We are constantly on the look out for hot new fashion blogs and girls to get style crushin’ on, and trust me with so many, it ain’t easy. Cue Leigh Travers, writer of beaut British blog Fox and Feather- and owner of some of the most enviably cool style we’ve seen in ages (think a mix of Anita Pallenberg meets East London cool circa 2014). This girl not only knows how to rock vintage and the coolest brands on the block- but you guessed it, she’s a MINKPINK fan. Nope, we couldn’t love her anymore.
We caught up with Leigh to chat the perfect burger, MINKPINK’s Southern Wind two-piece and living in Woodstock 1969 style..
LEIGH ON… FOX AND FEATHER
Fox & Feather is my little space on the internet to share with the world my thoughts and opinions whether it be on fashion, art, music or my adventures and mishaps throughout my twenties (believe me, there’s quite a few!). It is primarily a fashion blog, but on a very tight budget!
LEIGH ON… PERSONAL STYLE
My personal style is dominated and inspired by the vixens of the 60′s and 70′s such as Jane Birkin, Pamela De Barres, Pamela Courson and let’s not forget Stevie Nicks! So, I would say my style is quite vintage and bohemian. I like to think I wouldn’t look too out of place if I was magically transported back to Woodstock ’69 (a girl can dream). I mainly tend to shop at charity and vintage shops and sometimes I’m lucky enough to find pieces from the decades themselves.
LEIGH ON… MINKPINK
I first discovered MINKPINK when I started working for Urban Outfitters a few years ago and it’s been love since the word ‘Go’. A lot of their pieces are actually very bohemian and vintage inspired, which is why they’re so easy to shop. It means I can wear the vintage style pieces I adore without the hassle of rummaging through vintage shops.
LEIGH ON… GETTING STYLE INSPIRATION
I’ll be honest, I’m not a pre-outfit planner. I experiment in the morning by trying different pieces, even if at first I’m unsure they’ll go together. Sometimes by experimenting you can come up with outfits you would have never even considered and more creative than you imagined. A lot of my looks are inspired by layering up as many textures and prints as possible, so basically looking like I’m wearing half of my wardrobe at once!
LEIGH ON… THE PERFECT SPRING WARDROBE
The MINKPINK Southern Wind cami and skirt co-ords have been tempting me at work! I love co-ords for this spring, so I’ll definitely be stocking up on them.
LEIGH ON… THE ULTIMATE SPRING PLAYLIST
At the moment I’ve got Temples debut album on repeat, they’re wonderfully psychedelic and if you close your eyes whilst listening to them you can almost believe you’re in the sixties! Also, I discovered brother and sister duet Wild Belle last year, but now the sun is showing it’s face (FINALLY) their reggae influenced tunes are ideal for getting in the mood for summer.
LEIGH ON… SOUTHHAMPTON
Southampton is actually the home of two universities full of creative courses so it’s a pretty creative city. It’s based right on the coastline, so if you head down to Mayflower Park you can sit with your legs over the edge and watch all the cruise ships sail off to wherever in the world those lucky souls are going. Also, in the city centre there’s a quaint, entirely volunteer run cafe called the ‘Art House‘, which offers great crafty workshops in the evenings.
If you’re after shopping we have the huge West Quay shopping mall, which people from all over Hampshire travel into town for with all the essential high street shops and restaurants. If you’re more into charity shopping like myself it’s worth venturing outside of the city centre to a suburb called Shirley in where there’s a mile long high street full of charity shops. As for food, 7-Bone is the place to be for the most delicious burger I’ve ever tasted. It recently even had it’s own Channel 4 documentary too! I’m a self-confessed addict of their burgers!
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So, the HOT new exclusive MINKPINK collection has just dropped at Urban Outfitters stores, and it’s safe to say we’re a little excited. Not just that but it seems the ladies working there have been loving it too- who can blame ‘em? Plus, they’ve now supplied us with some serious styling ideas when rocking these pieces, and we can’t wait to get it all in our wardrobes!
