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Yep, it's that time of year again... London Fashion Week has just come to a spectacular close thanks to the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid show, which was held at the Roundhouse in Camden on Tuesday evening. 

It was honestly the most insane show I have ever been to in my life (and I've been to a lot of fashion shows). There was 90s R&B music playing, an insane catwalk layout and the line-up included Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Anwar Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Joan Smalls, Presley Gerber and Lucky Blue, to name a few. 

Oh yeah and then the venue turned into a Chainsmokers concert and acrobatic people started coming down from the roof and it was some REAL 007 sh*t. I also was very close to a IRL Vine star AKA Cameron Dallas so my life was made. RIP Vine. 

I think we worked out I've worked 6 seasons of LFW (and one LFWM) for Yahoo Style - where does the time go!?  

Anyway, my brain right now is mush, kaput, and I'm just all round not okay hun. So, here is a picture round up of my fashion week highlights. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. 

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid



 Topshop 

 No offence Topshop but for the last few seasons your collections have been, well, absolutely sh*t. However, this season they totally exceeded my expectations by showcasing some sassy snake print, space appropes metallic coats and glittery blouses that also freed the nipple. It's a yes from me.




 Sophia Webster

She's the shoe queen. However, this season it was her bags that really caught my attention (oh yeah, and the ethereal sets). FYI Sophia is known for her A++++ presentation sets. 'Chickflix And Frills'? Erm, yes freaking please. 

ps. the collection was inspired by a fairy wonderland, but you can probably guess that.



 Clio Peppiatt

I started following upcoming designer Clio on Instagram yeaaars ago. I literally squealed when I saw her on the main schedule for the first year ever. I felt like a proud friend, is that weird? Probably, but hey that's what these days of social media does to us. 

Her collection as always was feminine, yet with an edge and I still dream of owning one of her incredible designs. 

Side note: I'm just gunna go out of a limb here and say that she is also one of the nicest designers I've ever met so BIG UP CLIO! 



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From Tommy x Gigi to Topshop: Here Are My London Fashion Week SS18 Highlights

9.21.2017


Yep, it's that time of year again... London Fashion Week has just come to a spectacular close thanks to the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid show, which was held at the Roundhouse in Camden on Tuesday evening. 

It was honestly the most insane show I have ever been to in my life (and I've been to a lot of fashion shows). There was 90s R&B music playing, an insane catwalk layout and the line-up included Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Anwar Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Joan Smalls, Presley Gerber and Lucky Blue, to name a few. 

Oh yeah and then the venue turned into a Chainsmokers concert and acrobatic people started coming down from the roof and it was some REAL 007 sh*t. I also was very close to a IRL Vine star AKA Cameron Dallas so my life was made. RIP Vine. 

I think we worked out I've worked 6 seasons of LFW (and one LFWM) for Yahoo Style - where does the time go!?  

Anyway, my brain right now is mush, kaput, and I'm just all round not okay hun. So, here is a picture round up of my fashion week highlights. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. 

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid



 Topshop 

 No offence Topshop but for the last few seasons your collections have been, well, absolutely sh*t. However, this season they totally exceeded my expectations by showcasing some sassy snake print, space appropes metallic coats and glittery blouses that also freed the nipple. It's a yes from me.




 Sophia Webster

She's the shoe queen. However, this season it was her bags that really caught my attention (oh yeah, and the ethereal sets). FYI Sophia is known for her A++++ presentation sets. 'Chickflix And Frills'? Erm, yes freaking please. 

ps. the collection was inspired by a fairy wonderland, but you can probably guess that.



 Clio Peppiatt

I started following upcoming designer Clio on Instagram yeaaars ago. I literally squealed when I saw her on the main schedule for the first year ever. I felt like a proud friend, is that weird? Probably, but hey that's what these days of social media does to us. 

Her collection as always was feminine, yet with an edge and I still dream of owning one of her incredible designs. 

Side note: I'm just gunna go out of a limb here and say that she is also one of the nicest designers I've ever met so BIG UP CLIO! 



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Guys, let's get real for a moment, let's av a little chat about fashion fakes. 

Firstly, in 2017, if you don’t own a Gucci handbag, are you even a fashion blogger? 

