Showing newest 8 of 11 posts from November 2010. Show older posts
Showing newest 8 of 11 posts from November 2010. Show older posts

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My-Wardrobe Spring/Summer '11 Press Day: Part 1

My-Wardrobe is undoubtedly one of my favourite online retailers and having worked with them in the past I was lucky enough to take a sneak peak at all the lovely pieces that will be filling their site next season.

Starting off our very thorough tour in the women's department, I was first shown one of My-Wardrobe's many My-Exclusives for S/S '11.

In my view, one of the most attractive qualities of My-Wardrobe, and one that sets it apart from other online retailers, is the wide range of world and UK exclusives. I really can't fault the buying team when is comes to their ability to secure interesting and unique pieces that offer customers a real feel of exclusivity.

One exclusive being offered up for next season comes in the form of the Ian R.N collection, designed by Rozae Nichols. The collection offers a range of luxe yet relaxed pieces with a distinctive sportswear influence. I'm seriously considering nabbing this piece for myself!

It may not be a new addition, but another brand I'm really excited about is Equipment. For those of you who don't know, Equipment is the uber cool shirt brand owned by none of than Carine Roitfeld's partner Christian Restoin! The brand is a simple, yet effortlessly stylish one; the same perfectly cut shirt in a multitude of different colourways and prints.

The colourways for next season, I LOVE the snakeskin print!

Another brand remaining strong for next season is one of my personal favourites, Joseph.

Effortlessly stylish with impeccable details it's hard to find a reason not to love Joseph.

 My favourite piece from the selection, this shirt combines one of the seasons hottest trends, sheer, with beautiful fabric and a superior cut.

I also caught a glimpse of some very cool yet very affordable shoes which were a hit with both myself and Alex.

Upstairs in the designer room, we were treated to the visual delights of Moschino, Missoni and Halston Heritage to name but as few.

I loved the embellishment on this dress by Moschino.

Some of the amazing pieces of statement jewellery.


With a complete site re-vamp and 'season sepefic' sections (Christmas and holiday shop) all in the works, as well as more great exclusives and the strengthening of previous brands, the only way appears to be up for My-Wardrobe. I can't wait to see the new site and next season's pieces in all their glory!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2 - Menswear!


Monday, 29 November 2010

Urban Outfitters Spring/Summer '11 Press Day

Wednesday was a day of press days, prawns and Pinot for myself and the fabulous Alex of Having been running late (yes, there's a surprise) and already received a enquiring message from an unsurprisingly icicle like Alex, I finally arrived at our meeting point outside Urban Outfitters Oxford Street store.

Hosting the press day in store, Urban Outfitters presented press with the opportunity to envisage exactly how the collection will sit in store; alongside the decor, soundtrack and minor touches that really define the company's ethos.

As they always do, Urban Outfitters presented a range that is unlike any other available on the high street. Encompassing much loved labels such as Cheap Monday and YMC, an endless list of cool and quirky brands and their own Urban Renewal range, Urban Outfitters really does offer something unique in a market swamped with choice.

A bag from one of my favourite jean brands, Cheap Monday, alongside some of the retro toys available in store.

Some Cheap Monday for the girls.

A glimpse of what's in store from YMC next season.

Yet again, the Urban Renewal range is really strong for next season, offering cool retro looks that fit perfectly with modern style.

Women's accessories was another section that proved to be particularly strong, including some AMAZING headdresses from Bitching and Junkfood and THE shoes we all drooled over at Felder Felder last Fashion Week.


Not only were we treated to a feast of visual delights, but we also had the opportunity to sample some culinary delights in the form of delicate and beautifully presented miniature rolls.

The temptation was strong but myself and Alex both resisted as we headed off to our pre-planned lunch at YO! Sushi, happily content that Urban Outfitter will definitely be a top destination for Spring/Summer 11...

Catch y'all around...

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Shudda Went On Britain's Got Talent NOT X-Factorrrrr....

After a bit of a moral dilemma over whether or not to actually post this blog (as the subject of my blog is NOT intended to be bitchiness) I decided it was just to funny not to share. [EXPLICIT NATURE, TURN YOUR SPEAKERS DOWN].

'The only person I actually do respect from all the ****ing little judges, is ****ing Dannii Minogue and I don't even like 'er that much'

'She shudda went on Britain's Got Talent NOT X-FAC-TORRRR'

'How dare they mate, how absolutely dare they'

'I need to sensuuuuu myself right now' (No, I don't know what this means either).

This isn't his funniest video but the one I found was related to a brand and so I chose not to blog it.

What I'm trying to work out is: 'Is this the new, chavier version of Chris Croker?'

Liiiiike Laterssss...

Friday, 26 November 2010

Ch, Ch, Ch Changes

Whilst I will admit I'm not always the most observant of people when I'm not looking at clothes, it definitely doesn't take a genius to notice a few things may have changed at FYI Blog since your last visit.

