Friday, January 28, 2011
Purple fringed desert boots I got in sale from Clarks last year? OVERKILL ON A SHOE DOES NOT EXIST OKAY. They are back, with a serious vengeance. Well for the time being until it starts raining again. They're just so exciting and flippy when you walk- what a total HOOT!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Phillip Lim shunned New York in favour of Paris for his menswear show this year and I'm pretty sure it was because he knew he was on to a winner. Slick suits and neutral colours harked back to his 2010 collection but while last year was a little fussy, Lim's pared down styling this year lets the tailoring speak for itself. Gone are the zebra print ponchos and leather onesies and in their place Patrick Bateman three pieces reign supreme. Although obviously never one to bore, Lim swaps the waistcoat for a leather jacket and, more importantly, has championed the smartest tracksuit EVER. This guy is a total genius.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
You didn't seriously think I'd forgotten about my two fave guys did you? Proenza Schouler blew everyone elses Pre-Fall collections out of the water with their super trippy pyjama party masterpiece. The prints, the colours, the shorts, the zip on the coat (hey um Burberry that's how you do it.. Just saying), teeny weeny collars and jackets that look like cast offs from an arabian royal all combine into a big beautiful dream. These guys are what make me love fashion, can't wait to see A/W 11.
If you haven't just won a couple mill on a scratch card or happen to be attempting to save your student loan for a trip to NY in February I would seriously advise you to steer clear of Liberties and Vivienne Westwood. Grumble. Stella Mccartney/Antipodium/Proenza Schouler droooool/Viv West.
Mens fashion week was unsurprisingly the perfect place for the fash pack to demonstrate the SS11 way to wear colour. Loudly. I don't know about you but I'm completely overwhelmed with love for the candy pink- February 14th eat your heart out. Plus how adorable/edible is that little cutie with her dad. Sucre.. All pics by Tommy Ton.
Check out the new video up on Vice Style. Hottest models ever. I'm feeling the Doc Martens in bed, that's a seriously strong look. Helps if your legs are beanpoles mind... Also knitted high waisted knickers, not very practical but like totally perfect for crying and hitting the wall and being insanely beautiful in an old country house. If I could have my own personal violinist (I'm looking at you Gillian) to follow me round while I jumped about on my bed and tried to climb out of my window (not a great idea in Shoreditch) maybe I'd live the dream like these total babes. Until then.. Sigh.. I guess I'll just have to play this on repeat for a while.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I totally bought a new pair of trousers the other day, which is like actually quite a big step for me because buying stuff is stressful and DIFFICULT. I'm worried they're a bit Balmain when I was going for Karen Walker but I guess it's all about the styling (is it?). Anyway they're from Zara and they're black which is not great because I already feel a bit like an extra from Phone Shop, but they're like suuuuuuuper super tight (it helps that I bought an XS- OUCH) and kindof high waisted and then they kick out a tiny bit at the end. They're so tight that I can't breathe or eat but on the plus side they make me feel really mean and slinky like Anna Nicole Smith crashing her own funeral with a hipflask full of gin and a crucifix full of cocaine (cruel intentions anyone?). So I've been wondering what the best thing to wear with trousers is, normally I go for a big baggy t-shirt or something but now I'm considering the effect of a short sleeved shirt. Probably quite appropriate really, possibly even with a smudge of lipstick and french plaited pigtails. Lolita? A style icon? Um.. Duh..
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Celine's Resort 2011 collection is completely maddeningly beautiful. I would lose the weird metal choker but the soft boyish confidence these clothes give off is way inspiring. I would totally wear them with Air Max '95 Jamaicas and kick Usain Bolt's ass all the way to the finish line.
I've fallen so hard for these Penelope Chilvers Cubana boots, they're kindof space-age mod falls into the dressing up box before a primary school nativity play. Or something. And Hugh Hefner would be playing Jesus.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I don't shop in Topshop anymore, my brother told me not to after all the tax evasion scandalz stuff and made me feel bad about it and then I kindof thought it might be a fun challenge to just completely avoid Topshop and try a bit harder to find affordable stuff. Plus everything in Topshop is just so well, boring. Even the nicest things are produced in such sickening abundance that the minute you see the waitress in the coffee shop on Shoreditch Highstreet wearing your shirt you know you can never wear it ever ever again. Disappointing. So buhbye to you, although I do miss your selection of trousers, they're really hard to find on the high street. But I don't really feel like resigning my shiny new student loan to Mr Moneybags Philip Green's endless stash of cash so for now it's LATERZ TOPSHOP. Anyway if I hadn't decided that I would totally have bought this skirt from Boutique and worn it with these Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots. SPARKLY!
