My favourite artist in the entire world, Butch Walker consistently turns out great records and even better live shows. Take a look at the man behind the music, talking with Carson Daly.
23 February 2012
Going to university is arguably one of the best experiences of a young person's life. But visiting your friend at their university? Even better. All the fun, none of the work and the chance to catch up with one of your best friends halfway across the country.
After an eight hour coach/ train/ taxi trek from Sussex to Manchester, my first stop in Manchester was Status at Boutique.
After a much-needed lie in, I was ready to shop. It may have only been Manchester rather than some far-flung corner of the world, but as I'd seen the day before Mancunian girls had a style all of their own: big hair, high heels and false lashes seemed to be daily attire and the glamorous girls looked polished and expensive. I was excited to see what the city had to offer.
No trip to Manchester would have been complete without checking out their local branch of my favourite vintage shop, COW, where I picked up a purple floral playsuit and a Hawaiian shirt (don't judge me).
Here come the touristy photos...
How much do we love Urban Outfitters?! I picked up a black tassel bracelet, leopard print pouch and gorgeous double-finger silver gem and chain ring, all in the sale.
Also I may be biased but...I <3 Topshop.
For my last night in Manchester, Tiger Tiger (rawr).
After this weekend...I can honestly say that I love Manchester!
16 February 2012
15 February 2012
With New York Fashion Week well under way, the whirlwind that is fashion month is about to hit London. To coincide with the start of London Fashion Week and celebrating 10 years of NEWGEN, past winners of the prize have collaborated with their sponsor Topshop to produce a diverse range of t-shirts for the high street heavyweight.
From Erdem's delicate blue and white China print with a lace collar to Meadham Kirchhoff's bold blonde-haired blue-eyed girl, this collection reads like a who's-who of emerging fashion. Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray and Mario Schwab are on their way to becoming names in their own right, while Christopher Kane earned his sartorial stripes seasons ago.
Designers include Ashish, Michael Van Der Ham, Peter Pilotto, Gareth Pugh, Peter Jensen...and so on. Take your pick; with so many talented alumni, you can't go wrong.
The 20 t-shirts will go on sale on Friday in stores and online here retailing at £30. £7 from each t-shirt will go to Centrepoint, making the items good for both your closet and your conscience.
5 February 2012
By now the collaboration between up-and-coming designer Mary Katrantzou and established French luxury goods company Longchamp is hardly breaking news. But the partnership between the two fashion forces is too exciting not to mention.
Mary Katrantzou is the new master of print, her 'S/S 12 collection a mix of deco paint strokes, oceanic scenes and bold, almost dip-dyed florals. But the theme for these classic Longchamp totes? "When East Meets West".
Mary adorns the collection of seven handbag styles with a dreamy oriental scene of lanterns and orchids set against a geometric background of buildings and blue sky. The image is reflected back on itself, giving a print that is as striking as it is skillful.
The collection is out now, and while I can't afford it a girl can dream! Check it out via Colette here