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Thursday, 25 December 2014

christmas rouge











We hope you are all having a wonderful winter vacation so far. Although our outfits aren’t as festive as most people’s are at this time of the year, we hope you enjoy them nonetheless. Also, be sure to visit our blog on New Year’s Day, when we’ll be listing a number of Folie à Deux New Year’s Resolutions!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Johnny wears: Customised leather jacket, shirt and brooch from India, silk robe and sunglasses from Singapore, Carhart trousers, Doc Martens and ring by Manish Arora. 

Ali wears: Velvet custom made blazer, Steve Madden loafers, Urban Outfitters sweater and Loft under sweater. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

hats










Photos edited by Kristine Romano

Firstly, we apologise for not having posted in such a long time, it has been a very hectic couple of weeks wrapping up our first semester at UAL and making sure all of our work is turned in on time. But we’re back with a post and this one we’d like to dedicate to the art of millinery. Although what we’re wearing may not be by Stephen Jones or Philip Treacy, we both agree that wearing a hat has become increasingly unpopular with time. There is something very surreal and at times quite comical about accessorising and decorating your head, and we would like to pay an homage to all those who love to wear a hat as much as we do!

Let us know if you enjoy our outfits as well as our hats!

Ali wears: Mink fur coat from New Delhi, pleather peplum from Zara, UO jeans and sneaker wedges and Johnny’s hat from New York.

Johnny wears: Rabbit fur coat and leather trousers from New Delhi, jumper from H&M, jewellery by Nitya Arora, AdR X H&M crocodile sunglasses, black Doc Martens and Ali’s hat from Brandy Melville.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

aquamarine












Today we visited the Natural Science Museum again because we wanted to explore it a little further (what is happening to us?). But we also went next door to the Natural History Museum, where we only stayed briefly and also plan to re-visit some time soon.

We realise it might seem strange that we’re visiting museums that are so far off from what we are currently studying, but the best piece of advice we were given whilst trying to think of ideas for our projects is to never seek inspiration from within the area you are studying, but to always look at outside sources. Much like the inspiration for our outfits. Both of us were inspired by crystal clear ocean waters for the main pieces of clothing we are wearing (the robe and jacket). Keeping this in mind, we both wore black for the rest of our ensembles to really make the reflective blues to stand out and really shine.

Ali wears: Black maxi and top from local market in India, Johnny’s jacket from leather shop in New Delhi and boots from H&M.


Johnny wears: Silk robe from Singapore, American Apparel t-shirt, custom made trousers from India, Hieronymus Bosch limited edition Doc Martens, necklace by Nitya Arora, glass ring containing blue liquid, spiky black ring by Manish Arora and bangles from local Indian market.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

weird science












On Wednesday we went to The Science Museum in South Kensington. Now you may be asking, how on earth did two art school students end up at a science museum? Well first of all, our friend had to measure one of the rooms inside the museum for her interior design class so we decided to accompany her. But more importantly, we decided to go because it is often in the places you least expect where you find your inspiration. Our favourite sections ended up being the space section (Ali has always been particularly fascinated by space) and the kid’s sections (naturally). The kid’s sections were the only parts that really kept us occupied as they consisted of many interesting interactive games (can you believe this is a personal style blog and now we’re writing about children’s games at a science musem?).


Due to the fact that today was one of those hiking-around-London days, Ali decided to dress with trainers. We both find that you can easily transform a basic pair of trainers into a sleeker look. The shoes combined with the rest of the outfit, really made for a look that was sporty yet sophisticated. And, of course, the ensemble was finished with a clean, slicked back high pony. Johnny, on the other hand, opted for something more dramatic (probably more appropriate for the stuffed animal section at the Natural History Museum). The emerald green of the feathers really shines through against the black of the leather jacket and trousers. We find that the look really works because this statement piece is paired with a structured, minimalist outfit.

Johnny wears: Feather top from Topshop, leather jacket and trousers custom made in India, black Doc Martens and a plain black t-shirt from American Apparel.

Ali wears: Nike trainers, pleather circle skirt, velvet custom made top, thrifted overcoat and her dog Lulu's collar.

Friday, 14 November 2014

neon lights








Photos edited by Kristine Romano

Tonight we went exploring around Oxford Street to see the wonderful Christmas lights. The display was so heartwarming as we became quite nostalgic and started to reminisce about each others’ family traditions during this special holiday. Who else is excited for winter break?

We then started to aimlessly walk around, and we somehow made our way to the Langham Hotel. As we walked around the corner, we noticed the BBC headquarters and thought the lighting around the building would compliment the reds in our clothing (if you couldn’t tell, our shoots are usually quite spontaneous). So, we hope you like the pictures and our outfits!

Johnny wears: T-shirt from Underated, rabbit fur collar from India, Carhart trousers, wedding bangles from local market in India, “middie-rings” by Nitya Arora and black Doc Martens.

Ali wears: Johnny’s red leather jacket made in India, scarf from Zara, jumper from Topshop, skirt, leggings and shoes from H&M.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

silver accents









This is actually one of my favourite outfits so far on this blog. Black and white is always a colour combination with which you can never go wrong, and I decided to accessorise the outfit with silver accents. Now, I usually never wear silver because I think it looks a little cheap compared to gold or other metals, but with this outfit I wanted to stick with a very monochromatic palette. I also love the colours in the background of these pictures – the warm, earthy browns contrasting with the harsh, clean whites.

Anyway, back to my outfit, I am wearing a white leather jacket, and a plain black shirt from Burberry tucked into my custom tailored trousers from India. And regarding my accessories, the hat and earpiece were gifted to me by my brother, the sunglasses are from a small boutique in Singapore and the ring I bought on a trip to Oxford (it’s filled with black liquid, and a small bubble of air shifts around the ring as you move!).