Throwback to LFWM January 2017

As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!

I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.

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Victorious Everyday

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ICYMI : Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss has had a busy week with travelling to St Louis, dropping her first capsule collection with Express and releasing application forms for her coding summer camp, Kode With Klossy!

Let’s Start off with her Collection Collaboration with Express!


Karlie Kloss X Express

Karlie and Express teamed up to create a collection that shows the elegance and versatility of the wardrobe essentials. This collection is inspired by its target audience, Real Girls.

17 mix and match pieces make up the whole collection which can create more than 100 looks, the collection reflects the beautiful optimism of Karlie and girls all around the world that dare to dream more.

All the hard work led up to the debut of the collection at a live runway show at The Pageant in Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri on 30th March 2017.

So as you can see, It was pretty amazing!

The 15 Models used in the show were just ordinary women, a cancer survivor, a military service member, a fashion blogger, a computer engineer and coder and Karlie’s very own sister, Kimby Kloss.

The girls got to work with celebrity stylist (who has styled none other than Karlie) Karla Welch and creative movement consultant Steven Galloway.

The Pageant holds special meaning for Karlie as this is where her very first runway show happened 13 years ago.

After the show, they had hearty food and a performance by Charli XCX!

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To grab the fabulous collection, Click here!


Kode With Klossy 2017

After taking the world by storm last year, Kode with Klossy is back to inspire another generation of girls to try coding.

“Before my first coding class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed nearly impossible, but after only a couple of courses, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone. I realized that, just like art and fashion, code is about creativity, and that women who have these skills have the power to shape our future – and often have. Women are essential in forging digital progress and knowing how to code is the key to exploring and creating the newest frontier.” – Karlie Kloss

So if you’re a girl and you’re interested in what coding has to offer or even if you just want to make some new friends, try Kode with Klossy. It may unlock your potential!

As you all know I love Karlie Kloss, I think she is amazing and upon finding out this information, I had to share it with you all!

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Victorious Everyday

Paris Fashion Week Round-up

Hello all,

It’s been a little while since we have spoken so I thought it would be great to do another round-up.

Paris Fashion Week was an amazing way to end this vibrant, politically charged, creative, thought-provoking season.

On my Instagram, I have been posting about my Paris Fashion Week Favourites but for this Round-Up, Let’s just start from the beginning!

Lanvin provided a visual feast that was palatable for all. Nothing too shocking or too out-there but so beautiful and classy. Classy and debonaire clothing is what Lanvin seems to do best.

Paco Rabanne – Usually my favourite for fragrance – dominating Fashion week!

2013 was the year that Chainmail died… well when creative director Julien Dossena did it, he brought it back. With asymmetrical cuts, off the shoulders, mid-lengths and draped material, Dossena breathed new life into this once old fad. The whole collection had a cohesive fun yet sophisticated look running throughout.

Up next: BALMAIN

Olivier Rousteing did it again. I can’t wait to see this collection at Red Carpets as well.

With dark patterns and prints, this collection has quickly become one that cannot be forgotten. The striking shapes and animal prints resemble that of a warrior woman. This whole collection draws from the beautiful strength of women and I have to say it is one of my favourite Balmain Collections to date.

Mugler maintained his trademark Angel-Bottle Star shape throughout his various designs.

The concept of deconstrcuted constellations ran throughout the whole collection whether that was in print, structure or design.

Now to one of my favourite designers of all time (As I always reiterate) Elie Saab!

This collection deserves the name Poetry In Motion. The beautifully exquisite dark romantisist theme brings the whole collection together making it wearable for the highstreet but still the brilliant and beautiful couture vibe that we all know and Love from Elie Saab.

H&M Studio put on a brilliant show feature The Weeknd performing and releasing his new line with H&M.

A show all about love, with interesting shapes and colours on the runway. A very fun runway show to watch and I’ sure it would have been fun to take part in too!

And lastly, we will end with something truly interstellar, Chanel!

So many amazing details at this show and what better way to end a show than having a rocket launch?

And that’s my Paris Fashion Week Round-up, I hope you enjoyed reading it and for more head to my social to find out my absolute favourites.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday

 

About Last night : Brit Awards!

