House of Bricks

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Silken Flavours. Says it all.

This fashion accessories label plays around with the idea of taking those images associated with girlishness and youthfulness whilst trying to make these ideas more contemporary and fashionable. This has enabled the brand to come up with their own unique niche whilst still appealing to that elegant femininity that still appeals to all of us ladies!

Silken Favours hand drawn illustrative prints takes the cutesy and the kitsch and warp them to compose contemporary pieces of artwork that can be worn and treasured forever.

Victoria Murdoch is the creative talent and creator behind Silken Favours. An outstanding print designer, she takes a playful and warm-hearted approach to her subjects. Finding her inspiration in the natural world, Vicki uses traditional, intricate and very time-consuming pen and ink techniques, evoking imagery that is both otherworldly yet
reassuringly familiar.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Chinti and Parker.

This emerging fashion label is known for creating basic garments with incredible fabrics and lovely twee quirks. I have been a huge fan of this brand for a while as whenever I wear anything from this company I feel effortlessly glam and for me that is a real rarity!
The fabrics which this company uses are organic and natural and although they are real statement pieces, they are still so easy to dress up or down. The cottons, cashmeres and wools are all of an amazing quality and despite the quite simple silhouettes and shapes of the pieces they all feel elegant and sophisticated.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Everyone's talking about.....PETER PILOTTO!

In my very humble and unbiased but slightly biased opinion...I really believe that Peter Pilotto is one of those designers to watch. Having been interning for this amazing company since early January, I have completed the transaction from a fan of the label to an employee, the studio is one of the best and happiest places that I have worked in so far! The people are amazing and the clothes are really inspiring and if I could, I would wear their clothes all day everyday. Peter and Christopher the main designers are really lovely characters and the whole environment is really creative and infectiously exciting!
We are currently working upto London Fashion Week and I am loving everyday. The cut and prints used in the garments are beautifully thought about and incredibly flattering. The spring/summer looks are so current and on trend with the whole sporty fashion thing which seems to be coming through at the moment.

Monday, 5 March 2012


I am getting quite into the whole punky, tartan, DM, stud/spike thing at the moment....not sure whether it's a rebellious thing like the original punks but still it's something new to investigate so it's fun for me! I got some amazing double ended......spike earrings from topshop the other day which I love, and they were a bargain, and I got to pay for them with a christmas topshop voucher so they were practically FREE!!!

Here are some of the really amazing spiked or studded things that I couldn't help but fall in love with recently...some of them affordable....some of them not so much!
Oh well.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

If I could choose anyone to play me in a'd be Drew Barrymore, bloody dull film though.

She is amazing. Every girl has a style crush or something to that effect and she is mine. A guilty pleasure....without the guilt.

I am just going to let these pictures speak for themselves. Despite what I think is the reasoning behind this girl crush I think it's just that she can pull off the 'Grossie Josie' taunt and...well....I never could!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Aztec me beautiful...

At the moment, i've been seeing aztec around and about and the more I see, the more I want! I think it's gonna get pretty big this spring/summer as the colours are eveywhere and the whole pastel thing looks as if it's gonna get/stay pretty big this year. To be honest, it could be worse, at least us paler folk can pull it off too without feeling too ashamed of our pastey white skin! Oh who cares, there's not much we can do about it anyway!! Rock on the factor 50 ladies....although we shouldn't have to worry for a few months yet!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Kings Mews? More like Kings Muse.

Sooo, I havn't really blogged very much about music but this is a band that I went to go and see in Brighton and it kind of seems that nobody can move to Brighton without getting slightly more involved in the music scene, so it would seem that I have become quite the cliche!

This band is really awesome though, they have a real twist of having a main vocalist who has an amazing voice and is married with a really soulful sound with the help of his fantastic band.

Here are some images of them in action and if you want to give them a listen (which I very much recommend) then go to their website...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Fight fire with fire

During these cold cold nights I have been finding myself without lighters as my friends clearly have been cashing in on my drunken forgetfulness so I have been having to collect matches from various establishments which I have been visiting over the past few weeks. This has led to a slight obsession with collecting matchboxes, I think they are becoming the new sources of fire anyway as despite being slightly less dependable than the classic lighter, they represent a really sentimental and old school style to me. I love the names and creativity that  matchboxes represent.....