Monday, August 30, 2010
Hahaha! OMG this is so funny ! We are so TRENDY! Haha look at us! Look! Look at our teeth! You can see them because we're laughing! Because we're so HAPPY! Haha we have blogs! Hahaha omg this day is so funny, you know sometimes you wake up and you're just like! Haha! Be happy! Who cares! Just throw on something black and draped with something on a chain and some shorts and just live you know! Hahahaha! And then just BLOG.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I also raided Sophie's wardrobe and tried on my favourite dress in the whole wide world she bought from Philip Lim, which is OMFGSOAMAZING and soft with little pockets and a collar and wowowow, and then soph wowed me some more with her banging little number from Marjan Pejoski. ROOM RAIDERS!!!!
I bought this velvet flared sleeve dress from Topshop Boutique yesterday but it was lacking a certain.. Something..? So I sewed some daisies from my shorts onto the sleeves and it looks properly fancy dress druid now but after stitching every damn flower on I'm determined to wear it until it falls apart. Which might not actually be that far off. It's sweet though, and good with big floppy hats. I wore it today with knee highs and reeboks, me and Soph went to a weird festival and it was raining but we watched Steve Aoki before we left which was quite cool because I never quite believed he existed outside of cool magazine photo blogs but now I know, so you know, an eventful Sunday. Peace and love y'all!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
These Proenza for J Brand jeans could be YOURS (for $550 only). I spose they are handpainted and stuff, and high waisted, I mean they are nice but jeans are just so damn hard to look good in. Unless you wear them with heels (hey roberto cavalli whatup), they manage to both shorten and widen your legs, making you (or should I say *me*) look like your best friend's overweight older sister. Ouch. Anyway, I reckon the best thing is to wear them with a little crop top and some creeper trainers or something. Unfortunately you do run the risk of spending $550 to emulate a 14 year old emo on their first night out in Camden. Also probably best not to rock the candy hair dye/nose ring with this, you'll end up looking like a photographer from Dalston that enjoys cocaine and Georges Batailles, and who wants to hang out with those guys talking about bringing down the system from the inside. Not me! So anyway here's a picture of a woman who looks really horrendous, wearing them in a scary and awful way and sorry I know you work for Vogue but like.. smile for once jeez, sneering is SO.OVER.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
CAN YOU GUESS WHO INSPIRED THIS LOOK?!?!?! I could only find my red socks so I coloured them in on Paint and now they look furry which is way better. From bottom to top : Topshop Unique shoes, AA socks, Hobbs NW3 skirt, Zara belt, 2nd hand T-shirt, Topshop top (underneath), Reiss Jacket. I don't know if I would ever actually wear this, but it's my first effort at AW and it's not bad! P.S American Apparel may flop in most areas including unpaid lunch breaks and overpriced t-shirts, but their cable knit long socks are the best/longest/strongest and as far as I can remember pretty reasonably priced too. Go forth!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The blow dry is back but with a hangover. Long silky hair with a thin layer of grime, NY grunge finally comes to London in a good way.
Cashmere. Never went out really, but now it's thicker, heavier and way more expensive (possible? How?). Tobacco, coffee and sand shades are the best, think young Italian honeytrap, or all american eighties pin-up dipped in caramel. Whichever way you wear it, please steer clear of a camel cape or an aviator jacket, the new Balmain jacket/Mcqueen Alien shoe. Boring.
Long skirts, and that is long skirts, NOT maxi dresses. They should be as garish as you can get them, thick basically metallic silk crumpling down like crisp packets from underneath a little stretched out knit jumper. This is a really refreshing way to mix smart and casual, although in practice it does seem to always err a little more on casual. Not quite sure how successfully this look will translate into real life, so pick your event wisely. Something outside probably, without any guys around you're trying to date. Guys are really freaked out by long skirts?
Lace is a big trend, apparently. But that's so boring Chrisopher Bailey. Short tight green lace spells N.O F.U.N.
