28 Dec 2012

moth.



It would appear that we have been very good girls this year; so much so that we're spending our Christmas cheer in dainty but stylish boutique moth.


Located within Manchester's popular district of West Didsbury, moth occupies a quaint spot along trendy Burton road; seemingly alluring the public with its carefully selected collection of fashion accessories and luxurious homeware.




Scarlett: Once you take a step inside moth you're taken aback by its eclectic mix of French ornate chandeliers, interesting ceramics and statement jewellery which is then all tied together within a rustic backdrop of wood and fur. The handbags add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral store.
 
Moth describes their store as 'simple, pared down and comfortable', offering customer's products with a 'timeless, understated quality' as well as 'effortless' but 'modest luxury.' A welcome break from the monotonous atmosphere we often feel when browsing through the high street.


With its prime location, beautiful interior and intricate, unique merchandise you may have come to the same conclusion that we did - 'strictly look but don't touch'




Verity: We automatically presumed that there was no chance of having the feeling of a soft reindeer skin rug under our feet and affording this month's weekly food shopping; until we took a closer look at the hand written price tags.Each item is offered at a very tempting price; including an intimate collection of sophisticated stationary and elegant jewellery all for under £30.


Verity: I've been looking for the perfect clutch bag for a while, one that is both simple and stylish but still acts as the key feature in an outfit. Moth have a selection of bags that meet all my needs and won't cause any harm to my bank balance.



We highly recommend that you reconsider battling through the crowds of the city centre and take a trip to this gorgeous boutique. Away from the relaxed atmosphere of the shop, moth have a petite online store that provides a small taster of the main collection which can be viewed here.



| IMAGES: moth online |

the queen is coming.

Behind the scenes: Queen Khan - 'The Jungle Book' collection




24 Dec 2012

merry christmas.






                                                        




                         

15 Dec 2012

queen khan.

We won't tell a lie; if you had said the name 'Dominique Khan' or 'Queen Khan' to us a little over a week ago we wouldn't have had an inkling as to what or whom you were talking about.

Now it seems we can't get her out of our minds.



Thursday, 6th December....

Whilst most of us here in the Northern Hemisphere wrapped ourselves up in yet another layer of clothing; emerging designer Dominique Khan unveiled her début S/S unisex collection from her own label Queen Khan to an intimate gathering of friends, media and bloggers alike at her home in Melbourne.

Appropriately named 'The Jungle Book' after the famous children's novel; Khan brings the essence of the jungle to stylistic life with the use of adventurous prints (exotic fruit, gorillas and most importantly bananas), bold colour tones, beautiful, hand-crafted embellishments and printed fabric, as well as intricate detailing and a use of contrastive textures such as quilting and fringing.

The quote behind the brand fits perfectly with the basis of the design - 
It’s always the weirdly dressed people who are the most interesting.”

Finding ourselves a little jealous of Australia's fashion conscious, we are eager to kiss farewell to this cold front and say hello to each individual piece from this amazing début collection.
We give our praises to Yvan Rodic aka face hunter who conveniently photographed Australian fashion blogger Jess Dempsey of What Would Karl Do in the gorgeous Gorilla print skirt from the collection (an item Verity has not stopped pining over for the last couple of days). Without his photographic genius we may not have discovered this hidden gem from down under.

Dominique's obvious talents are showcased throughout the complete collection which can be viewed here.

| Images | Meagan Harding Photography & Queen Khan Designs Facebook Page |

9 Dec 2012

eastern city lights.


| Scarlett - American Apparel Sweater | Topshop Jacquard Trousers | Acne Pixel Boots | Topshop Boyfriend Coat | Leather Gloves | Vintage Necklace |



| Verity - American Apparel Sweater | Topshop Scarf Print Slip Skirt | Wooden Wedges |



Now that temperatures have reached absolutely freezing; it's time we rekindled our love for oversized knitwear. There are only so many times we'll pair ours with fail-safe denim so we've decided to team them up with playful textures and prints.
Proving once again that metallic's are one of the season's most desired shades; these trousers make a statement. Coordinated with the right colour tones, they add excitement to an otherwise neutral outfit.
The trousers are also cut off at the ankle which means we've been that little bit more daring and styled them with these unique but ultimately gorgeous boots by Acne.
Scarlett: The trousers are a super luxe way to dress up a simple chunky knit and I am in love with the boots which are surprisingly comfy and easy to walk in. Acne is one of my favourite brands and I love the signature style they add to all of their shoes.




We were prepared to turn our backs on floral prints and try something innovative. At first you may think there is too much going on with this skirt, what with all the varied shapes and colours, but that's what we find most appealing. The colours pop out when coupled with this basic piece of knitwear but still don't scream overdressed.
When teamed with a high denier tight; the wooden platforms we wore in summer instantly become an autumn essential and altogether turn an otherwise plain jeans and sweater look into an instant chic ensemble.
 
Verity: I adore the pattern on this skirt it's simply unique. The shape is flattering and the split adds sultry sex appeal.