Sunday, 22 August 2010

we no speak Americano

This Spring I was lucky enough to visit the Big Apple not once but twice. Ma petite soeur has been studying fashion merchandising there so I went to stay with her and then went back out a month later for her graduation. It is my favourite city in the world - it has an electric buzz yet a laid back anything goes vibe. Needless to say I had the best time. Here are some of the pictures I took.
sister + Diego Bucket
burger + steak sarnie at Soho Park
me being a tourist
fire escape frolics 
tiles for America + Marc Jacobs billboard
Brooklyn graffiti


During my sabbatical from blogging I feel I have missed a great deal of things to report on. Namely the fact that clogs took over the world. Back in May I took this picture of my friends the clogaholics. C is rocking vintage Dior while K sports this year's Chanels. This post is dedicated to all you clog doubters and non believers!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Last Emperor

Tell me you all saw the fly on the wall documentary which followed the legendary Italian high fashion designer. Following the steps of the King of the red dress in the emotional lead up to his final show at fashion week; The Last Emperor also documented his long time working partnership and personal relationship with Giancarlo Giammetti. It shows the blood sweat and tears that go into handcrafting couture gowns by his admirably patient team and one can see why couture is a dying art. I could happily spend every day watching the petite perma tanned dapper designer swanning around his yacht, jets and luxury homes in  Rome, Paris, London, Gstaad, Tuscany and New York with his equally beautifully turned out partner and 5 pugs. Not only were the visuals outstanding but it was charming to watch the higs and lows of his personal life and careers. A delectable piece of television If you haven't seen it you haven't lived!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

It's been a long time - I shouldn't have left you..

Sorry for my long protracted absence somewhere along the last few months in the build up to summer and such life sort of get in the way and I've been royally rubbish with updating my blog. But I shall make a conscious effort to get right back into the swing of things - using a day off work with a nasty cough as a good place to start!


Olivia P wearing one of her heavily encrusted statement necklaces

Olivia Palermo inspired bib necklaces with Roberta Freymann

Erin Wasson brings sexy back modelling Lowluv

Knuckleduster - Lowluv by Erin Wasson

It  appears the new equivalent to the ubiquitous perfume deal is to launch a jewellery line. Celebutante Olivia Palermo, the perenially stylish Olsen Twins and rock chick model and Wang muse Erin Wasson have all jumped on the bling band wagon. As far as I know this is the first thing Ms Palermo has put her name to in a collaboration with designer Roberta Freymann. However Erin Wasson my goddess of sunkissed laissez faire already has her clothing line RCVA and the Olsens of course have been making waves with Elizabeth and James for a while now. Never ones to be missing out on any entrepreneurial opportunities they will be launching various pieces under Robert Lee Morris for Elizabeth and James. Watch this space for dagger necklaces and edgy accesories to toughen up their soft tailoring...
Gold enamel peacock pendant and cuff - House of Harlow 1960
Nicole Richie for House of Harlow 1960

Monday, 5 April 2010

cosmic girl


Basso and Brooke SS10
Alexander McQueen SS10
Peter Pilotto SS10
Jonathan Saunders printed jersey t-shirt
Sass and Bide 'Be a Believer' jersey body suit

In the Mood for Nude

Where are you Spring?? Word from my across the pond based sister tells me it is flip flop weather in Manhattan. Yet we in London are lagging painfully behind. While yesterday we had beautiful sunny skies I went for an alfresco dinner and shisha last night and had to keep my fur April...not cool! So even if you've been living under a rock you will know the world has gone crazy for shades of ‘greige’. My dream wardrobe consists of sheer fabrics in barely there hues - just waiting on the weather to wear' em! I'm dreaming of MINK, BLUSH, PEACH, PUTTY, COFFEE, OYSTER, CHAMPAGNE, IVORY, SAND, CAMEL and TAUPE.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Romance is not dead

As Spring has sprung and I am starting to think of lace and frills as I observe the emergence of daffodils and pregnant women I can't help but think that love is in the air! With that I will let you perv on these heart melting pictures of my favourite couple of the moment: Mark Ronson and Josephine de le Baume. *sigh*

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Absolutely love the tongue in cheek humor of this sassy campaign. It combines some unashamedly Chanel-esque styles of the 80s and 90s with the raw sex appeal of the denim clad Guess girls.

Fabby Abbey

This Aussie belle is one of my current favourites and is omnipresent on the runway and in high fashion campaigns. I love her glossy honey coloured hair, heavy fringe and nose ring. With her effervescent youth and rebellious style she is a bit like Erin Wasson meets Gemma Ward. Yum.

Deco Deyn

I've never been a huge Aggy fan, but none the less I am excited to see her acting debut in the film noir inspired short film 'Mean to me' directed by New York artist Peter McGough. Deyn plays a volatile femme fatale who has been wronged by her wealthy beau. It certainly doesn't hurt that a raven haired Agyness Deyn's 1930s style wardrobe has been designed by Zac Posen expecially for the project. I'm sure it will be a visual treat in the same way as Tom Ford's 'A Single Man' - it appears to mark the start of a new craze for designers trying to get their creations on film.

Friday, 12 March 2010

McQueen's Final Collection

Fashionistas worldwide bid Alexander McQueen farewell last week with the presentation of his final collection. The collection summoned a sense of true oppulence of another era, reminiscent of Royalty or even Papal garments. McQueen's use of rich red with elaborate gold patterns seemed to symbolise influences of Baroque or Rococo style. This was directly fused with the digital prints and gothic undertones of today. The collection seems to creatively defy the fact that we are in recession. The stand out piece from the collection appears to be the fishtail dress with the jacket made from gilded feathers. However I think my favourite piece is the back and gold dress and cape; it would transform anyone into Wonder Woman. To be invited to this unweiling would cement you as a heavyweight of the fashion industry. I can't imagine what a privilege it would be to witness this beautiful and poignant 16 piece collection first hand. Rest in Peace Lee McQueen.

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