Hello and welcome to this week’s She Hearts Sunday. It’s technically spring now in the UK and with a new fashion season comes a tonne of new trends and launches to get excited about. The weather may be struggling to stay above freezing right now, but we’ll all be in our strappy sandals before you know it. Until then, let’s enjoy the last of the cooler weather by snuggling up with a much-needed blanket, a tea and some essential reading. Here we go.
She Hearts…Rihanna For Elle + River Island
Just as Rihanna’s River Island collection is set to drop (on Tuesday) it makes sense that she’s Elle’s cover girl for this month too. The gorgeous star is head to toe monochrome in the latest shoot, the only colour is a super striking red lip which she pulls off amazingly (as you do when you’re Ri-Ri). After watching the behind the scenes Elle shoot video I’m even more eager to get my mitts on this issue. There’s a choice of two fabulous covers and God knows I can’t get enough of black and white at the moment, so this couldn’t be more up my street. The shots are apparently a mix of designer and high street pieces (from Rihanna’s line) and it’s great to see a global star repping the high street.
She Hearts…Topshop’s SS13 Lookbook
When this hit my Youtube subscription box earlier in the week I was mesmerised. There are so many incredible looks put together here that totally summarise the key trends for this year, as you’d expect from Topshop. Monochrome, ethnic prints, eclectic print mixing and plenty of pop colour and comic book inspired pieces make up this fun lookbook that’s sure to have you mixing up your outfits. If you want a sneaky peek at what’ll be hitting Topshop stores over the next few weeks be sure to check this out, and get a feel for the styles we’ll be seeing a lot of over the coming months. It’s outfit inspiration in an instant.
She Hearts…Balmain at Paris Fashion Week
Balmain at Paris Fashion Week blew my mind. No, I wasn’t there, yes I totally watched the show video, but still…that’s almost the same right? There are few design houses that genuinely capture every second of my attention like Balmain. The creations beloved by Beyonce and openly cited as some of Emily Haines of Metric’s favourites never fail to stun and surprise. The latest collection of pieces that exaggerate the hourglass figure, in an ‘x’ silhouette as it’s been dubbed by critics, is amazing. It’s bright, unapologetic, a bit sci-fi (which I was also loving at Meadham Kirchoff) but totally OTT, with an ’80s vibe. What’s not to love?
She Hearts…H&M’s Autumn/Winter Collection + Show
I can’t get enough of H&M. I love that they’re right there at the forefront of fashion and continue to push the boundaries while remaining affordable. Their latest show in Paris showcased some of the incredible pieces that we can look forward to come autumn/winter. It may be a long way off yet, I did just start talking about spring after all…but these pieces are going to be the first things I grab when leaves start falling. The outerwear in particular is stunning. And better yet, it’s high street!
That’s it for today’s hearts…let me know what you’ve been loving this week and what you think of this week’s pick by leaving me a comment below or tweeting me @MillieDelacoe. I’d love to know. Until next time…