A simple white sheet thrown over us use to be the best Halloween costume going. I mean.. You didn’t have to worry about your makeup or the fact if you made any bad mistakes, then no one would of known who you were. Can we bring this costume back?! Social Media has now got us on the hype of who can dress the best.Read More
Halloween has been rated as one of the best holidays out of the year. Any excuse to dress up, watch endless amounts of horror movies and eat your body weight in sugary snacks.. Right?! As years of gone on and the power of social media is taking over some of our decisions, it has also gotten us to push our creative sides and inspire us.Read More
It’s the season of two thing – florals and weddings. The most popular month to get married is August, and since the 1970s, there seems to be a shift towards having summer weddings opposed to winter weddings.Read More
Thanks to Kendall Jenner for letting ‘Free the nip’ something we can all be comfortable in doing. I don’t know about you, but I know as soon as I step through my front door after work the first thing I want to do is take off my bra and get in my sweats.Read More
This collection questions the existence (or lack-of) of the boundary between black and white - right and wrong. Inspired by idols from Ancient Egyptology, this monochromatic collection presents the frequently discussed topic in a new minimal light.
130 Milliners from all over the world (Spain, USA, Korea, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia...30 countries) will showcase their 200 beautiful creations inspired by a piece of history or culture, or crafted with unique technique or craftsmanship of their nation, at a central London venue next to the British Library and King’s Cross St. Pancras station. There will also be a pop-up shop with a further 100 hats on display!
The name of 2018 London Hat Week official exhibition came from the historical event that took place in London in 1851. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or ‘The Great Exhibition’, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London. It was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much-anticipated event. Following the successful ‘21st Century Hat Exhibition’ in 2015 and ‘Milliner x Artisan’ exhibition in 2016, we celebrate world culture heritage in magnificent hat designs at The Great Hat Exhibition in March, 2018.
The exhibition is managed and curated by Monique Lee, founder of X Terrace, a fashion platform tailored to connect creatives in Europe with fast growing fashion companies worldwide. Monique's designs have been featured on more than 200 covers of the most prestigious magazines in the world such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, L’Officiel, and she has also recently become one of the official milliners for Royal Ascot 2018.
for more visit www.xterrace.com
Written by Jordan Ellen Wood
A wardrobe should be filled with the basic necessities. And one of them has to be a trench coat. The staple piece was graced to our lives back in 1950’s thanks for Burberry. The timeless classic has helped to pull last minute outfits together with the heritage inspired buttoned down chests and wrap around waist belts. If you haven’t got this piece in your wardrobe, then you need to go treat yourself.
The best thing about wardrobe basic, is you can reinvent it to your own style. Add a western style belt to add depth to your coat. Include a scarf and have it draped over your shoulder for some character. Or go bold (literally) and go for a coloured trench for the statement look.
The trench coat made quite a few appearances on the SS18 catwalk collections recently, from fashion designers such as Burberry (of course), Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Y/Project. Going from the simple buttoned down coat, all the way to the wacky and over the top detail. This coat is a piece that can never get boring..
Treat yourself to something you know you want to trench your wardrobe in. Shop the links below.
Written by Hannah Corkhill
Although we are stull deep in winter, summer is on the horizon. With multiple fashion houses releasing their SS18 campaigns, this week we have been treated. Kicking off with Yeezys, which pieced a pap theme unveiling its Kim Kardashian clones (including Paris Hilton) for their Sixth Season. This campaign is incredible and has had so much press, another genius move from Kanye.
The second treat of the week came from Balenciaga who also donned a paparazzi theme (we spot a running trend) and saw models including Stella Tennant, Dipti Sharma, Kennah Lau, Marjitta Nissinen, Eliza Douglas, Christine Willis, Alek Wek, Raphaele Godin and her son pose exactly how any celebrity does in a crowd of paparazzi. Pacing along Avenue Montaigne and Rue Saint Honore, head to toe in Balenciaga and all accompanied by extremely dashing bodyguards.
The campaign was shot by the French equivalent of Getty, Agerce Bestimage and was styled by the brilliant Lotta Volzova (a frequent Gvasatia collaborator) and features spike point toe heeled pumps, floral boots, plenty of check and the odd kick out at a camera.
