Oaffing around with Lazy Oaf

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To quote myself  “Lazy Oaf is a graphic fashion label founded by Gemma Shiel , who after leaving University with a degree in textile design and screen printing began making t-shirts and selling them on a market stall. . This eventually turned into turning it into a business (an amazing business). Read more about it here.”

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Lazy Oaf is a brand that I have been acquainted with for a few years now . They are visually inspiring and weirdly brilliant . They have recently released a collaborative collection with internet sensation “Don’t Hug me I’m Scared”. With previous collaborations being absolutely amazing I was really excited to witness what genius creations Lazy Oaf have been up to . If I do say so myself they did not disappoint !

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Tsumori Chisato: Designs to die for

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After falling back in love with Japanese fashion styles I came across the designer : Tsumori Chisato . Her designs are absolutely beautiful – they have that sort of illustrated abstract feel to them .

Below is a full designer profile:

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Designer: Tsumori Chisato

Age:  November 12, 1954 (age 61)

Education: Bunka Fashion College

Bio: “Tsumori Chisato is a Japanese fashion designer. She attended Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College. She began work with Issey Miyake in 1977 and started her own line in 1990. She took her work to Paris in 2003 and has built a following in the United States.”  – Wiki 

Check out some designs from Tsumori Chisato‘s Spring 2016 Ready-to-wear collection:

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3 ways to add your inner princess to your look

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Like most people I grew up (and I am still growing up ) surrounded by Disney and inevitably Disney princesses . I absolutely love Disney princesses and sometimes I want to copy their style without looking like a creepy 15 year old in a Halloween costume. So  enjoy my 3 looks inspired by a childhood favourite :

1.Mulan  

I still refuse to accept Mulan as a true Disney princess but she is still one of my favourite characters ever ,so it would be wrong not to add her in .

“Mulan is a loving girl who is always brave and bold. When her country needs it most, she disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight. She uses courage and determination to win the day.” – Disney

I call this look : A-part from the Men (get it , because she dressed up as a man … oh forget it)

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2. Pocahontas

One of my main reasons why I love the Pocahontas movies is to do with the music , I could sing along to the songs everyday and not get bored of them .

“Pocahontas loves nature, and she spends her time exploring the land. After she falls in love with a man named John Smith, it’s up to her to discover her destiny and bring peace to her people.” –Disney

I call this : In tune with the wind

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3. Belle

Sweet ,Sweet Belle – enough said.

“Belle’s name means beauty, but she often stands out in town because she loves to read. She dreams of adventure in the great wide somewhere and believes there is good in everyone, even the Beast.” – Disney

I call this look : A sweet adventure

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Thank you for reading , why not try one of the looks 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S What is your inner princess ?

4 ways to reinvent Sports Luxe

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Sports luxe ,one of the most prominent trends around this season an
d last . Many blogggers have adapted this trend to suit their own style as designers cut & paste some sports luxe elements into their designs . All this created a reinvention of the track suit trend, something new but also borrowed from the past . Let’s face it our world is fitness based right know and I don’t mind joining them if I can look good trying to look good .

Before the looks are revealed we need to decide what our staple piece will be (every look virtually has one). For today we have an Atlanta Braves wool fitted hat from Fanatics.

About the company: Fanatics is an online retailer of licensed sports apparel and merchandise, formed in 1995 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

New Era Atlanta Braves Classic Wool 59FIFTY Fitted Hat Navy Blue

I’m not one for a baseball hat but I actually love this one , maybe it is the simplicity of the logo or the red + black combination ; either way Fanatics have loads of hats and sports clothing  to mix and match and create the perfect sports luxe look .  I think we are almost ready to unleash the looks ; here is my reinvention of the Sports Luxe looks : (Click on the first look for a slideshow)

Check out the Fanatics page for more Sports luxe clothing inspiration + thank you for reading 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S What trend do you want to reinvent ? 

King Alexander The Great

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.Alexander Mcqueen. Founder of the astonishing self named label , yes you’ve guessed it ; Alexander Mcqueen. I have always been a fan of his work and the ongoing work of the label. Artistic , just damn artistic. This post is not going to be a long dedication to Mcqueen but to his and his teams artistic vision.

Let us start with SS09 named ‘Natural Distinction un-natural selection’ said to have been inspired by “Charles Darwin and ‘the origin of the species’ by evolution both in a conceptual and technical sense ” . This is very evident in the collection as animal and plant print are clearly shown. The natural fabric used creates interesting  textures that I believe worked perfectly with the theme of the collection .

