Halloween Picks

I love the feeling of putting a special outfit together for an event and getting all the components together!

I also quite enjoy helping others with their outfits, so I decided to have a look through the Eustratia store and pick out my top 10 Hallowe’en party items.

They have been reduced by 20%, to help you complete your perfect outfit.

I’d love to know what your favourite products are and also to see your photos if you happen to take advantage of this offer.

LFW DIARY: Friday

I started the season hobbling to fashion scout with all my luggage and just managing to usher Toria Brightside in before the doors closed, as she stumbled out of a car and up the stairs.

I’ve realised we give new meaning to many phrases, including “Fashionably late”.

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Our first show was Jamie Wei Huang, a designer we’ve been following for the last 3 seasons.

Jamie_Wei_Huang-3Continuing in the vein of her fascination with “urban societies”, her S/S collection featured oversized pocket and strap details and a multitude of sportswear influences.

Jamie_Wei_Huang-11This time, she incorporated lighter fabrics and colours that juxtaposed the details and brought it all together into a sophisticated, utilitarian-luxe.

Jamie_Wei_Huang-10The beautiful airy satins , reworked varsity jackets and soft textures stood out most to me and I feel like this is a collection you can wear anywhere.

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The concept of stylish comfort seems to be resonating with designers more and more as busy schedules have us running around without time to change throughout the day and Jamie Wei Huang has definitely mastered it.

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After a short Champagne break and visit to the showrooms (which I will feature in a separate post) , we returned to Fashion scout for another show.

Ashley Isham stood out straight away, with his unusual catwalk set up that allowed models to appear out of nowhere and make movements other than the usual catwalk strutting. The collection was inspired by Mata Harry, which prompted him to incorporate elements from her dance  routines into the show.  Ashley_Isham_72dpi-34The collection was dominated by dramatic, flowing garments featuring twists and gathers, that were pulled aside to uncover embellishment or cinched tightly with patent leather harnesses and belts.

Ashley_Isham_72dpi-21The model’s heads were adorned by otherworldly visors and metallic perspex arrow fascinators that complemented or contrasted with the outfits.

Ashley_Isham_72dpi-3On the whole, the collection was an austere yet elegant mix of turn of the 20th century chic and  modern detailing with an eloquent finishing touch, presented in a vibrant show that captivated the audience.

Ashley_Isham_72dpi-25To top it all off, each garment is hand-crafted in England, which is definitely something to be proud of in today’s fashion industry.

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After the shows, we attended the Dash magazine party, where the guys from Heavy London were DJing as colourful furry monsters by Bas Kosters danced around the room.

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The upper city.

I have recently returned from my annual trip to my home town, Thessaloniki, where we visited the old “upper” city to enjoy the view and explore the winding streets and quaint houses.

We came across this cute pastel house and decided it was a great backdrop for my outfit pictures.

pink wall full 2pink wall full 1pink wall longpink wall 1Glasses: Asos

Necklace: Hand-made

Top: Topshop

Shorts: Primark

Bag: H&M

Sandals: Topshop

Images by Richard Ayres Photography

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Eustratia A/W ’14-15

Having first started work on this collection almost a year ago, I’m delighted to finally be able to share my complete vision.

I decided to present it in format of a story and hope that it helps to define the feel and character of each item of clothing.

anna sad fullHAZEL MASK FULLHAZEL MASK CLOSEHAZEL FULLHazel opening doorhazel moth 1 copyhazel butterflies close copyhazel moth half copyladder 1charlotte doll 2charlotte 2 copyanna dressamber 1Amber 2 copyanna roses copyanna 2anna backamber 3amber back amber full length 2amber fabricamber mask closeamber mask fullcharlotte tree closecharlotte tree2 copyThe items will be added to eustratia.co.uk over the coming days and can be ordered via email (enquiries@eustratia.co.uk) or facebook message in the mean time, with an introductory 20% off.

Those who would like to see the story performed live can do so at the Fashion and lifestyle exhibition, in Manchester on the 11th and 12th of October. Tickets are free and can be booked here. Models will be provided by Vauhaus.

My beautiful models in the order they appeared: Anna, Hazel, Charlotte and Amber.

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