It’s only fair to raise a discussion that with this popular trend of paparazzi inspired campaign, and with so many stunning and creative Balenciaga campaigns behind us, is the quality of this one a little, well, off?
A scroll through twitter brings mixed opinions on this shoot and Yeezys but also sees people living for the campaign too and saying that “pap photos are a thing of the moment”. Personally, I think the concept is different and shows the clothes in an unusual but flattering way to any other campaign has, but then on the other hand, is this really a “shoot”. We see paparazzi pictures of models and IT girls and celebrities wearing designer every day, on social media, in the papers and after much anticipation for these new SS18 campaigns from houses such as Balenciaga, is this a let-down? Or could this campaign be lost amongst the crowd and any regular paparazzi pic?
There is also the controversial fact that we see day to day of celebs screaming and shouting at paparazzi and putting those in the spotlight in some dangerous and volatile situations, so is it a wise decision to highlight this for a campaign which is highly publicised and put in the spotlight as well as being deemed as “cool”?
But there again, it is a stunning shoot with plenty of colour and so much creativity.
Let us know your thoughts on out twitter @HUMBLEmag
And people say third time's a charm… Gigi Hadid has unveiled her most recent collection with Tommy Hilfiger for the 4th time running. Their collaboration was one of the most talked about in fashion, bringing in the style we love to admire in Gigi and mixing it with Hilfigers classic niche. The joint label Tommy x Gigi, will be coming back to break our bank balance one again. After previous collections of Tommy Pier, Tommyland and RockCircus all showcased around fashion capitals of the world, they will be bringing the long awaited one to Milan Fashion Week.
“My vision for TommyNow was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to bring our show experience to new audiences around the world,” Hilfiger tells WWD. “It’s about the fusion of fashion, entertainment and pop culture, and experiences, performances, and inspiring interactions that are designed around our consumers. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is the perfect place to celebrate our next TommyNow show.”
Of course, as we Instagram stalk Gigi, we can tell her life is as hectic as the wine aisle in Asda on a Friday night.. And this was one of the reasons behind the new SS18 collection; speed. With Tommy’s love of motorsports and Gigi’s fast past lifestyle in the fashion industry, they knew basing their new collection around what they have a connection with, was something that had to be done. I am in love with the colour blocking of red, white and blue. Classic colours that are understated in our wardrobes and must be worn more of. The sport luxe themed looks are what we are all wanting to get our hands on, from the comfiest sweatpants to the perfectly stitched gloves.
We are day in and day out inspired by Hadid’s street style looks. Gigi’s on-the-go vibes are something we all wish could pull off as well as her. In all her collections with Tommy Hilfiger she wanted it to relate to her true style. Speaking to Vogue about her first collection, she said from the start “Creatively speaking, it’s something that’s really true to my style. I wanted it to be something that when people look at it, they know I was the one who designed it, and that it’s something I would genuinely wear?”. I can see why it sold out in record time… Besides the perfect complexioned face of Gigi, it wasn’t just her looks that got some of the clothes sold before even the show started.
Head over to Tommy.com, where you can have a browse of the images from behind-the-scenes, as well as being able to keep an eye out on the pieces that appeal to you and your wardrobe. I will take one of everything please? Keep pressing the refresh button as come February 28, I can guarantee it will be another sell out like previous collections.
Written by Jordan Ellen Wood
When couture came to mind, it was always about the corsets that were too tight to breath in or the over embellished gowns, but with fashion constantly reinventing itself, there is bound to be a new image to couture. Designers such as Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and the craziest fashion house of them all, Maison Margiela, revamped the word couture and made it their own by inspiring others to go for a more daring route in their collections. But how can we pick apart the best from the best of what was draped all over our fashion fingertips.
Think saturated hues, reflective fabrics and layers upon layers. Only one fashion mogul comes to mind, and what better way to start some of the best couture collections of 2018 so far… Maison Margiela. The french luxury fashion house is sculpts from what could pass off as a unicorns mind. The vivid colours are a staple piece in the SS18 collection. “When I returned to designing, I was taken aback by how everyone was seeing shows through their phones,” John Galliano said at a preview this week. “Freezing the glamour of the accidental, the magical moment,” Galliano called it—another stage in the progression of his thoughts about “dressing in haste.”
