Just a second ago I was thinking – were I not pregnant right now – what would I wear? An d’you know what I miss most besides proper jeans and maybe a crop top? A pair of great CULOTTES. It’s wild really how my fashion cravings go… just like food cravings tbh, cause you’d think you’d crave what you love most (like pizza, or salty chips, or hoops, floral dresses, stilettos par example)… but nope. You actually crave the craziest things in the world.

Culottes. Really. Like the only time I ever wore them was only as a second choice. A style backup. I LOOOOVE them on others, and I always lusted for a great pair that would look as great on me as they did on those beautiful fashion bloggers. But then… I never really did find that pair. Never really searched for it either.

Bottom line is pregnancy is giving me wild wild wild cravings. Apparently of the fashion kind too.

So what do you do when you find yourself mid-day craving culottes? Well… you wonder whether or not they’re still in fashion 2018. Are they?

Can we still wear culottes this summer AND look great?

I only realise now… what a stupid question I’m asking.

Never mind.

*raises hand and asks the Q again*

 

Are culottes still in fashion 2018?

Would it make any difference if they weren’t? But they are!!!!!!!! *throws confetti around*

I think it’s been a while since they’ve traded their trendiness for their staple worthiness. And hallelujah that they did, because they do make one hell of a pants style: versatile, cool, sophisticated, minimal, grown-up, granny chic, just chic, elegant, simple, classy, boho…

Perhaps the way to wear them in 2018 is slightly different, or perhaps their styles are different. However it may be I do think ANY culottes style works just fine as long as the personal style is great. You see… I’m an old school soul, so I still buy that it’s-not-what-you-wear-but-how-you-wear-it-crap.

Or maybe I’m just old.

And maybe that’s precisely why I’m craving culottes. The grown-up version of shorts, you know.

Whatever the reasons, I couldn’t care less. I love them and for me they’re a staple worth styling over and over and over again.

 

What culottes to wear in 2018?

Denim culottes are the hottest things around. I think it was a few summers ago that they had their first appearance but didn’t quite stick. Well, well, well… fast forward to this summer and they’re the new skinnies.

They’re cool, sophisticated, loose and sexy, casual, look great with flats of all sorts and heels too.

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White and black culottes are on point this summer with minimal style on the rise. They make fantastic office outfits too.

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Linen, beige, yellow, orange, khaki styles. Earth tones, beachy vibes, boho minimal styles are in, alongside the straw bags for example.

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Where to wear culottes in 2018?

Depending on the cut, the fabric, the style, and the personal style… culottes go everywhere.

  • office
  • events
  • cocktails
  • dinners
  • beach
  • festivals
  • casual situations
  • weekends
  • meetings
  • brunches
  • weddings

Why are culottes still so cool?

Besides being the greatest combo of granny-chic meets boho chic meets sophisticated/minimal boss lady – the secret lies in  their cut and style.

Exposed ankles always look delicate, feminine, and sexy. Pockets are always casual cool. A high waist always elongates. With sneakers or flats they look extra chic and laid back, with heels they’re hot and relaxed.

What more do you want?

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Any other weird, funny, cool, or uncool fashion cravings around? Let’s share people. :)

xoxo D.

 

 

 

 

 



When Diane von Furstenberg said the wrap dress, she would later be iconic and notorious for, will be a timeless piece and a woman’s best friend – she meant it 10,000%. The designer created this cut and model back in the 70s and ever since, especially in summer, hence the wrap summer dresses, it’s been reinvented, nipped, tucked, played with by both Diane Von Furstenberg and other designers.

Retail chains picked it up, and later anyone and everyone who actually noticed that if you take a piece of a flirty fluid fabric, in the shape of a dress, and deconstruct it only to later just wrap it and tie it around your waist, which can fluctuate, you’ll be wearing probably the most versatile, most flattering, and easy to style dress in the world.

This would later be known as the wrap dress. While it’s definitely possible to wear wrap dresses in winter as well: hello velvet wrap dresses for example, this iconic piece looks its best as wrap summer dresses.

Or maybe it’s just me now… loving 2018 summer with all its flirty dresses, and polka dots, and printed sets and maxi dresses, mini dresses and so on.

