When I started designing clothing my main goal was to design pieces that could be layered and worn time and time again, no matter what the temperature was outside. I was sick of buying garments just to buy garments.
Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I showed up as a student ready to take on the city. I did take on the city, especially when I first came. I don't think I slept for three months! I made incredible friends and met the love of my life. Who would have thought a girl from the Midwest, Middle America would find herself spending 10 years of her life with you, London. Leaving my friends behind in the States was no easy task.
Let's talk about Sas & Yosh. These ladies are just so cool! We met via instagram and before I met them in real life, I knew they were my kind of girls. And I was so right! Sarah and Yoshie, have their own distinct style. It's not like anything you've seen before. From beautiful wallpapers, to t-shirts, to illustrating books, the design duo works effortlessly to bring their imaginative designs to life for all of us to enjoy! As they say, they are a beautiful mix of Japanese and British imaginative eccentricity and this couldn't agree more.
I'm a sucker for a wrap dress. I just can't get enough of them. Now I must say though, if you don't buy the right wrap dress for your body shape it can go all wrong. Not every wrap dress is suited for the same person. For example, I have what you may call a big rack, yes I am blessed in the boobage area, so I wouldn't go for a dress that would have me spilling out. I would want a bit more coverage so I am comfortable and not constantly starting at my own chest. Now if you are wanting a wrap dress that is a bit more sexy and want to show your amazing cleavage, do it!!!!
Change. For some of us change is exciting, for others it's the most terrifying thing you could ever experience. I believe that change can bring new life, a breathe of fresh air, new ideas, new friends, and new experiences. Now this is not to say change isn't fucking scary. It is. Not knowing the future and how it will all play out is honestly a leap of faith.
I met Alice last year at Studio B Fashion's (Bethany) launch party. I didn't know anyone when I walked in, but I very quickly starting mingling and became fast friends with Alice from Krait London. She was so easy to talk too and we also had matching shaved heads. We were total badasses!!!! Alice is a beautiful woman inside and out. She values people and the planet and proves this through her brand. She values individuality and also shows this through her designs. Paving the way in sustainability for those behind her, Alice is a living example of how she wants those around her to start living, value the world around you, value those around you and always be the individual you are.
I'm keeping this weeks wishlist short and sweet. Every single piece I've included this week is something I would wear over and over again. When looking for new items to add to my wardrobe I always think in outfits. I like to see how I can piece things together or think about how these items would fit in well with what I have already.
Today I am so excited to have Judith form Maison Archives with me for a styling session. Judith is probably one of the most stylish women I know. She truly has her own sense of style and stays true to her style too.
Who here doesn't like to dance? If you don't, I will literally categorise you as looney! Now I understand some of you can't dance. You have no rhythm, but I say who cares! Dance to your own damn beat. Dancing is a form of self-expression, a way to let go and just be free!!!!! When I dance I feel alive and amazing. There is nothing better than hearing the beat of the music and closing your eyes and just letting go. It's truly beautiful.
How do you accessorise when you have a mohawk? Well big ass earrings of course!!!!! Why not accentuate my already crazy Einstein hair with earrings! I say go big or go home! When it comes to earrings I want a pair that are super special and have lovely lovely creators behind them. There's something so amazing about knowing the story behind the brand. And if my purchase can keep a small brand going, then I will gladly support!