And you thought couture couldn’t be minimal… Givenchy's 2018 Spring Couture collection was one we all would love to wear down the high street (or have hung up in our wardrobes for our best days), but the subtle colour palette through this collection is one that didn’t go unnoticed. “I wanted to use the strength of tailoring, but in a feminine way,” she said.
Is it just me or is it whenever you hear Chanel are releasing a new collection, you get excited as you want to know what artistic talent Karl Lagerfeld has put behind the runway show? We have seen them all… But at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018, it was one to talk about, having the show decorated with trellises of pink roses, ponds flowing with rivulets and fountains of water. The scene was set for the collection to come down the runway from all things pretty in pink and feminine chic. “There is a time for prettiness: when the world is becoming too ugly,” said Karl Lagerfeld after his Chanel show.
From sultry mustard tones to duck egg blues, the contemporary ideas, behind Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s worth while waiting collection, proved glamour can come in all shapes and styles. Letting loose on draped fabrics, feathers and all things bow related, Valentinos show got everyone wanting MORE MORE MORE! Bringing a gender neutral collection to his show, Piccioli hit the nail on the head by creating couture trouser pieces and proving that you can mix pink and blues together without looking like a packet of bon bons.
Her collection felt like you walked into Fairy-tale. An event that took you back to the 1920’s; where the glam and glitzy lifestyle felt like your own. Elie Saab Spring Couture 18 collection had a colour palette so refined and fresh that you felt romantic. The gowns were draped in beads, jewels, feathers and any other embellishments you can think of.. The tones of champagne, silvery blue and rose pink were enough to give us goosebumps.
Written by Hannah Corkhill
A trend is exactly what it says on the tin, “the popular taste at a given time”, they are what’s current, what people like it girls are wearing and something that us fashion lovers tend to look to and focus on when new ones come around.
Trends come and go and often change as fast as the British weather however, I always tend to feel that although there are few trends we often see being covered, you can’t help but notice some old trends re surfacing in a fresh, current and more 21st century way. Logomania is back, the miniskirts, 80s shoulders and many more - history is always repeating itself but at the moment we are LOVING this crazy Déjà vu period.
Scroll through to see some trends you thought were dead and buried in the back of your wardrobe… time to dust off those cobwebs.
The term logomania is probably only know by a 90’s teen and It Girl but please be warned, stock up on them logo prints now because there coming back. Think Destiny’s Child, Moss and a fresh-faced Paris Hilton layered in their favourite designers, only, we don’t even have to ask who they are wearing.
STYLE NOTE: There isn’t way to style this up, its perfect enough anyway, wear it countless times without getting bored.
Baker boy hats
After moments of speculation, these are officially a thing, once worn by the iconic Brigitte Bardot, they really were style hero’s in the 60’s.
STYLE NOTE: Like any of these ladies, wear to walk your dog or to shop, dress it down or up, the possibilities are endless. Oh, and cover up a bad hair day with this cool and chic hat. And if you aren’t feeling this trend, there’s always a beret.
what a time to be alive, the 80s are back and it’s in full swing, be it padded shoulders, sequins, wide waist belts or frills and poufs, the trends coming through from this era are ENDLESS and they’re giving us all the feels to re live!
STYLE NOTE: can be worn day and night but make sure you spice any one of these up with some statement jewellery.
Something that is so versatile and can be worn in any colour and still look fire. One of the latest trends fresh out of 2017 is patent leather. Wear on your head, legs, feet or body, the glossier the better.
STYLE NOTE: wear now before the summer months because hot weather and this fabric are not an ideal pair. P.s, the patient leather coats go nicely with some trendy block leather white boots.
Written by Jordan Ellen Wood
New Spring 2018 campaign with COACH
Any excuse for us girls to treat ourselves to a bag, am i right? And we aren’t just going to by one because of the name on the bag... Unless it is Coach with Selena Gomez. Since the Disney days, we have seen Selena go through some highs and some lows, but despite what goes on in her personal life, she continues to stand tall and come out with only the best of the best; from dying her hair platinum to joining Coach for the second time in their new Spring 2018 campaign.
