Illustrator Simeon Farrar’s hugely successful Kate Mouse tshirt is back again, this time as part of an exclusive collection for ASOS. Of course a t-shirt makes up part of a super easy outfit for summer, making a statement t-shirt a solid investment.
There are 12 designs in Farrar’s collection for ASOS and all feature woodland animals – a big trend for this Autumn. We still adore the Kate Moss tee, which has sold out before so you better move fast!
Hello sunshine (at last) we can now wear 50s summer dresses and all those pastels we’ve been hoarding – hurray! And what better thing to team it with than pointy shoes and super cute retro cat’s eyes sunglasses a la Prada. Enjoy x
Since the infamous appearance of Angelina Jolie’s leg at the Oscars, the red carpet has been flooded with celebs wearing gowns with daring slashed detail. Do you dare to bare?
One thing that gets us through the daily commute is looking at other people’s handbags, seeing the latest designer styles paraded on the Underground (we still want to go to the Hermes factory!) There are some bags that seem to smile across the train though, so Snap Fashion is proud to present (brace yourselves…) our finest collection of bags with faces!
Hello designer/high street collaboration! Here’s one from hip London boutique B-Store for online powerhouse ASOS. It features on-trend tropical prints in a cool aquatic palette with handy geometric pieces. We love it. There were shoes, as you can see, but they appear to have sold out!
I bet you never thought you’d see these two in the same sentence, right? Well, the link lies in pineapples and palm trees, sported by these lovely ladies in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding…and favoured by super stylish Stella McCartney.
Stella’s SS12 collection features an abundance of palm trees and one of her most iconic outfits that made her name as a designer, featured a palm tree. And guess what? The high street is going crazy for our fav tropical fruit and foliage too. Enjoy x
I am reading the most amazing book at the moment called The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Without wanting to ruin it for anyone (because you should give it a read!) it’s set in Mexico and features artist Frida Kahlo.
Yes, we realise that while full brows are very SS12 you might not fancy channelling her distinctive almost-monobrow, but the colour and print clashing, braided hair and statement jewellery is bang on trend. She was apparently a huge fan of wearing lots of jewellery and mixing native Mexican styles with expanses of bright colour- even her house was bright cobalt blue. We do love a strong woman here at Snap Fashion at Frida was one of the strongest! Some cultural inspiration…
I realllly need to go to Mexico now!
Claire Danes has been out of the limelight since her role in Stardust, but it’s time for the Hollywood star to shine again. Take a look at her relaxed shoot for ASOS – something for the weekend?
The peplum has been strutting its stuff on the catwalk for a couple of seasons now so you might as well give in and give this high-street friendly trend a go as it will be big this autumn and winter too.
I was going to be a bit of a fashion geek and head to the British Museum to prove that this trend has been around forever, (well, as long as the Ancient Greeks who loved a tunic gathered in at the waist -yes, even the men) but I will spare you, other than to mention that back when Dickens was writing the peplum was a popular riding jacket. So a new fad this ain’t.
And the peplum is amazing for accentuating feminine curves and creating a defined waist…but they can be tricky little blighters. The good news is that there is a peplum for all body shapes – you just need to pick where to pep and be prepared to try on quite a few- some will look grim – this is the shop’s fault and not yours!
Jason Wu put his peplum on the hips, which can look amazing on athletic or column-shaped girls, but not so flattering on anyone with already-curvy hips or thighs! Girls with inverted-triangle shaped bodies can get away with adding extra material to their hips or picking a waited peplum that is rather dramatic. However, there are lots of structured peplum tops and dresses on the high street, where the peplum accentuates the waist, which is far more flattering on most body shapes.
We love H&M and Topshop’s super sporty neoprene tops and have found that peplums with little material streamline the shape without adding bulk to the figure – plus they tick the sports luxe SS12 trend box. The fitted peplum is generally more flattering than its flouncy next-of-kin and teamed with a pencil skirt will create an amazing hourglass shape – great if you are an Apple shape looking to define your wait (add a belt for extra effect) or a pear shape looking to balance your top half with your curvier hips…or in fact an hourglass looking to ramp up your curve-appeal!
If you don’t fancy taking the peplum plunge, why not cheat a little with a skirt that flares out, like a relaxed fishtail shape? The peplum trend can add instant glamour and polish to your work wardrobe and isn’t as daunting as we first thought. Go on, give it a try?