Monday, 27 October 2014

The Last Great Adventure is You


As soon as my friend and I entered the vast, white space of White Cube and saw the glowing words 'The Last Great Adventure is You' we were in awe of Tracey Emin. Starting with a sequence of blue gouache nudes, the paintings seemed spontaneous, almost like a warm up exercise. As most of Emin's work, they are all self portraits, personal, and tell of story of how she came to realise that the 'you' she was talking about is in fact herself. 



Moving in to the next room, we were faced with what looked like the same paintings but on a much larger scale. After closer inspection we saw that they were actually embroidered, so cleverly stitched by Tracey Emin that's from a far they looked like paintings.



In the third and final room we were immersed in Tracey's world. Uncensored paintings of sex scenes, bronze sculptures of her body, others of birds and lions, neon lights telling us 'The Soul Will Always Do What It Needs To Do'.


The Soul Will Always Do What it Needs to Do

In all of the work on show, faces are left blank and through the use of colour and line, Emin's shows us that the human figure can be just as expressive as the face, if not more. The rough, unfinished lines evoke passion, pain, isolation...


Your Absence Only Makes me Love You More
Thought provoking, enticing and engaging, I highly recommend this exhibition to anyone who has the chance to visit. 

Lots of love,

Tiana x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jacquemus


Simone Porte Jacquemus is the 25 year old designer behind the fun, whimsical brand Jacquemus. After studying for only 2 months at ESMOD, a university in Paris, he dropped out to start his own label at just 19.

I would describe his clothes as youthful, daring and spontaneous but most of all they are clothes that make you smile. Full of primary colours and bold shapes, his style is slightly naive with a rebellious touch.


Believe it or not, Simone actually worked as a sales assistant at Comme Des Garçons until last year. His advice: don't give up the day job.


The most most recent SS14 Jacquemus collection was his take on French women at the beach. A women who is daring, outgoing and always willing to try new things. It included playful crop tops, kitschy skirts and his modern primary coloured take on Breton stripes.


To see more from Jacquemus click here.
Lots of love,
Tiana x



Monday, 29 September 2014

Autumn Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist



Zara dress

zara.com

Topshop blue shirt
$56 - topshop.com

Re
pariscoming.com

H M sweater
$21 - hm.com

Zara pants
zara.com

Estradeur
$41 - nelly.com

H M mini skirt
$33 - hm.com

Adidas originals shoes
$105 - net-a-porter.com



I really, really, really want a new pair of trainers and Stan smiths are on my mind at the moment. I'm thinking to get black and white just because they'll go with pretty my everything that I wear. I'm also really into trousers at the moment, usually I'm a skirt girl but I love pants especially the checkered ones from Zara. Finally, how killer are these black Dr Martens boots! I feel like I must have them now <3

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Duster Coat





Slowly but surely I've been building up my collection of coats and jackets. First was the car boot sale bomber jacket, then my amazing £10 fur coat and finally I have my duster coat. At an amazing £12 from a local charity this has definitely got to be one of my best wardrobe purchases.


Even though it was way too hot to wear it, I was determined show off my new coat. Keeping to a monochromatic theme, wearing a Breton striped top, black shorts (both from New Look) and Just fab trainers. 




What do you think of duster coats?
Lots of love,
Tiana x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Le 21ème- Streetstyle

I ILe 21ème is one of my favourite websites to see street style from around the world and to get some awesome outfit inspiration. Showcasing images from cities such as London, Paris and New York, Le 21ème describes itself as a photojournalistic view into the world of fashion rather than simply a street style. Here are some of my photos that heave recently uploaded.







If you like these photos you can see more by clicking here.

Lots of love,
Tiana x


Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week

It has been ways to long since I've made a blog post but with the start of my final year at college and London Fashion Week, I've had absolutely no free time.
Since Thursday I've been volunteering as a dresser with Fashion Scout, an organization which showcases new design talent all around the world.
Working backstage at a show is extremely different to watching a show and you would not believe the amount of prep, panic and general craziness that goes on before and during the show. Even though it's quite an intense environment, the past few days have been such an incredible experience, and I've got loads of backstage pictures of the clothes, models and everything else that's been going on.


One of the shows that I managed to see was Nasir Mazhar. The collection was a wonderful mix of national tribal dressing, fetish wear and sportswear. The Nasir Mazhar girl is rebellious, sexy and ethnic.
Nasir Mazhar

Exhibition at Fashion Scout 
Exhibition at Fashion Scout
Can I please have this top!


Managed to get a quick shot of Leandra Medine of Man Repeller as she left the  Tipshop Unique show.
Pixie Lott outside the Topshop Unique show
This dress though <3
Pia Mia leaving the Topshop show

Somerset house is always the best place to spot some amazing street style

The amazing Chiddy ( aka The slumflower) looking fab at Somerset house
Fashion Scout- Ones to Watch

Fashion Scout- Ones to Watch

Their shoes are gorgeous!

One of the best things about working at fashion week is that I got a ton of free make up :D

That's pretty much a summary of my past three days and as you can probably see it's been hectic. I'm exhausted, my feet hurt and I've barely had any sleep but it's also been the most amazing experience and I cannot wait till February for the next fashion week!

Lots of love,
Tiana x
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