Lianne La Havas style at London Fashion Week

lianne la havas style

Lianne La Havas Style

? Spotted at London Fashion Week with ruffles skirt that reminds us one of our design! Look stylish with Twist X Turn ruffles skirt like our girl Lianne. Also available in black at Topshop Oxford Circus.


5 London Restaurants Worth The Splurge

Are you looking for somewhere to take your mum on Mother’s Day? Or is it payday and you want to go somewhere fabulous with the girls?  These restaurants are known for their chic interiors, exquisite food and of course the extravagant price! But when you feel like splurging, these are the places you must check out. 

Top 5 London Restaurants

 

1. Bandol

Top London Restaurants Bandol

The place gives you a hint of Provence and the southern coastal towns, known especially for its wine list and seafood. When it comes to special occasions, save it for Bandol. One of the best london restaurants for sure!

Try: Bandol Bouillabaisse – Red mullet, gurnard, prawn, mussels & rouille

Address: 6 Hollywood Rd., London SW10 9HY

 

2. The Palomar

Top London Restaurants The Palomar

A mosaic marble floor with royal blue leather seat, this is true love.They serve lovely food while putting on some dance music too.

Try:  Seared Scallops with cured lemon beurre blanc, swiss chard easy over, Jerusalem artichoke & hazelnut tuille.

Address: 34 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DN

 

3.  The Riding House Café

Top London Restaurants Riding House Cafe

When you are in need of a proper breakfast. This modern, all-day brasserie might be the answer.

Try: Full & Proper breakfast – 2 fried eggs, free-range pork sausage, streaky bacon, black pudding, baked beans, field mushroom, slow roasted tomato & white toast

Address: 43-51 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PQ

 

4.   Beast

Top London Restaurants Beast

Get yourself a Norwegian crab or Angus steak at candlelit tables. You might want to save up for this one though but it’s worth it!

Try: Go for Norwegian crab or Angus steak, it’s your call.

Address: 3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG

 

5. Sketch

gallery_2A vibrant gastro-brasserie with David Shirgley’s work line up on the restraurant’s wall. Well known for their afternoon tea, who could say no to tea and arts? Also check out their loo. A selfie with disco egg shaped toilets is a must!

Try: Afternoon tea and Bresse Chicken perfumed with Black Truffle for lunch

Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG


The woman empowerment: who change the rules?

The woman empowerment is always the topic most related for the International Women day. For this special day, we did our selection of the women you should look up.

 

 

Diane von Furstenbergdiane von furstenberg woman empowerment

Aside from creating the iconic 'wrap dress', Diane also built her entire career on the concept of female empowerment. When she married as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, Diane stated "The minute I knew I was about to be Egon's wife, I decided to have a career. I wanted to be someone of my own, and not just a plain little girl who got married beyond her desserts."

 

 

Emma WatsonEmma Watson woman empowerment

In 2015, she gave the famous speech for the launching of HeForShe campaign. She was UN Women Goodwill Ambassador to encourage gender equality in which Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, told Watson she decided to call herself a feminist after hearing that speech.

 

Gloria Steinem

 Gloria Steinem woman empowerment

Steinem is a journalist, a political activist and most importantly a feminist. She became nationally recognised as a leader and spokeswoman for the women's liberation movements through the 60's and 70's. Gloria stayed one of the most recognisable faces of feminism all around the world.

 

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich woman empowerment

Dietrich was one of the most captivating, ground-breaking movie stars of the 20th century. She challenged traditional definitions of femininity. During her career in the 30's she refused to give up trousers and men suits when androgynous was still a taboo. She almost got arrested for wearing trousers in public more than once. We salute her!

 

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir woman empowerment

A French writer, known for her influence in the feminist theory. She has written 'The Second Sex', which analyses reasons why women's role in society was characterised as inferior to men in France. It laids the foundation for the modern feminist movement and the woman empowerment.


