in conversation with alexandra shulman

Last Wednesday I was very lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend a Q&A like lecture with the one and only Alexandra Shulman, the current editor and chief of British Vogue. Within this lengthy and very inspiring session, Alexandra gave insight to her experience in the industry and what she'll miss and wont miss about working for Vogue. 
Alexandra began her budding career at vogue 25 years ago, which is absolutely insane to think since I wasn't even alive at that time. During this time, this modern day girl boss has celebrated the 100th year anniversary of Vogue, and wrote the book; inside Vogue; a dairy of my 100th year. 

Throughout the session Alexandra touched upon various topics, and we where even given the chance to ask her all of our burning questions..

T R E N D : the mini bag

With an array of different spring/summer trends populating the likes of every social media platform, I thought I would dedicate this post solely to my by far favourite trend at the moment; The Mini Bag. This trend has assured me that good things do come in small packages after all. Though the least practical of items due to their miniature structure, they definitely have been cutest arm / shoulder candy. The Mini bag made quite a few sneaky appearances on various S/S shows where designers downsized their bags, styled with both extravagant as well as minimal outfits; showcasing the Mini bags versatility whatever the shape or design. Although it's always been a fashion favourite for fashion brands over the years, brands such as Chanel, Valentine and Chloe have put their own spin onto things, jazzing up their own interpretation of this big trend. Valentino vision saw lipstick cases being worn round the body, Chanel used made a bag look like a miniature robot, as for Prada, a plush fur was blended with a bright pop printed leather. 
I've always been a bag kind of gal, so the mini bag trend was something that I was 100% for. Likewise with any other accessories I find them to be very versatile in terms of dressing up or down an outfit, depending on the type of bag purchased of course. I tend to find myself gravitating to mini bags that are brightly coloured, have a textured body and feature some sort of embroidery on it: seeing as I normally like to wear them to dress up an outfit. Since I've been sucked into this trend, and frantically adding thousands of mini bags to my wish lists it's pretty safe to say that this trend, isn't going to die down anytime soon. Although you can fit as little as some loose change, and hopefully an iphone I guess it's worth carrying a mini bag around if it isn't practical, but even when practically is necessary, the bag certainty better be stylish. 
It's no surprise that many A-lists celebrities too have supporting this playful trend, my favourite take on the trend was when Rihanna wore the Louis Vuitton palm springs mini backpack, completing her tone down outfit extremely well. I've also shared my favorite street style photography looks with how various different individuals have worn the Mini Bag to fit their own aesthetic. Thanks to Pinterest I've been pinning so many different Mini bags from past runways, which probably isn't the best; but no one can have enough bags. 

Thanks for reading & stay tuned for another trend post! 
Chrissy X 

gucci x meme?

The whole Gucci x meme appeared on my instagram feed around three weeks ago, although I'm slightly late to this Meme party, I still thought I'd write up a short post around this unexpected form of advertising. 
First things first I love Memes. I was firstly introduced to the wonderful world of memes through twitter, they're random, wacky, and weirdly relatable on some levels. I believe the art of memes are able to uphold as well as express feelings that are sometimes better said through images; followed by a short witty caption that has little to no content, but almost 9/10 hilarious. 

My favourite memes are possibly the Arhur fist, the "white guy blinking meme" and not forgetting the Kermit the from ones. Memes are pretty much in every situations, feeling down? a meme will probably sum up your current feeling pretty well. I particularly like to use this when I'm too lazy to type out my emotions, or for it to support how i'm feeling. So if I'm happy, a random meme of a guy dancing will probably be supported with this current emotion. Similar to emoji's in a way, but these moving images are often taken from pretty much anything, from cartoon's or a live stream. If it's funny someones bound to record that 30 second clip, and make it into a meme.