Saturday, 27 February 2010

sonia rykiel for h&m revelation

OK so when I wrote that last blog I was trying to insult the range by referring to it as 'childrenswear'. HOWEVER it appears I was actually spot on?!

I'd love to know why you'd want to run the risk of turning up somewhere wearing the same outfit as a 3 year old. Maybe it's a future trend I didn't notice on the catwalks.


Monday, 22 February 2010


I'd like to start by expressing my extreme hatred for the new Sonia Rykiel for H&M range. I quite liked the underwear from last season, the navy and black versions as well as the nude colours. They were... nice to look at but not really practical as underwear or outerwear (and I couldn't help but notice most of it is now in the sale section).

I simply haven't the words for what is to follow;

This is just a snippet of the childrenswear on offer from Sonia Rykiel at H&M. I'm particularly baffled by the last outfit, which looks like leisurewear from Matalan. Now there is nothing wrong with Matalan, but you don't see Matalan at Paris Fashion Week.

Sonia Rykiel is famed for her knitwear, I was disappointed with the selection, Thick stripes of clashing unattractive colours and Barbie pink with big cheap diamantes. Eurgh.

On a lighter note, popped in to Topshop for some feminine spring clothes as I promised myself, got these;

The picture doesn't do the first dress any justice, there are several horizontal straps across an open back, and the waist falls in the perfect place, really flattering and summery. I was a bit wary about the second one but thought I might as well go for cut out dress, and the style is really versatile, it can easily be dressed up with heels or jewellery, or dressed down with a belt and pumps. I also want some light denim shorts, but think it'll have to be a DIY job on my old Ralph Lauren jeans as none on the high street seem to fit my stumpy legs properly.

Friday, 19 February 2010

spring cleaning

Apologies for not updating this in a while, it may seem I am being lazy but in fact I spend a great deal of time researching trend predictions and catwalk shows for my uni work, might post some of my design projects when they are finished. But anyway, some of the spring/summer 2010 rtw I've come across have just been too lovely not to share. Firstly, I've always loved Luella, so cute and romantic. Which is odd as I don't dress that way at all. But I'm a sucker for bows and hearts, and the colour palette of this collection is just so versatile and fitting for spring;

So beautiful. But what do they look like on someone who isn't 6 foot and a size 6? I feel I really should start dressing more feminine for spring and summer but I just love the whole grunge/biker thing that went on for A/W; oversized check or denim shirts, with boots, studded leggings, and a leather jacket. Not all at once please.

(images from the fashion students online bible)