2018 summer is a back to basics kinda summer, a very flirty, easy and feminine take on this season, when cut-offs take a backseat for pretty dresses and flirty tops paired with skirts or shorts made of light dancing fabrics.

Everything is paired with straw bags rather than anything too pretentious, we wear scarves to tie our hair, and the biggest blings are maybe a pair of cute hoops. It’s retro with a dash of minimal, and loads of French riviera chicness if you will.

Therefore it’s not a massive fashion surprise to notice women loving to literally wrap midi dresses around their figures and dash off to work, to parties, to running errands, to weddings or God knows where else.

Wrap summer dresses: what to pick this season?

  • midi wrap summer dresses
  • mini wrap summer dresses
  • cap sleeves, long sleeves, spaghetti sleeves
  • maxi wrap summer dresses

The queen of summer dresses remains the midi style, because of its easiness to wear and versatility. It’s a great piece for office days, paired with flat sandals, flat pointed toe shoes, midi heels, AND it can later translate great into a cocktail dress if paired with stilettos for example. OR it can be a great casual weekend staple when paired with sneakers or espadrilles.

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Mini dresses are absolutely fabulous and cute and a great choice for summer in the city, for weekends, for beach walks, for shopping sprees, brunches, dinners, dates, parties… They look best with slippers, a bamboo bag, just to balance out their sexiness. OR if you wanna go full on glam, pair them with minimal stilettos.

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Maxi wrap dresses are great for summer. Personally I’m scared of them, just because I feel there’s always this fear of getting lost in too much dress and fabric. They look great on some people, and are a great choice for summer weddings, or fancy cocktails by the beach, or even casual styles… I just don’t LOVE them, okay?! I like them.

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How to wear wrap summer dresses this season?

Think of them as the casual kimono you put on around the house, or the bath robe you like to chill in at times… and then put in on for any occasion and start dressing it up or down.

Wrap summer dresses have this incredible quality of being so easy to put on. All you need is you underwear. You just put them on as if they’re your fave robe, wrap them around your waist and start the day.

The best style gimmicks for 2018:

Why are wrap summer dresses so flattering?

The cut makes them your BFF for life, because they mark your waist, so even if you have a few more pounds, or have an apple-type of figure, wrap dresses trick the eye and accentuate your waist, elongate your torso with the V-cut, and hide your legs up to the knees. All the while they hug the body but don’t squeeze it, they just follow the shapes, conceal and reveal what they should. They’re perfect really.

Shop the look:

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Not to mention they can be a great choice for maternity style, IF you find the right size, or you wear them with cycling shorts underneath. Or leggings. Trust me.

xoxo D.

Talk about a ‘going back to basics’ this year with fashion! If anyone had told my mom, my grandma, or Jane Birkin (please observe the on point style hierarchy) that 40 something years later – the straw bags they so effortlessly and style unconsciously paraded around their arms every single day for school, shopping, jobs or pickings WILL be back in fashion… pffff… *that my friend would have been a bet worth making.

Back in the day they wore straw bags anywhere basically, not just the beach, as the fashion norm dictated not until too long ago.

What has changed in 50 years?

And what has changed in the last 10 years maybe – so much –  that we decided to take the classic beach straw bags to the city, to dates, to parties, to work?

Who is to blame for the rise of straw bags beyond their classic casual status?

Part fashion cycle, part designers, part our lust for simple style things these days, or so it feels. I mean, with the minimalist 2018 summer and all.

First of all anything that was once cool fashion wise will 100% come back to haunt and delight us. That is a fact.

More so… whatever designers love we’re bound to follow. And this season they love anything wicker, raffia, woven, rattan.

And then it’s us mortals, VIPS, and souls of fashion who make it all happen. With the rise of summer style, culture of laid back weekends, globetrotting, traveling, leisure, coastal styles – women loooooove the laid back look, the casual luxe style that comes with/or mimics either french style or a rich life. Or both.

Everyone these days is like kicking it back on a beach, yacht, or sexy destination somehow.

*raises hand*

“I’d like to know how that is possible please! (leave thoughts and tips in the comments below.) Thank you.’

And also everyone these days falls more for simplicity rather than opulence. Or at least post 30. So then… it makes sense we kinda fall hard for a bag that’s a straw bag.

