So on Monday we gave you some options for what you girls could wear on Jubilee weekend. Now, it's the boys' turn. We have looked high and low to find you Jubilee-appropriate clothing that you should be wearing this weekend. Kitsch tees and Union Jack colour blocking is the way to go.
Thank us later.
Movember never looked so good.
L for Lizzie. Less overt, but just as patriotic.
Wills and Kate. Revived. Images via Super superficial
Simeon Farrar gives us a limited edition kitty inspired number.
Trevor Bolongaro has jumped aboard the Jubilee ship and created a canny Victorian themed print tee for the day.
But what to wear with your new celebratory t-shirt? Don't worry we have that covered as well...
Blue and white stripes. Via Topman
Spots. Via Topman
Blue (suede) shoes. Via Cheap Monday
So now you are ready to go forth and celebrate. Just don't forget to tell us how your outfit went down!
If you still haven't been to see the Christian Louboutin exhibition at The Design Museum - we have a chance for you (our loyal readers) to check it out on one of our special Revive nights on Wednesday 6th of June!
The Revive lounge will be treating everyone at the exhibition to a massage as well as other goodies as the night goes on. So how do you enter, we hear you cry?
All you have to do is follow us on twitter at @witnessrevival and then tweet:
"@WitnessRevival wants to give me 2 tickets to the Louboutin mid-week Revival with #louboutinrevived"
Or you can just click the link here - where we have already done the work and wrote the tweet for you! (easy!) just don't forget to follow us as well.
Winners will be announced on Thursday 31st - Good Luck!
Here at the Revive Towers we are extremely excited about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Over the last few weeks we have done a few posts here and here about things to get in the Jubilee mood, but this week we are going ALL out. We are going to bring you a week of British-ness all in the name of Jubilee fun! Lucozade Revive is of course a British brand - so what better way to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (and the start of summer) than by sharing the Jubilee things that make us excited?
We love how the Jubilee has set off a tidal wave of people reviving the flag, the crown and everything else in between into something that is cool, cute, kitsch and relevant. So, of everything on offer for the Jubilee, what to wear? From clutches, to shoes, to jersey's to sunglasses, we have you covered.
Below is the first of our two posts this week on what to wear over the Jubilee weekend - boys, do not fear, we have advice for you coming on Wednesday.
The Alexander McQueen gem-encrusted clutch...via FarFetch
HRH Velvet Slippers from Pretty Ballerinas
If it's cold, these head hoods will certainly be patriotic and warm. Win. Via: Fashion-Lab
I still don't know whether the corgi jumper is pushing it a little too far...Via: Fashion Detective
Stay sun-smart with sunglasses from Jubilee Party Packs
So, what do you have planned for the Jubilee weekend?
With Olympic Fever building every day, I don't think sport has ever been trendier than it at this very moment. Whether you're into running, yoga, tennis, swimming, rock-climing or even pentathlons, there's no way around it: sport is hot right now.
It has definitely inspired me personally, as I decided a few months ago to start living a healthier lifestyle – I started with a gruelling 5-day juice detox, quit the overpriced gym I never went to and enlisted the help of my fantastic personal trainer Wayne, who's helping me change my shape and my attitude to sports in general. I'm not about to run a marathon anytime soon, but I'm in better shape than I've ever been in my entire life.
My drastic lifestyle change has left me with a huge dilemma though - what do I wear? Before, on my very sporadic workouts, I usually wore a pair of leggings with several holes with a stretched, old, oversized t-shirt usually reserved for laundry days and never to be seen in public. Don't judge – you know you've been there too!
But seeing as these days I probably spend more time in my gym kit than anything else, I want it too look good. Well - as good as lycra CAN look on a person. It's been a real journey but I've discovered so many amazing, affordable and great looking sportswear, it's become my latest obsession. My point of all of this is, a gym kit doesn't have to be unfashionable or expensive at all.
Whilst the first stop for most people would be to head for Nike or Adidas – who undeniably have some great stuff – it can get a bit pricey if you're buying as much as I am, so I've been looking for some great alternative brands. H&M have quietly launched a sportswear range, offering some lovely basics, and some more fashion-forward pieces (I do wonder how my trainer would react if I showed up in a gold metallic sports bra?), with most prices below a tenner.
Images via H&M
Gap also surprised me with their GapFit range – not only does it look really good, technically the clothes are as advanced as most major sports brands. I personally love the tops with the built-in bras and comfy fit of my running trousers. The beautiful Bar Rafaeli is the face of the range. If there was ever a motivation to start working out...
