February Pinterest

j.crew
j.crew

I had fun today looking through some of  my favourite online shopping spots (Marni, Orla Kiely, J.crew, Topshop and more)  and  adding to the February Pinterest board along the way…… Feel free to take a look here

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JW Anderson and Topshop

JW Anderson SS13
JW Anderson SS13

Recipient of the ‘Emerging Talent’ award at the British Fashion Awards, Irish-born designer Jonathan Anderson of the JW Anderson brand, is a name we just keep hearing more and more of.  His men and womenswear collections are being talked about with great excitement and among his admirers are the likes of style icon Alexa Chung and model Daisy Lowe.  Androgynous is the word that springs to my mind when I look at his work.  Personally, I love that boy/girl crossover in fashion and although his Mens Autumn13 collection (Check it out here and see what you think?) might be just a tad outrageous for any of the men in my life (who would be more along the lines of  Jonathan’s dad, former Irish rugby international, Willie Anderson) it is definitely a reminder that fashion is constantly evolving and that undisrupted creativity brings us to new places…… You have to love that!   The JW Anderson label can be found in fashion houses like  Dover Street Market, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Browns and Net-A-Porter.  

The good news is that, thanks to Topshop, Jonathan’s designs are also available on the high street.  His second collection for Topshop will be launched on 15th February and I for one will be there to check out, among other things, those amazing platform loafers.  Click the picture below to view the collection:

JW Anderson for Topshop
JW Anderson for Topshop

Weekly Wish

I wish I could knit. Then this beautiful Aran cardi (pattern!) that I spotted on Ebay could be mine! I love the amount of cable stitching. So pretty!

Aran Cardigan Pattern on Ebay

For that pretty vintage look, I’d wear with a print dress, ankle socks, girlie vintage style shoes and a big bag…….

Marni Crinkled Shearling Tote Bag
Orla Kiely Tea Dress
Tabio Sparkle Socks available  in lots of colours
Joni Cut Out Dolly Heels – Topshop

And Back to Shoes

I’ve spent some time recently browsing through websites trying to find a smart, with a kick (fashion of course),  shoe.  Shoes that can be worn with a dress but work equally well with a pair of smart cut trousers.  I’m trying not to be seduced by heels because these shoes are for every day wear which requires being able to walk distances.  I want groovy sensible shoes!    I’ve posted my finds on the October board.  These are my favourites:

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

Joni Cut Out Dolly Heels from Topshop
Marni Tie Front Oxford