Classic straw bags:

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How to wear straw bags and where?

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhm… like is it okay if I show up in wicker for work? Can I wear a straw clutch to a wedding? Is there even such a thing?

I’m guessing running errands, shopping, picnic, beach, dinners, lunches, brunches et all are fine.

So what is the social courtesy of straw bags?

Personally, I’m all for fuck rules and wear whatever the hell you want, as long as it’s not white on a wedding day, you know, that sort of stuff.

But the casualness of straw bags is in fact pretty cool for both the actual casual situations as well as more sophisticated ones, because the clashing of styles makes it all look more fashion savvy.

Besides – wicker, raffia, and straw bags these days are not limited to those styles of the past. In fact, they’re so chic and quite elegant some, that they do look amazing worn with suits, dresses, or office outfits. They add a bit of summer character to a look.

However, as ‘anything works with anything’ as things may be these days, straw bags look best worn with:

  • linen outfits
  • summer floral dresses
  • casual jumpsuits
  • monochromatic white, black, yellow, orange looks
  • denim
  • midi retro dresses
  • polka dots
  • flirty shorts
  • oversized summer clothes
  • nude taupe clothes
  • safari inspired looks

On the ‘where to’ side: start with casual situations, wear straw bags to a brunch, then take it to a picnic, and then slowly transition it to a Friday office day, a date lunch, and so on.

Street style:

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Shop my fave straw bags:

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xoxo D.

 

 

I blame everything on Instagram these days, including the rise of #yellowmellow from an insta hashtag to in IRL – as the yellow color trend of 2018. I don’t mind it one bit, in fact according to my sign, #lioness its part of my color palette next to orange and red, so who’s complaining. Not to mention it’s such a summer symbol, which again is so me #summerchild, that I’m more than sold on this summer 2018 trend. And it looks great in photos. Besides, style wise no matter what you wear yellow will look good on you, it’s a matter of hue and whether or not you wear one item or drape yourself in lemonade. No?

Just bare with me throughout this post as we’ll go on the ride of your freaking lemonade summer life, and discuss HOW to wear yellow this season AND look fab!

If you don’t believe me, or Instagram, you’d better believe designers, cause their SS2018 collections had yellow in them through and through.

1.Head-to-toe YELLOW OUTFITS: DRESSES

I mean… just think Beyonce’s Lemonade yellow dress and let’s just all go home and cry of happiness. The best yellow outfits for summer are dresses: fluid, flirty, fitted, shift, shirt, midi length, maxis, or minis, in tiny prints, or solids, worn with espadrilles, heels, or sneakers.

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2. Head-to-toe YELLOW OUTFITS: In more pieces

If dresses ain’t your shtick, OR you are one of those gals who looove to spend time on outfits and are the least laziest fashion person out there, (God I wish I knew what that was like), well then… it’s yellow outfits in 2, 3, 4, or 23,456 pieces for you. Skirts, shorts, tops of all sorts paired together regardless of style or cut, as long as they’re all yellow. It don’t even need to be the same yellow shade. In fact, I think the more shades and yellow hues the more it’ll all be sophisticated. From bright yellow to mustard yellow to more orange or muted and pastel styles – every lemon inspired color out there is your bestie this season.

Keep the rest simple, speaking of basic dressing here, and let yellow mellow shine through. Personalty I love either very casual laid back summer yellow outfits worn with nude comfy shoes, OR more polished yellow looks that look amazing with posh white slides or black minimal details.

BUT, yellow does look amazing against other colors, and we do live in a free fashion world, so if you wanna wear red shoes, green lips, or pink bags – go for it. It’ll definitely look fab for Instagram.

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3. ‘I’ll have just one yellow thing please!’

Not everyone is such a yellow or a mellow kinda human… and some fashion lovers go by the mantra less is more, and make a bigger style splash with just one yellow item rather than wear the lemonade of the entire world at once. Yellow looks absolutely beautiful worn with blue denim, either jeans, or denim skirts or shirts. It’s one of the best combos if you ask me, worn either with heels or flat shoes.

Yellow anything also looks great against white and black, like a minimal clean outfit.

