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Saturday, 7 November 2015

A Timeless Gift for Him & Her

Now that Halloween is over and the crisp autumn weather is slowly turning into winter, it can mean only one thing. The run up to Christmas has officially started and it's time to start thinking about presents. 

Christmas shopping is one of my favourite things about this time of year, wrapping up warm, browsing the shops and spending money without guilt. I like getting organised, writing lists and spending lots of time thinking about the best, fun and personal gifts to get for all my favourite people. However, sometimes the best presents really are the classic ones - and sometimes they come in the form of dark brown leather straps with minimal faces, encased in subtle, rose-gold hardware.  

If you're struggling to think of the perfect gift to get your girlfriend or boyfriend this year, Daniel Wellington have lots of timeless - see what I did there - style watches available for both him & her and you can get 15% off with code 'sarahnunn'.


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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Hello, October

A perfect weekend always starts with a walk along the beach, especially at this time of year. Crisp air, fallen leaves and bright sunshine are some of life's best, simple pleasures and I love to make the most of them.   

Since I started working full time in a not-so-inspiring job, I've discovered that getting some fresh air once in a while and a chance to spend time outdoors is a real luxury - and one that I like to take advantage of whenever I can. I happen to live by the sea, which for me has always been the perfect place to go to escape the stresses of everyday life and remind yourself how to be calm, peaceful and happy.

Last Saturday I took a walk along the seafront with my old friend Josh. We walked and talked for absolutely ages but just had to stop at the old yellow shelters as they happened to match so perfectly with my 70s-inspired shirt from the new Megan X Asos collection. Isn't it just great when your surroundings co-ordinate with your outfit?

At this time of year I find myself gravitating towards warmer colour palettes, and this mustard, corduroy shirt has been a great addition to my Autumn wardrobe. I layered it up with a high neck top underneath to keep off the chilly October breeze, and I paired it with some basic skinny jeans and my favourite new Topshop boots for a relaxed weekend vibe with a subtle retro hint. These boots are made of the softest leather, I can already tell I'll be getting so much wear out of them this season that I might just have to buy the black pair too... 

Whilst my weekend may have started with a healthy walk in the sunshine, it ended in a pile of blankets, watching endless old-school horror movie reviews (YouTube can take you to some strange places) and eating a large supply of crisps and hummus. Living for the weekends? When they're as great as that, it's hard not to.


Friday, 25 September 2015

Markus Lupfer | London Fashion Week SS16

A barren wasteland comes to life... The idea of endless arid landscapes interrupted by lush nature inspires an image of playful versus moody femininity.

I could barely wait to show you these pictures that I took of the Marcus Lupfer SS16 presentation at London Fashion Week. It was by far my favourite collection that I got the chance to see first hand, with an absolutely beautiful setting, truly amazing designs and some super funky sunglasses to boot. 

The luxe fabrication, clean A-line shapes and a colour palette of harsh blacks against taupes, light pinks, and floral accents really reflects the 'moody femininity' vibes that encapsulate the collection.  

I always prefer presentations to actual runway shows as it gives you a chance to get up close and personal to the designs and you can spend as long as you like looking around and soaking up the atmosphere. Marcus Lupfer filled his presentation space with hundreds of flowers scattered around on the floor, which almost gave the effect of the models standing in a meadow. 

The luxurious setting offset the beautiful, intricate craftsmanship of the designs. Sheer fabrics, quirky patchwork and sequin embroidery all featured heavily in the collection and you could really see how much effort had gone into designing and crafting each individual item.



Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Felder Felder | London Fashion Week SS16

Felder Felder is always one of my most anticipated shows at London Fashion Week. This season they held it at Freemason's Hall which is always a little disappointing as the lighting is so bad inside! However, as soon as the first model walked out in that iridescent, tailored suit, all my concerns melted away and I enjoyed a spectacular show as per usual.

The glitz and glam of the opening pieces was dramatic and showstopping, but the rest of the collection featured much more wearable designs. Lots of printed dresses, sheer black ensembles and an abundance of white sporty looks. The collection was very young, very wearable, and very Felder Felder. 

My favourite was the new 'Florida Flamingo' print that featured sporadically throughout the show. With a light blue background against the pale pink of the birds, the Felder girls created a very pretty design which looked perfect on the chiffon dresses it appeared on. Afterwards I kept spotting the Felder Felder BMW driving around London which also featured the pretty flamingo-inspired print. A car to match your dress? Only at Fashion Week...

Block colours in clashing pink and red also made an appearance on 70s style wide leg trousers and drop-waist dresses. Overall, the collection was full of contrasting colours, prints and textures, creating a huge mix of styles. There was definitely something for everyone.

What was your favourite piece from the collection?


Monday, 21 September 2015

J. JS Lee | London Fashion Week SS16

Inspired by hanging street art and the graphic, linear, supportive structure of the 'open birdcage': J JS Lee celebrates freedom, nurturing confidence to represent the designer's new found carefree attitude.

My time at London Fashion Week this season kicked off with a bang thanks to the JS Lee show. It was my first time experiencing the new showspace at Brewer Street car park and it was definitely interesting. I was glad not to be teetering along in very high heels as I made the walk all the way up the very steep ramp, but once inside you're met with the familiar sight of the catwalk and suddenly you forget you're in a car park at all.

The JS Lee show is always one of my favourites. This season we saw her signature minimalist tailoring contrasting against free-spirited, 70s Californian silhouettes. The juxtapositions are supposed to represent the contrasting mix of the JS Lee woman, 'a strong professional with an equally playful relaxed side'. Personality traits that I think we all aspire to.

The patterns and colour palettes at times were bold and bright (not pictured!), with the use of stripes, a micro bird print, candy pinks, powder blues and parrot greens. This reflects JS Lee's new found carefree spirit, and symbolises charting the bird's flight path to freedom.

The shapes were very relaxed and wearable, featuring a lot of mini skirts and short shorts, wide leg trousers and culottes, and sleeveless blazers and soft shirts. I also especially liked the cool shape of the slingback heels used throughout the collection.   

What did you think of JS Lee's designs this season?