Monday, 30 September 2013

John Galliano Spring/Summer 2014 Paris Fashion Week

There's been a lot of different opinions about the John Galliano show a few days ago but I personally thought it was just perfect. Some people have said that Bill Gattyen, the brave designer who took over when Galliano was fired, made an unnatural and mechanical collection but I completely disagree.
I love the bold neon colours, perfect for summer, the laser cut flowers and the cartoonish feel the collection had.
Gattyen will never be able to do what Galliano has before, but maybe that's a good thing... He's doing something new and if anything else it's definitely got everyone talking about him.
Oh and I really want a pair of shoes like these!

Lots of love,
Tiana x

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Arboreal Art- Raw Color & MKGK

Most of you probably don't know what arboreal means; don't worry, neither did most of my class when it were told that was the theme for our second art project. Arboreal means of or relating to trees.
For my art course, we're expected to do a lot of independent research so I've been trying to find some interesting artist to get some inspiration from and I discovered a wonderful piece called 'Temporary Trees' created by Dutch artists Raw Color and MKGK.

 The 'Temporary Trees' are a series of images which show the models throwing objects such as balloons, translucent scarves and strips of paper into the air to recreate the leaves on a tree. I love how the models make up the trunk of the tree, it suggests that trees are essential to use- they make up our core. I was literally just wowed when I saw these pictures and just had to share it with you guys. What do you think of this piece of art?
Lots of Love,
Tiana x

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Ostwald Helgason

Otswald Helgason (I know it's quite a mouthful) is a fashion line based in London founded by designers Susanne Otswald and Ingvar Helgason.

For me, it's one of those brands where I think, "If I was rich, I'd shop there all the time." 
They mix modern prints with different textures and shapes, each garment is unique and so fresh. 

I love the graphic prints and how colourful and young the collection is; that last dress is my favourite <3
What do you guys think?
Lots of love,
Tiana x

Friday, 27 September 2013

Bye, bye Summer, hello Autumn!

Even though these past few weeks phase been all about Sprin/Summer 2014, Autumn is upon so I think we all need a quick refresher of some trends. I think Autumn is my favourite season; I love to see the leaves turn orange and yellow and it's warm but not so hot that you just want to be naked all of the time /:
I'm not really a massive fan of trends in general. It's quite asinine telling people what prints and colours shapes that they should be wearing. I hath ink you should use trends just as a foundation of your outfits but stills twist them and make them your own. Or just forget trends all together whatever.

My favourite trend is definitely tartan prints- I'm obsessed: 

I'm so happy it's in fashion so I can wear it as often as I want!
I'm not a massive fan of just wearing pink but I definitely think it's a fun way to add some colour to winter instead of just wearing typical colours like black, grey and plum.
I also love oversized coats but unfortunately I can't afford the ones from Stella McCartney that I really want but I got a perfect alternative at a charity shop for only £18.

Another thing that I need in my wardrobe is a pair of thigh high boots. I think they have a bit of a reputation to look a little slutty but I've seen them look so elegant and demure which just makes me crave them even more :p
What are your favourite autumn/winter trends?
Lots of love,
Tiana x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Alexander McQueen: The Most Influential Artist to Ever Live

In my Visual Arts and Design course we have a contextual studies lecture once a week. Last week we discussed the importance of art in today's world and for the homework we were asked to talk about a design that has had the most influence on us as young artists. I wrote about Alexander McQueen and I just thought I'd share it with you guys :)

In my opinion, Alexander McQueen is not only the most influential fashion designer who ever lived but also the artist who has influenced me most in life. I love pretty much all of his pieces but the one that I could literally talk about forever is one in his Spring/Summer 1999 show. As a finale for the show, Shalom Harlow’s white cotton dress was spray painted black and white by two programmed robots from an Italian car factory.
What makes it so special is how it is a mix of so many different areas and whether you’re interested in fashion or not it can still have some kind of impact on you. It is clear to see McQueen’s thoughts on the ‘dehumanising commercialism at the heart of his industry’. The machines made a one-off product, they were completely random. What I get from this is that maybe McQueen thinks that mass production in the fashion industry is wrong and ‘dehumanizing’. It takes away our individuality and our purpose to express who we are. I adore Alexander McQueen for being able to get across such a powerful message through fashion; an industry that many people believe to be pointless and unnecessary.
Another thing that I love about this piece is that it realistically joins fashion and art together in a way that everyone can understand. People argue that fashion isn’t art but the way McQueen portrayed this dress made sure no one could deny that it was an unbelievably creative art installation; I just wish I could have seen it from myself (but of course I was only two years old at the time)

There are many reasons I find this art piece so incredibly inspiring but the most important one is that it defines what I want to be in life, what I want to do with my life. I want to create art, through fashion. I want my work to have meaning and depth. I want to put across a message that everyone can understand, not just snobby ‘fashion people’. I want to make a difference and I want to change the way people perceive the world. 

