We’ve noticed these tippet style accessories emerging. The neck comes sharply into focus as a key location, highlighted by all the ruff details on the catwalks, pin pointed by all the snoods and collar style necklaces. This little flash of fur builds on that feeling, merged with the love of all things fluffy this Autumn season.
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The Bath House club, East London
Blend unpredictable summer weather with high rise hemlines and add a need to move on from plain leggings. This is the perfect recipe to drive out innovation in hosiery. You can forget about the fail-safe fall back of opaques this Autumn.
We love these socks, especially when they are long and teamed with heels for a sexy preppy combo. Laddered and ripped tights emerged as a cool street style look over the last few months, and we love the extreme version shown below (shot on a very hot day so whats with the fur hat???). Lacey looks take this in a more delicate, vintage direction.
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H & M
We love flowers, especially being given them! But when a bouquet isn’t forthcoming, we’ll settle with wearing beautiful blooms instead. As the Autumn collections drop in earnest, florals are taking on a moodier look. The featured designs all have a certain intensity about them. The sooty, painterly look is great, but we particularly like the designs using bolder colour combinations. Black is the continuity shade, worked as a great backdrop or colour heightening highlight.
Our gifted “Blink” contributor, Sarah, spotted this cool girl in East London, and we thought she was a perfect addition to this print oriented post. The colour palette and pattern of her skirt looks really effective back to simple black. Don’t miss those great checked shoes too.
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Marshmallow Mountain, vintage
Throughout the last of the summer reports, and now in the Autumn editions, monochrome has been a really clear colour direction. As shown in the images here, it stretches from casual looks into super formal affairs. The pure lack of colour creates a really graphic look with striking contrasts. It’s an ideal antidote to all the retro brights, and also creates the perfect inter-seasonal statement.
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Kingly Court, vintage
We’ve noticed an upsurge in pure, statement blondes. These are one toned, super bright looks. Whitened out to almost no colour or certainly ash toned, even blue or purple rinsed to give an extra cool look. It has a punkish feel, rather than the traditional ideal of the blonde ‘dolly bird’. This is whole new breed of bold, bright blondes.
Here’s a quick one for the boys. We’re seeing a migration of the girl’s 7/8ths look across into the male arena. Loving these turn ups. The perfect way to immediately update your look. Looking good on tailored trousers, chinos or skinny jeans.
Brick Lane, Camberwell, Carnaby Street (from left to right)
These recent shots show a strongly graphic look. Big on impact and high in the style stakes. We love the simple bi-colour combinations. These girls look striking yet uncomplicated. In some cases the look has gently retro overtones, but in others this is refreshingly modern. Flexible, commercial and cool.
Trumans Brewery, off Brick Lane
Kings of Leon gig, O2
This weekend “Blink” headed over to Shoreditch to see what was up. We took lots of exciting pictures, made a few purchases and developed a new style crush.
The most inspiring thing that we saw was the collection in the Louis de Gama store on Cheshire Street. The range was a brilliant combination of vintage and new textiles, contrast colours and weights paneled together, collapsed voluminous shapes and a very new take on a sexy, feminine look.
The image below was our favorite piece. The soft ruffled layers of pale shell tones are given a surprisingly hard edge with the black leather cups. We want one!
Louis de Gama
‘Geek Chic’ is still alive and going strong. Looking just as good on the girls as it does on the boys. Go large (I feel that I’m writing that on most of the posts) and choosing heavy frames or super scale shows a commitment to the look.
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Vintage Textiles Fair, Hammersmith