Sunday, 16 October 2016

Kiso Wear

Sleeves ~ Kiso Wear
T¬Shirt ~ Primark
Boots ~ Primark
Bag ~ Primark

*You know those Instagram brand pages you follow, like all their pictures and then wish they'd notice you and want to work with you despite your small numbers because you know you can deliver and will hopefully not disappoint? Well I have many of those pages I am following and Kiso Wear was one of them until I plucked up the courage to email the owner Melanie about a possible collaboration. Now I have to admit, I know I do not have the biggest numbers when it comes to blogging and this is not such a bad thing because I have plenty of time to grow Albatroz & Co. and look forward to that challenge but I am always keenly aware of these numbers when approaching brands.

I know from experience that numbers can mean a lot to some brands, and I mean why wouldn't they? You wouldn't want to be giving away free products or money without receiving something substantial in return. So when Melanie agreed to my collaboration outreach, I was so surprised and excited. I had been on her website and followed her IG liking her pictures with the grace of a skilled stalker and really wanted to work with her.

I am that person who would have the radiators on full blast in the dead heat of summer. I am always cold. I know people who won't touch me because I'm so cold sometimes. These Kiso Sleeves were just perfect for me because it meant that if I got too warm too quickly, as also happens, I could remove them without fretting about losing style with my outfit.

I paired them up with the Sonic T-Shirt I snatched from the men's Primark sale rack in the Large because what other size T-Shirts do they even make that matters? I teamed it up with my ever present Mint Velvet Leggings and these boots for a dark grungy vibe with some vintage hues. The dolphin choker my friend Léon bought for me from Spain and the tooth necklace I bought in a stall in Manchester Bury market when visiting there last year. 

I seriously love the edgy vibe the Kiso Sleeves gave the outfit and have worn it several times since. I love that it slips onto your arms with ease and sits quite well on the arms without moving. Most people were surprised to find out that they weren't actually sleeves of the shirt, that's how well they work with the right outfit.

The only thing I will say is that after a few wears I have noticed the tops where it lies at your upper arm has started rolling a bit, especially when worn with a jacket over it but you can always pull them back up.

All I can really say is that I quite like this product and would consider buying another one perhaps in a different colour. I'm thinking some strippy ones. 

What little clothing hacks do you use? I'd love to know.

Till next time my pretties xxx

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3 comments so far

  1. These are such a cool product! They're fun and they add an edge to outfits (while also helping us cold people stay a bit warmer, I imagine!). Sleeves are so nice to have, haha ;) Also, I love two things: one, the outfit you put together (it's perfect, as always!), and two, that you reached out to the company yourself, rather than waiting for them to find you!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

  2. Love love love these grunge vibes. Good on you for plucking up the courage to just ask! It can never hurt to ask!


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