Thursday, 29 January 2015

MUI MUI Show Review


I've have always loved Muicca Pradas take on ugly chic and this show was no exception. Although the shapes wear quite masculine, boxy shorts and shirts, capes and tailored coats, the prints were vintage and quirky, slightly a grannyish but really cool. My must haves from the collection are definitely the black crocodile cape and every single pair of shoes!

So many couture shows!!!!

Let's start with Dior...

Perspex raincoats, printed jumpsuits, colourful stripes and thigh high boots all made for an excitingly modern Dior Couture show by Raf Simons. I liked that he used similar shapes to last years how but made them new and refreshing through his use of print and bright colours. My favourite look is definitely the last one I've shown. The mix of the black with multi-coloured stripes and the cinched in waist with a full skirt is just perect!

Next Jacquemus...

This Prefall collection is definitely a serious side of the brightly coloured Jacquemus shows that we usually see. Not that that's a bad thing, I actually love the muted colour palette of navy, black, white and grey which beautifully contrast the wacky and unique cut of the clothes. 


I can't believe I'm about to write these words but I really didn't like the Chanel Couture show... There were a few amazing pieces like the black outfits towards the end especially the mesh top skirt combination that can be seen above. There a few tops I liked, such as the purple and blue bandeau top in the collage but apart from that I was a fan. I thought it was overly dramatic, the visors didn't really work for me and what are those shoes?

More to come later...

Lots of love,
Tiana x

Friday, 16 January 2015

Happy Birthday Kate

In case your instagram isn't full of Kate Moss Dedication posts (like mine) here's a few of my favourite Kate Moss photos in celebration of her 41st birthday.

It's so hard choosing my favourite pictures of kate but I think I managed to get most of them.

Tiana x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

100 Years of Fashion

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years :)
As my first post of 2015 and I am going to share with you all the most amazing book that I received from my Aunt as a Christmas present.

It starts from the early 1900s documenting the century which showed the largest transformation of women's fashion. I LOVE the cover of Audrey Hepburn, unfortunately I can't find where it says the photographer of this image.

I cannot imagine wearing a corset like this every day but in the beginning of the twentieth century the ideal body shape was achieved by wearing a corset which pushed your boobs forward, your bum backwards and gave you a tiny waist. 
Evening dress by Premet 1925
Madeleine Vionnet Evening Dresses 1938
I love these dresses by Vionnet mainly because they could be walk down the runway today and nobody would question that they were created over 70 years ago.
Elsa Schiaparelli  Lobster Dress 1937
The best thing about this book is that it shows you such a massive range of designers and how they influenced trends at the time. Schiaparelli created the Lobster Dress in collaboration with surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Their goal was to show that there is no difference between art and fashion except that fashion should be worn.
Dinner Dress by Christian Dior
Evening Gowns by Jacques Fath
Evening Gown by Dior 1952
The 'New Look' section of the book was all about the change of utilitarian, practical styles forced on the world as a result of WW2 to the trend termed the 'New Look' which was all about abundance, wealth and expensive fabric. Started by Christian Dior, his lavish use of costly materials shocked the those who were still used the rationing. The trend enticed those who longed for the return of feminine clothing; this started what turned the 50s into the so called Golden Age of Couture. This is one of my favourite eras of fashion, only just beaten by the 60s. I love the glamour the evening gowns, the intricate beading and the weeks of time and effort put into one gown.
Twiggy 1966
In the late 50s teenagers were first recognized as a social group who didn't want dress the same as their mothers. Teen angst films such as 'Rebel Without a Cause' (1955) and music idols like Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly began to influence fashion, consequently turned the 60s into a 'Youthquake'.
Mary Quant 1964
Mary Quant, is in my opinion, one of the most innovative designers ever. She was a figurehead of the mod movement in the 60s and is one of the designers who claimed to have invented the mini skirt. Whether she invented it or not, she definitely turned it into a wardrobe essential. She made make up fun and exciting, developing lines of glittery nail varnish. Lingerie became sexy and outgoing rather than stuffy and traditional as it was before. Without Mary Quant there would've been no shift dresses, go-go boots, psychedelic prints or mini skirts, all of which were must have items in the 60s.

Hotpants, UK 1975
Yves Saint Laurent, Trousers suit 1967 Safari suit 1969
Janis Joplin at Woodstock 1969

Vivienne Westwood 1977 (aka one of the coolest people who's ever lived)
Madonna 1984
Elizabeth Hurley in Versace 1994
Chanel 1995
Alexander McQueen 1999

WOw I can't believe I wrote so much but seriously this book is amazing and I had to share just part of its awesomeness!

