PICK OF THE DAY

24 Mar

This lemon coloured T is the perfect garment to step into spring in, and is yours from H&M; another total Style BITE Steal at just £19.99! Also available in coral.

Click here to buy

KLW x

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A WEEK IN THE WARDROBE OF…

23 Mar

Back by popular demand is the second installment of “A Week In The Wardrobe Of…” and I’m very excited about whose wardrobe we’re peaking in to today as it’s none other than director of Stye BITE favourite and all-round-fabulous vintage online shop – GiGi Vintage. The lovely Gurmeet has given The Style BITE an exclusive peek into her wardrobe; which ticks all the trend boxes – from animal print to chunky knits, vintage mixed with high street, feminine mixed with edgy, it’s safe to say Gurmeet has quite firmly become a total style crush of mine! Not to mention, GiGi Vintage is a definite go-to if you’re looking for high quality, unique vintage pieces – and I’m not the only one who thinks so, as since it’s launch, GiGi Vintage pieces have cropped up in Look Magazine, InStyle.co.uk, Now Magazine and many many more!

Enough chit chat, and onto the good stuff…

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Name: Gurmeet Grewal
Occupation:
Director of GiGi Vintage, an online vintage fashion boutique http://www.gigivintage.co.uk/

What is YOUR fashinspiration?
A real mix of things!  I would say my mother’s 1960s-1980s wardrobe, designer looks from the catwalks, people on the street…

Talk us through a week in your wardrobe:
One thing that everyone says about me is that my wardrobe is really eclectic!  One day I’ll wear something uber grungey and the next I’ll be in something cute and girly, other days I’ll mix the two.  It just depends on my mood!  Usually on Mondays I make more of an effort in terms of how smart I dress and by Friday I’m usually in a pair of leggings and an oversized knit!  Naturally I love all things vintage, but I usually tend to mix it with high street and designer pieces.

What one thing do you hate about the fashion industry?
Mass production!  One of the reasons I love vintage clothing is that it was produced on a much smaller scale, so there was less of one style floating around.  Nowadays almost everything on the high street is produced in substantial amounts, which also has implications on the exploitation of factory workers in order to keep up with the mass of orders.

What one thing do you love about the fashion industry?
I just love the buzz around the whole fashion industry and the energy it gives off.  I find it all very exciting!  Everyone comes together to create total amazingness – be it fashion magazines or photographers, designers or models.  The industry is so powerful and influential, yet everyone has their own interpretation of fashion and they use it as a catalyst to express themselves in whichever way they wish.

Who is your favourite designer?
I don’t have one particular designer who is my fave.  I heart so many different looks and styles; for instance, I love Marc Jacobs for his girly prints, vintage style dresses and gorgeous accessories; D&G for their fun and flamboyant trend-setting pieces and Marchesa for their striking and dramatic evening dresses.

And, the most important question of all, what is your favourite outfit and why?
All of them! 😉

 

And there you have it, a woman after her own hearts; the owner of an amazing vintage store, that wardrobe and possibly one of the nicest people I’ve been lucky enough to interview!

Catch GiGi Vintage at http://www.gigivintage.co.uk
Or follow Gurmeet on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gigivintage

KLW x

 

Gurmeet Wears:
Monday

Pleated floral skirt – GiGi Vintage
Tan leather belt – GiGi Vintage
Fringe leather jacket – Topshop Boutique
Chain strap bag – Prada
Buckle clogs – ASOS
Watch – Michael Kors
Tuesday
Oversized sweater – Monki
Leopard print leggings – Ebay
Bowler hat – GiGi Vintage
Lace up peeptoes – Kurt Geiger
Leather ‘Roxanne’ bag – Mulberry
Wednesday
Lace blouse – GiGi Vintage
Skinny jeans – Bik Bok
Leather bag – Chloe
Tan suede platforms – Aldo
Thursday

