Tuesday, 16 August 2011

And it's a howdy from me

Like, long time no blog right?

So yeah, I've been busy, really busy. Finishing uni, moving house (again), starting my new job, partying, sleeping, eating great food (and some not so good stuff - prawns, sweet chilli and cream cheese = EWW!)...
All that stuff seems to have monopolised my time. Combined with the fashion fatigue I was suffering from as an effect of the over exposure at uni and general stress and feeling apathetic about EVERYTHING, I've been a bad bad girl and not blogged for simply ages!

But I feel renewed after a few months of settling into a new routine. I'm loving my job at swatch, and I shall be blogging about the new Kid Robot and Jeremy Scott ranges soon, because they are just too awesome.
However today I've woken up, excited about the prospect of going for sushi with some of my girl friends. I've flicked through the new editions of Glamour and Company, I've had a nose around style.com and I can tell you now, I am so freaking ENERGISED by the new season trends!

I'm a winter girl; give me a big sweater, long scarves wrapped around your face, hot cocoa with gingerbread and thick tights, fingerless gloves, velvet, cashmere and suede, reds and purples and inky blacks, snow and fairy lights and piles of fallen leaves, the smell of frost...

It's all such a relief after the casual, floaty, heat of summer. I live up to my floral name and wilt in the heat after all.

So it follows that I prefer A/W, it makes me more inspired. Plus I get to wear layers, which I love :)

This A/W there are some bloody fantastic trends. The whole retro vibe; seventies swagger, forties elegance, sixties chic... It's all good babydolls.

In particular I'm loving the seventies/granny/folky feel of House of Holland, yes i even like the granny blanket scarf...

(Images from style.com) HOH A/W 2011

That light blue tweed is gorgeous, such a play on the traditional winter fabrics, and as much as I normally hate orange, the jack-o-lantern shade in the first image is such a great colour pop against the leather jacket and the technicolour scarf.

Another collection that I really loved was Dolce and Gabanna A/W 2011.
A contrasting collection of yuppy style power suiting and androgyny played against the stunning star prints and hits of coloured sequins.

The masculine tailoring of the more androgynous garments looks fresh even if the idea isn't new in itself. There are the teddy boy-esque drape coats and tidy shirts. And the nod to The Night Porter with the exposed braces across the shirt breast. The peg leg trouser endures sadly, but I never think I have to like the whole outfit anyway.

(Images from Style.com, D&G R-T-W A/W 2011)

And against this manly, monochrome theme, come the girls. They glitter and glide, floating along in interglactic star prints and sequins and acres of silk chiffon, like human nebulai.
This stuff appeals to my inner magpie, feminine and whimsical with great big hits of SPARKLE!

(images from style.com, D&G R-T-W A/W 2011)

I especially love that petrol blue sequinned dress, it's just so jewel like and rich. Just gorgeous.

And on that note, I will end this post. It's becoming ridiculously long after all.

A nice launch back into the fashion-sphere. Hope you liked. I think I shall try and keep this up, there's plenty to report back about from the A/W shows and the new season stuff from the high street after all. Jeez I love the change from of the seasons!

Much love babydolls,

MerrieGirl xxx



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