Our Instagram feeds are filled with lustworthy designer products that people our own age have been able to attain, leaving us all wondering:

A. How the actual fuck did she afford that AND London rent!?


B. What am I doing wrong with my life (minus the obvious)?


C. How hard would it be to rob a bank?




More importantly, seeing all these aspirational images leave us feeling pretty fucking sh*t about ourselves, I mean, I can’t even afford a Pret rn, let alone a Prada.

Now, before I start on my next point I would firstly like to say that a lot of people and bloggers in particular work bloody hard and forfeit a lot to save for those coveted designer items. And tell ya what? GOOD ON THEM. They wanted it, they worked hard and they get it. RESPECT. 

However, recently as I ogled one of my blogger friends Gucci bag, I just had to ask, “how did you afford this?” 

Her response, “Mate, do you actually think I could afford this? It’s fake.”

A wave of relief came over me. 

And just like that, all those thoughts of self-doubt, and beating myself up over for not being able to afford a £1,000 bag disappeared. 




So, I went home and did a lil’ research... 

Firstly, is buying a fake bag illegal? 

A quick google search will show this: 

"It is against the law to sell counterfeit goods but it is not against the law to UNKNOWINGLY buy or be in possession of such goods."

WHOOPEE!!!!

Then I read the fine print…

"If you knowingly buy counterfeit goods then yes that is illegal." 

 AH….

[*whispers* FUCK DA POPOOOOO!]

A little more investigation and I discovered that actually a considerable number of bloggers designer bags/ tees/ belts were fake.  

Now that I knew fakes existed, this came as no big surprise.  After all, as I said at the beginning Gucci and other designer items have become a must-have, which means people don’t care if it's real or not, they just want to have those good ‘gram aesthetics.

Secondly, millennials are not dumb. We all know about sites selling cheap dupes such as Aliexpress, DHGate, SheIn, Romwe. Or, if you want to be a little more legit - eBay.

And in all honesty what's the difference between buying something that looks like a dupe from a high-street store or off Aliexpress? Like, really. 

So, from my standpoint I do not have a problem with people buying fake items (*cough* you can buy this tee off eBay for £3.99).



However, what I think girls on the ‘gram need to get better at is transparency. Parading around or flaunting a fake item as real because you want to uphold an aspirational lifestyle and image is wrong. 

You're spreading an unrealistic expectation to thousand of girls on the Internet. As if unrealistic body image and Facetuned skin wasn't enough, now 15-year-old girls (hell even 20-summin year old woman like myself) have gotta feel bad because they can't afford that Gucci tee. 

Look, I’m not saying that if it's not real you have to walk around with a sign pointing to you saying, “THIS IS A FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!”. 

By all means if you’re out and about walking through the streets of London enjoy the satisfaction of seeing people stare at your ‘it’ designer item with envy. Meanwhile, your feeling slightly smug at all the dollar you saved and hoping they can't see the 'Fruit Of The Loom' label in the back. 

However, when it comes to followers and friends please, don’t try and pass it off as something it's not. 


Lastly, some people are embarrassed about their fake designer items and the stigma attached to it, but I'm gunna put a stop to that right this second. 

Remember this: buying a fake item off the internet, or purchasing a high-street dupe is basically the same thing. Buying it off the high-street just means you have a middle man. 

As for others opinion: If you tell the truth from the beginning people are usually very accepting and really don't give two f*cks that it's fake. It's when you lie and get caught, which lands you in hot water. 

Trust me, if you're honest from the beginning you're less likely to be laughed at, and much more likely to be asked, “OMG NO WAY! Can you send me the link!?”


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Ps.  If I go to prison for this post tell my mum I’m sorry and to use the selfie with the most number of likes as my mugshot - cheers. 



[Side note: These first two very profesh looking images are by Moeez Ali, the rest are a mixture taken by my sis in Sydney and blogger babe Zoe Dubbs at LFW - team work guys, team work.]

Let's get real: Let's chat fashion and fakes

9.20.2017



Guys, let's get real for a moment, let's av a little chat about fashion fakes. 

Firstly, in 2017, if you don’t own a Gucci handbag, are you even a fashion blogger? 

