22 April 2014

My Easter (NIKEiD-Induced) Shoe Dilemma

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Even though I didn't work or think of fashion at all over this brilliant Easter break we've had, I could hardly resist to go for a little play on Nike ID on Saturday morning. Even though my friends and family tease me constantly over my obsession (and purchases) with shoes I always feel like my collection isn't quite complete. As part of this mission to create the perfect shoe collection, I felt it was necessary to add a pair of Nike Air Max, which I have never had. I've been looking for months but can't seem to find any colour styles I like and so Nike ID was the perfect way to put a remedy to this.
My dream style is mostly made of suede, with nice earthy tones and a bit more of a luxury feel, rather than sportswear. And so I went for a light grey base with deep green and beige and the classic white sole and chamber, as well as the white Nike logo in leather for a bit of a contrast.
Before I decide to click 'buy' and wait the very hard 5 weeks it will take for them to come home to me, I wanted to ask your opinion – should I go for it?

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14 April 2014

The Best 8 Printed Shirts to Wear this Summer


Even though we don't seem to be enjoying much of a spring – in London anyway – I have a feeling that summer is creeping up on us and trying to catch us off guard... I am not the greatest fan of summer wear for men because it leaves very little room to change things up day to day. Luckily, the last couple of seasons have seen the rise of the short-sleeved shirt, which has come back to be cool. Particularly this season, they come in all colours, collar styles and prints. And it's the latter than I am crazy about. A shirt always looks better than a tee or a polo and when they're as fun as these, they become the perfect addition to classic denim shorts. You can easily dress them up or down and they guarantee a lack of boredom in your summer wardrobe. These above, are my favourite 8 picks.

11 April 2014

Neil Barrett's New Shop-in-Shop at Harvey Nichols

Neil Barrett Shop in Shop Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge London by Zaha Hadid

I couldn't believe when I started preparing this post that I hadn't really posted about Neil Barrett before. Over the last few seasons, the designer has developed such a distinct contemporary aesthetic that masterly plays with geometry, lines and block colours. With this in mind, it should't come as a surprise that Barrett chose to work with none other than queen of modern architecture Zaha Hadid to create his new retail spaces. His latest outpost by Hadid is the recently launched shop-in-shop at London's Harvey Nichols. Situated on the ground floor of the Knightsbridge building, the space reflects Hadid's architecture-meets-sculpture aesthetic, which ties in with the fluid lines of Neil Barrett's SS14 collection.
If all of the above wasn't compelling enough to get you to check out Barrett's latest collection at his stunning new space, just take a look at the below. Always ahead of the curve, Justin Timberlake chose Neil Barrett as his go-to brand during last summer's leg of his tour showing how to allow the brand's pieces bring an edge to your classic every-day looks.

Shop Neil Barrett SS14 here.

Courtesy of Harvey Nichols