Sweaty Betty is also great for basics, whilst American Apparel is my go-to shop for hoodies and t-shirts. And of course, Adidas by Stella McCartney is by far the most fashionable sportswear out there – some pieces wouldn't even look out of place in my daily wardrobe – but it's definitely a bit more expensive. But we all deserve a treat sometimes, right?
Images via Adidas by Stella McCartney
At least now when I walk home after my workouts, I know it's just my purple-looking face people are staring at, not my questionable slogan T-shirts.
London is bustling with young fashion design talent, but despite fantastic support schemes like the British Fashion Council's NEWgen and Fashion Fringe, getting that lucky break is tougher than ever these days. On my blog Alex Loves I always aim to support young talent, and so I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to 2 young British designers – and friends of mine – starting out and trying to make their name in the fashion industry. Meet womenswear designer Charlie May and Jennifer Roberts, the young lady behind jewellery label Ruby Browning.
Who are you?
I grew up in Devon as a farmers daughter, now I'm a fashion designer living in LondonHow did you get into fashion design?
I was never very arty in school, it wasn't until college that I started playing around with my mums sewing machine, and doing simple DIY to second hand clothes I'd found in local charity shops. I quit my business course and went on to study art & design instead!What inspires you?
I love looking through photography books, blogs or tumblrs and visiting Devon to get a real dose of nature.Who is the Charlie May girl?
A woman who cares more about design than looking pretty.Where would you like to see Charlie May in 5 years' time?
I'm enjoying taking it slow, but I hope that in 5 years time i'll be showing on schedule at London Fashion Week and have a global reach. That would be pretty amazing!What's it like for a young designer starting out in London?
It's pretty difficult, but I think a lot of that is due to the economy. I'm lucky that I met a lot of contacts through my blog and that gave me the confidence to start my label; I've had such positive feedback in the last year, much sooner than I thought I would; London is very open to new talent.What's the one item every woman should have in her wardrobe?
The perfect silk shirt.If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
I would absolutely love to do a shoe collaboration with Atalanta Weller, when I saw the collab she did with Craig Lawrence for his SS11 collection I died a little.What celebrity would you like to see wearing your clothes?
Tilda Swinton.If there was a soundtrack to your life, what would be playing right now?
Talking Heads - Road to no where
Stockist - Bengt Website - www.charlie-may.co.ukBlog - www.girlalamode.co.ukTwitter - charliemay
Errrmmmmm……. I would say that truly depends on who's asking – some people thinkmy name IS Ruby but in real life I’m Jen, creator of Ruby Browning luxury jewellery.How did you get into fashion design?
I guess I’d always doodled but I suppose it really began when I bought a 50p bagof beads from a charity shop – glamorous I know. They weren’t anything specialjust black wooden beads – but I could see they’d make a great cluster necklace,so I made one (before cluster necklaces were big) backed with felt…. From thatone necklace I had requests off friends, acquaintances and then started stockinga small shop….What inspires you?
Oh lord I don’t know how to bracket that – inspiration is such a broad thing andit comes from anywhere and sometimes no-where. I love going to shows at fashionweek – they can be THE most inspiring, just the shear atmosphere is electric. Ialso take a lot of inspiration from music – every collection I produce has onealbum that I work to until it’s complete.Who is the Ruby Browning girl?
The Ruby Browning girl is someone who loves to have fun with fashion, she lovesquality and enjoys being fashion forward.Where would you like to see Ruby Browning in 5 years' time?
In 5 years time I would like to expand so that Ruby Browning is an accessoriesbrand, with lines of bags and scarves.What's it like for a young designer starting out in London?
Starting out as a designer is difficult wherever you start but if you’re goingto do it London is definitely THE place to be! The best thing about being a newdesigner in London is it’s a bit like being a painter in Paris at the turn of thecentury – you’re not alone – you’re part of a little movement of people makingtheir way up….. There’s always someone to have coffee with in the same field andcompare notes.What's the one item every woman should have in her wardrobe?
For me there isn’t one item a woman should have…. I think every woman should have at least 10 different colours in her wardrobe, a scarf to go with every coat and one amazing piece of jewellery! So there it is, one AMAZING piece of jewellery.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
How to choose….. from last fashion week I think the designers I would most like to collaborate with are Basso & Brooke – their prints are out of this world!What celebrity would you like to see wearing your clothes?
Keira Knightley would have to be my favourite celebrity!If there was a soundtrack to your life, what would be playing right now?
Right now when I’m designing I have Emeli Sande on repeat! When I’m illustratingI have Ren Harvieu – also on repeat
Website: www.rubybrowning.co.ukStockist: www.kabiri.co.uk / www.youngbritishdesigners.co.ukTwitter: rubybrowning
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