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Fashion has been an outlet to air politcal views since the first slogan t-shirts were used to promote the US elections back in the 1950’s. I did a whole essay for my Design & Visual Culture module of my course about how t-shirts are our billboards. Katharine Hamnetts designs have spanned decades influencing the fashion concious to take a stance in their particular views wether it be saving the whales or dismissing wars. This photo shows her meeting Margaret Thatcher wearing a T-shirt stating “58% don’t want pershings” referring to missles being used during the Falklands war.

 
A cause close to my heart being half-iranian is the current protests for freedom continuing to this day to free the country from their outdated regime.
 

American Apparell have launched this Unisex t-shirt, priced at £23, to show their support to the iranian people.

 

 

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It’s just a shame they appear to be profiting from the t-shirt as their is no mention of a donation to helping the iranian people.
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This wintery weather isn’t easing and my faux Hunters are beginning to chaffe. I’m a prisoner in my own shoes as non of them are equipped with the butch soles needed to keep me up right on my Bambi legs. I’ve been wearing the life out of my Dr. Martins I got for my 21st. Practical, and give me those extra few inches of height my wellies rob me of.

Chloe Sevigny opted for the same pair in the red colour way, get yours for £75.00 here

I’ve just been invited to my dear, Nouvelle Parisian,  friend JoRo’s 21st Birthday party and with the theme being “Winter Wonderland” I’d much rather be sporting these beauties than waddling in in rubber boots. (Follow Jo’s Blog at: http://frompariswithlovex.blogspot.com)

Prada Shoes

These Miuccia Prada, Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with swinging crystals crop up on almost every other page of the current british Vogue. The more I see the more I LOVE them. Opinion amongst my other housemates appears to be divided. Most them vs me, I love them, how can they not? So unpractical and “un-me” but the way the crystals catch the light draws me in like a magpie to Mr.T.

From the clumpy to the delicate, Maison Martin Margiela has done it again and stolen my heart.

These shoes are the stuff of fairytales. Taking the idea further, the designer sells these limited edition heels, not in pairs, but per piece so you can sport one slipper in true Cinderella style.  At $1,277 a piece they better not change back to Primark pumps at mignight.

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The plastic trend is manifesting itself in all forms from footwear to jewellery and of course Chanels clear perspex bags. I love the irony of transparency being a trend in an industry so elusive.

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It’s -5C outside and everything is covered in 10inches of powdery white snow. Who’d have thought the plummetting temperatures would manipulate the mind into wishing you owned a bejewelled Chanel Hand Muff from the 2009 pre Fall Collection.

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This hideous insult to Chanel’s name has some magnetic attraction convincing me I should invest. Obviously not a pube-esque Chanel one but maybe something subtler and demure 1940’s style.

I’m fascinating whilst nursing numb typing fingers. Ouch.

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Well I’d love to be reporting that Santa sent a shiny black Fred Perry Croc bag my way this year but alas, no. Instead the Postman arrived with my first parcel of the year.

 

The Jimmy Choo Project PEP bag was a valued subsitute. The festivities have left my wallet at an all time lightest so this might be the last Choo I see in a while. Saving my pennies for a winter sun get away for a snuggle in the Nook. X

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