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“Blink” Retail: SS’14 Press Days: Wallis

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

This time last week we were in the midst of a flurry of Press day activity. It’s great to gain a deeper insight, not only into the season ahead, but also into the way each brand wants to present themselves and express their personality. At a multi-brand presentation like the Arcadia one, this is especially interesting. I hit the event expecting just to be excited by Toppers (more of that to come), and to see what Miss S were saying(more of that to come too), but in fact the brand that made the biggest impression was Wallis who were showing their W collection.

It was a small but perfectly formed selection spread across two rails, expressing just a couple of trend stories in a clear and precise way. I am not their target audience, but that doesn’t stop me from appreciating that they have created something really quite special for their particular customer. Chic, refined, fashion relevant and beautifully designed. Here’s some of my favourites from this collection…

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

Wallis SS14

There’ll be more Press Day highlights to come and if you’d like to catch up on more retail news, click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Get Cross

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Part of this whole Gothic revival perhaps? The cross comes through on a regular basis as the key pendant symbol, and this Winter we have seen a surge of wonderfully decorative interpretations of this look on the high street…

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Forever 21

Forever 21

Oasis

Oasis

River Island

River Island

Topshop

Topshop

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

And we spotted this wonderful variation on the theme in Maria Francesca Pepe‘s collection for SS’13, shown at London Fashion Week.

MFP, SS'13

MFP, SS'13

For more inspirational accessories posts, just click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Leather + Studs = Fashion Joy!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

So, we have already featured lots of great black leather and leather inspired looks this morning. This afternoon, we look at another leather based look, and this one takes things a little tougher…

The favourite option for instantly updating the leather jacket seems to be smothering it in a generous scattering of studs. The more the better! Looking like a great way to drive the now core Biker style forward, but we have also been loving studs on denim and plaid shirts, denim shorts, camo jackets and of course, accessories.

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Primark

Primark

Topshop

Topshop

Warehouse

Warehouse

For more retail updates, just click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Go bright, or go home

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

It’s all about neon brights right now. If you’re into adding an instant update to your look, this is the vibrant way to do it. We look at accessories in this post, but super brights have been emerging right across the fashion map, from soft wovens right through to denim.

London Fashion Week

seen at London Fashion Week

Alaia

Alaia

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore

Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Loewe

Loewe

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

For more posts on accessories, click here. For more posts on colour direction, click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Print: Reflective

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Certainly inspired by the brilliant Stella McCartney, but now exploding across the fashion scene, we have been fascinated by all of these brilliantly reflected looking print designs out there. Looking like a mirror has been placed down the centre line of your body, these carefully placed designs create a really graphic impact.

Harrods

Miss Selfridge

Joseph

Zara

Miss Selfridge

For more print inspiration, just click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Put a Sock in It!

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Is a sock an accessory? I guess in truth it’s hosiery, but we don’t have a section for that, so bear with us. More than anything, this Spring, the sock is a key styling detail. First spotted at last LFW, and now all over the best styled fashion window schemes. You just aren’t rocking your heels right if you haven’t stuck a sock on first. And thank goodness considering the Arctic temperatures we’re experiencing at the moment!

London Fashion Week, September '11

Miss Selfridge

Missoni

London Fashion Week, September '11

Topshop

Zara

For more accessories posts, click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: LBD’s, but the ‘B’ stands for bright!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Following on from yesterday’s homage to the classic ‘Little Black Dress’, today we swap the meaning of the ‘B’ and this time it stands for ‘Bright’! So, if a black dress is just a bit whatever for you, how about something with a bit more colour impact? Here are some of our favourite bold, bright looks spotted around London’s best retail addresses in the past week or so. Want to dress like a vast floral arrangement? No problem! An ice princess more your thing? We’ve got it covered. An 80′s body con attired popstrel? Look no further!

Sonia Rykiel

River Island

Miss Selfridge

Valentino

River Island

Lanvin

Topshop

So, we’re almost doe for the year, but if you’d like to keep on reading, then just click here to catch up on all of our retail themed posts. If you’d like to catch up on the frock news, then just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Wardrobes: Eastside Story

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We style spotted Katy Brown on her way into the 1234 festival and she featured as the lead in shot for our ‘Shoreditch Shorts’ post. We then struck up an email conversation and were delighted when Katy agreed to get involved with the ‘Blink” blog. Katy is a Fashion PR working for a seriously fashiontastic London store, so we thought that she would be the perfect candidate for the revival of our ‘Wardrobes’ feature. Katy sent us over some recent shots, giving us a virtual sneak peek into her closet. We love her unique take on black and denim with a dash of goth and retro rock chick thrown into the mix. Katy’s also just launched her own very cool fashion blog too.

