Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Chanel Does India

Anyone who knows me, KNOWS how much I love all things Indian...apart from a hot curry perhaps, as I have possibly the most sensitive palette known to man. But yes, (just about) everything about the Indian culture fascinates me, from the bold colours, intricate patterns, detailed embellishment and the art form of henna; I can't get enough of it.

So when I recently spotted that the genius behind fashion power house Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, had channeled his latest collection in to an East meets West, Indian inspired spectacle; I instantly fell in love

Pre Fall 2012 Chanel
The black and white advertising my opinion, is genius. It captures the perfect balance between the English rose style typical to Chanel, whilst effortlessly incorporating key elements of Indian traditions, through elaborate poses, layering fabrics and heavy embellishment.

Pre Fall 2012 Chanel

Pre Fall 2012 Chanel
Not only do I suddenly want dreadlocks, but I am desperate to find myself one of these stunning headpieces on the highstreet. 

Mr did good.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Guess Who's Back

It has without a doubt been a while and I have without a doubt been neglectful...but I am back and ready for the months ahead! 

So, where have I been hiding? Initially my time was taken up with completing my year at uni, being the perfectionist I am (and sometimes wish that I wasn't) work slowly took over and any chance of a social life disappeared. I worked hard and to some extent played hard, and am currently awaiting my end of year results. Fingers crossed n'all that.

To round off another action packed year in true fashion style, I spent the day helping out at Graduate Fashion Week as part of the front of house team; it was a long day that perhaps wasn't as glamorous as the title suggests, but the catwalk show was fantastic and proved really inspirational. Hats off to the third years.

After the hard slog, I felt it was only right to treat myself to a holiday. So my boyfriend and I have recently returned from a relaxing sun-filled week in the Algarve; blue skies, sand between my toes and temperatures in the high 30' lets be honest the weather isn't up to much here!

Despite having a severe case of the holiday blues and a crazy week ahead of packing up all of my belongings (YET AGAIN) in to a small van and completing my final move in my uni life; to a brand new humble abode, labelled "THE DREAM HOUSE" by my beautiful coursemates and housemates to be...I AM BACK.

I have so many things to share and blog about and am currently searching for an internship within the industry - so keep your eyes peeled for real fashion updates and general ramblings from my mad life.

It's going to be a busy one. BRING IT ON.