Wednesday, 29 January 2014

wavy baby - this is welcome

this is welcome spring summer 2014 collection, aptly titled 'wavey girls' takes inspiration from the bad ass skater chicks and water babies of Venice Beach, 1980s skate fashion and 90s sportswear. for the girls who live for the moment, stay up till sunrise with a wild hearts can't be broken outlook on life.

the collection is made up of a range of jersey basics and staple denim pieces, which can be layered together or worn as separates. each piece has a sportswear edge to it - something which i absolutely adore more than anything. oversized silhouettes are mixed with beautiful figure hugging pieces, matched with sporty accessories and statement jewellery - making the collection beautifully feminine but with an extra tomboy edge.

consisting of a mainly monochrome palette mixed with marl grey and rose gold, the collection is versatile and easy to match up with your favourite wardrobe staples. logo detailing in puff print, gold foil and 'tone on tone' brand all pieces subtly and cohesively. not loosing sight of that 80s skate inspiration the collection has a wonderful laid back feel, but still beautifully feminine. whats more the brand have released jewellery to accompany the apparel in rose gold.

i love the collection, the brand have perfectly encapsulated everything that i look for in the sports luxe trend and it's safe to say i can't wait to get my hands on the styles! it's almost impossible for me to narrow down to my favourites but if i had to pick i would have to go for the ballin' raglan dress, you're welcome no sweat tee, no sport basketball shorts and steal l/s tee...and yes girls, they have a tee with leo on - swoons at the ready.

each piece would look perfect teamed with trainers and fishnet socks, or statement chunky boots for a more formal look. you could easily layer with a check shirt around your waist, leather jacket or varsity for that super sporty feel.

truly streetwear for girls - this is welcome looks set to become one of my favourite brands for summer 2014! check out the lookbook below in all it's dreamy glory and keep a look out for the collection release information coming soon!

check out the full imagery below -

Sunday, 26 January 2014

H&M sportswear - smash that new years resolution!

h&m running sportswear womens running fitness work out sports

since starting yoga 3 times a week i've got out the loop of actually just working out in the gym. i always was really nervous of going to a workout class, but i'm glad i finally threw myself into it. if you live in the leeds area i fully recommend attending yoga hero classes in the city centre, so much fun and you leave feeling fantastic. 

getting back into the gym is hard, i used to train 4 times a week but since getting out the swing of it, i'm finding it a struggle to focus when i'm in there! i absolutely love having a good hour in the gym so if your needing that extra push to get into that new year workout plan, one way to get into it is treat yourself to some new gym clothes!

you might remember seeing my post a few months back on my favourite shoes for the gym (which you can read here) but finding clothes for the gym is a little more difficult! especially when you want something that is still girly, fits perfectly and works for the purpose of working out! 

H&M currently have a fantastic line of sportswear out at the moment, much of which i am lusting over purchasing! it is all super girly, making sure to fit in all the right places and it won't break the bank if you're feeling the pinch this january! i've put together a little wish list of my favourite key pieces below.

you can check out the full range here and get yourself kitted out to start smashing that new years resolution!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

indcsn x hollie fernando

indcsn x hollie fernando womens lookbook new in collection lookbook photography imagery

indcsn release part 2 of their a/w 2013 lookbook series shot by south london based photographer hollie fernando, featuring product available online and also previews of new lines available soon.

the shoot is subtly styled with a natural lighting making for a great lifestyle campaign. playful photographic direction is incorporated from the graphic prints, which is a great touch. featuring fun slogans and bold graphic prints the collection is diverse, with each piece having a look of its own - yet coming together perfectly. 

i love the collection and can't wait to pick up a few pieces, check out the images below and follow the brand over on twitter, instagram and facebook for more updates. - forget the rest

check out the full lookbook below -

Friday, 24 January 2014

ASOS x puma

earlier this month puma teamed up with online boutique ASOS for a capsule collection of jersey basics with that iconic puma lifestyle twist. mixing together a range of textures, prints and fabrics the brands have created a fresh approach to the sports luxe trend with loud 90s inspired sportswear, still keeping that lovely feminine fit.

the collection consists of 11 pieces ranging from joggers, oversized tees, crop tops and a maxi skirt all featuring bold colour blocking with graphic and animal prints. the capsule collection purposefully clashes but still remains cohesive to wear together and versatile enough to mix and match with some of your favourite wardrobe staple pieces.

puma are known in the world of fashion for experimenting with construction and design, boasting some incredible collaborative collections with alexander mcqueen, mihara yasuhiro and many others. innovative, fashion forward thinking is something the brand strive for with each release and i love that they are designing for the female market with the feminine figure and current trends fully in mind!

i love the collection, spots luxe is one of my favourite styles and each of the key pieces from the collection could be worn through the day into the night with ease. paired with trainers or chunky heeled boots, the collection remains super feminine. below i've selected my favourite two key pieces from the collection along with how i would style them up for a day look - fluffy bomber jacket which is available online now for £65 and check print joggers for £55. 

