T-shirts | Fashion Favourites


As you can see from my past two posts i love to buy in to little pieces of designer luxuary and being a student i often am unable to afford the designer lifestyle i desire..

However something that i have realised lately is that designers often have diffusion lines that make people such as myslef who loves high end designer lables be able to buy in to the world of amazingly glamorous expensive fashion. 

A diffusion line is something created by a designer that is not as luxurious as their over all products but something that it is still pricy but affordable. 


For example.. the collection collaborations with H&M also See by Chloe at Urban Outfitters, But mainly these are the collections such as McQ for Alexander McQueen or Anglomania for Vivienne Westwood.

I mention these two inparticular as i bought in to these brands and i now own (possibly too much V.W) items from each brand. 


Two things in particular that i own are a T-shirt from each designer. My McQ top i bought in the sale from a boutique that stocks the label in my home village i think it was £21 reduced from £105 absolute bargain right!  and my Vivienne Westwood one i bought for £50 from her Savile row shop in London. Yes £50 for a Tshirt !! i ask myself if this top wasn't Vivienne Westwood would i buy it ? NO NO NO i would not that is a crazyyy price for a white cotton logo t-shirt.







Im not really sure as to why I buy in to these things but walking out of the shop knowing I have bought a small piece of this affordbly(ish) luxury brand makes me more than happy ! 


Another thing i have is Betsy Johnson slippers, now i think there is no need for designer slippers .. really is there :) ahh well i feel it contributes to my champagne lifestyle.. Lemonade Budget ! 






H&M Collaboration | Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela...








H&M awaits their next designer collaboration with Margiela, the look book has been announced online and im not so sure how i feel about it.
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Jean Paul Gaultier | Diet Coke Bottles 2012

Now i have FINALLLYYYY compleated my collection and been able to buy my third Jean Paul Gaultier Limited addition diet coke bottle, i feel it is now appropriate to  comment on how I love his Spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection ! 

I always feel his collections stand out to be a bit more edgy and exciting than other designs however he is renowned for that i suppose. i feel that i NEED one of those Gaultier belts they would make any outfit just that little bit more spectacular  ;). 




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Ebay Wish List #1








So taking inspiration from other blogs i have decided since i am Officially an Ebay addict i should really start on posting my wishlists !

i am very prone to clicking that 'add to watch list' button, at the moment i have 14 items on there and to be honest thats actually really good for me *proud* these things include the above and other items are as odd as a personalised mousemat .. i don't even have a mouse as i have my mac book pro, but you never know it may come in handy as a potential gift ? 

Anyyy way back to my wish list, i have linked the items above to Ebay so if you do so wish to view them you are able to :). 
The boots i have on my list for a while and once i am paid i am temped to purchase these, I'm thinking the black ones.
The Figi Love bracelet i have already bought !! i couldn't resist after finding out how much the official designer ones are £££!! so i thought a copy will do for now... 

- even though i usually am against 'copies' due to the fact my parents always say 'hey look theres your scarf' reffering to any black and white skull scarf that may resemble my Alexander McQueen -R.I.P :'(- one! and if you are similar to me you could die a little inside if any one ever said that your £165 scarf looked any thing like a £5 Primark special ! -

...  The skirt i am unsure of due the the sizing, it is one size :\ i am not 'one size' basically meaning small but for the price it is i may give it a go. 
Technic High lights is something i recently been looking at i am unsure if i would use it but it may be worth trying out as i always like to improve my makeup collection.
 And finally the Lace collar, are these going out of fashion now? I'm unsure its dead cute and i think i could add it to a few winter jumpers to add a little extra something :) 

So yeah here is first of hopefully many.. 


Alex ox. 




Christmas list | 2012

Christmas is fast aproaching yes?, has any one else made there Christmas list yet ? Ok i am 19 nearly 20 and yes i still send a christmas list to my mum :D. 
i have to because if not santa wouldn't know that i wanted a Marc Jacobs laptop case or Thierry Mugler perfume. 
So i thought i would post my list so everyone knows and if any of yous want to buy me a present you will know what i want lol ;).


1. Vivienne Westwood Black bag 
2. White converse 
3. Mac pink Lipstick
4. Levi shorts
5. Black Vivienne Westwood Cardigan
6. Thierry Mugler Perfume
7. Make up (in a general sense)
8. Nike Blazers
9. Top shop dress
10. Mulberry Bag ;) 
11. black leather skirt
12. Jeffery Campbell black boots.
13. Marc Jacobs laptop case
14. Monica Vinader Braclet
15. Alexander Mcqueen leather thin braclet 
16. Longchamp bag medium size long handle, possibly black 
17. My hair done at a salon 
18. skiing trip !!
19. multiple gig tickets
20. soap and glory body wash
21.Vivenne Weswood watch - Black 
22. Michael Kors watch - leopard print 
23. Levi jeans 
24. Topshop Vouchers 
25. A white Fiat 500 convertible 


i think i should stop there even though i could go on foreverrrr :D 

what are you asking santa for ??

Alex ox.


