Monday, 21 October 2013

fashion week favourites

Ladies and gentlemen - I present to you, in alphabetical order, some of my fashion week favourites for the S/S 2014 season.


Up first is Cavalli, who excels with gorgeous intricate beading and fringing on a simple black backdrop. The flowing, kaftan-like cut of the garments added texture and shape to the collection.


The Dries van Noten collection was approved by the judges for its high-low mix, pleated metallic ruffles being juxtaposed with grey jersey basics. The embroidered jacket and bags were also admired for their ethnic flavour.


The long-standing favourite has impressed yet again with a chic pairing of floaty whites with sharp leather separates. The footwear and wrist adornments only added to the effortless vibe.


A surprise favourite from the Indian-born Khan this season. The Latin flavour was much admired, with refreshing silhouettes created by the puffed sleeves and off-the shoulder necklines. The embroidery and prints as well as the Frida Kahlo-style braided hair added to the exotic feel.


Straight-cut gowns and sheer layers all contributed to an effortless fluidity at Theysken's Theory in New York. The colours ranged from muted greys and blacks to flashes of pink and red colour blocking, in a diverse spectrum that kept delivering in style.


Rock-star cool from the cult French brand. The monochrome palette was definitely not lacking in interest, and the looks were taken up a notch with metallic accents and extremely stylish and tasteful headwear *cough cough*. A new fast favourite in the Subtorial Standard Style Stakes ( sorry - when it gets late, my alliteration gets out of hand). Over and out.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

week in outfits: day 5

hat/urban outfitters, jumper/topshop, jeans/uniqlo, leather jacket/warehouse, boots/deichmann

Et voilĂ , last Friday's outfit  - and I may have saved my favourite till last. Only a little bit proud that I managed to apply red lipstick without smearing it all over my face and finding it in inconceivable places like under my armpits and in my belly button later on, which is usually what happens when I try and put on make-up in a hurry. I would say that I think I pulled it off, but as a matter of fact, I didn't actually wear it out - so for all I know, I could be completely deluded like those people on X Factor who think they can sing.

Also, for some reason unknown to even the Gods of Technology, my lovely sharp photos turn blurry and take on a peculiar tinge when I upload them to Blogger. Just to clarify: my hair isn't green in real life. If anyone knows how to solve this issue, please tell me - and I shall worship thee as the saviour of techno-phobics everywhere. I promise.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

week in outfits: day 4

leather trousers/zara, khaki shirt/topshop, striped top/pacsun, boots/bocage

Leather trousers Thursday... However cool they may look, though, I tell you - they are SO UNCOMFORTABLE! I was walking around like a penguin because it was so hard to bend my knees, especially walking up and down the stairs. However, you can wipe them down if you spill any comestibles/hot beverages on them, which is a bit of a revelation if I'm being honest. I am a notoriously messy eater. Sometimes I think I should repurchase all of my clothes in PVC - but who goes for practicality over style anyway?

Monday, 7 October 2013

week in outfits: day 3

jeans/uniqlo, belt/pull&bear, jumper/h&m, converses/um...converse

Sunday, 6 October 2013

week in outfits: day 2

My ear makes an appearance through my hair again. This seems to be a recurring issue - if you had seen my Year 10 school photo, you'll know what I mean...

jeans/uniqlo, blouse/zara, jacket/topshop, boots/bocage

One photo today - I looked like there was a horrible smell under my nose in all the others and I don't want you to get the impression that I actually am a perpetually grumpy person. I'm nice, I swear! Except when I'm hungry, cold or tired. Trust me, you wouldn't want to cross me when I'm all three of those things.

Anyway, I wore this on Tuesday (excuse the 5-day delay) to go on a school trip to see As You Like It. I always imagine myself as a sophisticated and cultured lady when I go to the theatre, sitting elegantly on the plush velvet chair, head cocked in appreciation of whatever I might have the privilege of being able to watch. Unfortunately, the reality is usually somewhat different. On this particular occasion my contact lenses refused to cooperate, leaving me rubbing my irritated eyes in frustration - until one of them fell out half way through the second act, rendering me almost blind in one eye. My warped logic led me to decide that the least disruptive way to solve this problem was to spend the rest of the play with my glasses skew-whiff on my head so as that they conveniently covered said eye. Maybe this is why I'm single?

Friday, 4 October 2013

week in outfits: day 1

I call this one the 'pouting orphan'

you're really not pulling off the jacket-on-shoulder look, Sophia...
See! I can look normal! (Occasionally)
jeans/uniqlo, shirt/topshop, faux leather jacket/warehouse, boots/deichmann

Here, my friends, is what I wore on Monday. I'm really loving being able to wear more autumnal garments - like my favourite all-purpose khaki shirt. I could definitely fit in with the rows of soldiers that lined the streets about a year ago for Luxembourg's royal wedding. As my Mum put it, they were so 'working the military trend'.

P.S. I sincerely apologise for my horrifically bad posing and facial expressions. Being that annoying cheerful and optimistic person most of the time, it seems ironic that I'm also afflicted with chronic bitch face...

P.P.S. Just noticed the stripy tan line on my arms in the last picture. Lord help me and my tanning skills.