Pop. Over this week, I did a lot of research for a group project on British Fashion Council's Newgen designer; Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams is a fashion designer who graduated from the University of Westminster, her designs are quirky, kitschy, and cheeky. Right up my alley! This outfit was worn the day we were given our prompt funny enough.
Williams collaborated with Coca Cola for her recent SS15 collection. At the same time I've been drinking it frequently during breaks between lectures and seminars, kept me going on the inside. My brain felt like the volumes and textures of this outfit. Crazily coked.
PS. You may have spotted this outfit on the @lcflondon_ instagram. Check me out wheyyy Oh god..as if the photos weren't narcissistic enough. ShUt Up NiCoLe.
Nicole Photos by Nat through my iPhone Composed and edited by me
A couple of days ago, I receive an email from Brian who works for an eyewear brand called Warby Parker. After doing some research I found out that it was sort of like the American Version of Optical 88, and I was shocked to find how much I liked the (SLIGHTLY) "and other stories"-esque layout of their website, the balance of selection of eyewear for men and women, and their overall friendly-vibe. Also on Facebook, I saw that one of my fashionable friends who I met through work experience liked their page, so I gave this one a go!
This brings me to the announcement of their latest limited edition; Corner Collection.
A good frame is all about the shape. Somewhat similar to Shanghai Tang's last sunglasses collection, I like the look of the crisp keyhole bridges, and simple straight-edged brow bars made of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel. I've personally never tried any of these glasses but aesthetically, it seems as if the quality equates to the price it sells for. I can't guarantee it, but I would try it out. Beats a lot of the shady street stall ones. Plus, most of the collection has classic shapes with modern additions (whether it's material or colour) so you'd get more wear out of them. Suits many outfits.
A few of my favourites: Hutton and Topper. What I love about these two, is the marble-looking frames. I remember my mum always wearing lovely vintage ray ban sunglasses with that same effect and it always had an influence in the type of eyewear I liked. My current glasses are from Evisu (bought in optical 88) which are similar to Hutton. Curious to see what they may look like on you, here's a picture of me in my current glasses:
Just got back from uni, excuse the photo booth quality.
I'd think that the Hutton would be more narrow than these Evisus.
Anyway please check out Warby Parker's latest collection, because for every pair of eyewear purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Ooh, reminds me of TOMS' one for one concept a while ago. - I need more sunglasses in London...but I'm a broke ass student so that'll have to wait. Need a part time job, willing to blog/style/design for pay! #selfpromotion #unashamed #emailme Anyone ANYONE