Last night was the biggest night in British Music, or at least that’s what we’re always lead to believe.

Most year’s watching the Brits, I leave feeling underwhelmed at the winners but this year, I feel that a few better artists won awards such as Emili Sandé, Beyoncé and Rag’n’Bone Man.

The best performances of the evening (In my opinion) were Bruno Mars (Vocally the best performance – Sexual references), Ed Sheeran and Stormzy (Ngl, I dropped my phone when Stormzy came out) and Emili Sandé.

No one else’s performance even came close to theirs. Yes, the Chris Martin Tribute to George Michael was emotional and moving, and Yes, The Coldplay and Chainsmokers collaboration was a surprise but not as surprising as Stormzy and Ed Sheeran – considering I dropped my phone, it is still alive though, thanks for your concern!

So let’s get down to the Fashion!


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My main stipulation with Little Mix’s outfits is this, Perrie and Leanne’s Conical bra bodices are not flattering at all. If these were replaced then I think the outfits would have been better.

And also why did Perrie change when they won their award?

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Simply fabulous from Fearne Cotton!

Holly adorned in Sparkles!

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I hope you enjoyed the brits and if you didn’t there is always something good to laugh at like the house falling off stage during Katy Perry’s performance. Missed it? Well, here you go, I’ve got you covered!

Have a blessed day!

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday

Victoryforu’ Declassified Valentine’s Day Survival Guide – Tip 2 – Fashion for her

Valentine’s day is the romantic day of the year so, therefore, it is another excuse just to get glammed up.

This tip is to show you how to have brilliant style at a steal of a price. I hope that this not only helps you look beautiful on the outside but feel beautiful on the inside.

Look 1 – The Classic that never gets old, The Little Black Dress

There seem to be an endless possibility of ways to wear LBD’s, with different textures, colour accents and materials. The key to wearing something simple (Well, anything really) and rocking it is confidence. The more time you spend investing in making yourself more confident, the more radiant and beautiful you will feel and will become.

Boutique Lola Sequin Star Print Maxi Dress - £35 from Boohoo. Whether you are headed to see Lala Land or headed to a restaurant, this show-stopping maxi will be sure to leave your date starry eyed. Pair this with some simple black heels and a black leather or pea coat.
Boutique Lola Sequin Star Print Maxi Dress – £35 from Boohoo. Whether you are headed to see Lala Land or headed to a restaurant, this show-stopping maxi will be sure to leave your date starry eyed. Pair this with some simple black heels and a black leather or pea coat.
Tamsin Off The Shoulder Skater Dress. Just £15 from Boohoo. This is a perfect dress for showing off your amazing legs and beautiful neck. Add a bit of colour to the look with a dark red velvet choker and matching red shoes.
Tamsin Off The Shoulder Skater Dress. Just £15 from Boohoo. This is a perfect dress for showing off your amazing legs and beautiful neck and comes in an array of colours. Add a bit of colour to the look with a dark red velvet choker and matching red shoes.
Hollie Sequin Short Sleeve Bodycon Dress. £35 from Boohoo. Whether you're hitting the town with your new man or your besties, you'll be sure to dazzle in this little number. Add a faux fur jacket on top and black strappy heels to complete the look.
Hollie Sequin Short Sleeve Bodycon Dress. £35 from Boohoo. Whether you’re hitting the town with your new man or your besties, you’ll be sure to dazzle in this little number. Add a faux fur jacket on top and black strappy heels to complete the look.

Look 2 – Who wears the trousers?

If you don’t find dresses flattering for you, never fear, the alternatives are here. You can often create really conservative or quite edgy looks with trousers, jeans and jumpsuits. The best fashion recommendation I can make is to make it your business to find the balance between style and comfort. It is all well and good looking bomb on your date or to go out with your girlies but if it gets time to get turnt on the dancefloor, it is pointless having an outfit that you cannot move in. Be wise with your fashion choices.

