Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Website of the Week: Monki

As a dedicated bargain hunter, I am always on the lookout for new websites, particularly those selling unusual items for low prices! So, I was more than enthused when, while looking for fur mittens for my last post, I stumbled across Monki. Monki, who describe their stores as being "walk-in closets filled with treasures!" is a quirky little site with lots of fab (and most importantly affordable) items for sale. They have stores all over the world (including Denmark, Germany, and China to name a few) and for all the lucky Londoners out there (myself included!), currently their only UK store is in Carnaby Street.

After having a browse of their website, here's my wishlist of goodies my heart desires!...

My Monki Wishlist

1. Dotte Skirt - £12 / 2. Monika Scarf - £5 / 3. Blair Skirt - £5 / 4. Ella Dress - £8 / Karin Tee - £12 / 6. Alana Belt - £3

I, for one, will be hot-footing it down to their store ASAP! 
Have you ever shopped at Monki? What do you think? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

From Catwalk to High Street: Alexander Wang Fall 2013

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One thing about fashion that I always find confusing is how to connect fashion seasons to weather seasons. As lovely as it would be to wear some of the fab items that graced the catwalks of spring/summer 2013 catwalks last year (many of which are beginning to trickle into the shops), right now it’s just not practical! Of course you can layer up and adapt the outfits to the current climate but why do that when you can just pick a fashion season, which matches the weather?

Yesterday, designer-of-the-moment Alexander Wang revealed his ready to wear Fall 2013 line in New York. His designs were full of lush furs (loving the mittens!), comfy wools, zip-embellished leather and oversized outerwear - all things totally weather appropriate for now. I literally could imagine wearing his collection everywhere; it was so practical and yet so chic! So, inspired by Mr Wang’s fabulous set, I’ve put together a wearable high-street interpretation for you! Enjoy!

Inspired by Wang...

What do you thing of Alexander Wang's collection? Do you think you could you wear it now? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

All Weather Item of the Week - Mango Elephant Necklace

My sincerest apologies for my severe lack of posting lately, things have been soooo crazy with me starting my internship and stuff. But I am back with my item of the week, a fab little necklace I got for a bargain in the Mango sale!

In line with my New Year Style resolution of keeping my accessories bold, this steal is definitely that and yet it is subtle at the same time. 2013 has not killed my obsession with all things animal and adding a new little friend to my already blossoming zoo was definitely a joyful occasion! Versatile enough to rock with a wooly jumper for a cute winter look for glam it up with in a black and gold cocktail combination, this little guy will definitely become your new best friend!

Mango - £5.99
(Sold out online but may still be available in store) 
Mango currently have quite a few quirky animal necklaces in the sale so its definitely worth taking a look! 

Are you into animal inspired statement jewellery? Get any steals in the sales? Let me know!!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx