Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Sea shells, waves & the aqautic underworld, all words entirly befitting to my thoughts of the perfect tranquil summer destination...BUT...more importantly appropriate to describe one of SS12s HOTTEST trends! First stop for those with heavier purses...Mary Katrantzou. 

Winning the Emerging Talent - Ready-to-Wear award at the British Fashion Awards 2011, Mary Katrantzou is set to be a firm favourite amongst the fashion pack for 2012. Having completed both a BA & MA at Central Saint Martins, her signature pieces win the hearts of fashion addicts through hyperrealist aesthetic, bold graphics and chunky industrial jewellery. Industrial being a key word for the designs after describing the influences of her SS12 collection as “Industrial fabrication versus formal beauty in nature.” 

 NOT only am I totally in love with her collection but I LOVE the bold brights that depict and exaggerate the enchanting visual of her collection- plus i'm a sucker for POP colour lipstick so I am one very satisfied bunny right now!

DON'T PANIC if your thinking your funds are running far to low for any spontaneous high end shopping spree' once again our high street favourites save the day for those all important bargains! In the words of a cheesy tv presenter with those comic one liners of 'heres what i made earlier' I present you with what I found earlier to fulfil every girls aqautic underworld needs this SS12....but remember this season its all about prints HEAD-to-TOE so be bold & brave!

Coming Soon: Check out River Islands SS12 Lookbook online 
Vero Moda @ ASOS: £28.00
Vero Moda @ ASOS: £28.00

River Island: £30.00

Topshop: £38.00
Topshop: £18.00

ASOS: £12.00

ASOS: £75.00
ASOS: £65.00

ASOS: Blazer £65.00 Trousers £40.00

Motel @ ASOS: £28.00

The Real Deal Mary Katrantzou: £1605 @ Net-A-Porter

ASOS Faux Stingray clutch: £65.00

Pucker up & shop MAC cosmetics for those aquatic brights : From £13.00
LITTLE MERMAID...if some of these pieces are yet to grip you for your SS12 wardrobe then there are some sparkling delights to tug on your fashion strings & follow this trend through to the night! Personally, I find nothing more thrilling than indulging in sparkling, glittering, eye-dazzling metallics that SCREAM out to you...particularly since parting with my golden locks, and exploring a more ombre look, i'm always searching for that once piece that makes ones smile exagerate profoundly from cheek to I think I've found my inner weakness!

Givenchy SS12

Alexander McQueen SS12

Chanel SS12 Paris Fashion Week 'Under the Sea'


TFNC @ ASOS: £85.00

TFNC @ ASOS: £52.00

Jacket Zara: £79.99

Trouser- Mango: £54.90

Leggings- ASOS: £35.00 (definitely investing in a pair of these!!!!)
Topshop foil tee: £30.00
ASOS: £55.00
ASOS: £45.00
Topshop: £65.00


Christopher Kane: £3,985 (Lust item!)

Giuseppe Zanotti: £585 (Dreamyyy)

I KNOW this will not be everyones 'cup of tea' so to speak, and may take the experimental and daring candidate to try out many of these pieces, but with the catwalk greats such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Chanel, Alexander McQueen...all showcasing these bold aquatic prints, the high street WILL encapsulate every essence of their maybe its time to EXPRESS that inner boldness and run away with our imagination!

'In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different' Coco Chanel


L x

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