Oasis x Natural History Museum

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When gardens and fashion collide to create refined pieces that are just perfect to dress up in

British fashion label Oasis recently launched a fashion collab with the Natural History Museum (in London). The collection is largely inspired by what the museum exhibits and has elegant styles diversifying with both prints and designs; also, colors such as light blue, white and black interplay with the theme of pretty gardens. My picks of the collection:

NHM Corset Midi Dress
In this pale blue corset dress, a print featuring butterflies flying around artistic flowers in shades such as pink serve as the highlight – really provocative and elegant.

NHM Lace Back Shift Dress
The white dress features lacework at the back and yet the highlight has to be not that simple lace design but really the vibrant garden print featuring flowers in a rage of shades, such as red and blue, which adorns the dress.

NHM Placement Shift Sundress
The sundress is a little bit eccentric-looking because of its boisterous display of a garden scene – ideal to bring out your mad side.

Long NHM Pencil Dress
The black pencil dress boasts a corset top and a print of flowers – bold but sophisticated.

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A New Romance For Ariana Grande

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A new relationship for Ariana Grande? Looks like there is no stopping her on the romantic front

Ariana Grande seems to have had experienced the toughest of times recently – a (terrorist) bombing at her concert in Manchester and what appeared to be a bitter breakup of a two-year long relationship that Ariana had had with music artist Mac Miller (his albums include: Blue Slide Park and Watching Movies with the Sound Off). But everything looks to be heading towards a more happy environment for the American star because of her (rumoured) new relationship with Pete Davidson, who is an actor and also a comedian at Saturday Night Live.

Ariana and Pete have known each other for quite some time now but it wasn’t until recently that the couple were apparently spotted behind the scenes at the just gone Billboard Music Awards getting comfortably romantic with each other; not only that, Grande and Davidson also seem to be going overboard with their displays of affection towards each other on the commenting-front over at Instagram. If all goes swell, then I think Ariana’s new romance will really set the tone for her repertoire of personal stories in the future; also, a pair of sunglasses should really be made ready to actually hide your face from a public type of romance like that, alone.

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Dsquared2 Resort 2019

The womenswear presentation by Dsquared2, as part of their collection for Resort 2019, had the air of a juvenile delinquent which was what the founders of the Canadian label were a little bit of in their younger days. Personal and attractive-looking, the collection went from strength to strength with everything it had to display, the nature of which was amusingly lacking of diversity but still making it up with traditionality.

The two’s ideas of fashion at times seemed kindled by clothes that traditionally only members of the armed forces would wear and also daywear that looked like it really could also be worn to glam evenings. Some of the colors explored were red, white, olive drab and black, as chiffon, poplin, wool, lace, leather and mesh mixed with minimalist designs which were mostly meant for people who are able to showcase the true impact of attractive grit with their characters.

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Appealing Satchels

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When satchels turn to color to look memorably beautiful

The nerdy vibe attached to a satchel isn’t always correct because carrying a satchel around doesn’t necessarily mean that you must be of a studious mind frame. It can also mean that you are hip because you like to work really hard at your obsessions which can be any subject in the world really and the latest designs do an excellent job in helping with portraying just that.

Magnetic Mini Satchel in Leather – Light Lilac, Matte Indian Yellow & Chalk at The Cambridge Satchel Company
Small and unpretentious, the bag is not meant for storage in spite of its highly functional design, which is what I loved about it the most; the satchel also boasts unique color combinations and is just ideal to carry around whilst you are running between several bus stops.

Aldo Dwydia Satchel at DSW
With its dome shape and boring glimmer, the satchel can elevate any business gathering into an episode of glamour because of the floral embellishments that feature at the front of the handbag.

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Willow Saffiano Flower Applique Satchel Bag at Neiman Marcus
A black satchel featuring appliques (of flowers) and an eyelet-design, the rather simple handbag is sophisticated enough to use during days which are so rushed that any thought involving fashion must be condensed into an entirely trifling task.

Balenciaga Classic City AJ Striped Leather Satchel Bag at Neiman Marcus
Sporting stripes in colors, such as pink and red, the satchel is good for when you feel like being really wild and carrying something around that is just really unconventionally artistic but still interesting in spirit.

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Totes For Spring

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The hottest of tote bags in the greatest of designs

A tote is the perfect cross between a carry all and a handbag. Big and stylish, a tote can take you straight from work into relaxed evenings with ease.

Aspinal of London Marylebone micro crocodile-embossed leather tote purse at Selfridges
Beautifully red and handmade, the tote has an edgy design and can be carried in two ways; it is just the perfect bag for the strong working woman.

Gucci Elton John large leather tote bag at Selfridges
The tote bag from Gucci features the cover for a song by Elton John called ‘Levon’, which was a tribute of sorts to Levon Helm from the Canadian-American music group called The Band; John was a big fan of the rock band’s music – it was this odd marriage of plain music with unwritten lore.

Kenzo Memento II denim tote at Selfridges
The brick red bag features an embroidery of a painting by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai called ‘Under the Wave off Kanagawa’; I liked the simplicity of the tote and the fact that that simplicity is very nicely mixed with art.

Coach Dark Disney poison apple leather tote at Selfridges
The tote bag is a part of Coach’s collab with Disney: it features a glitter print of the poison apple that Snow White bites into and there is an extraordinary amount of details on the inside of the bag (just conceive: jewels, a mini tale of the collab and eyes) – very remarkable.

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Nights Of Rebelling

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How to rebel with fashion on the most traditional of evenings

If you are of the casual frame of mind, then looking fashionable for evenings that always seem to just demand getting suited up and nothing else, will get challenging after sometime because you cannot reinvent the same old blacks and whites too much. It is where getting braver with experimenting within strict codes of fashion comes in; getting rebellious doesn’t always have to mean getting hurt by looking like you just do not fit into a fashionable atmosphere.

Black Slim Suit Jacket at Topman
A black suit for the evening will always bring out your impressive side – it impresses because a suit of that color always reminds why you value work above everything else as a man; this simple black suit jacket featuring three pockets will do that job really finely.

White And Black Trim Collar Long Sleeve Shirt at Topman
A classic white shirt, which has long sleeves and black trims here and there that really steal the show – it is really just ideal for looking sharp for the night.

Feather Bow Tie at Topman
The feathered bow tie is only meant for the daring: featuring a unique combination of colors (red, black and white) and polka dots, wear it to showcase that wearing a suit for you does not mean covering up your fun-loving side at all.

Black Jacquard Skinny Suit Trousers at Topman
This pair of trousers is where you get the most daring for the evening: vibrant and floral-printed, wearing it for the night means sticking to black but doing it entirely your way.

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Sequins For A Night Out

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Sequins and more sequins to create a night to remember

Glamour feels almost incomplete without the presence of sequins; apart from ensuring that an ensemble replete with sequins requires no need for any accessorizing, there is also the fact that the look is easy to put on yourself whenever you have to get dressed for an evening out really, really fast.

Black sequin embellished bralet at River Island
Colorful sequins decorate the strappy crop top as jewels across the deep neckline add some exotic glamour – simply perfect to add diversity to the thought of sequins.

Pink sequin flower mini skirt at River Island
A mini skirt flaunting sequins and 3D flowers – really splendidly feminine and flirty.

Green barely there jewel embellished sandals at River Island
I love the color of this pair of sandals; also, the details on the high heels are nice: glittering jewels and a braided design near the toes means that an overdose of a glamorous edition of femininity is in order.

Green leather fringe pouch clutch bag at River Island
A leather clutch that has splendid green-colored fringes on the front and a ruby-colored back and wrist strap – practical and shallow.

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