Thursday, 30 August 2012


currently coveting

Before the last little ray of sun escapes me I want to pay homage to summer 2012 with a few dreamy key pieces. So as summer prepares to hibernate for another year after this coming Bank Holiday weekend which always feels like the final hurrah and leaves us to get excited about winter clothes. Here are a few summer-tastic goods I still have my beady little eye on! If money was no object I would snap these babies up in a heartbeat! 

Marc Jacobs leather backpack

Miu Miu glitter matte acetate cat eye sunglasses
Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC heels

Thursday, 23 August 2012

simple strappy stilettos

Here is where I talk about my current shoe lust, my obsessive thoughts have for the past 6 months been centred around a simple sexy 2 strap stiletto sandal. The past few years have been all about trophy shoes, statement heels and unwearable, avant garde works of art (a la the late McQueen). As the platform is looking increasingly passee, footwear is taking its inspiration from the simplicity of the 90s with the return of pointy courts and barely there strappy heels which bring the foot back into being the main focus. I should have bought last season's Zara numbers but they were sooo uncomfortable so my quest continues for something like these dream worthy designer morsels without the designer price tag.


Giambattista Valli

Giuseppe Zanotti


Monday, 20 August 2012

Goldie Glow

Check out Goldie's collection for AW13 - the palette is comprised of rust, teal and black. Loose fitting shapes feature surprising flashes of flesh to ensure a sassy look for this Autumn. Burnished copper, marbled material and watercolour prints make for a warm and sexy look, hence the name of the collection: After Glow. Check out a selection of my favourite pieces, shot in the sand dunes of Cape Town below.

You can buy pieces online at Goldie London

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

fashionable forgiveness

Taylor Swift always seemed a nice girl in full of feminine innocence with her Prairie style. Neither her music, nor personal style are my cup of tea but she always seems a nice girl. This is why my jaw hit the floor with shock, horror and sympathy while watching the Kanye West fiasco at the 2009 VMAs. My huge wave of mortification for her moment being so publicly snatched was counter balanced with Kanye-cringe for the spectacle he made of himself as well as the Beyonce butt-kissing. It was one of those notorious showbiz moment that has become an example of Live TV gold. It can be seen as a cautionary tale that fame + too much alcohol + a platform in a room full of celebs = ego explosion. Kanye mistakenly thought he had the right to play music God deeming the little country girl less worthy/talented than Bey the soul goddess, and was technically sucking up to his best mate's bird. Thus embarrassing himself, falling out of favour with the very star he tried to defend (as if Beyonce 'Independent Woman' Knowles needed his help). In his favour, in many ways I think this was probably the most interesting thing to happen to Taylor Swift's otherwise vanilla career. I'm sure they have since made up (maybe he sent her a weighty gold pendant and some Hennessy in the mail) but nonetheless seeing Swift wear Kanye's KW range in Harper's Bazaar made me smile to myself. This was a smart editorial, PR stunty move - Kanye wants the fashion honchos he so admires to know that the VMA debacle is water under the bridge and relieve his coscience, and Taylor can show she is a classy lady who doesn't hold a grudge.



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