20/02/2014

Cara Delevingne x Mulberry SS14

The beautiful Brit, Cara Delevingne is undeniably one of the world's top models at the moment, and has been for a while now. She's always in the limelight for something or other; dropping something suspiciously coke-like on her doorstep, modelling in pretty much every fashion show ever, insert 103480235 other reasons here...And one can't help but envy her beauty, quirky character and rocketing career, so what could possibly make us even more jealous?

Oh yeah, she has designed her own collection with Mulberry...!



Launched on the 16th February 2014, during London Fashion Week, the collection features six different bags with a neutral vibe. There's two camo bags (it's coming back in, I tell you), one dark taupe with studs and some splashes of colour with green and lilac - colours that are practical and wearable yet stand out as being one of these exclusive pieces.



"The Mulberry Cara Delevingne Bag is a three-in-one style, uniting Mulberry’s English attitude to functional beauty and Cara’s inimitable personality – a bag that can take you anywhere." 
-Mulberry

Each bag is designed to be worn in numerous ways - over the shoulder, in hand, or as possibly the cutest backpack you've ever seen...my favourite is definitely the lilac quilted bag above. What do you think of the collection? 

See the arty 'Introducing' video via Youtube below...



(I do not own these images. Source: Mulberry feed)

19/02/2014

The Brit Awards 2014

So I watched the BAFTAs, loved all the London Fashion Week snaps, admired some of the Elle Style Awards outfits and now...the Brit Awards.

Something that begins with The Arctic Monkeys, includes appearances from Prince and Pharrell Williams, and gives us simple folk a gander at some designer clothing (some straight off the LFW AW14 runway - ahem, yeah Lily Allen in House of Holland <3) can't be bad!
My favourite outfit of the whole night has to be Aluna Francis, of AlunaGeorge, wearing all white with sheer mesh details and chunky white heels whilst performing White Noise on stage with Disclosure. But alas, I cannot find a photo anywhere in the depths of the internet (yet).

So here are my favourites from the red carpet...

In my opinion, Aluna Francis nailed it twice at the Brit Awards 2014...it's been around for seasons and if worn wrong can look absolutely horrendous, but a little bit of sheer makes this raspberry coloured outfit. I love the bright, triangle bra obscured by the shirt. Aluna looks effortlessly beautiful.

 

Fearne Cotton opted for a metallic A-line dress with matching clutch and shoes. Whilst it's something I would probably never wear myself (a little bit too 'prom') I think she looked amazing, keeping it very minimalistic with regards to jewellery and accessories.
Hannah Reid, the singer from London Grammar, also looked totally sophisticated in this amazing black, sequined Elie Saab floor-length dress. 

Another '#allwhiteeverything' moment for fashion on the red carpet (it's been happening a lot recently...) with Pixie Lott. Love the silvery pointed pumps and the splashes of gold with this elegant, understated dress.

What do you think? Who wore your favourite ensemble at the Brits 2014?
(I do not own these images. Source: Glamour magazine website)

17/02/2014

LFW: Henry Holland AW14


My favourite show from LFW so far 100% has to be Henry Holland...inspired by a concept of "debauched debutantes" there are so many looks here that I think (and hope) will be transposed to the streets...! I love the dark luxuriousness of the collection added to so many sparks of recognisable inspiration.
An absolute feast for the eyes.



(I do not own these images. Photos sourced from: London Fashion Week website)

16/02/2014

Liquorice Loves: Week Round-Up

I don't know about you but I'm feeling super inspired this week...and just in time for London Fashion Week!
I've done a little round up of my favourite posts and pictures, mostly pretty things I've found on Twitter (you can follow me @franwriight;-)) and they aren't all LFW related...I apologise (?) for an unusually verbose post! Enjoy!



Emma Watson has guest edited the February copy of Wonderland magazine, a magazine I stumbled upon many moons ago in a big WHSmith store. Knowing nothing about it I poured over the pages for years and used some of my favourite fashion images for collages when I was doing GCSE Art...! Fond memories...and aren't her portraits just perfect?

The Henry Holland AW14 show at London Fashion Week this February has actually blown me away...forget sports luxe, this is LUXE luxe. Inspired by "debauched debutantes" (I'm so honoured!) this is a must see. I've queued a post about this show already...keep checking back for more.

Jamie Campbell Bower is as talented as he is beautiful (can someone please tell me something he's not good at so I can feel a bit less like an inferior human being?) Shot by Rankin he stars on the cover of Issue 6 of Hunger magazine...and I need to get my hands on a copy! You can see his November 2013 interview on the Hungertv blog: here, and yeah he gets his bum out.

Central St. Martins graduate Richard Nicoll presented beautiful, golden, jacquard pieces at his Nicoll Studio LFW show.

"Stressed...But Well Dressed" I think sums up a pretty substantial amount of fashion lovers (maybe all of them?) this week...and I spotted this beautiful oversized, soft, white clutch bag (so on trend) in Zara today! For £19.99 you can't go wrong: in the U.K shop here.