You don’t need us to tell you how crazy we are for the new MINKPINK ‘Music Issue’ Christina Perri campaign- like, really. So imagine how psyched we were to catch these behind the scenes snaps lounging on our newsfeed last night- just a little. Just goes to show not only is Ms Perri a talented, beautiful, trendy, uber babe- but totally down to earth too. Christina y we not u?! Check out all of the images here!
Whether we’re checking out ladies rocking our brands (how rad do Leigh and Sabrina look in MINKPINK? What about Helen in Wondaland?) spotting celebs owning them on the street (yup, that’s our lady Fearne) or just generally surfing the net for the next big thing (or cool meme)- these are the things that are catching our eye- and can you blame us?
So, it may be a little chilly to start whipping out the summer dresses just yet, but we gotta say- we’re a little excited about the new drops that are landing online from some of our very own brands. Okay- so MINKPINK swimwear is definitely a bit premature (unless your jetting off for some Aussie sun- we are v. jel) and sleeveless is certainly a no-go (unless you’re a gal ready for some layering)- but we are still BIG fans of Somedays Lovin’ winter florals and the royal Solace dungaree- so we’re pretty sure we’re willing to part with some pennies in order to get our Spring bargains in now (and for that State of Being set)!
So, it’s FINALLY Feb (doesn’t January feel like the longest month ever?!) and although it certainly hash’t been warm, there has been some HOT babes rocking some of our brands out on the town- and that is more than enough for us. From a certain Miss Goulding owning Evil Twin‘s PU slacks (we’re a bit jealous), T.V star Billie Faiers looking sweet (literally) in our fave cosy knit, Natalie Suarez rocking a double MINKPINK look (haven’t you heard double MP is the new double denim) along with some of Britain’s best bloggers styling it up like pros! Check it out!
Ellie Goulding rocking Evil Twin’s Deep End PU Pant
Billie Faiers in MINKPINK’s Let Them Eat Cake Jumper
It’s been a busy and exciting few weeks here at O+A towers- not only have we been busy launching a SUPER exciting new campaign, but we’ve been busy getting some new brands in our showroom- which we’re pretty darn stoked about. As if we didn’t have enough to treat you with already, you can now say a warm hello to MINKPINK Swim, Solace, State of Being, Wondaland and ZeeGeeWhy Denim- a selection of hot brands offering everything from directional chic, artsy denim and the ultimate beachwear- don’t say we don’t spoil you! Check out some awesome snaps from the brands themselves below- pretty cool huh?
STATE OF BEING
MINKPINK are set to blow it out of the water with the launch of ‘The Music Issue’, bringing together the worlds of music and fashion to produce their rad new global campaign…and who better to front it than music’s latest maverick, the inked-up brunette bombshell with the megawatt smile that is Christina Perri?! With a killer look and a voice that is guaranteed to melt even the iciest of hearts, MINKPINK are beyond stoked to have tapped this one up! Plus, we’ve been keeping it under wraps for so long- we’re pretty excited to let you all know about it too! Plus, how rad is the new collection looking?! We cannot WAIT for it to land! Check out the full shoot on our Facebook here!
Way to perk up a chilly Tuesday afternoon? HOT new MINKPINK drops of course! We’ve been pretty much counting down the days ’til we could snap this up online, and it looks like today is our lucky day. With an introduction to the collection oozing awesome PU (seriously guys, MP use the best stuff), adorable printed slashers and a trusty smock dress (well, duh)- we’re busy styling them out already (PLUS the collection is modelled by our fave Sara from Waiste)- which pieces are you craving?
With the January blues well underway (is it just us, or is the weather totally not helping?) we’re determined on re-inspiring ourselves by turning to some of the ‘nets biggest babes for a little nudge in the right direction, and hey- who can blame us when they look this awesome? From rocking this seasons MUST have coats, bringin’ back the festive velvet or rocking the trippiest space prints- it’s safe to say we are now ready to shop. Did someone say sales?