Tuesday, 31 December 2013

December 2013: Alexa Chung 'It' Book Review

So a few weeks ago I purchased Alexa Chung's 'It' from Urban Outfitters and I finally got a chance to finish it. It's a breath of fresh air for any die hard Alexa fan or for that matter any fashion fan too, but just what exactly puts the "it" in the it girl's fabulous writing creation. Now based in New York, the former model has done pretty much every single thing you can do in the fashion industry (apart from design her own clothes, which would be of course the fiercest and most wanted collection on the catwalk).


From fashion, hair and beauty tips, to pictures of her life (including some shameless selfies), her thoughts on haircuts and lipsticks, thoughts on her first modelling picture at the age of sixteen, doodles and opinions of her idols including Anna Wintour, Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld, this little pink book's got everything, I like to think of the book as a diary of her thoughts and pictures that her sixteen year old self would have wrote down and would stick above her bed for inspiration (don't lie, we all stuck pictures of The Spice Girls and The Fresh Prince above our beds). Or I suppose you could think of it as a Pinterest board of things and inspiration from different times of her life with Instagram pictures (you need to follow her on Instagram too if you're not already @CHUNGALEXA).

My favourite line from the book? Without a doubt would be "I have to start putting my nail varnishes in the fridge to keep them nice, but now there's nowhere to keep the butter" purely because it reminded me of a close friend who is beyond obsessed with painting her nails to the point where most people take their gay friends clothes shopping, but she takes me nail varnish shopping. I finished the book with a different approach to any other, sure I put it down wanting to read it again, but I also put it down wondering what it was I actually just read, was it a fashionistas dream of mixing all your ideas and Instagram pictures in a published form, was it a look into Alexa's childhood and inner thoughts? For me, I found it a good read, not for the price though, I most definitely went away wanting more Alexa.


Thoughts on Alexa's 'It'? Leave those below, oh and don't forget you can tweet me: @TREND__FASHION

Monday, 16 December 2013

December 2013: Getting To Know You, Getting To Know Me!

From stars to denim, tartan to crosses, I thought it would be a fun idea to have a scout through my wardrobe and show you guys the patterns, textures, colours and looks i'm rocking for my autumn/winter wardrobe from the high street!

Ark Clothing

BOY LONDON from Selfridges

H&M

Junk Clothing, Manchester

Primark

River Island

River Island

River Island

River Island

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Topman

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Primark

Topman

So what are you favourite patterns, colours, textures and looks for autumn/winter? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us: @TREND__FASHION

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

December 2013: My Week On Instagram Part I

Now normally I don't really do articles that involve personal stuff in my life but I've been really getting into Instagram recently, because it's a way for me to do amateur photography in a fun way! But I've also noticed that people are really getting into it themselves, posting their pictures and photography skills of food, nights out, clothes we adore and lust over or epic scenery made even more epic by epic filters (was that enough epicness?) The little app has revolutionized the way we take pictures on our phones and revolutionized the way in which we share our creativity for people to see on the internet, so here it is my week on Instagram.


November Cover Story: Alexa Chung
A little treat on my dinner hour

Drunk on Canal Street with my betch
Spending some time with fashion mags'

A treat from MAC make-up
Spending some time with Mum: Bag_Gal

A pug candle from Urban Outfitters
Cute Christmas penguins from Lush













































So guys if you want to see more of me on Instagram, check out my profile and follow me, let me know what your favourite kind of photography on Instagram is below and don't forget to tweet us: @TREND__FASHION


Sunday, 8 December 2013

December 2013: Alexa Chung Lookbook

So this month Alexa Chung graces the December cover for TREND (you can check that out here) and there are so many looks this girl has pulled off, it was rather difficult for me to pick my favourite. She's wore pretty much every designer going from Chanel to Henry Holland, Valentino and even the high street giant Topshop, but here they are, my six favourite looks from a huge collection of her ever evolving style.

Elle Style Awards 2012 wearing Stella McCartney
Little Black Jacket Exhibition wearing Chanel Resort

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2013-14 wearing Chanel
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2014

London Fashion Week wearing Topshop and Burberry
'It' book launch in New York wearing Valentino


















































So what are your favourite Alexa looks? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us: @TREND__FASHION


Thursday, 5 December 2013

December 2013: Merry Christmas Ya' Filthy Animal!

So it appears to be that time of year again, the turkey needs stuffing, the presents need wrapping, and the inevitable Christmas jumper must be worn (don't deny it, we all have one). It's one of the most excitable and enjoyable times of the year, where we can all relax, chill out by the fire, snuggle up and eat shit loads of junk food without worrying about putting loads of weight on, that's right folks, IT'S CHRISTMAS! And if you haven't got your Christmas jumper yet, then why the hell not? Here's a few I love from the high street.

Karma Clothing - £14.99
Karma Clothing - £14.99

ASOS - £25



ASOS - £35




River Island - £35
River Island - £25



Topshop - £42
Topshop - £50































So which if your fave'? I think it's pretty obvious which one I'll be wearing when I'm stuffing my face with turkey, let us know in the comments and tweet us: @TREND__FASHION

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