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All I see is IKB Blue

All I see is IKB Blue

Introducing my new SS14 Concept hat collection ‘Blue Epoch’ by Laura Apsit Livens Do you ever feel an attraction to colour? I feel emotion when I look at this colour, throughout this concept collection this colour blue has been screaming at me, I see it standing out to me everyday, everywhere. I remember first seeing...
Ready For Your Close Up? - Press Coverage from SS13

Ready For Your Close Up? – Press Coverage from SS13

It feels like the season is over before it has begun, seen I have already sent my AW collection down to POP PR to be promoted to the press, I’m already getting together my ideas for SS14! Say WHAT?! Today is the deadline of ‘Hat Designer of the Year 2013′ from the one and only...
Whoop Whoop its the sound of the (fashion) police

Whoop Whoop its the sound of the (fashion) police

With Summer just around the corner (unless the weather just decides to skip it all together and go straight to AW13) if you’re planning in advance what to wear to some of the Summer events there are some things you NEED to know. Ascot last year reinforced their dress code, with literal fashion police outside of...
Dear Santa - I want to be Scent-sational

Dear Santa – I want to be Scent-sational

Dear Santa/ boyfriend/ mum/ dad/ best friend – Delete as appropriate. Please can I have for Christmas: 1. WODE by Boudicca I’ve (Laura Apsit Livens) been dreaming of WODE by Boudicca for months, Boudicca is one of my favourite brand, inspiring details from different collections. Wode is available in 2 versions, Scent and Paint, Paint is seen below,...
Pimping up Paloma

Pimping up Paloma

If you switched on to BBC2 on monday at 10pm, you would of seen Paloma Faith styled by Karl Willett debuting one of the matador hats from the SS13 ’Bulls are colourblind’ looking mighty fine loaned from my PR company POP PR. Noel Fielding also wearing a beauty, with fox fur pom poms, it was an amazing effort on the hat...
'Whats that Jacket Margiela?'

‘Whats that Jacket Margiela?’

I have been waiting for this day for a long while – After snagging tickets from Vogue to shop the Maison Margiela Collection for H&M a day early (I cant decide whether this is good that margiela is now gone commerical) – I thought it would be a calm and relaxing experience escaping the crowds,...
Are you FUR REAL????

Are you FUR REAL????

One of my most exciting collaborations is happening with furrier Chris Courtenay Williams, I am starting to learn the specialized trade of working with all different furs. This has been an amazing experience so far as it has opened my mind to another section of the luxury market. Having already worked with leather for six...
Its a nice day for a white wedding

Its a nice day for a white wedding

Since I’ve been managing to get a couple of collections together for Laura Apsit Livens SS13 including the Bridal Collection I have been trying to collaborate with as many other artists as possible to promote myself and get some great images. I got in touch with Kirsty Doyle who is a designer from Liverpool currently...
White HOT!

White HOT!

Stop! STARCH YOUR SHIRTS – New York done, Mid London FW SS13 and its already pretty obvious that there are some beautiful trends already going down.  The telepathic trend of summer whites is everywhere, Helmut Lang, Dion Lee, DNKY, Farhi, its clear that the envisioning of a dressed in white wonder woman has been on everyone’s mind!...
Excuse the pun, Get ahead Get a hat on

Excuse the pun, Get ahead Get a hat on

Fashion week is hitting off all over the world, If you didnt know, where have you been? Kicking off with Vogue’s Fashion Night it only makes it oh so exciting to wait a little while longer for the London shows to start. For me the most exciting show this year is where I learnt all...