Firstly, after some ummming and ahhhing over whether to change FYI's domain name, I finally decided to take the leap and purchase a domain of my very own. Therefore, you can now find me at (but don't fret if you don't remember it straight away, blogger will redirect you from the old address). You can now also conatct me at

Today also sees the official launch of FYI's Facebook page in all it's glory. All you need to do to like FYI is investigate the little Facebook box in the column to your right and you'll be kept up to date with all the latest posts, videos, pictures and updates!

Lastly, but perhaps most obviously, last week I changed the background image to a shot of my lovely (and not at all heavily featured) friend Nia from a shoot I did a few weeks back. Out of all the images I shot that day, this was definitely my favourite by far.

The background was constructed from individually scrunched and pinned magazine pages and  took rather some time to complete!

So, all in all, I really hope you like the changes and as ever you can always get in touch via Email at, Twitter and now Facebook.

Au Revior

Callum Meets Clyde...

I may not be the next David Bailey or Richard Avedon but every now and then I am partial to taking the odd photograph or two. Having been given the task of recreating an iconic image as part of a project I'm working on, I stumbled across a shot from Richard Avedon's book 'The American West'. Having got the shot I needed on an old medium format camera, I decided to bring out the digital and play around with the concept of nature and animals as jewellery. Enter Callum and Clyde.....

Despite being half way through shedding, Clyde was very well behaved a didn't seem to mind being photographed in the slightest. You heard it here first people, snakes are soooooo the new statement.


Monday, 22 November 2010

Harry Potter and the Autumn Winter Cape Trend

As I'm sure many of you are aware, last Friday saw the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One. Now, call me a nerd if you wish, but I'm sure we all secretly love watching a bit of wand action from time to time and so I merrily skipped down to my local cinema to catch a glimpse of the latest from the wizarding world.

Whilst I'm sure you would all love for me to go into glorious detail about the film, I've decided to save you the pleasure and take a distinctively more fashion orientated stance. So, without further ado, here is my pick of this seasons capes.

Capes have been seen everywhere from Hogwarts to Catwalks (including Celine, Kenzo, YSL and Vivienne Westwood) and it's a trend I'm really loving this season. I don't know what it is about capes but they have this confident allure of power about them which I really admire.

Debit Card:

 Asos £50

Topshop £95

Credit Card:

Buona sera...

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Boy and Bag, United at Last

Some of you may remember that, back at the end of August, I blogged about the world of Marc B bags - a range of gorgeous bags with price tags that wouldn't break the bank. Well, after the wonderful people over at Marc B discovered by small obsession admiration for the Sophia, they were kind enough to let me get my hands on one by sending me a Sophia of my very own!

The satchel is without a doubt THE bag style of the season and the Marc B Sophia is definitely one of the best I've spotted. Available in both black and camel, the bag features an ostrich effect front panel, handle and buckle straps, a detail I feel really adds character to the style and offers something different to the conventional all over leather.

On the inside, the Sophia has two large compartments with a separating zip compartment, one small zip compartment, two small pockets (including one for a mobile) and a large front pocket. So, put simply, it has more than enough room for all your daily amenities.

I couldn't  mention Marc B without mentioning their cute heart shaped logo, a standard feature on all of their women's bags. Not only is this little detail extremely cute, but I recently discovered it's also very practical, functioning perfectly as a miniature mirror!

Practical and stylish with great details, at £45 you would be hard pushed to go wrong with the Marc B Sophia. Thank you to the lovely people at Marc B for uniting us!


The full collection of Marc B Bags is avalible from their online store HERE.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Ashley Marc Hovelle - 'I'm Bad'

As some of you may remember, I paid a visit to the lovely Garment Quarter (which, FYI, has just launched online) the other week and, amongst all the very friendly people in attendance, I met Designer Ashley Marc Hovelle.

Now it's not often you get to talk through a designer's collection with them (unless, of course, you're HRH Anna Wintour) and so it was a pleasure to meet Ashley and discuss his range of pretty dam cool T-Shirts.

Ashley Marc Hovelle, Myself and Dan

Having already been stocked in Topman Oxford Circus, AMH will soon be available at fashion Mecca Harvey Nichols. But what makes this brand so good? Well, quite simply, 'It''s Bad'.

 Launching shortly after the death of music legend Michael Jackson, Ashley wanted to create a T-Shirt that paid homage to Jackson's genius, demanded respect and invoked all the connotation of being 'bad'. Thus, the 'I'm Bad' T-Shirt was born and AMH began taking Ibiza by storm, as well as being seen on the backs of celebrities including Mark Ronson and The Kaiser Chiefs.

Before long, the brand expanded and became what it is today; a collection of attention grabbing T-shirts and jumpers that are guaranteed to get you noticed.

And my personal favourite....

The Collection also has a great price point with T Shirts between £30 and £35 and jumpers between £45 and £50. All available from Ashley Marc Hovelle Online Store with selected designs available in-store at Topman Oxford Circus, Garment Quarter and (soon) Harvey Nichols.
I'm off...

Top image: Courtesy of Garment Quarter
All other images: Ashley Marc Hovelle

For a full range of stockists click HERE.
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