The Spring Playlist

It’s time for the build up to summer, festival season and a general soul uplift. What a great time to start a playlist feature? Here they are, my top listens for Spring 2018. Crack open your Spotify and get ready for sunshine vibes…

I Like It | Cardi B
Because Cardi B is everything and the latino style intro to this song hooked me like THAT. Her whole Invasion of Privacy album is something special, this is a personal favourite.

Flames | David Guetta ft Sia
I love Sia eternally, and this new collab with Mr Guetta has the perfect beat for running or any sort of cardio exercise, so it’s become my gym warm up go-to. The lyrics also lend themselves really well to that…

Paradise | George Ezra
Anyone that isn’t immediately happier after listening to George Ezra is wrong. Paradise is no exception. Love you George, keep being your incurably happy self.

Nice for What | Drake
He can do very little wrong at the moment, and Drake has nailed it again with this one. The beat is something special and the lyrics are very ‘you do you’ – love it, love it a lot.

Love Lies | Khalid ft. Normani
I think Khalid’s voice was made for laid-back summer tunes, because you’ll notice him twice on this list.

Primadonna | Marina & The Diamonds
I’m feeling girl pop at the moment, and this covers off all the bases of a good pop song – it’s been in my head constantly for the past few days and is the kind of sickly-sassy that everyone needs in their lives.

Rollin | Calvin Harris + Future ft. Khalid
There’s such a chilled, catchy beat to this song, I really latched onto it since stumbling across it in a Spotify playlist. It’s so damn infectious and takes me to the beach in one hook.

I’m always on the hunt for new music (and diving into old CDs that haven’t seen daylight for years) – what have you been listening to lately?

My obsession with KARL LAGERFELD

By day, I’m in marketing, working for a designer retail outlet on the South Coast of the UK (plus freelance clients when I can). It’s introduced me to some pretty insane brands over the past year and a half, but a girl can’t help having her favourites…

Here’s an introduction to the top of my list, KARL LAGERFELD.

As a designer, Karl Lagerfeld is best known for his association with ultra lux brands, Chanel and Fendi, both of which he currently stands as head creative director for. But what about the eponymous KARL brand?

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Far away from the super-rich heights of the designer giants he works with, Lagerfeld’s own brand is a reflection of his personal style and likeness throughout. It’s not uncommon to find cartoonesque images of his famous profile (often joined by his cat, Choupette), across entire collections. It really is all about the fashion guru himself…

KARL LAGERFELD continues to be popular throughout many European countries, including a number of collaborations with high street brands, such as Vans & H&M. Here in the UK however, it’s much less well known. And this brand really deserves some love.

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It’s definitely a “look”, but the consistent delivery is what does it for me. I don’t like too much quirk in my outfits. I’m very into monochrome, greys and general darkness. But I do love a statement…just one item or accessory, set against a paired back outfit, is exactly how I like to wear my style.

And for that, KARL comes through. (I REALLY WANT THIS ONE)

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This brand is playful and sophisticated at the same time, mixing glitter and motifs with sharp edges and classic silhouettes. It’s also a lot more realistic in terms of price tag than Karl’s other designer projects with price points from around £60-£800 for ready to wear.

Oh, and the man is also the absolute king of sass…check out some of his ‘Karlisms‘.

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Take a look at more from the WORLD OF KARL and tell me all about your brand crushes. And if you live on the South Coast, why not visit the KARL outlet store?

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