Friday, 30 October 2015

Good Morning

Marina Frecchiane Talon Ring.
Song: Sidney Bechet 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me'

The industry has a strong, loving relationship with minimalism. Sharper, sleek designs can mean that the focus can commit fully to the quality of a garment. So when 3d printing jewellery came about, the industry rejoiced at the thought of making an item of quality and intricacies that could not have been made by using traditional methods. Then along came WonderLuk*, making Avant-Garde Digital Jewellery for 'Wonder Women', boasting an extensive list of designers, now iconic pieces, and limited edition collections.
This Talon Ring by Marina Frecchiane is made up of fused nylon particles, with the finish resembling velvet. The product's sizes start at XS through to L, for reference, I chose size XS since it hits the smallest size of my finger but it fits my ring finger (UK size K) when worn like a standard ring. Each product is made to order individually for you and is ready within two weeks.
Some pieces on my wishlist are: this Contour Loop Ring by Alessandra Antonetti in either White or Gold, a Sterling Silver Bracelet by Francis Bitonti, or maybe even try out a bespoke design.


Thursday, 29 October 2015


Antagoniste t-shirt, Hellessy olive flares, Alexander McQueen chiffon scarf.
Skinny scarves are the trend that keeps on giving, what started out as Tommy’s ode to the 70s, Saint Laurent turned to the 80s with a smoky eye and rock ‘n’ roll attitude. I personally love to rework the Alexander McQueen's skull cult favourite and tie it at the back for the 90s choker effect. The easiest way to wear this would be the classic white tee + leather trouser combination. A tall shirt is one of my favourite styles to borrow from the boys, and knew this one from Antagoniste would work so well against this season's long flared proportions. So I went for their 'Wolf'* t-shirt which is their flagship print in an off-white colour, dyed with vegetable dye cream. This tee became one of my instant favourites as I loved the graphic print- a black silkscreen print on a silky viscose. I then added a flared leather trouser from Hellesy for some late 90s Charmed vibes, ditching the black and going with an olive hue.


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Stephen Einhorn Press Night.

Photo source: Stephen Einhorn on Instagram.
Einhorn's brand is beautiful, classic, and unmistakably rock 'n' roll. If you've been online you have definitely seen his designs all over Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. So it made sense for the shop to relaunch with bright clean lines and opulent details- dark glossy wood beams, gold wall accents, and bedazzled bangle chandeliers.
Between the iconic jewellery, champagne and quintessentially British canapés (cocktail bangers and mash, et al.), the relaunch had a serene atmosphere going for itself which we saw rise to excitement with a preview of the collection.
Some of my favourite pieces from the current collection were on the display and were trying to tempt me throughout the night. Einhorn understands his clientele, continuously creating cult products by concentrating on a joint passion for bespoke. Some classic pieces such as his small skull ring (below) starts in Sterling Silver at £148, and can be changed to Platinum with two brilliant Tsavorites at £2,540.
Women's jewellery under £150 from left to right: Small Skull Ring £148, Arrowhead Stud Earrings £139, Mini Pop Necklace £129.
Men's platinum Jewellery from left to right: Skull Tie & Lapel Pin £1,245, Large Arrowhead Leather Necklace £5,714, Skull Ring £15,506.
If you went and snapped some pictures be sure to use the #StephenEinhorn hashtag, and if you didn't: be sure to keep an eye on it because what's to come is amazing.

Special thanks to Stephen Einhorn, the Stephen Einhorn team, and Ant Waller.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

This Week: Antagoniste

Coming guys are not ready for this! For now, be sure to check out 

Monday, 26 October 2015

5 Minute Makeup: Kristian Aadnevik

The Look: Amped-up (eyes AND lips) 1800s English Rose.
Created by: Lord & Berry.
The Icons: Catherine Wellesley Duchess of Wellington.

The guide for this hair style can be found here, where was previously shown during last week's 5 Minute Hair series.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Knee High

Nasty Gal cape blazer, Shein* lace crop top, Topshop 'Joni' jeans, Proenza Schouler* knee high boots, Guess bag, MMM x H&M 'Keyring' bracelet, Emporio Armani watch.
Keep finding myself running around from place to place and forgetting that it is actually winter, but the cold is always around when coming back to Kent. These boots first made an appearance in my wardrobe during Paris Fashion Week and I haven't looked back since. I am all about wearing a good boot throughout the year, but my heart practically skips a beat as soon as there is a slight breeze. These boots are on the pricier side but are definitely worth the splurge when you can trust a brand's craftsmanship, and that they will last for years. When you're always on the move, it can be hard to take some time to yourself an just shop, so for the last couple of years I have relied on online brands to bring me the latest trends- one of next season's most prevalent being a statement sleeve. As someone who lives in chiffon blouses and Joni jeans, I was really excited to receive this lace blouse in a Shein parcel, as it can easily be dressed up or down, and goes with absolutely anything.

If you've yet to check out my Jenny Packham inspired 5 Minute hair tutorial, click through above, or simply click here.


A Week of 5 Minute Hair: Jenny Packham

The Look: Off-the-Tour-Bus.
Created by: Kevin Ryan.
The Icons: "The clothes were so beautiful, we didn’t want the hair to overshadow the glitz of the line. Instead, the look reflected the rock and roll girl who just got off of her tour bus; the hair is lived in, beat up, but beautiful.”- said Ryan of the look.

Prep hair with a mixture of sea-salt spray and heat protective spray, then give off some serious Saturday Night vibes with 6-8 braids. Seal the braids with some straighteners and wait for hair to cool. Then finish by brushing hair out for a 'lived in' look.

Lace blouse worn throughout is part of a c/o Shein* collaboration.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A Week of 5 Minute Hair: BCBG

The Look: The Hair Tuck
Created by: Orlando Pita at TRESemmé.
The Icons: BCBG, Street Style Bloggers, and the girl who introduced it to them: Olivia Palermo.

Some of these season's Hair Tuck pioneers have been BCBGBurberry ProrsumCharlotte RonsonEdunHouse of Holland, and Temperley. This effortless style is pretty self explanatory, and unlike most coveted hairstyles, it can actually be done at home. Suiting every face shape, hair texture, and length, the Hair Tuck is Winter's most versatile trend and can be worn under any layer. A little tip for shorter hair is to tie hair up in a loose low pony in order to prevent too much hair from coming loose. (As seen at Michael Kors.)
BCBG source: Primped
Burberry source: Grazia Daily
Charlotte Ronson source: Fashionising
Edun source: VelvetRunway
House of Holland source: Creative Head Mag
Temperley source: Temperley London

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Coming Soon: Three Floor Resort 16 to Harvey Nichols

(Photo Credit: Three Floor and The Wolves)
The Resort 16 Collection will be available at Harvey Nichols on November 18th.

A Week of 5 Minute Hair: Carolina Herrera

Products used: L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser Extraordinary Gloss Spray*H&M leather cuff (used as hair band).
The Look: Out of the Water.
Created by: Orlando Pita at TRESemmé.

Prep hair with some pearlescent gloss spray by L'Oreal, and gather hair together in a low pony.
Wrap a strip of leather and wrap it around the fastening. Orlando Pita used a metallic strip, but an embellished leather cuff like the one I used from H&M, can be wrapped around hair twice and have the same effect.

© ANA MADDOCK. All rights reserved.