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Cara Delevingne for Topshop A/W 2014

 Cara Delevingne is definitely the campaign girl this season, she has been featured in campaigns for Mulberry. Pepe Jeans, Balmain, Mulberry, Chanel and now Topshop. Topshop's collection is a reflection of Cara's personal style, with a focus on modern tailoring. It's sophisticated and effortlessly cool. The campaign video is like a London girl's Alice and Wonderland which basically describes Cara life

A/W Couture Faves 2014

I was on my holidays during the couture shows so Ive decided to write a post about my favourite pieces
My favorite piece is Giambattista Valli's pyjama top dress with the enormous dip dyed feathered skirts. I love the fifties inspired styling and the play between casual and couture. The floral pieces are so beautiful and a lot more feminine than I expected from this collection
Dior's collection is modern meets historical, the 18th century design of the panniered dress is restructured to create a more modern silhouette that gives the design a lighter feel. The neckline, zip detailing and length of the gown accentuate the feeling of modernity. Raf Simons explains that "the challenge was to bring this attitude of a contemporary reality to something historical bringing easiness to something that could be perceived as theatrical."
Chanel was also inspired by the 18th century by contrasting elaborate embroidery with urchin girl chopped haircuts. The tweed blazers and boyish shorts gives the collection a tougher edge. I read that some of the pieces were even decorated with mini concrete tiles. I think the flip flops are a nice play on last seasons couture trainers. 
It was difficult to pick a favourite dress from Elie Saab's collection because each is elaborate as the next but I couldn't pass on the jewel encrusted princess gown/wedding dress
I love the sheer structured beauty of Ralph and Russo's collection. The slick backed hair and black lipstick gives the traditional couture dress an element of modernity
The silhouettes and structured bodices of Ulyana Sergeenko remind me of WonderWoman's bodysuit which is very very cool
Giorgio Armani Prive dress that reminds me of something Strawberry Switchblade would wear
Who knew biker jackets looked so cool over floor length silk dresses?... Azzaro I guess
Return of the Maison Martin Margiela mask now featuring beautiful silks and an amazing mesh maxi skirt that reminds me of something I had in the nineties
Vionnet's re-imagining of structure, design and the very idea of the couture dress


white lace panel top - topshop
feather clip - topshop
shorts - pull and bear
heels - the collection at debenhams

My summer festival inspired outfit complete with feathers and ribbons. I got these wedges in Debanhams on Friday. I also got this really cool bag from River Island for my birthday, its not till another month but I get to use it now :P I also bought Nylon magazine. It is a music issue with interviews from Haim, Lily Allen, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Lykke Li, The Kills and The Horrors
black cross body bag from River Island
Diesel Green eau de toilette, it smells like nature and came with a cotton plant that you can grow yourself but sadly mine didnt make it :( It has a little pin in it like a grenade which isn't very peace and love hmm...
 July's issue of Nylon
 perfect hair and style by eric and lani, check out their lookbook its so pretty
 sunglasses by Karen Walker and jewels by Mawi
 Bardot illustration by Malin Bergstrom
 hair appreciation
 Valentino dress
 interview with Alison Mosshart of the Kills
summer culture guide


pictures from my trip to Blackpool last week...
Blackpool beach
 cutie being cute at the pier
Dr Pepper :) hehe
 the beach in the evening
a giant disco ball
bowling :)
view from Blackpool tower
Pleasure Beach amusement park
amazing clouds from my airplane window

I had an amazing time in Blackpool and I miss it so much. I went to the Tower, Pleasure Beach, the waterpark, Ripleys, the piers and a lot of arcades. I bought a disposable camera and took some pictures at the pier and pleasure beach...

The Deep End Club

The Deep End Club is a pop up shop owned by Tennessee Thomas, previously the drummer for The Like. Tennessee calls the store her clubhouse as she uses it to hold happenings and collaborations. In the spirit of Andy Warhol's factory it's more a place for the cool kids of New York to hang out...
Z Berg
Alexa Chung as a smoking nun
illustrator Cali Sales
artist Alia Penner

The Deep End Club hosts after parties, art and crafts events and freak outs in an effort to revive sixties bohemianism. It also sells designs by Andrea Diodati whose dresses are as sugary sweet as her instagram, queen of prints Orla Kiely, surrealist accessory maker Welcome Companions, close friend Samantha Pleet and mother and daughter designing duo Toujours Toi &Family Affairs

Feminist event Gal Friday featuring tunes by Tennessee Thomas, makeup by Kristin Gallegos and clothing by The Loved One
Dress from the Family Affairs collection Coconut Vision
flower crown making
fashion event with Samantha Pleet
Sweater by Orla Kiely featuring Twiggy and The Deep End Club tote bag

all photos can be found on Tennessee Thomas instagram

The Deep End Club is located on 156 1st Ave, New York and is open from 1pm to 7pm