Monday, 23 July 2012

call me Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor - the original Cleopatra

Topshop Unique - spring 12

Rhianna at Wireless, Hyde Park 2012


H&M fall 2012

Our skin like bronze and our hair like cashmere 

As we march to the rhythm 

On the palace floor 

Chandeliers inside the pyramid 

Tremble from the force 

Cymbals crash inside the pyramid 

Voices fill up the halls 

Set the cheetahs on the loose 

There's a thief out on the move 

Underneath our legion's view 

They have taken Cleopatra, Cleopatra 

The jewel of Africa 

What good is a jewel that ain't still precious 

How could you run off on me? 

How could you run off on us? 

You feel like God inside that gold 

I found you laying down with Samson 

And his full head of hair 

Found my black queen Cleopatra 

Bad dreams Cleopatra 

Remove her 

Send the cheetahs to the tomb 

Our war is over, our queen has met her doom 

No more she lives, no more serpent in her room 

No more, it has killed Cleopatra, Cleopatra 

Big sun coming strong through the motel blinds 

Wake up to your girl for now let's call her Cleopatra,Cleopatra 

I watch you fix your hairThen put your panties on in the mirror, Cleopatra 

Then your lipstick, Cleopatra 

Then your six inch heels 

Catch her 

She's headed to the pyramid 

She's working at the pyramid tonight 

Working at the pyramid 

Working at the pyramid tonight 

Working at the pyramid 

Working at the pyramid tonight 

Working at the pyramid 

Working at the pyramid tonight 

Working at the pyramid 

Working at the pyramid tonight 

Working at the pyramid 

Working at the pyramid tonight 

Pyramids by Frank Ocean

Topshop Uniqu SS12 runway falsies

Thursday, 19 July 2012

summer gems

Kenneth Jay Lane - coral tasseled necklace
Shourouk necklaces

Come holiday time there is nothing quite like some beachy Bohemian bijoux to give your wardrobe that laid back summery flavour. It is no secret that I love me some colourful bling: here are some of my top picks! 

Erickson Beamon triple chandelier skull earrings

Jolita - Barcelona necklace
Chan Luu - gold vermeil, turquoise and lapis earrings

Jolita - Prague necklace

Mawi earrings

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Raf Simons for Christian Dior

Raf Simons made his debut collection for Dior this month and rightfully received rave reviews. He took Dior right back to the 50s elegance and simplicity which is at the essence of the label. I love the way he stayed true to the original ethos of Dior as a Franch fashion house whilst steering completely away from the avant-garde style of his disgraced predecessor John Galliano. The collection used strapless bodices and simple silhouettes all reminiscent of 1950s cocktail attire and evening dresses. He used comtemporary accents such as gilt collars and cuffs and minimalist cuts as well as cute peplums to bring the collection up to date. Hair was loose, straight and centre parted so as not to distact from the clothes, and make up featured zingy lime mascara and a scarlett pout. This romantic and sophisticated lady like line is made for the season 2 Betty Draper of 2012.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The bride wore Giambattista

Margherita Missoni, darling of the Italian fashion dynasty got hitched in a beautifully bohemian, yet subtly star-studded rural Italian ceremony a few weeks ago. She wed her beau; racing car driver Eugenio Amos in a very romantic summery setting. As her wedding dress was not made by her family it seemed only right that the al fresco decor was bedecked in Missoni's infamous colours, chevrons and stripes. Her dress was designed by close friend Giambattista Valli, a unique Medieval style confection with puffy sleeves and a gypsy feel, she wore flat sandals and a beautiful hairband to complete the look. My only criticism was that her groom wore traditional tails, I think it would have been more in keeping with the occasion if he had worn something more relaxed to match his bride. The well- attended wedding was a who's-who of fashion royalty including Anna Dello Russo, Charlotte (Olympia) Dellal, Mark Ronson and Josephine de la Baume.

Prairie Mary


Not since the Balmain Spring/Summer collection of 2009 have I been so taken with a show until Isabel Marant's creations strutted their stuff down the Paris runway this March! Back in 2009 I was thrilled by an emerald sequinned mini dress with intensely pointed shoulders and criss cross embellished fierce heels. (I know you all know the one) it was a rock goddess movement. However in my love for Marant I see a maturity in my tastes. I love the wearability of her recent collection and the fact that it looks tailor made to fit my autumnal city slicking life in London, skinny cut ankle cropped leather pants with cosy crombies, shirts with beautifully embroidered yokes. I love the western influence of her collection, while it's something we've been exposed to not so long ago - I love the idea of it as a winter look. I want everything. Look to Topshop for fab interpretations of the cowgirl in the city vibe. I have long despaired of western boots in all their 2003/4-ness but Topshop have introduced a pair for winter called 'Arson' in a range of fab colour ways and in velvet as well as leather and I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair! So yoke me up Scotty, I'm ready for a mean metal tip on my boots...

beautiful Western detailing on the embroidered yoke

Isabel Marant AW12

Isabel Marant AW12

Marant western boots
dreamy Topshop 'Arson' boots

Topshop 'Arson' boots in bluuuuuuue velvet

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