I’ve always been a big fan of Hard Rock Cafe – from their restaurants to the merchandise and everything the brand stands for. Plus, it’s heavily influenced by rock ‘n’ roll and I love that music memorabilia can be found on display in all of their restaurants.
We were spoilt for choice and definitely well looked after.
When it was time for the show, Sarah Handy, sales and marketing manager, introduced the show and gave us a bit of an insight into the brand, the clothes that we would be seeing and the models in the show. She also introduced Reka Abid, who arranged the outfits for the show, and Craig Nightingale who organized it all. I found it really interesting how Hard Rock Cafe didn’t just use random models – they’ve used ambassadors for the brand who will be working/collaborating with them on a regular basis, which was nice.
I’ve not been to a ton of catwalk shows, but it was also fun to see each model have their own personality walking down the catwalk, rather than looking straight ahead and stony faced. Some danced down the catwalk, others bounced energetically – and often, when one model replaced another, they interacted with each other with a high five or a hip bump.
I really liked this idea. It gave the show a very informal but fun tone to it.
But onto the clothes. The beautiful, beautiful clothes.
I wanted them all.
We saw a ton of tops in different styles and fashion with the traditional Hard Rock logo – what I like about the logo is that it’s actually rather stylish as it is. I’d happily wear a top branding the logo in an everyday situation not just, y’know, in a bid to promote the brand.
The spring collection was gorgeous with both bold and pastel slogans and all outfits accompanied by bright and delicious looking summer cocktails. I wanted everything, but I particularly loved the simple but sweet vest tops, and a gorgeous top with a distressed detail on the back which was right up my street. The turn it up muscle tee’s were really cute too.
There was even a range created in collaboration with Pitbull. These included bold pink and blue prints against more versatile coloured tops and had a real LA/Vegas vibe to them.
Overall, the collection was really stunning and I liked that everything was so wearable. Some fashion’s you see on the catwalk and could never imagine even trying to pull it off but Hard Rock’s spring and winter lines are simple but eye catching, and the models demonstrated how the range’s could very easily be dressed up or down.
I had so much fun viewing the newest collections and found myself realizing that Hard Rock is a lot more than just a brand – it’s a lifestyle too, really, and I enjoyed meeting those behind the scenes and hearing about how exciting it was putting together the first ever (and very successful!) Hard Rock fashion show.
I don’t normally pay much attention to sports pants; as long as they fit then I’m good. I already have two pairs of pretty simple ones with a couple of pops of pink, but I really like this pair by Tesco from all places! They’re a bit more bold without being too in your face and would go perfectly with just a plain work out top.
I absolutely love this zombie themed slogan top, by Fitness Freaks on Etsy. I’ve actually bought one of their tops before (another zombie slogan top), and think it’s quite relevant as well as stylish. I don’t know why I love zombie slogan tops so much; probably because I’m usually the only one wearing anything related to zombies and plus it works well/gets me in the right frame of mind when I’m running with my Zombies, Run app.
This is another slogan top which is basic but cute too. It’s quite versatile and I’d probably wear it lounging around the house too. I think it’s the type of top I could pair with leggings and trainers and just wear out regularly without anyone thinking I was on my way to or fro the gym. Plus, for only £8.99 from New Look, it’s a steal.
I have to admit, I’m actually getting to the point where I’d be comfortable working out in public with a cropped top like this. Sometimes when you’re getting sweaty a top simply just doesn’t do it, sticking to your skin and not cooling you down etc. I love this versatile crop top from Peacocks and I really like the straps too.
Finally, another slogan top, this time from H&M. I actually love H&M’s sportswear range and find it’s always really motivational as well as stylish. A lot of the range is filled with slogan items, but none of them are corny which I like. This one is super versatile, although I have to admit, I don’t think anyone will believe what it states on the front, haha!
So that’s my current sportswear wishlist, although in hindsight, I’ve picked lots of grey’s and black’s – I should have gone with a couple of items to add a pop of colour! Still, it means the range is super versatile, most of it goes together and nothing on the list is particularly expensive.
What do you think? What’s on your current sportswear wishlist? Let me know!
Now that my dating ban is over, it means that soon (maybe) that question of ‘oh my god what shall I wear?!’ will return when I do eventually start going on dates again.
Not that I go on a lot of dates.
But you get my drift.
And so I thought it would be nice to share my go-to date night outfit.
I’d gone into the store in hopes to buy a bikini for holiday.
If you haven’t yet stepped foot in one of their stores – do so. The store itself is always welcoming and bright and spacious, but I think perhaps my favourite part is the changing rooms. Each one is named differently (such as silk or satin) and is decorated beautifully. You can also change the lighting in the room, from daylight to evening etc, and can even press a button to request someone come help you without you having to leave the room, which is of course the last thing you want to do when trying on lingerie.
And the changing rooms are actually really spacious too! Paired with the ideal lighting, it makes sense really, considering you’re taking the time to purchase a good fitting bra or otherwise and really want to take your time and make sure you look your best and feel comfortable.
Shopping at Boux Avenue is a lovely experience, start to finish.