Again, if you’re an adventurous soul and love color blocking pair a yellow top with a pair of electric blue pants, or a red skirt. Do your thing.


 

Truth is, 2018 summer is a lot about color, big, bold, bright, solid shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, blues, greens… you get it. Designers are embracing these colors not just for this hot season but for fall 2018 as well…. so it makes perfect sense that each and every bold shade has its fans. And since summer is about fresh bright sunny days… Yellow Mellow lemonade is a winner.

What do you think? Do you actually like wearing yellow?

xoxo D.

 

 

T-shirts and jeans have been the stepping stone of each and every great style that was ever emulated, copied, and ironically rarely duplicated. Fashion is a lot of things these days, but with the rise of retro and 90s styles, dressing up has become more laid back. Sure there’s Versace, and Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford, but there’s also a massive rise in street style and more Calvin Klein like outfits. The queen of too-much  and over the top dolled up looks – Kim Kardashian herself is often seen as the face of such basic dressing, with the long simple hair, or bob lately, and 90s style spaghetti strap dresses or jeans and white t-shirts she’s like ‘I’m done with those too studied looks, and over the top outfits. I wanna look like I barely tried.’ Bloggers too are jumping in on this ‘trend’ and chose simple outfits with 0 exaggerated elements. They’re easier to wear, easier to shoot, and a true mirror of our laziness at times. By forcing us to rid ourselves of those extra frills and fashion opulence they kinda allow true style and simplicity to shine through.

TBH, except for a few incredibly great stylers out there, I’m done with seeing too trendy dressing hanging on the backs of every single girl out there with not a dash of personalty in sight. What is IN these days? Red lips, bob haircut, track pants, platform big shoes, chokers, big logo tees, micro bags, long nails, perfect makeup, combat boots, spring floral dresses, coffee to go, cool drinks and food, etc. *wears all of them at once*. Sure, it’s all fashion and fun, and by all means go have a clothes party, and leave the 30 year olds to their minimalist and basic dressing style. Right?!

Are we haters for saying that? I know I certainly have my moments, and I’m working on pissing all rainbows and butterflies… but am I wrong in my fashion observation here?

Or maybe, just maybe… there’s more to fashion than just one massive trend or movement, and the world is divided into: statement and opulent aka trendy, VS minimal and basic, the formal being sort of a fight back to this massive fashion consumers and piling on of trends…  and if this is the case where do you stand? Good Lord I know I used to be such a fashion freak not too long ago and would wear anything that looked funky, cool, good, bad, you name it, I made it work… or so I thought. Fast forward a few (wise) years and here I am embracing basic dressing. Of course, with time I’ve also become slightly lazier and very very hard to impress… so perhaps there’s this slob phase I’m going through…

What happens when you start dressing basic?

A massive attention to details is born: good hair, natural, healthy, good skin, pretty nails, quality jewelry (a simple thin gold gold necklace, stacking on thin rings, hoop earrings), great shoes, tiny cool bags or classic totes, red lips, good eyebrows, dewy cheeks, headscarves, dainty accessories, tiny sunglasses…

It’s the stripping off of the extra details that allows us to be more careful about what we chose to wear.

How to wear basic clothes and dress minimal without looking ‘basic’?

First of all, stop trying and just wear simple clothes. Secondly don’t give a damn about fashion. The rest will come, cause after mastering the art of stripping yourself of all the ancestry you’ll start having fun with details and before you know it a new style will be born. More comfortable, unique, easy, simple, and classic.

Have you noticed how style icons and some mortals too look good in anything, especially t-shirts and jeans or a simple dress? That is style. Effortlessness is key.

  • jeans
  • t-shirts
  • sneakers, sandals, slide shoes
  • micro bags
  • tote bags
  • dainty jewelry (pile up)
  • red lips
  • zero dresses
  • floral dress
  • monochromatic look
  • sporty style
  • classic pieces
  • retro details
  • simple items

All the minimal things you need:

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Basic dressing a la 90s!

This is the so called minimal dressing trend happening these days. It’s Beverly Hills 90210 meets the grungy side of fashion in the 90s with a dash of preppy. What would Brenda Walsh wear? What you wore back in the day? Jeans, crop top, oversized sweatshirts, sneakers, simple black dress, tiny sunglasses. Take them all to 2018 level and integrate these retro classic clothes into a more polished and clean style. Pick quality over opulence, and limit the statement pieces your put on for a more grown-up clean effect.

