THE BASEBALL JERSEY

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‘Wang’ Baseball Top – OASAP

Black Culottes – Topshop

Black Strappy Clutch Bag – &Other Stories

Black Flatforms – Primark

I am currently have a month of really bad luck and thought I would vent it out on here. So far I have dropped my phone in water and, despite having it in rice for a week, I can’t revive it! I now have a replacement phone but it isn’t on my network and will cost ¬£80 to unlock, the camera also does not work… ¬†goodbye Instagram! I wasn’t paid the right wages by my part-time job. I have so much uni work, it feels like a deadline per day and have also just started my dissertation. Plus, it’s pretty much continuously raining here which makes blog photos so hard!… I’m really hoping that extremely good karma comes my way for having to put up with all this!

Hope no one else is having such a crap month!

Annabel x

HELLO WINTER, GOODBYE SUNGLASSES!

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Black Grid Dress with Underlayer – Urban Outfitters

Grey Check Scarf – DIY (made from a strip of fabric)

Black Fedora Hat – Boohoo.com

Leather Strappy Shoes – Forever21

Black Leather Clutch – &Other Stories

When I went to a photoshoot with Shopcade and Fashion Union last week one of the first things that they said was ‘it’s nice to see your face without sunglasses on!’. Believe it or not, I had not realised that I wear sunglasses in each post! With it getting into Winter and loosing all the sunlight I won’t be wearing them often anyway, but with this post a made a conscious effort to avoid wearing them. This is my face…

Annabel x

COSMOPOLITAN FASH FEST

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Lace Crop Top – Urban Outfitters

Pleated Skirt – &Other Stories

Studded Bag – c/o Reiss

Black Strappy Heels – Carvela

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I had such an amazing time at the Cosmopolitan Fash Fest event with Laura! I met some lovely bloggers and enjoyed watching the fashion show from the ASOS bloggers table. There were treatments and goodie bags from tons of brands like Barry M, Urban Decay, Capital FM and Baileys as well as cocktails, street food and champagne! Best of all was the Fash Fest goodie bag, with all the items pictured above. I have since been sent all the flavours of the Little Miracles drinks! They are so delicious and made from all organic ingredients, check them out!

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Annabel x

OOTD & FASHION STUDENT TRUTHS

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Black Leather Jacket – Topshop

Polo Neck Crop – H&M (dress that I cut up)

Black Culottes – Topshop

Vintage Belt – Levi’s

Silver Loafer Style Trainers – Swear X Richard Nicoll

FASHION STUDENT TRUTHS

As a fashion student myself I thought I would list some home truths that fellow fashion design students will understand and future fashion students need to learn…

1. You WILL design a collection for a project and see it on the catwalk the following/future Fashion Week! This isn’t them ‘stealing your idea’, it means that you are inspired by something that is a current trend.

2.Vogue is no longer your go to magazine! More edgy and alternative magazines like POP, GARAGE and HUNGER are now your new style bibles.

3. Do NOT trust any form of technology just before a deadline… EVERYTHING will break! Particularly sewing machine needles so by a years supply per project!

4. Your designs/illustrations will be too plain/overdone/abstract/lifelike/childlike every project.

5. You will constantly fight the battle of Adobe Creative Suite trials if you can’t afford to buy it. Using different emails/putting the date back on your laptop do not work!

6. You will end up owning EVERY shade of Promarker and WILL notice if one mysteriously goes missing or gets stolen.

7. You can never own too many pairs of fabric/paper scissors (there is a difference between the two!)… They could get stolen/blunt/rusty/loose or, as my housemate got told in first year ‘cut backwards’.

8. A patternmaster is your new best friend! For those who don’t know what this is, it is a giant ruler with various useful curves and edges that help to draw block patterns that create clothes.

9. You will learn that your home/domestic sewing machine is just not good enough and instead you must use industrial machines that are impossibly fast with the most complicated system of threading up.

10. Time goes by at the speed of light during a project and all of a sudden its 4am the morning of your hand in! This is an issue I still have despite the fact I’m now in my 3rd year… You’ll never learn!

