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blog1Been away for a long time! But I’m back and here’s a little something for you.  Love all the colours put together like that!

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

 

 

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Yello!

A great way to brighten up the shorter Autumn days.  Yellow makes me smile 🙂

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

Sister by Sibling

Representing Sister by Sibling, amazing Love It!!  This is the LFW link with a bit more info on what they’re about.

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

Stripe a Pose

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

Bobbled Over

Everyone likes a good hat because a simple woolly hat can serve a number of purposes.  For instance you have just got out of bed and do not have the time or the means to tame  your locks into a presentable barnet for the day so what do you do, well fear not get that special woolly hat out which will hide any evidence of the chaos that might be going on underneath.  The only challenge migh be if you have to spend more than 15 minutes indoors by which time it is simply inapropriate to still be wearing your hat.  Any follically challenged men who complex about their ahem, challenge I suppose should make any hat a staple in their wardrobe.  I do just want to say that I for one do not have any problems with bald men, in fact some can be quite dashing for example Bruce Willis, however I will stop at Wayne Rooney.

A bobbled hat is not just any hat though it adds a certain measure of camaraderie to your overall look, saying hey I don’t take myself that seriously but I still look cool.  Cute and fun it may be but let’s not forget the main purpose and perhaps the most humble purpose of them all and that is to keep ones head warm and dry.  You’ll certainly need it this summer.

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

Top of the Socks

Socks wonderful socks, I can’t get enough of them and it seems that I am not alone.  They are a part of everybody’s wardrobe, from petit baby to granddad’s and grandmas, there is no avoiding them and why would you want to.  They keep your feet warm, dry and looking snugly cool.

A versatile accessory which can change an outfit in a finger click or should that be a toe click.  There’s a whole host of prints, yarns and lengths they can be made to but the best thing is that they can only be knitted.  I mean you could try to pattern cut a pair of socks if you wanted to but I imagine it would be pretty ridiculous, like your feet wearing a suit.

Here are some excellent sock styles to inspire all wearers of socks.

{All images by Alexandra Textiles}

Run Mark, Run!

If this collection was a person it would be a nouveau grunge girl who has a pet snake called Snatch.  She loves taking photos of shadows and collecting light bulbs. On a regular basis she has a walk through Hyde Park to watch people, creating stories from a few words of their conversation; she later draws the short stories in her comic book.  I’ll stop there other wise I will go on and on and…

So this Autumn / Winter 2012 Mark Fast collection was not as well received as his previous collections, but I don’t know why.  I think it’s the most wearable collection he has done so far and one where I would realistically wear at least half of it.  Perhaps he didn’t stretch the boat out as he may have done before but that’s not necessarily such a bad thing.  Variety in collections is always good, if you keep making avant garde pieces you will never make enough money as a brand to survive, unless House of Gaga buys every single item in the collection and even that will probably just about cover the cost of putting on the show itself.

The collection was luxurious and oozing the trade mark sex appeal that he has developed.  Maybe that is what he was trying to change by being more appealing  to more people whose lifestyle is not confound to swooning in out of parties, but that is good, that is how you develop and become a successful designer.  So do not run anywhere Mark stay here in London, it’s designers like you that get people talking about knitwear.

I do apologise for the poor quality images, the demand for a place at the Mark Fast show is always over the limit so I was wedged at the back, but it wasn’t too bad, I had Nathan Moy (Style Niche) a really cool dude to keep me company.

[All images by Alexandra Textiles]

For a better view of the collection, watch this video or visit Mark Fast. 

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