NYFW behind the scenes in video

Elements| texture, NY Times

Victoria Beckham S/S 2014 | Behind the scenes Via Victoria Beckham @ youtube

Butter London Nails- behind the scenes – Lela Rose S/s14- velvet and half moon nails

A look at after the show ending| Models coming off stage after the Tibi S/S 14 show! Round of applause!

Tracy Reese NYFW S/S 14- The models, themes and the spirit of the models! Beautiful

Lacoste Spring/Summer 2014| – via Fashion TV – Grunge hair and makeup

Outside on the street fashion-  the Jeremy Scott Show – Fader TV

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.

MISSGUIDED 

Prada

Dolce and Gabbana 

Topshop

Hermes

H&M

MIU MIU

ASOS

ASOS SHOES

TargetStyle 

BOOHOO CLOTHING

Target -SpringTrend Finds

Today I nipped into Target and we decided to have a browse at the clothing, since last week when they seemed to be changing over their ranges for Spring/ Summer… they have gotten in some great items! I actually am seeing trends that I see on ASOS  for example the polka dot and printed denim, Camo pants/ jackets, sweaters with prints, neon, bralets, matching tops and bottoms in same print, lots of oversized sweatshirts, digitial print florals,.

Few photo’s of things I picked out and liked, ended up not buying anything as I’m on a spending ‘ban’ of clothes, even though I have my eye on some key items!

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Bralet top which had a matching short pleated skirt – Merona

Camo stretch jeans/ pants- seen these a couple of times, but they feel nice to touch and have a ‘flip side’ reversible so are green and camo, two outfits in one pair.

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Studded collar sheer blouse- these have been done by Topshop, Asos, Miss Selfridge, Primak in the UK- you name the store and they have been done over there.. finally they have some in Target, this was $22.99 and also came in a bright blue. The fabric wasn’t too brilliant though.

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Camo Jacket- $34.99- a item I really want to get though the trend is only surfacing here in the States in mainstream shops.

I already have had a couple camo print coats over the past few years, but want one  similar to this, it’s a good weight for spring and seems sturdy enough, but still on the search. I’m not to fond of the drawstring waist.

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Neon cropped jacket- Mossimo

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Coral bag- very cute, think this was Merona- nice size and has a strap, was more coral in person.

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Merona- Ostritch texture bags, loved all of these, esp the navy with brown trim, look like brilliant quality. Prices ranged from 15.99- 24.99  The wallets were really nice also. 

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American flag backpack, so cute! $29.99. I just got a camo version for $8.98 a few weeks back, so would either wait to see if these go on sale. They also had some aztec, leopard print versions too.

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Lastly I saw these patterned/ fluffy dog bed covers were on sale for $8.48 and they had two prints on sale, were $18.99.

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Designer of our time- Alexander Mcqueen

This show makes me feel odd, mainly the heads bound up with medical bandages, clam shells, Erin Oconnor, tailoring, grass bodices and bird headpieces and the shell dress at the finale with which actually cut the model during the show… but I bloody love it and him. Models enclosed in a glass case with glass that only the audience could see into and a fat lady on a chaise at the end…

Amazing designer like nothing i’ve ever seen.

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Warby Parker Review- 5 Day, 5 Pairs at Home Try-on Program


So this week I decided to try out Warby Parker’s brilliant try on at home program.

I’m in the market for some new glasses and had come across them about a year back when I was searching for online prescription frames and lenses.

I wanted something different, not your normal opticians selection which have their own range and then also a designer range which I have brought before. Even trying them in store I wasn’t completely satisfied, you feel rushed and ended up getting glasses I don’t wear now. (I got mine from Boots in the UK).

My glasses I wear now were from a relatively new similar company Eye Fly. And that was a great experience. The thought of ordering glasses online without trying them on can be daunting. All the things go through your head, will my face be too small/ wide, will they be the right shape..and will I look like a complete fool! Choosing glasses is hard, but the new concept of ordering frames and lenses online works.

Well Eyefly does a virtual try on whereby you upload a photo to the site and then proceed to fit the virtual glasses onto your uploaded photo. Pretty cool if you ask me.

I also noted a lot of online retailers having a live fit model either on a runway like ASOS or moving around in the garment on video. This seems like the next step of many in online retailing.


Warby Parker has virtual try on but they also take it a step further with the 5 pairs, 5 days, try on at home program! Much like ordering clothes online, you can check your fit.

With a few clicks of a mouse and entering in my info, they were winging their way to me. And it’s all FREE!!! Free shipping and free returns.

My box came a few days ago via UPS so I am on ‘day three‘ now and what I will say is I am completely satisfied and amazed at how well it all works. I tried them all on.. showed my family/friends and took some photo’s to give them a test run.

I can’t wait to order my frames!! Pshhh I already chose them the first day from the 5 and you can do it again if you can’t decide from the first five.

I was so excited receiving the box and it was all amazingly packaged. Comes in a returnable UPS box with return sticker (free shipping) for when your 5 days are up and then inside a black hard glasses box to 5 pairs to keep them all in top condition.

My selection of 5 to try-

Roosevelt Bondi Blue 

Preston Sandalwood Matte 

Roosevelt Revolver Black Matte 

Tenley Burgundy Fade 

Wiloughby Tennessee Whiskey 

And here is me with all pairs on to compare:

Overall I was really impressed with the home try on and in the first 5 chose the ones I will go on to order with my prescription. So I’ll be popping the samples back in the post and ordering this week I should think.  Another great thing about Warby is they donate a pair of glasses for every pair purchased. Not only are you doing yourself a favor, you’re helping someone in need.

And the biggest bonus of all is the price, the all retail at $95!!  They do men’s and women’s frames and are pretty much unisex. 

As I own a black framed pair from Eyefly which have a tortishell arm and black frame , my choice is based on wanting something to change up my look every other day. Current frames see below-

I am going to go with a pop of colour and the Roosevelt Bondi Blue as I like the width of the frame aswell as the colour. I like the name too!

It’s nice to add something extra to your outfit, even with your eyewear.. Pop’s of colour are in for spring 2012 too if that matters to you. I’m ready to get out of these winter colors now warmer weather is here.

My inspiration for choosing the Roosevelt Bondi Blue!

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All photo’s above ( credit to fashionhaulage.wordpress.com– unless source other stated)

Hope you enjoyed my review and I will post when I get my glasses.