Month: June 2015

Pollockism

One of my favourite artists is Jackson Pollock. He is famous for his style of drip painting and is one of the main figures in abstract painting. I love the way he uses colours to express energy and motions in a painting.

The outfit I wore today, reminded me of Pollock’s work. It reminded me of the time when I studied Art at A-level and I was working on a piece influenced by Pollock. I think the top looks like a pouring of colour thrown onto material. Can you see it?

Here are some pictures of my outfit of the day:

Pollickism 1

Pollickism 5

Pollickism 6

Pollickism 3

Pollickism 2

The front of top is a kriss kross arrangement of different Ntoma or Ankara (African fabric) fabrics. The back of the top is a navy sheer material.

Pollickism 4

Pollickism 7

Pollickism 8 Pollickism 9

What I wore:

Kriss Kross Ntoma/Ankara top- Made in Ghana

White Trousers- Vintage

Shoes- Marks & Spencer

Bracelet- Marks & Spencer (Limited Edition)

Bag- Zara

   Stay Blessed x

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How to do suede justice?

Suede is one of Spring/Summer 2015 biggest trends. Suede was seen all over the catwalks, it is the fabric of the season alongside denim. Denim is the easiest out of the fabrics to style- everyone has denim in their wardrobe and everyone loves it. However with suede it is a little more difficult. Suede can be layered up as we have seen on the catwalks, at Chanel a loose suede top was worn with suede trousers. If you’re afraid of drowning in suede, try suede accessories- maybe a suede handbag or a suede tassel bracelet to start off.

Suede 1  suede 2

(From L to R, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren and Burberry below)

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Here are some  suede looks that I came up with:

 Look 1- Conservative Suede

Conservative Suede

Brown Suede A-line Skirt– Marks & Spencer

White Shirt- Mango

Lace Up Sandal– Stuart Weitzman

Diamond Stud Earrings– Nina B

Handbag– Gucci

This is a simple no fuss suede look. Match a white shirt (roll up the sleeves) and pair it with a line suede skirt. Keep the accessories simple and neutral to get the conservative and effortless look. The Marks & Spencer suede skirt shown caused a stir when it first came out (online waiting list had 800 names on it within a hour) and was worn by the likes of Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo. At £199 its not cheap  (sadly suede doesn’t come cheap but look at it as an investment, buy a suede classic piece that can be worn all year around with boots in the winter and sandals in the summer ) but Marks & Spencer has a cheaper suedette version of the skirt for £31.60.

Look 2- Matchy Matchy Suede

Matchy Matchy Suede

Suede Crop Top-Oasis

Suede Pencil Skirt-Oasis

Black and White Mules– Miu Miu

White and Black Clutch– Givenchy

Pearl and Black Double Back earrings– Thpshop

This look is inspired by the double layering suede outfits seen at Derek Lam and Chanel.

Look 3- Festival Suede Life

Festival Suede Life

Fringed waistcoat– Miss Selfridge

Denim Shorts– Topshop

White lace crop top– New Look

Semi Precious Wrap Necklace– Topshop

Brown gladiator sandals– Carvela Kurt Geiger

Aviator Sunglasses-Saint Laurent

Straw hat– ASOS

Suede fringed Handbag-ASOS

Suede is perfect for the festival outfit, wear a fringed waistcoat with on trend denim shorts or a white lightweight gypsy dress.

Stay Blessed! x