Brand Alert: Private Party

Ok so, I’m obsessed with Private Party. The ultra cool brand makes sweaters, muscle tanks, t-shirts and (more recently) swimsuits emblazoned with hip hop lyrics and related phrases. The brand started out with sweaters that linked each star sign with a celebrity (“Rihanna is a Pisces”, “Yeezus is a Gemini”) and was huge at Coachella this year. Private Party is going to be my summer staple this year - the sweaters and tees inject a simple cool into any outfit.

My favourites include the ‘Bae Watch’ swimsuit (Pam would be so jealous), and the ‘Sorry I’m Not Sorry Ms Jackson’ muscle tee, though to be perfectly honest I want every single item on the website…though I’m not too sure I’d fit into the doggy hoodies *sigh*.

Sweaters are $79, muscle tees are $52 and swimsuits are $99…and they ship internationally ;).

Available at: www.shopprivateparty.com

Loving Homiés and Benzo: Pun-tees.

I don’t know about you, but I love a pun-tee. Brian Lichtenberg’s “Homiés South Central” t-shirts, have graced the streets of fashion capitals and the pages of fashion blogs the world over, making the tees street style famous. Nevertheless, Lichtenberg has added a number of other brands to his pun-tactic collection of BLTees, including “Canine” and “Feline” for lovers of Celine, “Burr so icey” for fans of Burberry and if you love Gucci you’re sure to adore “Bucci”.

 Lichtenberg, however, isn’t the only one to cash in on brand name puns. In case you get as irate as I do when I hear mispronunciations of a fashion house, JP&L will help everyone along with their “Air-Mehz Paris” sweater. I’ve previously blogged about COI NYC (click here to view the post), a fictitious government agency, who boasts a string of street-smart t-shirts including “Benzo” and “Brawlmain”.

Adding a little whisper of comedic value, these pun-tees will bring your street style up a level.

JP&L available at brownsfashion.com

Brian Lichtenberg “BLTee” available brianlichtenberg.com

Coi NYC t-shirts available from coi-nyc.com, at $60.

 

Images from brownsfashion.com and brianlichtenberg.com

Wish List: Moschino Iphone Case.
Obsessed. Everyone adores Moschino’s iconic eponymous belts, but now that glimmering gold lettering can adorn your knuckles….as you hold your phone!
How very famazing (fashionably amazing, of course).
In addition to this being possibly the best designer iphone case i’ve come across, it’s practical, understanding that some of us are terribly forgetful, leaving or phones here and there, and solving this common issue by boasting….a gold chain. Your phone has instantly become your best accessory.
Now the case also fits the iphone 5 - prayers answered. 
At £94, the case is available at http://www.moschinoboutique.com.

Image from feathersfashion.com 

Wish List: Moschino Iphone Case.

Obsessed. Everyone adores Moschino’s iconic eponymous belts, but now that glimmering gold lettering can adorn your knuckles….as you hold your phone!

How very famazing (fashionably amazing, of course).

In addition to this being possibly the best designer iphone case i’ve come across, it’s practical, understanding that some of us are terribly forgetful, leaving or phones here and there, and solving this common issue by boasting….a gold chain. Your phone has instantly become your best accessory.

Now the case also fits the iphone 5 - prayers answered. 

At £94, the case is available at http://www.moschinoboutique.com.

Image from feathersfashion.com 

Brand Alert: Revolution Riche.

Whilst a classic grey sweater, most likely a T by Alexander Wang, is a staple, bringing a smidgen of chic urban to each outfit, sometimes a wardrobe needs a piece that’s loud. Loud enough to attract lazy eyes passing you on the street, loud enough to take your otherwise ‘jeans and a sweater” outfit to a new level….louder than, dare I say it, a neon Kenzo SS13 jumper. 

Revolution Riche delivers this volume of creativity, offering a well-curated street collection of sweaters that almost hypnotise your startled eyes. If you’re feeling like P Diddy then the sweater covered in hundreds is for you, or if you’re feeling arty and cultural then “The Virgin” crew neck just might tickle your fancy, either way you’ll find one design that will make you salivate…just a little. I hear your screaming thoughts of the fact that summer is rolling in, albeit slowly, and you don’t want to be in that uncomfortable situation where you thought you’d be fashion forward but instead you’ve only succeeded in bathing in a pool of your own sweat, fear not for these eye-catching creations are now available in a lightweight summer version. And they ship internationally.

What’s stopping you?

Images from revolutionriche.com

Velour Lashes.

We ladies will go to great lengths to achieve the perfect look. This usually includes painstakingly adhering synthetic lashes onto our own less than adequate, unruly hairs sprouting from our eye lids. 

