Sunday, 27 March 2011

THE ROW AW/11 (AND A CATCHUP OF SORTS)

This week I have been mostly suffering with a stinking bloody cold, sitting a NCTJ newswriting exam, subtitling Catherine Cookson adaptations, assisting on shoots with the Sunday Herald, watching Norwegian Wood (disappointingly lacking in substance - review here), gaining Twitter followers :) and losing blog followers :(
- well ONE but still, stings like a smack roun' the chops with a wet cod.

Oh, and chopping off virtually ALL my hair. More on that later...

I've been neglecting FFS somewhat - but my actual life must unfortunately take priority. So frustrating when I keep constantly having great ideas for blogs, scribbling them down on random bits of paper/receipts/subway tickets then losing them all over Glasgow. Such a scatter-brained eejit it's amazing how I'm still alive... please stick with me!

ANYWAY one of the things I had noted down from donkey's ago was to do a quick review of The Row's AW11 line... Jeezeballs, just getting round to it now.

The Row, if you didn't know, is the fashion house of uber-cool, fashion-tastic it girls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Love em or hate em, those ladies KNOW fashion, darling.


Hotties.

I think it's fair to say just about everyone scoffed when, in 2007, they announced they were turning their tiny, ring-adorned hands to designing. But five seasons on it's clear we should take these miniature moguls seriously.

The distinguishing thread running through all previous Row collections has been a minimalistic tailored vibe, despite the fact that MK pretty much epitomises grunge-boho, New York-eclectic chic.

But their AW11 offering stands apart, raising the bar in luxury for RTW...


I mean, who doesn't need a fabulously-oversized, real mink hat and faux-leopard coat combo of a chilly afternoon in Glasgow? This look makes me KICK MYSELF for not buying an animal print coat this year. Won't be making that mistake this year... Oh, and the slipper-esq shoes? Love.

Love everything about this. How to make a plain jumper infinitely better? Fur.
Oh how I love the mix of fur and lace as well. Bravo.

Sleek tailoring makes an appearance, along with leather sleeves. This look has been literally everywhere, from Topshop Unique to Burberry, so you can bet it will be all over the highstreet come September. But what I love most about this is the bag and newspaper (looks like a FT?) - like she's just off to work. GLAM.

Just... YES. Yes to everything, but most especially the shoes. Check those badboys out...

MK and Ashley aren't usually associated with colour, so again this powder blue was a refreshing change, but of course it wouldn't be The Row if it wasn't hugely luxurious and bourgeois, so naturally this jacket's done in fur. Obv.

It's plain, it's white, but I love it. Go figure?

Well hello, sexy dominatrix-y croc skin and leather. And there's that hat again. Swoon.
 Love the deep chocolate colour as opposed to black - adds something else to the rich and elegant overall feel, like dark chocolate and red wine...


So, yes. Aspirational is the word. But all these are looks than can easily be recreated and copied - faux fur will be everywhere next season, even moreso that it was last year, and it's due in part to this stunning collection.

What do we think?

I also really love the shoes, not a sky-scraper heel in sight. Interestingly, these particular cashmere slipper-style flats are a collaboration with American brand TOMS, and are set to retail for around $150 - positively cheap when you imagine how much those coats/bags will go for!


OH, almost forgot. I mentioned earlier that I* whacked a massive TEN INCHES off my hair on Friday... Here's the result:



Awesome toilet shots, yes?



*I say "I" but I actually mean Uconcept in Battlefield - GGow ladies check em out - they were brilliant!

chow for now! x


10 comments:

floral skirts and teaparties said...

Hey, just found your blog and I love it! Your Sunday Herald internship sounds fab, also loving the row, you're right the olsens are quite the fashion force to be reckoned with these days! xx

♥Music Fashion Clutter ♥ said...

Your hair is FAB!

Your jobs always sounds so fun and interesting!! I'm well Jel..! ha ha

Monday again.. urgh! xx

Ayden said...

Great wee catch up miss :) I could do wae one of those mental fur coats right now! The air conditioning in work is a force to be reckoned with. My mammy did a wee stint at uconcept :) said they were a great bunch! Your hair is amazing btw, cant believe how much you got cut off! Its beautiful, suits you so much lass :) xx

cwalla said...

Awesome bloggery ya wonderful warbler! Cheers also for the shout-out and for putting up with my Veronica Corningstone-esque rants yday!:-)
I'd be a constant ball of rage without ya braintwin! xxx

PATSOIR said...

I LOVE YOUR HAIR! It really really suits you! :D
xxx

Dresses.Shoes.Lipstick.Love. said...

Heyy x
Just come across your blog today and at the risk of sounding like a total creep I feel the need to ask - what lipstick do you have on in your pictures showcasing your new hair (having only just come across this blog I haven't seen your hair before so I can't say its nicER but it is lovely).
Anyway yeah, sorry to be a weirdo haha
Much Love
Roisin Elizabeth
xoxox

Kirsty said...

Hey Roisin, LOLACAUST so YOOOOOOOOU are my stalker - pleased to meetcha! Naw, I jest, tis totally cool. The lippy is actually my favourite red of all time. It's by Lancome and it's called Fever. I actually don't know if that's the name of the colour or the name of the lippy type (colour fever?) but I'll have to check cos it's my favourite and I'm running out. Hmmmm.

It goes on smooth and doesn't slide/run. Get it!

Ps, don't be a stranger, I love newbies! xx

Dresses.Shoes.Lipstick.Love. said...

Haha well I went in to Frasers to have a nosey and as it turns out the range is called colour fever so you shall need to tell me what exact shade next time you stock up :P
Anyway thanks for commenting back :)
Much Love
Roisin Elizabeth
xoxox

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