P.s Please can i ask for world peace too <3 
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Berlin

Yay my blog is getting more hits that is exciting :D
i feel like i do need to add a lot more to it and i am trying to recently as i feel it is important and may one day assist me in getting a 'dream job'.
i dont exactly know what my dream job may be but i just know i want to work hard and enjoy life :) i want a job where i can experience new things each day, travel and continuously learn through out my life :)

 I LOVE TO LEARN 8) 

This week i joined the Fashion society as part of the university. i was so excited to go to the first meeting to find out the exciting plans for the year, turns out they are planning on going to Birmingham clothes show, Pure London and Bread and Butter Berlin !! 
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW !

Bread and butter Berlin would be actually amazing the experience gained from having the opportunity to visit there would just be crazyyy ! i really hope i get to go as i have my little heart set on it now ;)

If you don't know what BBB is its a trade show for all things Fashion.

'The internationally prevailing trade show provides a creative marketing and communication platform for selected brands, labels and designers from the progressive segment that is unrivalled throughout the world. Under the maxim “fun & profit”, BREAD & BUTTER unites inspiration and business. The brands exhibiting at BREAD & BUTTER present themselves integrally, in keeping with their individual philosophy and within their own brand culture and emotional setting.' 

Here is a clip from youtube.com i found about it too :)

So yes saving starts now :D... xmas present ?


Alex ox.


Manchester Museums | Plat Fields Park

I went on my first 'school trip' with uni yesterday ! we went to Platt fields hall gallery it features costumes from previous centuries and also an exhibition that changes every so often. it is only a small gallery but is a lovely and interesting building.

Personally i did not enjoy it as i have a BIG fear of Mannequins which is terrible due to the fact i want a fashion based career but i just do not like them and i do not like to be near them so it makes my expenience in gallaries and museums less enjoyable especially in small confinded rooms! 

However the current exhibition they have features dresses made primarily from paper which i think is rather interesting and quiet a good skill as i am sure working with paper is not as easy as a material ! 

Also the exhibition that is permanent is interesting too it features hats, shoes and costumes from the 20th century. i have tried to locate the website online but they don't seem to have one i did however find this site i any one is interested in it. 

I managed to take a few photos whilst there but not many due to my phobias :| haha.
 (i suppose it is laughable) 



The paper dress exhibition :)


The other collections.







I hope to go back there to view other exhibitions when they change ! 

Alex ox. 

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Student Night !

Last week i went to the student Lock in at the Arndale centre in Manchester, it was an organised night in the shopping centre that offered student discount and freebies ! i managed to get a free £5 gift voucher and free food !! was worth going to really just for that. in topshop there was 20% off so i bought a dress and a skirt that should have been i think £36 in total and i paid £23 .. i can not remember the exact maths, i used my free £5 ! so i was quiet happy !! 
It was a fun evening with some of my flat mates too. :) 

I got This dress :) - ( wont let me  save a pic :S ) - and i got This skirt :)

Just basic items but the plan is that i can style them with other things as i my wardrobe seems to be lacking the basics !


This was me in the Schuh store drinking the free cider :)


Sooo if your city has one of these and your a student i recommend going, you can stock up on the bargains and freebies :D ! who doesn't love a bit of discount ?!


Alex ox. 



Pinterest

i have recently got Pinterest and i have decided i shall create my boards on there full of my Favourite Fashion Week show looks from various designers, that way i can keep track of all my favourite pieces from each collection as i have so many. I love the PIN IT bookmark you are able to add and also the follow me on Pinterest button i was able to add on to my Blog

You can go directly to my page .. Here :)


My favourite S/S 2013 show that i have viewed so far is Louis Vuitton woman's wear it is always an amazing collection with an amazing ambiance set and create direction to go along with it. 


*Video found on youtube*


i also very much like the Elie Saab s/s woman's wear Collection and for the men's wear i so far my favourite is the Topman design collection. 

i unfortunately do not know of any one who would wear these pieces but i would like to make friends with some one who is willing, they are quiet quirky and fun and give a retro look to mens wear i like this reoccurring trend and hope that my boyfriend may adopt this in the future (possibly/maybe/Probably not.. still hopefull)


These pieces from the Elie Saab collection i find beautiful and personally i would love to own a dress similar to these (if not these exact ones??) i feel the floaty and delicateness eases from spring in to summer, butterflies fields and daisies come in to mind. 
the first i feel is more couture andthe second ready-to-wear (but this is just in my opinion) 
i shall deffinatly be on the look out for similar shapes and prints.

Photos from style.com







Sorry for posting all at once but i feel like i just have a lot to say right now, i am finally getting my blog in to the direction it needs to be focussed on as i have no one to share my love of each collection with.
 




Much Love. ox



FRESHHHFRESHERSSS

So Freshers is now overr :( but its time to get Fashionyy ;) (deffs a word)

 i LOVEE LOVE LOVEEEE my course!

it is really what i wanted and expected i am so happy that it has turned out perfectly that i am here <3

 its has got my thinking head on and got me into the career mind set ! i truly cannot wait to start working with fashion companys on placements i want all the possible experience i can gain 
MANCHESTERRR is the place to be. 



Ok soo a few Fresher party pics ..








Had soo much fun and made friends with some amazing people :) 

The Next Post shall be Fashion Based not crazy drunk teenager based ! 


Lemonade (Deffs not>) Champagne Love ;) ox