Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boys Do Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Glasses

Last week saw the launch of Hero and Cape, independent British fashion label and man do they have some cracking designs. They also have some amazing jewellery and very cute accessories on their site, and you might have noticed their prize in my little giveaway that's running at the moment (SHAMELESS, I know!) As someone who's been wearing glasses since they were 2 years old, and someone who has to read the boards at the optician every 6 months, this one jumped right out at me.

T-Shirt, Hero and Cape
Martha Jeans, Topshop
Shoes, ASOS
Lightweight Jersey Blazer, ASOS
And it turns out I'm not the only one with *ahem* impeccable taste and amazing style. When Alex from Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks saw the very same one, we decided T-Shirt Twinning is the way forward. This how Alex styled hers.


The prints available at Hero and Cape are pretty damn amazing, the other tee I'm completely in love with is this Just Touched Down in London Town (yes all the designs have cool names). The designs are hand drawn and the t-shirts are hand printed to order, so not only do you have a great design, bur you can be safe in the knowledge that you're wearing something truly individual.

Much as I love the designs, and the concept of plain white tees, I was a touch disappointed by the actual t-shirt sizing. The t-shirts are unisex which isn't so great for me having, as someone so eloquently and accurately put it "too much tits and arse".

Not to be defeated, I decided to take the sewing machine out and have a bit of a play. First job, taking some width out. I removed about 6-8cm (I didn't measure, I just kept on until it fit how I wanted. Technical, I know) by giving the shirt some seams at the side, If I were to order another shirt, I'd just order a smaller size. With the neckline, I cut it a bit wider and more of a boat neck and used white binding tape to edge the seams. Et voila.

The Hero and Cape blog is well worth a look for a few exclusive pictures of behind the scenes on their lookbook, and go check out their awesome designs on their website. I've got my eye on this little beauty. And don't forget to go check out Alex's version.

*Giveaway now closed.*


Hero and Cape said...

Hi Chloe!

Thanks for the post and the pictures look good! We're very sorry that the fit wasn't as you'd expected. We would have been more than happy to exchange the shirt for a Small for you!

We hope you're happy with other aspects of the T-shirt such as the quality or artwork or print and attention to detail.

Thanks you again for the post Chloe and we always appreciate valuable feedback from our customers.

Rebecca Smith said...

Just seen Alex's post which linked up to yours! I too love this tshirt.. its such a cool phrase :)
both you and Alex look absolutely gorgeous in your respective tshirts and I'm glad she linked to your blog as I have just found my new must read blog :)


daisychain said...

I so love that tee!

Alex said...

Well hello there Tshirt Twin. You know how much I like these photos. Think I may actually need to venture into Topshop for once and investigate those jeans because they look amazing.

Fingers crossed that Hero & Cape start to stock more fitted styles because you know I'll be buying more of them! For now, I've quite enjoyed making my alterations to the one I bought and it's going to be the first thing I pack for my Edinburgh trip.

Temporary:Secretary said...

Looks great! I'm sure that H&C will soon be stocking a variety of tshirt fits soon! x

Cat said...

ahhh i want that t-shirt so bad! <3 ! x

Winnie said...

Great tee! I wear glasses most of the time too...and annoyingly had to fork over cash for a new pair of specs. Bah! Hero and Cape are a great little label, definitely wishing them lots of luck.

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Great outfit.

Flo said...

GREAT outfit, so chic and simple!

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

I think it's great that you whipped out your sewing machine! Love your hair. x hivenn