Spring Summer 2013 Inspiration and Advertising video’s

A collection of video advertising campaigns for Spring/ Summer 2013, love the music and visual elements. Makes me excited for Spring and Summer clothing! Music to fashion, fashion to music I’m happy. The ASOS,  Missguided, Target and Topshop ad’s are my top ones out of the bunch, fun and fresh. And the Hermes advert is such a simple, yet classic idea! Reminds me of old children’s cartoon’s.



Dolce and Gabbana 










Coggles.com Shoe Picks


Melissa Joy Gold Crackle shoes– I have a thing for brogues and these are over the top, crackled and antique looking.


D&G Ocelot Heels – the sole’s are amazing, carrying the leopard onto the bottom and also loving the bold orange insoles, a definite yes! Image


Hunter Wellington Boots– these aren’t for the faint hearted! gotta pair these with either dark denim or an all black outfit and green parka. Think these suit more of a city atmosphere than up in the Scottish highlands. Unless your brave! Glad I came across these ads I saw them on the Hunter instagram and thought they were a one off prop-type, but they do exist.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania/Melissa Skyscraper teal- Love how royal these look, another shoe in collaboration with Melissa Brand. These would be amazing in the winter 2012/13 with black tights,  leather pencil skirt and a blouse, fitted blazer.

Source: http://www.coggles.com
(click shoes to link to the site and shoes page)

American Apparel, Jumper’s galore, Joseph Cashmere and Sale shopping

Some of fabulous finds for January and early February. I’ve gone jumper/ sweater crazy this winter.

I’ve really gotten into thrift stores recently and finding pieces which are comparable to things I would find on the high street or even luxury brands. Some of the sweaters I got are a dupe for ones on the Topshop website. I’ll post a some of the comparable things at the end of this post.

But onto the things I’ve brought-

American Apparel space scape t-shirt

I’ve been wearing this with some rust colored cords I have or jeans. Quite a good length to cover your bum. Looks nice with a light denim jacket or gilet. American Apparel do proper t-shirts which I find wash well and go with everything. They are quite pricey at times, but for the range of colours and a basic that can be worn a multitude of ways..well worth it.

American Apparel See thru tee- Navy. I also have one in black, they were $9.

I love this it’s long, can be layered for any weather, though it’s sheer it’s so versatile. Would be nice for a night out with a blazer, some leather leggings or coated trousers from Zara and shoe boots.

Joseph- Cashmere leather elbow patch jumper

Very luxurious- got this from Net-a-porter in the sale. I love the simplicity and that it can be pared with jeans, trousers, worn day or night. I think as it’s longer I’d wear it with leggings.
Of course good to have a cashmere jumper which will keep you warm, feel nice next to your skin and last for years.

Thrift store buys:

Pink and white printed jumper
Think this is hand-knitted by someone. A floral digital type pattern. Quite a hot pink too in person.
Good with leggings, denim shirt or longer shirt layered underneath.

Grey Cable knit men’s lambswool jumper. This was a great find, from LL bean originally, think I paid about $2.50 for this jumper! I’d pair this with black shiny leggings or a leather skirt. Would also be nice with a white tailored shirt underneath.

Men’s chunky knit sweater- got this for about $2 and I have seen a very similar one in Topshop, see below this!

Topshop comparable jumper for 42 GBP

Burgundy print men’s sweater, very 90’s. I love the pattern. This was $2, another bargain. Gonna wear it with jeans, maybe a longer length shirt/blouse underneath. Might even throw on something floral with this. A black leather jacket would be nice with this and medium wash jeans.

Burgundy nubby men’s sweater with navy elbow patches
I am loving the nubby, mottled fabric for t-shirts and jumper’s this F/W 2012. Something about the colour and then flecks of a contrasting colour. It reminds me of cupcake sprinkles and 90’s American culture. This is burgundy with yellow and navy flecks.

Got this in the H&M men’s sale if you are looking for it. Love the suede elbow patches. I now have about 3 jumpers and 1 cardigan with the whole elbow farmer ‘esque’ look.

I also got a Leopard print faux fur, swing coat from the 70’s/ 80’s for $25. I’ll leave that for my next post as I have a lot of photo’s of it.

And I got women’s Grenson’s which I will post separately. The women’s line was released in September 2011 and I want to talk more in depth about that.

Thanks for reading, check back as I’ll be posting over the next few days.

Spring 2012- Fashion Advertisements (Video)

A selection on fashion advertisment campaigns for Spring/Summer 2012, along with some on set lookbook’s for retailers that I came across and thought were interesting to watch.

I’m intrigued by fashion advertising especially in video format. If you take a look at the Lanvin Ad, they seem to have used photo stills to create a moving ad. Bloody fab.

I think it’s time to get in the mood for updating your spring wardrobe and think about colors to shake off the winter blue’s. Check them all out for some inspiration.

The Prada, Target and Victoria Beckham ones are my favorite, love the music they chose especially for Prada. That’s my kind of playlist!!


Prada Spring/ Summer 2012 Women’s Advertising campaign

Alexander Wang-Spring 2012- Feat Die Antwoord

Shooting – Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Ad Campaign


Valentino Spring Summer 2012 AD Campaign by Deborah Turbeville

MANGO SS2012 Lookbook

Victoria by Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 collection ad campaign

Target- Color Changes Everything Spring 2012 Ad campaign

Lanvin Spring Summer 2023 Ad Campaign

DECEMBER 2011- What I brought and a few gifts



Coat @ASOS




Birthday present – in November 

Jumper/ Sweater @ H&M- Gift from family 

Multi coloured cotton scarf – another Christmas Gift

Indian inspired bangles and bracelets- Gift for Christmas 

Manola Blahnik book – gift