19 September 2017

Laura Doggett, Strand

Street Style - Laura Doggett, London Fashion Week
Spotted shortly before the Sophia Webster presentation, singer-songwriter Laura Doggett wears an Anthropologie dogtooth dress, Zara aviator jacket, ASOS shoes, and a Vivienne Westwood bag.

2 August 2017

Millennial Pink

Tonight Josephine
River Island three-piece suit | ASOS hi-top sneakers | vintage bow tie from Clobber, Bournemouth
It's not just Wednesdays we wear pink. Since it sprung onto the fashion and design scene in the spring of 2012, "Millennial Pink" has become the colour of today's zeitgeist. Although if we're to be pedantic, Millennial Pink is not an exact colour, rather a term encompassing a wider range of soft and often warm pink hues embraced by millennial culture, ranging from the palest blush to a peachy salmon.

Towards the end of 2015, Pantone had named "Rose Quartz" as 2016 Colour of the Year, and suddenly Millennial Pink was everywhere. It was already nigh impossible to go one week without seeing the famously pink décor of Sketch London on your Instagram feed, and it seemed everybody and their aunt was after the new line of iPhones and Macbooks in rose gold. For those of you who enjoy your style blogs, you may have noted the soft pink colour pallette featured in the blog designs of What Olivia Did and Wish Wish Wish. And the recent tropical trend with its flock of flamingos is as much to blame for our indulgence in all things pink. Heck, even Gordon's jumped on the bandwagon this summer to début their - admittedly very tasty - Premium Distilled Pink Gin.

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Truthfully, I arrived a little late to the Millennial Pink party. I have yet to see The Grand Budapest Hotel (or any Wes Anderson movie for that matter), and I only recently thought to treat myself to a dusty pink, three-piece suit from River Island. Rather conveniently, the purchase coincided with my discovery of Tonight Josephine, a pink paradise beneath the streets of Waterloo - and perhaps my new favourite bar. Described by Secret London as the capital city's "most Instagrammable cocktail bar", the venue echoes 80s kitsch on top of the fashionably pink décor with its neon lights, mirrored ceiling and monochrome floor. Not to mention a flawless playlist of Blondie to Bruno Mars makes it all the easier to order one too many 2-for-1 cocktails.

With autumn on the not-so-distant horizon, critics and trend forecasters have suggested that Millennial Pink has reached its peak, and are predicting, understandably, a gradual departure from our rose-tinted wonderland. But in March of this year, The Cut described Millennial Pink as the colour that "refuses to go away", and as long as there exist as pretty-in-pink places as Sketch and Tonight Josephine, I'm very much inclined to agree. We shan't be forgetting our blushing romance any time soon.

Tonight Josephine

25 July 2017

Glasshouse

When a day trip to an unfamiliar city doesn't quite go according to plan, the only real option is to make the most of one's metropolitan surroundings. Gratefully, even on a grey and drizzly Friday, Sheffield had plenty for Paige and I to explore, from vintage shops and snazzy bars to hidden courtyards and striking modern architecture.

Among the latter was the impressive, vaulted glasshouse of Sheffield's Winter Garden, a tropical oasis of more than 2,500 plants smack in the heart of the city. Walking amongst the verdant vegetation, my coincidental get-up of a green t-shirt, leather backpack and Dr Martens boots made me feel somewhat like an intrepid adventurer beneath a jungle canopy - in which my mind naturally made stupid comparisons to the Pterodactyl enclosure of Jurassic Park. Albeit the only thing I would ever need to worry about swooping down on me in this particular greenhouse is a giant, inflatable E. Coli.

Sheffield Winter Garden
ASOS t-shirt, jeans and backpack | Dr Martens boots | Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses | Wristwatch c/o Skagen
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16 July 2017

MR PORTER Summer Social

It's a real pity the MR PORTER Summer Social wasn't held only a few days later, when the South of England was graced with soaring temperatures and continual sunshine. Had that been the case, I would almost definitely have taken full advantage of the designer gifts offered to MR PORTER's party guests - dressed a sunlounger with a Cleverly Laundry swim towel, pulled on pairs of Thorsun swimshorts and Garrett Leight sunglasses, then taken a plunge into The Curtain's rooftop pool. (Or is splashing about not fashion week etiquette?)

MR PORTER Summer Social

Alas, our perch on the Shoreditch skyline was a tad breezy, with black and white beach balls attempting to escape from the Moroccan-style pool and across the terrace. But beneath the shelter of a glass-covered event space, in which some of MR PORTER's favourite summer labels were showcased, no spell of wind was going to stop the fashion week regulars from winding down after a weekend of shows.

As per usual, however, I was far too focused on documenting everybody else having fun to let myself enjoy the party. For one, it's very difficult to operate a Canon 6D while cluthing a gin and tonic. Perhaps it would make a pleasant change to give myself a break one fashion week, and not attend without a camera surgically attached to my right arm. Although I think we all know that's not going to happen any time soon.

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