Monday, 23 September 2013



The Swedish School of Textiles introduces its most talented designers yet, as their designs conquer the catwalk at SS14 London Fashion Week with a collection of real memory makers.
Hooking you in with a palette of subtlety, then shortly evolving into much more vivid hues of scarlet and crimson. There is nothing quite like wearing red to lift spirits and add a glimmer of magic to your springtime wardrobe. But of course not forgetting the long-time chum of the fashionista – a graphic digital print.
Still keeping that element of festivity from the Christmas months before is heavily structured cut-out designs like that of a sparkling Christmas ball or fire cracker (Emilie Alhner). Perspex, neon and a whole load of glitter.
Then, it was signature minimalism and feminine floral print meets street/nouveau punk. High-waisted shorts, clean cut wide-sleeved tops in a shade of ice blue and grey are teamed with hooded fur head-dresses and platinum blonde, slicked back, flowing tresses.  Floral rouges and rose-blushed flower print silhouettes in the form of dresses and overcoats spiral into streamlined pieces with neon printed graphics (Emma Lindqvist) and I couldn’t help but notice the designers fine attention to detail  - with an invigorating ‘street’ hand gesture imprint on the side of the models wedge heel. Svensk sval.  Next up, was the ‘punk’ element. (Gustav Felgan) Models marched with attitude, mood and persona in black military boots , baggy and oversized clothing in three wild colours of orange, white and black.  Braces, rolled up jeans and a terrifying guise – the balaclava made out in stitching to represent the eyes and mouth were the final touches to make this collection a truly menacing one.

Written by Olivia Todd

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Second Part Of The Trip: Penang, Malaysia

Here are some photos from the second part of my trip to Malaysia where me and my family ventured to the beautiful, tropical island of Penang. A much more relaxing part of the holiday where we chilled on gorgeous beaches whilst sipping on a chilled Tiger beer or Mojito and topping up our tans, ate out at restaurants and explored the night markets. 

One day however, I managed to conquer a huge fear of mine - heights. I went parasailing over and above the sea and mountains in Penang and I am very chuffed to say - I didn't find the experience as terrifying as I had imagined. In fact it wasn't scary at all. It was an experience that I will never EVER forget - the view was absolutely incredible and it is something I have always wanted to give a try but never quite had the courage to. 

Looking back on the holiday as a whole now that I am back home I can definitely say that it was a very memorable trip and would recommend that everyone takes a venture to the Far East - yes it is expensive flying out there (but book your flights early to save the cash monies) but when you're out there the food is delicious, the clothes are beautifully stylish, the scenery is the most exquisite, untouched and natural thing yo'll ever feast your eyes on and the unbelievable part is: it is ridiculously CHEAP. I'm hoping to to go to somewhere like Vietnam or Cambodia next year with friends - I simply can't get enough of travelling. It truly is enlightening.