GIRLS IN GRIMMY | 26.10.15



I've walked past the Nick Grimshaw x Topman range nearly everyday since the launch on October 15th and it's been a painful couple of weeks let me tell you that. I fell in love with it when seeing a little sneak peek on social media after the preview party back in June. Monochrome goodness and leopard print at it's finest, It was obviously going to make me weak at the knees with all those rock star vibes. I read somewhere that he wanted it to be the kind of clothes a posh boy wants to wear to look scruffy and I love that idea, who wants to look prim and proper all the time? It makes me think of some teen that wants to go out and be a little naughty for the night and he should do it in one Grimmys patterned shirts instead of his freshly ironed Oxford. Go on, be a little messy and untuck that shirt.

Shirt - Topman, waistcoat - Vintage, jeans - Newlook, boots - Asos (Depop), hat - eBay, necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal


With the range being a pretty big hit in the men's department I had to put my spin on it by being my usual self and wear clothing 'made' for the opposite sex, and why the hell not? 'But it's a mans shirt' you say, blah blah blah I really don't care and neither should you. I think it's bad ass and I will wear it no matter what, fashion is about wearing what you want and how could I pass up this shirt? Well I couldn't, OK? Men's or women's if you like it, don it. Also, did you see Harry Styles wearing it? Of course that's going to make me want to wear it even more than I already did. I do wonder what Nick himself would think of a woman wearing or promoting his clothes though, would it be bad for his line or would he think it was cool? I like to think he'd enjoy it as much as I do because lets get real, gender isn't needed for a t-shirt or in general.

The collection looked dreamy on both Nick and Harry and it's completely my sort of thing too. I love the leopard print coat so much I've had it looming over me for days now but am still yet to press the 'Buy Now' button which is what I usually do when I love something on a high level, thinking about an piece of clothing night and day is ridiculous but it is the jacket of my dreams, quite literally. As for the item I did go ahead and purchase though, I adore it and it's taken centre stage in my large stash of shirts. The shirt screams Styles so I really did have to wear my glitter booties with it, I tried to steer away but I just couldn't, it needed some brightness with a little girlie - grunge added to the mix, (these are all excuses if you couldn't tell) the perfect combination.

I do like Nick Grimshaw and let's face it his personal style is on point and totally the male version of mine at times so I was certainly going to be a supporter of his Topman range from the start. He really has out done himself and created some great one-off pieces that also make great outfits when put together, which is something I really like about it. You could wear any of the tops under any of the jackets and you're sorted.

Now listen Mr Grimshaw, although I don't have man-size feet I do think it's time you brain stormed some shoes because I'm sure they'll be just as rad as the rest of it. I'm thinking leather rocker booties that would make any indie band member proud to be seen in?! Time to get scrap booking!

TIGERLILY x

TOPMAN | THE DENIM ISSUE | 9.10.15



Working for Topshop has many perks, discount being the best most obvious. Along with those perks includes a run through of current goings-on within the company, the most recent one being The Denim Issue. Denim being something I'm extremely into made me very excited about this. With it being Topmans first major world wide campaign, it's even the first time Topman has been seen on the side of buses did you know - I think it's been done perfectly, I love the fact that the first pretty big thing to come out of the brand is denim, oh how I love me some denim.


The selected photos are from topman.com


They've done so well from an online and advertising point of view, I really cannot fault it. I especially can't fault the lookbook that runs along side it which features some major laid-back seventies vibes and men with retro skater hair cuts that happen to make my knees week, and the advertising isn't even aimed at me! You've done this denim-obsesser proud and I really hope it broadens the horizons for many men out their that are stuck in a jean rut. Embrace the boot cut or even a pair of overalls if you're feeling extra brave. We all love seeing someone in a pair of skin tight jeans *heart eyes* but join the dark side, rock a pair of flares like it's 1975!

Take a look at the online campaign because it's actually very factual and interesting. It features a page on the History of Denim and some wise words from a couple of very cool gents. If that's not enough to make you go pant shopping then I don't know what is.

On the topic of very cool men, I'm also so excited for Grimmys range to launch online and in selected stores (please oh please let Bristol be one of those) as I have already picked a couple of things I will be buying when it launches. Hello leopard print coat and patterned shirts, you will be mine come October 14th! A major high-five to Topman needs to be had because they really are proving their true awesomeness at the moment.

TIGERLILY x