top, topshop. bracelet and necklace, both mawi. skirt by monki.
Monday, 19 March 2012
i have a new obsession. and this one doesn't involve baked goods or obscure french indie music. i know i'm pretty late to jump on the bandwagon, but how amazing is monki?! following their crazy successful pop-up store in selfridge's, they've opened their first dedicated UK store on carnaby street. i love carnaby already: hello, the diner, pastel coloured-buildings, liberty, camellia's tea rooms, kingly court...but this is just the cherry on top. seriously well-edited collections of fashion-forward and fun clothes, excellent service and unbelievable prices. the visual merchandising is incredible, too; the shop fittings are whimsical and full of little witty twists. i wandered in with my best friend a few weeks ago, and left with this green pleated number which i already cannot stop wearing. oh yeah, and it was about £20. that week was also the company magazine blog awards - i was unbelievably happy to be nominated for fashion insider of the year - and for the occasion, mawi lent me some pretty incredible jewels. i'd been aware of mawi for a while, but it wasn't until i stumbled across their stand at london fashion week with the time out crew that i really fell for them. the pieces are so fierce yet pretty - the kind of thing you can just throw on over a black tee and suddenly have a really dramatic outfit. definite investment pieces - paired with something high-street! it can be fun playing around with high and low; there's something very british about it.