons.

It’s everything a Bohemian brand should be – care free, sensual and fearlessly sexy.

FL&L
is said to have originated from the sun-soaked lemonade stand childhoods of
best friends and smoking hot designers, Gillian
Mahin and Laura Hall.

The brand is based in LA and plays on the city’s infamous carefree attitude, mixing clashes of colours and prints into easy wearing two pieces and jaw dropping gypsy dresses. 

This sample of images are taken from the freshly released lookbook for ‘About A Girl’ Spring 13.

The collection is based on the “delicate innocence and awkward essence of teen angst in the 70’s…with a somber and unique sexuality, each garment translates through a natural and gentle femininity. In a comatose state of mind, the collection leaves you with an addiction….a desire for more.” FL&L.com

The new s13 collection is a very girly contrast to the intensely sexy, nasty but nice ‘Les Femmes’ Resort 12 collection.
“She wanders the French Riviera like she owns it, plucks flowers like they’re the forbidden fruit of long ago, and loves with such intensity, it will forever torment her. ” FL&L.com

PARISIENNE DRESS

The classic shift dress is given a punky overhaul with a rad wide-mesh knit and an extra flowy fit.

TAROT DRESS

There’s plenty of vintage looking lace inserts and collar necklines to be seen in the Midnight In Morocco – Holiday 12 collection.

LILA CROP

This lace crop top with venetian lace trim is incredibly demure and boasts a simple yet flirty cut. Pair your crops with high-waisted jeans, a teenie mini or a $5 layered tulle skirt à la Carrie Bradshaw.

This silk rayon maxi is the ultimate dinner date dress for a beach holiday; pair it with a hearty wedge, or even better, bare feet. The two thigh high leg splits require super smooth, sun kissed skin which unfortunately can only be accomplished by lots of sun lazing.

This chocolate brown open back maxi is so sweet, the silk velvet chiffon features burnout distressing which shows off flashes of flirty red beneath. 

The heavily featured venetian lace trim adds an almost lingerie like feel to garments, which help to create the brands sexy but innocently girly aesthetic. This is especially noted throughout the Viva La Viva Summer 12 Collection.

I’m an absolute sucker for bell sleeves so was instantly drawn to this gorgeous red silk dress with delicate all-over embroidery. The plunging neckline creates a long, lean silhouette whilst the cut-out side panels ooze sex appeal.

Maxi’s aren’t just for the sunshine months, dress them up for winter by adding a cropped leather biker jacket and a large cashmere scarf that can double as a wrap. Throw on a pair of thick woolly tights and chunky ankle boots.  

I adore the colour combination featured in the above image. The teal blue looks so striking against the fuchsia and clementine accents noted on the Fiesta tank. 

BILLY SWEATER 

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Fall 2012

Who doesn’t love a chunky
knit? I always tend to by them in huge sizes so they swamp me in a cosy
fashion. 

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I am certainly a kimono girl at heart, however my city existence doesn’t quite allow for such free-flowing garments. It’s not quite as romantic wearing one on the tube and getting the train caught in the sliding doors. Perfect for BBQ attire, not running errands but who wants to run errands anyway? 

With brands like For Love & Lemmons, the exquisite imagery makes for one exciting shopping experience.  You start to live out the pictorial stories in your head and before you know it, your basket is full of items you never even knew you needed until now! 
Give them a visit on www.forloveandlemons.com or visit their blog, here.  

Or visit them in store in LA or NYC.

All images are taken directly from official site, here.

Style | Women

STAMPD LA

January 7, 2013
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LOVING the sa-weeeeet new stuff in at Los Angeles based brand Stamped LA.
The imagery is so striking! It literally makes me want to book a coastal road trip round the US with nothing but a Dope swimsuit and a fluffy towel. 
 It’s relaxed, clean and sharp and brings recollections of my 90’s childhood back into a sleek, fuss-free reality.
Images & Products: StampdLA