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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

From Milan to Mainstream - Moschino’s Rise to fame

The UK is currently undergoing a fashion revolution, with more people than ever shopping for designer brands, owing in part to reality TV shows and aspirational celebrity endorsements. Throughout all of this, fashion designers are struggling to stay relevant and in vogue. One brand, however, has not struggled to stay popular. We’re talking about Moschino, a label that’s as strong now as it was when it was first debuted in 1983.

Origins Designed by Franco Moschino, the Italian brand is known for zany, outrageous designs that have been worn by the likes of Miley Cyrus. His surrealist designs and ideas were noticed by Gianni Versace and the encouragement helped launch Moschino Couture in 1983. The founding principles of the collection were progressive and bold: women should wear what they want – not what they ‘should’. Following the success of his first shows, Moschino designed Moschino Cheap and Chic and also launched Moschino Jeans (which is now referred to as Love Moschino). The final design by Franco Moschino would be the Ecouture collection in 1994, made with environmentally friendly materials. Unfortunately, Franco passed away in 1994 and his business was taken over by Rossella Jardini, a close friend and collaborator. She launched boutiques across the world and helped build the brand, before it was then taken over by Jeremy Scott.

Style Throughout its history, Moschino has been about the excess and bold. It is not afraid to stand apart and push the boundaries. This has been seen from everything from early collections that used cow print, question marks and satire to modern publicity stunts like Jeremy Scott throwing dollar bills printed with his own face at a show called ‘American Excess’. In the 2010’s, the brand has experimented with loud designs that feature teddy bears, Looney Tunes characters and has subverted famous brands like McDonalds and Coca Cola. Their pop culture references and ‘social media ready’ style clothing turn heads and draw attention. Whether it’s a graffiti dress worn by Katy Perry or a pink fishnet design donned by Miley Cyrus, Moschino makes its mark.

Why wear? If you’re into fashion, you’ll already know about Moschino – it’s impossible to ignore. They specialise in irony – almost mocking the world of high fashion whilst still hitting all the right notes. Thanks to the high standard, beautiful construction and subversion designs, you can turn the fashion world on its head by picking up Moschino designs.
Where to buy Moschino’s collections move fast – so don’t be caught in last season’s garments if you want the new stuff. In the UK, you can get your hands on the latest Moschino gear at luxury fashion retailer, Garment Quarter.
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Monday, 5 December 2016

The Monday Piece - December Lust List

This week's Monday Piece is on December lust list! With the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday now behind us, I've been mooching the internet to find a whole plethora of goodness from all of my favourite retailers. Sometimes all of the discounts and sales can be a little overwhelming so I always stay focussed and do my best to search through all of the rubbish that I really don't need to source some great classic pieces! I've been eyeing up a genuine vintage Metallica t-shirt for years, they are so pricey but they are my all time fave band so I can almost justify the splurge, plus they can be worn forever and still look awesome.

Classic pieces like leather jackets and everyday accessories are also fab purchases that can be reworn again and again - I still haven't got my hands on a decent black fedora so this Saint Laurent style is definitely near the top of my lust list. I have a little obsession with fluffy things at the moment, I'm loving it though as a bit of texture is always fun, the pink Barbie esque heels are too cute and I just adore them (also note the furry phone case)!

Also loving any kind of sassy knee high boots as they're super warm and add some glam to a simple outfit - i'm in love with the nude pair! December means wrapping up in all things cosy and cute, I've been spying on woolen Acne scarves as they are a true staple and I love how chic they are, the flute sleeve roll neck is an absolute beauty too, I'm a massive Acne fan! I've also included a pink suede Gucci bag that is beyond stunning, mirrored RayBans and some western style accessories!
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December Lust List

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Lazy Dogz Sheepskin Slippers Review

When it gets frosty outside I'm always eager to spend time relaxing, wrapped up in my cosy clothes, and lets face it having cold toes is never fun so these Lazy Dogz sheepskin slippers have arrrived just in time to keep them warm! Lazy Dogz are a a British brand who sell luxury, high quality lounge footwear like fluffy suede moccasins and sheepskin slippers all focusing on mans best friend - dogs! The designs are fun and fresh, even including pugs, poodles and dachshunds so if you're a pooch lover then they'll be right up your street! They also feature lots of classic designs too and do men's as well as women's that would make the cutest his and hers Christmas present! If I didn't love Lazy Dogz enough already, this Christmas they are supporting Manchester Dog's Home as they continue to recover from last year's tragic fire. For every pair of Lazy Dogz slippers sold up until Christmas Eve 2016 they will donate £1 to their cause - because every dog deserves a chance!

The ultra plush Lazy Dogz Gracie glitter slippers arrived in a branded box, complete with ribbon and gift tag, making it ideal for a treat or special Chsristmas Present - I love the luxurious feel and look to the packaging, making it feel that bit more 'special'. I couldn't wait to wear them and slip my feet into the soft sheepskin, they are mega soft and the glitter finish is so sparkly too - they are definitely the comfiest slippers I've ever had, and they are so warm due to the natural sheepskin interior. The soles also feature Lazy Dogz branding and are tough and durable, which is great for me as I'm always off outside to greet people or fetching laundry! So they're practical as well as super pretty and warm, it's amazing how happy a pair of cosy slippers can make you after a long day.

If you're looking for a luxurious pair of slippers for yourself, or as a Christmas present for a friend or loved one, take a look at the Lazy Dogz website as you're sure to find an ultra cosy pair that would bring the biggest smile to someone's face come Christmas morning.
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*c/o Lazy Dogz Gracie slippers, here*


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