Thursday, 24 November 2011

They Say That This World Was Built For Two

Fred Perry at Size

'Tis the season to start wearing that cuddly frosty feeling, and for me I become a 'santa wishlist' addict to knits that enjoy an icy acid attack of kooky seasonal prints. In a previous post I galloped reindeers across my jumper like a wonderfully ironic flashback to Darcy in Bridget Jones at a family event. But now my attention has turned to fairisle, escaping to thoughts of frozen picturesque planets. I love the simple colour tones of blackened blues with misty greys and whites, with patchwork looking like intricate snowflakes. The collection at size? is a particular highlight at the moment, destined to be worn with skinny wax jeans and the chunkiest military boots to make a real footprint with epic mountain appeal in the snow with the comfy and tough clash. Check out more here, including inspired items from Fred Perry, a retro favourite of mine. Fred Perry at Size Link

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Unconventional Collars

It might not be the most common catchphrase circulating around the compliment cloakroom, but 'cute collar' is the understated, intimate and quirky way I'm buttoning up my style this season. Serving as a tailored way of transforming a simple structured shirt, curvacious, sharp or non existent collars make all the difference in my eye. Take the outfit I'm wearing below, where a Peter Pan design adds smooth structure to the white shirt, perfect when poking out of a texture frenzied jumper and sharp Winter jacket. There's handfuls of inspiration along this line on the runway, with Unconventional's frozen landscape collection being particularly spellbinding. I love the disconnected collars that are sharp and jagged as ice, fusing perfectly into an aesthetic that looks misty, magical, almost delicate, but with subtle sharp daggers that give Winter a beautifully sinister twist. Songzio also offer a sparkling structure collar below.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Lions In Cages, Lovers Until Dawn

I recently worked for Brighterman's vintage ASOS campaign, chanelling a ladder of ties from all the big names with the whacky prints. It's funny how the retro designs from the likes of YSL were for no-strings-attached formal intentions back in the day, yet now they've been brought out of hibernation and grandparents attics, it suits the east-end irony and modern pop that everyones craving. I usually opt for skinny twig ties, but the Brighterman collection has some funky wide designs with knitted texture that make the accessory much more of a statement.

On the theme of accessories and essentials, I was also approached recently by the latest underwear phenomenon to give the package more purpose (forgive the pun!) I like to make sure that even essential wear has an edge to it, and Jac5 is comfortable and stylish but with a sense of colour popping humour. Branded as 'barking mad', this editorial is barking brilliant.

Check out the collection at and see Brighterman's Asos collection here. Happy shopping!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Lazy Reindeer Prints

In the lead up to Christmas when the winter lights are sprinkled and exploded above Oxford Street and beyond, there's also an attack of the festive feeling that hijacks the 'comfort jumper'. I personally love this allowance for a print that could almost be interpreted as cringe, whereas in this season the more rebellious and attentive take on Christmas the better! I love this Lazy Oaf campaign that takes reindeers to a video game pacman platform in playground colours. I'm wearing an equally charming jumper from that mists reindeers into snow, making for a subtle but just as seasonal design. For me I love wearing these sort of seasonal treats with tough trousers and boots that accomodate my usual city vibe. So black wax style jeans from is just the ticket.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Thoughts In Whirls At Waters Frosty Edge

I was lucky enough to be involved in Farah's S/S12 lookbook campaign the other week, and am eagerly looking forward to seeing the photos. In the meantime, I've delved into the vintage bliss of their collections, and I can't get enough of their immaculate mix of modern mod with the comforting and soft coloured textures that touch on a harry potter geek influence. Plastic style ties look amazing with the sticky parka's, the chino and lumberjack funk is given the swarv' mascara makeover thanks to heavy peacoats, and scarves camoflage into the tops. I'm wearing a classic Farah polo top that's a chocolatey brown intoxication, perfect when teamed with a minimalist peacoat. Check out more at