Friday, 31 May 2013

Islington - here I come!

For a change, reporting from Islington.
Just finished my internship with Zoe Jordan and relaxing with a friend of mine who took the pics. In the process of looking for another pub I said, 'take the pictures of what I'm wearing. I'm going to be a 'real' blogger!' Here's my awkward self wearing: coat - Hobbs, dress - handmade wardrobe find, jumper - H&M and trainers - Adidas 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

From eBay with Love

This moment when you go on eBay.
Those decision that you make when you set your search filters.
This unique second when you stumble upon the 'it' item.
The gust of breath when you say, 'oh, starting bid £0.99'
This movement of you finger when you tap 'watch'
Those notifications about the 'item ending soon'
The awaiting...the time passing...3 days to go... 2 days to go... 12 hours to go... 1 hour to go...15 minutes to go... 5 minutes left...1 minute left... the world slows down....the price is going can feel the tension in your limbs...30 seconds to go...the blood in your veins is going tap 'place bid'....the site is refreshing itself...
'What's the outcome?' lingers in the air whilst the whole world around goes deaf.
You won - oh the joy!
You lost - you blame some stupid app outbidding people in the last second and text a friend to share your grieve 'Brand new Acne dress went for £60 and I lost!' 'Peter Pilotto dress went for £80 - original price £900 - I want to die!!'

eBay is evil and eBay is some forgotten tribal god that you almost praise each time the bought item reaches your hands and it's ideal, it's beautiful and the seller even added a sweet 'thank you' note.
3 months of my intense relationship with eBay (iPhone, iPad app to be exact - it's the best btw) resulted in some dramatic losses (brand new Acne, Peter Pilotto, Armani and TopShop Unique pieces sold for almost 'nothing' but not to me), some highly exclaimed wins (some of them pictured below) and self-administered eBay rehab. 
Do I have any regrets? - NO! Am I going back? YES! Is Pierre Omidyar a genius - YEP! 

*brand new suede denim style jacket (the colour is electric blue) * Jaeger silk shirt (looks better when ironed :-) * Joseph silk red dress * Asos 'take me to the wedding' dress *shoes - both brand new - DP £3 and Nine West £11

Friday, 29 March 2013

Georges Rech Me!

On one March afternoon, in a pile of house mail I discovered an envelope addressed to me with the unknown handwriting. I panicked 'what is this?'  To the rhythm of my crazy heartbeat I opened (tore) the envelop and there it was

'How sweet,' I exclaimed after regaining my breath and the countdown began.

Last Saturday, equipped with 3 layers of clothing and a 'borrowed' umbrella, I made my way to Georges Rech boutique on St Johns Wood High Street. Because the snow storm was making my life difficult, I asked myself, 'why are you doing this?' Turned out my curiosity is indestructible (that's why).

I reached the store and was welcomed with a glass of champagne and a rather creative take on a fruit platter. 'Nice, ' I thought, 'now, show me the clothes!'

This is what I saw:

For those who are not familiar with the label, Georges Rech is not a newcomer. The label's first collection was launched in Paris in 1960. From then on, Georges Rech has been recognised for its casual chic signature style and those clean-cut suits. As visible on the pictures above, the label's product/customer focus has hugely developed since then as their current spring/summer collection is represented by the pieces that can relate to any fashion un/conscious customer.
Whether it's colour or fabric wise, the collection perfectly fits into the season's hot trends. Pastels, neons, blacks and whites, floral prints, leather, silks - it's all there for you and absolutely ready-to-wear.

The only BUT that can cross your mind while familiarising yourself with the collection may be 'I have seen it all somewhere - the white blazer is just like something that Stella McCartney would design; the bandage dresses have been conquered by Herve Ledger so this cannot possibly excite me!' However, when you may doubt the label's innovativeness, you will never question the quality of the clothing. The precision of the cuts, their 'smooth' appearance on your body when you try the pieces on; the beautifully finished linings; those golden zips swirling on your forearms; the general immaculate impression that the garments make - it's all definitely worthy your attention.

Below, the pieces that I admired most

I didn't want to part with this one (so suede, so soft, so blue!)
perfect combo

biker jacket (the devil's in the detail!)

more leather

those clean-cut blazers

silk tops (again, the detail!!)


those look amazing live

some dresses and co

 last but not least
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