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I Heart … Shrimps

September 28, 2014

I thought I would start a new category on Fashionable People, called I Heart. It will just be a section of the site dedicated to anything I’m loving and want to share with you all. First up is clothing label Shrimps. Such a great name!

Shrimps Clothing

Shrimps is a new faux fur clothing company, that specialize in the use of colourful and carefully sourced fabrics to make their beautiful faux fur coats and accessories. It is a brand all about innovation, creativity and fun. The coats above present a contemporary twist of the classic Breton Stripe (A/W 2013) and here you can find a clip from the new Spring/Summer catwalk 2015. Hannah Weiland, the British designer behind the brand, studied at the London College of Fashion before starting her own business. She describes her latest collection for LFW as the result of inspiration taken from “rocky surfaces, coloured tiles, painted walls, stained glass windows, arches and doorways. Architects such as: Luis Barragan, Le Corbusier, Gaudi and Jacques Couelle. The colours of Henri Matisse. The Flintstones.” I just love the quirky nature of this brand, very refreshing for any wardrobe dominated by black at the minute. Let me know your thoughts.


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Spooky Eyes

October 26, 2013

I must admit that I am very bad at getting into the spirit of Halloween. What is appealing about horror and gore? Well, if you feel the same way as me then I have a solution to looking like you have made some sort of ‘effort’. Eye make up can become the centre piece of your outfit and won’t cost you loads like a completely new costume. It is worth taking a  look at the images below and having a go at experimenting first, I wouldn’t leave it until the 31st otherwise you will make a panicked mess! I have yet to think of my costume but my eye make up will be posted up next week!

Halloween Eye Make Up

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Sampling other Styles

August 22, 2013


I am back from my months stay in the glorious Italy, I have seen the sun, sea, sand, Pisa, Venice, Cortina, met the most wonderful people and lastly eaten the most unforgetable food. Though I cannot deny how much I have missed blogging over the last fews weeks, I have returned totally out of the loop from the fashion world – and London Fashion Week is only just around the corner! I did pick up the latest Love Magazine and started reading September Vogue last night so I will soon be back on track. I would love you all to take a look at only few, and I mean literally only a few, of the hundreds of photos I have from Italy on my Instagram.

What to blog about after a month away from the computer? Well I thought I would talk a little bit about personal style based on culture, surroundings and tradition. Spending time in both Italy and Paris this summer has opened my eyes to different ways of dressing. For example in Paris women are so much more sophisticated then in England, they make the effort to be presentable, no matter where they are going or who they are seeing. Us Britons on the other hand prefer jeans and a t – shirt to meet for coffee, not that there is anything wrong with it, I just personally feel we have become lazy. In Italy I saw a broad range of styles, from cheap Versace replicas to smart and chic elderly ladies. I was struck most by the women’s jewellery, huge elaborate earrings and delicate bracelets that worked wonderfully with simple floaty dresses. I noticed their shoes were not 6inch stilettos but 4inch sandals or wedges – comfortable, walkable and you know what they were still stylish! London is famous for it’s street style and so we should rightly be very proud, but I also think we could learn from other European ways of dressing…I certainly didn’t see anyone in a tracksuit walking to the local market. Anyway it’s food for thought isn’t it? Take a look at the images below, one is Paris based, another Milan and lastly London, can you guess which is which?

London Woman

Paris Woman

Milan Woman


I realized that I have not featured any illustrators since November, so I went on the hunt for some visual inspiration and found Jesscia Durrant! I was struck instantly by the softness of her water colour illustrations and the beautiful use of colours, at this time of the month I think is is lovely to surround yourself with the brightness associated with the summer months. Which one of these is you favourite? I like number 4 best.

Jessica Durrant Fashion Illustration

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Such an inspirational film about former  Harpers Bazaar columnist and Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland – worth watching! Wouldn’t it be exciting to have another ‘Youth Quake’ as Diana called the 60/70’s, when society celebrated music, art and culture that could be epitomised through fashion.