Bella Thorne wears Lauren Moshi

Bella Thorne Off Duty Style in Lauren Moshi

Bella Thorne found fame as a disney star, but the now 19 year old has evolved into quite the fashionista in recent years, developing her own unique grungy style. Bella isn’t afraid to experiment with fashion, which is something we love about her.

She was snapped out with a gal pal in California yesterday, in typical Bella style! Wearing an oversized purple hoodie, matched up with our Lauren Moshi cashmere silver star statement beanie, white perforated leggings, HUF socks and – topping off her look – a pair of coordinating converse Stan Smith’s, Bella managed to effortlessly stylish.

It also seems that Bella has developed a love affair with one of our fav brands from the States, Lauren Moshi. She is regularly snapped wearing some of their pieces. In our blog post yesterday, we discussed the reasons for buying designer brands like Lauren Moshi. Its a family run brand, started by a brother and sister team. They hand draw and design everything in house. Its completely unique, and there is so much time and passion put into this brand. Everything is then ethically produced by them, in house. The quality of their product is second to none. It washes amazingly , and the fabric literally hangs off your body. Its quite simply devine – and the graphic artwork gives you a piece of fashion which you can dress up or down as you wish. The great thing is , everything that is produced, is done so in limited quantities – making it very special and unique. Their whole brand ethos is based on a clothing range, which is targeted towards customers who appreciate the finer details and intricate designs.

Bella’s exact beanie, is a cashmere black beanie, with silver embroidered stars. Its so warm, and such high quality – which will never go out of fashion.

Take a look at the beanie by Lauren Moshi here >>

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A DESIGNER T-SHIRT

The Only Way is Designer.

When you want to treat yourself to some new clothes, the temptation is to go to the likes of Primark and spend £5-10 on a new top!

Well we want to change that by giving you our 5 reasons to buy designer luxury, brands like wildfox, the laundry room and chaser brand – and here’s why……

1 : Designer Tees are Ethically Made! 

This is our main reason for investing into a luxury tee.

Jerseys & knits, are very easy to make. The design is simple, the fabric is very easy to manage on a sewing machine and it literally takes seconds to sew. Did you know that tshirts are one of the cheapest items, to buy because they are also the cheapest to produce! Most t-shirts that cost under £20.00 are either made in mass quantities overseas, where there is little or no regulation, big fabric waste and in some cases by labourers, who are not being paid fairly and even children.

Look for American made brands like Wildfox or The Laundry Room. These brands are all made in the USA. Or even smaller brands like The Ragged Priest – all made in house in the UK, by a small team. So you are supporting local businesses, and real people – who believe in their product.

2. Better fabrics change the game:

Better fabrics, like modal, terry or organic cottons take the design and fit to a whole new level. We absolutely love the unique and special prints and fabrics used by the likes of Lauren Moshi and Wildfox.

But if terry t-shirts are not your thing, look out for organic cottons. The industrialized cotton industry has high rates of suicide in India and cancers in farmers inside the US. Shopping for organic cotton not only helps smaller farmers, it’s also better for our body.

This Laundry Room Tee has a speciality knit fabric

3. Better Design:

Fast fashion companies knock off designs within minutes of hitting the shelves sometimes bluntly stealing work from fashion designers. Buying from companies like Primark , has a strong impact in the fashion industry: those companies force the industry to work faster leaving no time for the incubation of ideas.

By shopping for luxury tees you are not only paying for a simple t-shirt, you are breeding creativity from design to photos, lots of people are getting paid by you! You are supporting small brands like Ragged Priest – in house designed and made, something they are very proud of. And the Laundry Room – a family company who do everything in house.

Just look at Wildfox, Laundry Room and The Ragged Priest, you will see that their designs are not only more exclusive, they’re also much more unique. Do you really want to look like everyone else? Or be an individual.

4. T-Shirts are everyday pieces:

We wear a t-shirt pretty much every day! We see them as investment pieces, as they are super versatile you can dress up and dress down. When you invest in a luxury t-shirt, you know you will be wearing it for years.

For example a Lauren Moshi t-shirt costs over £50.00, but since I will be using it many times over a long period, the cost of wearing that t-shirt is about £0.00! While a t-shirt you buy from Primark – which we hold our hands up, we have done, usually can only be worn once or twice, they dont wash well or keep their shape and they bobble real quick.

5. A more fashionable wardrobe! 

Anyone who loves their fashion, know where to spend their money and a survey taken shows that most agree basics should be the most expensive pieces in your wardrobe – because these are worn most!

These pieces should be affordable enough for you not to go broke, but expensive enough that they seem like a treat to buy. The great thing also with investing into a luxury tee, is that you can mix them up with other pieces.

Lauren Moshi tees are all hand designed and hand printed in LA, but a family. They make the nicest, unique designs and they tees literally hang off your body like a glove. The fabric lasts forever and its great for mixing up with other garments.

Hopefully this has convinced you to invest your hard earned cash into more luxury garments.

Thankyou for reading xxxx

Ultimate Guide to 90s Grunge Clothing

90s Grunge Fashion, the Spoiled Brat Way!

Grunge Fashion : Are you a 90s chick? The 90s was a real grunge era, 90s grunge and its back for 2016

If you were just a youngster back then, or maybe not even born, then we will explain to you now what this decade was all about. We were in high school during this era, an era defined for us, by teenage angst, take that & east 17 boy band rivals and lots of underage drinking (nudge nudge , wink wink)

The 90s is however the decade which can be defined by the explosion of youth culture, in a defiant hypercolour of punk grunge fashion, which we are now seeing as a prominent fixture of the fashion in 2016! The 90s and their grunge clothes are well and truly back, and wont be fading away any time soon.

