SUN’S OUT, LEGS OUT

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White Print Shirt Dress – Atterley Road

Black Lace Skirt (worn underneath) – Zara

Grey Fedora Hat – Warehouse

Black Leather Back Pack – Zara

Black Platform Boots – Zara

I am oh so excited that the sun is coming out and Spring is around the corner! It is my favourite season, not just because my birthday is in April but also because you can mix your winter and summer wardrobe! Its the perfect season for a combo of legs out and warm jumpers!

I have been introduced to Atterley Road by Laura and I am obsessed! It has so many gorgeous staple garments and I just want to buy everything, especially as so many clothes are still on sale! Check them out!

Annabel x

SELF CONFESSED MAD HATTER

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(In order of appearance)

Camel/Black Boater Hat – Urban Outfitters

Black/White Straw Hat – c/o Reiss

Black Classic Fedora Hat – H&M

Floppy Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Grey Fedora Hat – Warehouse

I am so obsessed with hats, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from my posts! Thought I would do a quick piece about my hat collection! Unfortunately the pictures are incredibly windswept as we were shooting in gale force winds! The hats were flying everywhere! Hope you like them and that it inspires you to become a mad hatter like me!

Annabel x

LFW AW15 DAY 4: FINALE OUTFIT

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Navy Faux Fur Sleeve Jumper – Zara

White Shirt (worn underneath) – River Island

White Mesh Top (worn underneath) – H&M

White Tapered Trousers – Zara

Silver Loafer Style Trainers – Swear London X Richard Nicoll

Black Faux Fur Clutch – Topshop

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

NEGARIN LONDON

It was so amazing being shown the Negarin London AW15 collection! I am a big fan of their clothes and brand aesthetic of modern and innovative everyday clothing. Negarin Sadr, is a trained artist and sculptor, which you can see portrayed through her clothing. Vibrant prints and creative pattern cutting skills are what make their collections so eye catching. This season they drew inspiration from the elegant Greta Garbo. The collection is so beautifully put together in an ‘easy-chic’ vintage style channeling Garbo’s androgynous, comfy iconic looks. To see more of her collections, check out the Negarin London website.

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Photo credit – Negarin London

WILSON PK

Wilson PK’s AW15 collection was inspired by all things fragile, aptly named ‘100% Fragile Human’. It was an incredibly fun and beautiful collection. I particularly enjoyed looking at the variety of texture and fabric manipulation used. Wash care labels were printed with ‘Handle with care’ to emphasise the theme along with butterfly wings enclosed in fabric, and lots of sheer, delicate pleating. The strong silhouettes give an architectural contrast to the ‘fragile’ fabrics and compliment each other elegantly.

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Photo credit – Noctismag.com

Day four of London Fashion Week was my last day and with the gorgeous collections I saw, I would say it went out with a bang for me. I have had so much fun attending shows, presentations and showrooms! I really hope you have enjoyed my pictures and reviews!

To see more pictures then check my Instagram!

Annabel x

LFW AW15 DAY 2: ALL ZARA EVERYTHING

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Black Overcoat – Zara

Black PU dress – Zara

White Tapered Trousers – Zara

Black Turtle Neck (worn underneath) – c/o Primark

Black Studded Bag – c/o Reiss

Black Platform Boots – Zara

APU JAN

I absolutely loved the Apu Jan show! They showcased the most beautiful monochrome prints as you can see below. The collection was inspired by story book forests creating a whimsical and feminine collection. Teamed with some incredible knitwear pieces the prints looked contemporary and eye-catching. One of my favourite collections I’ve seen this season!

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Photo credit – Fabmagazineonline.com

YOUJIA JIN

Youjia Jin displayed a classy and elegant collection at Fashion Scout this season. The looks consisted of a perfect combination of both classic tailoring and drape. Jazzed up with delicate fabric manipulation in sheer fabrics, the outfits are a modern twist on typical work wear and formal wear.

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Photo credit – theupcoming.co.uk

Below you can see some of my pictures from the day. To see more and for daily updates, check out my Instagram! More posts coming soon so please keep checking back!

Annabel x

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LFW AW15 DAY ONE: PYJAMA STYLE

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Grey Jumper – Gap

Wide Leg Stripe Trousers – H&M

Grey Fedora Hat – Warehouse

Black Folded Rucksack – Zara

Black Strappy Sandals – Carvela

BORA AKSU

Bora Aksu never fails to disappoint! I was particularly excited as it was the first time I had seen one of his shows live. The collection fits into his usual romantic brand aesthetic however this time with a punk edge. Multiple methods of fabric manipulation where used, laser cutting in particular, in some cases looking fairly gothic. Laura Whitmore modelled his garments and led the finale parade. Below I have shown my 2 favourite looks!

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Photo Credit – Popsugar.co.uk

JAMIE WEI HUANG

To set the scene of her AW15 show, titled ‘Nymphomaniac’, Jamie Wei Huang blasted rock music and styled models with grungey, wet looking hair. The collection was primarily monochrome colours, incredibly appealing to me obviously, but with odd pops of pinks and blues. The use of textures was plentiful, with fur placements, leather, metal buckles and tassels. Overall, a truly inspirational collection and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it!