Lots of love,

Tiana x

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Urban Outfitters not only sells amazing clothes, you can also buy the coolest and most unique gifts from there. UO is perfect for Christmas shopping because there is so much variety that there is something for everyone.

For the 90s Kid: Kurt Cobain: the Last Session £28
A book featuring some of Kurt Cobain's final interviews and photoshoots. Perfect for that friend who never quite got over grunge.

For the Cat Lover:  Grow Your Own Cat £4
Cat Face Mug £12
As a cat lover, I'd love either of these presents.

For the Fashionista: Choupette, The Fashion Cat Lover £12.96
If you know who Choupette is, you will understand how amazing this book is.

For the Coffee Addict: Coffee Notes 3D Notepad £7.99

For the Person who got way too into Breaking Bad: Heinsenberg Travel Mug £15

For the Young At Heart: Extreme Spot the Difference £14.99

For Everyone: Unicorn Mask £30
I can't think of anyone who would enjoy this amazing/kind of creepy gift

Hope you all have fun Christmas Shopping and if I don't post before Christmas, I wish all you a Merry Christmas!

Lots of love,
Tiana x

Saturday, 29 November 2014

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world"- MarilynMonroe

1. I have been wanting a pair of faux fur sandals for soooo long and these nude ones from Public Desire are gorgeous!
Public Desire £24.99
2. These black slides are perfect for casual but also chic look during winter. I'd probably pair them with a pair of black jeans or trousers
Nasty Gal £55.95
3. These would probably kill my feet if I wore them for more than 10 minutes but gosh they are beautiful
River Island  £50
4. Ugh these Jeffrey Campbell pumps are perfect. I love the chunky heel, plus the platform probably makes them super comfy!
Lavish Alice £135 
5. Thigh high boots have a reputation for being street corner slutty but if worn the right way I think they can be sexy and classy.
Asos £42
6. Adidas superstars are the trainers that everyone has at the moment and I want them too! They're so easy and simple to integrate into your wardrobe and they go with everything
Office £61.99
7. I can't decide whether these shoes are tacky or amazing but either way they look like great party shoes
Topshop  £50
8. I love these sort of doc martens from Asos and for only £20 they're an absolute bargain!
Asos £20

Lots of love,
Tiana x
There are sooo many shoes I want yet I have so little money to buy them :(
Oh well I can always dream <3

Monday, 24 November 2014

"So I started hanging out with Rayanne Graff. Just for fun. Just ’causeit seemed like if I didn’t I would die ... or something

My So Called Life quite possibly had been one of the greatest teenage tv shows if only it hadn't been prematurely cancelled after just one season. Although it didn't last long, the few episodes that were made were so full of drama I could watch it over and over and still be just as glued to the screen as the first times watched it.

Most people who watch the show cling to Angela Chase, the main character. A saint in most ways who's looking for some excitement in her 15 year old life. Like others, I connected with Angela and pretty much understood everything she went through (from boy trouble to friendship changes to parents just suddenly getting on your nerves no matter what either of you do). But for me, Rayanne Graff is the name that will probably still influence the person I am 20 years from now.

 Rayanne is the not so social drinker who is given the title 'most slut potential' by her classmates, and proud of it! Even though Rayanne was a little but 'troubled' she really was a great person. Fearless, loyal and outgoing. All of these are words that describe not only her fiery personality but also her outrageous fashion choices. 

A mishmash of piled on layers of checked shirts, teeny bralets and tonnessss of accessories. Although Rayanne never directly spoke a out fashion, she clearly cared about how she looked. Details of her hair and accessories were constantly changing through out a single day and she pulled off such a free spirited semi-ugly look that is only possible when you're still young and care-free.

Style Tips From Rayanne

Hats are always a good idea
Especially if they're covered in gold beads and sequins ;p

Tie Dye t-shirts will never go out of fashion

Opaque tights in every colour are a must

Colour hair clippings and elastic bands spice up any hair style
Candy is the ultimate accessory 
Why not take flannel shirts to the next level but wearing one which is knee length
This photo pretty much sums up Rayanne, mismatched prints, oversized clothes and a crazy hat

Although her style isn't always tasteful, I admire Rayanne's brave outfit choices and outrageous personality.

Lots of love,
Tiana x

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