i have been searching everywhere for a mohair/fluffy cardigan that isn't too girly, although i always wear dresses i prefer to layer with a boxy, oversized jacket and this bomber is perfect! the leatherette details to the zip add a great grungy feel while the mohair sleeves are bang on trend. i would pair the jacket with the joggers and a mesh detail crop top finishing with chunky statement boots, or trainers for a more casual workday outfit.

the whole collection is available online now as 
- and lets hope this is only the beginning for puma women's sportwear

see more of the collection and how i would style it  below -

Sunday, 19 January 2014

fresh laces x harvey nichols - #2 manchester

fresh laces harvey nichols elisha francis jewellery footwear sneaker event london manchester

back in july last year sneaker lifestyle event gurus fresh laces set up camp in harvey nichols knightsbridge for a day devoted to trainers, clothing, music and good vibes all round. i was heartbroken at missing the event as i live in leeds - but never fear the FL team have made sure us northern trainer lovers get to be part of the celebration with their next event.

held in harvey nichols manchester store, the event combines my two favourite things - clothes and trainers. it promises to be a jam packed day, with dj's and special treats though out the day!

fresh laces have kindly invited me to be part of the blogging team for the event and i am very excited to see what is in store! all event details will be available soon, for now you can check out the FL twitter and facebook for all updates! 

fresh laces harvey nichols elisha francis jewellery footwear sneaker event london manchester


Friday, 17 January 2014

Club Tropicana x Puma 'Tropicalia'

puma tropicalia new collection asos footasylum new in coords disc blaze tropical prints

for spring/summer 2014 puma take inspiration from Brazilian culture and the vibrant colours of the country to create their 'Topicalia' collection. the collection which consists of classic footwear styles such as the suede and signature puma disc teamed with tracksuit jackets, accessories and leggings captures a lovely feminine twist to sportswear.

the iconic Tropicalia print is incorporated into each shoe silhouette, bringing vibrance to different details on each - adding individuality to the styles. whilst the apparel and accessories get the full two piece pattern make over, which is still subtle and versatile enough to team as a mix and match or with any key wardrobe piece.

one of my favourite pieces from the collection has to be the all over print leggings, i'm not usually a print girl but they look to be a wonderful feminine fit and would work perfectly styled with a cami top and a small belt much like cigarette pants, or to brighten up a casual outfit teamed with an oversized tee to wear to the office. 

i have also fallen completely in love with the disc's, they are available in white and also black and i am poised ready for release day to hope to get my hands on a pair! the monochrome upper with 'Tropicalia' print detailing would be a simple way to add a splash of colour to any outfit, while the innovative shape and design concept add a interesting, fashion forward element.

despite the vivid prints and incorporation of various shoe styles and apparel, the collection is perfectly cohesive and i absolutely adore it! look out for the collection releasing very soon at selected retailers - in the meantime you can follow puma for all things 2014 via twitter, facebook and instagram.

check out the shots below from the beautifully styled lookbook -

Monday, 13 January 2014

patta x stussy - 10 year anniversary capsule collection

stussy x patta 10 year anniversary capsule collection amsterdam netherlands new york

in celebration of their 10th anniversary, amsterdam's finest patta have joined forces with lifestyle kings stussy for a capsule collection which is beautifully co-branded and executed to perfection (as always).

the collection consists of tees, crew neck sweaters, long sleeved tops, hats and a fishtail parka amongst other key pieces, all featuring bold branding - incorporating each brands iconic styling matched with a dark colour palette throughout collection is sleek and sophisticated.

with photography by Violette Esmeralda, we see a similar editorial style to the women's alternative lookbook shot a few months back, giving the collection a gritty, straight-to-the-point, honest feel.

the whole collection is delicious, in particular i'm eyeing up the crew neck's and bucket hat - which looks to be made from a leather esque fabric, letting my mind only dream of what the fishtail parka will look like. the pull over tracksuit has also caught my eye, with bold blue pop colour detailing lining the hood and classic 80s tracksuit elements added to the design.

the whole collection will be available from january 23rd in patta amsterdam and also stussy's new york chapter store - which will play host to a patta pop-up NY store selling exclusive items. more retailers will be announced soon, along with an online release date. 

patta online
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stussy online

but for now, enjoy the selects from the lookbook below.


Monday, 6 January 2014

give me all your lovin'

from on Vimeo.

so, with christmas and new year well and truly out the way for another year, our minds turn to what releases 2014 will bring us. straight off the mark are asics with their valentines day pack! 

i have always loved valentines day themed releases! with bold colours and decorative hearts they are one thing that any trainer loving girl would love to receive instead of the usual token box of chocolates!

the pack consists of 2 styles, the gel lyte iii - which we have seen released in many colourways over 2013 and also the gel saga, constructed in a mixture of mesh and suede with both designs feature a floral etched detailing on the heel wrap, with patterned insole to finish them off! the gel saga represents st valentines day perfectly with a full red upper and brilliant white midsole and branding, while the gel lyte iii is a little more subtle featuring full black upper with crimson detailing.

the pack is due to release just in time for st valentines day, and rumour has it it's a women's only release! check out the images below and be sure to keep your eyes out for more detailed release information to follow over the next few months!

check out the preview imagery below -


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