Lots of Love,
Tiana x

Friday, 20 September 2013

OOTD: Am I Scottish?

So I've been seeing a lot of people wearing tartan recently so I thought I'd go all out and make a real statement. I absolutely love this skirt but it's a little too big and can make me look frumpy so I wore a crop top with it; luckily it was a fairly nice day today. I also wore black bike boots, a tartan cardigan and my new coat which I bought from a charity shop for only £18 :D oh and my mum bought me some really cute tartan socks from Primark!

Lots of love, 
Tiana x

Monday, 16 September 2013

Winter coat dilemma :s

You know wen you go shopping and you ave something very specific in your heard what you want to of course you'll never find it because you've set your expectations way too high. Well I keep going shopping (online of course) to look for a new winter coat but I just can't find one I love.
This is what I want:

I added on the peplum at the last minute but I'm not sure if I like it.. Oh well you get the gist.
I've seen some like this but they'd never keep me warm when it get cold. I know this seems like such a silly thing to be worrying about but considering a coat will be covering my whole outfit most of the time, it's got to look good. I would just make one but coats are so complicated. Ugh I think I'll just freeze this winter.
Lots of love, 
Tiana x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Topshop Unique at London Fashion Week

YI've always thought of Topshop as selling young, hip, outgoing clothes but for their Topshop Unique show this year, they really showed a different side. Led by the stunning Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn, the collection was laid back and beachy but at the same time very sophisticated. I would happily buy the whole collection.
The clothes were so creative and unique, I mean seriously look at these denim trousers! I NEED them.
I love how elegant and simple the dress that Jourdan Dunn wore:
Of course, Cara Delevigne rocked the run way in this gorgeous dress. I love the reflecting pieces on it, super chic and Sam Rollinson also looks great in a similar ensemble.
Lots of love,
Tiana x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

House of Holland!

Henry Holland is one of my favourite designers ever. If I was rich, I would never stop buying House of Holland clothes. Unfortunately I didn't get to stay for the House of Holland show (crying inside) but I've been flicking through the pictures and my goodness they are fabulous.
I love all the different prints used, everything is so bright and colourful. I love how wearable his clothes are. I could seriously just live in House of Holland all the time; if I'm half the designer he is when I'm older I'll be so happy!
Here are my favourite looks from his Spring/Summer 2014 show:
I love the mix of the casual denim with the super feminine lace 💕

Lots of love,
Tiana x

How I got into London Fashion Week (without a ticket!)

Today was probably the best day of my life (so far). I got into TWO fashion shows at London Fashion -David Koma and Ashish- and they were both so amazing. I was surprised by how easy it was to get in and why no one knows... If you line up with everyone else going in, they'll let the people with tickets go in first and then about 20 or so people without tickets can also go in depending on how much space there is.
The David Koma show was elegant and sophisticated but really edgy and fun as well. I loved the colour palette of black, white, navy, baby blue, and pale pink- so beautiful. I literally took about 10 pictures of every outfit shown. I still don't think it's actually sunk in that I saw such an amazing show- I'm definitely going to have post fashion show depression :p
David Koma
David Koma
David Koma
David Koma
David Koma
David Koma
David Koma

I also say Ashish- his show was the definition of FUN. It was fantastic. Everything was rainbow and sequins and glitter and just wow. And I saw Chloe Norgaard walking which was such a bonus. Unfortunately I was at the back for the Ashish show so the pictures aren't as good but they're still pretty awesome.
Ashish- Chloe Norgaard

As well as seeing two fantastic shows, I also met some in incredible people such as Becca from Fashion Train, Kayla Hadlinton, Byron London, Danni Mackness and Kavita from She Wears Fashion!
I took some wonderful street style pictures, I've never seen so many fashionable people before.

Kayla Hadlington(Left)

Aww, cute friends I met today

His hair is amazing!
This drink is so yummy- and it was free :p

John Rocha (Left)

Becca -Fashion Train
Kavita- She Wears Fashion
Her outfit is fabulous
Byron London(Left) and Danni Mackness (Right)
Lots of love,
Tiana x
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