I know I'm slightly late on the uptake here (working full-time is cramping in on blog time), but Jeremy Scott's Barbie influenced line for Moschino SS15 is bloody glorious.
The hair and makeup and models are perfect, but the way that the outfits are almost direct replicas of the tacky 90s outfits Barbie dolls used to come dressed in are perfect. Who said high-fashion couldn't have a hint of tack?
With use of PVC and crazy accessories (including replica plastic Barbie hangers?!) it is literally like someone has brought Barbie to life in this fashion show. Bold prints, sparkles, glitter, a touch of PVC leather, insanely bold statement accessories and PINK envelopes the catwalk collection. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have on high street fashion for SS15, but I imagine the pink and 90s vibes will carry on through in some way, similar to SS14's pastels trend but kicked up a notch. Guessing more neon over pastels and bigger more exaggerated shapes we were used to seeing in the 90s.
Easily the most fun I've seen a designer have with a collection and the most vibrant and exciting thing to hit LFW in a long time, which is probably why it's gotten so much media coverage. Big fan.
*Apologies for the lack of blogging, I recently moved house into London and have had no wifi!) *
Topshop Oxford Circus hosts various different concession brands that aren't available in other stores. My friend Jess dragged me out in the search of a bag her friend had, from a concession line called Etui.
Etui is a line of absolutely beautiful bags & purses, handmade from various gorgeous patterned leathers. They have a massive selection of handbags, shoulder bags, and clutches and purses in so many different styles, all completely unique and one-of-a-kind because of the nature of the leather. I couldn't help myself.
When we were looking for this bag a guy started asking us loads of questions about what the bag looked like. We thought he was being a bit over-detailed, but it turns out he was the owner of the brand and was just trying to work it out because he himself knew every bag that they made down to the last detail. He was so helpful and even ran down to the workshop to find one of a similar description because as I said, every piece is different and unique. He even gave us a cheeky discount.
They are more expensive than your typical bag. Twice the price of a River Island purse. But the quality is undeniable. It smells of fresh, expensive leather. This purse appealed because it was shorter for when I use a smaller clutch bag, but had all the compartments I would need to keep everything in.
A couple of transparent card holders for ID's, 8 other card slots for store cards, a little pocket for change, a couple of other zip pockets and card slots here and there, and then a big back pocket for dolla dolla bills y'all. Unless you carry around your whole life in your purse, this will fit everything you need in it.
This isn't a sponsored post, I was just really impressed by the range available, the customer service of the brand owner (I'm sorry, I can't remember his name!!) and of the general quality of the products. Plus they're gorgeous. Big thumbs up from myself, and Jess!
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