Location: Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Wardrobe Essential: Tapered Trousers
Shops Mostly At: Selfridges
Why we love it: It’s unique! The over the top wide-kneck button-up top, tapered cuffed trousers, black slip-on shoes and smart cap come together to create a unique and original spin on some big trends.
Location: Merchant City, Glasgow
Shops Mostly At: Topshop
Wardrobe Essential: Military Boots
Why we love it: It’s soft and flirty. A loose feminine top paired with a high waisted pencil skirt creates a flattering curvy silhouette for her tall slim figure. Throw on some vintage jewlery, a comfy cardigan and top it off with a flower in your hair for a dreamy, girly look.
I hope you had a brilliant weekend? Mine was pretty relaxed, got a lot of home chores out the way so they don’t get in way of work.
Also testing out wordpress for bb-interesting to see how I can blog on the go.
As I write this post, I’m on my way to London to a couple of important appts and I need to get myself in the right frame of mind: Today, I am the boss. Its my money and my business these guys require so in essence, they’re being interviewed.
This is quite key for me to remember as anyone who knows me knows how laid back I am but today I can’t be that. I must think of my customers and what they’ll require of me in the quality of my apparel and label. I must also get d right bargain for my investors too.
Thinking of mindsets, I am reminded now of a lady on my garment construction course who said to me: “what if you don’t like sewing or the business doesn’t work?”. I was startled and a little irritated at that question however it was a valid one. The difference between me and her was ‘our mindset’- I have set my mind on creating a label, starting my own business, studying all that I could possibly muster and make it successful! It had not crossed my mind there was a choice to not make it. The only option in my head was to make it a successful label and thank God for everything so far, its all ticking along.
Some may say I am not being realistic, I disagree. The fact that I am putting in place all that will make this work shows I have considered what could go wrong and therefore working to ensure it all goes well. However, I will not sit and worry or spend a minute to be negative. Instead, I will use that energy and brain cell to figure out great plan and ideas.
So as we go into this new week, I encourage you to be positive, have the right mindset and work towards great success!
Catch you later!
Location: Kelvinbridge Station, Glasgow
Wardrobe Essential: Toms shoes
Why we love it: It’s casual, yet sophisticated; we love the light tweed button-up top (RW&Co) paired with the cozy cardigan (H&M), and the loose tie that says “not too serious” (Marc Jacobs). Top it off with a pair of jeans and comfy lace-up shoes (Toms) and you’ve got a great look for any fashion conscious guy on the go!
Hello beautiful people!
You may have picked up from my first post that I do have something for formal wear. With a full-time job, most people spend more time at work than at home so if I am going to splash a little on clothes, work wear comes on top for me.
I am a firm believer in dressing for the role you’re aiming for not for where you are – so I can’t see any reason why any woman’s formal wardrobe should be dowdy.
We all know clothes speaks volumes about us and in some circumstances it could affect our demeanour. If you’re wearing an outfit that accentuates the right parts of your figure, you feel confident and your walk speaks the same language. And if you feel good about yourself, then you’ll attract that from other people.
So am I alone in feeling this way? Would you put much effort into your work wear? Are there particular pieces that work for you more than other?
For me, I love my soft tops and fitted shirts with smart tailored trousers or skirts. I might have been in a cut throat environment but I am still a woman and want to be sexy 🙂
I would love to hear from you, so tell me about your favourite pieces of clothing for work.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who’s visited my blog since its launch on Monday and much love for your kind comments and encouragement. It’s an honour to know that you find my story inspiring and it really gives more oil to keep my wheels rolling.
This has been one hectic week, not for running from one fashion show to the other but just getting the label ready. I feel like I’ve had 2 weeks without a break for me – it’s all good. I said it before, when you find something you love, you can truly just wear yourself out at it. That said, today I needed to rest J and I’m not quite sure I got that rest.
Anyway, yesterday I did get to attend the Jalouse Fashion Rocks event, held at the very plush Mayfair night club of the same name; Jalouse. Music was live and awesome by a band called Auction for the Promise Club. The event featured four designers; Hanako Narahira, Jonathan Liang, Rajadano and Jessica Day who for me created the most memorable piece of the evening; a corset made of Lego blocks! I think my friend got a picture of it so I’ll upload once I have a copy. (Note to self; don’t attend a catwalk without a uber fast camera!!!)
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Another major event this week was meeting up with friend/adviser /business partner – meeting went fantastic! hallelujah! I think this deserves a whole post dedicated to it so I’ll do that at a later date. We all need to know what to expect and prepare for at such meetings even when you have a cordial relationship with your possible investor.
Fabrics, fabrics and even more fabrics – I have been lost in fabrics this week. I have taken photos and swatches, touched, felt and pictured the fabrics on my customers and yet undecided which ones will go in the final collection. I wonder if there is an easier way to work with fabrics. When I draw a sketch, I have an idea what the material should be but then you get to see loads of different fabric designs, material and then its pick and mix; design v fabric v colour. I know these things take time and maybe I just need to be a little more patient with myself; as I already know it’s better to get it right a little later rather than get to market quick with a whole load of stuff I’m not 100% sure about.
One final update for the night – my friend’s asked me to design an item for her!!! How exciting is that? My first custom-made piece, yeah! I am really looking forward to this experience, she is a beautiful woman with a fantastic figure – this will be so much fun!
And on that note, it’s good night from me!
All the fashionistas in the world where probably jumping up and down of joy this morning when Swedish budget clothing chain H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be with none other than the classic French brand Lanvin.
Previous designers which have done collections for the swedish store includes ; Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld and Sonia Rykiel among others.
The collection will be released in November this year.