Leopard print skirt – GiGi Vintage
White T-shirt – Topshop
Tan leather jacket – Dolce & Gabbana
Lace up leather boots – GiGi Vintage
Leather bag – Fendi
Friday
Furry black top – Monki
Rust brown blazer – GiGi Vintage
Leggings – Monki
Snood – Primark
Lace up leather boots – Aldo
Leather bag – GiGi Vintage
Saturday
T-shirt – GiGi Vintage
High waisted Levi’s shorts – GiGi Vintage
Oversized patterned cardi – GiGi Vintage
Lace up leather boots – GiGi Vintage
Leather bag – vintage Gucci
Sunday
Oversized mohair ‘coatigan’ – GiGi Vintage
Rust leggings – Monki
Suede fringe bag – GiGi Vintage
Lace up leather shoes – GiGi Vintage

PICK OF THE DAY

23 Mar

Today’s Pick Of The Day is the perfect piece that translates nicely from workwear into a nice outfit for dinner with the girls – alongside today’s Pick Of The Day is the perfect accessory for those who are a little shy of the animal print trend but still want to channel it in their outfit.

Click here to buy the dress from Dorothy Perkins
Click here to buy the belt from ASOS

KLW x

PICK OF THE DAY

22 Mar

Check out these super cute shorts – from Tesco!! Click here to buy, another Style BITE bargain at just £12.00!

Team with a simple white shirt and your favourite pair of gladiator heels for a summery daytime look, or alternatively throw a light leather jacket over the white shirt and don a pair of heels to paint the town red in!

KLW  x

ACE LACE

21 Mar

And if you loved all the lace-loving from my Erdem post, you might like to see the top lacey picks of the high street

TopShop

ASOS

Missguided

TopShop: [From L-R] Click here to buy, Click here to buy, Click here to buy
ASOS: [From L-R] Click here to buy, Click here to buy, Click here to buy
Missguided: [L-R] Click here to buy, Click here to buy, Click here to buy

What lacey item will get into your wardrobe?

KLW x

 

 

FROM RUNWAY TO REAL LIFE… ERDEM EDITION

21 Mar

As you all know, here at The Style BITE, it’s all about accessible, affordable fashion – that doesn’t mean that I don’t dream about all those glorious things that are showcased on the runway 🙂 . Not being a massive fan of red dresses [they look good on other people, but I look like Kat Slater after a bad night out in one] or a fan of lace [just feels a bit overdone sometimes!] I was pleasantly surprised to find myself liking the below little Erdem number which appeared at the Erdem S/S 11 showing…

 

Erdem S/S 11 Show

The look was the eighth to roll down the runway, but was an instant hit and soon after saw Michelle Williams wear it to the Blue Valentine premier, and saw Alexa Chung sporting it in the February issue of Net-a-Porter magazine.

Left: Alexa Chung in Net-a-Porter Mag, Right: Michelle Williams

And from runway to real life, from high-end to high-street, it seems the dress has been a huge success as TopShop have stocked this identical piece which can be yours for £48.00 – you can buy it  here

TopShop Dress

Will the TopShop dress be hanging in your wardrobe? Or are you lucky enuogh to fork out a couple of grand and buy real deal?

Til next time readers….

KLW x

FASHION’S NINE O’CLOCK NEWS

21 Mar

Pictured: AA Head Honcho Dov Charney.

AllSaints Will Receive New Investment:
The brand wishes to raise up to £50m to aid their current expansion plans and now has four offers on the table to consider. In 2010, the retailer impressively more than doubled their pre-tax profits in 2010 to £10.7m.e
AA Report 2010 Los:
Well well well, what a surprise, brand American Apparel will report a loss in 2010 – though they delayed filing their 2010 annual report due to needing time to “complete reviews and analyses” of results. The firm has confirmed they expect to register a loss.
Peacocks Considers Bonmarché Sale
The private-equity owned retailer has appointed bankers from the firm DC Advisory Partners to look at the potential options, which could lead to the sale of the 380-store women’s  discount fashion chain