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At the end of the day it’s still fashion (which is supposed to be fun and personal) so it’s up to all of us. Perhaps we’ll al be walking basic copycats by the end of summer? Who knows… What I do know, is that basic dressing and minimal style are quite refreshing in a sea of too much fashion, if there’s even such a thing.

What do YOU think?

xoxo D.

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Festival season is only around the corner, with events happening both in the UK and further afield. Whether you’re venturing to your local music festival for the weekend, or you’re making a holiday of it, it’s fair to say that the most important part is the festival fashion. After all, festival attire is often associated with making a statement and standing out from the crowd. So, if you’re hoping to add some key pieces to your collection ahead of the biggest festivals of the year, you may want to be on the lookout for some style inspiration.

Festival style is often linked closely with a bohemian approach to fashion, with eye-catching prints and summer-friendly designs. So, to make sure you get off on the right foot, here are some ideas to get you started.

1.Flare sleeves

In keeping with the popular bohemian chic style, flare sleeves are reminiscent of the 70s when clothes had a strong silhouette with exaggerated details. Flare sleeves add a flirty statement to your outfit, whether it’s a playsuit or a dress. Sometimes called bell sleeves, this is a style that is both striking and practical. After all, if you’re headed to a UK festival the warm weather isn’t always guaranteed! Wearing something with sleeves is a great way to look stylish but stay comfortable into the night.

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2. Tropical prints

Nothing rings in the summer better than a colourful, eye-catching print. For festival season, tropical prints are ideal for adding some colour to even the simplest of outfits. For effortless style, a tropical print enhances a shirt dress or co-ord set perfectly.

Tropical prints can include anything from brightly coloured floral patterns, to palm leaves and even the likes of sunflowers or birds of paradise. The epitome of summer, let a tropical print take care of your style, leaving you to enjoy the festival!

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3. Embroidery detail

A continuation of the bohemian approach to fashion, embroidery detail is a great way of enhancing designs. Adding a very visual element to the likes of dresses and shorts, embroidery can range from the smallest detail to the largest motif. Flowers are a usual go-to for embroidery patterns, but why not opt for something unique such as geometric shapes or even the traditional cheesecloth embroidered design.

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4. Bright colours

Summer is the chance to experiment with styles and colours, particularly at a festival. It’s the time to stand out from the crowd and wear something that you maybe wouldn’t normally. Opt for bright orange, stark white or multicoloured options that will add something different to your collection.

festival fashion

xoxo D.

Grillz have been in existence for a while now. Although there have been concerns that such dental accessories are for celebs only, with time grillz have become a thing for anybody, not just for those in the hip-hop culture. Nowadays, you can spot grillz almost everywhere — even on red carpets. If you love jewels made of gold, then you could consider either custom-fitted solid grillz or plated ones. Despite the fact that these two types of gold grillz may appear similar, they have several differences.

UNDERSTANDING GOLD PLATED GRILLZ

Gold plated grillz are dental accessories made from either silver or steel with a gold plating. These types of grillz are a better alternative in terms of low-cost grillz. The plating is done in such a manner that they cannot tarnish since they are highly durable. The plated grillz are designed to be available in a standard size. Also, they come with other accessories to ensure that they fit your mouth more comfortably.

PROS AND CONS OF PLATED GRILLZ

Buying gold plated grillz comes at an advantage. Firstly, these types of grills are readily available. Secondly, they are much easier and convenient to use since they are not majorly designed to leave an impression. In addition, they are quite affordable as opposed to the custom-made gold grillz.

However, there are a few disadvantages of buying plated grillz. First, you will only rely on fragile prongs and hence, you have to worry about the security of fitting them. Secondly, the defect rate of these types of grillz is high, and they may feel uncomfortable on some people.

UNDERSTANDING SOLID GOLD GRILLZ

Solid grillz are types of dental accessories that are customizable for any individual. Most people love customized grillz because they are comfortable when worn, and they fit perfectly because they are made from the customer’s own teeth molds. Usually, these types of grillz are made from solid material — it could be silver or gold.