Annabel x

FLOSSY SHOES PHOTOSHOOT

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‘Alcaniz’ Monochrome Zig Zag Plimsolls

‘Arnedo’ Jersey Marl Grey Plimsolls

Cut Out Cross Hatch Dress – c/o Motel Rocks

I was so excited when I heard Flossy wanted to do a photoshoot with me! I absolutely love their shoes, they are so comfy! My favourites have to be the new monochrome selection especially the Zig Zag ones. Also a massive thank you to Motel Rocks for sending me this beautiful dress for the shoot!

Annabel x

GREY ON GREY

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Light Grey Oversized Coat – Primark

Grey Jersey Turtleneck Dress – Urban Outfitters

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Metallic Trainer Style Loafers – Richard Nicoll X Swear London

Sunglasses – Topshop

Today I picked up these AMAZING shoes from the Richard Nicoll studio! I ordered them back when I was interning with them in May and due to them being AW14 they have only just come in stock. You can buy them yourselves at Swear London. I have also been asked by Primark to come up with outfits featuring their AW14 clothes to show on their website. I am so in love with this grey woolly coat of theirs! Perfect for snuggling up in during the colder months.

Annabel x

LFW DAY 5 X GEORGIA HARDINGE

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Black Duster Coat – Primark

White Sheer Python Print Shirt – Richard Nicoll

Black Leather Trousers – Zara

Black and White Chunky Creepers – Zara

Black Strappy Clutch – &Other Stories

I had such an amazing Fashion Week and am sad it is over! For the last day of LFW I spent my morning working with Georgia Hardinge in her showroom at Somerset House. It was great to meet lots of buyers and explain the SS15 collection with them. We had interest from Dover Street Market, Liberty, Farfetch.com and Vogue Italia! Below I have included some pictures of the SS15 Sequence Collection and you can view the rest on Georgia’s website. In the afternoon my housemates came to visit me and we enjoyed a stroll around South Bank. To see more pictures, check out my Instagram!

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LFW DAY 3 X RICHARD NICOLL SS15

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Black Wide Leg Jumpsuit – c/o In Love With Fashion

Black Polo Neck Crop (Worn Underneath) – H&M

Black Leather Jacket – Topshop

Black Studded Bag – c/o Reiss

Black Flatforms – Primark

Tan Scarf – Made by me

Sunglasses – Miu Miu

I spent my Sunday at London Fashion Week dressing for Richard Nicoll’s SS15 show at Victoria Place. It was a stunning collection themed on fantasy. It was a collaboration with both Disney, featuring illustrated character prints and metallic Tinkerbell accessories, and Sweaty Betty, featuring reflective swimsuits and scuba dresses. The models walked down the runway to the famous ‘Little April Showers’ song from Disney’s film Bambi. The collection was dreamlike with pasley prints, draped trench coats and pastel colours. One of my favourite outfits being lilac leather dungarees teamed with a sheer knitted jumper. The first dress to walk the catwalk was a sheer LED dress based upon Tinkerbell that lit up in the dim lit room. The reflective scuba outfits were teamed with chunky open knits. Below are some pictures of the magical collection as well as some backstage pictures from my Instagram.

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Images from Vogue.com

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Check out Dazed’s amazing photography from backstage and their video from the front row.

Annabel x

LFW SS15 DAY 2 X SHOPCADE POP UP SHOP

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Black Turtle Neck Cashmere Jumper – Vintage

White Leather Midi Skirt – Zara

Black Heeled Sandals – Carvela

Black Studded Bag – c/o Reiss

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Sunglasses – Topshop

After having missed the first day of London Fashion Week due to work, Laura and I made it there for the Saturday! It is my first Fashion Week as a blogger so imagine my shock when I walk into Somerset House to find 10 photographers run and take my picture! It’s such a great vibe there and it was so great to meet new bloggers as well as seeing my blogger friends around. We then went to the Shopcade event in the afternoon, where we spent our time chilling in the VIP section getting nails and make-up done! Shopcade is an app where users can upload images of their favourite fashion trends/inspo and outfits with tags to label where the items are from. I highly recommend downloading it!

All in all a fab first London Fashion Week debut for Adorned in Monochrome!

Annabel x

WORDPRESS PROBLEMS

I am so sorry for my lack of posts! WordPress have stopped letting me add photos to my posts!

I am trying to get this sorted out and get the site up and running ASAP!

In the mean time you can see all my happenings including London Fashion Week on my Instagram! @adowsingx

Annabel x