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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Get the Aquazzura look at Topshop


While the name may be unfamiliar to you, luxury Italian footwear brand Aquazzura has slowly but
surely been gaining a cult-like status amongst editors and bloggers since its launch in 2011. Designer
Edgardo Osorio has an eye for wearable glamour which is more than evident in his signature Sexy
Thing bootie, a firm favourite amongst the fashion set. While Sexy Things have become a regular
sighting during Fashion Month, they have been totally eclipsed by the now ubiquitous Belgravia and Christy flats. Osorio really surpassed all expectations of a flat shoe with these subtle pointy toe, lace up beauties which have a slight hint of a heel. Cool and nonchalant but with a little chutzpah, they are
undeniably the shoe of the season.

As with any must-have piece, high street retailers have been quick to turn around their own
iterations at a fraction of the £440 price tag. While New Look were first off the block with their sold
out version of the Belgravia, my favourite has to be Topshop’s collection of Christy dupes which comes in a range of heel heights. The Kingdom flats don’t have the vampy cut out details but aside from that, they are a great high street copy. I also love the mid-heeled Jupiter shoes but my favourite are the super sexy Jillian booties.

What’s your favourite?
Kingdom flats - £62
Jupiter heels - £62
Jillian heels - £68 
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016


Last week saw a flurry of globetrotting editors taking in the various Cruise collections across the
globe; Chanel in Korea, Dior in Cannes and Vuitton in California to name but a few. Louis Vuitton
shows are always a favourite, especially since Nicolas Ghesquiere took the helm, which is why
Fashion Daydreams live streamed the show. The collection, as expected, was breathtaking. The
collection is a blend of romantic prairie looks and tough Californian cool. With Ghesquiere the devil
is in the detail; cut outs, studded harnesses and embroidered leather detailing were mirrored with
the shoes and accessories which were, as usual, the highlight. Here are my favourite details from the
show.

 




 
Ph: Louis Vuitton
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Top Five: Sunglasses

One of the reasons I love summer is the trends are just a lot more fun than winter trends, which tend to be centered around dark colours and heavy fabrics season in and season out. Summer, on the other hand, is a lot more playful. Sweet sorbet shades? Cool. Tangles of fringing? Why not. Fruit prints? Bring it on. As a result, I tend to invest in a winter wardrobe of quality knitwear and the like whereas my summer wardrobe is full of clashing high street buys which were probably bought on a whim.
 
The two things I don’t scrimp on are swimwear and sunglasses. With swimwear, I just can’t bear the thought of accidentally going see-through after a dip in the sea and likewise, I like to know my eyes are 100% protected from harmful rays with good quality sunglasses. Over the years, I have invested in classic sunglasses and I adore my Rayban Wayfarers and Tom Ford aviators more than any other summer accessory. Now that I feel like I have some of the staple sunglass shapes down, I really want to brand out with some statement sunglasses to keep my ridiculously huge PPQ sunglasses company – they are absolutely outlandish! Here are my top five statement sunglasses:


Left to right:
 
Designer of Rihanna’s iconic CFDA dress, Selman has partnered with Le Specs for a gorgeous 70s –inspired sunglass collection. I love this exaggerated cat-eye style in navy blue. So sassy.
 
These white graphic sunglasses by swimwear brand Prism would look so amazing with a pared back, minimal outfit and sliders.  
Stella’s SS15 accessories are so fun. I love the Superhero bags and these very literal cat’s eye sunglasses with metal accents.
When I think of the Olsen twins, I always think of them wearing something oversized in a muted palette topped off with covetable round sunglasses, they’re definitely a style signature.
You can’t really talk about statement sunglasses without talking about Linda Farrow. Her incredible sunglass collaborations are a little crazy but I absolutely love this lips pair. 

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 Livestream

Fashion Daydreams is excited to be partnering with Louis Vuitton to live stream the Cruise 2016. The womenswear collection will be presented live from Palm Springs at 2.15am GMT on Thursday 7th May 2015. I hope you enjoy the show!
 
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Oasis x V&A: My life in print collection

 
Last week, I popped to the Victoria & Albert museum after hours to celebrate the launch of Oasis' newest collection, a pretty print-centric collaboration with the V&A.

The V&A holds a special place in my heart. It's one of my favourite museums and never fails to inspire me, so having the chance to explore it after hours en route to the glittering launch party felt like such a treat. Walking through empty corridors and past glass cabinets holding treasures has to be the best build up to a party ever. The main event was held in a beautiful room with regal red and gold bejewelled columns, huge stained glass windows and a cavernous domed ceiling which was beautifully painted.
 
 
The resplendent setting served as the perfect canvas for showing off the collaboration between one of my favourite high street retailers and the V&A. The collection was borne out of a mutual love of print, pattern and colour; I have always gone to Oasis for pretty, feminine prints which are somewhat of a signature.
 
 
The collection is based on 11 gorgeous botanical prints from the 18th and 19th century, hand selected from the extensive V&A archives by the Oasis in-house design team. Each print has been carefully re-imagined and styled into contemporary must-have pieces, including covetable coulottes, midi-skirts and dresses as well as the beautiful kimono jacket with matching wide-leg trousers.
 
The collection is available in store now.
 
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