Me and Danny went for a super posh dinner last night at this place in Soho called Gauthier and had scallops and caviar and venison and beetroot and ricotta gnocchi and it was like not a joke the best meal I've ever had. Plus Danny got sozzled on dessert wine and fell over on his way to the bathroom and also developed a really breathy belly laugh which had me in total hysterics the entire evening. The wait staff didn't know what hit them. They missed some of our drinks off the bill too which was a major benefit. So anyway I had to dress up all smart so I begged and borrowed Angelica's Alexander Wang shirt and Gillian's black pleated Zara skirt and then wore a cashmere hooded cardigan thing (hello face!) and those crazy £4 platforms from ebay. I didn't fall over once! And my heels were WAY higher than Danny's. Amateur. Also I just posted my outfit from today because it's on my camera and I might as well. Secondhand shirt, Sandro top, Topshop trousers and DM boots. WOOO so nearly the weekend, I have to do a massive essay due tomorrow starting right now so no more blogging. Big love X
The shoot from the Parliament square protest went up on Vice a couple days ago, check me out getting cheeky with a copper. I want that Lavenham coat sooooo bad. Apart from that and the unseen MCQ jacket, I'm just wearing the outfit I turned up in to the office. THAT IS SOME LAZY STYLIN. JKJKJK. Check the rest of the girls out HERE. <3 to Sam obvy.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Okay, we all know the drill 'NEW YEAR - NEW YOU'. Now is the time we polish off the last of our Christmas chocs, recycle the chinese food cartons and begin to look with fear at what used to be a wardrobe and is now a huge terrifying pile of clothes in the corner of the room (oh who am I kidding, exploding all over the floor). The final balloons have been popped and it's time to dust off those organisers and get back to work. Except, well, that's all very easy to say as I sit in bed having just eaten two red velvet cupcakes *drool*, and yesterday's pizza, but the truth is the New Year is really a bit of a bother. Having just binged on camembert and pancetta for a month, nobody wants to be standing in front of a mirror squeezing into all the things you know don't suit you but you keep anyway but you don't know why you keep them, and it's probably because they were quite expensive, but oh the colours are all wrong, and just oh GOD pass me another cupcake! Nor really is there much allure from the scavenged sale racks standing forlornly in the middle of Liberties filled with ugly dresses in big sizes and bucket loads of tacky chiffon oversize shirts. Shouldn't we all just wear tracksuits for a month? I mean it's cold and dismal and there's nothing to look forward to until ahem, *click and load*, Valentines day.. Shudder.. Why don't we just do ourselves a favour and give up the game, I mean I've already got a boyfriend and I'm sure he'd love it if I didn't constantly whinge about having nothing to wear while simultaneously chucking item after godamn item out of the cupboards and onto the floor. Now, I have a sneaking suspicion as to what's really going on. The reason everything is "too tight", "too floaty", "too Topshop", "SO STUPID", is not because you were drunk when you bought them (well maybe some but certainly not everything it's just not practical) but because we're all just feeling a bit rotten. Santa's gone and left us with crumbs all over the floor and a generous portion of his belly. My advice to, well, myself really, and anybody else feeling equally disheartened, is to rifle through and pick out five or six plain and trustworthy items. By plain that is not an instruction to slip into wet look leggings and a white vest. We are not talking Cheryl Cole off duty, nor are we trying to look hawt. Think trousers, loose cardigans, jumpers over shirts, knee length pleated skirts and maybe a peep of ankle between leggings and school shoes. Keep your patterns on hold until the weather begins to warm up, and stick to muted tones, fresh faced make-up (if you have to at all), and roughly dried hair which should keep you looking smart and relaxed. For the really dedicated/bored/workshy among us, get a bag and pull out everything that makes you cringe a bit when you look at it, tuck it away and re-descover it later on. Just remember, it's not the outfit that makes you, it's you that makes the outfit, and with that almost unbelievably embarrassing cliche, I'll love you and leave you. Good luck!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
3.1 Phillip Lim showed some of the ugliest shoes/wraparound trousers I think I've ever seen in their Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Okay sure they're no gladiator sandal but they've somehow managed to design hooves, I mean the poor girl looks like she should be hanging around Hackney Farm. Also is that a mildly plus size model? PL I applaud you but, um, target audience? New York's best PR ladeez will almost certainly be throwing up into their soy milk and muesli as we speak. Anyway despite the majorly unflattering shapes, the colour scheme is as per usual pretty swoon-worthy, and looks like it would be well accompanied by a bunch of flowers and a summer rainstorm (not on the blow-dry mind). I am also way bowled over by the grey tracksuit/sheer sleeved jacket. Um. Perfect?! Smart/casual. BOOM.