Burberry are teasing me with tantalising glimpses of AW14 items on Twitter...their LFW show is at 14.30 tomorrow (Monday 17th February) and how I wish I was going. </3

The Central St. Martins AW14 MA show produced some pretty futuristic fashion, and I think I love it: check out more photos on the i-D website here. I wonder who we will be seeing more from in the future...?

I don't know how they do it but Proenza Schouler always know what I want before I even know I want it...the photo above is just look 1 from the AW14 LFW show but you can view all the looks on their website Proenza Schouler.

And last, but not least, press play and enjoy Vampire Weekend's 'Diane Young'...not a new track but one I am re-loving this week:


20/01/2014

Menswear: Saint Laurent AW14





I don't know what exactly it is about this collection (maybe the sunglasses indoors?) but it gives me this definite kind of vintage, American, "cool-guy" vibe. It seems somewhat exaggerated and absolutely cinematic.
Similarly to the Alexander McQueen show I posted about here, there's a lot of attention to detail (just look at that studded jacket!) and print, with recurring hints of tartan and leopard.
It all makes a bit more sense when you discover that New York legend Raymond Pettibon apparently worked with Hedi Slimane to give some extra artistic vision, and produced an invitation booklet for the audience. (The collection definitely reminds me of the infamous Sonic Youth 'Goo' album cover.)

Shot once again by the fantastic fashion photographer Lea Colombo who really captures the essence of these shows (see Alexander McQueen AW14 here, and Lea's Tumblr here for more and backstage shots).

(Photographs by Lea Colombo collated from Dazed & Confused here)

16/01/2014

A New Moss

Say hello to Lottie Moss, Kate Moss' 16 year old half-sister, starring in her first editorial shoot for none other than (my old favourite) Dazed & Confused magazine. 

Even without the infamous relation she's got all the makings of a potential super model. 
What do you think? Is she the next big thing?! 

Check out some of the photos from the shoot below:



(Photo credits: Dazed & Confused, Sean and Seng)

15/01/2014

SS14: Mad for Mandarin


Everywhere I look this season I see mandarin orange! 

I've brought together a few easy ideas for how you can wear this amazing colour, and later on in the year I promise it'll be the perfect natural tan enhancer too. :-)

Clockwise from L-R: 
L.K.Bennett 'Kelly' handbag in saffiano leather with zip detailing (shop here), 
Supra matte-leather mix sneakers for a more casual look (shop here), 
L.K Bennett 'Lima' textured fabric cigarette trousers (shop here), 
Kurt Geiger 'Saff' handbag (shop here), 
forever covetable Saint Laurent 'Ligne Classique Y leather tote' dressed down with black (shop here), 
Jila and Jale orange ponte skirt from Asos (on sale, shop here
and MAC Morange nail polish (shop here).

(I do not own these images, all from linked sources)

14/01/2014

Instagram ♡'s: L.K. Bennett, Peter Pilotto & A Rainbow Rolex

What I'm enjoying on my Instagram feed today!

Frankies Bikinis: beautiful, Malibu-made, bikinis (modelled by beautiful girls like Gigi and Bella Hadid above) make me wish it was summer...or at least not raining.
L.K. Bennett launched the second phase of their SS14 collection last Wednesday, and announced today that lovely British model Sam Rollinson is the face of the new collection!
Marc Jacobs SS14 shoes...sneakers and sandals - casual and stripey (I want them all)!
Peter Pilotto has designed a line for American retailer Target, mostly priced below $60...I love these chaotic, bold prints. The line will also be available on Net-A-Porter.com to U.K shoppers on the 9th of February...!
Last but not least...fashion blogger Bryanboys outrageously bling rainbow Rolex...
(I do not own any of these images)

08/01/2014

Menswear: Alexander McQueen AW14

Today I came across some lovely, moody backstage photos from Alexander McQueen's AW14 menswear show on the Dazed & Confused website, shot by Lea Colombo (click through to check out more fantastic photos). 



The collection's stand out styles: "The three-piece suits – jacket, trousers, kilt – in monochrome tartan; villain leather trenches and sheepskin lined coats; the gold zips which intersected charcoal kilts and cardigans."



I love the enlarged geometric patterns, the heavy, luxe, and classic materials used, and the attention to detail that can be seen, for example, in a contrasting metallic collar.
What do you think?


(I do not own these images. Source of quote & images: Dazed & Confused)

07/01/2014

Valley Eyewear








It may not exactly be sunnies weather here in England at the moment but there's one thing that I've been spotting all over the internet (especially Instagram) recently...Valley Eyewear sunglasses.


Super cool, seriously edgy, beautifully hand-crafted, thick plastic frames in a variety of colours and finishes, including limited edition LEATHER frames (yes, leather!).

Check out the current collection, 'Into The Void', promotional video below.

These peach frames are definitely going on my summer wish list! 



(I do not own these images. Source: http://www.valleyeyewear.com)