Thursday, 26 April 2012

Alternative Fashion Week - Designers & Looks we loved

A cold, grey day was instantly transformed as Alternative Fashion Week 2012 sprang into life in Spitalfields. Took place from 16-21st April and Showcased more than 70 young, forward-looking designers. Recent graduates, independents and designers from the worlds of circus, theatre and carnival share runway space.Running for a full week with 15 shows a day, attracting audiences of over 10,000 and with a vibrant fashion market this event was a prime example of how imagination and resourcefulness can overcome a mountain of economic obstacles and promote sustainability.For those who keep up with redlipsswearing, we've given you a taster  couple of days ago and now its the real thing.
We selected some of the pieces that stood out to us:  


 The line up of designers on the day: 
FRIDAY 20 APRIL Nicola Amodio, Tonje Arnesen, CoolTan Arts, Barbara D'Altoe, Karina Gozdz & Anna Leszkiewicz, Jo Hawtree, Sophie Mason, Newham College, Alexia Pinchbeck, Sasha Powell, Wolf Reicherter, Rebecca Short, Schenell Stephens,

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Look of the day: Natural History Museum

What I wore:
Top: Zara
'Leather' jacket: Topshop
Acid wash Jeans: h&m
Cuff: h&m
Lipstick: Girl about town by mac / 17: 'If you please'
Hair: a black colouring pencil from design lesson: from WhSmiths ( I know, I run out of pins)
Shoes: Miu Miu, Nod Pump

Hype it on lookbook ?

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Red Lips Swearing ... @ Warsaw Spotted

The lovely girls from a Warsaw top street style style site 'Warsaw Spotted' caught up with me outside the Warsaw Fashion Weekend. Felt quite strange being on the other side of the camera ... Here is a preview of the post: .
 You can check out their blog at:

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Some of my scetchbook work from last summer

  I decided to show you some of my work, here are a few scanned pages from my sketchbook: the self appointed title was: Evolvement, I decided to focus on shape and form of: pumpkins, they fascinated me as they come in such varieties, in shape, size colour. The possibilities were endless...
In upcoming posts I will include some of the rough fashion scotches and design work. So keep an eye out.

Begining of the scetchbook , startaing to look at colour and shape …

Looking at form and different variety of pumpkin , exploring some fabric drapes and layouts.
Looking at ‘Volume’ within their structure ..

Shapes and textures , furhter exploring the subject ..

Artists references  , colour swatches , magazine images etc Looking at form and different variety of pumpkin , exploring some fabric drapes and layouts.


This post will be little preview of what will be done in next weeks.
 I am still waiting to meet D in London :( Can't wait to see her and spend whole day talking and creating in our office. I had sooo many great ideas and I am sure she has even more ! :P
I can promise you now with whole responsibility of PINKY PROMISE that in next weeks you will see on our blog MORE and BETTER !
We will show you how two Polish girls can rock on London!
For now I can tell you that we are going to take you for 3 days trip around shops which we already chose, and for two exhibitions. 
I am going to meet designer from London, and show you interviews with two young designers from Poland.
We planning much more but can't tell you everything now, without any little surprise after :)

During these weeks you will see our lives in the city we love, our looks and everything the best around us!!

 With love, D xxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

MARNI for H&M - 50 % off .

The Italian brand's long-awaited line for H&M launched March 8th is now half price.
I know I know , 50 % off ? no way right ? Well I am happy to tell you that indeed : way, Warsaw - Poland have reduced the prices of all Marni clothing by 50 % with some pieces missing most still remain, which begs to question fashion awareness of us Poles, or the publicity of Marni as a  quite unknown brand in Poland, with no stores, or places you can find it it was truly a first appearance... which I quite happily took advantage of. Since it release on march the 8th, I was sure that without queuing here was no possible way for me to get my hands on their fabulous leather jackets or their jumpers.. well I am glad to say I was wrong.

The Marni collection is made of such good quality products, it makes you question why can't this become a regular thing ? 100% cashmere jumpers, 100% silk dresses and leather sandals for 39.99. ?!?      
        Ok, back to Warsaw, so a regular drop in to H&M in central Warsaw to pick up some jumpers for my little brother before his trip abroad ended in total superise, Let me paint you a picture, there I am exhausted from endless walking around.. I situate myself in male chaining rooms only to hear my brother shout out through the closed doors: ' Hey! I found this really soft jumper in blue and its half price can we get it ?" Sure we can .  He comes out and to my dispair here comes my little 14 year old bother wearing  a Marni jumper (shown below ) with a 50 % swing ticket on it. What a little legend. :)

Indeed,  I quickly realize what this means and rush off to the mens and grab another jumper and  back to womens to see if there are any more gems left. Lets just say my spending money I designated for my 'stay' quickly .. but iTS all good, as ITS all about COST PER WEAR.
Here are the collections images from H&M's website of the clothes I got : 

My Brother's jumper

The short sleeve Mens 100% cashmere jumper
Me with ALL 4 bags full of purchases .. 

My new 'shining' addition. .to the wardrobe. and its 100 % leather ?!? well excpet the sleeves .

     I also got this amazing two print silk dress, by far the highlight of the shop           

Here : Consuelo Castiglioni, Marni's Founder and Creative Director, explains, “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements."

So, all in total I got : the two cashmere jumpers, a leather jacket and a dress . I would say thats quite a shop . Cheers little Rich, could not have done it without you .