PROS AND CONS OF SOLID GRILLZ

When you buy solid grillz, you will experience some benefits. Firstly, solid grillz, regardless of the material, are of high quality. If the material is gold, the end product is usually pure gold. They do not tarnish or fade provided you take care of them well. Secondly, these types of grillz are more comfortable as compared to the premade plated grillz since they perfectly fit in your mouth. Solid gold grillz are designed with a snug fit so that they fit securely in your mouth and hence, you will not have to worry about them rubbing or pinching.

The only drawback of these types of grillz is the fact that they are quite expensive, making it hard to afford them. Also, they are not readily available and hence, you will need to wait for a while before you get your grillz.

The choice of the type of grillz you purchase depends entirely on your taste and preference. While solid gold grillz are considerably more expensive, they are of high quality and very comfortable.

xoxo D.

Can fashion or alternative fashion be considered to be true art? That’s a question that’s hotly debated in both the fashion and art industries. Yet, according to the website Debate.org, 90% of people believe that both art and fashion display many of the same qualities.

Is Alternative Fashion Truly Art?

While fashion and alternative fashion aren’t displayed in a gallery or in a frame, fashion certainly tells a story – a story of the designer, of the wearer themselves and of the era in which the garment was created. If the purpose of art is self-expression, then fashion must be the ultimate embodiment of that principle, and in that light, fashion must therefore be art which is worn on the body.

Increasingly, we’re seeing fashion being displayed in museums in exactly the same way as art, and, in the same way that art can either be beautiful or disturbing depending on the message the artist is trying to express so, too, can fashion vary in style according to the whim and direction of the designer.

So, Is Art Fashion?

Conversely, if alternative fashion is art, then art must also be fashion, and The Killing Tree brand believe that clothing can be used as a medium, just like a traditional canvas, for artists to display their work and for the world to exposed to its beauty and its deeper message.

The Killing Tree is at the forefront of the art inspired clothing innovation, specialising in creating wearable art that makes a statement. Merging art with alternative fashion, The Killing Tree is proud to lead the way in this exciting industry, and ‘we have made it our mission to share both with as many people as possible.’

Working with Artists to Make Wearable Art

The Killing Tree works with some of the most innovative UK artists to create exciting artworks that can be admired on a wall, or worn on a t shirt. Working closely with some of today’s most innovative and talented creators, The Killing Tree has developed the Exposing Art programme, designed to bring art within easy reach of everyone.

Art is at the very heart of The Killing Tree, and our passion is to raise its profile whether in an art gallery, your living room, or on your body. We’re proud of the amazing artistic talent in this country today, and we’re here to make sure that it doesn’t go unnoticed – that’s why we give away free matching art prints with every t shirt bought on our site.

The UK’s Artistic Talent

The UK is home to some of the world’s most outstanding and gifted artists, and it’s our mission to make sure that they get the exposure they deserve. In the same way that fashion legend Yves St Laurent worked in collaboration with the artist Piet Mondrian during the 1960s to produce iconic pieces that are still famous today, we take inspiration from the world of fine art to create beautiful statement garments that you’ll love to wear.

Some of the artists we work with include Chris Rivers, a musician and artist from Manchester who incorporates his musical influences into his darkly themed paintings that centre around the concepts of innocence versus the sinister, and Tom Gilmour, an illustrator who takes his inspiration from tattoo designs and early 1980s skateboard graphics.

Other artists whose work features in The Killing Tree’s collection include Helen Hebenton, who reflects her personal interests in her surreal artwork. Pieces from her Animal Inspired collection were featured in GQ’s summer 2015 edition, and, of course, The Killing Tree’s founder himself, Karl Sandor whose reverse approach to design results in a unique artistic perspective. 

xoxo D.

Sometimes the best things in life come in small sizes. Of course as a maximalist I’ve never found that to be true. I mean I’ll always get the larger coke and bigger pizza, the big house, the big necklace… the big party, the large ego… you get it. Yet… when it comes to 2018 latest fad, I am quite a small size lover. Of shades, people. Of shades.  From my recent post about small sunglasses, and my insta stories about them – people are not big fans. So… alone in my small sunglasses predicament I was actually wondering where in the world can I, or anyone who loves them too, could buy them.

