Penneys/Primark Autumn Winter 2012 Collection

Hello world, The first images for the new autumn/winter collection dropped for Primark and by God, they’re good! Though there’s no clear cohesion in the collection, they instead take their influence from many different trends and the focus is on key pieces that would work as statement items in your wardrobe. The colours are a …

The New Love In My Life (Move Over Versace!)

The New Love In My Life (Move Over Versace!)

Hello world, I was a bit of a bold girl today. I went and spent a ridiculous amount of money on a dress today and now I’m feeling kinda sick about it afterwards. But it’s justified, right? The dress in question is this; Yep, that’s a dress from the limited Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection …

Oh Maria! Mary Katrantzou for Topshop final images

Oh Maria! Mary Katrantzou for Topshop final images

Hello world, You all know I’ve been looking forward to the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection for quite a while now. She is one of the most exciting print designers around and the fact that she’s British makes her even more cool in my eyes. Well I’ve been waiting with bated breath for these images, …

Versace for H&M Cruise Collection; first images

Versace for H&M Cruise Collection; first images

Hello world,

Has everyone sufficiently gotten over the first Versace for H&M collection yet? Good, because they’ve just launched the first images of the upcoming cruise collection, launching on the 19th January.

This Versace for H&M collection is more of a capsule collection and unfortunately will only be available online in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark, although a little birdie told me it’ll come into the H&M concession store in Selfridges!

Here are the images;

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Images courtesy of H&M

What do you guys think? I’m not too big a fan of it, to be honest. The springtime fruit print is cute, but the dresses are average and the swimwear looks too simplistic for my liking, although knowing me I’ll be in love with the collection by the time it launches online. I do love the accessories and the jewellery. The bracelet is adorable and I prefer the belt in that print than the lurid pink of the main collection.

As always, I’d love to hear your opinion.

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

In Spotted Heaven

In Spotted Heaven

Hello world,

So this is a skirt I bought in H&M yesterday.

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Now this skirt has a bit of a story to it. I first discovered it in work a few months ago when a lady returned it and we had a bit of a chat about how gorgeous and similar it was to the autumn/winter 2011 Marc Jacobs skirts. I packed the skirt away, fully intending on buying it later that evening, only to discover that we had none of them left.

So over the next few weeks I kept checking in store and some of the other H&M shops in the area, but there was no sign of it. I searched on their website but didn’t find anything, so I dug a little deeper and searched through H&M press images and archives; nothing. Google wasn’t much help either and the skirts I saw in Topshop were similar but it just wasn’t the right shade of green, the hem was too long and the fabric was blah at best.

I was starting to think that I had imagined the perfect spotted pencil skirt and everytime I saw a Marc Jacobs skirt from which it was inspired by, I kept thinking but that’s not my skirt!

A few months passed and yesterday I was browsing through a H&M store on Regent street, looking for nice underwear when I spotted (geddit?) my skirt on the last chance to buy rail in my size! I stared at the thing in wonderment, free cookie the staff had been handing out earlier nearly falling out of my mouth. But I thought I had imagined that skirt? I quickly tried it on and realised it was even more perfect on than it had been in my imagination.

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So that is how I finally came across my perfect skirt. On closer examination you can see that it’s made from a thick woven viscose that’s perfect for the cold winter months and the spots are sown on top of the fabric, giving a really nice 3D texture. Not to mention the lining is in a bright tangerine colour that I really wish you could see more of, as it contrasts so nicely with the forest green.

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skirt: H&M Trend

What do you think of it? I can’t wait to shoot it for a ‘Look of the Day’, once I have a shoot idea for it.

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

P.S. Got the Christmas party tonight. I was originally going to wear the Versace dress I got, but since I have the perfect skirt now, should I wear that instead? Let me know what you think.