London Fashion Week has kicked off and one thing that caught my eye was the cable knit leggings at Topshop Unqiue Fall 2010 RTW. I love them and while I appreciate they can make even skinny models look a little on the chunky side this doesn't mean we have to give it up altogether. Karla Spetic has again included wool cable knit in her upcoming collection (see below) and while it includes her now signature cable knit skirt, it also includes socks and scarves. She also has some other cuddly knits, so be sure to check them out.
Topshop Unqie Fall 2010 RTW
Karla Spetic Winter 2010
Last season Karla Spetic hand knitted bodice dress - onsale at Karla's online store.
Who are you and where did you come from? I heard you were a Catholic martyr and that you were not one but many. Strange. A feast in your honour was started by a Pope in 496, he thought it might be a good idea to set aside the 14th of February as a day to eat in your honour. Cool. But what is your story? Why and how did you inspire a tradition of celebrating love for another? Seems no one knows. Many say it is consumerism that inspires your tradition... I don't care, sounds like fun to me. But maybe you should have a rule book associated with your holiday. It could start with:
Flowers coming from organic matter only - no plastic thanks.
Celebrate it wholeheartly or not at all. Complaining that V Day was created by commerce is boring.
Acts of love come in many forms and it doesn't require the spending of money - jewellery made of grass/picked flowers (sorry neighbours), whispered words, notes of appreciation...
V day is not a birthday - wish lists are a little rich.
Secret admiring can be flattering but a little freaky... do it with care...
So, Saint V can you pass on the message and thanks for the inspiration.
PS I know I said rule 5 was don't make wish lists but this is not technically a wish list, its a list to inspire... (I promise!)
I find it incredible how a 13 year old who is not a model nor related to a fashion royal family can inspire so much fashion hype. How a 13 year old's fashion dialogue can make the fashion world stop and listen. But that is just what a 13 year old from Chicago has done. Tavi Gevinson started her fashion musings at the age of 11 with her blog Style Rookie and has since gone on to feature in many a magazine most recently American Vogue. Her taste is unique and appears extraordinarily unaffected by her peers. The kid really is a child fashion prodigy. Check her out at Style Rookie
Sunnies, we can't do summer without them and while we need them for sun protection we also need them to act as windows to our inner cool - they can really make or break a look. Sunglasses are highly susceptable to a trend and I'm sure the number of sunnies most of us have bought in a lifetime can't be counted on our fingers and toes. I'm a sucker for a cool pair of shades and although I have zillion pairs, I'm always being tempted by the latest looks. My friend Stepho has a hot pair of SUPER by RETROSUPERFUTURE® which prompted me to check out the range and I likely!!
The label was started by Daniel and Simon Beckerman the publishes of PIG Magazine, an independent music and fashion magazine out of Italy. As with the success of PIG Magzine which went on to branch into web-radio and became one of the most infuential indie music web-radios on the net, SUPER Sunglasses have taken off and are worn by Kanye West, Daft Punk, Sienna MIller, Jessica Alba and Valentino Rossi... Stocked in Australia at Glue stores, here are some of my favourites. I particularly like the Liberty print collection!!