But I write this bringing good news, the days of synthetic are over! Yes, no longer will your false lashes be too long that you’re spending your evening blinking profusely, too dark and thick that you look like you’ve been punched in the eye or too heavy your neck hurts from tilting your head upwards in order to see anything. 

Velour lashes are 100% genuine mink, bringing a fabulously natural look to your eyelashes and come in a variety of styles from those who need a little boost to those who want to channel their inner glamour puss. The band of the eyelash is also designed to aid easier application, which means no more glued-shut eyes. Lightweight, can be reused up to 25 times, boasting speedy worldwide delivery, and selling out, unsurprisingly, at IMATS, it’s about time to turn to Velour for eyelashes that will have everyone you look at, all aflutter.

Available from http://velourlashes.com

Images from Velour Lashes Facebook Page

YSL’s Tri-colour Top Coats
The nail industry seems to be enjoying its time in the spotlight as it keeps churning out different textures and finishes and colours that make us want to squeal with excitement.
But when I saw YSL’s tie-dye top coat innovation, I did not squeal audibly, no, my jaw swung open and I remained silent, in awe of this creation. The four different coats can be applied on plain nails to give then an interesting sheen or on top of painted nails to add a shimmering pigmented edge.
Once again the nail industry has conjured up new and delightful ways to persuade us to part with our money….

Image from style.com

YSL’s Tri-colour Top Coats

The nail industry seems to be enjoying its time in the spotlight as it keeps churning out different textures and finishes and colours that make us want to squeal with excitement.

But when I saw YSL’s tie-dye top coat innovation, I did not squeal audibly, no, my jaw swung open and I remained silent, in awe of this creation. The four different coats can be applied on plain nails to give then an interesting sheen or on top of painted nails to add a shimmering pigmented edge.

Once again the nail industry has conjured up new and delightful ways to persuade us to part with our money….

Image from style.com

Summer 2013 trend: Slip-on Sneakers

Sneakers and high fashion have become very close friends recently, nevertheless, the high-top has ruled the roost - there has been no shortage of instagrammed Christian Louboutin and Guiseppe Zanotti high upper sneakers gracing our smartphone screens.

But this summer, fashion has welcomed a new member of the trainer family: the slip-on skater. Vans has teamed up with Kenzo for a second season, producing a comfy, convenient summer shoe with a clouded leopard print in sumptuous shades. Celine, has contributed to the trend, with their own collection of slip-ons which boast a chunkier tread, available in simple block colours and more adventurous prints. Finally, shoe giant Jimmy Choo has added three glittering versions to its rather broad range of sneakers, which are subtle enough for a sparkle in the daytime.

Perfect for lazy summer days and casual, yet fashion-foward looks, all three of the aforementioned skater shoes are now available for purchase.

Images from selectism.com, jimmychoo.com and celine.com

Celine My Phone Headphone Plug.
Oh Em Gee. The coveted bag is now available in an adorable rubber mini version that plugs into the headphone jack on mobile devices, so you can have a precious piece of Celine dangling from your phone, or iPad…or both.
Kendall Jenner has already succumbed to the cuteness of this tech accessory, which can also be used as deliciously charming key rings.
Just like the original, the Celine my phone comes in a variety of colours on the website, which ships worldwide: celinemyphone.bigcartel.com or if you prefer the Hermes Birkin, that too is available in a shrunken size.
Finally, you can say: “My phone is wayyy more couture than yours”.
Image from highsnobette.com

Celine My Phone Headphone Plug.

Oh Em Gee. The coveted bag is now available in an adorable rubber mini version that plugs into the headphone jack on mobile devices, so you can have a precious piece of Celine dangling from your phone, or iPad…or both.

Kendall Jenner has already succumbed to the cuteness of this tech accessory, which can also be used as deliciously charming key rings.

Just like the original, the Celine my phone comes in a variety of colours on the website, which ships worldwide: celinemyphone.bigcartel.com or if you prefer the Hermes Birkin, that too is available in a shrunken size.

Finally, you can say: “My phone is wayyy more couture than yours”.

Image from highsnobette.com

The Trails and Tribulations to obtain the “It” bag.

So, the usual story goes: You see the bag, you fall in love with each other, and you couldn’t help but give it a new home, hanging off your arm. But a rather more irritating story is unravelling in front of me, because, you see, the bag I have fallen in love with, the one I want swinging happily on the crook of my elbow, is the Celine phantom bag. The it bag of the season, and incredibly hard to get a hold of because of that, it’s THE it bag.

The phantom is aptly named, for it walks on a fine line between good and evil. It’s good side is given credit for its beauty, its heavenly structure and its glorious hues. Nevertheless, the bag is like a deadly venomous creature. It tantalises and peaks your curiosity as it dangles off the arms of celebrities, and once it’s captured your appreciation, your adoration, it bites, and you do everything you can to get that bag.


