Category Archives: Fashion

Monochrome is trending

So even though the weather isn’t very spring-like at the moment I am determined to introduce some new bits to my wardrobe. Apparently this season it’s all about monochrome! Celebrities have jumped on the wagon and on the runway at fashion week we saw, spots, line, stripes, it was all black and white! Anyone can pull off this trend and luckily for us gals the high street has followed suit.

 

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MONOCHROME-TREND-SPRING 2013

Here are my picks from the high street this spring…brrr.. cardigan may be needed!

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Left to right: Aldo Maria – two tone block heeled shoes – £75.00 With their glossy finish and block heel, these sandals are statement makers.

Cat shaped bag – Ebay – £19.99 – tres cute and just a little bit kitsch this  bag can be carried as a clutch.

Asos Bold stripe Midi dress – £32.00 – If you love the fifties then you’ll love the shape of this flared skirt. Swoosh!

Chiara Fashion – £ 8.95 – Monochrome Striped Print Long Sleeve Crop Top – this season it’s all about crop tops – only for the brave!

What do you think of my picks?

Lanky girl’s high street looks for Spring 2013

With the temperature creeping up a few degrees, I have been looking at items for the spring to add to my wardrobe. I love all the lovely bold colours and monochrome inspired collections that we are seeing on the high street. This season’s ultimate investment piece for me has to be a shirt dress, this is a versatile item that can be dressed either up or down and worn with leggings for when the weather isn’t as kind.

Check out my picks of great things in the shops at the moment:

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Fashion in Motion: Fyodor Golan at the V&A

When this dropped into my inbox I just had to share it with my followers. On Friday 7 December 2012 , fashion design duo Fyodor Golan are coming to the Victoria & Albert Museum for a series of fashion shows as part of Fashion In Motion.  In 2010, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman debuted with their A/W 12 collection Pagan Poetry and in 2011 they won the Fashion Fringe award with their collection Flowers of Evil.

Fyodor Golan – Catwalking.com

If you’ve always wanted to experience the excitement of fashion show then you must attend one of these FREE Events.

Tickets will be  available from Monday 26 November at 09.00. To book, call 020 7942 2820

For more information visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/fashion-in-motion-fyodor-golan/

First Day of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 – A day in tweets

London Fashion Week 2012

The week all fashionistas have been waiting for is finally here and London Fashion Week 2012 promises to be better than ever! I popped down to Somerset House at lunch time to see what was going on. On the way I passed blogger/Stylist Marian Kihogo looking splendid in Georgia Hardinge and in the courtyard fashion blogger Peony Lim was being papped.  Unfortunately if you’re like me and don’t have any invites for fashion week then don’t despair. Fashion Week is just a click of a button away.  Most shows are now being streamed online and if you keep up on twitter the fashion crowd are constantly tweeting details and pictures to keep to saturated with info. Spotted today was the beautiful Kelly Brook at the Bora Asku show.  Here are some of the ones you may have missed today. Lanky Girl’s favorite show today was definitely Corrie Nielson.

Eudon Choi LFW
credit: @britishvogue first space look from @eudonchoi #lfw

Credit @timesfashion Maria Grachvogel’s signature jumpsuit, this season with wide leg trousers #lfw

credit: @harrods #Congratulations to @CorrieNielson on a great show! #LFW

@somersethouse You can watch all the #LFW action live in the courtyard where people are taking part in their own catwalk shows!

Eudon Choi At London fashion Week@ybdfashion Sixties vibes @EudonChoi

Kelly Brook at Bora Asku
Credit: @masatostudio “Kelly Brook was at Bora Aksu’s show today”

Yellow dress Maria Grachvogel London Fashion Week Credit: @poppyd Maria Grachvogel Yellow dress

credit: @HilaryAlexander “Rainbow colour and modern art print at Antoni+Alison finale”

credit @HilaryAlexander Embroidery and silver face jewellery at Fyodor Golan 

Hermès Leather Forever, Royal Academy Of Arts, Until 27th May 2012

When you hear the name Hermès you immediately think about the Birkin, the Kelly and maybe even one day the Beckham (we’ll Victoria does own a hell of a lot!). The Eponymous label is celebrating its 175th year with a major new exhibition in the galleries at 6 Burlington Gardens. ‘Hermès Leather Forever’ celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather, the first material tamed by Hermès.