How to pack? 14 Must have for your week-end trip

Travelling for a week-end when you had a hard working week is the best! You can get a change of air, clear your head for daily problems and discover new cities all around Europe. But when the time to pack arrives, it is always a dilemma between which kind of shoes you will bring, your coat or your jacket, which cosmetics products you don't need..

pack luggage week end

Here is some tips that you need to keep in mind:

  • when you choose clothes from your wardrobe, you have to think why which clothes it will match and for which occasion you will wear it. This is avoid you to lost room with your favourite pieces, the ones that you take with you everywhere but you never wear.
  • take a look at the weather forecasting, it will spare you taking an useless coat or swimwear. And it will also help you to find which weather's day is more appropriate for which activity you planned.
  • put your cosmetics product in smaller container like face foam or shampooing. Often it is what weight the most in a luggage.
  • about shoes, always favour the more basic pair you have and most important, take a comfortable one.
  • keep a room for souvenirs you will bring back home. It is always nice to have object or clothing that remembers you a travel.

 

We set up a list of the essentials to pack for a week-end :

Wardrobe:

  • A white batwing top : to go to the restaurant
  • A black leather perfecto : to match with every outfits
  • A beige pull over : to not catch a cold
  • A linen grey tee-shirt : to be comfortable with
  • A pair of black skinny jeans : to wear day and night
  • A pair of trainers : to visit the city
  • A pair of heels : to hang out the evening

 

Accessories:

  • A pair of sunglasses : for sunny days
  • A fedora : to stay stylish whatever the city
  • A pair of headphones : to dream during travel hours
  • A camera : to bring back memories
  • A pair of hearing : to place on buttons holes to order it
  • A beauty case : where you put small cosmetics containers
  • A perfume : securely tidied in your socks

Now your luggage is almost ready for your next trip, you just have to find the destination!


10 Fashion Week Facts you should know!

It's not just about street styles and celebrities spotted on the front row... There are history and specificities behind this major fashion event. Here is 10 Fashion Week facts you should know!

 Top 10 Fashion Week Facts

 

Fashion weeks in the time..

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1943: New York Fashion Week main purpose was to distract attention from French fashion during World War II, when workers in the fashion industry were unable to travel to Paris.
1958: Milan
1973: Paris
1984: London

 

 

1 City = 1 Style

 

london fashion week

London is about young talents and innovators who push style boundaries and really express themselves.

Picture: Vivienne Westwood can be representative of this movement.

 

new york fashion week

New York is dominant for sportswear and casual. The look is more commercial, with an emphasis on luxe yet casual pieces.
Picture: Alexander Wang could be seen as a designer who redefining New York style with his edgy off-duty look.

 

milan fashion week

Milan or the classic Italian craftsmanship style mixing with contemporary sexiness designs. It is the best place for its over-the-top yet stylish looks.
Picture: Gucci participate to the creation this style.

 

 

paris fashion week

Paris with its tradition and Haute Couture is a city steeped in fashion history. Creativity and experimentation are the main rules.
Picture: Saint Laurent represents this Parisian spirit.

 

Fashion and the city

 

paparazzi fashion week

New York attracts the most journalists and media and is also really focused on celebrities spotting.

 

new talents fashion week

London is the place to discover the new talents and designers.

 

beauty fashion week

Milan is for those who like beauty, craftsmanship and high quality products. Milan is the capital of a great, reasonably priced trip in glamour, beauty and Italian culture.

 

buyer paris fashion week

Paris still holds the key of fashion, not as an image but as a real trade as all buyers, professionals, best editors of the industry go there.

 

 73 years later...

age fashion week facts

Fashion Weeks were created to distract people... 73 years later it is still the case, but it also became a huge industry where each city has its role to play.

How to stand out with a simple white shirt?

twistxturn white shirt

A white shirt is THE piece of clothing that each woman should have in their wardrobe, and even men!
Trends come and go, but the versatility of the classic white button-down is perpetual, you can never go wrong with a white shirt. It has the benefits of a blank slate and can be dressed down or dressed up; it
can be knotted or tucked in...

The white shirt is one of our favourite piece and we often design our shirt based on a simple white one
and try to emphasise it with Twist X Turn influences: oversize it, try different collars, add batwing sleeves and so on...

We did a selection of the best way to style your white shirt and the best new shape of white
shirt to invest in ?.