Hatty High Rise Heavy Sequin Boyfriend Jeans. Only £20 from Boohoo. I know that sequins and sparkles may not be everyone's cup of tea but for those of you who love to show your sparkle, this is definitely the look for you. Aim to make the Jeans the star attraction of the look with a black choker t-shirt and silver heels. To be bang on trend, wear fish net tights or black leggings underneath to create a double layer look.
Hatty High Rise Heavy Sequin Boyfriend Jeans. Only £20 from Boohoo. I know that sequins and sparkles may not be everyone’s cup of tea but for those of you who love to show your sparkle, this is definitely the look for you. Aim to make the Jeans the star attraction of the look with a black choker t-shirt and silver heels. To be bang on trend, wear fish net tights or black leggings underneath to create a double layer look.
Lua Metallic Pleated Wide Leg Trousers. Only £18 from Boohoo. Put this with a simple black sleeveless crop top and a long gold chain. Stay warm with black biker jacket and black heels.
Lua Metallic Pleated Wide Leg Trousers. Only £18 from Boohoo. Put this with a simple black sleeveless crop top and a long gold chain. Stay warm with black biker jacket and black heels.

Look 3 – Keep it casual

Not all dates or nights out are traditional so always have a more causal alternative ready. Just because an outfit is more casual and comfortable does not mean it’s time to skimp on style. The secret to keeping it casual is accessorise, accessorise, ACCESSORISE!

The Next look is loosely based on Roxxsaurus’ recently look on Instagram for her latest video which will be released tonight.

Savannah All Over Sequin Relaxed Jogger. Reduced to £16 from Boohoo. Now this look is for a super chilled evening of watching Netflix and eating Pizza Hut. To this add a relax t-shirt or hoodie (preferably your boyfriend's) and a pair of black or white converse. Simple and easy but still so glamourous.
Savannah All Over Sequin Relaxed Jogger. Reduced to £16 from Boohoo. Now this look is for a super chilled evening of watching Netflix and eating Pizza Hut. To this add a relax t-shirt or hoodie (preferably your boyfriend’s) and a pair of black or white converse. Simple and easy but still so glamourous!

I hope you have enjoyed these Valentine’s day survival tips on Ladies Fashion. Up next tomorrow is Men’s Fashion tips for Valentine’s Day.

If you liked this, please let me know below and let me know what you’re enjoying here on Victoryforu Fashion.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday

#TBTOFS Take me back – Oxford Fashion Studio’s New York Collections

Last season in New York, Oxford Fashion Studio opened in such a bold way. I will be running through my favourite fashion moments of NYFW.

Starting with Sabina Saga, (Below) her SS17 Dynasty collection was absolutely show-stopping.

In an Instagram post, Sabina Saga wrote about her latest collection:

“I am so happy to announce the official release of my new collection inspired by my Ethnic Roots, made in honor of the country where I was born-Kazakhstan. This is a great honor, but also a huge responsibility to represent my Homeland at international contests. Thanks everyone for the love and support! ❤️”

Sabina Saga’s talent, passion and sheer creativity makes her designs even more captivating. Her use of 3D printing is highly commendable and I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.

I loved writing for Urban Zulu but most of all, I love what they stand for.

In the interview I conducted with Papy Kaluw, he said:

“Urban Zulu as a brand actually has a mandate, I am a little bit religious, I believe that God has assigned me to do this, to bring positivity back to being black. Every time black is mentioned, it is always to do with negative stuff, if Africa is mentioned, it’s almost always something negative. For me, New York Fashion Week is one of the greatest platforms, we’re bringing down Black Angels. When we talk about Angels, it is positive and anytime black is mentioned it is almost always negative. So the Black Angels is to show the positivity of being black which is Africa. That is the inspiration!”

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And lastly one of my favourites was Deanna Michel!

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It was a pleasure to be able to interview Deanna M. Laster who creates sophisticated and minimalist designs.

Deanna described the Deanna Michel Woman as:

“The DeannaMichel Woman is mature yet fun-loving, professional yet free-spirited, bohemian yet chic. She is a trendsetter who loves to make a bold statement when entering a room.”


I am extremely excited to see what Oxford Fashion Studio has to offer this season.

Victoryforu

Victorious Everyday