Sunday, 29 May 2011
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
With a new barrage of collections settling in (very nice they are too), here's my latest wants/needs/must-haves to keep me going, until I settle on a something new...boho chic? Could definitely make that one work with my hippy-appropriate tresses...
Studded Biker Boots
Jimmy Choo £719 Mytheresa.com
Rita Leather Jacket
ACNE My-Wardrobe.com £700
Tory Burch @ Net-a-porter.com £200
Notte By Marchesa @ Net-a-porter.com £825
Balenciage @ Mytheresa.com £125
Miu Miu @ Mytheresa.com £325
Miss Sixty £106
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
I'm a big believer in accentuating one part of your outfit only. So, if you're channelling strict minimalism, or a conservative colour palette, then go all-out with some head turning heels. I have cherry-picked my favs from Urban Outfitters, Net-a-Porter and My-Wardrobe:
Friday, 4 March 2011
From the epic and ridiculously cool brand collision, that is Adidas X Diesel, spawns a shoe called the Forum Mid. For a trainer, and coming from a casual-shoe débutante, it's super hot. Completely debunking the notion that my style isn't suited to anything pertaining to sports and practicality, I am quite fancying myself in a pair of these. I'm pretty certain that the leather and zip elements would integrate nicely into my stylish sartorial pursuits.
Available, in the UK, from Carnaby Street, High Street Kensington and Covent Garden Diesel Stores.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Still, much better than being perched on a dust infested rickety shelf unit in a sorry state, (shoot me i'm, sometimes, careless), Conde Nast is to launch a one-stop magazine hub, displaying all current Conde Nast titles. I had hoped that this would include all previous issues dating back to poignant eras, but then I guess that would be too special and, also, who would want to reveal the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Vogue House library to a million plus mucky paws? I have, very fortunately, had the privilege of perusing the formerly mentioned (all in aid of some research for the Vogue fashion team) and it's by no means the kind of library that we're all accustomed to. It's beyond brilliant and fun - it has cavernous book shelves that glide across the floor for easy access to hard-to-reach tomes.
Conde Nast Worldwide News opens in March within the Vogue HQ in Hanover Square, London. Whether you want to browse any of the 130 current issues of Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair etc, play with all of Conde Nast's iPad apps or scan images and info, you can do so in the stylish setting of Vogue House. There's some serious posh people/covetable clobber watching to be done here. It's glamour on ridiculous levels...
Starting on 23rd February, Channel 4 brings us a new dose of opportunity to model gawk and follow the day-to-day runnings of , this time, Premier Models (the model agency responsible for stellar supermodels Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiefer, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista) in a new documentary called, quite simply, The Model Agency. Crikey O'Riley - wait I cannot...
Monday, 17 January 2011
For Spring/Summer 2011 the general consensus is to flout all previous notions of bare minimalism and usher in a season imbued with riotous colour. Jil Sander, DKNY and Aquilano Rimondi forbid us to adhere to the fashion protocol and encouraged an unabashed marrying of sprightly hues - splicing cerise with crimson, cobalt blue with acid green and igniting a fluoro frenzy. Sober your ensembles with gold accents for a jaunty decadence or complete the look with a motorbike jacket seen at Burberry and Balanciaga. It’s a tough luxe look fit for any summer soiree. A winter ensconced in chunky knits has left us yearning for the freedom and fluidity of the obligatory summer maxi dress. Diaphanous gowns dispersed throughout the collections at Dries Van Noten and Thakoon whilst Paul & Joe and Erdem Moralioglu opted for ostentatious floral prints to adorn their take on summer’s definitive trend. Not wanting to forego last season’s nude invasion? The likes of Jenny Packham, Roland Mouret and Ports 1961 have produced deftly cut garments in a palette of subdued tones, an antidote to the reigning overt colour spectrum that dominates this season’s trend line up.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
I am at a loose end. I am nearing the end of Season Three of my MAD MEN boxset. I remember an article in the Daily Mail, chronicling the narrative of the series, soon to grace our screens. It seemed a story concept that I must discover. A portrait of the Madison Avenue pioneers, the advertising industry in the late 50s and early 60s where frivolous spending, conspicuous drinking and smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes was prevalent. The awe inspiring sartorial pursuits of this era are unmissable. What a woman would do for Betty Draper's and Joan Holloway's closet... Then there's the ruling quest for the American Dream, which is far from reflected in the, sometimes dark, personal lives of the main characters. It's a glamorous but messed-up world and I have been hooked ever since.
But fear not my fellow MAD MEN aficionados, Season Four is to be released on Tuesday 29th March 2011. I have, seriously, been in a state of not knowing what to replace this epic TV viewing with, or rather could anything possibly compare? There's me thinking that my days of ogling, the suave, Don Draper were no more. Too excited.