 

1. Layering the white shirt

 

original white shirt

With a black leather t-shirt.

 

original white shirt

With a mesh body under.

 

original white shirt

Underneath a crop top as the fashion blogger Pernille.

 

2. Changing Sleeve Volume

 

 

batwing top

With Batwing sleeves to define the silhouette as our Twist X Turn Flower Batwing Top available at Topshop Oxford Circus.

 

original white shirt

Add length to the sleeves.

 

3. Managing Length

 

 

original white shirt

Add a pleated tail as Céline shirt design.

 

twistxturn top

Add length to the back as our Twist X Turn Long Back available in white at Topshop Oxford Circus.

 

original white shirt

Reduce length of the back.

 

4. Tying at unusual place

 

 

original white shirt

Wear it back to front and tie behind.

 

original white shirt

Tie it on one side.

 

5. Accessorising

 

 

original white shirt

Add a fur collar as our Twist X Turn Fur Collar shirt.

 

original white shirt

Add a black bow.


Why Fashion Week is out of date?

Internet is revolutionising the Fashion Week system through online magazine, social media exposure and online shopping...

 

1. Unusual Events Series

 

Firstly, there is in question some unusual events that happened during this last fashion week:

 

fashion week out of date

 

- A number of designers including Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors and Lela Rose offered shoppers the chance to purchase some or all of their favourite pieces immediately following their romp down the catwalk.

- During last September, Misha Nonoo’s didn't present her collection with a traditional fashion catwalk but with a “Insta- show” that pieced together in 170-plus Instagram posts a look book that anyone could scroll through by turning a mobile device horizontally.

- In the same month, Givenchy set aside hundreds of tickets for the public that were distributed online days before the show and had a separate viewing area for these spectators away from media and celebrity guests.

 

 

 

2. Reversal Trends

 

fashion week out of date

 

There are also others trend which influence the fashion week durability:

- The shoppers who are exposed more and more to snapshots of these shows in real time on social media don’t want to wait to buy them anymore.

-Fast-fashion brands have been known to copy runway trends and rush them to stores at more affordable prices long before designers’ pieces are available

- Online shopping facilitate the life of fashionistas and they are becoming more exigent regarding the availability of products. Those elements implement an atmosphere of change in the Fashion Week system.

 

 

 

 

3. History of Fashion Week

 

fashion week out of date

 

 

Historically, Fashion Weeks were the period when designers showed their future collection to the world.

For example, New York Fashion Week’s September shows preview trends for the next spring and summer; the February events showcase looks for the following fall and winter.

These 6 months ahead were essential for buyers to plan their store inventories for upcoming seasons and for media to map out story ideas and photo spreads in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Fashion Week unfits with Digital World

 

fashion week out of date

 

 

All this long process is no more adequate for customers. They need to wait a half year to find those clothes in store. The huge social media exposure from celebrities first row and brands itself of the fashion shows create buzzes and excitement of fashionistas regarding these last collection must-have.

Following the trends of "See it, Buy it" of the online world, they want to buy it immediately. Fashion shows are starting to be accessible for everyone through social medias as Victoria Secret live streaming show.

 

 

 

 

5. Collection's Process

 

fashion week out of date

 

Fashion weeks are really important because they are the guidelines and sources of inspirations for designers of fast fashion and ready-to- wear brands.

To actually launch a collection in a store there is a whole processing:

-Inspirational board and drawing of designers, fabric research and sampling creation, presentation of the collection to wholesalers/retailers for concession brand, register ordering from those clients, produce the clothes regarding the quantity ordered, start promotion for customers while ship clothes to store location...

This is why some of the designers are totally against a change in Fashion Week system, they say it will focus the fashion industry on sales and kill their creativity.

 

 

 

6. A New Issue

 

fashion week out of date

 

The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that they create an in-depth analysis and road map for the future of fashion shows.

Designers, retailers and editors have been questioning the relevance of Fashion Week in its current format for some time.

If Fashion Week does end up shifting to a more shopper-focused structure, it will be just the latest example of designers rethinking their business approaches to make them more consumer centric in hopes of boosting profits.