Entries by lauren

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Christian Dior at Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Christian Dior, Couturier Du Rêve (Dream Couturier) is taking over Paris museum Les Arts decoratifs to celebrate Diors 70th anniversary. Expanded over 3000 square meters, the extensive exhibition features designs from the Christian Dior founder himself as well as the six designers who followed. Opening the exhibition is a midi red dress with a shirt style […]

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SS17 Trend: Embroidery

As we know it, florals couldn’t be any less groundbreaking for spring/summer, but this season designers from Gucci to Ashish have been enhancing the flower and other simple motifs into lavishly extravagant pieces of embroidery to adorn their designs. Most designers seem to have opted for pastel colours, adhering to traditional spring/summer expectations.  Jason Wu exuberantly used embroidery, […]

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Layered Ruffles

There’s something quite luxurious about wearing ruffles and frills during summer. The way the fabric gently falls, rhythmically yet in a somewhat calming manor perhaps is alike to those chilled summer vibes where the breeze lightly blows through the leaves in the trees and the sea serenely laps over the sand. I liked the dynamics […]

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5 Things I Learnt in my 1st Year Studying Fashion

Being a fashion student is often glossed over by others as dreamy and somewhat idealistic. There’s actually much more than what they might realise to the course, particularly the amount of effort and time that goes into achieving the end results of a project. As my first year at De Montfort University begins to draw to […]

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Back to Uni Wishlist

With September fast approaching, the all-exciting back-to-school/college/uni shopping haul is almost upon us. I’ve always loved the annual stationary spree, but adding homely bits and pieces to the mix for the uni room makes the occasion all the more fun. Stationary: Mini Pegs – Wilko, Cardboard Desk Tidy – Wilko, Plastic Note Books – Paperchase, Rose Gold Star Push Pins […]

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Stripe Bardot Top

Beautifully gathered along the neckline, the soft, light fabric of this bardot top falls gently, cascading downwards; it creates the kind of style that flutters delicately in the breeze and bounces elegantly in response to your movement. Bell sleeves fashion a dignified feel as they, too, ripple with motion. This flared style sleeve works so flatteringly as its greatness envelopes the […]

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Top Summer Sale Items Under £10

Just in case you haven’t yet noticed, shops everywhere, both online and on the highstreet, have some pretty major sales on. With August well under way, the summer may seem like it’s coming to an end, but the mid-season summer sales are the ideal time to bag some fabulous bargains for next year, not to […]

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Aztec A-Line

Okay. Yes. I’ll admit it; I’m obsessed with A-line skirts. Completely and utterly, totally, obsessed. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the way they cinch the waist and flare outwards creates such a flattering silhouette, their structured shape forming a complementary tone. The intricacy of this aztec printed skirt from New Look […]

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SS16 Trend: The Slip Dress

A flowing shape, a simple structure, a soft silhouette; designers from Givenchy to Mother of Pearl were translating provocative nightgowns to classy daywear for the current SS16 season. Spaghetti straps support a dress constructed from merely a front and back block piece; just one seam on either side. The fabric therefore hangs loosely over the body, […]

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All-In-One Monochrome Stripes

Easy to style, comfortable and practical with no worries of any sudden gusts of wind which accompany those dress and skirt days, it has to be said that playsuits are my absolute summer essential. The current vertical stripe trend is one I’m particularly enjoying, completely working in my petite framed favour by illusions of lengthened […]