Fall Lookbook: The Olive Trench

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Happy Monday fashionistas! It’s finally beginning to feel like fall over here in London!The Olive Trench 2

Transitional seasons have always been my favorite–probably because of my wardrobe! I love being able to layer different pieces and textures to create a look that timeless, yet modern. Autumn is the best time to play with textures such as tweed, lace, and leather!The Olive Trench 3

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Steve Madden Peplum Olive Trench (Similar) | White Lace Shirt (Similar) | Banana Republic Black Quilted Skirt | H&M Black Tassel Clutch | Gold-Tipped Heels (Similar) | Zara Statement Necklace The Olive Trench 11

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Combining the three different textures here creates an absolute staple fall look. This trench coat is probably my favorite wardrobe piece of the season! The olive color instantly reminds me of autumn, not to mention the peplum flare that gives the trench a unique twist to the classic piece. The Olive Trench 8

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It’s time to break out those autumn wardrobes!  Happy layering fashionistas,

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Photography by: Effy Jiang Photography

#LFW: Mary Katrantzou SS15

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First time getting to help out during Fashion Week and it was an absolutely mind-blowing experience! It was amazing to actually help out preparing for the runway show and then get to see the end result!

Preparing for the show beforehand meant hand writing invitations, separating them into ones that needed to be mailed or couriered, and then actually posting them or walking them out to their destination. After invites were all sorted, there are the seating labels to be made–and then the debriefing of what will actually be going on during the show, each individual’s roles, etc…
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When I actually arrived at the show, it was awe-inspiring. Minimal white benches, all placed to surround this makeshift gravel and glitter runway. First thought in my head: “how in the world are the models going to walk on that?!” But when I actually felt the material, it was really soft, almost turf-like.
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I laughed so hard when I saw the mosh pit of photographers waiting at the end of the runway, ready to capture each and every look of the collection. Just seeing them there, all huddled together–I’m not sure why but it was just really amusing.
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And then there was the actual collection. UNBELIEVABLE. I love that she’s moving away from the “digital print” phase and into one that is more luxe, with intricate detailing and full blown sequins embedded in each of the designs.

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I especially loved seeing the use of sheer material here in some of the dresses–definitely feel like this will be a collection we’ll see a lot on the red carpet next year!

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Annnddddd of course, fangirl moment when I saw Eva Chen and Alexa Chung. (Sorry for bad quality photos…tried my best to look as nonchalant as possible.)
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And finally, my outfit of the night snapped while standing on the runway! You can never go wrong with a LBD–plus I felt like this particular dress had an “on trend” feel to it with the draping silhouette with attached belt.

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Simply Structured: London Fashion Week!

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TopShop White Structured Blazer | Black Crop TopZara Olive Drawstring Trousers | H&M Black Tassel Clutch (Similar) | Next Black Wedge Booties
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It’s that time of year again! Fashion week is here and that means…it’s time to hit the shows and take your own personal style to another level!
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I love going to events hosted on behalf of Fashion Week all around the city–whether it be an actual show or just a special event in a store. They’re all great places to grow and evolve your own creative side and challenge how you view what “Fashion” is. Simply Structured 4

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I’m definitely mixing a few different silhouettes this year as I take on the events at London Fashion Week! In this styled look, I loved mixing the structured blazer with the draped, drawstring trouser. The two silhouettes contrast one another and when mixed, create a relaxed and edgy aesthetic.Simply Structured 8Photography by: David Yu

Enjoy and take advantage of all the fashion events taking place if you’re going to London Fashion Week! Happy styling fashionistas,

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