JACKET: H&M | SWEATER: H&M | JEANS: ASOS | BAG: ZARA | HAT: THE HUNDREDS
Stumbling around Covent Garden waiting for a friend to finish work I popped into H&M and went a bit wild taking 15 items to the changing rooms. I picked up this sheepskin bomber to try on thinking It’d look a bit too ‘feminine’ for me but it actually looked really cool, fit like a dream and the sheepskin helps keep you really warm at only £34.99.
With the huge debate about femininity being shown throughout various collections at men’s fashion week last month I think it’s great to experiment with the opposite sex’s sense of style but there needs to be a limit between what’s too feminine for menswear and how to keep it’s sense of masculinity.
Also Shout-out to ASOS for these perfect quality fit skinny jeans! People go through life trying to find a pair of jeans that genuinely fit them.. I’ve found mine
On Thursday I went to David Bailey’s Stardust exhibition showcasing the British photographers work from the swinging 60’s all the way up to 2013. Located at London’s National Portrait Gallery the exhibit tells an intimate story of Baileys East End upbringing, influences and work strategy.
No photography allowed so I resorted to a lot of note taking and sketches, a much better way of personally taking it all in even though their was some truly beautiful portraits I saw that I’d love to be looking at right now on my camera roll. I noticed he took a lot of photos of Mick Jagger during the 60’s that looked so timeless and pure his other famous muses included Paul McCartney, Suzanne Sarandon, His wife Catherine and Andy Warhol who he made a documentary of in the early 80’s before his death about New York and his friends, They interviewed each other whilst lying in Warhols bed.
I felt I identified a lot with Bailey through learning about him in this exhibition such as hanging out in the same places as a teen, the same sense of visual style and a fascination with the human skull to which he made a whole book full of them called Flowers, Skulls & Contacts (2010) Bailey likes “The idea that we all end up as a piece of art” and that the ultimate sculpture is a “skull”. Below is my favourite piece from the exhibition titled Human Skull and Blue Roses.
So I’ve been wallet-less (is that even a word?) for a couple months now after losing my LV Damier check one on a night out ha! I tend to mostly wear skinny fitted jeans and trousers so thin wallets like coin purses and card holders attract more to me because they fit so much easier in your pockets.
Luckily I found this steal on Oki-Ni for only £43 in their winter sale, I’m obsessed with incorporating metallic within my outfits at the moment so this was perfect for now, it’s got 2 great compartments at the back and front for your cards plus a slot in the middle for all your notes and its not too shiny compared to how it looks online.
Since last October I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect winter coat as it was time I parted ways with the one i’d been wearing for the past 5 years. I browsed every online retailer to crazy thrift sales but no luck :( Luckily a few weeks before Xmas I found this beaut of a biker coat from H&M for only £29.99 and it ticked all the right boxes I was looking for in a coat Slick, Stylish and of course warm!
Feeling inspired by some of the Paris Fashion Week street style over the weekend I thought i’d style the coat with some black leather trousers and New Balance’s to give you that nice casual Parisian look (Smarten it up with some scuffed Chelsea Boots)
COAT: H&M | TROUSERS: TOPMAN | SHOES: NEW BALANCES
First day of LC:M me and the Lewis & Leigh PR team were at St Giles Church setting up for our Client Beau Homme’s AW/14 Presentation. I was in charge of the social media and meeting & greeting guests. After weeks of preparation It was a great success and the collection got some great feedback from critics!
After a long day it was time to head across the road for Joseph Turvey
Love this photo I took! The AW14 Collection contained Joseph’s usual floral elements but it didn’t flow as well compared to previous collections though their were a few key pieces that stood out amongst others,
Come day 2 It was time to see some shows, Waking up later than I should have I had to give Hunter & Gather a miss and it was straight onto James Long!
After that I headed to Park Lane for the Richard James show held at the BMW Showroom.
"If Richard James was a biker gang it would probably be the coolest biker gang" - i-D Magazine
God this biker is the definition of AW/14 menswear..
Guests included Jennifer Saunders (who i met ahh!), Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Nick Grimshaw
Check out this cool Mr Porter TV gift I got given after the show
It was back down to Victoria House for the Kay Kwok show
I do remember when that Through the Wire video came out and he was causing shock waves around London as america’s new home-grown rap artist but it wasn’t until when the video for Stronger was released he started to grab my attention sampling one of my favourite daft punk songs and those white Venetian glasses were truly something that saw what was to become Kanye West’s first move as a ‘trendsetter’ within fashion.
Fast forward since then he’s released shoes with Nike, Louis Vuitton and Guiseppe Zanotti, Two womenswear collections showcased at PFW, A collaboration with A.P.C, a streetwear line called Pastelle, Interned at Fendi, Art directed his tour with Ricardo Tisci oh and created a baby!
Album no. 4 and M.I.A’s back with new album Matangi which was meant to be released last year after bad girls came out but got pushed back as her label mercury thought it was too ‘nice’.. Skip to my favourite track Y.A.L.A
SKY FERREIRA - NIGHT TIME, MY TIME
After being signed to Capitol records for the past 5 years and only just releasing her debut album this year it’s a shock that Sky Ferreira hasn’t been dropped but in that time she’s released 2 EP’s, performed all over Europe and the US and appeared on at least 30 magazine covers all leading up to the release of her first album Night Time, My Timewith it’s 90s grunge influence and topics about adolescent life, love and japan!
THE 1975 -THE 1975
Northern lads from Manchester who formed at the age of 12 and met at secondary school to later become The 1975who gigged all over the UK for the past few years whilst releasing a string of EP’s gaining them a huge fan-base amongst teens resulting in their album debuting at #1. I heard one of their first singles The CIty back in May and have been hooked ever since I’m excited to see them play at brixton academy in january even though I haven’t bought the tickets yet! #OnMyXmasList
BLOOD ORANGE - CUPID DELUXE
Essex born production genius Dev Hynes who has produced hits for the likes of Sky Ferreira and Solange. He’s now back behind his main production alter-ego Blood Orange with second album Cupid Deluxe. The album has elements of nostalgic late 80’s synth beats mixed in with a lot R&B/Soul beats. Check out tracks Uncle ACE, Chosen and Chamakay.