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JEREMY SCOTT

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Current Fashion Obsession: Jeremy Scott

 

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Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture

Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture

With references including Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to Grace Jones’ headgear, once again Mr Lagerfeld ticked all the boxes. TEC is loving Chanel’s latest collection, and especially loving the ‘Nail Ring’!

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Outfit of the Day..

Summer outfit take 2.. Lets hope this weather stays!

Sunglasses – £16.00 from Urban Outfitters
Colourful Necklace – £9.00 from Brandy&Melville
‘R’ Necklace – £8.00 from Freedom at Topshop
Maxi Dress – £7.99 from H&M
Nike Blazers – £60.00 from Nike at ASOS
Bag – £25.00 from Topshop

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Met Gala Best Dressed!

As anticipated, the outfits seen on the red carpet of last night’s Met Gala were punk-tastic (although if i’m completely honest Beyonce’s number was slightly disappointing)!
Here are my personal favourites:

1. Joan Smalls in Tom Ford
2. Emmy Rossum in Donna Karan
3. Cara Delevigne in Burberry
4. Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
5. Anne Hathaway in Valentino
6. Nicole Richie in Topshop
7. Rooney Mara in Givenchy
8. Kate Bosworth in Balmain

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Hello Summer!

Finally England has decided to show some sun – hurrah! Here is a photo of the outfit which I wore today. The dress was £7.99 from H&M, the necklace £10.00 from Topshop and the sunglasses £16.00 from Urban Outfitters.

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SECOND HAND/ RE-BOOT Magazine Concept

Recently at University we were given the task of coming up with an idea for a new magazine.  I thought I would share with you what my group came up with: 

M A G A Z I N E  N A M E :   S E C O N D  H A N D / R E – B O O T 

C O N C E P T:   A low-budget magazine that focuses on vintage clothes and clothing found in charity shops.   The idea is to show readers how to make second hand clothes stylish and relevant to current trends.  It will be an annual editorial, with 10 sections released throughout the year.  As opposed to an issue a month, each section will be released every 5 weeks.  The magazine will be advertised in secret locations, for example on the lid of coffee cups, in order to make it more exclusive.  Once a consumer has purchased all 10 sections from the year, they will have the complete magazine.  Each section will be released in chronological order.  We felt the idea of each section being released at different times would encourage readers to continue to purchase the magazine as a collectors item. 

  The magazine could work through the fashions of the 20th Century, with each section focussing on a particular era.  It will take styles from a certain decade, for example disco pants from the 1980s, and show the reader how to customize or wear the item o clothing in an up-to-date way, however the magazine will also include current trend forecasts  to help maintain its customer base.  

T A R G E T  M A R K E T: 18 – 40 year olds that are quirky and creative, but do not want to spend too much money on clothing, yet still look stylish.  It aims to bring consumers to  consider ways of wearing items that they would usually ignore, and encourages the environmental side of recycling clothing.  

L A U N C H: “An hour to thrift”.  We would set up a number of thrift warehouses across the country.  Each person to attend will have an hour to create a complete outfit.  Workshops would be provided within the warehouse so that people would be able to customize the clothes and tailor them to their individual style.  After the hour is up, the best 3 looks from each warehouse launch would be picked, and the winners would then be featured in the first issue of the magazine.  The event would be promoted through social media and various pop-up stores.  Charity shops would provide advertisements before the launch.  

E X T R A  L A U N C H  I D E A: Taking inspiration from “The disposable camera project”, we would place various cameras and photo booths in charity shops where consumers would take photos of their outfits, this will then be a feature within the magazine, prompting more people to purchase it if they are featured in this particular section.  

P R I C E & S T O C K I S T S :  The magazine would be around £2.99, as we would use models found on the street rather than professional models.  The entire magazine would be low-budget, but presented in a creative way.  It would be stocked by various charity shops such as Oxfam, but also retailers such as W H Smith.  

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Has the Digital Age turned us all into Fashion Victims?

Isabel Marant recently stated in an interview for Stella Magazine that she is ‘disgusted by the impact on fashion of the digital age’; she feels that ‘as soon as you have an idea it’s copied and you don’t like it in a minute’(if I’m completely honest I don’t quite understand why Marant dislikes her ideas being copied – isn’t that the point of being a fashion designer?!).  This is not solely true for designers – it is an idea that has an impact on our entire modern society.  Young women, including myself, feel the need to purchase a new outfit every time they go on a night out, to avoid appearing in tagged Facebook photos wearing the same outfit on two different occasions.  It may sound sad to some, but I’m sure the majority of the younger generation will agree with me – I cannot even count the amount of times my friends and I have worn each-other’s clothes to  give the appearance of having a larger wardrobe!  

The digital age has changed many aspects of our personalities; it has been revealed that we are ruder, less empathetic and lack basic practical skills (Paul Kendall, Seven Magazine).  According to the Telegraph, the number of people admitting to procrastination has risen from 15 per cent in 1978 to 60 per cent today –almost certainly down to the rise in social media sites such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. 

The digital revolution has given a voice and a relevance to a much more diverse group of people,  the increasing amount of time we spend online reading others’ opinions is bound to change the way we view certain things.  But as far as fashion is concerned, it seems more likely for the younger person to fall victim to the phenomenon, gaining increased low self-esteem and insecurities about their style and body image, rather than embracing the constant fashion bubble as a source of positive inspiration. We now have the right to get our opinions out there, so rather than constantly trying to convey the opinions of others , we should discover what suits our own personality and promote it!  So what if you want to wear an outfit twice in two weeks, or wear a jumper from two seasons ago – take that and turn it into something that will inspire others to also ‘break the rules’! 

The fashion industry’s job is to generate desire and certain ‘rules’ – but nobody ever said it was compulsory to follow them!

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