#CHARITYSHOPBOP : In with purple and pink - Runway edition

Sunday, 26 March 2017

London Fashion Week seems like a life-time ago in the fast paced world of fashion, but shift your minds back to a few weeks ago. We saw A/W17 showcase some beautiful looks down the catwalk with a lot of focus on red, cheetah print, leather but suprisingly, purples and pinks. 
At Charity Fashion Live they covered the event instantaneously, recreating the runway looks from pieces discovered in a Charity Shop. Channeling designers inspiration from different shows, their looks were inspired by Molly Goodard and Ryan Lo, as seen above, but also Henry Holland and Jasper Conran. 
Streaming their fashion show seemed more exciting than the runways, they had a style but what they did with it was their choice!

I decided to adapt Charity Fashion Lives approach to Fashion Week, taking inspiration from their re-created looks and adding my only Lucy Jane twist!
 I raided the local charity shops and picked up all these pieces that were under £5 each, such a bargain!
 Being inspired mainly by colour and texture, the snake-skin shirt replicated Ryan Lo's bold prints. His designs use a variety of prints along with contrasting colour. Molly Goodard adapted simple structures, with a basic shaped top along with wide leg pants. This 'anti-structure' silhouette is one I adore with loosing fitting trousers being a must in my wardrobe! 

The colour palette of pink and purple was the main stem of my idea. I put together a range of pieces replicating both silhouette and colour. My favourite piece has to be my £5 fluffy pink jacket, it's so snuggly, bright and better than any high street find! 
I think this look is bright, bold and fun!
As purples and pinks are colours I usually sway away from, taking inspiration from Charity Fashion Live and experimenting with clothes by buying in Charity Shops allows me to try the weirdest most wonderful looks!

 I urge you all to
1. Head on over to http://www.charityfashionlive.com  to check out their amazing show!
2. Consider sustainability when buying off the high street 
and 3...

Lucy Jane 

Those red roses

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Spring is almost 'sprung' yet I can't veer myself away from wanting to wear the classic winter tones of red, black and white. I think there is something about red that I truly love, I found a journal entry from a few months back where I wrote about my favourite colour, have a read...

' A strength and power to the feminine culture, stereotyped as a masculine colour at birth, I think red embodies strong, determined women. 
It is also a happy colour that reminds me of my holidays, my favourite red two piece always comes to mind.
It is the perfect tone to match my auburn/brown/ginger combination hair that makes my eyes completely pop.
Red is power'

With spring usually comes a flood of pastel colours but just keeping looking at those red roses...

Lucy Jane

70s Suede

Saturday, 11 March 2017

I can't tell whether the over-sized glasses look is a good thing on me anymore or not? Part of me thinks I look like a sophisticated, vintage woman whilst the other half thinks I look like a fly, with bug eyes.
It is a look I suppose...

70s suede, something which was in EVERY single shop around 2 years ago and we really couldn't get enough of it. We saw it in the form of jackets, skirts and even shoes, but where exactly did it go? I found this vintage jacket back in 2015 and feel the neglected trend led me to neglect this.

'Trends' are something I'm trying to push away from, of course subconsciously we are all inspired by trending things but to lead a life based upon them doesn't feel right to me. I am a creative person, I take inspiration from so much around me it is hard for me to define when I'm following a 'trend'. There is nothing to say do not follow trends as they play a key role in society which I find really interesting. The knock on effect of something 'trending' is so weird for me to comprehend, a large number of people suddenly obsessing over the same thing. 
Pushing away from whats 'trending' in society and thinking about whats 'trending' in you is important.  Making yourself happy and fulfilled should be number 1 priority, listen to your own voice first.

Lucy Jane


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