W: New Edun SS13 Campaign

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W: Antoine and Stanley launch on ASOS

maddox2Aussies, we love em don’t we? Antoine and Stanley are an Australian brand founded in 2005 and one of the major players in the Australian market. They offer traditionally styled shoes with alternative trims of bold colours offering a modern edge. You’ll be able to find them on ASOS from around £95 pounds and over later on this week. Check out some of the shoes below.

None of the pictures in this post were taken by me

Ralph Brogues Maxim Brogues Manhattan Desert Boots Parker Brogues

W: Sifr Collections

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0038/8292/products/SS12-Fits-133_grande.jpgRecently the Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer Clothing Lines by Sifr was brought to my attention. There are for sure some beautiful pieces of fabric here. According to their website the most recent collection available to buy online is named ‘Monsoon’ and takes inspiration from southeast asia and the colours of blue and grey present during the monsoon season. The brand is relatively recent having been incarnated only in 2008. Originating in Singapore (where I may hopefully end up in next year) and the clothes currently being produced in Indonesia, the brand offers western style clothing with distinctive asian twists. The Fabrics are sourced from across the world including Thailand, the UK, US and Japan. All this information can be found directly from their website.

So to start on the clothes, I have a particular favourite. The piece above, a ‘Rib Extended Throw’ made from 100 percent cotton. It is half robe half shall, yet looks much more elegant than your usual comfort wear. This is from the Spring collection but is still available for purchase now.

The knitwear on offer brings a slightly Gothic flavour to the collections. Mostly in black yet again there are small twists and features which come to attention when looking closer at the clothing. Perfect for casual wear and for relaxing the appearance of those more formal items in the wardrobe.

The have also recently released a new line of shoes, the detailing in the first two on the bottom row of images look really impressive and indeed smart. Some of the shoe designs look like nothing you would find on your average British High Street.

(None of the Images from this post belong to me, All images and information can be found at the Sifr Website)

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Many thanks to the Clear Agency for getting in touch and letting me know about the collections.

WEAR: LN-CC Sale

So I may not be able to afford any of it, yet for the more privileged of you out there. LN-CC have a pretty good sale as far as classy concept stores go. There are a few special pieces online with some decent price slashing. So go support them. After all we do coincidentally have a L, N and – in common. Plus many of the items are from Maison Martin Margiela’s line who are next to collaborate with H and M

All can be found at www.ln-cc.com

(Photos in this post do not belong to me)

WEAR: James Long For Topman

So my favourite designer has decided to tap in properly to the mainstream clothing market. In this collaboration with Topman, he has produced a series of signature knitwear tops all designs sure to turn heads. I like the majority of them and in fact most of them are very wearable.

I think it might be worth it to spend a little more than usual on one of these as they genuinely appear to have been thought out like James Long originals. As opposed to just attaching tags with a name on. I guess topman are trying to mimic H and M’s successful formula of Designer collaborations. They have chosen their weapon well shall we say. Not too sure about the shots which have been released and I don’t particularly think they exhibit the series well yet it gives you a general idea of what the jumpers will be like. See the images below and leave your opinion~

P.s. I think the jumpers have been made out to be a lot more fluffy in the press images a few washes and they’ll look fine!

(All images in this post do not belong to me)

Zara September Looks

Zara’s september lookbooks offer something different to those of previous. Their selection of models represents a variety of ages and styles. With particular emphasise on this months coats. I have to say the images appear slick clean and professional keeping in line with the general marketing approach for Zara. Zara online is in fact one of the few online stores I feel confident in using, free returns and an email letting you know when your item will be delivered come in very handy if there’s ever a problem.

The whole range of clothes this season seem to bring back the simplicity and elegance of line. The knitwear is back in full force for winter with a range of cardigans and jumpers keeping you warm no matter the occasion. The series of images doesn’t manage to exhibit shoes very well yet they are clearly displayed with multiple images around the website.

Studs play a reoccurring role within the collection this september. In my opinion studs are often overused however the designers at Zara have used them in a minimalistic style.

Some of the coats such as the one on the bottom right are very eye-catching statement pieces and would probably have to be worn with very plain trousers. Not to say that for some of the clothes we have seen similar things before such as the silver jeans on the right are very reminiscent of some I purchased two years ago from Zara. That being said I think this fall Zara really have some great clothes, affordable? Not as much as in previous years yet I hope to see a good winter sale. All images found on Zara’s website Please leave your thoughts below and enjoy the rest of the images

LN-CC feature

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I had never heard about LN-CC until today when I spotted these great photographs. I haven’t been a big fan of a few of the latest editorials but these shots really spoke to me, they combine the breathtaking rustic beauty of Morocco and the clothes perfectly. Making the brand seem ‘cool’ and still up-market instead of copping out and doing something dramatic where all the models look dead. One day hopefully I’ll be able to take shots similar to this. (I do not own any of the photographs in this post)

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