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Céline AW14 details.

It’s been a while since I posted an inspo post; most of my hopes and dreams appear on Pinterest or Tumblr these days, which is actually where I first caught a glimpse of this Céline detail from their latest AW14 collection, in the first place. On my recent pilgrimage to the new Mount Street store in London, I was in awe of just the level of technique, texture and work that goes into each and every piece. I know a hefty price tag comes with it (hello dream shirt at £900) but it’s worth every penny. For now though I’m happy to just take these beauties, thanks.  

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Thomas Phifer,  3.1 Phillip Lim, Damien Ravn,  Iacoli McAllister, Low Classic, Danielle Romeril, Céline, ELLE Sweden, T Magazine.

Everything I’m turning to for inspiration this holiday; plenty of layering, daring exposing of skin with wools, knits and plenty of flats and oversized silk shirts. I could go on but it’s a tale as old of time of course. Hope you’re enjoying the holidays, New Years is just around the corner and whilst I’m enjoying sitting here with my feet by the fire, there’s a new collection to make when I get back to the big smoke!

Photos gathered on Pinterest.



Feat: Daria Werbowy in L’Express Styles.

Daria has got to be my favourite model of all time. I don’t think it’s singularly down to the Céline campaigns that sealed her fate as my favourite, but doesn’t she resemble Philo herself a bit here? I should apologise for the lack of posts this past week, so much to handle with your own business, as well as squeezing in some very exciting projects right up until yesterday. Right now, I’m packing for home, managing to squeeze in christmas pressies around the mountain of shoes I’m trying to pack, whilst my boyfriend simultaneously removes them. No Stella’s for me this time!

Source: by Fashion Gone Rogue


Feat: Unsung Feeling, Rika Magazine.

I’ve been thinking A LOT about knitwear recently. Not just because the nights are getting colder and I’m up to my 18th sweater buy of the season, but because for AW14 I’m doing my first knitwear collaboration! There will be more on that later, but it has made me think about how we wear them, the purpose they serve, as well as the design. Featured knitwear in this editorial from all the big guns, Stella McCartney, Acne, Céline; the bigger the better, and all the better for being a bit revealing too.

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue



Editorial: “The Maxi Coat” ELLE UK, October 2013.

As I’m planning my suitcase for my biannual runaway to Devon for new seasons inspiration trip, I’m asking myself, how it’s going to be possible to take all these oversized garments with me? I’m so into the new layering and knitwear and 10 sizes too big coats, but this doesn’t bode well for my trip. Maybe I just cocoon myself for the train.. we shall see. That first coat still has me dreaming about the more affordable Sandro version, I just need a cold snap to come in to push me over the edge into buying. 

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Wallpaper Mag / Saskia De Brauw by Paolo Roversi / Art direction by Linder / September 2013.

So, I’m kind of obsessed with this strange abstract editorial from Wallpaper, where the most perfect entire white outfits have been covered up with everyday household objects in the name of collage art. It may or may not have been completely sold to me by the Stella McCartney shoes that I’m currently hunting high and low for (any ideas welcome!), but these outfits fill me with joy too. (Note to self – fill wardrobe with even more textured white garments than usual.)

I’m really liking these high necklines at the moment too, weather it’s becauseAutumn/Winter is finally hitting the stores and my brain is making the mental switch from beach to log cabin (or a more english equivalent), but they just look so chic. There are a million Céline polo necks on Yoox at the moment that I’m umming and ahhing over, as well as the slightly odd tops at Zara for the more affordable end; but who can deny that they just want to get their hands on the Walenciaga cracked paint knit? 

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue


Inspo: Miranda Kerr by Alasdair McLellan, Styled by Kate Phelan for British Vogue, Sep 13.

Late night Sunday inspo browsing for my shoot tomorrow and stumbled upon this editorial for the new issue of Vogue. Seems even more relevant to me as I constantly update and delete various items from my Zara shopping basket; all the while hating myself for even shopping there, when all I really want is this entire perfect Stella McCartney pinstripe.

There is nothing more iconic or covetable to me than the perfect thick wool winter coat; just looking at this makes me excited to move on to designing AW14! Having said that I never thought about how perfect a floor length winter coat looks with some flimsy undergarments and Birkenstocks.. watch out London, flasher-fashion might be making it’s move, and I may be it’s newest convert..

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Inspiration: Ji Hye Park Enchants for Vogue Russia / July 2013.

A seriously inspiring editorial from Vogue Russia; the second photo from the bottom is BEYOND good, and, well they’re all wintery/autumnal dreams come true (insert heart eyed emoji here). I’ve been thinking a lot about the Autumn/Winter season the last few days. I’m supposed to be working on light fabrics, skirts and dresses for SS14 but my mind is constantly wandering to thick wools and textured leathers. Perhaps it’s because AW13 is about to hit stores, but I’m already planning next season. Bring on Autumn!

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue


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Jalouse July/August 2013, Christa Covert photographed by Frederike Helwig, Styled by Ann Sophie Thomas.

Masculine and tailored dressing has always been something I’ve swung to over feminine, floaty silhouettes, but pinstripe is a new addition to my need-to-try list. We’ve seen Acne graphic super stripe, Chloe resort barely there stripe (my favourite) and classic pinstripe, found everywhere from here to Zara. So the hunt is now on I think, for the perfect pinstripe suit, the one pictured from Stella McCartney might fit the bill for AW13, along with the loosest cotton shirt I can find. 


Inspiration: Farah Holt in Air France Madame, June/July 2013

One of my favourite graphic editorials as of late; Farah Holt in Air France. Kind of just can’t get enough of these skate shoes styled with very high end products such as THE Balenciaga ruffle skirt. Also the overwhelming domination of mesh giving a sportswear/minimalism and 90s grunge vibe on everything. Feeling like any one of these outfits would make me very happy on a good summers day!


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