Sunday, 31 March 2013

ASOS: Kimonos

 After searching, I found several kimonos on the Asos.com website. Many of them are by the brand 'Band of Gypsies' and they come in a variety of patterns. They all seem to drape really nicely and I am definitely considering buying one of them,(despite them being overpriced at £36) unless I find some really nice fabric in the coming week.

Asos.com

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

On the hunt: Boho 'Draped' Jacket

 Whilst looking at 'Bohemian' inspiration a key part of the look was the 'draped' jacket  (or Kimono). So, now I'm either on the hunt for that perfect jacket or the perfect fabric to make my own.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VTG-80s-ETHNIC-SOUTHWESTERN-TRIBAL-BOHO-OVERSIZED-COAT-DRAPED-JACKET-/400320241097

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vtg-DRAPED-native-gypsy-FLORAL-ethnic-kimono-tribal-boho-hippie-cape-jacket-coat/370656394791


If I decide to make one myself, I'm thinking of using either: a chiffon (or other polyester type fabric) or black satin which, I would then add gold oriental detail onto by applique or fabric paint. The pattern will be fairly easy to make myself, because the jacket does not require any sort of shape or tailoring.

 My inspiration for the black satin one definitely came from Taylor Swift's outfit transformation at the Brit Awards. I love the gold detail and could imagine it working really well on a jacket. This also fits in with the oriental idea which is being carried on into the summer trends.
http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/02/20/taylor-swift-performance-brit-awards-2013-i-knew-you-were-trouble-video/
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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Summer 2013 Wardrobe

It's still below 5 degrees but, all I can think of is the warmer weather hopefully headed my way. Of course with that comes the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion. On this seasons list of trends are: oriental prints, white blazers, crisp white shirts, pinafore dresses and brush stroke patterns/prints. Also carrying on from the winter we have leather skirts and capes.

 Who ever pays attention to what's on trend, hey?

I'm pretty sure that my wardrobe will have a relaxed Bohemia vibe, perfect for lazing around and going to college in.

Some inspiration I have found:







Mint green, ice-cream pastels, earth tones and brights are all key colours this season to watch out for. 

 With all that in mind the the pieces I am looking for are: denim shorts



http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/trousers-and-shorts/parisian-blue-aztec-stud-denim-shorts_278496845

Baggy/over sized T-shirts and vest tops in key colours:

Left: http://tiny.cc/mqhytw
Right: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/desert-lily-khaki-eagle-batwing-t-shirt_273419234

Draped dresses:


Left : http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=Promo_Style-Deals-Dresses&ProductID=2021875522&VariantID=
Right : http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspxBR=f21&Category=dress&ProductID=2034651109&VariantID=

Ankle boots, bracelets and rolled up socks.



Boots: http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/boots/coolway-tan-padia-laser-cut-out-boots_272688118?productFind=search
Socks: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/accessories/grey-lace-trim-ribbon-knee-high-socks_268292005
Anklet: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jewellery-and-hair-accessories/silver-and-blue-mixed-charm-anklet-_276775143


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