Posts Tagged ‘Prada’

“Blink” London Fashion Week: streetstyle

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Metallic Addict

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

As I salivated over yet another pair of shiny shoes, it occurred to me that I might have a bit of an obsession. I may well have been a magpie in a former incarnation because anything with a some sparkle and glitter is pretty much irresistible to me.  It appears that my nemesis is particularly the metallic shoe. Here’s my collection, but I can justify every single one as they all do a different job, are a varying metallic hue, have different heel heights and types- should any justification ever be needed!

my metallic shoe obession. From left to right we have old gold from LK Bennett, Greek sandals from Mykonos, silver winklepickers from Topshop, mahoosive wedges from Zara and my stunning silver wedges from Prada.

my metallic shoe obsession. From left to right we have old gold from LK Bennett, Greek sandals from Mykonos, silver winklepickers from Topshop, mahoosive wedges from Zara and my stunning silver wedges from Prada.

I have owned those Prada beauties for about 9 years. That silver finish also coated the soles (until I danced most of it off). You see, a well chosen shoe can be a style investment that you will enjoy over many years. Upon reflection and seeing them all laid out together, I think this is all pretty reasonable and that there’s room to add a few more variations on this theme!

Oh, and as I was shooting this at home the other morning, Bobby decided to photobomb. Yes, you are more gorgeous and more loved than my shoes, don’t worry x

Bobby photobombing my shot

Bobby photobombing my shot

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Resort ’15, ACNE

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We hope that you liked our opening Resort’15 post yesterday, and today we move on from Giambattista Valli to look at ACNE. A very different label, and very different approach. Here we certainly still see the focus on extreme proportions and a linear, graphic minimalism but we also see a label that is embracing the desire for fashion that is, well, ugly.

This isn’t an insult. It’s actually something that the brilliant peeps at SHOWstudio have been looking at. Prada does it very well, as Miuccia explains ‘Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting. Maybe because it is newer,’ and you may not get it now, but as usual with Prada’s cutting edge looks, you will get it in a season or two.

So, anyhow, back to the goods and here are our favourite looks from the ACNE Resort ’15 show. Watch out for those 3D patch pockets from Burberry too.

ACNE,  Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

ACNE, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

ACNE,  Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

ACNE, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

All images with huge thanks to the wonderous style.com

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Wanderlust, SS’14

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Here’s  few looks from a very diverse selection of labels, but all with a similar inspiration source in mind. This is about the wanderer, the traveller, the global magpie. It’s very much the forever reference point for seemingly the one and only festival look. It’s faux hippy, flash-packer in a very bold, statement way and we love it for it’s unapologetic, bright, stylish strength.

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Prada

Prada

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Primark

Primark

Proenza Schouler retrospective, Le Bon Marche

Proenza Schouler retrospective, Le Bon Marche

Tara Jarmon

Tara Jarmon

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Events: The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the V&A

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014   Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

On Friday night the Blink team hit the V&A for their really very civilized late opening (DJ’s, lights and projections, booze). We were there with tickets to see ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion’ exhibition clutched in our sweaty little hands. No-one puts on an a fashion exhibition quite as well as the V&A so we had high hopes and oh those high hopes were not only met but exceeded.

I have a general sense of the founding and evolution of the Italian fashion industry, but this exhibition delivers on an insightful and educational level as well as being utterly stunning in both subject and setting, revealing the origins of Italy’s fashion week which was actually staged in Florence in the early 50’s and then taking through the key stages in Italian fashion right up to today.

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014   Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion show in Sala Bianca,1955  Photo by G.M. Fadigati, © Giorgini Archive, Florence

Fashion show in Sala Bianca,1955 Photo by G.M. Fadigati, © Giorgini Archive, Florence

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014   Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pucci beach styles from the 60's

Pucci beach styles from the 60’s

In the first rooms of the exhibition, which focus on the earliest years, there are names that we had never come across before, but the skill, detailing, design and construction leaves you wondering why these are not names that we know as well as Gucci, Prada and Dolce. As the exhibition progresses into the 60’s you can see how Italian fashion really crystallized it’s reputation as a fashion world leader through film with original costumes given context by footage from the movies that they featured in.

