Patchwork Denim Shirts | Real vs Steal: Isabel Marant vs Lee Jeans

Somewhere between browsing street style photos and runway shots on ELLE.com, I came across a feature on 100 picks from the High Street for Spring/Summer 2013. One thing that caught my eye was this: When was the last time you saw a patchwork denim shirt? These were (something of ) a hit in 2011, and […]

Update: Monochrome Stripes | Marc Jacobs vs Marks & Spencer

If you’ve read my previous post on the monochrome trend, you’ll recognise the photograph below from the main header: I found a dupe for the suit featured in the main image, and now, heres a dupe for the dress – from Marks & Spencer no less! Credit for finding this actually goes to The Daily […]

Real vs Steal | Acne Lia vs H&M

Yes, its Acne again! And this time it’s about one of my favourite things: Acne’s cable knit mint green sweater. If Forbes made a list of The It Items of 2012, this would be on it. Bloggers wore it/wanted it, it was photographed ad infinitum and people went mad for it. It’s not hard to see […]

Monochrome Stripes

My previous post on the Isabel Marant trend seemed to go down well, so I’m continuing the theme with a post on another hit trend this season: monochrome + stripes. Stripes are one of my favourite trends – always a classic and there are so many ways of wearing them. The header image uses looks […]

An Embellished, Embroidered, Floral-print Bohemian Rhapsody

A what? So I started off trying to think of a name that encapsulates the looks seen on the Isabel Marant Spring 2013 runway. (Rhapsody has no relevance, just seems to follow from “Bohemian”.) And ended up with that title. (You can check out the photos of the collection here – tell me if you […]

Real vs Steal | Acne Pistol Boots

Acne fans (the brand), just a very short post for you. I myself am not such a fan of the Pistol boots (I prefer the Star boots), but I noticed a similar looking pair of boots in Topshop (the style name is “Apollo”) and thought I’d share them here Not bad right? Now, if anyone […]

Update: Real vs Steal | Equipment vs Forever 21

When I was searching for a link to the Forever21 shirt featured in my previous post, look what I came across on the website! Copyright infringement, hello! With the white collar, and the spacing of the stripes, this shirt looks JUST LIKE the Equipment shirt! On a mission to buy this today 🙂 Manon

Real vs Steal | Equipment vs Forever 21

First it was yellow, then simple brown paper, and then, bright pink. What am I talking about? The ubiquitous bags of Oxford Street of course: Selfridges, Primark and Forever 21. Selfridges, is synonymous with luxury, Primark with cheap fashion. But Forever 21? Before its opening a year or so ago, I had never heard of […]