Monday, 19 September 2011

LFW - Topshop!

Ok so LFW has only just begun and there are countless of beautiful outfits to choose from , but mainly because I'm very good at complaining, I'm going to start with a bit of a gripe - namely, Topshop Unique.

Doubtless there are loads of people who thought the collection was amazing but am I the only one who was distinctly underwhelmed? I know that collections are meant to have a coherent theme throughout but I personally thought it was a bit (dare I say it?) uninspired. The inspiration was amongst other things Liz Taylor as Cleopatra and they could have gone crazy with intricate beading and drapery but instead went for endless black and gold, and the same jerky abstract print. To be honest, the main piece that I have beef with is this :


I'm sorry, but gold shorts are always and forever going to by synonymous in my mind with these two:

The Cheeky Girls : known for crimes against fashion and music
HOWEVER it isn't all doom and gloom - I loved the intricate detailing on this sheer jump suit, and the playful horizontal stripe / hieroglyphic inspired prints - also that Liz Taylor jumper! I wanted to say something cool and deep about it but all I can come up with is I WANT.





 What are your thoughts?

17 comments:

  1. Ha, I love your comparison to The Cheeky Girls! The first look definitely feels uninspired, but I haven't looked through the whole collection yet. I love the jumpsuit and dress beneath it! :)

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  2. 1) No "normal" person could pull off any of the looks

    2)Who walks around sporting a bandaeu! I think I'd need to do like a trillion more sit-ups before I even remotely attempt to do that.


    xx THE CHEAP


    www.thecheapblog.com

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  3. Thanks for your comment, it was certainly surreal - I like how you have stuck to your guns and said what you really think about certain outfits - nobody ever slates, everyone just praises designers/brands because they have made it. Sometimes I see a garment and I think it is hideous but because it is designer they can get away with it.

    Hollie X

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  4. yea I'm really not a fan of this collection, not really my taste!! So yes I agree!

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  5. Ah the gold shorts do make me cringe! I don't mind the collection though I think they've done better in the past xx

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  6. I really love that black cut out jumper :) its so cool

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  7. I don't actually like the gold so much, but I really love the hieroglyphic style prints. The black is definitely my favorite.

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  8. Oh, gold hot pants - classy! Ha, I know what you mean... none of it impressed me at all, really; bit of a let-down. x

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  9. you always have great inspirational photos, i get so many ideas for my painting from them!
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  10. i love the second one. Awesome! :D

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  11. topshop is one of the best place to shop! love those outfits, and i enjoy reading your blog <3

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  12. Super lovely blog!


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  13. Wow, those are pretty bad! Love the comparison too:) Gold hot pants will never be okay for anything other than a retro party.

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    xoxo

    Ashley

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  15. Agreed - the gold shorts are horrendous and the cutout jumpsuit incredibly rad!
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