Most worn from Summer 2010? Vintage Levi’s shorts, fur trimmed leather jackets, MAC ‘Girl About Town’ lipstick and enough jewelery to set off every metal detector in a 5 mile radius.

What will be your biggest investment for Autumn 2010? I’m waiting for the highest bidder on my vital organs so I can splash out on the original and best Burberry aviator jacket and/or a Mulberry Alexa. Be still, my beating heart…

Your personal style is:
Glamorous goth, everything sequined or sparkled, inappropriately dressed for any occasion and/or climate, and anything your Mum swears she wore the first time round. And always kohl-rimmed and pink lipped, naturally.

Your current style icon is:
I have a serious girl crush on VV from The Kills and Karen O still reigns supreme. I have a new found affinity for Joan Jett’s wardrobe after watching The Runaways.

If money was no object and practicality went out of the window, you would wear:
Cocktail dresses at all times. A lot of Balmain. Any leopard print pieces by Dolce and Gabbana. Arm-candy to be provided by Mulberry for day and Chanel for night, please.

Most used fashion phrase?
Trashtastic.

Photo 1

Photo 1: As photographed by “Blink”! Taken at the Shoreditch 1234 Festival, this is a typical festival ensemble for me. From top to toe, that’s a sheer-panel leotard from Ebay, a vintage leather jacket I customized myself with gold studs, a vintage pocket-watch necklace, my treasured ‘Katy’ nameplate necklace courtesy of Ebay, vintage Levis shorts I’ve ripped to pieces, Marks and Spencers sheer spotted tights, a Harvey Nichols Timex watch, a vintage Chanel bag courtesy of Rokit and my most worn item: a hair bow made from half a metre of chiffon from the John Lewis haberdashery department.

Photo 2

Photo 2: Snapped at the incredible Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at Somerset House. That’s a sheer leopard print blouse I cut the collar off and turned back to front from a charity shop, teamed with a fringed leather waistcoat from Miss Selfridge that I LOVED for the ‘Almost Famous’ vibe. There’s my glorious Mulberry again, alongside my Ray Ban Wayfarers and a pair of New Look cage shoes. I swear by their footwear…

Photo 3

Photo 3: Evidently posing as the Mayoress of Mile End! That’s an Ebay dress I turned back to front so the fringing sat at the front rather than at the back. I’ve protected my modesty with an 80′s Beyond Retro acid wash jacket which has the most amazing/horrific diamante and stud detailing. That’s another hair bow made from a Tie Rack scarf and that vintage Chanel handbag was an incredibly generous birthday gift from my best friend. Lucky, huh?

Photo 4

Photo 4: This is one of my all time favourite finds – it’s a vintage lace dress courtesy of the vintage store ‘Cow’ in Birmingham. It has the most amazing bodice detail. I’ve teamed it with a vintage black and gold belt, a vintage leopard print scarf tied as a hairbow, yet another vintage quilted bag and a squillion bracelets I’ve picked up and collected from various markets over the years.

Photo 5 from the Vogue website

Photo 5: Snapped at Notting Hill Carnival by Vogue, I’ve managed to perfectly co-ordinate my cocktail, my lipstick and my nail-varnish. Score! That’s an ASOS t-shirt dress with my studded leather jacket, teamed with Marks and Spencer sheer polka dot tights, New Look cage shoes and a shedload of vintage jewelery including my pride and joy charm from Chanel. The glasses are the Wayfarers again- a very kind gift from their Press Office.

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Inspiration: Something in the Air

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

When we were at the Trendunion presentation for Spring Summer 2011, Li Edelkoort let it slip that the Autumn Winter 2011 presentation would be focusing on birds as the next key inspiration.

Ever since then we have been noticing a few early adopters. Our feathered friends have been providing the inspiration for some great prints, accessories and graphics for Spring 2010, almost like a mini taster of what is to come- if Guru Li is to be believed (and let me tell you, her track record is pretty faultless…). So we suggest you let your imagination take flight (no groaning!) and wing it (still, no groaning at the back!) to embrace this beautiful and inspirational motif.

Click here for more inspiration!

Question Air

Whistles

Zadig & Voltaire

Carnaby Sreet

Miss Selfridge

Style spotted on Westbourne Grove

Enjoy! Lucy

Pattern- Take Action

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Here’s a selection of fabulous designs from our September ‘Print’ report. We love the energy captured in these, reminding us of classic action paintings from the likes of Jackson Pollock. Put away the computer and break out your paintbrushes to create this look.

Jonathan Saunders is the one to watch for inspiration in this look. We love his Autumn collection for its bold combination of colour, pattern and silhouette.

Click here for more on ‘Pattern’.

New Look

New Look

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Lipsy

Lipsy

Enjoy! Lucy