Invasion of the Body Snatchers

April 17, 2014

Like the protagonist of some sort of terrible Science Fiction film, my skin has recently been replaced by that of another being, to be more specific, a scaly alien has taken over entirely. Usually accustomed to having skin resembling a particularly horrific BP disaster, I have had to completely overhaul my skincare regime and now words like "gentle" and "moisturising", which were never part of my vocabulary, are at the top of my requirements list.

Style Substitute: Celine Sandals

April 14, 2014

Topshop Spring 2014 | Celine Spring/Summer 2014 | Miranda Kerr in Vogue UK September 2013

It could be our entrenchment in 90s nostalgia or it could be our aching arches, but it appears that Birkenstock-inspired sandals are gaining in popularity at a break-ankle pace. The influence of Normcore may also be at play here with its the mule sandal silhouette more associated with dads pushing strollers in the park, not a fashionista on the beat. Celine, Givenchy, Isabel Marant showcased their own versions of the Birkenstock shape on their respective collections, but the high street trickle-down is now full effect (as well as the original purveyor standing firmly on the ground). Read more to see our look for less versions of the ugly-pretty shoe! 

Grey Wind + Hardcore Norm

April 11, 2014

Spring has come, and while Winter is coming too, this season brings us one of our favorite things -- a new season of Game of Thrones! Last week's episode had me throwing my remote control at the screen when I saw Tywin Lannister melting down Ice in the season opener, so in reverence for the Starks, I dedicate this OOTD to the King of the North! But this outfit was not only inspired by A Song of Ice & Fire, but also the divisive Normcore trend. Of all the houses of Westeros, I would imagine the Starks to be the most likely to embrace a bit of Normcore. Jon Snow in a Patagonia fleece, Sansa in some shearling Ugg Boots, Arya in well-used Nikes, Rob in a North Face down jacket and Bran and Rickon wearing broken-in baseball caps.

Went for a nude lip to match my normcoreness, but I suppose a swipe of chapstick would have been been more appropriate. 

LFW: Antipodium AW14

April 10, 2014

Siobhan & Miriam's favorite looks from Antipodium AW14 (respectively) courtesy To see the whole collection, click here.

A particular favourite of RF girls, we were really looking forward to seeing what Autumnal delights Antipodium would dish up and we were not disappointed. Once again Geoffrey Finch designed a collection, that every part of which you want to wear. Picking our favourite looks from this lot was hard, but here they are. The ombre midi length skirts were probably our most desired piece, but presence of chunky knits and socks with sandals heels also excited us tremendously! Click below to see some more behind the scenes snaps!

Taking place in an art museum, Greek and Roman gods and goddesses lined the printed catwalk.