Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Event: Cotton On Christmas

The seasons start to change as the sun rises earlier each morning. The sun’s heat starts to simmer, and little by little, we greet a cold and long winter. Summer is almost here. Or so Cotton On proved loud and clear.

On the 26th September, I had the privilege to attend Cotton On’s Christmas preview, and believe me, there are a lot of nifty things to look forward to. The morning of the event, I woke up anxious, excited, and a little bit ill. But I was determined to get to the event and act like a boss – I am 18 after all.

The event started at 8 in the morning at the gorgeous V&A Waterfront. I repeat, 8 AM. With my wide-rimmed hat and Aldo heels, I was the first to arrive, at 10 to 8, at the #CottonOnGroupXmasPreview, which left me a bit awkward. With that said, the event was a ball! Think goodie bags, delicious croissants, coffee and fruit, a room full of fashionistas, and of course, clothes. 

Along with my trusty Nikon, I snapped what I could and indulged in the excitement of a new season. 

Firstly, all the ladies have some stunner swimwear and active wear to look forward to. My favorite was the high-waisted fern bikini. It’s a monochromatic-colored two-piece that will soon be a showpiece in my closet! Cotton On designed bikinis for the sportier type as well, in a beautiful sea foam color that’ll stay trendy all summer long.

The slip-on skate sneaker is a trend I’ve noticed across the world, and we need to adopt it! Along with this new arrival, Cotton On tapped into the more feminine side with a new range of heels and boy, they’re perf for a tropical seaside vacation.
My absolute favorite shirt was the Ramones crop top. It’s probably because I used to be a rock-goddess in my previous life. They have a huge, Rita Ora inspired dress range coming in, as well as the some awesome printed tees, shorts, caps – every girl needs to sport one – and towels for a bronzing sun-tanning session with them girls. Let’s not forget the boys though – you need to be on the look out for a palette of tribal prints, gradients of blue, and a huge variety of flat caps. And, since it’s a festive season, Typo introduced a wide variety of Christmas gifts for every shape and size! They’ve got you covered from your sister, to your great aunt you see once every few years.

Overall, I think Cotton On is not something to skip when venturing on a shopping trip. The event was tasteful, tasty, and surprising! At the end, we got to submit five “wishes” that we’d receive close to Christmas time, depending on if we’re naughty, or nice. All I’m saying is that the bikini screamed my name. Wink wink.

Yep this is mine, now look away.

OKAY, so the following are some of my favourite product images. take a look!

Saturday, 20 September 2014


The coolest of the cool arrived on Britain's sea shores.

Apart from New York, London, and now, Milan fashion week, who so dreadfully forgot to assure an invitation for yours truly, TOPSHOP showcased a divine collection of faded glamour at the British seaside.

The show took place about a week ago on the 14th September - at that stage, I've been eighteen for about 5 days, which I find pretty damn awesome - at the TOPSHOP show space in London. In this collection you'll see stripes, and a lot of them, monochromatic colours, clean and bold colours and shapes, and the perfect combination of girly girl meets tomboy chic. 

This is truly a ready-to-wear from the runway to the streets. Each piece can be dressed up or down. Overall, the collection in simply chic and a shadow of the TOPSHOP brand itself.  Without further ado, behold the visual description that is TOPSHOP.

I'd steal this outfit.
It's Alexa Chung you guys.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cotton On sets sale for September

Spring has sprung. The season's change leaves us breathless with its blossoming beauty. As we take it all in, Cotton On will be there, ready to dress us as personifications of spring. 

Spring is known for the season of florals and light colours, and that's exactly what Cotton On accentuates this season. From now on, ladies have a range of femininely tailored pieces to choose from. Pastels, florals, dresses and playsuits; it's a season of lightheartedness and joyous moments. Regular shorts and crops and pigment tees will be the perfect companion for a romantic milieu in the midst of amorous Spring sun. 

Mens wear also seems to impress. BOYS, the sport luxe trend is the trend to try this season, but, with a new twist. Cotton On will be introducing you to tribal and primitive print accents, so that you're ready to rock the shorts off a badly dressed being. Keep your eyes on the lookout for a few statement and useful pieces - well, that's what's Cotton On known for.

Spring is a season of transformation and progression. A mid-season per say. Enjoy it as we anxiously wait for Summer's blazing heat. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Oh.My.Word (T-Z)

And with that we have finally reached the end of our Oh.My.Word posts, sad, we know. It's been one educational journey we know you couldn't get enough of. So, without further ado, here is the 4th and final Oh.My.Word installment. You kids go on and pass Fashionography with flying colours. Failing is so passè.

  • Tank top - Possibly everyone's wardrobe staple. A tank top. Tank tops can be a loose or tight fit. Worn by men and women.
  • Tapered leg - Pant legs that become progressively narrower toward the ankle. Tapered Leg has a relaxed fit through the thigh and knee and tapered from the knee to the ankle. Ultra chic. 
  • Tankini - As a bathing suit combining a tank top, and a bikini bottom. But who needs tankinis when you could just tan in your birthday suit. 
  • Tea length - A dress or gown that extends to the end of the shin.The kind of dress you'd wear at a tea party. Duh.
  • Thong - Freedom. 
  • Tres chic - Very very fashionable.
  • Trench coat - A double-breasted, loose belted knee-length raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton drill or poplin. 
  •  Turtle Neck - A high, close fitting, turnover collar used especially for sweaters. It actually looks like a turtle's neck. 

  • U-Shaped neckline -  A deeply scooped neckline shaped like letter "U", where it derived its name or shaped like horse shoe.  
  • Unitard - No, it's not a retarded unicorn. It's a close-fitting, one-piece garment for the torso, legs, and feet, and often for the arms. Kind of like a sexy onesie.

  • VelvetVelvet is a soft pile fabric often used for luxury goods. This rich cloth can be hard to care for. It literally feels like love.
  • Vintage - Garments originating in, or whose design is inspired by, a previous era. Garments originating in, or whose design is inspired by, a previous era.  
  • Vogue -  The fashion bible. Life. Also french for "trendy" - That's so en vogue..


  • Waistcoat - A sleeveless, upper-body garment cut at waist level with a vertical, button-fastened front opening worn over a dress shirt and underneath a suit jacket of a three-piece suit. Unless your guy's a pimp don't encourage him to wear it as part of a three-piece suit.
  • Wedge Heel - A heel where the space under the foot is filled in, giving the appearance of a triangle “wedge” under the arch and heel of the foot when viewed from the side; not to be confused with the “platform heel” which refers to a thickened sole under the ball of the foot, although the two often appear together. The best alternative for stilettos.
  • Welt pockets - A welt pocket is a small, flat pocket commonly found on the breast of men's suit jackets. It's a 'hidden' pocket, you can also find it on pants or any garment for that matter.
      X-ray Fabrics - Sheer fabrics with a translucent effect. 
  •  Yonke - Definition: The part of the garment around the neckline on the front and the back. 
  •  Zori Definition: A Japanese sandals.

 Well this has been a blast. Bye bye sweeties, go on with your smart selves. 

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