The exhibition will take visitors on a  journey exploring Hermès’ love of leather and there will be an opportunity to view some of the items from the Hermès’ back catalogue, such as those commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for his Duchess as well as some of its latest creations.

Craftspeople from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be present at the exhibition demonstrating the art of leather working by creating some of its iconic works in situ.

To celebrate this exhibition, Hermès has created four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag as a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland which will be on display at the exhibition. Christie’s will conduct an online auction of the handbags with all proceeds being donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.

For more information please visit http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/6-burlington-gardens/

Win Tickets To Vodafone London Fashion Weekend 23-26 February 2012 With Chambord

The London Perspective has once again joined forces with Chambord to offer you the chance to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend!  For all budding fashionista’s London Fashion Weekend is not to be missed. For those that don’t know Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is the consumer event that follows directly on from London Fashion Week, using the same exhibition and catwalk venue. Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging, at reduced prices. (Sssh I managed to snag a pair of J brand jeans for just 10 pounds!). 

Win The Ultimate Fashionista Day Out!

Chambord, the ‘spirit of fashion’ will be making a welcome return to VODAFONE London Fashion Weekend in February 2012, bringing with it an added touch of French chic to London’s fashion scene as well as hosting the exclusive Chambord Platinum Club Lounge.

Chambord black raspberry liqueur is the spirit of fashion and has been enjoyed by the style elite at some of the most exclusive designer parties.

lanky Girl Strikes The Pose

Do you and your friends live and breathe fashion? Chambord is giving you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the fashion crowd and win the ultimate fashionista day out.  You could win a pair of VIP tickets for Friday 24th February to London Fashion Weekend, plus entry to Chambord’s Platinum Club Lounge.  Here you can enjoy a complimentary Chambord and Champagne while learning how to strike a model-worthy pose thanks to top fashion photographer Fabio Affuso who Chambord has enlisted to help you always look your most fashion fabulous in photos.  Three runners up will win a pair of standard tickets to London Fashion Weekend.

For your chance to win, answer this question:

 What flavour is Chambord liqueur?

You can enter two ways: 1) Send your answer to Lanky girl on twitter @arigato23 and use the hash tag #chambord or email your answer to thelondonperspective@gmail.com and leave a comment saying “i’ve emailed answer”.

Winners will be chosen at random and the competition will end midnight Tuesday  21st February.

To include:

This competition is only open to UK residents over the age of 18. VIP tickets are valid  for Friday 24th February only. Standard tickets will be valid for other days. No cash alternative will be offered and one entry per person. 

PLEASE ENJOY CHAMBORD RESPONSIBLY

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur©2012. Chambord is a registered trademark.  All rights reserved.

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner of the VIP ticket to London fashion weekend is Anna Fernandez! Runners up are: Ewa Lewucha, Alex A and Sandra Wonisch. You should recieve an email shortly.

Scoop International Fashion Show 2012 – The Saatchi Gallery

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On sunday afternoon Lanky girl and Co had the pleasure of attending Scoop International fashion Show at the Saatchi Gallery. Scoop is a boutique tradeshow, showcasing emerging and established directional fashion designers. Bringing together more than 150 international apparel, footwear and accessories labels in London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery. Here are some of the designers that I recommend that you check out.

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Jackets by Spanish label Vilagallo

What I loved about Vilagallo is their bold use of colour and the quality of the stitching. They seem to have taken a lot of inspiration from quirky British styles. The prices are fairly reasonable going for around 83 pounds. Unfortunately I think they possibly are only available in Spain, so next time I’m over there I really have to check this label.

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Katya Wildman Dresses

Katya Wildman makes beautiful clothes to suit women with curves, Nigella Lawson has been pictured in many of her creations. You can buy her clothes online at http://www.bombshellbykatyawildman.com

Beautiful shoes by Robert Clergerie

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Beautiful shoes by Robert Clergerie

Robert Clergerie is a french designer who makes the most beautiful, well crafted shoes, I fell in love with the velvet green pair shown above. You can buy some of his shoes online. For more info visit http://www.robertclergerie.com/en/

Bagllerina Shoes

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Bagllerina Shoes

Girls living in London will know that if you are going to wear heels on a night out it is always practical to bring a pair of ballet pumps to wear when your feet get tired. Bagllerina are the ultimate lifestlye brand. The french label makes leather fold-able ballet pumps which come in very chic leather bags. They haven’t got a stockist here yet but you can buy online at http://www.natkinparis.com

If you get a chance attend Scoop International  it is every boutique buyer’s dream. For more information please visit http://www.scoop-international.com/

Daily Distraction – New Job equals New Clothes!

One of my new years resolutions last year was to get a new job and I am happy to say that I have been successful in obtaining one. At my current job there isn’t really a dress code and as a result I have become a little bit scruffy. However the new company I will be working for is a little bit corporate. Which gives me a great excuse to revamp my look! I love that this season there is emphasis on strong  colours. Work wear traditionally can be quite boring  but choosing to add a bit of colour will instantly liven up your look whilst still looking smart. With the sales still on there is bargain to be had. Below is some of the items that have caught my eye.

Red leather bag from Etsy - £134.06

Unique Leather Shoulder Bag Brown - from Etsy - £80.43

Page Jacket from Hobbs - £45.00

ASOS Sexy Origami Ponti Pencil Skirt - £12.00

Patent Double Bow Ballerina Shoes - Next - £34

 

L.E. Empire Star Jacket Hobbs - £149.00

Things to do this weekend in London – 13-15th January 2012

The first one of the year! There are lots of fun things to do in London this weekend and here are my recommendations:

The London Bike Show 12 – 15 January 2012, Excel London

Being a bit of a bike nutt I have been looking forward to this show for a while. The London Bike Show is one of the largest and most exciting cycling events within the UK. It’s a great place to go and have look at the latest in bicycle design, buy some new gear and watch some amazing cycling demos. Also The London Bike Show runs alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and tickets are valid for entry to all four shows meaning that you can have four experiences rolled into one.

For more information please visit http://www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk/

Royal College of Art:  Students’ Work In Progress Show – 12 – 18 January 2012 – FREE

See some great art from up and coming artists from the The Royal College of Art in Kensington. The college will be exhibiting work from  its best students studying Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Fashion, Textiles, Painting and Sculpture. Who know’s who you might discover?

For more information please visit http://www.rca.ac.uk/

London Ice Sculpting Festival – 13-14 January 2012 – FREE

A free festival spread across three spaces – Montgomery Square, Canada Square Park and Jubilee Place Shopping Mall. Sculptors from 8 teams will be competing against each other in order to produce some amazing ice creations.

For more information please visit http://www.londonicesculptingfestival.co.uk/visit.html

The London Vintage Fashion, Textiles & Accessories Fair, Hammersmith Town Hall –  15th January 2012

Calling all vintage vixens in West London.  100 exhibitors will be offering for sale vintage fashion, textiles and accessories from 1880 to 1980.

Early entry 8am: £10, 10am-5pm: £4.

Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011

Damien Hirst’s much talked about exhibition of Spot Paintings opened at the Gagosian Gallery in London yesterday. The Gagosian Gallery is showing 300 of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings, taking over all eleven of its galleries around the world in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong and both spaces in London. If you are Hirst Fan it is not be missed.

For more information please visit http://www.gagosian.com/

War Horse (2011) – Across Cinemas in London – 13th January 2012

Sure to be a fantastic movie following the sell out Theatre version, about a young boy named Albert who enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.

Daily Distraction – Lanky Girl’s Christmas Wish list 2011

I have to admit that some of these things I can only dream of receiving for xmas…Are you listening Santa?? LOL.
Recently I discovered a young and emerging designer who produces some very interesting and funky prints. Her silk headscarf’s are to die for.

“A Lancashire lass, Charlotte Taylor moved to London straight from school to pursue her dream of becoming a clothes designer. Five years later she graduated from Central Saint Martin’s and was selected to be a part of its prestigious press show. Along the way Charlotte assisted numerous designers including Marcus Constable and at fashion houses including Frost French. Upon graduation Charlotte was snapped up by Luella, subsequently leaving in June 2009 to set up her new venture under her own name”.

You can check out Charlotte’s blog and pieces at http://charlotte-taylor.blogspot.com/ and http://www.charlottetaylorltd.com/

African Print inspired xmas wishlist

Dorothy Perkins tribal print dress
£22.00 – dorothyperkins.com

Tuxedo blazer
£75 – topshop.com

Charlotte taylor
£40 – youngbritishdesigners.com

Camilla Skovgaard high heels
£395- net-a-porter.com

Drop earrings
£140 – atelier-mayer.com