London Collections Men SS17

London Collections Men- the men’s version of London Fashion Week- hit the city this weekend for the second and final time this year. The biannual event held every January and June highlights the growing popularity and importance of men’s fashion- a celebration of the British menswear industry. Myself and my boyfriend, Aaron, headed to some of the shows with Select Model Management to see what’s next for menswear.

I was surprised at just how coherent the shows were, many influenced by world issues and the impact that they have on society. On us. QASIMI did particularly well at communicating this by hosting a digital presentation. Mounted screens showed shocking images of war alongside children viewing the ongoing violence that surrounds them. Other similarities included colour scheme, key items and ummm, sand…

It’s clear that whites, nudes and beiges are going to be a hit. Oh and soft and dirty pinks (yay)! There was a lot of red and orange adding contrast to the otherwise pale colours. Blue and yellow also made the cut. Key items wise we’re talking below-the-knee lightweight tailored jackets, sandals and wide leg pants. It was all very desert I have to say, which brings us on nicely to the sand. Both CMMN SWDN and BERTHOLD had sand on set and QASIMI replaced sand with a sand dune shaped metal structure. Take a look for yourself. Here’s the best of the shows in pictures…

Continue reading

From Bellfield With Love

Spring is on its way and soon, if not already, we’ll be clearing out our wardrobes to make way for anything but jumpers. The Spring/Summer shopping begins and I’m here with a little treat just in time to make your warm weather shopping even sweeter- 20% off the adorable UK fashion brand, Bellfield

I’m usually a sportswear everywhere, everyday kind of girl, but sometimes I do opt for something other than my gym kit and with 20% off, who can resist? Besides, how cute is this sleeveless trench for only £45 before discount! A quality classic that will see me through the season (and probably beyond).

  

Simply enter code BLOG20 on any full priced items at checkout for your very own 20% off both men’s and women’s. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Happy Shopping! 

Lots of love, 

Kirby Anne and Bellfield xx

   
   
To head straight to jackets you can click right here 🙂 

ASOS AW15 Press Event

This week I was lucky enough to bag an invite to the ASOS AW15 press day, which meant that I got to have a sneaky peak at what’s in store from one of the world’s leading fashion retailers! Set to hit the site from June all the way through to the end of the year, ASOS will be dropping some seriously strong styles that I’m already making room in my wardrobe for- from the women’s and men’s collections!  There was a lot to lust over so it’s only right that I break it down to give all areas the attention that they deserve.

Ladies first…

Khaki Queen! Khaki, khaki and more khaki. If you’re wearing one colour this autumn winter, it should be… do I really need to say? Khaki will be everywhere and ASOS will be giving you plenty of choice on how to wear it. This military green was mixed with washed out navy and faded grey for the ultimate seasonal look. From scarves to coats to a particularly eye-catching fully embellished unitard (please let me have this right now!!), ASOS have it covered. Attention girls, it’s time to go green!

IMG_5900

Sparkle, Don’t Fade. In time for the party season, ASOS will be providing plenty of sparkle for all of your Winter events. Sequins, beaded embellishment, gems, glitter and metallic garms will be filling your ASOS saved items (or basket) in no time. I hate to think of winter before summer has even begun but hello Christmas glitter fun!

IMG_5904

Heeled Heaven. Heels. To. Die. For. There’s nothing more to be said…

IMG_5906

Delicate Jewels. Although the dresses were screaming for attention, ASOS decided not to go quite so statement on the jewellery. Simple accessories will be the way this AW and there was a definite nod towards gold.

IMG_5911

IMG_5912

Not to forget the guys!

Mono Men. Practically the entire menswear collection was monotone and it worked. For men, this season is all about a simple colour palette with plenty of texture and shape. The fur bomber had to be my fave- a statement piece that somehow managed to stay reserved (second from right…see what I mean?).

IMG_5909

Sports King. Sports is a key trend for men this year (yippeee). Think longline, lightweight, hoods and scuba. There were plenty of tees, tailored sweatpants and sports-inspired jackets. Smart sports will be the only way to go.

Leather It Up. Leather accessories will be a key look for men come Autumn. Leather shoes, bags and even bucket hats were on show. ASOS mixed it up with metallic versions for the more daring male and snakeskin didn’t go amiss.

IMG_5901

IMG_5907

Quality Touches. Similar to the women’s jewellery, it’s not going to be about statement pieces but instead we’ll see subtle touches of quality. Again, gold was key, with hints of dirty silver and I particularly loved the baby blue stone pendant below…

IMG_5908

ASOS deserve a big pat on the back for this one. I was unsure that they’d be able to outdo the last press event but once again, they have pushed their standards to the next level. Well done, ASOS- you’ve got us hooked! xx

London Collections: Men

London Collections: Men (the men’s version of London Fashion Week) has hit London and it’s all go around the city. Models racing between shows, backstage snaps filling our Insta feeds, celebs, bloggers and fashion insiders all eagerly awaiting to view what designs will be hitting the catwalk and not to forget the flustered photographers fighting for the perfect shot. It’s manic and I love it!

LCM always gets me that little bit more excited than LFW. Strange, as surely I should be more intrigued as to what creations will be influencing my clothing for the up-coming year? Perhaps it’s all those beautiful men showing off their hot bods and chiselled faces, or maybe it’s the fact that David Gandy is definitely going to be in town and I might have a chance of bumping into him and him whisking me off my feet… Hmmm, just maybe. But what I think really gets me excited about the Men’s Collections is the acceptance of male fashion within the industry.

Menswear has exploded over the recent years and men can now be involved in fashion without being ridiculed. It’s amazing. I see LCM as a breakthrough across the world and one that’s only going to get stronger. If you haven’t seen the collection yet, have a little look below for a series of my favourite shots from the shows so far. xx

Kit Neale

LCM

Christopher Shannon

230267

Astrid Andersen

230624 230621

YMC

230674 230677

Fashion East

230757

Maharishi

230589 230582 230590

Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s freezing! Quite literally. But that’s no excuse to slack on the exercise. Make sure you stay active even in this chilly weather by wrapping up warm for your outdoor winter workouts! Here are my top winter finds to keep you warm this winter, so not even the cold can beat you! xx

Ladies first…

H&M Padded Fleece Jacket £29.99

hmprod (1) hmprod (2)

Jack Wills Cloverdale Headband £12

10000628002

Forever 21 Active Athletic Pullover £22

00081764-01

And in Stripe (also £22)

00081636-02

The North Face Chizzler Headband £20

image2xxl (1) image1xxl (1)

Adidas Climawarm Cable Knit Mittens £11.40

M66530_01_standard

M66527_01_standard M66528_01_standard

H&M Padded Bodywarmer £24.99

hmprod (3)

Your turn guys…

Adidas Logo Pom Pom Padded Beanie £10.80

M30725_01_standard

O’Neill Everyday Soft Shell Gloves £29.99

454320_9010_7

Nike TF Windrunner in Grey £72

image1xxl (2)

And in Burgundy

image1xxl (3)

Adidas Football Neckwarmer £16

W67131_01_standard

Puma Hooded Down Gilet £63

download download (1)

Under Armour Coldgear Compression Long Sleeve Tops £40

V5ProdWithBadge (1)V5ProdWithBadge