I’m sure many people, old and young ask the question of what’s the point of Fashion Week? I’ll be honest, when I see platform Crocs appearing on the catwalk (looking at you Balenciaga) I also question why I’m so interested in ‘Fashion’.
I can smell it. The fresh feeling of days warming up, rain leaving a fresh scent rather than a constant dampness. I can feel it in me too. I feel more awake, more driven and more willing to be outside and embrace the days as they begin to lengthen once again.
Everyone has one. You can’t escape what you see in the mirror or just about make out in the right light through a window, it follows you and shows your vulnerabilities. It’s not always the reflection you want to see but it is familiar and sometimes comforting.
Shoes can take you places, you can travel the world and step into new unknown places in them. You buy a pair and take your first tentative steps into a new job or an interview with them, you dig out one pair that is used for every ‘fancy’ occasion, and you have the one pair that you just can’t throw away even though they’re falling apart. A good pair of shoes will help you lead the way to new adventures and stories to tell.
There is something so satisfying about watching the trees change colour, to take a sharp intake of breath in the morning when the temperature has suddenly dropped and the pleasure of having as many cups of tea as you desire whilst snuggled under blankets at the weekend. This is my ode to autumn, why I love the season of change and the anticipation of the end of the year on the horizon.
“I want to know how the women feel, I want them to want to pull out the pages of the magazine and to use them as inspiration.” Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Candy knows women, she wants them to feel empowered, strong and confident. She believes in equality and in reality. She knows what women want and that we want it now!
Across the pond, to the cobbled streets of jolly ol’ England. London Fashion week is underway and making statements at each and every turn. As with my previous post about NYFW I am just going to cover the couple of shows that caught my eye.
Fashion week is in session, New York have kicked off the most glamorous time of the year for all NY city dwellers. So grab your high heels, tie your shirts backwards and make sure to walk slowly across the road in front of yellow cabs (I’ve seen street style, I know the deal).
In life sometimes you just stumble across beauty. Whether you’re walking in Regent’s Park in summer, down Oxford Street in glistening snow in winter or scrolling through Instagram from your sofa, there is beauty in everything. And I have just discovered a new love, it’s totally impractical but sometimes love is. Bonds Australia have just launched their first swimwear collection and it is modelled by Miranda Kerr… I don’t even know if I need to write more.
Spending a few sun filled days in Ibiza with friends was just what was needed for my tired mind. However, as it always seems to be, a few days of indulgence leads to a slippery slope of binge eating. Food. What a lovely and deceptively evil thing it is.
Every month without fail I purchase ELLE magazine, it has been my bible since I was 16, showing me beautiful clothes, powerful women and inspirational content. To me it is ‘the one’. However, as we approach the changing of seasons (yet again) I prepare to get my head stuck into the all-important September Issues.
It only happens every four years and let’s be honest it was never going to live up to London Olympics 2012. But as always I have been sucked in, left on the edge of my seat and already found it hard to believe the skill of some of these athletes.