Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Weekday Inspiration

Having trouble getting through the week? Hate getting up in the morning? Desperately seeking motivation? I hear you. And that’s why I have put together a little agenda of 5 things that will make you smile and get you through these 5 working days. No need to stand up in front of the mirror mumbling feel-good mantras when you have a bad day. Just turn to this blog instead… Instant happy effect guaranteed! 

Monday: Varsity jackets on girls galore


 Lately I’ve been seeing more and more girls spotting varsity jackets with the most fabulous boyish glamour attitude. I first noticed them during London Fashion Week with the launch of the J.W. Anderson for Topshop collection (which featured a really cool varsity piece). The best thing about them is that they seem to fit with everything, turning otherwise-too girly styles into edgy looks or having a bit of a kick-ass quality when worn simply with jeans and Vans. How would you wear yours?

Tuesday: fighting republican chauvinism with creativity and girl power

I discovered this video thanks to the always fabulous Isabelle O’Carroll (visit her blog by clicking HERE! Now!) and I’m hooked. An army of talented, smart, sensitive and beautiful girls fronted by none other than Lesley Gore and including Tavi Gevinson, Karen Elson, Carrie Brownstein and Zoe Kravitz tells it to Mourdock, Romney and co as it is: you don’t own us.

Wednesday: Ab Fab auction wardrobe for charity

 While Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone might be the most selfish characters in the history of television, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are very different in real life. “I am giving up some of my greatest treasures and happiest memories” said miss Lumley (with that pronunciation that makes her absolutely irresistible) "I am so thrilled to think that the proceeds will all go to benefit young people through one of my all-time favourite charities - The Prince's Trust. I love each item and each garment with a passion." If you want to own something Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix, head to Kerry Taylor in London on November 13.

Thursday: Hillier’s short animated film

The cutest jewellery in London is at Hillier. Who could resist those bunny silhouettes jumping on rings, necklaces and headpieces? And this video presenting the brand’s new collection is just as adorable.

Friday: Swatch hires Fred Butler

On Friday you’ll be counting the minutes to the weekend (and singing Rebecca Black’s one and only hit in your head. Don’t you deny it). Wouldn’t you like to be counting them in this amazing watch? As all things Fred Butler, it’s all about colour and mysterious, nature-inspired geometric shapes. Tick tock, what you waiting for?

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