Retro Mofones

I have to admit to being a bit of a tech-geek and I am a loyal fan of anything Apple related.  So when I was sent details recently by LA based artist Morrisa Maltz of her unique i-phone snap on cases, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.  Morrisa is an artist by trade and works with other artists to produce her Mofone designs.  She’s a graduate from Columbia University and has come up with these fun fashion, retro and ‘slightly impractical’ cases for the sleek and slim i-phone.   Urban Outfitters has been stocking them for Christmas and we understand will be re-stocking them, and they are also available at select Nordstrom stores and various gallery/design stores worldwide.

They’re a little bit crazy and definitely won’t fit in your pocket, but they make us smile, and are a welcome bit of tech geek fun in an often too serious world.

Other designs include a LEGO brick version, an antler design  and more.

For further details and stockists visit www.mofones.com

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Jayne Pierson

Just a little tip from Bristol4Fashion, keep an eye out for Jayne Pierson fashion designer, she’s based in Wales, and is fast becoming a bit of a favourite on the international fashion week scene. She’s exhibited and had shows at London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar and French Vogue have covered her recent collections, she’s designed for Florence Welch (Florence & the Machine), La Roux and many others. Her collection film was also the subject of a prestigious fashion film award, at Diane Pernet’s ‘A Shaded View of Fashion’ Film Awards, held recently.

Her latest collection is a collaboration with knitwear designer Derek Lawlor, under the brand name Pierson Lawlor. Mobius Strip was seen on the catwalk on the beautiful and exquisitely toned bodies of professional ballet dancers, and quite frankly the whole show took our breath away! Take a look at the look book images of the latest collection below. (Images: Robert Rowland/Grass Studio)  For more on her catwalk show and the fashion film visit www.jaynepierson.co.uk.

Harvey Nichols Snow Filled Windows

Where the icicles never melt and the snow never loses its crunch….. so depicts the Harvey Nichols Bristol store’s festive window displays, unveiled today.

The idea behind this year’s festive scenery at the Cabot Circus store, is based on an ice workshop and includes a life-size horse, mannequins dressed in designer looks, along with giant blocks of ice and discarded work tools, scaffolding and step ladders, snow drifts, snowflakes and icicles.  The very first festive holiday season displays were created by Macy’s in New York back in the 1870’s, and Harvey Nichols is continuing the long-held tradition which captivates young and old.

We haven’t see the real thing yet (but we’ll be taking a look soon), but if the images are anything to go by we look forward to a contemporary and stylish take on the traditional Christmas scene.  We’re starting to feel a little festive now! Roll on the Christmas!

 


Spread a little Joy!

With the party season almost upon us, some of us may feel a little sense of dread at the thought of endlessly searching for that gorgeous, one of a kind, wear it for every occasion party outfit, that won’t break the bank, or be seen on everyone else.  Well we took a closer look at the latest offerings from Joy recently, and especially the Louche range.

Joy Bristol is on Queens Road, Clifton and there are some really cute dresses, coats, tops and shorts that offer some great solutions for party wear at affordable prices, in store or online.

This Geometric Cut-out Dress is a favourite with it’s classic shape and on-trend graphic print. Add some bright colour block tights and this season’s wedges or ankle boots. Dress £55.

For a bit of colour we also like this Quant Jacquard Shift A-Line dress. Team with dark leggings or black opaque tights and some heels. Dress £55.

Or if you’ve got great legs why not try these cute grey Cleo Flippy Shorts at just £32!

Judy’s Affordable Vintage comes to Bristol

If you’ve been to a vintage fair or two, you’ll be pretty familiar with the format, and also the risk of walking into what sometimes can be a pile of unwanted items, passed off as ‘vintage’, in an attempt to cash in on the latest trend.  I’ve been to one or two like this, but the best I’ve been to recently has got to be Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. Apart from being affordable it offers some great stalls full of genuine vintage finds.

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs have been going for sometime and have been featured on Elle, ASOS, Vogue and Stylist.  They’re curators of ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ and ‘Vintage at the Southbank’ too, so have a pretty good pedigree!

Not all items are vintage (though most are), or even second hand for that matter as some stall holders offer new craft items, but everything’s pretty unique. There was a really good collection of coats, jackets and dresses, accessories and bags (my weakness!) at event I went to.  There was even tea, toast and cakes for refreshment.

The whole event was well-organised and friendly, with some great quality booty!

To find out more about Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, and the Bristol event on Saturday 19th November, go to the Bristol page.

Fashion 156 gets a facelift

We’ve been fans of www.fashion156.com for a while now and if you’re interested in leading edge designers and the latest in new fashion talent, you should take a look.  Features of the site have always included stunning photography, beautiful video footage and content from a wide range of editorial contributors, and profiles of some of the very latest and ‘out there’ designers around.  But recently they’ve re-configured the whole site and it’s easier to navigate, has even more content and looks amazing!

Take a look at their LFW videos and images for starters.  We also love the blog, which at the moment has some great street style shots of LFW too!  Let us know if you fall in love with Fashion 156!

A mention too to Loaf Creative who put together the new site, beautiful!

Magnetic Nails

If you want some ‘really shiny’ new nails to flash around for the latest party look this season, take a look at the new Nails Inc range of metallics. The new collection is available in Harvey Nichols and we think they look amazing!

Developed using magnetic particles, the varnish contains an innovative blend of iron powder that creates a statement design each time you apply it.  We have to admit to a bit of a penchant for strong statement nail colours and we’re already big fans of Nails Inc.  The effect of this new range takes it to another level! We even love the names- the three magnetic colours to choose from are called Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Houses of Parliament!

Each colour costs £13.  You can get them from Beyond Beauty at the Harvey Nichols Cabot Circus store.

Tell us what you think!