Thursday, 30 September 2010

Children at heart.

The trend for wearing a print that represents a favorite childhood character on clothing has been around for a while, but never has it been more apparent than now, this growing trend allows us to indulge in those old school favorite characters that once fascinated and comforted us. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has been featuring different Disney characters in his clothing for a while, every season with a sequin dress, Mickey mouse, Donald duck, Bambi, with some beautiful Bambi shoes to go with, and this season the brand is carrying prints of South Park characters.






Oysho, the lingerie, nightwear store owned by the Inditex group launched a nightwear range this season with words and pictures of the "Le Petit Prince," My favorite item were a pair of slippers with writing and tiny crystals on them, only for 17 eur.




Many stores carry Tee shirts with prints that bring back that blast from the past, however its not always something that you fully relate to. Hell, I'd probably get incredibly excited and pay extortionate amounts of money over anything Bambi related or any memorabilia that is Archie comic related.


Remember These Guys?


A few seasons ago, Zara's teenage brand TRF had a small Hannah Barbera collaboration of T-shirts and within that were a range of T-shirts with prints of the Jetsons.



The T shirt brand Junk food has also produced T shirts with Disney Characters on them, as well as the Little Miss series...
Their print have a sexy fit and a worn look.



Ok so maybe we had to abandon our soft toys... There is no reason why we cannot still proudly display our love for Superman, Wonderwoman, Snow White or even Pocahontas...

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Our London Choices...

The POA Style team have also extensively covered London Fashion Week and here are our Fashion Picks for the season...


Burberry Prorsum


Christopher Kane


Matthew Williamson


Paul Smith


Jonathan Saunders


Jonathan Saunders


Giles Deacon


Giles Deacon


Acne


David Koma


David Koma


David Koma


Mary Katranzou


Mary Katranzou


Osman


Emilio de la Morena

September is the busiest month of all!

And we have it covered!

Check out POA Style's fashion picks for this season from New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.




Marc Jacobs



Rodarte



Proenza Schouler



Dereck Lam



Vera Wang



VPL



Jason Wu



Calvin Klein



Loris Doran



Loris Doran

Thank you all!

First of all a big thank you to all of those who attended the POA Style Fashion event at Joseph during London's Fashion Night out.
Emanuele D'Angelo covered the event on the livincool site http://www.livincool.com/eventi/vogues-fashion-night-out-london-8th-september-2010 with some fantastic pictures of the event...





So once again, thank you for the wonderful turnout, and to everyone for making it possible.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

POA STYLE EVENT!




This Wednesday 8th of September from 7pm to 10pm at Joseph on 23 Old Bond Street POA Style will be holding a styling event during London's Fashion night out.

It's going to be a FANTASTIC event...

-A must add to your fashion night out! A taster of POA- Style in Joseph, a store filled with a wonderful selection of clothing.

-There will also be music,
Live acoustic acts by: CHARLI XCX & SEYE
DJS: DJS:
VALENTINE FILLOL-CORDIER
ELLIE SHEPHERD
SARA GILMOUR
BEN BRIDGEWATER
ADWOA ABOAH
ASSISI JACKSON
ESME HODSOLL

Look forward to these brands: BALMAIN, MARY KATRANTZOU, GOLDEN GOOSE, RICK OWENS,
LGB, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, IF SIX WAS NINE, ISABEL MARANT,
HANNI Y, PROENZA SCHOULER, FORTE FORTE,
ALEXANDER WANG, ALC, MISSONI, RIKA, RAQUEL ALLEGRA,
BOY BAND OF OUTSIDERS, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, VPL, GIANVITO ROSSI

MENS
JOSEPH OWN LABEL
DESIGNERS:
DIOR HOMME, NEIL BARRETT
FIORENTINI + BAKER, GOLDEN GOOSE
7 FOR ALL MANKIND

-An opportunity to browse the store with Champagne and Canap├ęs provided!
Ask for Christopher Davies or Ashumi Sanghvi of POA-Style on arrival.

Does this get any better? POA-Style+Joseph+Vogue=Win!


Check out our website...
http://www.poa-style.co.uk/
Find us on the Fashion night out Website and add our event to your night out!
http://fashions-night-out.vogue.co.uk/

We'd love to see your sexy faces there so save the date!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Over the Rainbow and Beyond the Valley



http://www.beyondthevalleystore.com/
I have loved Beyond the Valley for years, I kept walking in the store many times and lurking around the odd selection of merchandise every time I was around Carnaby street.

I always thought that my first purchase from Beyond the Valley would be something along the lines of a wooden deer shaped brooch or a Zoe and Morgan pendant, but just as it happens my first purchase turned out to be something quite different.
I bought a pair of knitted ¾ leggings from the bottom of the box in during their annual sample sale for the shamefully cheap price of 5 pounds. I lived in those leggings for around two weeks untill I decided to go back and check everything out again.

Beyond the Valley is one of those stores which is full of curiosities, like exploring through someone's attic and finding random items that slot into your life without you even knowing it.

On my last trip there I came across some wedge shoes. The pony skin wedge shoes by finsk, I urged my friend to try them on and they look amazing, I mean absolutely fabulosos, they're really something.


Beyond the Valley always seem to have a wonderful selection of dresses. The Beyond the Valley graphic prints dresses and tees are instantly recognizable and won me over very fast. I'm very picky you see.


Their selection is varied however, some items are slightly too quirky for my liking, for example, the Hamburger bag by Hannah Havana.

I would probably buy it one day and categorize it in my wardrobe under the section "F.U. I'm young and if I wear this with conviction I think I can get away with it."

I love Beyond the Valley, it rates as being one of my favourite stores in Londontown, it is everything one would ask for in one space, offbeat, quirky, alive, cosy, sweet and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.