Elizabeth Taylor wears Bulgari jewellery at the masked ball, Hotel Ca'Rezzonico, Venice 1967

Elizabeth Taylor wears Bulgari jewellery at the masked ball, Hotel Ca’Rezzonico, Venice 1967

The names featured become more recognizable as we hit the 80’s and see designs featured from Pucci, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, and even Benetton (remember when they were cool, and their amazing campaigns?).

Krizia, 1981

Krizia, 1981

In the final room we get right up to date with pieces from the last decade, featuring names that show how Italian fashion has stood the test of time by embracing what makes it unique- the creativity, the craftsmanship and the passion.

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014   Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Installation image of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Before you leave the exhibition there is a great video with interviews with some of the key contributors to Italian Fashion today (how lovely does Angela Missoni seem!) discussing the future of Italian fashion which is not to be missed. Oh, and then there’s the gift shop…

V&A bookshop

V&A bookshop

If you’re looking to invest in some books about Italian fashion, then this is a one stop shop. As a fashion book collector, I was in seventh heaven. We thoroughly recommend you hit this exhibition (and gift shop) before it closes on 27th July. Book ahead here or risk disappointment as this is proving a popular one.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Fringe Benefits

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

It really isn’t that long since we had the last fringe trimmed moment. Well, it seems we’re not ready to forgo our fringe benefits this Spring. I for one am delighted as I’ve been forced to grow out my actual fringe by my very forceful hairdresser, Oliver Woods. I will indulge my fringe love by enjoying these beauties…

Gucci

Gucci

Valentino

Valentino

Prada

Prada

Guess

Guess

Sarah Ryan, Vauxhall Fashion Scout

Sarah Ryan, Vauxhall Fashion Scout

Pucci

Pucci

Valentino

Valentino

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Old school kicks at Prada

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

When I say ‘old school’ I really do mean that literally. We spotted these Prada kicks and were transported back in time when the most sophisticated ‘trainers’ we owned were plimsolls bought from Woolworths and pretty much guaranteed to last a term at school, but not much longer. It’s that laced up, cloth upper combined with the rubber sole. Fast forward from school gym class (oh my, what were those mini kilts and gym knickers all about!?!) to my first job in fashion. I worked at Whistles and it was my job one season to call in colour samples from Bensimon, the venerable French home of the tennis shoe. Well, I think Prada was quite inspired by those, probably a bit more than they were inspired by me in my school gym kit…

Prada, Spring'14

Prada, Spring'14

Prada, Spring'14

Prada, Spring'14

Love them or loath them, as they’re Prada’s creation you will most probably be wearing a variation on this theme sometime soon. Mini kilt and gym knickers optional.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Prada takes a Trip

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I have never fancied a cruise, but then I spotted this absolutely gob-smackingly stunning, trunk style luggage from Prada and I am ready to book my cabin on the next ship out of here.

Prada

Prada

Prada

Prada

Prada

Prada

Prada started out as a luggage business so this is a glorious homage to their roots, and this is traditionally ‘Cruise’ season so they have doubly doffed their cap to the brand’s history. Now, where’s a porter when you need one?

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Prada Autumn Winter 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We don’t know what it means, but it’s Prada so that’s quite normal. What we do know is that it’s stunningly lovely. I’m particularly enamored with that eye make up…

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Mini Bags

Friday, May 25th, 2012

To round up a couple of days worth of accessories indulgence we look at the trend for weeny bags. Not the most practical, but still a very elegant look. In our streetsyle shot of Susie Bubble, from LFW, you can see she’s opted for a second, more functional bag along with her super sweet, colour blocked, mini bag. That’s probably the reality of this accessories option, unless you are super disciplined and minimal- or have a boyf with big pockets…

Suzy Bubble at London Fashion Week

Suzy Bubble at London Fashion Week

Browns Focus

Browns Focus

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Valentino

Valentino

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Prada

Prada

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Enjoy! Lucy