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London Fashion Week AW 15

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The plethora of shows taking place at London Fashion Week can be perpendicular to the senses, here's a few of the collections I opted to share. I've yet to have a peek at the druthers of Milan, Paris Fashion week, until I'm more wired. 

DIANI DIAZ - LCF MA 2015

+ ILLUSTRATION 

+ Greys & Black

+ My Favourite piece Trench Coat

Desfase is the A/W 2015 ready to wear collection that combines street-luxurious casualwear with soft tailoring, aiming to appeal to sophisticated and effortlessly chic women.

The concept behind the collection was inspired by the performance Fase: four movements on the music of Steve Reich, by choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.

The performance is well known for its cool, minimal abstraction and precision.
The aesthetics of the collection combine attention to detail and the use of innovative surfaces, methods and premium modern materials such as foam and silicone, adding a sense of newness to the range.

+ Translucent frosted elements

It's safe to say, this collection is hitting my sweet silicone spot! The neoteric impulsion by Colombian Diani Diaz, of combining and experimenting with modern materials such as foam and rubber in an stimulating aesthetic mien is creative and meritorious. Diani Diaz collaborated with designer Chiara Pavan for the eyewear, which aptly complements the collection.     

+ Molded Foam Structured Neck 

LE KILT AW15 - She Said Boom

+ Chiara Pavan Eyewear

The collection inspired by the post-punk fanzine created by 80’s band Fifth Column, as well as a extension of the Scottish designer/creative director, Samantha McCoach’s own subcultural uniform.

MARKUS LUPFER - CARROT & STICK

+ ILLUSTRATION BY PAULA ABALLAH 

SPARKLY GEM BEANIE HATS

Enchanted Woodland - Bambi printed bombers, Bunnies, Beanies, Carrots, Ribbed necks. Jacquard Dresses, Linda Farrow Daisy Sunglasses and Glittery Trainers

PREEN AW15 - SHEARLING PATCHWORK

+ ILLUSTRATION BY PAULA ABALLAH

+ ILLUSTRATION BY PAULA ABALLAH

CLaire Barrow AW15 - High Flyers

+ ILLUSTRATION BY ELYSE BLACKSHAW

+ ILLUSTRATION BY ELYSE BLACKSHAW

SIMONE ROCHA aw15- PETALS & PEARLS

would wear this coat in autumn and winter

Big on Illustration on scarves, jumpers and coats

TATTY DEVINE EARRINGS COLLABORATION

The Claire Barrow brand is renowned for its unique illustrated aesthetic.
Inspired by French-American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Floral & Hair Appliques, Dusty Cream Organza Dresses, Tapestry Capes Damask Aristocrat.

When I usually see the name 'Simone Rocha' It conjure up images of perspex heels, when I first set my eyes on them. I immediately went out and bought a pair that I could afford,  My favorite from the collection was the see through sheer organza dresses with cloudy petal appliques, and some funky hair attachment pieces here or there. 

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL AW 15

The camouflage tiger print coat was where my focal point went to , I do have a weakness for a camo print.  

mary katrantzou aw 15 - kenophobia

Duffel Coats with ornate damask baroque with a modicum of 3D Triangle spikes.

Relished the garments which had characteristic 3D triangular spikes and skirt objects and I thought the Styrofoam-like runway made for a quirky fun presentation, which complimented the collection. A tasty amalgamation of old baroque with futuristic Geometric 3D. 

ERDEM AW 15 

Metallic Green, Purple and Pink
Brocade Party Frocks

ANYA HINDMARCH AW15 - M25

Anya drew inspiration from the lights, reflective surfaces and graphic signage that you find on the motorway. Using intricate techniques such as leather marquetry and thermal bonding, we’ve explored these graphics in a luxurious and subtly humorous way on totes and evening clutches

Would wear these outerwear in a heartbeat, even with the iconic responsible trash man.  The keep your distance coat could come in handy if you are having a cruddy abominable day. 

Dora Abodi AW15 - CULT OF THE TWIN UNISUS 

The futuristic digital prints are inspired by exploding crystals and metallic components of robots. The Twin Unisus symbol has evolved in a different Metamorphoses. The silhouettes are sophisticated, sometimes deconstructed and asymmetric but still timeless. The collection has an air of ethereal femininity, encapsulating the mysterious creatures of the Cult of the Twin

Unicorns everywhere

I like the frayed element on the hand gloves

I like the frayed element on the hand gloves

Unisus - The collection is an insight in to the fragile borders and conflicts between; innocence and sin, religion and paganism, faith and denial, beliefs and fantasies of half human, half extra-terrestrial creatures. Inspiration was taken from science fiction, wild London rave parties of early 90’s (klubkid grunge platform and backpack reinterpretations, hairstyle etc.) and the dark, gothic atmosphere of Transylvania.

