Oxblood: The Key Colour Trend of AW12

It cannot be argued that the colour of A/W 12 is red. For menswear, the shade of the season (mentioned in a previous post) is berry. The womenswear equivalent is richer, darker and more seductive… Say hello to oxblood obsession!…

Brand Spotlight: Topshop’s AW12 Range

…Someone asked me the other day what my favourite brand is. It took me a millisecond to reply, because my favourite brand is, and has always been, TOPSHOP. They then asked me why. I said: “I admire Topshop; not only…

The Best Thing About Winter is the Fashion

What I love about winter clothes is being able to snuggle up in comfy knits and layers. Yesterday I went to Leeds to buy my outfit for my cousin’s wedding (coming up in a future post) and also to start…

Why The Snowman John Lewis Christmas Advert Rocks

I know that Christmas is coming when all the retailers’ advertisements start to be broadcast on TV. For most people, the first sign of Christmas is seeing the Coca-Cola ‘Holidays are Coming’ ad featuring the usual moving, illuminated Coca-Cola lorry,…

SS13 Key Womenswear Styles

Following on from the S/S 13 trend report in the previous two posts, I just wanted to discuss key styles that will be in fashion for women next season. So, the first is the bomber jacket. Whether it’s a sporty…

SS13 Trend Focus: The Story of Now

This is an extension of the previous post, just because I had so much information and images that I didn’t want to bombard you with it all at once! The second key trend focus of SS13 is The Story of Now:   …

SS13 Trend Focus: Wonderlab

It’s that time of year again where we look at womenswear trends for S/S 13! I’ve decided to do it in report form for a change, with two parts. So, bear with me, as there’s a lot of information! When researching…

What is Sentimental Fashion and How Does it Empower Us?

‘My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful’ – Abram L. Urban. It is important to dream. Without a dream, there is…