Our Instagram feeds are filled with lustworthy designer products that people our own age have been able to attain, leaving us all wondering:

A. How the actual fuck did she afford that AND London rent!?


B. What am I doing wrong with my life (minus the obvious)?


C. How hard would it be to rob a bank?




More importantly, seeing all these aspirational images leave us feeling pretty fucking sh*t about ourselves, I mean, I can’t even afford a Pret rn, let alone a Prada.

Now, before I start on my next point I would firstly like to say that a lot of people and bloggers in particular work bloody hard and forfeit a lot to save for those coveted designer items. And tell ya what? GOOD ON THEM. They wanted it, they worked hard and they get it. RESPECT. 

However, recently as I ogled one of my blogger friends Gucci bag, I just had to ask, “how did you afford this?” 

Her response, “Mate, do you actually think I could afford this? It’s fake.”

A wave of relief came over me. 

And just like that, all those thoughts of self-doubt, and beating myself up over for not being able to afford a £1,000 bag disappeared. 




So, I went home and did a lil’ research... 

Firstly, is buying a fake bag illegal? 

A quick google search will show this: 

"It is against the law to sell counterfeit goods but it is not against the law to UNKNOWINGLY buy or be in possession of such goods."

WHOOPEE!!!!

Then I read the fine print…

"If you knowingly buy counterfeit goods then yes that is illegal." 

 AH….

[*whispers* FUCK DA POPOOOOO!]

A little more investigation and I discovered that actually a considerable number of bloggers designer bags/ tees/ belts were fake.  

Now that I knew fakes existed, this came as no big surprise.  After all, as I said at the beginning Gucci and other designer items have become a must-have, which means people don’t care if it's real or not, they just want to have those good ‘gram aesthetics.

Secondly, millennials are not dumb. We all know about sites selling cheap dupes such as Aliexpress, DHGate, SheIn, Romwe. Or, if you want to be a little more legit - eBay.

And in all honesty what's the difference between buying something that looks like a dupe from a high-street store or off Aliexpress? Like, really. 

So, from my standpoint I do not have a problem with people buying fake items (*cough* you can buy this tee off eBay for £3.99).



However, what I think girls on the ‘gram need to get better at is transparency. Parading around or flaunting a fake item as real because you want to uphold an aspirational lifestyle and image is wrong. 

You're spreading an unrealistic expectation to thousand of girls on the Internet. As if unrealistic body image and Facetuned skin wasn't enough, now 15-year-old girls (hell even 20-summin year old woman like myself) have gotta feel bad because they can't afford that Gucci tee. 

Look, I’m not saying that if it's not real you have to walk around with a sign pointing to you saying, “THIS IS A FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!”. 

By all means if you’re out and about walking through the streets of London enjoy the satisfaction of seeing people stare at your ‘it’ designer item with envy. Meanwhile, your feeling slightly smug at all the dollar you saved and hoping they can't see the 'Fruit Of The Loom' label in the back. 

However, when it comes to followers and friends please, don’t try and pass it off as something it's not. 


Lastly, some people are embarrassed about their fake designer items and the stigma attached to it, but I'm gunna put a stop to that right this second. 

Remember this: buying a fake item off the internet, or purchasing a high-street dupe is basically the same thing. Buying it off the high-street just means you have a middle man. 

As for others opinion: If you tell the truth from the beginning people are usually very accepting and really don't give two f*cks that it's fake. It's when you lie and get caught, which lands you in hot water. 

Trust me, if you're honest from the beginning you're less likely to be laughed at, and much more likely to be asked, “OMG NO WAY! Can you send me the link!?”


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Ps.  If I go to prison for this post tell my mum I’m sorry and to use the selfie with the most number of likes as my mugshot - cheers. 



[Side note: These first two very profesh looking images are by Moeez Ali, the rest are a mixture taken by my sis in Sydney and blogger babe Zoe Dubbs at LFW - team work guys, team work.]


You would think that Autumn/ Winter is the time to retire your mini skirts to the back of your wardrobe - well, not this year babes. 

Get them thick fleecy tights out, or prepare to freeze your calves off as A/W 2017 is looking skirt game strong. I'm talking STRONG!

Don't believe me? Just have a little scroll through my fave new season picks:




We've been treated to flames, metallics, denim details and my personal favourite, dazzling rhinestone mesh. 

