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Get to grips with fashion

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Stylist, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2016 by Cheeky Poppins

Hats, gloves, and scarves are as essential as underwear in these temperatures which rarely go above a solid 10 degrees Celsius. Primavera or spring is can still get pretty chilly, I keep it cosy with accessories.

Scarves, blanket scarves, fur collars or tippets are ideal accessories for your neck.

Beanies, berets, flat caps, trilby’s, caps and fedoras are great head pieces for warmth and style.

Gloves, mittens and muffs are ideal at keeping your phalanges from freezing, tips to wrists. However, whilst trying to pay for your coffee, get out your travel card and more importantly use your phone, in traditional gloves this process is unmanageable, especially with the prevalence of smart phone touch screen mobile phones.

Therefore, touchscreen gloves are one of the most appropriate inventions using tech in the fashion industry incorporating fashion and function. In a world where you can’t go 5 minutes without picking up your phone and checking your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, let alone the rest – you can do it all comfortably in the 6 degree Celsius weather with your gloves on.

Apart from staying appropriately warm enough for the weather, many would put fashion over function. A phrase I have said myself in the past until I saw a monstrosity of cumulative trends in one ensemble which is very uncomplimentary, I saw the error in this phrase. I now stand corrected, this phrase has been abused. For me it is 100% Style over Substance.

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Men and women alike. I recommend Marks and Spencer.  Affordable, eco-friendly factories and a British company. I have had mine for possibly too long, from London to Milan they have kept me toasty answering my phone, tapping on my tablet and writing in overly air-conditioned cafes, the lot!

For the guys, Topman gloves provide comfort, style and functionality. Like I always say, why fashion over function, style over substance – and touchscreen definitely brings it to the table.

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The bespoke option for touchscreen will have to be gloves by glove.ly – prices start from $20 and go over $120. Their range is pretty extensive and has a large range of fabrications, styles and colours for all your needs.

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Primavera

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Shoes, Stylist, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2016 by Cheeky Poppins

Primavera (or spring) officially starts today, March 1st is the meteological start of spring. It is a wonderful time of year when trees bloom, looking less baron and generally less dead. Grass gets its gloss back and there is the promise of wonder, new beginnings and obviously sun. However, from London to Milano it is officially still blooming cold!

Spring is the beginning of a new season, and I am talking conventional calendars. In the world of fashion, Spring/Summer begins in January as if you didn’t know. February is the time for fashion week, where designers showcase their next Autumn / Winter collections. That’s where I am, at the end of Milan Fashion Week AW16/17. It is a magical time of year.

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Summer doesn’t officially start until June 1st which is a long time to wait. In the meantime what do we wear? I have compiled a few OOTD pics to give my interpretation of Primavera – I’m calling it My Spring in Milan, Italy; for inspiration when the weather is exceptionally non-compliant.

My favorite, in my limited wardrobe whilst in Italy going #casualchic. Navy Wool Jumper Autograph (M&S); Dark Skinny Jeans, GAP; Peach slingback Point Shoes, Autograph (M&S); Zara Leopard Blanket scarf draped on the side. The Cons on the side can fit in the DKNY bag I take everywhere, just in case.
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