Summer is almost here and the weather has been so amazing recently I always find myself sitting outside with a group of friends watching the sun go down listening to some of the sexiest inspiring Hip Hop tunes of all time. Summer to me always means sexy Hip Hop sneaking off into the park in the evening when everyone has gone indoors. Driving, windows down, no destination in mind cool summer breeze. Attraction. Passionate kisses. Holding hands all whilst playing these bangers! Don't have too much fun in the sun guys lol here are some of my sexy summer favourites.
Pharrell- Frontin "I'm ready to bet it all unless you don't care atall but you know I want cha , you should stop frontin babe"
J.Cole ft Drake - In The Morning "you see my intentions wit' you is clear I'm learning not judge a woman by the shit that she wear therefore you shouldn't judge a n*gga off the shit that you hear"
Common - I want you " I spent many years tryna be the heart throb, I guess it's only right that I got my heart robbed"
Kanye West - Flashing Lights " I know it's been a while sweet heart we hardly talk I was doing my thang"
Slum Village - Selfish "Maybe I'm selfish, I want you to myself I can't help it"
Finally the sun is starting to make an appearance! Fashion is changing again everybody sing! All the shops should be chucking out their old grungy winter wear and storming in with the fun spring/ summer fashion! So how do you stay in trend this summer? With these trends you will be the most fashionable lady ever!
Colour POP colours are a huge thing this summer! Do not be afraid to wear brights, blocks and contrasting colours. Use rick striking shades and for the more colour confident use a dose of neon to really take it up a notch. Be careful of doing too many colours at once, try and stick to no more than two to three colours at once.
Seventies Inspired The seventies, retro style is also dominating this season. With heavy fringing, crystals, chiffon blouses, cropped tops below the bust, flared/high waisted trousers, disco minis, chunky platform heels and hot pants will be everywhere. Be careful not to layer too much!
Clean Denim Fuss free denim that is sharp and sleek is the new black for the season. Go for flared high waisted jeans and a crisp white shirt. Or a pair of skinny jeans with sexy sky high heels. Throw away last seasons denim jacket and instead wear an over sized denim shirt for the ultimate laid back look. Also don't be afraid of lighter washed denim!
Nude pastel like tones, soft and girlie fit for a princess. You can toughen up the trend by wearing leather shades. The nuder varies over pale creams to champagne even tan and dusky pinks. Nude dresses and sandals reek sex appeal and chiffon shirts with longer shorts and wedges are perfect for summer days.
Loud Prints Bold loud prints are in this summer! Do not be afraid to head to toe print. Go for bold stripes and floral jump suits. Be careful not to mix prints!
Fairy tale whites
Whites are the ultimate summers dream with girlie crystal- embellished white dresses, white shirts, white plazo pants, white accessories and bows.
Masculine tailoring Sloppy, manly layers looked effortlessly chic. Try not to layer too much as you can look too manly.
Believe it or not, Gucci's collection does stem beyond the belts and scarf's you desperately see these boys wear.
Gucci in my opinion get it right EVERY season and this season is no different. For the current season (Spring/ Summer 2011) Gucci Is hitting up the catwalks with some of this seasons most popular trends. Block bright colours, Black and nude designs, Tulip Skirts, Tapered pants and funky prints are all the driving force behind the campaign. The collection also offers us an array of gold belts and sexy clutches with tassels to complete.
Hello my lovelies!
Not sure if any of you have been watching Lilly Allens : From Riches to Rags reality TV show/ documentary but I've been hooked! The show documents the trials and tribulations of Lilly Allen and sister Sarah in their bids to open up their own vintage store Lucy In Disguise.
The idea is that no matter the original price, you too can feel like a star for a day wearing pieces the average person may not afford you can rent for a fraction of the price
So me being the nosey little snoop I am went down to their Covent Garden store and was a mystery shopper for the day! Here's my review.
The store Location :
The store Is located on Kings street just off the busy Covent garden market.
The store is easily missed and doesn't look particularly promising from the outside. I expected much more glamour. If the attachment of Lilly Allens name and vintage high fashion hadn't already been associate prior to my visit I may not have been eager to go inside..
The store However! The store it's self is beautifully designed with chandeliers and beautiful vintage mirrors the store is decorated to look like an old fashion vintage apartment
And ladies do not worry about your boyfriend getting bored whilst you have a browse! There's even a section for for the lads equipped with a flat screen TV, XBOX and an array of vintage play boy magazines.
The staff Although there were four members of staff working on arrival I wasn't greeted by any of them, neither were the 7 customers who walked in after me. I wasn't approached by anyone in fact throughout my visit, until I picked up a few items to try on a young gentlemen kindly asked me if I'd like him to pop my picks in the fitting rooms whilst I wonder. Great customer service! But the rest of the staff seemed busy and uninterested in the customers. This isn't good considering the calibre and price of the collection. I also don't feel the staff were dressed in way of a high fashion vintage boutique, they looked alot more like staff from NewLook or TopShop.
... Moving on....
THE COLLECTION The stuff that dreams were made of! I can't lie Lilly Allen and sister Sarah hit the nail on the head with the brilliant vintage picks! I felt like I was on a set of sex and the city picking from the wardrobe of Sarah Jessica Parker.
They have sections for all the different decades, 40's, 50's 60's etc which makes it easy to shop. My favourite section would have to be the 80'S. They have some amazing jackets and if I had the time I'd have tried on all! Here were my favourite two.
Sadly this amazing jacket had no label but I loved it!!!! and finally
This the best of the best. My favourite piece in the whole store the vintage couture Moschino Military style jacket is beautiful. I love the gold embroidery and fringing on this.
Overall the collection is to die for with amazing items from Channel, Christian Dior, Moschino and much much more
From all over the world. The only issue is that not all the clothing is labelled and not all the pricing is clear. It wasn't clear to me whether the prices were to rent or buy either way fab fab fab clothing.
This store is NOT for the everyday person however not only are the clothes vintage and quirky they're not cheap and you need some deep pockets to shop here!
Accessories This was by FAR the best part of the whole store!
The vintage style sunglasses by channel the beautiful earrings and belts I'll shut up look for yourself
Miscellaneous The changing rooms were nice small but left you with enough space, with a small vintage style chair and chandelier. Simple but affective
and there is book section for vintage fashion magazines that you can buy
The store also sell its very own T-shirts and key chains.
I didn't visit the salon or the down stairs section of the store maybe that's a part 2. For a Tuesday afternoon the store was reasonably busy with 1 purchase being made whilst I was in there.
Overall I'd give the Store a 7/10 could have been a 10 if the staff were more attentive and pricing and labels were more understandable.
Hope my review was helpful! Have any of you guys been there?
We all love fashion, we all have our ideal, acceptable and fashion fetishes mine? unique and individualistic. So I occasionally stop and snap the odd person on the road who I feel meet my fashion expectations if you will. Beware it might be you I'm snapping next MED