Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nice dress ma'am!

Hey guys,

So this is a post about something that is important to being from England, but especially London.

You may of guessed this is about the wonderful Queen Elizabeth 2, who is by far the most stylish Queen and leads the rest of the royals in the fashion stakes - HRH Catherine watch and learn because one day I hope to say the same thing about you.

Her majesty is never afraid of a bold colour which is a key 2012 trend - a special mention to the canary yellow Angela Kelly dress to the royal wedding of Kate and Wills, which shone as much as her smile did.

However the reason I decided to write this post is because of the gorgeous pink attire the Queen wore to the Olympic opening ceremony where she showed all of us just how important he event was to her by joining in the humour (big praise to Mr Boyle for getting the balls to ask her!) Her peach Angela Kelly dress was a homage to the Great Gatsby vintage trend that has been circled this season and to top it off was a flower encrusted head piece and sparkling silver broach.

Luv as always,

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Amy, Amy, Amy....

Hello Readers,

So this blog is really important yet hard for me to write.

Today is the day last year that I learnt that Amy Winehouse had passed away and it was a very dark day for me as I was such a huge fan of her and I will always regret never seeing her live.

As I have said before there was a soulful quality of her voice that will never be replicated - though I'm sure many will try. Back to Black is my go to album for just about every moment in time. I love it and, despite the fact she herself didn't like it, I also love Frank - especially Stronger Than Me which is the song for every empowered woman out there.

She was iconic and as a true icon should she has inspired fashion and culture forever. John Paul Gaultier's A/W 12-13 was a slightly controversial homage to the star and you only have to walk down Camden High Street and you'll see the very soul of Amy everywhere, I spent a week working there and I felt somehow closer to her.

Amy, its been a year since you died and I still feel the same sadness I did then. Thank you for writing two great albums and making such an impact in your time, even though it was cut short much to soon.


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Olympic fiery fashions!

Hello readers,

So I am in London and the Olympics are 10 days away but the olympic hype has been increasing steadily for the last 7 years and now here it is.

So there are two major fashion revelations that have stood out to me:

Firstly, the American Olympic uniforms have been designed, as I'm sure you're are aware, by the power house that is Ralph Lauren however while the games are a matter of weeks away there is a political argument breaking out about the styling - some politicians are unhappy about the fact that the outfits were made in China - even though most things are nowadays and also there are comments that the team look like the French because of the beret and the lack of specific American flag display and it's position on the jacket.

All in all, I think the team look great and very smart but I understand the lack of the flag and how disappointing it must be but apparently they have been planning this since 2008 so it's a bit late to be launching a political argument on something that doesn't really matter at this late stage, the athletes will arrive and take part in a spectacle like no other and hopefully win medals for the country.

Secondly, the British Olympic team have had their uniforms designed by Stella McCartney and we had similar disapproval about the lack of red on the clothing (it seems like there will be a lot of countries looking similar as there are 5 colours that appear on all the flags) but I again have to say that I think they look sophisticated and I'm just glad that they are practical and not PJ style pants like the designers Spring 2012 collection. I would love to know your opinions on all of the Olympic outfits and their designers so please get in touch/comment below.

So overall although my city will be gridlocked for the next month during the games, I will be watching and hoping for some good Team GB wins but all who participate should be really proud because simply being able to is a huge achievement in itself and the games in my opinion are a way for the whole world to gather around and watch such a wide range of sport that there is something for everyone and at the same time hopefully promote world cohesion.

Speak soon guys,

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

When illness strikes, fashion brings cheer!

Hey guys,

So I'm reading my teen vogue while in bed unwell and am healing already.

According to what I've been reading and observing as I wonder around London in my recent work experience, street style has become even more edgy as it becomes more mainstream to be alternatively attired.

How do already alternative dressers fight back? By heading even more extreme and even more unique. I am currently in love with the colour blue and so jeans and denim overshirts are my unique style but I'm sure it will change with time. Because as with humanity fashion evolves and so changes are ahead.

Let me know how your street style is evolving.


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012


Hey guys,

This has been a mad time but I am now heading down a nice path of summertime before I have to hit the books in September and so I will use this endless time to my advantage and will blog more often and hopefully be able to bring some interesting words to the internet jungle.

I have decided that I will create a new series of posts on the great designers and muses of our time and will use that as the bases for 2 posts a week, along with intermittent musings on what I observe as London spring develops into summer.

Firstly, Ascot landed in Britain and as did the hats, apparently there were fashion police checking skirt length and that men were wearing hats and ties but somehow they let some of the most extravagant hats walk (I'm guessing sidewards) through the barriers into the paddock. Some of the best included a London 2012 torch hat and a double stacked bird cage - take a Google of them if you don't believe me. I just don't understand why the ladies do it, surely a pretty standard hat that matches your outfit would make you feel more glamorous. Maybe a touch of sparkle but a birdcage really?! What are you showing to the world?

Secondly, A number of festivals have hit the UK and my observations suggest that Hunter Wellies and hot-pant shorts, coupled with a band appropriate tie tee shirt are the outfit of choice for the girls. Funny are the white converse brigade who don't grasp field + rain = mud. Hope the weather gets better for the later ones such as V or mud will be the theme instead of great music.

Finally, I love shopping but I hate taking things back. My most recent shopping spree (yesterday) although left me with some things, I also have 3 things that need taking back and maybe if they put air-conditioning into changing rooms and they didn't have such long queues I wouldn't of bought them at all. Saving me the extra trip. Hmm.

Anyway as that concludes my updated musings, goodbye until the next time,

Love (as always),

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