Lots of people have been asking me when I’m going to do some outfit posts and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking but not much doing. To tell you the truth, I’m not terribly comfortable in front of the camera but it’s always good to leave your comfort zone; plus, a good friend of mine gave me a little push in the right direction.
The Baukjen global social community has been invited to capture their own style wearing their favourite Baukjen piece (for me the Bonnington Dress), and then share their pictures on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #dressmyway. You can also upload images to their website here. All entrees will be in with a chance of winning a £2000 shopping spree to spend online at Baukjen.com, so get posting.
So here’s my Christmas wish list, there are many more items on my list but these are my top ten. Raphaëlla Riboud make the most incredible pyjamas, the best I’ve ever seen and I can’t think of anything better to wear to lounge around on a Sunday. Christies‘ lace underwear is so delicate and beautiful, it would be difficult not to feel feminine in these. I love jewellery that I can wear all the time and I find that I have a set of standard pieces that I wear constantly; I’m sure that these earrings by Maria Black and ring by Rachel Entwistle would definitely become part of my daily selection. Stila‘s Custom Colour Blush works on everyone, I read that it works with the pH of your skin to create a colour unique to you; I’ve tried it and it works! I really want to incorporate a lot more of my own photography onto the site so I’ve been looking at lenses, I’ve read that this one by Canon should be good for some street style photography.
ICB‘s S/S14 collection is a seamless balance of sporty silhouettes and loose tailoring. I love the pieces from the cooler side of the palette, the icy blues, rich cobalt and navy blues. The printed pieces were beautiful but it would have been nice to see a few more in the collection.
It’s so great to see how ICB is getting stronger every season since designer Prabal Gurung took over and it’s great to see him defining his style for the label.
Céline have a lot to answer for, their Pre-A/W13 collection featured so beautiful midi-skirts, including their Black Plongé Pleated Skirt. I’ve since seen and tried on so many gorgeous imitations. I think they look best simply styled with a sweatshirt and clutch bag.
BLK DNM have always created basics for a self-assured woman and this collection is no different. Working with a simple palette of black, white, grey and the addition of inky blue for S/S14 there are blazers, tuxedo trousers, bikers, both skinny and straight-leg jeans alongside boyfriend coats, bombers and midi-length skirts.
Priory of Ten was founded by Mei Lui, Eunice Quan and David Lin in 2012; three childhood friends. Whilst staying in Bangkok together the idea of forming a design collective came to them. Taking inspiration from the name of the hotel they were staying in ‘Tenface’, they came up with the name Priory of Ten, ‘priory’ representing a collective and ‘ten’, the many people involved in creating a collective.
Designer Mei Lui studied at Parsons, has assisted at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Paper Denim & Cloth, and studied accounting and finance at the University of Toronto. Quan and Lin bring their own unique skill-sets to the label and are responsible for branding, buying and production. All are involved in the brain-storming process.
Some of the gorgeous looks from their S/S14 collection:
As I mentioned in my last Streetstyle post, layering is quite an art-form, well at least that’s what I was hinting at. Olivier Theysken has shown in his S/S14 collection for his label, Theysken’s Theory, that he knows a thing or two about it. There were shorts under shorts, tops over tops and always just enough fabric showing of the lower layers to create an impact, emphasised by a simple, tonal palette.