Absolutely amazing! This Italian Fashion House has been around for donkeys. Progressively this reputable fashion house has evolved with the times, especially with their ever more current campaigns (Leighton Meester as their current face) and collections whilst still staying true to their roots; uniquely brightly coloured patterned pieces. Missoni is still a family based business with children still playing leading parts in the business. Love It !!*extracts mother's Missoni jumper & bag from her wardrobe and places into vintage treasure box* ;)
So as everybody in the UK should know by now, Nicki Minaj is in town!! Nicki Minaj's mix tapes were brought to the attention of the hip hop lovers @ the REB headquarters early last year. The team were blown away with the fact that firstly the silenced voice of female rap artists had been broken by this eclectic animated young lady with lyrical delivery and content that would rival the male heavyweights in the industry, so we stayed tuned.... Few months later we got to put a face to the voice and from that moment we were on board.
Here at the Raw Edge Team we not only admire her artistry, but her role as a strong business women, fairly new in the industry yet already her album sales have surpassed the likes of Kanye West, she has graced the covers and pages of many publications, her own Mac Lipstick and certified global troop of ''barbs''. Impressive to say the least..
Moreover, here at REB we have noticed that Miss Minaj has taken her place in the industry as a Fashion Icon, now recognised by fashion publications as one to watch (especially Grazia, who for the past 6 consecutive weeks have had a Nicki Minaj devotion). She certainly pushes the bar with her extrovert outfits giving the fashion industry a breath of fresh air, an individual following and setting her own trends.
We wonder how far her 'Harajuku Barbie glam' will get this young lady as she states 'hey yo Anna Wintour, Ima need that cover baby girl'...We look forward to that day.. In the meantime Nicki the REB team would love to dress you any day.
We are overly excited about the SS11 Fashion forecast, especially the homage to all things 70s; pussy bow blouses; high wasted flares, indigo denim … crochet detailing, muted vintage prints, wide brim floppy hats, fringes, exaggerated sleeves, block/platform heels, BIG HAIR…. what’s not to love. Cannot wait to fully embrace this… lets hope the snow stays away for good.
(70s Style Icon)
Topshop Unique SS11 show
(see previous blog posts for full show footage)
Elle Saab SS11
Marc Jacobs S11
Are you inspired? We certainly are, bring on spring..
Also look out for our SS11 Trend Watch & Spring 11 Raw Edge Boutique Collections !!
The Raw Edge Team has another blog crush!. We love the distinctiveness of Fashion Litter, which certainly falls outside of the box labelled 'regular fashion blog'. Shaw, American based style blogger, gives readers an insight into her world; through eye-catching imagery accompanied by her witty, down to earth rants. Moreover we LOVE her style shots which include envious landscapes complimenting her effortless style.
Shaw has even been featured on popular fashion website who what wear.
We will definitely be taking down some style notes. Check Fashion Litter out at http://fashionlitter.blogspot.com . Notepads at the ready! Be prepared to be inspired!