Sure it’s just a bag, and most bags, with the exception of the Hermes Birkin, are easy to find. For example, the Chanel classic 2.5 , you walk into a store and a few minutes later you walk out with it. But not with the phantom, oh no, you didn’t really think it would be that easy did you? They sell out within hours of being out on the shop floor, stores in the London area can’t even put you on a waiting list or call you when they get a shipment due to such high demand. So you’ll have to call, every day, hoping a new shipment has arrived, with the colour you so very desire in the size and material you want. It’s like that, that the phantom has put you under it’s soft calfskin (or python) spell.

So I’ll keep calling, and hoping that my perfect phantom will come along, and until then, I’ll have to try to find an anti venom…

Images from celine.com, spottedfashion.com and thewhitepillow.blogspot.com

Prabal Gurung x Casadei Collection.

Sassily striding into Autumn/Winter 2013 are the products of the fusion of Casadei and everyone’s new favourite fashion boy, Prabal Gurung. Ferocity through footwear is by no means a new concept, Christian Louboutin created his fashion footing through ferocious shoes, but this collaboration is so fresh and fierce the shoes are bound to fly off shelves. 

The collaboration exhibits the perfect urban safari shoes, in khaki, black and grey/dusted lilac hues, buckled up and finished with exotic animal print and metal heels, which boast an ever so slight arch.

Wow.

Images from highsnobette.com

Hot Brand Alert: CRCL R.

 

Contrary to their very modest tagline that CRCL R is “another brand from Los Angeles”, CRCL R is going to be the only LA brand you’ll want to hear about in the near future. 

Mostly monochrome and entirely relevant, CRCL R is a premium streetwear brand ready to satisfy our fashion lust, already differentiating itself from other major players in the market. CRCL R’s monochromatic tendencies play to a more classy side of premium streetwear, yet the use of gothic font spelling “hamptons” on snapbacks and a humorously controversial grim reaper riding a horse emblazoned on t-shirts means that its class does not detract from its hood qualities. The brand’s newest release, the Rodeo & Fairfax collection plays along with the brand’s bad ass allure.

CRCL R is quietly aware of the substantial weight that simplicity and a great logo can carry for a premium street wear brand. Oh, and you can also buy a roll of $5,000 dollars on the CRCL R website, stamped with their logo.

The ® “CRCL R” is really what inspired the brand; the idea of what is art, what is owned. That little copyright logo on the bottom of almost everything you see today means so much to us on paper and gets us thinking about the “laws” of creativity and ideas.”

CRCL R is ready to blow up, and I guarantee you’ll wish you heard about them when they do, thank me later. I’ll have one of everything, please.

 

www.crcl-r.comhttp://vimeo.com/55954341

 

Images from crcl-r.com

All Black Everything: Laduree x Reed Krakoff.
Reed Krakoff has teamed up with Laduree to produce a box of dark chocolate, all matte black macaroons that ooze black luxury.
 Following Alber Elbaz’s Lanvin collection for the Parisian tea room, that saw the heavenly macaroons popping in bubblegum shades, Krakoff has taken a very different, mysterious route, albeit just as sumptuously delicious.
 The Krakoff macaroons will come in a limited edition matte black Laduree box.
Image from reedkrakoff.com

All Black Everything: Laduree x Reed Krakoff.

Reed Krakoff has teamed up with Laduree to produce a box of dark chocolate, all matte black macaroons that ooze black luxury.


Following Alber Elbaz’s Lanvin collection for the Parisian tea room, that saw the heavenly macaroons popping in bubblegum shades, Krakoff has taken a very different, mysterious route, albeit just as sumptuously delicious.


The Krakoff macaroons will come in a limited edition matte black Laduree box.

Image from reedkrakoff.com

Nicholas Kirkwood wins the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
Beating Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic and Emilia Wickstead to the prize, Kirkwood will revieve “£200,000 and access to key senior level mentors across the UK fashion industry”, in order to “further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses” said the BFC.

Nicholas Kirkwood wins the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.

Beating Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic and Emilia Wickstead to the prize, Kirkwood will revieve “£200,000 and access to key senior level mentors across the UK fashion industry”, in order to “further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses” said the BFC.

Ri Ri’s River Island Collection.

Rihanna gives us a tiny preview into her River Island collection, to be debuted at London Fashion Week. In this 2 minute video she gushes about UK high street fashion, and we can see the collection will include pieces like striped low back tops and black mini dresses with sheer overlays. Ri Ri really has kept this collection under wraps and we only see a teeny-tiny look into it in the video, so the unveiling at fashion week is going to be one to watch.