I don’t quite know what it is, but as soon as July hits I get an instant urge to start preparing for my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe, when really I should be starting to enjoy the summer weather that has taken so long to arrive (or at least in Glasgow anyway). This year has been no different and I am extremely keen to start pulling together outfits for next season, especially since there are so many trends that I can’t wait to try out.
The trends for Autumn/ Winter vary from designer to designer. We saw masculinity and androgyny at Chanel last fashion week, a take on different eras: the forties and the sixties at Miu Miu and Prada respectively but my favourite trend has to be the comeback of 90s grunge and the use of harder fabrics such as leathers and glossy pvc, rougher edges through the use of studs and spikes, giving fashion a domintarix spin.
The main statements I’m hoping to implement into my look next season is simplistic make-up, using bold colours on my lips such as purple and black, crosses will be the print/shape I will definitely be trying out with maybe some feathers a la Ungaro, sheer tights, grungy knits with plenty of rips and holes, armour jewellery… the list goes on
Take a look below at some of my fashion inspiration for next season, can’t wait to start rolling out the trends….
What are you’re favourite trends for AW11 and what inspires you? Tellus
Ladies, it’s time to tone up those tummies because the crop top trend is here to stay. Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections by Haakan, Chanel and Rachel Comey, the designers made the look their own in very different ways; Haakan in tough long-sleeved leather, Chanel with sheer panels and minimalist monochrome for Rachel Comey. So you better start those sit-ups girls if you want to be in with the fashion ‘it’ crowd this summer…
The A- listers have also been putting their very own style stamp on the trend, with some going all out and flashing the flesh, whilst others keep it subtle.
Ever the body confident Rihanna dared to bare both her midriff and perfect pins at the launch of her perfume waaay back in February. She paired the look with elongating nude platforms-see the never-ending legs are probably just an illusion, bet she’s got stumps like the rest of us…
On any normal person I’m sure this get-up would look frankly, well ridiculous, but on Daisy Lowe, it just works. It maybe the Versace credentials that makes this Aztec Print crop top and colourful high-waisted skirt combo look great, it maybe Daisy’s quirky style that pulls it off but it’s probably just the fact that she’s a gorgeous model.
Kelly Rowland flaunts her fab abs at the X Factor auditions in this colour pop crop top by Twenty8Twelve, and who can blame her with the hours she must have put in at the gym for a tummy as toned as that!
For us mere mortals that may not be as body confident as some of our favourite celebs, a great way to get the look and still keep covered up is by teaming your crop top with a high-waisted knee-length skirt like Daisy’s or trousers. Why not head over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Pink Crop Top. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this sexy leather crop top is anything but rainbows and butterflies. Designed by Flik Hall, her work “embodies contemporary luxury, synonymous with edgy restraint” by combining interesting and contrasting fabrics – check her out today!
Karl Lagerfeld, best known for being creative director at three of the biggest fashion houses in fashion: Chanel, Fendi and his own label has made diet coke the new must have accessory.
The design is quintessentially directed towards us lovely ladies, with stars,dots and stripes on the pink and white bottles (seen below). However, we wont be able to get our hands on this new accessory until at least June. This is the second ‘collection’ Lagerfeld has designed for the limited edition bottle of diet coke and his predecessors included Marni and Roberto Cavalli.
Who would have thought fizzy juice could be so stylish?! Great idea don’t you think? TellusFashion are also loving the little Lagerfeld on the side too!
images courtesy of www.flickr.com
Ladies of Glasgow, our wishes may have just came true… carrying a REAL designer handbag will no longer be an unrealistic dream because I have found the solution to our problem – Kennedy Purple.
Kennedy Purple is an online company based in Glasgow. Its one of a kind to Scotland and allows us lucky fashionistas to snap up the must have designer pieces at an affordable rental cost. The great thing is having such a varied amount to choose from. That way we can pretend we are super rich and have the best accessories in Glasgow. What a fantastic idea to break the market in Glasgow and we love Kennedy Purple here at TellusFashion!
I spoke to two of the girls from Kennedy Purple to find out more about the company, Joanne Halley (JH) – CEO of Kennedy Purple and Victoria McFadyen (VM) who is the Marketing Assistant!
So Kennedy Purple is a rental company for designer handbags. Where did it all start?
JH: The company launched in 2009, and our new, and re-designed website went live in February this year.Of course we want Kennedy Purple to be the best it can be so we took on board feedback from our users to improve the site and we’re really pleased with the results.
I started the company after hearing about bag rental in the film ‘Sex and the City’, and loved the idea. I think all women deserve a bit of luxury but not all of us can afford designer pieces much as we would like to, so renting is an ideal alternative and means that people can chop and change as much as they like.
What do you do at Kennedy Purple? What are the perks of your job and what excites you most about working for them?
VM: I’m the marketing assistant at Kennedy Purple but because I’m in my final year of university I’m really just blogging for the company at the moment (http://mskennedypurple.blogspot.com/). The perks are definitely a different designer item every fortnight and a super friendly boss – you don’t get many of them these days! Because it’s a new company I’ve loved spreading the word and watching people get really excited about this innovative idea. It’s hard to spread the word about an online only company so it’s been an exciting challenge to try do something different for the company.
What is the most popular bag on the site?
Our Chanel piece is the most popular, closely followed by the purple Alexander McQueen Elvie bag. Both gorgeous and super-luxurious!
Are a lot of people interested in renting designer bags in Glasgow? Why do you think this is?
As the company is online, we can rent to anyone in the UK. The feedback from people in Glasgow, and outwith has been great. I think renting does offers many a more realistic alternative to buying a designer piece. Buying a designer bag in particular is a big investment and renting allows you to try before you buy, or just have an endless variety of pieces rather than spending all your money on one then feeling like you have to use it all the time to justify the spend.
If you had to choose a bag to rent from the site this season what one would it be and why?
The gold Mulberry Alexa! Only 40 were made and we were so lucky to snap one up. It’s a perfect size for everyday use and brightens up any outfit. With the summer growing ever closer as well, I’ve got my eye on the Angel Jackson Bright Rio bag because it’s a perfect day to night bag.
Is there a lot of competition for this kind of business in Glasgow?
In Glasgow, there is no competition that we are aware of but there are other sites in the UK.
Are you based online or is there a store that enables consumers to go along and see the bags for themselves?
At the moment we’re an online only company. We recently revamped the website so it’s looking great! We’ve spoken about doing pop up shops before though to let people touch the bags so keep your eyes peeled!
What is the product offering on the site? Is it solely bags or do you offer other designer goods for rental?
No we rent jewellery and accessories as well which are perfect for special events. There’s plenty of statement pieces to choose from to make your designer experience complete.
Thanks to Kennedy Purple! What a great little business they have and I know I will making a list of gorgeous accessories to rent out very soon!
Go check out this amazing company at: www.kennedypurple.com or click on the pictures above for a direct link to the wonderous accessories at Kennedy Purple
Images Courtesy of Kennedy Purple
Pretty weird short film about boutique mannequins… pretty models none the less!