You know them: those smaller than an asshole’s brain sunglasses, in black, blue, red, orange that casually stat the top of your nose, an match some sassy bored attitude, a la Kendall Jenner & co par example.

Without further ado here are the bestest small sunglasses ever. I mean… I love them, and I just think the Topshop ones and the Adam Seldam ones are beyond insane.

Shop away ladies and gents:

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Thoughts? Do you still not like them?

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You may be tempted to think the question above is simply stupid, YET not all stupid things are un-true. #whatthe Maybe the question mark should’ve been added after something like: is the denim shirt still a staple, and if it is, do we still love it? If it’s not… (which is a total bullshit in my humble opinion) why do we still gravitate towards it? I mean we do, right?!

And who the fuck decides whether or not it’s ok and staple worthy to wear a old piece over and over again? Right!

I may not know a lot about a lot of things, but this I know: the moment I can’t wear something I make it my sartorial life mission to drape myself in that thing. And now it’s the denim shirt. In which I can’t fit because #babybump So if you see me rocking  my Canadian tuxedo – that is the reason.

Pretty selfish or at least self-absorbed right?

But I can’t be the only one still hung up on the denim shirt, so given this present predicament AND the denim shirt’s classic’ness I think it’s safe to say we do still love the denim shirt in 2018, and we’ll love it in 2080 as well. The only adjustment I’d do is in regards to its styling. I mean that’s the bloody key to it all at the end of the day, and allows us to wear incredibly ugly even dated pieces IF we know HOW to wear them.

What does the denim shirt look like in 2018?

Well, it looks like a pair of shoes. Just joking. Of course it looks like its old siblings, YET there’s a shift in its cut and design which is more towards cowboy inspired, printed, dark blue denim, rugged, oversized, polished, masculine, architectural, bold. Vintage and edgy.

A lot of designers actually showed denim shirts on the catwalk for 2018 SS, and if that’s not a green pass to this piece I don’t know what is. Especially in a time when the blue jeans are so losing ground.

How to wear the denim shirt in 2018?

The key is to wear it as a shirt, not as a layer, not as a 2010-denim-shirt, not unbuttoned, over a tee. Treat it with importance and style.

Go for any colour, any size, and cut – even those 2010 style ones if you want to, and button it all the way up, tuck it in into a pair of office trousers, or wear it loose, and unbuttoned with your fave pair of jeans. It all depends what look you’re going for.

Keep the jewels minimal, no more chunky necklaces, no more 1,234,567 bangle bracelets, and chandelier earrings.

Less is more and apparently *this* will make a bigger statement. The 2018 denim shirt look is more vintage and sleek.

How to not wear the denim shirt anymore?

  • don’t tuck it in into low waist jeans
  • don’t wear it as a cardigan, it’s a shirt
  • don’t pair it with leggings anymore
  • don’t go overboard with jewellery

The light denim shirt.

While 2018 has more penchant for vintage yet modern and polished looking denim shirts, which means darker blue denim, the light aka baby blue denim shirt is such a summer winner. Or maybe I just like it too much to let go of it.

The light denim shirt looks amazing in that thin and summer light fabric, slightly oversized, half tucked in, or not at all, paired with dark trousers for office, or loose culottes, or shorts.

The look is more relaxed, be it professional or casual.

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The dark denim shirt. 

It’s a more formal take on this shirt with a more retro/vintage vibe. Usually dark denim is for autumn or winter, but in summer it’s perfect for office, if the cut and fit is tighter, and for casual if it’s oversized.

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The fitted denim shirt.

While it’s not our first choice, because denim shirts are all about relaxed, casual styles, the fitted denims are a good choice for office wear, and maybe even events. So you can pair one with a pencil skirt, or high waisted trousers.

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The oversized denim shirt. 

THIS is so 2018. It’s a very cool and prefect outfit for casual days, for relaxed office hours paired with anything from shorts to jeans, to cigarette pants, to mini skirts.

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Despite the fact that I’ve haven’t worn a denim shirt in like 1,234 years, I love it, and I’ll always love it. I just need to get my body into one asap.

So my answer is YES. Evidently I still love the denim shirt. How about you?

xoxo D