Monday, 22 April 2013

P.S. I Luv Uber

It wasn’t so long ago I wrote to Uberluv, asking to feature as a Stylist/Personal Shopper and shortly after receiving that much wanted response, I couldn’t help but jot down those two day’s in my diary.

May 20th - 21st that all-important time had finally come. Walking through Southampton Town Centre, entering the Marland, before stepping upon some shiny escalators – I arrive at RE:SO (a shop run by Southampton Solent students) and turning towards the second room, I was finally there; Uberluv host their first pop-up store – I felt as though I had died and gone to heaven.
When you first walk in, you can’t help but dance to the heavy beats being played by the DJ.  Although the sounds are far from good, their clothing literally takes your breath away; dying down the volume and creating nothing other than background music.

Their new collection called ‘Hustler’ literally makes me want to sing part of ‘Pass the Courvoisier’ lyrics by Buster Rhymes: “I’m a hustler baby”, this line really brings freshness to a whole new level; black/white t-shirts, with vivid images, will make anyone stand out of the crowd and can be snapped up for a mere  £20 . The d├ęcor of the store pulls the entire look/feel; grey slate coloured walls with bare wooden floorboards, high white crown ceiling mouldings gives a ray of excellence but teamed with suspending t-shirts/snapbacks, incarcerated in a square cage creates the drama needed. You really get the feeling of two paths entwining into one; London Brick Lane, meets Southampton - Uber-chic.  

As I Scan through the area even more so, before drawing my attention to ‘Candy crush’ a white base t-shirt with hues of hot pinks, bubble gum blues, muffins, ice cream cones, flowers and guns gives an ideology of the world’s most loved/hated objects - the customers however, seem to love this t-shirt; proving to be the object of everyone’s affection, myself included.

It wasn’t all about sales though that day; there was live music, art, gift bags and a charity box for British Heart foundation. This company has a huge heart and likes to give something back; similar to their stay fresh hood with silk rose lining, they are keeping it fresh and real!

Whether you were lucky enough to visit the event or not, you can have the same experience by visiting www.uberluv.com or following their twitter @uberluvP.S. I Love Uber, because memories are best shared!










 

 


Quirky snapbacks arrangements, gives a  hipster feel
 

Hustler t-shirt on the far right and candy displayed gives it a naughty but sweet look
 
 



It was a busy day, but Uberluv and I are still smiling

 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE?

 
There is no question about it - Sarah Burton is an exceptional designer, who's not only recognised for the exquisite craftsmanship, but also for Kate Middleton's Wedding dress. And her latest collection "Queen Bee” has made her a well-deserved Royalty in the fashion world.

We first see the models power walk onto the runway; they are strong and the garments equally as tough. Wearing honeycomb embellishments, oval lamp-shade looking hats, stiff mesh skirts and boots, giving an entity of a cutting edge look. Throughout the show, there is a hard, yet soft balance - a brilliant combination of sweet and sticky - honey; I'm in Love with this sticky sensation.

So whether you have been stung by a Bee or not, this Spring/Summer "Queen Bee" collection will ensure you experience a sting like no other - Ouch hot....


 
                     Alexander McQueen 2013 show

 

                             Alexander McQueen backstage







Alexander McQueen 2013 Campaign


Images found on http://www.alexandermcqueen.co.uk/alexandermcqueen/en_GB

Friday, 5 April 2013

BLACK OR WHITE


It has often been said that “black is timeless”, but with time literally changed (on Easter); making us time-less by an hour - this Spring/Summer, remember spring-forward for this year’s new fashion-forward trend - it's as plain as black and white.

The late Michael Jackson may have said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”, but fashion designers have focused on the theme; making black and white the greatest hit on the runway.  Whether it’s Vertical/horizontal, dogtooth, plain or checked - it fits all shapes and sizes.


                                                              
BALMAIN S/S 2013

BALMAIN S/S 2013
 

STELLA McCARTNEY S/S 2013




LOUIS VUITTON S/S 2013



CHANEL S/S 2013




CHANEL S/S 2013


MARC JACOB S/S 2013


MARC JACOB S/S 2013
 

 All images found on www.style.com

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

ANY CHANCE FOR A DANCE

Looking “ruff” has never looked so good

This Spring/Summer runway has given a hair-raising show; adding a spin and twist with ravishing ruffles – any chance for a dance!

Whether you are left footed or not, take the right step and invest in a bit of ruffle….

GIVENCHY S/S 2013 
Look ultra-cool, in this ice blue one sleeved Givenchy dress - put your hands together.
 

GIVENCHY S/S 2013
                                       Tomboy with a twist of feminine; a perfect blend.

GUCCI S/S 2013  
                                      Gucci goes pretty-funky in the fuchsia pink dress.

GUCCI S/S 2013
                        But also opt for a  touch of innocence, with this clean pure white dress.

MULBERRY S/S 2013
  Fresh and minty never looked so cool with this effortless look - Mulberry has taken my breath away.

CHLOE S/S 2013
                              This peachy one shoulder dress by Chloe has perked me right up.

RALPH LAUREN S/S 2013
                             Raulph lauren kept it simple and dropped the waist for a bit of ruffle.

FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO S/S 2013
 
   And Francesco Scognamiglio dropped it even further; sweeping the floor with this sheer gown.



All images used from http://www.style.com/