May 8, 2017

Blog Off… Tommy Dorfman at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

I haven’t done one of these for a LONG time, but there ain’t no better time to bring back Blog Off than with this rather, erm, standout look from Tommy Dorfman – star of the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.

I absolutely salute anyone brave enough to express themselves through their wardrobe like this. His Vivienne Westwood blazer/pantaloons combo is enough to raise a few eyebrows, let alone those men’s, yes, MENS glitter boots from DSquared2.

What a combo!

But what do some other blogger/stylist mates think? Scroll down to see…

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*THE CHIC GEEK*

This is a tale of two halves. The top, boxy jacket with big shoulders is very where we are, right now, when it comes to tailoring. It’s all about a power shoulder thanks to Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga. The skirt/short I could live without, but the boots are pretty amazing and perfectly appropriate for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Rock needs some glam again!

*STEVIE B STYLE*

Anyone who chooses to dress so outside the box will always get a nod of approval from me, however cray cray. He’s a beautiful man, and good for him expressing himself in such an OTT way. Would I chose to style him this way? No. But good for him!

*LORNA LUXE*

Love a grid print, but 99% of people would get sectioned if they wore this in public!

 

What do YOU think?

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May 3, 2017

The unexpected Met Gala best dressed…

I’VE FINALLY DECIDED THAT THESE SEVEN STARS ARE THE WINNERS FROM THE MET GALA MADNESS!

Probably the most anticipated red carpet of the year for the fashion industry. And the most creative for the celebrities and their stylists.

YES, there is always a theme – this year it was Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garcons so think avant-garde amazingness - but they are always so broad, giving the stars license to go crazy with their looks.

We’ve all ogled over the red carpet pictures, I have multiple times, and there were a few ‘slebs that did it for me (minus Rihanna, of course. She wins). And this is why…

*ZOE KRAVITZ IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA*

Ordinarily it would be a NO to this much pink Duchess satin, but what with the REAL black flowers – yes REAL, as a nod to Comme, Zoe’s hair and makeup and the dramatics of the cape, this is a YES YES BLOODY YESSSSS!

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*CAROLINE KENNEDY IN ARCHIVE COMME DES GARCONS*

Jackie O’s daughter to you and I, and an honorary chair of the ball. I totally salute her bravery, passion for the theme and courage and confidence to wear this dress. It’s not the most flattering piece, but it’s a statement, and totally in keeping with the theme. She does have arms though, right?

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*AYMELINE VALADE IN MARNI*

I couldn’t let the Met go past without talking about a power suit, but I wasn’t expecting to fall so deeply in love with one! This French model and actress completely stole the show for me. I’m OBSESSED with this look on her. The colour! The clashing! The embellishment! The hair! The red lip! Oh it’s just TOOOOOO good!

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*AMY FINE COLLINS IN THOM BROWNE*

Amy, a ‘special correspondent’ to Vanity Fair (not entirely sure what a special corespondent is or does), chose this insanely amazing Thom Browne gown. But it was her severeness – hair, makeup, facial features – that really made me take notice. But back to the dress… OH. MY. GODDDDD. Now THIS is a piece. I can’t even put into words how much I love it! It, and she, is just… mesmerising!

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*TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IN COMME DES GARCONS*

The ‘Black-ish’ star was one of my favourites of the night for obvious reasons. You’d think all the huge stars would have delved into the Comme Des Garcons archive, but clearly not! Leave it Tracee! The blue is great on her, and the sculptural cut is amazing…

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*ZENDAYA IN DOLCE & GABBANA ALTA MODA COUTURE*

This little firecracker has been on my fashion radar for some time now, she ALWAYS looks amazing (thanks to her mega stylist, Law Roach – also responsible for Celine Dion’s uber style switch up of late). This gown is SO statement, so ‘look at me’, so fabulous! It’s a bit more romantic than the theme in question, but still, what a look!

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*PRIYANKA CHOPRA IN CUSTOM RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION*

She looks like a really chic, fabulous, dramatic undercover agent. Who isn’t undercover at all. But really wearing one of the most, in fact THE most epic trench coat! BRAVO, PRIYANKA!

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April 20, 2017

Cruising in stripes…

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{DISCLOSURE} Before you go hunting for this top on ASOS, it’s womens, and actually a t-shirt dress.

{DISCLOSURE 2} I never considered myself the nautical stripes kinda person until I saw this top.

I’ve just been on a cruise holiday for Mummy G’s 60th birthday, and I wanted a statement, camp, ‘first day on boat’ novelty striped something, and I ended up loving it more than I thought!

Also, I’ve always lived by the rule that you should never wear horizontal stripes if you’re over sample size. This top smashed that rule into pieces. So, ignore me.

I don’t look too round, do I?

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This holiday saw a few firsts for me: wearing white on a beach, eating three rounds of toast before midday, drinking 5 frozen Miami Vices before 1pm, wearing stripes and meaning it.

It will still remain one of those eye-rolling trends for me though – ‘nautical’ ALWAYS comes round every year.

Predictable fashion maybe, but not for me!

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April 5, 2017

Pineapples got me again…

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I just can’t get enough. I’ve literally gone pineapple mad.

Don’t get me wrong, flamingos still have my heart, but there’s something about pineapples…

So far I’ve got: pineapple shaped candles, candles that smell like pineapples, big gold china pineapples, glass bowls in the shape of pineapples, trousers/shirts/tees with pineapple prints.

And then THIS, my latest pineapple conquest from River Island (get it here). I’m going on a cruise next week, and this is coming with me!

In other news, here are some pineapple things next on my list…

 

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March 19, 2017

Dorateymur’s AW17 elephant heels…

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OH MY ACTUAL GOD! Heels. That are elephants. Elephant heels.

Have you ever seen anything so amazing?

I haven’t. THANKS DORATEYMUR.

But once again, none for us men. And I’ll put money on the fact I won’t be getting these in a size 11!

Tank magazine’s fashion director, Caroline Issa alerted me to these on Instagram a few weeks ago…

 

 

The London-trained shoe designer, Dora Teymur, launched his line 2012, full of sculptural shapes that became style stars’ favourites.

Easy to see why, huh?

Any elephant fans out there? THESE ARE THE SHOES FOR YOU!

And now you can pre-order over on Moda Operandi – HERE

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Get these white pumps HERE

Also, while I’m here, I’m helping support the March For Giants campaign – to help save elephants. Find out more here. 

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Shop the new season here…

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March 13, 2017

5 reasons why I love Raf Simons…

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1. I got my first piece when I graduated from University… I remember it vividly – my dad took me to Harrods and bought me the most amazing oversized hoodie with a cut out at the back, and a print put in its place. From Raf’s summer 2004 collection. I still have it.

2. He interned for Walter van Beirendonck in the early ’90s. It was Walter who took him to see his first fashion show which inspired him to want to do it himself. I LOVE WVB!

3. Guaranteed to always find something statement in any of his collections.

4. This shirt. The best thing I’ve had on my back for a LONG time. (Above and below at Harvey Nichols)

5. The SS17 collection that this shirt is from: more incredible oversized pieces, emblazoned with the late photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe’s dark, moody photographs. An exceptional offering of menswear. (Shop more below)

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