Toga SS15 / Mirror Mirror On My Shoulder

While half the fashion industry is freezing over there in NY (and probably almost running onto the catwalk to rip some AW15 coats off the models), here in London it definitely feels more like spring. The temperature's up, cherry blossoms start appearing and there's more hope generally that this winter's gonna end at some point (at least on my side).

So let's think back to mid-September when Toga showed their SS15 collection. It was superb on so many levels. Normally, I'm not into geometrical, almost architectural designs but Toga managed to give it a softer, more human spin. Sheer fabrics, pleated tulle and delicate threads added warmth to the collection without taking away from its almost dramatic vibe. But the detail that stuck with me the most was the inclusion of mirrors as little accents on clothes and accessories. Whether it's a nod to today's (manic) self-obsession or was just used, ya know, because it looks pretty, it definitely ups the game of Toga's collection. Personally, I loved the little mirror accessory which you can wear on your shoulder. Or like a necklace. Or something. You can definitely make it your own. Thumbs up, Toga. Now I'm ready for some AW15 mirrors.

Ryan Lo SS15: It's In The Details

Fellow detail-obsessed fashion show goers will know that once you've seen somthing tiny and sparkly you just can't take your eyes off it. I mean, just look at this mega cute heart button!! Can someone please deliver a truckload of them to me? Thanks.

Ryan Lo's beach wonderland certainly was a feast for the eyes. There was no end in sight for his fun-filled glitter bonanza, and boy was it good. So good that at the end of it, I almost forgot I was at LFW and not on an island somewhere far away.. Bravo Ryan Lo for taking us to your uber kitsch beach party - anytime again!

Click here to see more photos of his presentation.

Loose Luxury By Baja East

While looking through the SS15 NY shows I stumbled upon these super good looks. Designed by Baja East, the pieces are comfortable enough to wear all day everyday 24/7. Their cool and laid-back vibe makes that even easier. You can grab some of their pieces at (who're also running a sample sale until tomorrow by the way).

Images via

Black Sweat(s)

I should really be looking at & Other Stories more. They actually have stuff other high street retailers don't - and this stuff is also qualitative (well if you exclude some polyester-crafted pieces..). Like these two sweaters here. The left one is made of 100% merino wool and the right example features lambswool and cotton. Do you find any form of plastic in there? No, no and no!

I like them both but might go for the left one in the end. Or the right one...

images via, collage by me.

Supreme Print

Dedication is something wonderful isn't it? Especially when such a beautiful print is involved. Photographing it from every angle and making it the sole subject of a blog post truly means something. Namely that I'm printstruck. Yum. Well done Antipodium.

And So It Begins...

Fashion month is upon us and I am in major fan-girl mode once again. Don't we all love experiencing the buzz of the fresh, new and super covetable? I certainly do. 
I browsed to see the first collections of NYFW and found some cool, easy-to-wear pieces which you could pull off right now. Too bad they'll only hit the stores next spring, am I right? Scroll down and start swooning.
First of all we have Chadwick Bell seducing us with clean cuts and on point layering. I picked out some black and white looks although the collection also offers brick red, cotton candy pink and camel hues. Comfort continues to be on trend - Yes to mobility, no to heels.
Uh, ah, YEAH! Thought something similar when I saw the Nicholas K look on the very top. Layers + asymmetry + fringing + black leather jacket (including rolled up sleeves and popped collar) + badass don't-mess-with-me dark green = Big. Thumbs. Up. The collection is a nice break from all the über-minimalism. Would wear everything minus the horsehair.
Aaaand we're back to minimal. Who would actually have thought that I seem to be kind of into it? Hmm. These two looks by Derek Lam 10 Crosby convinced me with their relaxed styling and modest designs. This reminds me - still need to find a jumpsuit.

Let's see what else the fashion season has in store for us. Stay tuned.

Collages by me, images via

More Pre-Fall Solutions

Now that we've started talking pre-fall, let's explore a footwear option. I came across a sandal boot (soot?) for those September days when the weather seems to be properly insulted, giving us a mix of rain, sun and sometimes even hail. Ok, you wouldn't want to ruin the beautiful bordeaux velours with rain but still: these sooties (I'll stick with that) are a damn good pick for the moody transitional season. Get them here, thank me later.

Image via

Pre-Fall Sweater Skirt Combos

After I saw this photo of Linda Rodin on Vogue last week I was in awe. In awe of the simple but great outfit she was wearing. Glam skirt + super casual sweater + über elegant slippers. Come on, just take a look at these shoes! 
I recreated her outfit and looked to Matches for a designer version and to the high street for the cheaper option, which I prefer.
Ted Baker flats

Click on links for image sources. Collages by me.

Welcoming Agyness Deyn's Title A

Finally finally finally Agyness Deyn has released her AW14 range for Title A, her new womenswear line. Working with sister Emily and designer Tracy Moore, the team has created a pared down yet super cool line, reflecting Agyness' own style which is known to be androgynous, cool and above all focused on comfort.

Title A offers elegant basics and phenomenally well-designed tailoring. Although many pieces were inspired by menswear, the team successfully transformed the jackets, trousers and shirts into pieces any adventurous and open-minded woman would want to wear. Apart of suits, the collection also offers female garments such as dresses and skirts which are made of luscious red velvets and are embellished with soft, calm prints.

But what I like most about the brand is its authenticity - forget campaigns where models try to sell a raunchy, sexy image, writhing their bodies until they hurt just to look appealing (to men, women, themselves?). No - this campaign is so very different from the monotonous rest and I want to say a big massive THANK YOU to Title A for injecting such freshness, and most importantly, normality into their imagery. Because I cannot tell you how annoyed I am of always seeing the same sexist, boring and uninspiring ads where models either look DEAD or as if they're at the height of pleasure (which obviously comes from a bag... a BAG!!).

Title A's campaign features Agyness' friend and photographer Moni, who actually refused to act as model at first (which is noteworthy in itself!) but was then convinced to take part (thank God). And I really like their campaign shots much more than their lookbook photos. Do you know why? Because a woman - and this really is a woman - of Moni's age looks DAMN good in those suits. She wears them, not the other way around. And you can just sense her "I don't give a crap" attitude which I love. The other model still has to ascend to that level (all young women, forgive me, not-there-yet-females need to).

Title A is here and much more is coming soon; expect four collections a year (please don't overwork yourselves - I'm serious) including leathers, sunglasses and my favourite form of accessory, shoes. I am very curious to see what ideas they'll come up with and will definitely keep them in my peripheral vision. You should too.

Buy Title A's designs on and and follow Title A on Instagram and Twitter @Title_A_ for updates

 All images via and @Title_A_ on Instagram. Collages by me.

Backstage At UCA Epsom's GFW 2014 Show

On Sunday I spent the whole day at Graduate Fashion Week. Apart of browsing the various stands I also went backstage to soak up the buzzing atmosphere before UCA Epsom's catwalk show and of course take some photos. Seeing all the finished designs after months and months of hard work was great - it was even more amazing to see the proud and happy designers themselves. Well done to all of you!
Find the all the catwalk images here.
Photography by Emily Arabadjian
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