Off the Rail

I attended the private launch party of 'Off the Rail' in a plush rooftop studio overlooking Canary Wharf this evening. I was the +1 of my BFF of almost 10 years, my beloved Wammie, Babee Bee. As an up-and-coming embellishment designer, who has worked for the likes of Monsoon and Puma, she decided to venture out and design her own line of niche statement accessories; aptly named 'Burju'.
 Jacket : Designed & created by my BFF and Lady of the hour; **Burju 
Top : ZARA (worn back to front)
Trousers : Thrifted (London) (originally from M&S) | Heels & Bag : ZARA
I spoke to the fabulous organisers behind 'Off the Rail', and I was enlightened on the concept behind this genius scheme. 'Off the Rail' is a platform for young, up-and-coming designers to showcase one-off pieces for a month only period.
Website : off-the-rail.com will be launching at 12 midnight tonight (30th June 2012) and will also be featured on Huffington Post to coincide with the launch. Be sure to check out the work of budding designers, and cease the chance at purchasing unique pieces!
The event itself was divine. Canapes, mohitos and delectable cupcakes, not to mention, great company were not to go amiss at 'Off the Rail'. As soon as Prince Cassius walked into the room, I fell in love with his afro. I was unaware that this dude has a 10k+ following on twitter, as he was so down-to-earth and absolutely lovely. He approached me and confessed his lust for my jacket and when I pointed out the designer was my BFF and one of the designers showcasing her jewellery, he had nothing but love for her work.
(Disclaimer: Apologies! I've been addicted to popping tags and gnawing on the plastic link since...forever)
Sunglasses : Oscar de la Renta (purchased at TK Maxx) | Watch : Michael Kors | Studs : Matalan (Menswear) | Hairstyle : Meagan Mop
I think this idea is so brilliant, especially now that the fashion market is saturated with the same merchandise. I can't count the amount of times I've read a frustrated tweet about the replica looks on Tumblr of crop tops, denim cut-offs and Jeffrey Campbell Litas. BLEURGH!! It's refreshing to have a site dedicated to being different, and showcasing emerging talent, rather than posting dupes or "trends" (gosh! I loathe that word). Be sure to check out 'Burju' collection on http://cargocollective.com/burcukilic which also has a link to 'off the rail' at the top of the page, and show support to my bestfriend and great designer.
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Grab your 'Burju' pieces before they fly off the rail. Xisses