Thursday, 29 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Remember the fun you had as a child making pom poms? Well it's time to get creative again with strands of wool and cardboard discs made from empty cereal boxes. Pom poms are a key fashion look for AW09. So, what better way to lift the recession blues than with these colourful, fun accessories. Take inspiration from current designer collections to update your outfits with the innocent pom pom.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
The "Little Black Dress". Stylish. Versatile. Timeless. Coco Chanel said that every woman should have one in her wardrobe. It can be dressed up for evening. Dressed down for day. Dressed to minimal perfection. Dressed to maximum dramatic effect. Sustainable, stylish dressing.
Sheena Matheiken and Eliza Starbuck designed their own LBD to begin the Uniform Project earlier this year. Inspired by her school days in India, where kids would personalise their uniforms with individual flair, Sheena decided to use the LBD as her uniform for a year. Each day, Sheena reinvents the dress by layering and accessorizing with vintage finds, hand-me-downs and hand-made items.
As well as being an amazing exercise in sustainable fashion and creativity, the Uniform Project also raises funds for the Akanksha Foundation. Akanksha is a non-profit organisation founded in Mumbai in 1990 to bring education to children living in slums.
The Uniform Project is perfect proof that fashion can be stylish, sustainable and socially conscious.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Vivienne Westwood, undisputed queen of British Fashion, political activist and campaigner showed her SS10 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.
Dame Viv has never been one to shy away from making political statements, she admits “I hijack my fashion shows to talk about culture and politics”
Her message was clear on the Paris catwalk:
“Act fast, slow down, stop climate change”.