17.4.16

WE HEART KATE

Kate Middleton's latest tour of India, has got me having some serious wardrobe envy. Keeping it elegant and classy she embraced the countries love of colour and print but keeping it Kate, still managed to give it a British twist.  



After this photograph of her wearing Anita Dongre playing cricket went viral, Dongre's website crashed, showing just how much of an influence she has. She's come along way since her awkward arrival with the British media, but Kate is now a royal-fashion pro.






Rocking a lot of Bohemian prints, Kate latest looks give women the confidence to wear colour & prints but in a subtle and conservative way.



Photos taken of the couple at the Taj Mahal remind us all of that iconic photo of Williams Mother, Diana sitting alone. Kate wore a beautiful white & blue embroidered dress by Naeem Khan showing true diversity wearing high street & designer. 

I feel the Duchess pays a fashionable homage to Princess Diana.


So bravo, for all the hard work Kate (plus your stylist) I can't wait to see what's next. 

Keep it up!

Do you like Kate's style? Let us know & tweet us @maximumpop!

No-chella

Coachella for me has never been about the music, its all about the celebrities and fashion. But if like me you not one of the super lucky attendants of this year's festival, you'll hopefully be attending a British one this summer. (Its just like Coachella but with a lot more mud & a lot less sunshine.)

But what are the festival must haves this year? I've picked what I think are the must haves for festival season '16 straight from the high street! 




Festival gems, because well why not? These blue coloured gems from Lottie London range, (available at River Island) are called Glastonbury glam, perfect for jazzing up any outfit.

This Elephant print screams festival! The bohemian print and cold shoulders from H&M is part of there H&M hearts Coachella collection available online now, I mean could you get more festival?



Big sunglasses are a must, not only to are they stylish but they hide those bags under your eyes. These tinted Monki lenses from Asos are the perfect accessory with any outfit. 


Whether it's a day festival or your getting ready in a tent, a waistcoat is always a good idea. Easy to chuck on with just about anything this soft pink suedette number is my pick. PLUS look fringing... could that be any more festival?


A tie-dye tee is a festival staple, this one from Topshop is just the right mixture of girly pink & punk attitude. Wear with dungarees, shorts or layer with a maxi either way, tie-dye is never out. 

What will you be taking with you this year? We'd love to hear about it tweet us @maximumpop!







27.9.14

OUR ADVENTURE TO QUEENSFERRY.















Sometimes I forget how lucky I'am. To be surrounded one half of the year by the beautiful British coast and the other half in the Borders and one of my favourite places, Edinburgh. Scott & I recently ventured across to South Queensferry is a part of Edinburgh I hadn't even dreamed of visited but after  seeing a unmissable deal on Groupon we travelled 30 minutes out of the city only to arrive in a quaint village with a historical past. 

We visited South Queensferry to go on a boat tour around the Fourth river and view the famous Fourth bridge and boy are we glad we did. I saw a side to Edinburgh I've never seen before, I was astounded at how close and yet how far I was from the city and the seashore. 

We arrived early and managed to find a sweet little coffee shop where we loaded up on Mocha, Cappuccino and a delicious caramel brownie before heading out onto the water. 

Coming from a seaside town, I've been in sailing boats but never a motorised one so I was very excitable, as you can imagine. The water was calm and the weather was sunny providing a beautiful trip around the river, under the bridges and even offering a stop off on a mystery island, which we passed on. 

One of the best bits must have been the seals! Since being with Scott I have learned to appreciate nature and seeing wild grey seals was just fantastic and defiantly made it worth the trip alone! 

If you ever get the chance to visit and take the journey, please do! It was one of the best/memorable things I've ever done and I loved every second of it! 



19.9.14

OUTFIT- FLORAL WASH.






CROP TOP- ASOS
BLOUSE- VINTAGE
ACID WASH SKIRT- NEW LOOK
BOOTS- TOPSHOP 
RINGS- PANDORA & VINTAGE 


Hi guys, long time no see! I must apologise AGAIN for my lack of posting as you know it's my fourth and final year at university & that has been taking a major priority the past few weeks. 

Kicking off the semester with this look that includes some of my most recent and favourite purchases! The vintage blouse, was from Depop and app I adore but after having a recently bad experience with a swap I've now been put off which is a shame as it is such a great platform! 

But the skirt is my favourite item within this look, the acid wash skirt was a bargain at only £9 in the New Look sale and I just love it, can't wait to wear it with everythingggg! 
I kept accessorising to a minimum as always and wore a few vintage and my pandora rings. 

Watch this space over the next week for major life updates, reviews, hauls & more looks!





5.9.14

MY WEEK WITH OBSCURE COUTURE.





As every fashion student knows internships are a vital part of your fashion career and for a week in August I was lucky enough to intern with Obscure Couture, a Glaswegian fashion brand. The company was started just over 4 years ago by Lyndsay & Jenn both very talented young designers that graduated from Heriot Watt University, the same university I attend. 

When travelling up from Brighton I wasn't sure what to expect, never the pattern cutter or a sewer I wondered what I could offer the girls, I was nervous to say the least. My first day my mind was put at ease, easily 2 of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and they made me feel welcome & like part of their family instantly! 

After a few days cutting and doing my best not to ruin everything I was entrusted with the mailing list and created graphics on photoshop which I felt very honoured and proud todo. Although I was there for only 4 days, I learnt so much about small businesses, couture, construction and what it takes to make it in the fashion industry. 

I can't thank the girls enough for having me & I can't wait to return whenever I get the next opportunity! 

The images above are some of my favourites from their latest collection, Vulgar. 
Check them out here-  http://www.obscure-couture.com



All images from Obscure Couture- http://www.obscure-couture.com

3.9.14

FROM SIDEWALK TO CATWALK.




































Long time no see & what a lot we have to catch up on! This post is all about my experience at the Jean Paul Gaultier, from sidewalk to catwalk exhibition held at the Barbican. 

 Before I attended the exhibition I hadn't realised the influence and pure artistry of Gaultier's work. I apologise for the photo over load with this post but when looking through the images I could hardly cut some of these, as you see they show the best of his life's work. 

As you walk through the entrance your greeted by his Odyssey collection, a showcase of mermaids and sailor inspired designs. As my sister & I walked in noticed the mannequins faces were moving, through projection the models were singing, laughing, winking and showing all human emotions which was just amazing to witness. From this point on I knew we were in for a unique and special experience. 

It was amazing to see all of his inspirations under one roof from Asia to deconstruction & punk. His celebrity muses were featured throughout the exhibit with famous faces such as Tim Curry, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue & of course Madonna. 

As we walked round every corner another gasp followed from our mouths, the construction and care that goes into every garment was just phenomenal.

Of course famous for his corsetry and intriguing way of manipulating the female silhouette it was refreshing to see his beautiful collections unclose and see the beautiful encrusted gowns and embellished jackets.  

With a rotating catwalk and fun animations throughout this was a well displayed & thoughtfully curated collection of his work. Also displaying some of his original fashion drawings, illustrations, photographs, memorabilia & short films. His use of interesting fabrics and materials such as ostrich feathers, ties, gems and metals just used in ways I could never imagine. 

A true genius and now one of my all time favourite designers. 

Whats your favourite Jean Paul Gaultier piece?