CAPE

ASHLEY WILLIAMS AW15 

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Ashley Williams collection it's all about the girls. Packed full of hellion rebel slogans 'Last Chance to Escape Planet Earth" and "Plastic Surgery" and 'Improve your image be seen with me' patched onto the garments. Rebellious gang of girls kitted up in 90's kitsch grunge with bright yellows and bubblegum pinks, with on trend cutout knee-holes.   

Anything you see to add to your wardrobe lust list ? 

Good Matcha Morning

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Have a cuppa tea - my ultimate comfort drink! I don't drink caffeine so my go-to in the morning, noon & night is some herbal tea and mostly, Matcha green tea, as it doesn't provide any caffeine jitters. I try to enjoy it sip by sip rather than gulp by gulp, but like a plonker I have a habit of letting it go cold!

The first cup always moistens my lips and throat and doesn't hurt the Matcha green tea above is from Kiss me organics via AmazonI do prefer this powder form rather than the tea bags I used to have eons ago, coutesy of brandbacker. 

I saw some green tea waffle's and I got to bake me some! - First I'm going to drink it in it's purest form freshly brewed with water.     

HOVER-BOARDS + SELF LACING TRAINERS + FLYING CARS 2015  

My first post this 2015, and gracious sakes it's been loooong overdue, I hope to post more on a regular basis and here's hoping for a more health-giving 2015. 

I missed the blogosphere, my last post was in August 2014, and I hope I don't miss the boat on the next post and become a cast away once more, adrift in a timeless perennial daydream.  

Baking, Lattes & Smoothies
ancient ritual steeped in pure symbolism: drink in the stillness

Rumor Has It

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Structured Chiffon Box T Shirt Matalan Black Skort Zara Military Summer Hat Asos old Rumor Leather Tote Bag Acne Studios 

I promise you that I am not snooping in that first image! although the title of this post could suggest otherwise! I named it after the tote bag which has been my trusty companion this summer, I usually wear alot of cross body bags, hands are freed up, however a tote bag is a welcome change.

I frequently don many hats during the summer, but it's always a pain to find a suitable fitted hat since I have a small head. I have tried kid sizes but my size is stuck somewhere between a child's and an adults, which probably suits me down to the ground since my mental age is somewhere between there too! 

Announcing the Re-Launch of The Guilty Hyena

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Its here!

My new blog design has been finally launched! Excited to share with you a new improved 'The Guilty Hyena' it has been a long wait! I have missed blogging, but once I get a pang for change, I'm usually lead astray by my fertile harebrained impulses. 

What prompted the change ?

The platform Blogger had been good to me for many years but I felt I wanted to explore a new space where I could experiment and form new layouts and designs, something that could help reflect my ideas in a better mien. 

Welcome Old and New Readers

I havent forgotten you, even though it seems like yonks ago.

What can you expect ?

Shitloads! I'm kidding, regular postings will be a good start! 

Summer 2014 

I hope Summer 14 has been treating you well ? I was spending alot of my free time watching the World Cup and Wimbledon, a few BBQ's here and there and a few investment buys for the Summer, such as a new sewing machine, suitable for the novice that I am, I hope I put it to some good use and it doesn't just sit there gathering dust. znu3c8j2scd

Jump + Frolic from Paper

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Funky 2Dcartoon-like designer bags by JumpFromPaper created by Taipei based design duo Chay Su and Rika Lin ( even the cute duck wants in on the cartoon action! )

I've always wanted to be a cartoon comic book like character, and I came that one bit closer thanks to the Giggle Bag sent courtesy of Jump From Paper. Although I didn't need much encouragement to embrace my inner child and goofiness, life is too short to be always serious! I had a hoopla of fun shooting some photo's with the giggle bag, which is an apt name for this funky handbag!

Born from their childhood love of cartoons and comics, this designer duo created Jump From Paper with the aim making everyone’s childhoods dream come true – and confusing people. We love to confuse people, but more so, we love to see them burst out into laughter once they realize these are real bags,” say the designers. So what exactly are these bags? They’re amazingly graphic creations that look like they've been photo-shopped into real life, straight from the pages of a comic book or cartoon. It’s true, they really look like they've jumped from paper.

I've recently took the plunge to join Instagram so feel free to follow! Some more NEWS, I have been spending some of my free time creating a new blog redesign and I will be moving away from Blogger to a new platform to expand this blog, eeeek! I will miss Blogger it has been good to me, the blog address will stay the same, so hopefully I should have my new blogging home ready sometime in early May! See you there soon! :) Enjoy your Easter break!