Stefan: Because it touches on the feeling within everyone of freedom. Just imagine that you or your soul, could soar freely without the dangers and physical imprisonment of the body!"
- Lula Magazine, Issue 6
The video is completely breathtaking and just perfection. I love the story it tells and the beautiful backdrop of the Icelandic landscape. 'Glósóli' means 'Glowing Soul'. The masters behind this creation are Stefan Arni and Siggi Kinski, whose artistic music videos are greatly admired. I know it's a few years old, but after watching it for the first time, I was left totally inspired. The ending gave me goosebumps.
"I wanted it have a part digi modern techno feel, but a part hippy girly and bohemian. With the DNA of our brand coming through. It's achieved this with great colours and cool prints. It really has a graphic edge. Each garment is somehow framed with black binding or white piping to give it a strong line..."
This designer collaboration with Topshop has excited me far more than the Kate Moss collections, which I feel are very similar to the regular ranges in Topshop. The Alice McCall collection is beautiful; I like the cuts, the patterns and the general vibe of the range. It's girly but a bit edgy with some pieces giving a slightly vintage feel. Another plus is that it's quite affordable. I like the patterned skirts with the black bows and also the high-waisted skirt. My favourite piece is the one-shouldered dress which I absolutely love the shape of, and the print mixed in.
Friday, 2 May 2008 Topshop is still loving florals.
But are we? I still absolutely love them but the highstreet has now been completely saturated with Luella inspired florals. They're girly and perfect for the summer, but what about when they become 'So last season'? Will it be a trend that we end up binning completely? That's the problem with trends becoming extremely popular. Florals are more than just a trend to me, they're something that really fit into my style.
The problem with florals this summer is avoiding wearing the same thing as everyone else, and it becoming a type of uniform. I'm still looking for vintage floral pieces at the moment, to try and make my outfits more individual. I also really like some of the new Topshop floral pieces, such as the prom dress and the scribble rose lantern skirt, which is slightly reminiscent of the Spring/Summer D&G artsy theme. I love some of these variations on the floral print.