Here comes the sun…hopefully! Summer should be well and truly with us by now, so it’s time to get that wardrobe sunshine ready. Take your pick of the hottest new trends to see you through the sunny season in style:
Lately I’ve been clearing my closet, like massively. I’ve talked about having a clearout and also the fact that I’m just gaining weight… Lack of space, a change in body shape and if I’m honest, a bit of a change in style as well, are prompting me to shed clothes and accessories like there is no tomorrow. I am really struggling each morning to put outfits together and sometimes I feel like getting a flame thrower and just starting from 0 again…
Just this weekend and after a few weeks of Spring cleaning, I ditched five bin bags full of stuff and it was very liberating. The reality is, a lot of my clothes really don’t fit anymore and while it would be great to be able to go shopping, I really can’t afford to buy new clothes at the moment (I’m going travelling soon) . When Joe Blogs contacted me about a blogging competition to win £1000 worth of Yumi dresses, I jumped at the opportunity. I have a couple of dresses from the brand and they’re usually so cute, that I wouldn’t really mind adding a few more to my closet and as I need attire that fits me, getting a whole new wardrobe would be amazing. I already picked my favourites and everything! The weather i also changing and is calling for lighter pieces, for that Summery feeling and these do just the trick.
I’ve been meaning to attend a Bloggers Love event for a while but it hasn’t materialised until now. Bloggers Love is a platform that organises events, both online and offline, to connect brands with bloggers and this Gossip Girl themed occasion seemed like a good opportunity to go down and see what was happening.
One of the things that always gets me in anything I look at is texture, especially if combined with colour. The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is a real feast for the eyes when it comes to both, but the texture kind of becomes even more important… because everything is handmade. Every bead is painstankingly hand sewn in place. No detail is left unfinished or left to chance. The detail is fantastic and it’s well worth spending a few hours admiring it as so seldom we get to see beautifully made clothes like this, in a Primark universe.
Jean Paul Gaultier is very well known for his lingerie-like outfits, structured silhouettes with corsets worn as outer wear. Everyone remembers Madonna’s cone bra, back in 1990, right? Some are simpler than others, where the structure and construction of the garment is accentuated and becomes the decoration in itself… others can be richly decorated and enbroidered. You can see them in many materials throughout JPG’s collections and it would appear to me that it’s something he always ends up going back to. I find these pieces fascinating, it’s all that I can say.