Saturday 31 October 2015

AW15 Trend Report - The Coats of the Season

Farfetch is a global community of over 300 independent fashion boutiques from Paris to New York to Milan, united in one e-commerce website for your ease of access.

It is a website dedicated to supporting independent fashion and promoting the cultural diversity which comes from catering to each buyer's different vision.

I was recently contacted by Farfetch and was asked if I'd like to feature their latest AW trend report, all about statement coats. Personally I absolutely adored the graphic and wanted to share it with you guys, to give you a bit of inspiration to go for a more outgoing style of coat this season and incorporate both style and practicality.

I'm aware that many of the brands featured may be outside of some budgets, and although a statement coat is a fantastic investment to last you years, many alternatives can be found in similar styles. My favourite brands for coats include Missguided, Zara, Topshop & Uniqlo, ranging from good-quality basics to bold, eye-catching affairs.

My personal favourite coat trend is "The English Lady" as they are classic styles which can be worn year in, year out. If you go for a neutral colour such as black or grey, it can be layered over almost every outfit, making it practical for the winter and also worth investing in as you'll get a lot of wear out of it.

Another of my favourite coat styles is the classic trench. It transforms any outfit to look instantly slightly Parisian, and adds an edge of class and sophistication. I like to wear a trench over black skinny jeans, a plain white tee and a pair of black court heels, and then apply a coat of red lipstick before leaving the house for a pop of colour.

Fur coats and gilets have been really popular already this season, and I expect to see a lot more of them as the months go on. Personally I love light coloured faux fur, such as white, cream and baby pink. I'd stay away from the darker colours as I'd hate people to think I'd wear real fur!

I hope you've enjoyed this slightly different post for Joie de Jodie, I've really enjoyed writing it and looking in more detail at the trend forecast for the season (something I'd love to go into in the future!) Leave a comment below telling me which trend featured in this graphic is your favourite!

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Saturday 24 October 2015

5 Affordable Face Masks for Acne/Blemish-Prone Skin

Having skin prone to blemishes can be such a pain, and when you break out all you want is a quick-fix to make it go away! Obviously there is no magic solution to make all of your imperfections disappear, but I find that relaxing and putting on a face mask often calms my skin down and makes any spots less irritated. There are some hugely popular high-end brands which make face masks for blemish-prone skin, GlamGlow being an amazing one, but if you're not willing to fork out a lot of cash for a rare breakout then there are some cheaper ones which do the job just as well.

Saturday 17 October 2015

How much is my make-up collection worth?

Recently I've been trying to "shop my collection" when it comes to make-up and stop myself from buying new things when I already have drawers full of products. I was wondering how much exactly I have spent on make-up, and decided to total up everything I have currently (the results are painful!)

Saturday 10 October 2015

Paris Fashion Week SS15

My favourite thing to do during Fashion Week, no matter what city, is to scroll through the Vogue website admiring every aspect of every show - from the models to the location to, obviously, the clothes! I love the way shows tend to have running themes through them, and each piece is a development on the one before, as it makes looking back over the entire show very aesthetically pleasing for a perfectionist like me. The attention to detail which is put in is absolutely immense, and I'd love to be involved with the process one day! I thought I'd pick out some of my favourite looks from my favourite shows of Paris Fashion Week, to give you a taste of what's on the runways at the moment or just for some pretty pictures to look through! Personally, I always take a little bit of inspiration from every show, and although I wouldn't copy a look directly I definitely incorporate some influences into my own style.

 Martin Grant

 Alexander McQueen

Saturday 3 October 2015

September Favourites

September has been incredibly stressful and most of my time has been focused on settling back into my college routine for my final year of sixth-form college and my A2 exams, so blogging has unfortunately not really been a priority for me. I have however managed to find a few products I have been going back to time and time again over the course of the month, so naturally I just had to share them with you guys!