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Event: Pure Spirit

13 Aug

(Continued from Event: Pure London)

So when I felt I’d seen enough of the main Pure show, I hopped on an awesome Routemaster bus toward Pure Spirit at Earls Court 2:

Pure Spirit had a range of brands aimed at a younger audience than Pure at Olympia so I was in my element and as soon as I walked in I came across, one of my favourite boutique brands, Mina:

Then I came across the amazing And Mary. Gorgeous pieces include an animal charm bracelet, umbrella necklace, owl earrings and mouse necklace:

The bunny ring was so cute along with the teacup earrings and macaroon studs:

I then had the pleasure of meeting designer Georgia Nash who creates beautiful unique clothing and accessories. I love the on trend turbans, along with the pearl headpieces which would be great to wear to a wedding:

The fabulous cardigans at Miss Jolie caught my eye straightaway:

And the cupcake related gifts at Cubic were rather lovable:

I then headed to the Spirit catwalk and here are a few of my favourite looks:

(Neutral detail dress by Glamorous and orange shift by Rinascimento)

My absolute favourite look of the day was by Yumi with this fairlisle inspired outfit (although it doesn’t look very Spring/Summer to me!):

Halfway through the fashion show, we were entertained by up and coming band The Scarletz:

They were dressed in Vero Moda, Only and Vila and I was actually rather pleasantly surprised by their superb vocals and on stage chemistry.

Finally we saw Forever Unique‘s new collection and I LOVED it, however I’m not sure how wearable it actually is:

I had really enjoyable day at Pure London and discovered so many brands/companies that I’d never previously encountered, so thanks Pure!

I’d really recommend visiting the event which next runs 12-14 February 2012. Not only do you get to meet the people behind the labels but also get to see catwalk shows and be talked through trend predictions by real experts.

See you there in Feb!

LDNshopaholic xxx

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Trendwatch: ’70s Style

15 Mar

It’s gradually been becoming more obvious that Spring/Summer 2011 is going to be ALL about the Seventies. From high waisted jeans to palazzo pants, collared shirts to shirt dresses, floppy hats to oversized sunglasses. It feels as though there’s been a Seventies explosion all along the high street.

The real statement pieces are the trousers, and these shapes are not for the faint hearted! My personal favourites are (L-R) Topshop Brown Pleated Extreme Wide Leg Trousers (for play), Vero Moda Flare Jeans (casual cool) and  Topshop Rose Seventies Wide Leg Trousers (for work). To wear these you really do have ‘go for it’ and embrace the trend, generally from top to toe. The jeans are more wearable, but how much fun are the wide legs?!

To make the most of these leg-endary trousers (see what I did there?!), elongate the leg with a chunky block heel or wedge. These are both comfortable and chic, making us feel a little less swamped by the grandeur. Browns such as Camel and Tan are all the rage, and really work well, but you could mix it up with a splash of colour too. I heart the Miss Selfridge Kenah Tan and Red Heel (right) which also come in Orange, Aldo Spiney T-Bar Espadrilles (top left) and Blowfish Garren Cork Shoe (bottom left).

The blouse has been a staple piece for Autumn/Winter 2010, and the 70’s trend embraces our new found love for them. Blouses such as Vero Moda’s Winter Paisley Blouse (right) and Paisley Ruffle Front Blouse (left) are a great way to take this trend to the office, tucked into a pencil skirt and could also be dressed down with jeans. For a more casual look check out Topshop’s Knitted Spacedye Top (centre) which would look great with jeans or wide legs <3.

70’s accessories are just fabulous, whether it’s an ASOS oversized felt hat or HUGE Miu Miu square sunglasses, they are pure joy! Miss Selfridge are doing some gorgeous bits, I particularly like these gold earrings, dreamcatcher earrings, embellished handbag and tan scarf.

If you don’t want to spend too much money, then a great way of wearing this trend is buying a simple camel t-shirt or vest top and teaming with a couple of on trend accessories. Have a look around charity shops for some bargain 70’s earrings, or rifle through you Mum/Aunt’s wardrobes to see what goodies you can find!

Now it’s going to sound like I’m plugging them… haha… but Miss Selfridge have started selling ‘looks’ and I can’t help but love this boho combo which comes in at a reasonable £130:

Mustard knit, pale blue collared shirt, brown suede shorts, wedge sandals… altogether now *ahhh*. The look is kept current with the addition of grey cable socks and more structured/less floppy hat, which counteract what could have been homage to being a Brownie.

After eyeing up all this 70s glory, I think I may have to head out and buy myself some palazzo pants, THAT topshop knit…. and perhaps some chunky tan heels to go with…. oh dear!!