She & Them

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We have something a little different for you today, a little sneaky look at Mr She and Hem! It isn’t often that the boys behind these bloggers get to be actively involved with our little corner of the Internet (beyond taking photos and putting up with ENDLESS blog based chat, obvs) so when Guide London asked if our chaps would like to get shirty, we jumped at the chance on their behalf.

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JA wears the Geometric Print shirt with button down collar from Guide London with jeans by Fly53, shoes by Kurt Geiger and a blazer by Daniel Hechter. He has accessorised with a belt from ASOS, watch from Fossil and an orange Up24 by Jawbone.

I like shirts and, even more so, shirts with bright colours and/or patterns. I have way too many clothes (which makes for many a wardrobe war) but given the chance to add to the collection…there was only ever one outcome. The wide selection on offer from Guide London made the selection process tricky. Double collar; double cuff, double colour, double buttons (But NEVER double denim) and all sorts of wonderful patterns are on offer. 

I opted for the geomteric print shirt because a plain shirt would be just that, plain. Intriguing square button detailing, colour lined cuffs and collar, they all make for interesting detailing in and of itself. The colourful pattern is vivid without being too garish and means that I can wear it without a tie for further embellishment. The fit is good, the quality of the fabric makes this a comfortable wear in the Summer and when teamed with a blazer, truly smart casual with a difference.

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AV wears the Long Sleeved Floral Shirt in blue from Guide London accessorised with watch, belt, chinos and jacket from Topman.

As someone barely capable of dressing themselves, let alone carrying off the effortless, breezy kind of cool required of a fashion blog, I was initially sceptical about modelling a shirt, especially one as free-jazz as this. Many a camera lens has cracked, and family member recoiled in disappointed horror, at my attempts at carrying off a casual, sunny disposition (read: look human) in any photo opportunity that has come my way. Having said that, I think She & Hem may be the ones to have finally found the keys to my inner Tyra, let it out the garage, and taken it for a joyride.

I found this Guide shirt comfortable and classy, without the starchy stiffness I find in my usual, cheap and cheerful dress shirts. As a scrawny thing, with amusingly Twiglet-like arms, I have struggled in the past to find shirts that don’t make me look as if I’ve raided Dad’s wardrobe, but I felt this was an excellent fit, being roomy whilst retaining it’s shape. The pattern is vibrant and distinctive without being garish, and I’m now subtly (not subtly) looking for excuses to show off the shirt as much as possible, swanning around in an inappropriately Gatsby-esque fashion for the rest of the summer at any wedding reception, summer fête or box social I can find. Cheers She & Hem, you’ve unleashed a monster.

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Sorry if you were looking for some pretty dresses, normal service will resume shortly.

She and Hem (and them!)

She and Home: Bristol Fashion Week

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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend a special bloggers event at The Mall Cribbs Causeway, to celebrate the start of Bristol Fashion Week.

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Spread over five days, Bristol Fashion Week for the Autumn/Winter season showcases all the latest fashion wares from big boy brands such as River Island, Marks and Spencers, Next, Fat Face and John Lewis.

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Having never attended a fashion show, I wasn’t expecting the abundance of choreography and pizzazz on display. Having only really thought of the runway as a place for serious model face, it was a breath of fresh air to see the models having a good time. The children were especially good fun and the M&S ballerina was my highlight of the evening. The only thing I didn’t particularly like were the hosts, Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton, who we both found a little too scripted and cheesy. Having read other blog posts, we do seem to be in the minority on this. Perhaps we are simply accustomed to being the cheesiest people in the room. Stop stealing our thing, Mark and Andrew.

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