Take a look :

Next we have SS10 name ‘Plato’s Atlantis ‘ which carries the same kind of theme that SS09 had but with a more futuristic twist to it . I absolutely love this collection and this may be why I own a set of photos from the catwalk show .

For you to understand the intensity of the collection I enclose a quote from the website :

“WHEN CHARLES DARWIN WROTE THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, NO ONE COULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THE ICE CAP WOULD MELT, THAT THE WATERS WOULD RISE AND THAT LIFE ON EARTH WOULD HAVE TO EVOLVE IN ORDER TO LIVE BENEATH THE SEA ONCE MORE OR PERISH. WE CAME FROM WATER AND NOW, WITH THE HELP OF STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY AND CLONING, WE MUST GO BACK TO IT TO SURVIVE.
When the waters rise, humanity will go back to the place from whence it came.”

Ahh, I absolutely love the collection and I hope that you do too.

Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFortune xx

PS. What designer always makes you smile ?

Christopher Esber SS15

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I was scrolling through my Instagram yesterday and after a mass number of minutes of scrolling and tabs after tabs I came across Christopher Esber’s page . When I say that I was mesmerised , I truly was ! Photo after photo I was astonished at how much emotion I could feel from just seeing some items from the clothing brand . And so forth I researched more about the company and I  have grown to love them already ! This Australian brand has  really got me supporting their minimal sports accent in their collection .

“I design for a woman who loves fashion but she is not willing to surrender herself to it,” says Esber. “Coming from Australia there is a sense of ease and the undone about what I do. Even if something is more conceptual, there is always a feel of release to it.”

*Sigh* What a quote , right ? Anyway , here is a sample of Christopher Esber’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection:

I hope that you love the brand as much as I do 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S Are there any other brands that I should know of ?

British summer must haves

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The British summer is filled with sunshine and surprises , knowing what to wear / pack in your bag can be tricky . Here is a guide of what you should wear this British summer :

1. Flatforms

Image 1 of ASOS HIT AND MISS Flatform Sandals

ASOS HIT AND MISS Flatform Sandals £45 

2.Wrap rompers

WRAP ROMPER – Dynamite $25

3. Yellow tops

Textured Tee – Next £14

4. Fringe Jewellery

TOPSHOP Bead Fringe Collar

Bead Fringe Collar- Topshop £30

5. One-sleeve dresses

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ASOS One Shoulder Spot Mini Dress – £48

6. Open toes/ sandals

Mint Green Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals

Mint Green Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals- New look £17.99

Image 3 of ASOS FUN DAYS Two Part Bow Sandals

ASOS FUN DAYS Two Part Bow Sandals – £25

7. Sunglasses

Velvet Vevo Round SunglassesSofia Cateye Sunglasses

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8. Umbrella

And finally the famous umbrella that you cannot go without especially in an unpredictable summer !

FULTON Huntsman walking umbrella (Black

FULTON Huntsman walking umbrella (Black

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Huntsman walking umbrella-£20.00- Selfridges 

That’s all from me today , thank you for stopping by 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S What are in your summer must haves ?

My DKNY Wishlist

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” DKNY is a New York-based fashion house specializing in fashion goods for men and women founded in 1984 by Donna Karan.”

History

“After 15 years at Anne Klein, ten of which as head designer, in 1984 Karan and her late husband Stephan Weiss were offered the opportunity to start their own business by Takihyo LLC, owner of Anne Klein.The company became a publicly traded venture in 1996, and in 2001 it was purchased by French corporation Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy.”

I absolutely love DKNY as a brand ; the joy that I have whenever I open a new email from them almost everyday is indescribable .Here are my top 4 picks from the DKNY website:

1. SAFFIANO LEATHER FLAP CROSSBODY

Saffiano Leather Flap Crossbody , YELLOW, large

(Yellow jellow – aah I love it so much )

2. COTTON JERSEY CROP TEE

Cotton Jersey Crop Tee, BLACK, large

(Yass I need this )

3.GIANNA KITTEN HEEL SANDAL

Gianna Kitten Heel Sandal, TAN, large

( I have always been attracted to this style of heel , so uncomfortable but so beautiful )

4.FIT AND FLARE STRIPE DRESS

Fit and Flare Stripe Dress, BLACK, large

( Simple and Gorgeous )

Thank you for reading 🙂  .

LaFortune xx

P.S Which one was your favourite ?