Wednesday, 26 September 2012

CLASSIC CLOTHING

Whatever the weather, day, year or season, there are just some clothes that never age or go out of fashion. Dating back to the earliest scenes of fashion through to the 50's, 80's and the modern day, some pieces remain stubbornly in amongst the trends. Take a look at Burberry, the brand was originally famous for the Trench Coat. Over the years, they have expanded to high designed clothing for men and women, yet every season you will still see the Trench walking down the Catwalk!
       Below are my fashion staples ordered for day and night, many of which are well worn as they go with pretty much everything! These items can be used as a basis for current trends or put together for effortless chic.

Day

Striped Sleeved Top, Pea Coat, Denim Jeans, Brown Tote Bag

Night

Leather Jacket, Blazer, Sheer Shirt, Black Pumps, Quilted Purse, Little Black Dress
Now over to you, what are your fashion staples or your favourite pieces of clothing you wear all the time? Comment below as I would love to hear from you.

Kat x

Sunday, 23 September 2012

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES


Faux Lapel CollarTriangle Knit JumperBagKnitted Rib JumperWestern Ankle BootsCapeTurtleneck CropWatchCollarLeather Ankle BootsSkater SkirtTartan Scarf




Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of the year! Mainly due to the many festivities, I also love being out in the snow! Then again, there is nothing better than sitting by the fire on a frosty evening with a hot chocolate covered in marshmallows!
          Yet, my absolute love is shopping for A/W, there is so much to buy! Whether its coats, boots or chunky knits, A/W has lots to offer and as the days grow colder, there are a few things I have my eye on. I guess Christmas needs to come sooner!
          Up above are my favourites for this month, inspired by this seasons catwalk trends of baroque, tartan and Gothic. These items are bound to be popular on the high street.

Kat x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

OH STELLA!


Hello! I hope you are well. 
Two weeks ago, I was aimlessly looking round my local fabric shop for something to make, when I came across a roll of spotted lace. This instantly reminded me of Stella McCartney's 'dots' which first appeared in her A/W11 collection.
So deciding to use the fabric, I scanned through Vogue, McCalls and Butterwick to find a pattern which would compliment the lace.
In the end, I used Butterwick pattern B5356, creating pattern A. 
It really is easy to make (as long as you don't pick a very netted lace) and you can really make it your own through colour and embellishment. Mine I made for Summer, so I used a light fabric in white ivory with a contrasting bias tape, but this pattern can easily be altered for Winter using darker coloured fabrics such as burgundy. Or what about standing out with contrasting colours; maybe all black with a brightly coloured bias tape?

Kat x