As Coach's brand ambassador, the fresh and chic Gomez has created a face to the name in which we all want to be. We all want to be that girl with the coach bag on our arms and feeling powerful. It was this past summer when Gomez landed her first campaign for the heritage brand, which turned out to be a hit (of course). And now? Now the 25-year-old star is back for round two as the face of the brand's Spring 2018 collection. Shot by the talented Steven Meisel, he brilliantly portrayed the image of the brand well, using the city of New York as the location for the campaign.
Throughout the campaign, Gomez shows off statement bags from the Spring collection, including the bag that is set to be a seller - Parker. The Parker design has a structured silhouette, that can be converted to a shoulder bag (for when our hands get too full of shopping bags). The bag is then quilted with a blocked colour leather, that will go perfect with our wardrobes.
As for why Coach chose Gomez, well, Vevers said "Selena has a warmth that's special, [but] there is also an authenticity and realness to her that brings the campaign to life." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Now, take a look at some exclusive, behind-the-scenes shots of the singer as she readied for round two with Coach.
Stay tuned for the bag range to be released, it will be one we will be losing sleep over..
Written by Jordan Ellen Wood
Goodbye Minimalism and say hello to Maximalism. 2018 has started off by us leaving our old habits of being comfortably dressed in the past and got us now doing the complete opposite. But fashion is unexpected and as we know, trends are never predictable. We have already seen every boundary been pushed in the sense of minimalism in 2017 by mixing up texture, color and silhouettes. Having a sneak preview last year made us realise WE WANT IT BACK, so mixing and matching the complete opposites will create that fun and diverse look we crave to have.
Taking a look at Moschino's SS18 ready-to-wear collection, they proved to us that mixing different textures can work. However, despite us soon approaching spring some collections can lack in colour. But when they lack in colour, they make up for with intricate and eccentric textures that we didn’t even think could go well together.
Putting an outfit together, can always seem like a chore as there are all these different “rules” and “do nots” in fashion. And since when did choosing an outfit have to be such a pain? It use to be fun and experimental, as that was what created our own styles. But when it comes to combining a dress with a jacket, trousers with a shirt or a skirt with a jumper, is the lining in what fabric goes with what? There are different ways to approach mixing and matching textures. Much of it comes down to knowing which colors and textures will stand out when mixed together — going for bold coloured jackets in crimson or metallic silver, then pairing with leather can be a chic take on this trend.
What is it about the maximalism trend that we should catch on to? You won’t see anyone else in the same outfit as you. Now, doesn’t that sound amazing.. The thought of walking into someone with the same outfit as you can feel cringey, but with maximalism it is all about going over the top with the variety of different textures. Do you feel the same as me? That every time you open Instagram, you are likely to come across an all-white or all-black outfit? Whether it is the fashion industry or social media to blame, I am ready for a change. Despite the different ways to make minimalism not “boring”, we should force ourselves to update our wardrobe.
For all things fake fur, fringe, leather, painted and textured, don’t be afraid to mix it all together.
Written by Jordan Ellen Wood | @jordy_ellen
Written By Hannah Corkhill
Like always, all eyes were on the stars from the screens as they arrived onto this year’s 75th globe awards red carpet. Fashion focus was far behind for this event however, as a new and much more important theme took centre stage.
Weeks before this renowned event, hundreds of actors and actresses signed up to what’s now called the ‘Times Up’ campaign, which is the leading role for gender equality in the workplace.
WOMENS RED CARPET WINNER
-Catherine Zeta Jones
Vogue called it “How to make clothes mean more” which is amazing, if there is a worthy cause (much like this one) and a highly-publicised event (like the golden globes) and there is a way to make clothes and the people who are wearing them that are also highly publicised mean more then it’s a win, win situation and gives the event a little more action and the people attending more to talk about.
Most wore black in solidarity and supported this very important and relevant cause by also wearing ‘Times Up’ pins and supported the many women who recently came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct in the industry.
MENS RED CARPET WINNER- James Franco
- James Franco
The Times Up campaign also includes a legal defence fund which is heavily backed by donations from members. Its main objective is intended to help less privileged women peruse action against those who violate them.
“We feel emboldened to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now” said the very wise Meryl Streep, who has supported this cause from the beginning.
Will this cause fight its way through to the Oscars? I can only hope so.
In the meantime, take a look at this years red carpets finest and remember,
It’s no longer “who are you wearing”, its “why are you wearing”.
Written By Hannah Corkhill
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