After discovering Syon House and Garden earlier this year I just keep coming back. Not many know about this place, probably because it’s a secluded, all the way in the zone 5, London Borough of Hounslow, and it’s used mainly as a wedding venue.
I’ve never been a model but I love the process of taking the pictures and rushing home to edit them. That’s why it wasn’t a problem for me to wake up early on Sunday morning and go to this magical place with my friend before other people start coming. We were lucky because it was a beautiful sunny and warm September day.
Walking around and enjoying only birds and squirrels, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the people who use to lived there, and some still do ( house is owned by Duke of Northumberland).I was feeling like I’m in a fairytale, most possibly because of tulle with gold embroidery I finally found!
American fashion market is expanding every day with new brands and one of them is Majorelle, newly launched brand of Revolve creative director Rachel Zeilic. Until recently Revolve was only selling other brands clothes but they decided to have a go in making their own collections. Majorelle is their 9th collection and it can be found on revolve.com.
Judging by the first photographs clothes will be popular amongst trendsetters on Instagram and it’s already been seen on many bloggers such as Dani Song, Gala Gonzales, Chiara Ferragni, Tuula Vintage, Patricia Manfield which are as well Rachel’s close friends.
With fluttery co-ords, party tops and printed romantic dresses, this collection is every LA girl dream. The whole range is available here
This dress I got from Abercrombie & Fitch year ago when I was still thinking that London actually has summer! Year later I’m wearing this dress second time and second time in Croatia. Why London,why?!
Anyway, this dress was love at first and even though it’s tiny and really summery and I will not have much chance to wear it,I’m happy that I have it in my closet because of this great Croatian summer nights
Kingston is that part of London that isn’t really London but it’s is because it’s apparently Zone 6…Never mind,it’s still great.It has river walks with amazing views, Ancient Market which is there for last 800 years,lots of shops and restaurants and…this unique phone boots.
Last weekend I went to my first Indian wedding and it was so nice and different.Venue and the weather were amazing and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately I didn’t wear sari but I fell in love with this dress.
While I’m dreaming and preparing for holidays (again) that are coming in a month I discovered amazing trend-palm print. Why not to bring holidays to me 🙂
When you think about palm trees on clothes you think about aloha shirts but try to think little bit more a la mode.
This tropical trend is chic and definitely season appropriate.Celebrities such as Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Kate Bosworth and Shay Mitchell have been seen rocking the jungle print in varying patterns and colours.
If you decide to go bold like Blake opt for something that it’s not too loud. When you are wearing palm print keep accessories simple and neutral- If you don’t wear palm print accessories though 🙂
I chose my favourite outfits and also clothes and accessories you can buy.
If I asked you to name five of the most influential fashion designers, who would you name? Perhaps you would say Ralph Lauren, or maybe you particularly like the work of Oscar de la Renta, whilst names like Elie Saab, Armani, and Calvin Klein are never far away from the minds of fashionista’s. There are several names that you could mention, but what if I told you that probably one of the most powerful and influential fashion designers at the moment is actually an architecture graduate from MIT, you would probably say I was crazy wouldn’t you?…..
….but actually I’m not, and I’m going to tell you why:
Jessica Rozenkrantz is a creative director at the company Nervous System, she’s not actually a fashion designer, she really possesses a degree in architecture and biology which she obtained from the American technology university MIT in 2005. The company, Nervous System is a design studio which “works at the intersection of science, art, and technology”. In short they use computers to come up with designs. But what’s really interesting is that she also helped to design a 3D printed dress which moves and sways like real fabric. Now you may be wondering:
Isn’t 3D printing for computer geeks, and what does it have to do with fashion:
If you didn’t already know, 3D printing allows a person to design something, and then get it printed out in three dimensions. This means that the design that they came up with looks like a real thing which they can touch and feel (and in this case wear), the real beauty of 3D printing means that you get everything almost immediately once it’s been printed. Back in December 2014 Wired magazine reported a project with other companies such as Google, in this project Jessica Rozenkrantz and her team created a dress made out of plastic, which moves like real fabric and was created almost instantaneously, she even created bespoke jewellery which was made perfect in every single detail which meant that it would never ever chafe the person who wore it.
Think about this for just a second:
It’s Saturday morning, you are going to a hot party in town tonight, and you don’t have a dress to wear. You would look on the regular fashion sites, like Asos, BooHoo, River Island, and you see a dress you like, perfect! You go to buy it, and opps your size is completely sold out. You still need a dress for tonight so you might hit the shops, you brave all the Saturday shoppers, and go to the store, only to find that the dress you wanted, doesn’t actually look all that great. It’s Saturday night, and you don’t have that dress, the horror!
Is there another way?
Well yes, let’s imagine an alternative world where it’s Saturday morning, and you have a hot party to go to, but no dress, but instead of shopping online, you create your own dress, designing it down to the finest detail, from the colour, to the details on the buttons, because it’s your design, you can even get the sizing for it perfect. Now imagine in this world, that you could have that same dress on a Saturday afternoon, ready for your hot party, no bad sizing, no missed deliveries, no colour and style problems. Instead, you would have the perfect dress, made by you, for you, in the way you want it. Sounds impossible doesn’t it?
But actually it’s closer than you think:
With the experiment from Jessica Rozenkrantz, it seems that this kind of fashion design is about to happen, as this technology develops, not only does the fashion industry change from a buying perspective, but also the world of fashion design changes. Instead of blogging about the styles from John Paul Gaultier, and Ralph Lauren, we would actually be talking about regular people who have realised their beautiful designs in reality thanks to technology, where the cover of Vogue is no longer talking about new collections, and instead the new collections are being created in the homes of everyday people every single week. The possibilities are endless.
It’s unlikely that the work being done around 3D printing and fabrics will be affordable and realised in the near future, but if the trend catches on, we won’t be just talking about five new designers, we’ll be talking about hundreds of them. What do you all think? Is it good to bring fashion design to the fingertips of regular people, or should it remain in the hands of the professionals? Give us your views.
The fashion designer (could be) dead, long live the fashion designer!
On the second day in Barcelona we’ve seen lots of places but my favourite were Montjuic and one of Gaudi’s work Casa Batllo. Magic Fountain de Montjuic and Palau Nacional are so great that we had to visit it twice in the same day.
For Casa Batllo you have to pay entrance but inside is so special,like anything you’ve seen before so is definitely worth it.
For day at sightseeing I opted for my favourite striped top and navy skirt.
It’s time to take out your strapless bra because this summer,according to designers,naked shoulders are big trend this summer.nothing is sexier than a pair of bare shoulders. Off shoulder dresses and tops manage to show off an appropriate amount of skin and look ladylike and flattering on every woman.
Plus, they pair well with pretty much anything you have in your closet, from denim shorts and skinny jeans , to midi skirts.
I though that I’m done with buying stripy things for this year because there is seriously big pile of stripes in my closet. But well, no two stripes look the same ,right? And Zara ,amazing as it can be,doesn’t help at all. I just love how stripes can go with everything