Oxford Fashion Studio| Who Are The Designers

With there being less than 5 days until the London Collections shows in Devonshire Square, I thought it was the right time to show you my top 3 designers that will be sending their latest collections down the catwalk this Saturday.

To start is ARIEL.C. 

The creator of the fashion jewellery brand is Sihua Ariel Chen, who through her experience in Singapore and her studies at LCF have created some absolutely stunning collections over the past few years, her are are few of my favourite works and collaboration projects.

Her Dark Opulence collection is being showcased at the 9pm runway show.

Next up on my list is Sans Soucie

This zero waste, yup that's right zero waste fashion studio have been reusing any textile waste they produce to create even more designs. If that isn't pretty cool I don't know what is. Not only do they produce their own reused textile products but other studios have come in used some of the waste products for their projects. Having spent the last couple of hours browsing several designers websites Katherine Soucie's creations and collections still stand out to me as some of the best, her use of colour and texture is beautiful. Here is a sneak peak at her collection that will be showcased at 7pm in Devonshire House this Saturday.

The last designer I want to talk about is  Sketcharound 

Created by two Hong-Kong based designers in 2013, the brand's focus is on unisex clothes that surpass gender, and stick to clean cut tailored pieces that ignores the standard that gender influences wearability. The pure simplicity of the collections has aroused interest across the globe and now they are coming to London. Not only that but like the last brand they have a strong focus on sustainability which as you might be able to tell from my blog I have a strong interest in. So as with the last two designers here is a peak at what you can expect from their London show.

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post from me today.

XO, Miriam

P.S. Disclaimer all images are sourced directly from the designers websites, copyright infringement not intended.

Vegan Meal Ideas| Garlic and Mushroom Risotto

When I think of a classic risotto, like the ones my mum makes I think of the staple flavours garlic, onion and mixed Italian herbs. When these flavours are combined with mushrooms and the risotto rice the result is a creamy filling meal perfect for the autumn weather.

75g Risotto rice per person
1 clove of garlic
2 shallots
2 teaspoons of mixed Italian herbs
3 or more mushrooms
1 green bell pepper
1/2 and avocado

1. Melt a small knob of vegan spread or heat up some olive oil
2. Add all the other ingredients except the avocado and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft
3. Gradually add 500mls of hot water or vegetable stock, only adding more when the last amount has been absorbed by the rice
4. When you have run out of water or stock taste the rice to see if it is cooked to your preference, if not add more water until it reaches the consistency you want.
5. Finally add the avocado and smash it up slightly to create a creamy texture that is normally given by cheese in risotto.
6. I served mine with mixed salad greens, and pinch of paprika

Let me know if you give this a try, and show me the result on Instagram

XO, Miriam

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Let's Get Out Of This Town

//Moto Jacket - Topshop//Broach - My Mum's//Shirt - ASOS//Shorts - Emily's//Boots - DUO//

So right now I am in the process of packing up all of my things to move into my new house with my friends ready for my 2nd year of university, and seriously I forgot how long this took me last year. But I have come to the realisation that I am no longer going to have access to my sisters huge wardrobe, so naturally I have been taking loads of outfit shots using her stuff. Not sure she feels about this but whatever...

Anyway as always when it gets to this time of year I am constantly inspired by the general back-to-school theme, so have based my outfit on the top school girls Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen. Starting with a crisp white button-down shirt is a must for any school inspired outfit, I don't know any school near me or any school on tv that doesn't have a white shirt as a part of their uniform. Naturally I went for the plaid shorts in my sisters wardrobe as they remind me of all the public school skirts, and they add a touch of colour to the otherwise monochrome outfit. And while I could have gone for my brogues and some knee high white socks, I felt these gorgeous boots made the look more wearable and well more grown up.

XO, Miriam

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September TBR

Since about mid-august I have been stuck in a reading slump, I found no interest in any of the books I have been wanting to read for the last few months or in some cases the last year. Now my TBR is currently moulded by my required reading for my English Module next semester.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth 

Since reading Divergent last year I have been wanting to read the rest of the trilogy, as not only is it a nice quick read but has a fast paced storyline that will keep me engaged.

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama 

During the months of July and August I watched the anime series with J and when I saw these books for under £2 each I decided now would be the perfect time to read the manga. And as with all gapthic novels these shouldn't take me all that long to get through leaving me more time for the next three books.

Selected Poems by Oscar Wilde

Unsurprisingly this is one of the books on my reading list, and as I have never read Wilde before I am excited to see what he has to offer. As someone who doesn't normally like poetry all that much I hope Wilde brings something new to the genre that I haven't seen before and that matched my attention.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Again required reading but as this book is broken up into many shorter stories, I am going to gradually make my way through this book while I read the other books in my TBR before the semester starts.

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain 

This isn't actually on my list for required reading, but was recommended to me by my mother and grandmother, and giving that they normally have very good taste in books I have been slowly making my way through the book. It can be a hard read at times, but it is a book that makes you think about your priorities and WW1 in a very different light.

What do you want to read this month?

XO, Miriam

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