MY SPRING/SUMMER WISHLIST

Summer is here (although the grey clouds and low temperatures here in England suggest otherwise) which means it’s time to revamp our Winter wardrobes – If you live in most other countries you would’ve done this months ago, but this is the land where Spring and Autumn do not exist; the months simply seem to have no definition. Below are my top picks for Spring and Summer – I am absolutely loving the new collection from & Other Stories, I want every single piece!

SPRING SUMMER WISHLIST

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COVETING…

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This Vivienne Westwood necklace is probably the answer to everyone’s problems. It’s the answer to world hunger, all recessions and the peacemaker in war-torn countries. Okay well maybe not, but it does solve a lot of my problems. Well at least I think it does. Does it? I don’t know. Look, ALL I KNOW IS THAT THIS NECKLACE IS AMAZING AND I CAN’T HAVE IT BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE AND I WANT TO CRY. Moment over, enjoy this piece of beauty in all it’s emerald glory.

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Necklace: £125 Vivienne Westwood S/S2013 collection.

Also available are matching earrings and a bangle, for more info on the ‘Emerald Frames’ collection click here.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FOR A SECOND?

So I couldn’t stick with my minimalism obsession strictly, so here is a break from all the clean lines and block colours with some fantasy-land-esque numbers from the one and only Vivienne Westwood. I’m going to pick looks from both the Vivienne Westwood A/W13 collection and the Vivienne Westwood Red Label A/W13 collection because I simply can’t decide on a favourite show to review.

Here are my highlights from the Vivienne Westwood show:

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Aren’t they just to die for? The tulle, the contrasts of colour and texture, the hair and makeup, the gooooorgeous footwear. Pure fantasy clothing that will make your eyes pop and get your heart racing. Beyond your wildest dreams.

Now for the Red Label collection:

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It had more of a 50s pin-up vibe to it with obvious Westwood touches of glam. With her signature shapes, necklines and bold fabric choices, this collection was a shining star or A/W13. And can I just give an extra mention to THAT petrol-irredescent biker jacket paired with the sequinned harem pants? OH-EM-GEE. I would die.

SPRING FRESH: ANGLOMANIA S/S13

Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania collection unveiled their lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013, and I LOVEITSOMUCHIWANTITALLOMG. *sigh*

These pieces are all PERFECT. I don’t need to say much about them, you’ll see for yourselves. But the colours, Westwood-cuts, styling, just EVERYTHING.

I need to win the lottery, like now.

To see more, click on this link… Also, there you can purchase the items (if you can afford it, I hate you.) I need a spare £320 for those DIVINE Safari Brigadier Trousers.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY AND HER RED NOSES

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Stella has designed her latest set of Red Nose Day t-shirts for TK Maxx, and I LOVE! I’ve always bought the TK Maxx Red Nose Day t-shirts every year because at least £5 from every t-shirt sold will go to the cause, helping children across the globe get the food, water and healthcare that they so desperately need. Last year’s designer collaboration was with Vivienne Westwood and those t-shirts were just brilliant, I purchased three.

This time with Stella back, the t-shirts are emblazoned with images of Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, vintage Kate Moss and Tommy Cooper, as well as a selection of kids tops with a giraffe and The Beatles. T-shirts (adult sizes) are available for £9.99 and £14.99 for both men and women.

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Find out more about what TK Maxx does for Red Nose Day here and to also buy your t-shirt! Available in stores and online from today, Red Nose Day is on March 15th.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FABULOSITY.

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Just imagine it, you go to your wardrobe on a dull day in a bad mood, pick out something that reflects your mood while also immediately making you sartorially better than everyone else, and you think “Hmm, I could always do with a black floor-length coat/cape”. Because who doesn’t?

So you put on your Dracula meets S&M Dominatrix coat-slash-cape and you feel like a queeeeen. You sashay into Starbucks with an air of hierarchy that only a fellow cape-wearer could bear, and you feel like you could conquer the world. Sweeping the dust under your feet, you march up to the counter (skipping the queue, no less) and order your tall skinny Mocha Latte, swishhhh back around to face the queue and strut right out, past everybody with glaring eyes, clutching your fabulously obnoxious drink.

Now is your mood better? I know mine would be.