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Photo credit – the upcoming.co.uk

I love Fashion Week! It’s such a fab excuse to get dolled up and spend the day in London as well as a chance to see all my fave blogger pals! My outfit for day 1 was pretty pyjama reminiscent! I got a few odd looks when catching the train but I tend to bask in it. When deciding what to wear, I actually started off dressing up the trousers with a white tank top but the bitter cold turned me down the jumper route!

I spent the majority of my day catching up with the lovely Sophie in between shows. It’s always lovely bumping in to people you know, particularly when you have the same show invites! For day 1 I attended the Jamie Wei Huang show and the Bora Aksu show. Both stunningly beautiful in completely different ways with lots of pieces that I was lusting over!

Below you can see a few of my phone pics from the day! To see more and for daily fashion week updates head over to my Instagram page! Xx

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WINDSWEPT AND INTERESTING

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Black Wide Leg Jumpsuit (worn underneath) – c/o In Love With Fashion

White Shirt Dress – River Island

Sheer Check Jumper – c/o Primark

Black Fur Clutch – Topshop

Black Platform Heels – Zara

Silver Chain Necklace – H&M

Shooting this look today was proving difficult with the crazy wind… had many ‘hair in face’ moments as you can see above!

I’m getting so excited for London Fashion Week this weekend! Unfortunately I will only be popping in and out due to having a lot of uni work, but I’m really looking forward to the shows and events! For any collaborations of LFW enquiries please email me. annabel_dowsing_1@hotmail.com

Annabel x

 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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Cream Lace Bralet – Vera & Lucy

Black Bralet (worn underneath) – Urban Outfitters

Black Pleated Skirt – &Other Stories

Black Boot Heels – Zara

Black Clutch – &Other Stories

Lipstick – ‘Sinful’ by Calvin Klein

Thought I would upload this ‘girl next door’ date night look in case anyones looking for some last minute Valentines inspiration!

I’ve just finished watching Fifty Shades of Grey and I LOVED IT! Always been obsessed with the story line throughout all the books so it was great to see it acted out!

Of for dinner now!
Annabel x

DAY TIME VALENTINES LOOK

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Black Textured Jumper – H&M

Black Skirt with Lace Trim – Zara

Black High Boots – Vintage

Red Laser Cut Clutch – Topshop

Statement Necklace – Urban Outfitters

I really wanted to do some Valentines looks for you guys as I can’t remember doing one last year! So this is a casual ‘day-time date’ look. Super easy and effortless! Obviously you will want to keep it simple with a bit of knitwear (and warm, as its still Winter) but you can jazz it up romantically with a hint of lace, showing off some leg and a stereotypical valentines pop of red, through makeup or accessories.

Personally I prefer not to celebrate Valentine’s day on the actual day as I think everywhere bumps up their prices and I find it a bit cringey. So my plans consist of a girly day with my housemates watching Fifty Shades of Grey in the cinema! SOOOOO excited, as I waited patiently for each book in the series to be released and have followed all the gossip from the making of the film!

Despite what I may feel about stereotypes on Valentines day though, you can’t deny that it is always a great excuse to treat yourself to some fab new lingerie!

An evening Valentines look to come, so keep checking back!

Annabel x

DETAILS FROM MISSGUIDED SS15

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I had a wicked time at the Missguided press event in London last week with Laura! Of course I wanted to give you guys a sneak preview of some of the fab Spring items they have coming out soon. I’m particularly excited about their ‘anti-prom’ themes. Expect some raunchy prom style dresses coming to the website! Although I’m not into fitness or go to the gym at all, I had to say even I wanted to buy their active wear! It is incredibly eye-catching!

I spent a lot of time in the festival section eyeing up key pieces that I want for Glastonbury. Lots of hamsa hand and elephant prints which I love! You can expect a lot of fringing in my Summer posts, my inner hippy will be unleashed… of course all in monochrome!

There was some major shoe crushing on my behalf, as I’m sure you can understand from the pictures above. Missguided have some of the best shoe game coming next season!

It was lovely to meet the Aura & Aura team, who were letting everyone customise phonecases at the event! You should seriously check them out, they press flowers into a case for you and the outcomes are stunningly beautiful. One of a kind!

Watch out for all the new stock coming in on Missguided.com!

Annabel x

PRETTY WOMAN

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Tan Shirt Dress – MissGuided

Black Sheer Check Skirt – c/o Fashion Union

Black Suede Long Boots with Stiletto Platform – c/o Online Avenue

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Crystal Necklace – Urban Outfitters

I am so in love with knee high boots this season and Online Avenue have a wicked selection! They always make me feel like I’m channeling Vivian from one of my fave films, Pretty Woman. They are also a perfect staple item for Valentines day, making any outfit just a little bit raunchier! ;)

I know this shirt dress isn’t monochrome, but I just couldn’t help but fall in love with it when I saw it on Missguided! It feels amazing on as well! It does feel weird looking at my all monochrome clothes rail (Theres a picture on my Instagram) and seeing a pop of colour!

Online Avenue have a great selection of shoes including these Suede Stiletto Boots and all for bargain prices so I definitely recommend checking them out!

Annabel x