Posts Tagged ‘H & M’

Rag & Bone Spring 2010

September 13, 2009

To be honest, I hadn’t looked too hard at David Neville and Marcus Wainwright Rag & Bone line. That is until I saw the amazing images from the Spring 2010 Ready to Wear Collection from New York Fashion Week.

Total Urban Hawtness

Total Urban Hawtness

What made me even more joyful was the fact that I own a green parker in the same shade as the one above. I bought it a while ago from H & M but never really knew what to wear it with until a couple of months ago. This collection reaffirmed what I had been thinking. Layering and with crisp neutral shades.

What I love about this label is that the designers have no formal training, just sheer passion for what they do. Something I can relate to.

Here is my rip off Rag & Bone outfit…

Deconstructed dress which I practically live in, navy long cardigan, belt made out of a handbag strap and fabric from a sabotaged wrap dress, grey school socks, ridiculously high brown wooden and suede sandals (Kurt Geiger £59, the ultimate bargain of my entire life) and the parker.

Give me your bric-a-brac

Give me your bric-a-brac

A rag and bone man is a term that describes someone who collected other peoples junk. Funnily enough, there used to be such a man when I lived at my pervious home. He used to ride through the alleyways, collecting old washing machines, fridges and kettles, you name it, he took it. Who knew he would be so über chic in 2009?

Rag and Bone Man

Rag and Bone Man

Rag & Bone photo from style.com, Rag and Bone Man photo from bbc.co.uk

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My shopping travels of the past week…

September 5, 2009

I finally went to Westfield this past weekend with my cousins from Leicester. I met them in Oxford Street’s Topshop, where I saw the sweetest cream, pink and grey dress, which I have no photographic evidence of. What a muppet! We hopped on to the central line after my cousins grabbed a Starbucks to go to the much hyped shopping mecca.

Gorgeous Cousins

Gorgeous Cousins

We walked around all the shops and to be honest I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe it is because I spend most of my time on town high streets looking for charity shops. The only shop I really wanted to visit was Kurt Geiger and it didn’t disappoint me at all!

Kurt Geiger Heaven

Kurt Geiger Heaven

I was looking for a particular pair of shoes that I had seen online. My friend had seen them in store and she said they didn’t look that nice. However, I disagree because this is what they looked like when I tried them on:

Hessa ♥

Hessa ♥

They were £140 now down to £99 (still out of my price range). The snake skin print, woven detail on the front and tassels are so cute. Plus, they are grey and white! My cousin bought these sexy shoe boots in navy suede. I ♥ suede shoes.

Rosh in Antonia

Rosh in Antonia

Yes, she also has amazing legs!

I spent some time walking around the shops of Croydon and I saw two very nice things. A emerald green skirt from H & M which had no bleeding lining and was £20. I could actually make it myself. Then a moment of genius, I went to Past Times and found a peacock broach, which I have been looking for since forever. I was reluctant to purchase it, because even £16 seems like a lot of money for me these days. I may change may mind though because my mother likes it also.

Ohhhlala

Ohhhlala

Kurt Geiger shop image from alamy.com

We Love Clothes

August 28, 2009

Posted by Ethereal

My best friend and I love shopping, period. As per usual, we went to our local high street, which we adore. We also dragged her boyfriend who was visiting from California. Poor thing. Our local haunts include Oxfam, Cancer Research, St. Christopher’s Hospice and Starbucks for a frappe.

Driving home from the gym, I often noticed a charity shop we hadn’t been visiting. So we decided to pay it a visit. Great idea that was. My friend found my Halloween costume! Slightly early, I know, but it was a bargain at £15. To be honest, we have not celebrated Halloween ever since we met each other. She grew up in California, so not celebrating the pagan festival is somewhat of a sin.

“Oh my God! I have found your Halloween costume. It is so cute for you,” she exclaimed loudly.

The dress

The dress

It is so pretty and fits like a glove. Whilst in the fitting room, my personal stylist/best friend grabbed every single pearl-like necklace the shop had and flung them into my hands. “Oh my God, you have your whole outfit. You can be Bridezilla!”

The lady at the till was ever so nice and told me that wedding gowns costing around £1000 are brought in and resold for a mere £50. There were none there at the time when we bought my “Bridezilla” costume but I can imagine the joy of finding one.

I love charity shops because as a student I feel I don’t earn enough to give to charity (which is a load of rubbish). But I feel better knowing that the money I spend makes a difference. I have spent £53 (£20 in H &M and Zara) this month, excluding my dress and five pearl-like necklaces. I gained one monochrome stripped sleeveless dress, one pink shirt, a pair of grey leggings, a tan belt and a pair of tight straight leg trousers. That is a shopping spree for me!

Interesting amalgamation of apparell

Interesting amalgamation of apparell

The point that I am trying to make is that it is not important how much you spend. Moreover, it is the love you have for the clothes. Everything I own I will repair, re-heel, stick back together and wear even if it falls apart. I have a four inch nail in one pair of my wooden sandals. I have torn my favourite dress thrice and my favourite flip flops have been to America, India (twice) Tunisia, Cyprus and Crete and are held together by superglue.

Wear your clothes, don’t let them wear you, dammit!