[Side note: The rhinestone skirt (slide 3) is from Topshop and the picture does not do it justice. I tried it on and OH MY DAYS it's BLINDING, and therefore very high up on my wish list rn.]


However, to get the ball rolling on my Autumn wardrobe I thought I'd start off a little more low-key with this camouflage number, which  was only £12 from Missguided (FYI the diamanté top was only 12 quid too).

This camo mesh skirt immediately reminded me of the outfit Posh Spice wore in Spice World to complete the military workout. Inappropriate? Totally, yet also incredibly cool.



In fact, delve into Missguided a little further and you find a whole array of Spice Girl appropes military gear:





It's taking everything in me right now not to buy the cargo trousers and fluffy cropped camo jacket - together it would just look SO LIT 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. 


Although it's not that much of a surprise that camouflage and 90s vibes are back in abundance, the return of bumbags however, has everyone per-fucking-plexed. 

I shouldn't of been that taken aback, as the streetstyle and shows at LFWM way back in June was basically one big bumbag orgy. 

Not to mention my most recent experience at Reading Festival where everyone was rocking the strap on style - in fact, I'm pretty sure Britain must have been completely sold-out.






So, on top of the sassy skirts, camo print and bumbags, my hands down favourite AW17 trend is anything and everything that has a bit of bling bling. 

Once those diamanté chokers hit the scene there was no going back, and you can now get bling emblazoned tops, skirts, jeans, jackets - basically guys, this season our clothes are gunna GLOW more than a high-vis jacket, and I CANNOT wait. 


In fact, (if you can't tell already) all these trends together are making me feel Salem the cat sassy. 
via GIPHY


So guys, although the evenings may be getting darker, and the weather, well, the weather has already gone to sh*t, I mean this is Britain after all. At least we have the AW17 trends to look forward too.

And me? Well, sorry old Sabrina can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's dead. 


                 


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My fave new season trends| AW17

9.07.2017


You would think that Autumn/ Winter is the time to retire your mini skirts to the back of your wardrobe - well, not this year babes. 

Get them thick fleecy tights out, or prepare to freeze your calves off as A/W 2017 is looking skirt game strong. I'm talking STRONG!

Don't believe me? Just have a little scroll through my fave new season picks:




We've been treated to flames, metallics, denim details and my personal favourite, dazzling rhinestone mesh. 

[Side note: The rhinestone skirt (slide 3) is from Topshop and the picture does not do it justice. I tried it on and OH MY DAYS it's BLINDING, and therefore very high up on my wish list rn.]


However, to get the ball rolling on my Autumn wardrobe I thought I'd start off a little more low-key with this camouflage number, which  was only £12 from Missguided (FYI the diamanté top was only 12 quid too).

This camo mesh skirt immediately reminded me of the outfit Posh Spice wore in Spice World to complete the military workout. Inappropriate? Totally, yet also incredibly cool.



In fact, delve into Missguided a little further and you find a whole array of Spice Girl appropes military gear:





It's taking everything in me right now not to buy the cargo trousers and fluffy cropped camo jacket - together it would just look SO LIT 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. 


Although it's not that much of a surprise that camouflage and 90s vibes are back in abundance, the return of bumbags however, has everyone per-fucking-plexed. 

I shouldn't of been that taken aback, as the streetstyle and shows at LFWM way back in June was basically one big bumbag orgy. 

Not to mention my most recent experience at Reading Festival where everyone was rocking the strap on style - in fact, I'm pretty sure Britain must have been completely sold-out.






So, on top of the sassy skirts, camo print and bumbags, my hands down favourite AW17 trend is anything and everything that has a bit of bling bling. 

Once those diamanté chokers hit the scene there was no going back, and you can now get bling emblazoned tops, skirts, jeans, jackets - basically guys, this season our clothes are gunna GLOW more than a high-vis jacket, and I CANNOT wait. 


In fact, (if you can't tell already) all these trends together are making me feel Salem the cat sassy. 
via GIPHY


So guys, although the evenings may be getting darker, and the weather, well, the weather has already gone to sh*t, I mean this is Britain after all. At least we have the AW17 trends to look forward too.

And me? Well, sorry old Sabrina can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's dead. 


                 


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