At the end of the 80s, this explosion of youth culture was influences by the acid house music explosion, which swept across the whole of the UK, wiping out everything in its road. Almost immediately the old club get up of Levi’s 501s & Dr Martens, were replaced by badass punk techno neon bright clothes & garage style baggy pants !

The banner of “one nation under a groove”  became a prominent fixture, seeing all the old barriers being broken down and bringing people together. Huge crowds gathered, for illegal raves and anyone who could afford the price of a ticket, was welcome! Margaret Thatcher had declared there was “no such thing as society”, but in this period, it felt as if there had been forged , a hedonistic new society of our own.

It’s easy to forget now just how dire things were back in the 90s,  but Eastern Europe was rising up, the Berlin wall had fallen and Nelson Mandela finally walked out of prison in South Africa. Although the winds of change had blown out into a gentle breeze by this had reached the UK, it still had an influence. Thatcher was finally moved out as PM, after the poll tax riots, only to be replaced by Mr grey man, John Major who simply continued with Thatchers’ more of the same austerity and blame policy.

It therefore felt like complete fate, that youth culture had burst into a defiant, rebellious, glorious technicolour.

This period could had so many defining and exciting events, like the famous cover of Face Magazine (pictured above), which was published, to celebrate the World Cup in Italy. On the cover, they featured a new, young model from Croydon (none other than Kate Moss), dressed in an Italia 90 scarf and clutching a football. Three months after, they published her again, this time however they put her in a feathered headdress and a goofy smile, in an issue to celebrate the Stone Roses’ gig on Spike Island and the wave of new bands that were hitting the scene.

That cover has since come to represent this new mood and become a symbol for the 90s!

The stylists of this famous shoot say that “Because we were all new, it was hard for us to get designer clothes [to photograph], so we’d go to markets and we’d make up fashion that we liked, We made this kind of grungy style, which made second-hand clothes really fashionable. And it was great, because people didn’t have much money anyway.”

90s fasion
Grunge Fashion Celeb Icons from the 90s

The American youth culture took a little longer to scream its defiance, but when it did come, it came in massive towards the end of ’91 with the oppressive fury of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. Generation X had found its voice in Kurt Cobain and the Seattle grunge scene, and their brand of charity-store chic quickly became the new style for US teens, this being checkered vintage looking shirts, oversized soft grunge cardis and Converse trainers. Meanwhile, the girls had a new role model in Courtney Love, Cobain’s wife and proponent of babydoll nighties worn with tough boots. It all fitted beautifully with the grunge fashion from the UK.

Even the cool A-listers like Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix were dabbling into this new trend of grunge fashion!

Brad Pitt 90s Grunge Icon
Mr 90s Man Brad Pitt

And now the 90s are now back & in a big way and grunge, the decade’s landmark trend, is now cool again. Isnt it time you embraced this too? It really is an easy, fun trend to wear. 

When embracing this trend, we recommend to do so with the attitude of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, and opt for pieces that have an aged aesthetic, be it through fabric finish or colour palette.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love : Grunge Fashion Icons
Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love 90s Icons

Although the staple items remain the same; checked shirts and ripped stone wash denim, grunge has been given a new twist for right now. T-shirts are given mesh cut-outs to make them feel fresh, punky cropped tops feature on trend quirky slogans and prints, checked shirts have evolved into dresses, and this season’s grunge ankle boot gets a makeover by stud details or vintage finishes. Badass Maxi-skirts should be worn scraping the floor, billowing and with boots, while jewellery should be stacked, all the better to make a statement. Vintage looking playsuits and jumpsuits feature 90s badass prints, with easy to wear cuts. Grunge is defined by a messy, I dont care look – a rebellious look, with an edge to it, topped off with the uniform Dr Martens of course, We love it

Cara Delevingne is a Grunge Fashion-ista
Cara Delevingne grunging it up 90s style

Even now a days the celebs are setting the way for this come-back trend, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Vanessa Hudgens & Miley Cyrus all indulging themselves in this trend. Festival go-ers, casual every day wear and even going out looks can all encompass this trend. Brands like UNIF, Heart by Nana Judy, Wildfox, The Ragged Priest, Lauren Moshi, MINKPINK , Valfre, One Teaspoon, and even Zoe Karssen dip their toes into the Anarchy of the 90s era. Lucky for you, we have our very own dedicated sections on our website for grunge clothing online. 

miley cyrus grunge fashion
Miley Cyrus is a huge fan of the 90s style
vanessa hudgens likes to dabble in grunge fashion
vanessa hudgens is a 90s princess

We have compiled a load of styles below for you to pick from, which you can mix and match with other trends. Have fun with your fashion, this 90s trend is one that is here to stay for some time. 

Chloe Sims wears Lauren Moshi

Chloe Sims in Lauren Moshi
Chloe Sims in Lauren Moshi

Chloe Sims films TOWIE in Lauren Moshi 

TOWIE’s Chloe Sims was pictured today filming an Easter inspired theme for the show. Instead of going for the cute and girly, Easter theme – Chloe opted for a real rock chick look, teaming our Lauren Moshi “Pump up the Jam” graffiti style top with some skinny jeans, a biker jacket and some fun bunny ears.

Chloe’s style has evolved since she has been on the show, and she is now a style icon in her own right. She loves to experiment with her look and she is a real champion of the grunge 90s look and also the rock chick look. We think she is absolutely killing it in the style stakes and is for us, the top fashionista on the show! Always getting it right and on trend with her looks – Chloe is the girl to watch!

Like her look? This Lauren Moshi tank is super shredead with rips and tears for that real rock edge, and it features embroidered graffiti style slogan straight out of the 90s “Pump Up the Jam”

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