Showing posts with label Topshop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Topshop. Show all posts

Friday, 14 December 2012

Strike a Pose

Back in August I entered a competition in Vogue UK for a sneak peak at Topshop's Autumn/Winter12 campaign. I can't believe I actually managed to secure two tickets considering there were only 300 for both the London and Manchester events. This was my first proper 'I feel part of the front row' moment. There were make-overs galore, a fashion DJ, cocktails and champagne. Usually at these type of events the drinks staff can be rather stingy on top ups...but to be fair I managed to sneak at least 3 glasses of champers. The main reason for attending this event was the talk given from Ginnie Fraser British Vogue's retail editor. Embellishment and Manish tailoring seemed to be the order of the she routed through a small rail of hand picked beauties. It was interesting to see such a magazine commentating on a brand that seems to have almost exploded into a full blown global phenomena. Celebrities, US store openings, the Queen of the UK high street. Where did it all go so right?

In fact talking of celebrities check out Kate Bosworth being unveiled in the Winter Wonderland video for Topshop. Who doesn't love a red dress for Christmas.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Topshop Trends SS12

Topshop Trends SS12

Oh god I love Polyvore. I could happily spend all day saving items, mixing and matching creating new sets. I really couldn't be happier. My challenge here apart from the fact I am applying for a job with the Arcadia Brand who own Topshop was to create some looks that were on trend and only using the items from the store. So here we go:

Look 1: I started with the print skirt and built it from there. I imagined skating in the sun somewhere along the beach in California. I wanted that Americana kind of vibe so from that I thought the denim crop top was a natural progression. Its sexy but not in an obvious sort of way. Along with the earrings, get your skates on tie your hair in a loose fitted bun add a dab of blusher and Vaseline and away you go.

Inspiration: Prada.

Look 2: I tried to mix two trends here, pastels and novelty. I have a bit of an obsession with coloured jeans at the moment, they are the easiest and simplest way to jazz up an outfit. I thought the ice cream cone print was very retro and very cool and very reminiscent of beach summers. The bag is great for adding another dimension with its cute print and the neon shades of the shoes and bright sunglasses just add an extra twist. This is a fun simple outfit that would be great for chilling with friends over a nice glass of wine or out shopping on a Saturday.

Inspiration: Meadham Kirchoff

Look 3: This is one my favourites. The white dress is so simple and elegant on its own. If I had the statuesque figure of a model I'd be hanging out around the Greek islands wearing bejewelled flip flops. So I thought I'd team it with these beautiful gun metal wedges which adds a metallic edge and adds some height. I added the belts to show my patriotic pride for the Olympics this summer and too hit into that Sports Luxe kind of vibe. And if it got cold I'd add a blue and white cardi for a nautical look or a battered black leather jacket for more of a rock and roll twist.

Inspiration: Amanda Wakeley

Look 4: There are so many different trends going on here its hard to know where to start. The leggings sort of grabbed my attention and I wanted to find another print that clashed with it but in the right sort of way. This look is sort of too cool for school, its kind of Out of I Africa living on a big plantation having showers outside and watching the stars in a rocking chair from the porch. A definite on safari look. I think the silver shoes  provide a neutral backdrop to the far our prints. I also picked the clutch as it reminded me of vintage Versace.

Inspiration: Burberry.