Wednesday, 31 October 2012

the eye has to travel

One chilly Saturday when Lol and I were feeling jaded with the London party scene, we took our danced out feet off to one of our favourite spots: The Curzon Mayfair. Armed with cosy snacks of the sweet and salty variety we went to watch one of our beloved fashion documentaries. The Eye has to Travel is the story of Diana Vreeland, my new favourite Grande-Dame of fashion since Grace Coddington. Similar to Grace Coddington, Vreeland had a wonderful creative eye and was responsible for many legendary fashion spreads. An incredibly larger than life character bursting with humor and charm, her interviews were laugh-out-loud funny but also interspersed with incredible original footage and some very famous talking heads. Born in Belle Epoque Paris, she lived through some of the most glamorous stylish eras in all of the worlds most fashion forward cities. She started her career as a columnist at Harper's Bazaar and went on to become editor-in-chief at Vogue. Vreeland reinvented herself as this darling of the fashion crowd and had a huge celebrity following which went from fashion to Hollywood. Full off beautiful imagery and witty one-liners the film is a must see and a reminder of all the fabulous people and trends in past decades!

Monday, 29 October 2012

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRING THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THIIIIIIIIINGS. So Santa baby if you're reading blogs these days and feeling generous....

Celine mini Boston luggage

Isabel Marant Blackson boot

Miu Miu 10ns in black

Acne Rita leather flight jacket with detachable fur

Friday, 19 October 2012

Haute Halloweeeeeeen

If I was a Rich Girl lalalalalalalalala - I would be getting my gothic on with these dreamy designer pieces for the spooky season!
black leather trimmed cape by Yves Saint Laurent £2060

My dream LBD: Nelcie dress by Isabel Marant £2120

Raj boot by Alexander McQueen £1470

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

rolling stone

I got you, ooooo
Baby I got you, ooooo
Until you're used to my face
And my mystery fades
I got you
So baby love me
Before they all love me
Until you won’t love me
Because they all left me
I’ll be different
I think I’ll be different
I hope I’m not different
And I hope you’ll still listen
But until then
Baby I got you
I got you
Girl I still got you
I got you

Monday, 15 October 2012

outfit inspiration

Poppy Delevigne @Matthew Williamson with heidi hair, embroidered blouse, ripped denim and killer shoes

Olivia Palermo @Matthew Williamson in a cosy marl tee, tiered rara skirt and pointed courts

Nikki Reed on the street in sunshine yellow with perfectly tousled sun-kissed hair

Jessica Hart does summer in the city perfectly with plaited hair, leopard print, leather runner shorts and simple sandals.

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.



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.

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