Wednesday, 20 November 2013

We could be heroes, Just for one day

I'm sure most of you have seen that David Bowie is the starring in Louis Vuitton's new campaign, set in the apt and stunning city of Venice, and the whole short film is just an absolute dream.

With Arizona Muse strutting in and making an entrance, David Bowie follows to serenade her with his legenadary tones, while tinkling on the piano, while they are surrounded by a part of whimsical and weird affairs.
As if David Bowie didn't have style icon status already, being the King of re-invention and pushing boundaries, sporting everything from eye patches to the instantly recognizable lightning bolt. David, along with flame-haired persona of Ziggy Stardust, has always used his clothes as a tool of self-expression, whether that be the most glittering and fabulously sparkling pair of platforms your eyes have ever seen, or the trousers so tight that they'd give Mick Jagger a run for his money.
The 66-year old is just as talented, amazing and relevant nowadays, as he was back in his prime, so much so that the V&A recently just gave him his own exhibition, and now with this prestigious honor from Louis Vuitton, David Bowie shows now sign of stopping anytime soon in the style stakes. Now only that, but with his most recent album being a critically acclaimed success, that was Mercury Prize nominated and a personal love of mine at the moment as well, he's not slowing down on the music scene either.
Check out the campaign underneath if you haven't done already, what do you think of Bowie's style and longevity?
Sources: bbc online, guardian online & elle uk

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Friday, 8 November 2013

Tons of Tartan

Every year when Winter comes around. tartan pokes its head out from under all of the fallen, auburn leaves and announces it's loud arrival.
While when most of us see tartan, usual associations that come to mind is Vivienne Westwood leading being the poster girl for the British punk scene, and the fresh, air of the Scottish highlands, breezing by a Scotman's kilt.
This time round though, tartan's grown up and matured a bit, and has taken over a wardrobe quite a bit.
How I wear tartan has evolved as well, instead of looking like a reject out of St.Trinians, I've been taking a more sophisticated approach, mixing it with ladylike blouses and contrasting with powder-toned knitwear.

This skirt is my personal favourite though, mixed with slick leather, giving it a tougher and darker edge.
I've been wearing into uni in the day with slouchy jumpers and plain white tees, and transformed at night into a little sultry number with crop tops and little, swinging, black cami numbers.
skirt: Topshop, belt: Warehouse
I need to be careful not to overdose on tartan!

Have you guys been swept in the tartan phase?

I've finally had some spare time away from law revision and shorthand studying and got a few blog posts lined up and ready, so hopefully these massive gaps inbetween blog posts will become more irregular, because I really miss doing them!
(Sources: my own photos, diaryofafashiondiva, lochcarron,, and msn style online)

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Iron Hearts

I think you all know now, I love my superheroes, whether it's Batman cruising around in his badass Batmobile, Thor kicking it back old-school with his almighty hammer (innuendo, cheeky!), or She-Ra swoshing around her sword of protection.
On this particular occasion, Iron Man was the man for me.

I must admit that Robert Downey Jnr's charismatic and hilarious portrayal of him is one of the why I like him so much, but also because he looks great on a t-shirt.
I picked this up from Urban Outfitters the other week and loved the relaxed fit and baseball shirt design.

The comic book and superhero loving side of me didn't conquer all though, as the girly girl at heart peeped through with a slick of colourful lippy and tied up a blue bow in my hair, that went along swimminglywith the blue of the comic strip print.

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