THE TOWNHOUSE DREAM

Doesn’t everyone dream of living in a Victorian townhouse? And if you’ve never dreamt it, why not?! The best of them, located in Kensington & Chelsea in London and in Greenwich village across the pond in New York City are just magical exteriors that make you imagine the lives, the history and the trials & tribulations of those lucky enough to live in such beautiful surroundings. No? Well I do. Sadly, none of these houses are mine and probably never will be, but there’s no harm in dreaming and blogging about it is there?

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RUNWAY RAPTURE: SPRING/SUMMER WHITE

White is the colour of Spring and Summer and probably always will be. There’s something so chic, charming, cold, warm, and eternal about white that is so classic and will never date. White for Spring/Summer was prominent on the catwalks back in September; with KTZ‘s layers, A.F. Vandevorst‘s grubby chic, girlish lace at Elie Saab, and otherworldly dimensions at Gareth Pugh.

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Photo credit: Style.com

MY INSTAWEEK

My past week on Instagram in a nice little bite-size frame. Follow me here.

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Top row: [left] Laduree treats. [centre] I plan on getting two more cartilage piercings once mine has healed, I love this! [right] Iggy Azalea’s album finally dropped, I lahhhhv it! Middle row: [left] A rare sunny selfie. [centre] Bought a new nail varnish, this is Essie’s ‘Bikini-So-Teeny’, such a fresh Spring shade. [right] Future me. Bottom Row: [left] Last supper before the end of our first year of uni! TGI’s with great company. [centre] Summer scenes in the countryside. [right] my lipstick addiction has reached its peak.

MEETING SUE KREITZMAN

I am currently studying Fashion Journalism at uni and we were recently given an assignment to make a 3-minute film on anything we wanted. A first this idea seemed daunting as it meant actually thinking of something to create the film on, being given such a broad subject can actually be harder than you first think… As a group, we decided to create our film around TV chef and artist Sue Kreitzman, who was also one of the stars from the hugely successful Channel 4 documentary “Fabulous Fashionistas”, whose colourful aesthetic and equally as bright personality made our film a joy to create. There is a link at the bottom of this post for you to view the film!

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We met Sue at her exhibition in Cult Mountain, Bethnal Green just before she was due to go back to New York, to talk to her about her life, her work and her philosophies. She is such a wonderful character and it is a joy to have worked with her. Below are photos from around the gallery, which is unfortunately no longer exhibiting Sue’s work.

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Here is the link to view the film, let us know what you think, we would love your feedback!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhu37qalfghw79h/Group11_Sue.mov

MY INSTAWEEK

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Top row: [left] The Eiffel Tower, one of my most favourite photos ever! [middle] Saw this quote, made me laugh. Basically the story of my life. [right] My Dad’s birthday cake with sparklers, woo!
Middle row: [left] Doing uni work on the train home [middle] Saw Beyonce at The O2 Arena last week! She was unbelievably good [right] Because what’s a week on Instagram without a selfie?
Bottom row: [left] Saw this Chow Chow, it’s cute, I want it [middle] My pass for Blogger’s Fashion Week! [right] Spring has sprung in the UK!

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BLOGGERS FASHION WEEK

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I received my exclusive Bloggers Fashion Week ‘VIB’ pass in the post today and it has to be said that I’m rather looking forward to the shenanigans on the 26th March in Londontown! Bloggers Fashion Week is organised by Blogger’s Love and are running a Fashion Week-type schedule from Monday 24th March to Wednesday 26th March with a myriad of activities, blogging and shopping events, tea parties and loads more.

I’ll be blogging LIVE from the event with posts on here as well as lots of tweets so keep posted by following me @_HANNAHSTOCKING also check out my Instagram for updates and follow me on there also!

TEX SAVERIO A/W14 PARIS FASHION WEEK

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I attended the Tex Saverio show in Paris on Tuesday after what felt like a million hours of travelling, but boy what a day it turned out to be. After waking up at 5am to catch a train, tube and finally the Eurostar, we arrived in Paris. First stop, the nearest café to the Gare du Nord we could find to eat as many crépes au sucre we could manage.

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After much discussion in poor broken French with a taxi driver, we finally established where we wanted to be, the show’s venue the Automobile Club de France on the Place de la Concorde, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées. The show started at 2pm local time and was just as enchanting as was expected from a Tex Saverio collection. The only difference for me was being able to see it up close and be able to capture, first hand, the intricate detailing and shimmering fabrics Saverio is known for.

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With a palette strictly of black and gold, the collection consisted of the use of rich decadent fabrics detailed with intricate bedding a laser-cut detailing. The ornate head pieces glittered under the spotlights, an aspect which cannot be transcribed through photos, as with the glittering gowns.

 

Hair and makeup was kept simple and pared back, letting the clothing speak for themselves. The 7-inch platform shoes with backwards-curved heels added another other-wordly quality, much reminiscent of McQueen. This being Saverio’s second ready-to-wear collection, I think it definitely seals his place on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, proof of what a success he is as an up-and-coming designer and a true sign of his accomplishments to come.

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Below are some professional shots from the collection.
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