Streetstyle: Sunnies and Scarves

Its the perfect when the sun is shining but still not quite warm enough to defeat the chill in the air. We really love these girls looks. Effortlessly well put together. Cute as well as functional.

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Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Streetstyle: Menswear Inspiration

So, here’s day two of this weekend’s streetstyle shots and we’ve decided that Wednesday is all about the boys. Here are some really diverse looks that each individually look very cool. From retro formal (with fro), through relaxed formal to a softened rock look. These reflect just a small part of the fabulous diversity of looks out there for the boys this Spring. We hope to bring you some more very soon.

Thanks to Asta for all of this weeks shots. Great work.

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Brick Lane, East London

Brick Lane, East London

Covent Garden

Brick Lane, East London

Streetstyle: Spring Back to Black

For this week we have a selection of streetstyle shots that showcase what’s being worn right now- and I have to say that the bold colour message is perhaps yet to fully filter through to the streets. Well, yesterday was officially the first day of Spring so perhaps we’ll start to see more colour coming through. For this weekend, however, it was still about layering, tonality and neutrals. We start off with two very cool looking shady ladies rocking black on black…

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Covent Garden

Brick Lane

Streetstyle- Soft with Hard

We style spotted these two on Brick Lane, East London, last weekend. I’m sure their outfits would look mighty different if we’d waited to shoot another week as the sun is hiding behind snow clouds and we are all shivering in a very frosty London!

Fortunately on this day, that was not the case. The sun was shining on the usual crowd of chic and unique stylistas that frequent Brick Lane on a Sunday. I chose to show you these two together as their aesthetic seems to have elements in common. Both have chosen really soft, watercolour style prints on very soft shapes and then combined them with something much harder- the leather jacket and the black accessories. In both cases, we really love the look.

Brick Lane, East London

Brick Lane, East London

Brick Lane, East London

Brick Lane, East London

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Events: Ravensbourne

“Blink” attended the BA Degree show for Ravensbourne University last Thursday in the old Truman Brewery’s ‘Boiler House’. This was a showcase for 29 students graduating from the womenswear, menswear and fashion textiles courses. We’ve chosen our six, quite diverse favorites from the catwalk show.

Agnes Sarosi’s use of strong colours and a fresh take on tailoring context created a very powerful look. Bobby Abley’s very experimental mixing of S&M leather strapping in kiddy colours with teddy-bear detailing was almost scary. Carly Brown’s collection was all about the shoulders and abbreviated variations on classic cuts in pastel colors.  Jess Norman’s collection quite a bourgeois leisure look. Jessica Holmes collection was a modern take on a prim ladylike look. Last but not least, Rachel Hall’s knitwear was just stunningly colorful and in a scale that almost swamped the models.

We also captured a couple of shots of the very stylish crowd.

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Agnes Sarosi on the left. Bobby Abley on the right.

Carly Brown on the left. Jess Norman on the right.

Jessica Holmes on the left. Rachel Hall on the right.

more from Rachel Hall.

The very stylish crowd at the Ravesbourne show.

The very stylish crowd at the Ravesbourne show.

Blink Inspiration: Spring in to Style

Well, we have finally been blessed with some sun shiny days, regardless of the fact that we are shrouded in a cloud of volcanic ash (can someone explain to me how that works?!?). As the temperatures rose, not a moment was wasted in making the most of the opportunity from a style perspective. It seemed that folks had been prepared for this, with a fabulous spring outfit laid out by the bed awaiting the right weather forecast.

Our resident style-searching girl about town, Asta, headed out to capture some of the Spring looks and came back with some great shots, so here are a bunch showing how to perfectly transition into a warmer weather outfit with colour pops, layering, denim and accessories.

These images will be featured alongside many more in our May reports. Contact your nearest agent if you’d like to know more.

Brick Lane

Camden

Hoxton

Camden

Hoxton

Hoxton

Camden

Menswear Street Style: Soft vs Smart

We’ve collected some great menswear shots over the past week or so, and thought we should share them with you and make this a boy’s focused week, before we go full on into London Fashion Week coverage next week.

So, here we have some great fashion moments spotted around London. The boys seem to sit in two style camps- either the super smart, crisp and refined or those who are more about texture and layering. We think both look equally brilliant. What about you?

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Soho

Soho

Soho

Soho

Soho

Soho

Corsica Studios

Corsica Studios

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Blinking in the Snow- Anti Cold, Pro Style part 2

As the super snowy weather continued, we continued to spot some stylish solutions the big question- “How can you look fabulous and stay warm?”. Here are some big scale, bold looks as well as something a little more subtle and retro. Take your pick on whether you want to be quietly warm or whether you’re all about rocking chunky texture and bold pattern in a bid to be cozy.

Thanks to everyone who agreed to stand still in the sub zero arctic winds so that we could take your photo.

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Redchurch Street, East London

Redchurch Street, East London

Broadway Market, East London

Broadway Market, East London

Colour Palettes- More Monochrome

Yes, we know we’ve told you about this already, but it really does deserve a second outing. Super simple black and white is the chic, yet commercial, colour palette of choice. This collection of images was really sparked off by our visit to the Rob Ryan store on Columbia Road. Perhaps you spotted out Twitter about it? The store was totally devoid of colour with all the product purely in black on white. It looked so fresh and very tempting. It inspired us to have a quick look at our recent reports to extract other beautifully monochrome looks. We hope that these inspire you to make some beautiful colour free products, graphics, displays or prints of your own…

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Joseph

Joseph

Vintage Chanel, Paris

Vintage Chanel, Paris

Rob Ryan's Ryantown

Rob Ryan's Ryantown

Bolongaro Trevor

Bolongaro Trevor

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Rob Ryan's Ryantown

Rob Ryan's Ryantown

Knitwear- Knitting Patterns

Knit one, pearl one… oops, dropped a stitch. I think I’ll leave it to the experts! We’ve been featuring this look in the last few month’s of ‘Knit’ reports. Patterned knits have been a fashion ‘no no’ for ages, so we’re delighted that this look has finally popped back up as a must have this Autumn/ Winter. I guess its been dragged back to the fashion framework by the insatiable desire for all things 80’s.

Here are some of our favourite people shots that feature great patterned knitwear. Some are vintage and some are new. Printed looks are out there, but we think that the ‘knitted in’ designs are the best way to go. Kaffe Fassett is the perfect inspiration for this direction, and we haven’t heard his name mentioned in a good way since we were at fashion college. It’s a long overdue revival!

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Brighton

Brighton

Bestival

Bestival