I don't know what I'm going to be wearing this Autumn but it will probably be what I wore in summer with tights and lipstick and a frown. Actually after Proenza Schouler schooled me in the joys of thigh high socks, lets forget the tights. So there it is, wear whatever you want but make it more slutty. Good. Next.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Today we went to Glyndebourne to see The Rake's Progress which is an opera written by Stravinsky in 1951, W.H Auden wrote the English libretto and this production was designed by David Hockney in 1975. It was pretty amazing. And I made a pavlova! The whole festival thing is quite smart so I tried to channel Marc Jacobs/Louis V by doing long skirt and short knitted jumped, however my Grandma totally out fashioned me and wore a kimono like it was no big thing. She even put her opera notes in the sleeve so she wouldnt lose them. I can but hope one day I'll do the same. My brother takes great photos..!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
FIERCE GIRL WORK IT HOT NEW MODEL BAMBI WOAH SEXY. Oh wait sorry you're about to die. Does this really qualify as a fashion photoshoot, it doesn't make me want to buy stuff it makes me want to puke. And then eat. Not the other way around luckily. I mean I apologize for using the horrendous term 'heroin chic' but this is like another level.. hospital bed chic.. Mentally unstable chic.. Homeless and up for it chic. I swear her eyes are going like "give me a mcmuffin".You keep your photoshoots I'll keep my arm tissue thanks y'all.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
The dress is old Karen Millen from, well you know where but yeah charidee babes, it was £15, but totally worth the bump. The cardigan is Hobbs NW3, and shoes are EBAY. This one is a bit more Sabrina the teenage witch meets your primary school maths teacher. All good.
Dress from Markus Lupfer, Blue velvet wizard coat thing from HIGHBURY CORNER YEAH £7. It is size 14 though and I had to pull shoulder pads out. I'm gonna try and do some niftiness with a needle later, wish me luck or byebye wizard coat...
The Highbury Corner cancer research charity shop is completely insanely amazing. I found black crochet high waisted flares for £1.50, with a matching black belly top for £1, are you on your way yet? No? Okay well flares aside, I've compiled a few outfits - I dunno about the format, there's a bit of layering so I did it all in stages. Also the coat hanger's kinda bulimic so obviously imagine curves where curves should be (BE KIND). I guess I'll do it in seperate posts to stop it looking weird? Oh I dunno, boring. Anyway this black dress I got yesterday on my way home through Highbury Corner, where else. It was £5, originally from Morgan, and totally FEMBOT/Christopher Kane/Jodie Marsh. I wore it to the pub yesterday with an American Apparel grey shirt and my new favourite ever massive grey knit from Cos which was only £45 (!!!!!!!!). I dig Cos in a big way. Shoe wise I went for the classic See By Chloe boots, gingerly toeing the line between Camden hussy (we were on Parkway) and early 00's teen movie icon. FLUFFY!
The blogosphere's going mad for the See By Chloe A/W 2011 lookbook, I think the model's famous or like, cult, or whatever people think about models which seems pretty dumb but fine. Still, apart from the OH GAD LOOK IT'S FRIDA SHE'S SO AWESOME OMG SO AWESOME, the clothes are refreshingly demure, smart, totally wearable, and really quite cool, which for See By Chloe is pretty shocking. Anyone who ventures further into the 3rd floor of Selfridges than walking round the LK Bennett bit to get to the other 'up' escalator (guilty) will probably be aware of SBC's proximity to all things "younger, trendier and cheaper" (and wack) aka MCQ, Vanessa Bruno Athe etc etc boring. In fact, I say 'proximity to', I rather mean 'definition of' the crap spin off lines which are basically 95% high street and 5% cashmere, with a price tag not to be scoffed at. See By Chloe was boxy, bright, starchy, and reeked of mid-life crises. I don't think I've EVER seen a young person wearing a See By Chloe shapeless sack dress or vile t-shirt with some hideous illustrated cat bleeding faux pencil across the front. Obviously you'll find the odd gem, and they always feel so much more special because they emerged from gold lame high neck mini dresses and thick short white button ups. This collection however, in it's Mulberry colours and Margeret Howell shapes, is not just a gem, it's a massive, grey, fist-sized, career hemorrhaging, headline inducing BLOOD DIAMOND.