Monday, 22 November 2010

Monday Treat- 20% off ASOS

With my workload manic and it's only just Monday, I know I'm going to have to treat myself tonight with 20% off ASOS own brand. I've got my eye on this gorgeous lace and mesh contour dress- what will you spend yours on? Enter ASOS20 at checkout ;)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Leeds: ASOS Mobile

This is going to make sitting in lectures very expensive...

Leeds: Catwalk Genius

We all know about investment pieces; that perfect black dress or tailored blazer, however Catwalk Genius is an all together different kind of investing. The concept is that you invest in an upcoming designer by buying a share in their collection; once they have full investment they can make the collection and you have an opportunity to make profit. I think its such a cool way to support new designers and I was surprised that there weren't that many designers listed on the site. Still, I discovered pitchouguina and loved her designs- so much that I now have shares in her collection! Check out her 'Cardigans for love stories'.

Leeds: Thanks, Mr Evans

Although I'm relatively new to street photography (the awkward moment when you approach someone: "hi, your cool- can I take your picture?") i've been following it for a while and I came across this quote by photographer Walker Evans:

"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."

So in a none creepy way, I've been staring, particularly on my way to my 9am lectures and I realised that asides from the token 'still drunk, last nights make up and uggs' get up sported by some, people on campus actually dress pretty well. Hopefully soon I can put my camera where my mouth is so to speak and get some good shots. 

London: Louis Vuitton A/W 11 Ad Campaign

The seasonal ad campaigns from the fashion powerhouses are always highly anticipated and designers are now giving us the opportunity to sneak a peek at what goes on behind the camera and understand the process that goes into that final image. Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton released this video in addition to advert which I think really is a clever way of connecting the consumer with the brand. I love the Man Men inspired look and Christy Turlington was the perfect model for it.