Spitalfields Market Find: Festival Specs

November 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

I skipped my usual lazy Sunday routine and headed to Spitalfields market. And just as many times before, I managed to find a few memorable pieces I though might be worth adding to My Fashion Wish List. This blog post is dedicated to the first one of my finds.

Close yours eyes for a second and think back to the last festival you went to. Forget the mud, rain and cold (at least that’s what my last festival was like) and concentrate on remembering the atmosphere. Yes, that hippie-like feeling of freedom and community is exactly what I’m talking about. And apart from peace signs, colours, flowers and tie dyed clothes, one of the most common hippie attributes was a pair of colourful round glasses. Hence it makes perfect sense why these 70’s hippie inspired glasses go under the name Festival Specks. Apart from being a perfect 21st century festival accessory that is!
Yet you don’t have to limit yourself to wearing them to festival outings. In fact thanks to 6 interchangeable colourful lenses that have UV protection and all come packaged neatly in a rubber pouch (£25) you can adapt them to suit a wide range of outfits. And don’t worry, changing the lenses is an easy task, despite them being very secure once they are on! All in all, Festival Specks are definitely a My Fashion Wish List worthy goodie – why not check them out online here? Yes, you don’t have to go to Spitalfields (all my international readers rejoice) to get your hands on a pair!

Versace for H&M: First Hand Report

November 17, 2011 § 2 Comments


There is no better way to judge garments but by experiencing them first hand – touching the material, seeing the intricate details and of course trying it on. That does not mean I am not a very loyal online shopper, but there is nothing like fist hand experience.

As my previous blog post on Versace for H&M was compiled based on online information only I decided it was important to share my first hand experience of the garments after visiting H&M this morning.

First of all let me note that the organisation of the launch in Oxford Street stores and Selfridges was great: wristbands with allotted times of 10 minutes to view the collection and pick your items made sure the horrific shopping experience of overcrowding and stampedes was avoided.

Now to the collection itself: vivid colours, wild prints, tight fitting dresses, leather and studs were the things I expected to see. But what surpasses my expectation is the quality. All the leather goods feel incredible – there is real luxury in all the items. Pelle Borchie leather jacket which made it to my wishlist was better than I expected and the price just did not seem right – it would be hard to find the same quality for the same price anywhere. As for the dresses: Bottoni Oro range fits exactly like any Versace dress would – figure hugging with the right highlighting of curves in all the right places. And another sets of items which I absolutely loved – silk scarves in very colourful Versace prints for just £24.99. A great way to get yourself a piece from the collection if you are on the budget! Plus the colours make it a great choice for grey autumn as it is all you need to add a splash of colour to your outfit.

Needless to say I walked out with more than I expected but do not regret it – great quality and classic design is hard to find for this price.

So to all those who have already experience the collection – I hope you agree with my report. To those that haven’t – run, there won’t be much left after lunch time. And to those who are stuck in the office and have to resort to online shopping – good luck getting through to the website as due to the large number of visitors to avoid crashing it only lets a selected number shop the collection at the same time.

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